Young scholars visit MainFunction every Friday for a Reality Check. Students discuss questions or complete an activity about real-world topics.
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Next Generation Spacecraft—Orion
What is the cross-sectional area of the Orion spacecraft? Groups work together to estimate the area of a cross section of the Orion spacecraft by first counting the number of grids a scale drawing covers. Pupils also employ a method...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Should You Go to Mars? Ft. Bill Nye
Would you move to Mars? A video discussion explores the realities of traveling and living on Mars. Characteristics of the planet, its orbit, and revolutions provide key facts to help you make your decision.
10 mins 9th - Higher Ed 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