Stellar Discoveries That Are Out of This World
Students hear of the recent discovery of a group of planets orbiting the star Upsilon Andromedae. Each student create a page about an element of the universe,
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Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Heat Transfer and Cooling
Astronauts train underwater to simulate the change in gravity. An out-of-this-world unit includes three hands-on activities, one teacher demonstration, and a discussion related to some of the challenges astronauts face. Scholars apply...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Accidental Discoveries That Changed The World
When they run out of lemons, scientists study lemonade! Many scientific discoveries came from dead-end experiments. The episode of the ACS Reactions series shows how scientists make many discoveries by accident. The highlight of the...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Biggest Thing That Ever Flew
Imagine a reptile the size of a giraffe that flies across oceans. This reptile, quetzalcoatlus, existed, and scientists continue to learn more about this fascinating creature. The video, part of the Eons series, explains where the...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
8 Creepy Animals That Are Actually Harmless
Did you know there's a lizard that shoots blood out of its eyes? This video explores animals whose appearance or behavior is frightening. Despite this, scholars see these characteristics are actually essentially harmless adaptations that...
9 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Hidden Worlds within Natural History Museams
Behind the closed doors of natural history museums lies a hidden world of scientific research and discovery that goes unseen for visitors. Follow along as this short video explores different scientific mysteries that have been solved...
4 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Not all Scientific Studies are Created Equal
Sample size and controls are features of the scientific inquiry process that are discussed in this quick-paced quip. A comparison is made between randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Terms such as placebo, cohort,...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science
Why Are Some People Left-Handed?
Despite what some may think, being right- or left-handed isn't a conscious choice people make. Watch this short video to find out exactly what determines a person's dominant hand, and how the cooperative and competitive nature of humans...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable