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Free Falling in Outer Space

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How do satellites orbit the earth? Technically they are free-falling, but missing Earth's surface! Being explained in great detail and with entertaining animation, these concepts are sure to amaze your starling scientists! Another plus...
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Why Can't we See Evidence of Alien Life?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
With so indescribably many stars and planets in existence, certainly we aren't alone in the universe! Or are we? Strangely, we haven't discovered any hints of life beyond Earth. The contradiction, known as the Fermi paradox, is...
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Dark Matter: How Does it Explain a Star's Speed?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Studying spiral galaxies can make your head spin! With this video, find out how astronomers calculate a galaxy's rotational speed, and how the prediction that the outermost stars slow down does not seem to be true. The mystery may be...
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How the Body Works: Ears

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Hear ye, hear ye! Here is a video that comes with an article to read, an interactive quiz, hands-on activities, and worksheets, all about the ear! Chloe and the Nurb take viewers on a virtual tour of the ear, discussing its structure and...
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Wind Tunnel Testing

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
One of the factors that automotive engineers must consider is wind drag. The less wind drag, the more efficient the car will be. They perform many tests in wind tunnels, then refine their designs and test again. Using simple materials,...
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Roller Coaster Mania!

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
Raise the energy level of your physical science class with this exciting hands-on activity. Applying their knowledge of kinetic and potential energy and Newton's laws of motion, young engineers use foam tubing and marbles to create...
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Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on an exploration of the collection of rocks and minerals that we call Earth with an upper-elementary science lesson. Through a series of class discussion and hands-on investigations, students learn about the three...
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The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to one of the ways that technology is benefiting humanity. The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission involves the data collected by nine satellites from different countries with a united focus on studying world...
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Study Jams! A Day on Earth

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
It's good thing that it isn't up to RJ to spin the earth on its axis; he can't even keep a basketball spinning! In this video animation, he and viewers learn about Earth's movements in space. One thing to consider before you use this...
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Study Jams! Plants without Seeds

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Non-vascular plants do not develop seeds in order to reproduce. There are also some vascular plants that do not put out seeds. By viewing and reading through these six slides, green thumbs learn about mosses, liverworts, and ferns. They...
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Study Jams! Vertebrates

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Your back will be covered when you use this presentation to introduce beginning biologists to phylum chordata, the vertebrates. Five classes are defined: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals throughout the eight vibrant slides....
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Study Jams! The Senses: Smelling

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
It makes sense to sniff out a good lesson on the sense of smell. Here is a six-slide presentation that can be a strong component to that lesson! With photographs and expository graphics, life scientists find that smell is the detection...
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Study Jams! Investigations to Collect Data

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Print out the lyrics or show the karaoke video to get your scientists singing about the scientific process! Participants will warble about observations and measurements, data and physical properties. Consider sharing this resource after...
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The Moon Illusion

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Does the moon change size? It sure looks like it! Two optical illusions are suggested as an explanation: Ebbinghaus and Ponzo. However, there are problems with both of these. Convergence micropsia may answer the question, but many...
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Land Erosion - Does Vegetation Matter?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young learners explore erosion, deposition, weather and climate in this science lesson. They discuss the cause of erosion, collect data and analyze it suing the TI Explorer. They can also use the TI CBL or Vernier LabPro for this...
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Let the River Run

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Pupils examine deposits found in a river in this science lesson. They collect data of sediment deposit found in the Mississippi river, then graph and analyze their data using the TI.
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Land Erosion - Running Off With Soil

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Learners evaluate the relationship between rainfall and runoff of a small island for one year. In this rainfall vs. runoff lesson, learners analyze the relationship between the rainfall and the runoff on Barro Colorado Island over a...
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The Disappearing Kelp Forest

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Learners observe the effect "El Nino" left on kelp plants and sea urchins. They analyze the data collected by researchers, by graphing it on a TI calculator. Before graphing and analyzing the data, you may want to revisit the events of...