Why Do We Build Dams?
Students are introduced to a dam and what a dam does. For this dam lesson, students explore how a dam uses water supply, electricity generation, flood control, recreation, and irrigation in order to control the water.
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Earthquake Building/Shaking Contest
Japan is one of only a handful of countries that constructs buildings that are almost earthquake proof. The 13th lesson in the 20-part series challenges scholars to build structures to test against earthquakes. With limited materials and...
6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Why Can’t I Eat This Fish?
Can turning on the television lead to toxins in the food supply? The lesson offers an opportunity for young scientists to complete guided research. A worksheet lists each question as well as the web page necessary to answer the question....
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Your Knuckles Pop?
Pop! Why does bending your joints in a certain way cause a cracking sound? This fascinating video delves into the synovial fluid and "bubbles" that exist in your in the space between stretched out joints, as well as debunks some popular...
4 mins 5th - 10th 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 Honeybees Love Hexagons?
Float like a butterfly, think like a bee! Build a huge hive, hexagonally! Find out the reason that hexagons are the most efficient storage shape for the honeybees' honeycombs. This neat little video would be a sweet addition to your life...
4 mins 6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Why Is Biodiversity So Important?
There are millions of plant and animal species on the planet, but why do we need so many? Follow along with this short video as it explains how biodiversity helps strengthen ecosystems, allowing them to adapt to change so that life...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable