Whose Bud Are You?
Learners visit an orchard and examine tree branches. They discover the buds on the branches looking for signs of life. They share their observations in their journals and with their classmates.
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What Percentage of Your Brain Do You Use?
Have you heard that humans only use about 10 percent of their brains? Well, don't believe it! After describing the tremendous amount of energy needed to power our 86 billion densely packed neurons, the narrator also explains how our...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science
How Does Work...Work?
What makes a clock tick or a bulb light up? The concept of work is explained to a backdrop of clever animation. Physics fans learn that the amount of work equals the product of the force and distance, and that the rate equals the amount...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Genius of Mendeleev's Periodic Table
The author-narrator refers to the periodic table of elements as a "massive slab of human genius," then goes on to explain Mendeleev's development of this foundational chemistry tool. Why was his version so much better than others that...
4 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Did Dogs Teach Humans About Diabetes? diseases
For thousands of years people recognized the symptoms of diabetes, but it wasn't until the early twentieth century that a treatment was finally discovered. This video explores the Nobel Prize winning scientists' whose work with canines...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Buds on Trees Survive the Cold (and Related Mysteries)
Students solve a science mystery. In this biology lesson plan, students see how the delicate tissues of a tree bud are insulated so that they can survive the winter and learn how to determine the age of a branches and twigs.
2nd - 6th Science