Women in Science
High schoolers examine obstacles faced by women throughout the world. They gather ask-an-expert websites, propose leading questions, and communicate with real female scientists.
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On the Verge of Displacement
By having scholars tackle this interdisciplinary lesson, they'll see how social studies and environmental science are related as they explore the impact that the construction of a dam will have on the population and ecosystem of the Omo...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Great Minds: Mary Anning, "The Greatest Fossilist in the World"
How would you feel if you made a scientific discovery and weren't recognized because of your gender? Mary Anning basically founded paleontology, but she could never publish her own discoveries. From discovering how to clean fossils and...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science
Immortal Cells Turn 96
Happy Birthday, Henrietta Lacks! Celebrate August 1, the birthday of one of the most important women in genetics in part 139 of a 143-part video series. The narrator describes the life of Henrietta Lacks, the aggressive form of cancer...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Great Minds: Goodall, Fossey and Galdikas
How far would you go to defend another species? Would you give up your child or even fight to the death? The video focuses on the work of three women, Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas. All three worked with different...
12 mins 9th - 12th Science
Science Can Answer Moral Questions
Can questions of morality, good and evil, right and wrong, and/or what is worth living and dying for...be answered by science? Author Sam Harris presents a strong case for the need for a universal conception of human values. He argues...
24 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Surprising Science of Happiness
Take a close look at the ways humans work to achieve and increase happiness. Cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff offers a wide range of statistics and findings on the science behind happiness, including cultural dispositions, biological...
14 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable