Tour of the Basics
In this biology website, students examine what DNA is and how it supports your heart beat. Then they identify and describe what a gene and a chromosome are and how they function in the body.
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New Review The Sun Compass of the Vikings
Evidence shows the Vikings likely navigated by using a simple sundial to find their course. Videos, a short story, and discussion help bring this time period to life as they study European history with a hands-on experiment. Scholars...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Blood – There Will Be Blood (Part 2)
Since 2004, blood doping in cycling has dropped by 50 percent. The video opens with a narration about blood doping and then focuses on the structure of blood and how its parts work to keep the body alive. Classes learn about the...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Above-Ground Storage Tank Design Project
The challenge: determine whether a tank will float. A design activity has groups work as engineering teams in order to determine the stability of given tanks and liquid contents. The teams need to determine the equations to calculate the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Life on Mars: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Using NASA's planet fact sheets, collaborative groups discuss what the basic needs are for a human to survive, and how likely he would be to survive on another planet. Assign each group a different planet and have them compare its...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable