Science: Build An Animal
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Tenth graders gain an understanding of how individual organisms adapt and relate to an environment. By picking a real biome and environment, the "animal" that students create needs to match all of its life systems to a particular area.
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New Review How An Igloo Keeps You Warm
The idea of staying warm by surrounding yourself with ice confuses many—but it works! An informative video explains the science behind this as part of a larger playlist. It details the inspiration from animal shelters and how people make...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Can the Frog Apocalypse be Stopped by a New "Vaccine"?
Thanks to chytrid fungus, the list of endangered and extinct amphibians has grown by around 200 species. The video details how the fungus attacks frogs, specifically the yellow-legged mountain frogs in California. It then offers hope...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Buildings Fall in Earthquakes?
There are few natural phenomena as startling as an earthquake, and depending on the building you're in, these experiences can be downright terrifying. Follow along as this video explores the factors that determine how a building reacts...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
What if I said that you can build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative...
7 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Feedback Loops: How Nature Gets Its Rhythms
Explore the role of feedback loops in maintaining nature's delicate balance with this short science video. Introducing the concepts of positive and negative feedback, multiple examples are presented that explore the intricate web of...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cell Membrane Color Sheet and Build a Cell Membrane
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9th - 12th Science
Why Do Honeybees Love Hexagons?
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