Science Meets Artistry: The Work of Cai Guo-Qiang
Students study the work of Cai Guo-Qiang. In this pyrotechnics lesson, students study the art of pyrotechnics, paying particular attention to the chemical elements required to create colors in fireworks displays.
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Teacher's Guide to Science Projects
Do you find the idea of having a science fair with all of your students intimidating? Use a guide that provides everything you need to know to make project-based learning manageable. The resource includes options for four different types...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
What if I said that you can build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative...
7 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!
7th - 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
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
Oxidation and Combustion: Chemical Reactions in Fire
Students investigate the art and science of pyrotechnics. For this chemistry and computer lesson, students learn about the chemical basis of fire and structure of fireworks. Students then apply their knowledge in creating virtual...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
How Much Does a Video Weigh?
No question is a silly question! Vsauce is a website that investigates strange questions. Founder and science educator, Michael Stevens, explains the value of the such questions to an audience and demonstrates by working through the...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable