Show What You Know!
Students prepare a final project that demonstrate their understanding of the major concepts of Musical Plates.
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You Are What You Eat: Testing for Organic Compounds in Foods
We have all heard that we are what you eat, but what are we eating? An informative lesson opens with a discussion of the foods pupils have recently eaten. Then, young scientists perform four experiments on seven different foods to...
8th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Pre-Assessment Activity: What Do You Know About Microbes?
In an introductory lesson, youngsters take a pre-assessment quiz, get a grasp of a gram of mass, and then estimate the mass of microorganisms that live within a human body. Using Glo Germ™, a material that allows you to simulate the...
5th - 8th Science
Poison vs. Venom: What's the Difference?
Did you know that poison and venom are not the same? Both are toxic, but poison must be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed, while venom must be injected into a wound. The narrator explains that some toxic compounds may be used for good, as...
4 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What We Know (and Don't Know) about Ebola
Most people know that Ebola is a deadly virus that they want to avoid, but understand very little about the disease itself. This short video hopes to change that by explaining how the virus affects the body, the symptoms it causes, and...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Surprising Reason You Feel Awful When You're Sick
You know that feeling you get when the flu comes along? Achy muscles, sore throat, and fever are just a few of the body's responses to a virus or infection. Watch the video to discover what is really happening to make your body feel the...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Science of Macaroni Salad: What's in a Molecule?
After showing they quick-paced featurette on the breaking of bonds, hold a discussion using the accompanying Think questions. Complex molecules are broken down into smaller molecules during digestion. There are six main molecules that...
3 mins 4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Life Cycle of a T-Shirt
Did you know that 2,700 liters of water are required to produce just one t-shirt? Or that cotton uses more insecticides and pesticides than any other crop? An engaging video traces the cycle of t-shirt production from cotton bolls to the...
6 mins 3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable