Seeing the Invisible
Students observe tulip, pretending they can only see green flower parts, discuss how only seeing parts leads to incomplete and inaccurate understanding, and explore light from the sun that is invisible.
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Sensing the Invisible: The Herschel Experiment
The electromagnetic spectrum includes everything from very powerful gamma rays (which are used to treat cancer) to much weaker radio waves (which include microwaves). Through a hands-on activity, scholars explore the temperature...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Bees Can See the Invisible
What do bees use to get rid of tangles? A honey-comb! The video focuses on how bees instinctively find flowers — their eyes view the world differently than ours. They also seem to be guided by electric charges because the bees have a...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Dark Matter: The Matter We Can't See
It's looking like the dark side is bigger than we thought! Physicists speculate that perhaps 96% of the universe consists of invisible dark matter and dark energy, while only 4% is what we can view with the aided eye. This flabbergasting...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Describing the Invisible Properties of Gas
How can something we can't see be so powerful? Gas molecules make an impact! This video explains their properties: 1. Gas particles always move in a straight line. 2. They are too small to occupy any volume individually. 3. When gas...
3 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Surprising (And Invisible) Signatures of Sea Creatures
Airplanes resulted from observations of birds flying. What inventions could be inspired by watching sea creatures move? Viewers are challenged to consider how bio-observation might lead them to design something to overcome a challenge in...
7 mins 7th - 12th Science
Sensing the Invisible, The Herschel Experiment
Students discuss sunlight and rainbows. They view a picture of the visible light spectrum and discuss the differences in wave length for each color. Students discuss other differences in colors we see when using a prism. They discuss...
5th - 8th Science