Why Do Atoms Combine?
In this atom instructional activity, students will complete 8 fill in the blank statements based on the different parts of an atom. Then students will explain how the arrangement of electrons in an atom is related to the periodic table.
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What Determines and Limits an Atom's Mass?
Provide learners with the tools to further understand nuclear energy and isotopes. Young chemists investigate the components of an atom's nucleus, use symbols to represent various isotope forms, and use the percent abundance of an atom's...
7th - 12th Science
Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue?
Air is clear, so why do we see the sky as blue? The video explains the way light waves travel through the air and the result of our perceptions. It uses simple diagrams and illustrations to reinforce the variety of colors present versus...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
That's Why Carbon Is A Tramp
Carbon bonds with one, two, or three atoms in order to gain four electrons and fill its outer shell. Here is a video that explores the chemistry aspects of biology through the lens of carbon. A review of Lewis dot structures begins the...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
2012 Nobel Prize: How Do We See Light?
A most ingenious paradox! Through animation, the video describes the question answered by the 2012 Nobel prize winners: how do we see light? The narrator guides learners through the difficult process of measuring photons without actually...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science
Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans?
Is it true that larger animals have longer lifespans than smaller animals? Does an animal's habitat help shape the length of its life? And does the ability to adapt and evolve allow living things to expand their lifespans? Watch a video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable