Students explore how the heart pumps blood through its valves. They observe fluid moving through a one-way valve and build a model of a valve. in addition, they explore biotechnology design.
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The Power of One - Math in a Different Angle
In this 2-day lesson focused on exponents, middle schoolers will cross the curriculum by engaging in science, history and language arts activities. Exponential growth will be explored using grains of rice on a chess board. Exponential...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 1
Is your current lesson plan for salt and freshwater literacy leaving you high and dry? If so, dive into part one of a seven-part series that explores the physical features of Earth's salt and freshwater sources. Junior hydrologists...
3rd - 12th Science
Stories of Painkiller Addiction: The Cycle of Addiction
Drug addiction, including prescription drug addiction, begins with a reason that's different for every user. High schoolers learn more about the reasons people begin abusing drugs with a set of videos and worksheets that discuss four...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Tidal Locking—Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon?
Turn to the dark side ... of the moon, that is! Young space explorers learn why the dark side of the moon is never visible here on Earth in an animated video. The resource shows how the moon formed, its dizzying early orbiting pattern,...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Strange Case of the Buzzsaw Jaws
Shark teeth in Idaho, China, and Russia confused scientists for hundreds of years. A spiral of sharp teeth presented the first clue, but where would they even go on a shark? Learn more about the strange case in a video that is part of a...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Two Bats and a Spider
What creatures lurk in the rainforest at night? Meet three of them in one short video. Part of a playlist exploring mammals, the video presents a look at night research in the Amazon. Scientists locate and photograph two bat species and...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
These Lizards Have Been Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors for 15 Million Years
Most species use one way of attracting a mate, whether through physical displays, alluring sounds, or aggression. The side-blotched lizards use three different ways, providing balance to their ecosystem. While the males use their own...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Three: The Earth, Movement in Space
If you feel like you're standing still, you're wrong! The Earth is constantly rotating and orbiting under our feet. Demonstrate the Earth's movement within the solar system with a collaborative activity. With a candle or lamp in the...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable