Science Working in Business and Industry
Students examine the science applications found in business and industry. In this research instructional activity, students obtain annual reports from major businesses or industries to compare and contrast the science applications found...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Discovering Life Below the Sea Floor: An Introduction to How Science Works and the Science Flowchart
What is science and does it always look like the scientific method? The lesson follows a scientist as she conducts research to determine if she is doing science. It highlights the importance of creativity, invention, and collaboration...
6th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Climate Change and Nature's Role in Creating Resilience
They say you can't control the weather — but maybe we can! A two-week unit explores climate change, humans' role in it, and nature's adaptation due to climate change. Learners research each topic with a focus on local and state information.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Can Explosions Work in Space?
Would an evil mastermind trying to take over the universe use explosives in space? A video that is part of a larger series approaches this question with physics of course! She explains the role of the atmosphere, the properties of waves,...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How Does a Quantum Computer Work?
Did you know quantum computers aren't always faster than classical computers? See why this is in a video installment that discusses the way quantum computers work. It explains the applications of quantum computing as well as the...
7 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Does Work...Work?
What makes a clock tick or a bulb light up? The concept of work is explained to a backdrop of clever animation. Physics fans learn that the amount of work equals the product of the force and distance, and that the rate equals the amount...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!
7th - 12th Science
New Review How Does the Immune System Work?
The human immune system doesn't always prevent us from getting sick, so what is it doing? Young scientists watch a short video explaining what the immune system is and how it works. Then, they answer eight questions to prepare for an...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Science Can Answer Moral Questions
Can questions of morality, good and evil, right and wrong, and/or what is worth living and dying for...be answered by science? Author Sam Harris presents a strong case for the need for a universal conception of human values. He argues...
24 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable