Pass the Energy Please
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Students trace the flow of energy through the aquatic ecosystem. They discuss important players at the top of the energy pyramid, why energy lessens as moves between feeding levels and what role the sun plays in the ecosystem.
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Activity 1: Please Pass the Energy, Food Webs in the Upper Ocean and Hydrothermal Vent Communities
Middle schoolers create food webs for two different ocean communities. They are given cards showing organisms from the surface of the ocean. They arrange them in order of who eats whom. After this class activity, students create a food...
6th - 8th Science
Passing Gases: Effusion, Diffusion and the Velocity of a Gas
We know that gases move throughout and out of our bodies, but why? And how? Learn about gas movement by analyzing rates of effusion. Additionally, watch an interesting precipitate reaction using gases to apply effusion, diffusion, and...
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity
What do dipoles say in passing? Have you got a moment? Videos begin with ionization energy, then move on to covalent bonds, polar-covalent bonds, and ionic bonds. After a discussion of dipole moments, a video quiz reviews the material....
1 min 9th - Higher Ed Science
Transparent Solar Panels?!
Coming soon to a windowpane near you, a solar panel you can see through! Science scholars discover new solar technology in a short video. The narrator compares the dark, traditional solar panel with the recently developed clear version...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Kinetics: Chemistry's Demolition Derby
Make kinetics interesting with a video that compares kinetics to a demolition derby. The presentation information about collisions, activation energy, writing rate laws, equilibrium expressions, reaction mechanisms, and rate-determining...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science
Entropy: Embrace the Chaos!
Chemistry makes it seem that everything has its place and behaves according to different laws. Not always true! Disorder and chaos can and do happen in chemistry; scientists call this disorder entropy. Learn about entropy and its...
14 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable