Summer: Getting the Bugs Out
Young scholars study biodiversity while examining insects. They research insects that already exist and how they adapt to their environment.
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Ice Cores: Modeling Ice Sheets
Ice cores provide scientists with knowledge of historic melt layers, air temperatures, greenhouse gases, and climate stability. Scholars work in groups to build layers representing snow and ice over thousands of years. Then, groups...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Meet the Dust Mites, Tiny Roommates That Feast on Your Skin
Don't bug out, but around 100 different animals live in your home with you! The video details how they arrived, what they want, and why they are thriving. Most are harmless, but some cause illnesses in ways you might not expect.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The 3 Coolest Things Built By Bugs
What can we learn about architecture from bugs? Turns out a great deal. A video covers three brilliant structures designed and created by bugs. It begins with the honeycomb with perfect hexagons. Next, it covers termite mounds on a much...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science
Understanding the Concept of Standard Deviation
It's getting hot out there! The last installment of an 11-part Math in Science video series, standard deviation and normal distributions to analyze data. Viewers learn how to apply this method to temperature data from past decades to...
4 mins 9th - 12th Math
Inside the World of Fire Ants!
Did you know that fire ant colonies are seen as small mounds on the surface of Earth but underground, tunnels can extend as far as 25 feet away? Viewers learn about the unique history of fire ants, from the pain of their sting to their...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
It's (Not) Just a Bug: Simulating Invasive Insect Predation on a Plant Population
Students reflect on challenges that face farmers in cultivating crops, including insects. They then simulate how crops are affected by native and non-native insect populations and the options farmers have to protect their crops. Finally,...
6th - 12th Science