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What is an Aurora?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An impressive animation explains the earth's awe-inspiring auroras. The contributions of high-energy particles from the sun collide with our neutral atmospheric atoms. Explained are the roles of solar wind, plasma, the magnetosphere,...
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Is There a Center of the Universe?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories...
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How Much Does a Video Weigh?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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How Big is the Ocean?

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Let this sink in: oceans cover more than 70% of the planet! This video teaches many facts about the ocean using creative graphs to convey the vastness of its features. The ocean contains the longest mountain chain, the tallest...
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Cicadas: The Dormant Army Beneath Your Feet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the buzz that happens every 13 or 17 years? The emergence of the cicadas! This quick and flashy animation explains the lifecycle of these unusual insects and ponders the timing. On the host site, you will also find comprehension...
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Is Time Travel Possible?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What flies faster than the speed of light? A time traveler! This video explains the time-speed-distance relationship, time dilation, and the theoretical possibilities of time travel in a way that is super engaging. Along with the video,...
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PD Learning Network

The Arctic vs. the Antarctic

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Compare and contrast the two poles as you watch this film. Using attractive animation, characteristics of the Arctic and Antarctic regions are presented with straightforward narration by a young lady. Viewers find out about the physical...
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PD Learning Network

Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe...
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Who Won the Space Race?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Modern animation presents an overview of the history of space exploration. Beginning with Sputnik in 1957, the international space race was on. Eventually, space exploration became, not a competition, but rather a collaboration. Also,...
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Evolution in a Big City

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Intriguing! With color-coded maps and eye-catching animation, Professor Jason Munshi-South expounds on how, by taking a DNA sample from a New York City mouse, biologists can determine which park it lives in. This is because urban...
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The Cockroach Beatbox

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A neuroscientist explains, with the aid of creative and colorful animation and an actual cockroach leg, how the brain transmits and receives electrical messages. He uses electricity to cause the cockroach leg to move. This top-notch...
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The Story Behind Your Glasses

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Get a new view of vision enhancement with this innovative little film. The history of man's use of lenses and the advancement of optic technology is perused with captivating graphic animation and easy-to-follow narration. Incorporate...
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How Does an Atom-Smashing Particle Accelerator Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Address the question that physics learners are burning to know the answer to: How does an atom-smashing particle accelerator work? The LHC or Large Hadron Collider is introduced as a tool for uncovering the mysterious rules that govern...
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The Chemistry of Cookies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a delicious lesson! While a good portion of the processes presented is more apt for a chemistry class, younger physical scientists will still benefit from, and thoroughly enjoy, viewing this film about what happens when cookies...
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Study Jams! The Senses: Seeing

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
What will viewers see when they watch this video about vision? They will observe RJ and Sam hanging out during a power outage with Rookie, the dog. The boys discuss the structure of the eye (pupil, iris, cornea, lens, retina, optic...
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How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The deadly smallpox virus, which killed between 300-500 million people in the twentieth century alone, is a feature player in modern world history. Discover how this disease spread across the globe by and through various nations...