Nature Through the Eyes of Generations
Students compare the state of nature today verses the past. They describe photos with their opinions and create stories that could possibly accompany the photo. They are encouraged to think more of the environment and how to protect it.
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The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Natural Selection and the Owl Butterfly
The lecturer describes how certain characteristics develop. In this case, he discusses eye marking. The impact of environmental factors plays a huge role in the probability of successful reproduction and the fact that favorable genes...
13 mins 10th - 12th Science
What is Natural Selection?
If you carefully observe populations with short life cycles, you can observe natural selection happening. The video explains what natural selection is, how scientists theorized it, and how science proves the concept. It highlights the...
9 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Cameras See That Our Eyes Don't
Cameras are amazing tools that enhance the way we see the world. From capturing time-lapse footage of seeds sprouting or seasons changing, to high-speed photography showing a bullet crashing through its target, cameras allow us to see...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Plant's-Eye View
Why is it important to look at the world from other species' points of view? Author Michael Pollan claims it is a way to reanimate the earth, realize Darwinian insights, and to take the food we need from the earth while healing it in the...
18 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable