This ABC News report describes what is occurring to the habitats of the orangutan, due to increased palm oil usage. This article describes which 20 companies, that provide snack food, are the largest contributors to the problem. Students, check your wrappers to look for palm oil or vegetable oil to see if your snacks are […]
Photo Credit: Dr. Skateboard (Bill Robertson) & Edutopia Dr. Skateboard uses his passion for physics and his love of skateboarding to help connect the two for young people. Check out his short video. Photo credit: Action Science Fundamentals of Motion Photo credit: Action Science Speed and Velocity Forces Newton’s 1st Law Newton’s 2nd Law Newton’s […]
Photo credit: National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation has created a series of short videos to explain Newton’s Laws of Motion, using NFL football to explain the concepts. Newton’s 1st Law Newton’s 2nd Law Newton’s 3rd Law
Photo credit: BrainPOP Guts & Bolts is a game that helps students think about how the body systems work. This includes the circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory system and others. Save
Photo credit: Veritasium What is a Force? is Photo credit: Veritasium Disclaimer: Gravity draws two objects together. We are pulled towards the surface of Earth more dramatically because our mass is smaller than the Earth’s. Inside the body, there are atomic forces at work holding together one’s atoms.
Photo credit: Manhattan Beach Unified School District The Observing Human Traits Lab is a great activity that provides students a way to make observations about genetic traits, collect data, and to look for patterns to determine which traits might be dominant or recessive. Disclaimer: As scientists gain more insights, we are learning that some observable […]
Photo credit: Philosophical Chairs is an excellent strategy to use to structure a classroom discussion. To review the ground rules, see the video above. Some topics for discussion, that are focused on genetics, are listed below: Should we grow GM crops? Should we create babies by design?
Photo credit: momondo.com Momondo is a travel search site that believes that travel broadens people’s minds by expanding their experiences. Ultimately, they hope that people will travel more as they find that the differences of others are a source of inspiration rather than intolerance and prejudice. To help humanity tear down barriers, and to bridge […]
Photo credit: TestTubeGames The Electric Shocktopus is a game that features an electrically charges octopus, who needs to use its understanding of how charges interact, in order to solve challenges. Save Save
Photo credit: TeachMe, Inc. Math Buzz is a fun game for practicing pre-k to 8th grade math skills like arithmetic (adding, subtracting, dividing, & multiplication), estimating, fractions, decimals, pre-algebra, and algebra. Disclaimer: The artwork makes it look like this game is for a young audience, but the 8th grade math problems are challenging for those […]