Polymers all Over the Place
Students investigate properties of common molecules. In this chemistry lesson, students construct polymer models to gain a better understanding of the properties of polymers.
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Plant Phenology Data Analysis
Beginning in 1851, Thoreau recorded the dates of the first spring blooms in Concord, and this data is helping scientists analyze climate change! The culminating instructional activity in the series of four has pupils graph and analyze...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Big Picture on Biodiversity and Climate Change
Let's leave climate change arguments up to the seasoned scientists. A change in biodiversity due to changing temperature can lead to, what, exactly? Through a series of discussions, activities, and observations, pupils connect climate...
9th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
From DNA to Silly Putty, The Diverse World of Polymers
Polymers make up nearly everything in the world around us; some are naturally occurring, while others are synthetic. Learn about how polymers form, what they are used for, and some of the potential environmental and health dangers of...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Competition Suits
What a thrilling job for an engineer: designing advanced athletic competition suits! Which materials can most reduce friction and drag, and yet still be flexible enough to move with the athlete's body? With attention focused on Shani...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Microbial Jungles All over the Place (And You)
The microbes are gathering, organizing, dividing, reproducing, forming communities, and cooperating. We're surrounded but we can't even see these tricky little organisms. Use this short video to introduce viewers to biofilms and then...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science