Why Do Things Fall?
In this science activity, students complete a paragraph using 15 given terms. For example, "How can a spring be used to measure force?"
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New Review Why Do Raindrops Sometimes Land Gently and Sometimes with a Splat?
A mouse can fall from large heights without injury! Air resistance is a large influence on small falling objects. In an exploratory lesson, young scholars build a raindrop bottle to compare the falling rate of different-sized objects.
6th - 12th Science
New Review Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Discover the scientific explanation of fall leaves! The lesson narrator describes the role of chlorophyll, glucose, and weather in the process of the color-changing process. He adds an overview of carotenoids and flavonoids to explain...
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Why Do Things Taste Sweet?
Our love of sweets can be traced back to our cavemen ancestors! The chemical makeup of sweet foods creates a strong source of energy in our diets. Glucose, sucrose, and fructose all have similar chemical structures that create the tastes...
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do I Feel Lightheaded When I Stand Up?
Hypotension can be caused by a number of things — pregnancy, after eating a full meal of carbs, medications, and even genetics. In the video, the narrator discusses why some people become dizzy or light-headed when they stand up quickly....
2 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Buildings Fall in Earthquakes?
There are few natural phenomena as startling as an earthquake, and depending on the building you're in, these experiences can be downright terrifying. Follow along as this video explores the factors that determine how a building reacts...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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