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The Strategic Bombing Campaign

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An extensive look at World War II details the strategic bombing campaign of the Allied forces. Beginning in September 1939 and ending in May 1945, the interactive map follows British and American forces throughout the bombing campaigns...
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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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How Cats Became our Feline Overlords (ft. It's Okay To Be Smart)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The world's population of cats would wrap around the earth six times! Follow the evolution of the cat that began 11 million years ago and discover how their dominance came to be through a quick video lesson. 
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Civil War Trust Animated Map: Franklin

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Though not as well known as other battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Franklin resulted in substantial Union gains and enormous Confederate casualties. Learn more about an important battle of 1864 with an animated map video.
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How Humans Made Malaria So Deadly

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Combine agriculture and an increase in population density in sub-Saharan Africa and what do you get? Malaria! Young immunologists explore malaria's deadly rise to fame in a video. The narrator discusses its beginnings as a hitchhiking...
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How World War I Started: Crash Course World History 209

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand significant enough to begin the First World War? Crash Course World History provides a video that covers the events of July and August 1914, including the political implications of...
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Cathode Rays Lead to Thomson's Model of the Atom

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Examine the experiment that led to the present-day atomic model. The video experiment shows the stream of electrons that travel through a vacuum between an anode and cathode. J.J. Thompson's model of an atom provides the explanation for...
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The Hidden Perils of Permafrost

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Hidden bacteria have been trapped in the permafrost of our northernmost climates. An intriguing video explores climate change and its effects on the melting permafrost. Learners discover possible impacts these bacteria can have on the...
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The Solar System—Our Home in Space

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The first man-made object to enter space happened in 1942; just 71 years later, we sent the first object outside the entire solar system. The video introduces the solar system, starting with the sun. It covers each planet, the more...
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The Evolution of Humans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We've come a long way! Biology scholars travel back to the big bang, then follow the path of the simple organisms that led to modern Homo sapiens through an engaging Fuse School Evolution video. Content includes key events in our...
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Life Begins: Crash Course Big History #4

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists try to understand the origins of life, and answers to these questions might be found during our lifetime. The fourth video in a 16-part series explains the earliest forms of life on Earth and their development. It covers...
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Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Humans did not evolve from monkeys or chimpanzees—so what does our evolution look like? A video explains the evolution of humans from a common ancestor to homo sapiens. It describes the many branches on our family tree as well as the...
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The Deep Future: Crash Course Big History #10

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A thought-provoking video discusses the end of humanity with multiple possible causes. It also describes the end of the universe. A hopeful message seems unlikely, but the video offers perspective to make you appreciate our special place...
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The Beginning of Everything—The Big Bang

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something come from nothing? The Big Bang Theory has an answer to that question. An installment in the Kurzgesagt playlist outlines the theory of the origin of the universe. It includes an explanation of the evidence that...
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What the Fahrenheit?!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learn the story of the origin of the Fahrenheit temperature scale. As it happens, it is quite an interesting sequence of events. The episode of the Veritasium playlist explains the history of its creation and the significance of the...
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The First Asteroid Ever Discovered

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Flash back to 1801 to meet Ceres, the first asteroid discovery! Use a video lesson to learn how careful plotting and measuring led to the discovery of Ceres. Once lost, mapping the orbit led to new astronomy and new mathematics to...

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