PRIME-TIME PRIMATES:Monkey See Monkey Do
Students explore why primates are so innate in using tools. They are unique organisms in nature because they do this. The students compare how young orangutans use tools versus human children.
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How Do Plate Tectonics and Ocean Currents Affect Global Climate?
What do plate tectonics and ocean currents have to do with global climate? This fourth installment in a six-part series focuses on how plate tectonics and ocean currents affect global climate, both now and in the past, outlines an...
7th - 12th Science
Color Variation over Time in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
A species-specific look at natural selection, the resource herein examines how adaptations have helped the population of rock pocket mice survive in a changing landscape. To begin, middle or high schoolers watch a 10.5 minute video,...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Which Parts Of The Brain Do What?
How did we figure out what parts of the brain are responsible for speaking, walking, and remembering? Young neurologists go back in time to witness the discoveries of Paul Broca, the first physician to conduct experiments to determine...
4 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
The Math Behind Michael Jordan's Legendary Hang Time
As spectacular of an athlete as he was, even Michael Jordan can't beat gravity. Engage young scholars in exploring the science and math behind this hall-of-famer's amazing leaping ability, and see how things would be different on other...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?
Injection, taking a pill, or inhaling are the three main ways to administer a drug. But how do these drugs affect the brain? Watch a video that explains how neurons use neurotransmitters to communicate to one another in the brain.
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Your Knuckles Pop?
Pop! Why does bending your joints in a certain way cause a cracking sound? This fascinating video delves into the synovial fluid and "bubbles" that exist in your in the space between stretched out joints, as well as debunks some popular...
4 mins 5th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable