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87 resources with the concept famous scientists

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What Caused Life's Major Evolutionary Transitions?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists regularly observe evolution, but what are the major transitions? A short, engaging video explains the transition from genes to genomes, and then highlights the move from simple cells to complex cells. Finally, the narrator...
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History of Evolutionary Thought

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace jointly created the theory of evolution by natural selection. The video explains the scientists that came before and after this pivotal moment. Many still debate why we often forget about Wallace...
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Buckyballs, Graphene, and Nanotubes

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Graphene's uses increase almost daily since it is the strongest metal, but is also flexible, thin, and lightweight. Graphene, buckyballs, and nanotubes — all recent discoveries, revolutionized many industries. Their applications include...
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Mendeleev and the Periodic Table

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Two hundred years before Mendeleev created the periodic table, scientists observed patterns in the elements and tried to sort them. The brief first video in a 15-part series explains the development of the periodic table and the many...
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The Exceptional Life of Benjamin Banneker

For Students 6th - 12th
Introduce your class to Benjamin Banneker, self-taught mathematician and scientist, with a short video that details some of the many accomplishments of the son of freed slaves and contemporary of Thomas Jefferson.
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Law of Conservation of Mass

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New things are created all the time while others disappear, does the Law of Conservation of Mass mean your drone might be made out of dinosaurs? The 16th video in a series of 29 begins with a timeline of scientific discoveries related to...
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Neil Armstrong Tribute

For Students 9th - 12th
An informative video is a tribute to the man best known for stepping onto the moon. Neil Armstrong was a pilot before he could drive, an engineer, and a symbol of human achievement whom shall never be forgotten.
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Develop a Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Alfred Wegener was a meteorologist who was the first to drill ice cores from a moving glacier, the first to study polar air circulation, and is best known for proposing continental drift. Scholars use the same evidence that Wegener had...
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Matter

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 1924, Bose and Einstein predicted a fifth state of matter. The prediction proved to be true in 1995 and is referred to as the Bose-Einstein condensation. This video discusses the concept of matter, all five states of matter, and what...
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Top 10 New Species of the Year!

For Students 9th - 12th
The only thing creepier than cockroaches are cockroaches that glow. Glowing cockroaches, or L. Luckae, made the top 10 new species of 2012. The other nine on the list are just as unique. Video focuses on why scientists just identified...
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3 World-Changing Biology Experiments

For Students 9th - 12th
Some experiments have changed society's general world view, and this video highlights three of them. Questionable methodologies used in these experiments still raise debate, but the results defined biology and led us to where we are today.
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Great Minds: Elizabeth Blackburn

For Students 9th - 12th
Why do some people look young at age 60 while others look old at age 30? Elizabeth Blackburn discovered it is all related to telomeres and telomerase. Her discoveries have not only led to a better understanding of aging, but also to a...
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Great Minds: Alfred Wegener

For Students 9th - 12th
The first person to theorize continental drift was a meteorologist with a PhD in astronomy. Alfred Wegener was generally mocked at for his continental drift theory, but later science would prove him right. The video discusses his polar...
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Great Minds: Dmitri Mendeleev

For Students 9th - 12th
Can you name the man who created the periodic table, committed bigamy, and literally defined Russian vodka? Dmitri Mendeleev did all of these things. The video takes a balanced look at his work and his life. 
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Great Minds: Barbara McClintock

For Students 9th - 12th
Barbara McClintock discovered mobile genetic elements and was eventually awarded a Nobel Prize, but people first laughed at her because of her gender. Learn more about her contributions to genetics with a biographical video.
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Great Minds: Fritz Haber

For Students 9th - 12th
Discuss the work of Fritz Haber from chlorine and mustard gas to synthetic fertilizers. It also mentions his personal life, converting religions, and the fact that one of his discoveries was later altered into the gas that was used...
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Great Minds: Henrietta Leavitt and the Human Computers

For Students 9th - 12th
For most people, it would seem impossible to make breakthroughs in astronomy when you aren't allowed to use a telescope, but Henrietta Leavitt did just that. She discovered a formula for determining the distance to stars that are...
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Great Minds: Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer

For Students 9th - 12th
Who is known for his bongo playing and solving the hardest algebra problem of all time? Richard Feynman loved to solve puzzles and didn't handle being bored very well. He is known for the Feynman diagrams that explain quantum...
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Great Minds: Pliny The Elder

For Students 9th - 12th
Gaius Plinius Secundus, known as Pliny the Elder, should not to be confused with Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, known as Pliny the Younger. Video describes the process of Pliny the Elder creating what turned into the first...
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Great Minds: James Hutton, Founder of Geology

For Students 9th - 12th
Don't get sedimental when you learn the history of geology. The video focuses on James Hutton who, in the 1700s, came up with a theory based on rock layers. Without using any modern dating tools, he was able to theorize the earth was...
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Chemistry: All About You

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Developed for the 100-year anniversary of Marie Curie's Nobel Prize, a book offers lessons and activities to interest scholars in chemistry. It is divided into modules, so you can pick information from each to create your own lesson...
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Great Minds: Nikola Tesla

For Students 9th - 12th
Nikola Tesla is known for alternating current and contributing to many modern inventions. He is also known for forgetting to write down how he did things and losing his mind. 
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Atoms and Bonding

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
I don't trust atoms because they make up everything. Budding scientists learn about famous scientists connected to atomic models, chemical, ionic, and hydrogen bonds. The presentation also presents how to count atoms in an equation,...
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Building Curiosity

For Students 6th - 12th
Watch a team construct a Lego model of the Curiosity rover with an engaging video. It includes quotes about the importance of curiosity from scientists such as Carl Sagan, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Jane Goodall, Richard Feynman, and...