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Great Minds: Carl Sagan

For Students 9th - 12th
Discuss the life of Carl Sagan, including his success in making science popular. A biographical video also mentions that he was not perfect and included challenges he had with family and coworkers. 
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Carl Sagan on Human Brain

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Carl Sagan explains his evolutionary development of the brain, focusing on the cerebral cortex. What the cerebral cortex is capable of and what it performs are highlighted. This video could be used in a psychology or science classroom to...
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Reflect on this Mote of Dust

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars explore space science by analyzing a speech by Carl Sagan. In this cosmos lesson, students view an online video of a speck of a "pale blue dot" in the distance of space which turns out to be Earth. Young scholars write an...
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Should We Be Looking for Life Elsewhere in the Universe?

For Students 5th - 12th
Is there life beyond Earth? If so, should we make contact with that life? Carl Sagan, along with other astronomers, packed the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 with sounds of the Earth and Earth's inhabitants, hoping to reach life beyond...
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Exploring the Universe: Crash Course Big History #2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
According to Carl Sagan, we are all made of star particles. The second video in a series of 16 explains what happened after the big bang. It discusses cosmic background radiation, chemistry, galaxies, heavy elements, and the creation of...
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A Pale Blue Dot: That's Here. That's Home. That's Us.

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
21st-century learners live in such a visual world that many are unused to letting their minds imagine the picture that words create. An excerpt from Carl Sagan's lecture, "The Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space,"...
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We Are Made of "Star Stuff"

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore the validity of a famous quote by Carl Sagan, "We are made of star stuff." An episode of the ACS Reactions playlist explains how deteriorating stars became the origin of all the elements in our world. Learners consider different...
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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...
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English Language Arts Examination: June 2014

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should companies track consumers' shopping preferences without their permission? Using the resource, scholars write source-based argumentative essays to answer the question. They also answer reading comprehension questions based on an...
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Starstuff and Nanodiamonds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Field Museum owns materials older than our sun—can you believe that? An enlightening video displays and discusses some of these. It explains where they come from, how they formed, how they survived this long, and what we know about...
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Technology: Historic Figures

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research historical figures and create Powerpoint presentations about them. They present their completed projects to the class. Students gfenerate one question about their figure which is included on a quiz.
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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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Why Are Some People Left-Handed?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Despite what some may think, being right- or left-handed isn't a conscious choice people make. Watch this short video to find out exactly what determines a person's dominant hand, and how the cooperative and competitive nature of humans...
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The Faint Young Sun Paradox!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does the sun have a life cycle? The video explains the confusion of what scientists expect and what the history of the earth proves. Then it offers multiple theories about the discrepancy and details the most accepted theory.
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The Chemistry of Poison Ivy

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Leaves of three, let it be! Why does poison ivy produce such a terrible, itchy rash? Young outdoor enthusiasts get acquainted with urushiol, poison ivy's rash-producing natural oil, with a video from the American Chemical Society's...
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What Are White Dwarfs?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
White dwarfs are stars that refuse to die. A video begins with an explanation of the three fates of dying stars. The presentation explains the composition and life expectancy of a typical white dwarf.
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What Are Neutron Stars?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens at the end of the life cycle of a star? A lesson in the Socratica Astronomy playlist shows three ways a star dies: white dwarf, black hole, and neutron star. Each ending depends on the mass of the original star.
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What Is Earthshine?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Light travels in interesting ways through the solar system. A video episode from a longer series highlights how the sun's rays travel to the earth and moon and sometimes in between. Scholars learn about reflection properties on a very...
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Kepler's First Law of Motion—Elliptical Orbits

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the transition from circular orbit theories to elliptical orbits. An episode of a video series on astronomy models the different elliptical shapes of the orbits of the planets in the solar systems. Using string, the presenter...
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Lotto or Life: What Are the Chances?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Though the website does not seem to have the mentioned video, a reding and lottery style games simulate the chances of finding intelligent life somewhere other than Earth. Without the video, this instructional activity is short, but it...
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Sending a Sundial to Mars

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
You know him from his famous science education videos, but now hear him get personal as he tells the story of how his father, while being a prisoner of war, became fascinated with sundials. Today, he has inherited the fascination, and in...
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ABChain Gang - C

For Students 9th - 12th
High schoolers can hone their research skills by exploring the Internet to find the answers to the trivia questions presented in this on-line learning exercise. This resource focuses on questions that have the letter "C" in them, such...
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Big Time Lessons

For Teachers K - 2nd
Teaching students about time can provide a way to talk about sundials, different types of clocks, and even time travel.
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Space Quiz

For Students 5th - 6th
In this space worksheet, students complete a five question multiple choice on-line interactive quiz about the American space program.

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