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Frequency Trees

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
It's time to branch out a little! Individuals explore the usefulness of a frequency tree when organizing data in a helpful video lesson. The instruction includes constructing a frequency table from a description and then using the tree...
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Determining the Size and Energy of the K-T Asteroid

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two different groups of scientists published scientific papers in 1980 offering proof of a large asteroid hitting Earth between the Cretaceous and Tertiary layers of ground. Scholars use a worksheet to analyze the same type of data as...
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Calculating Iridium Fallout from an Asteroid Impact

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should we be afraid of a large asteroid impact on Earth today? Young scientists estimate the size and composition of an asteroid similar to the one that caused the K-T mass extinction. They apply algebraic formulas to answer questions...
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Genetic Engineering

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
No matter where you stand on the controversial topic of genetic engineering, the science that makes it possible is extraordinary. An animated video describes a process of genetic engineering involving bacteria. The quick demonstration...
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The 100-Year Mystery of the Diffuse Interstellar Bands

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes in science mysteries remain mysteries for a long time! The discovery of diffuse interstellar bands happened nearly 100 years ago, yet it took until 2015 for scientists to understand a single band. Pupils learn about the...
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RNA Folding

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't leave genetics to the imagination! Demonstrate to your class the folding of RNA using a video animation. The animation shows the structure of RNA and how it folds on itself to create protein-like structures.
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Human Chromosomes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learn a little about what makes humans unique. Young scholars view a video lesson as an introduction to chromosome pairs. Images show pairs of chromosomes including the XX or XY sex chromosome combinations.
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Human Genome Sequencing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just how do you go about mapping something you cannot see? Take look into the Human Genome Project and discover the procedure scientists followed in their quest to map human genes. A video presentation takes the viewer through a...
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Why Venus Could Doom 'Habitable' Exoplanets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Do you believe Earth-like planets support life? A video investigation in the SciShow Space series presents information about exoplanets and their characteristics. Scholars learn why these exoplanets may be the best chance for finding...
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Laws of Indices

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Laws are meant to be followed, and laws of exponents are no exception! A video presentation outlines the laws of exponents and then provides an example of each. After watching the presentation, learners practice with the included resources.
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Equation of a Circle

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
How can you make a circle with x's and y's? A video tutorial explains how to write the equation of a circle with a center at the origin. The tutorial also demonstrates how to analyze the equation. Following the lesson, pupils use the...
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Fitting Models Is like Tetris: Crash Course Statistics #35

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Different statistical models tell people unique information about data. The 35th lesson in the Crash Course Statistics series describes two different statistic models: ANOVA and Repeated Measures ANOVA. The narrator of a short video...
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The Cochlea

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all its folds and inner workings, the ear is an extraordinary thing. Take a tour through the anatomy of the ear to get a glimpse of how all the parts works Learners watch as an animation demonstrates how humans hear. The...
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Heart Function

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The left and right side of the heart must work together flawlessly—that's a lot to coordinate! An animation video shows the operation of each ventricle of the heart and then shows the two parts coming together to complete the loop of...
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Viral Lifecycle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This lesson has gone viral ... literally! An animation video describes how a single virus cell gives rise to a multitude of progeny viruses. Learners explore how a virus infects many cells in a short amount of time.
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The Y Chromosome

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Forward and backward, it's all the same! Scientists recently discovered the y chromosome's palindrome nature suggests it's possible to for the y chromosome to recombine with itself! An animation resource gives viewers insight into the...
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Meiosis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sex chromosomes determine gender, but how? An informative video presentation discusses meiosis with an emphasis on the structure of the sex cells. Viewers learn why the X and Y chromosomes are so important.
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New Evidence for Planet 9!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Could there be a planet in our solar system we have yet to uncover? Researchers believe several discoveries in the outer solar system suggest just that! Part of the SciShow playlist, a video presentation discusses these discoveries and...
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What Knocked Over Uranus? And Two Other Mysteries

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
It's no secret that most of the galaxy is a mystery. Data suggests that the known exoplanets may be most similar to our own neighborhood planet Uranus. Unfortunately, scientists know little about Uranus. The video lesson presenter in the...
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We May Have Found the First Exomoon!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible scientists located the first exomoon, a moon outside our solar system? Watch a video lesson to learn why researchers believe they discovered an exomoon and the implications of this discovery on further research....
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Take a Ride on the Interplanetary Superhighway

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
It turns out there is an interplanetary superhighway, complete with off ramps! A video from the SciShow Space series discusses how using gravity cuts space travel fuel needs to a minimum. Following the superhighway allows spacecraft to...
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How We Accidentally Discovered Gamma-Ray Bursts

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes the best discoveries happen by chance. Scientists did not plan to find gamma-ray bursts, but that doesn't make the revelation less important! A video lesson in the SciShow Space series discusses the discovery of gamma-ray...
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Could Complex Life Survive on Mars?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is there life on Mars? Is it likely? A video lesson analyzes the possibility of life on Mars. The discovery of water on Mars changes how scientists think about the likelihood of life on the red planet. Part of the SciShow Space series,...
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The Replication Crisis: Crash Course Statistics #31

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There is growing evidence that suggests the results of many studies are not reproducible. The 31st lesson of the Crash Course Statistics playlist discusses possible causes of the problem and identifies solutions since producibility is...