The Science Behind Phone Systems
Young scholars, in groups, discuss the origin of voice communications. In small groups students research the science behind innovations related to voice communications up through today's satellite systems. They make models or demonstrations.
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Citizen Science to the Rescue!
You don't have to be a scientist or even out of high school to contribute to scientific research. In the 12th lesson in the series of 21, scholars use this opportunity to add to the growing body of scientific knowledge and consider the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Caffeine!! - Bite Sci-zed
Caffeine is a legal stimulant that many people use every day, and some people are even addicted to it...but why? Discover the science behind this everyday drug, including how caffeine acts on the central nervous system, stimulates...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
What if I said that you can build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative...
7 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Math Behind Michael Jordan's Legendary Hang Time
As spectacular of an athlete as he was, even Michael Jordan can't beat gravity. Engage young scholars in exploring the science and math behind this hall-of-famer's amazing leaping ability, and see how things would be different on other...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable