What Turns Seeds On?
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Students design, implement, and report a scientific research project using the scientific method. They explain the experiment and its findings through poster, essay , or other presentation method.
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Seed Dispersal and Plant Migration
There are five methods of seed dispersal. They include gravity, mechanical, animal, water, and air. Scholars study seed dispersal in instructional activity five of the series of six. Through discussions, hands-on analysis of different...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Gall! The Crazy Cribs of Parasitic Wasps
It turns out some wasps have a lot of gall! An engaging video lesson presents parasitism at its finest. Certain species of wasps trick oak trees into creating and maintaining homes for their larva. These homes have the appropriate name...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Colors Were Dinosaurs?
Beauty has no color, so why do scientists care about the color of dinosaurs? New evidence turned the world of dinosaurs colors upside down! From adorable red, fluffy dinosaurs to sharply contrasting black and white, these colors inform...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What's the Difference Between Baking Powder and Baking Soda?
During World War II, there was a shortage of cream of tartar and other baking products, so baking soda was introduced as an alternative. A fascinating video explores how people used to make breads and some takes a look at some of its...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What's Wrong with Our Food System
In this engaging video, 11-year-old Birke Baehr describes what he calls "the dark side of the industrialized food system". Explaining everything from genetically engineered seeds and organisms to Confined Animal Feeding Operations...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Cameras See That Our Eyes Don't
Cameras are amazing tools that enhance the way we see the world. From capturing time-lapse footage of seeds sprouting or seasons changing, to high-speed photography showing a bullet crashing through its target, cameras allow us to see...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable