NGSS Aligned Resources for HS-PS4-5.
Communicate technical information about how some technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture information and energy.
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A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
7 mins 4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can you build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative and explore science...
Radio Reception and Transmission
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
After reading about radio transmission, application, and the difference between AM and FM, small teams of engineers use a kit to construct an FM radio and then send and receive broadcasts. This is an ideal activity for middle school STEM...
How Cosmic Rays Help Us Understand the Universe
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
You may not realize it, but the earth is constantly receiving messages from all over outer space. Follow along as this video investigates how these cosmic rays carry information that can help humans better understand the composition of...
How Does Your Smartphone Know Your Location?
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
When your smartphone tells you the weather of your current location or gives you directions to the nearest gas station, there's more going on that you might realize. Follow along with this short video as it explains how satellites,...
AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Have you ever wondered what type of AP Physics investigations The College Board wants? This is the guide for you! Sixteen labs covering both Physics I and II will get you started and inspire you to meet the requirement of 25 percent of...
Shedding a "Little" Light on Cancer Surgery
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Many types of cancer treatments now depend on nanotechnology—a big "little" discovery. Scholars begin by removing "malignant" tissue from simulated brains, one using fluorescent markers thanks to nanotechnology and one without. This...
PS3D - Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
7 mins 4th - 12th
Need to take your teaching of energy concepts to another level? Check out a strategic video that examines standard PS3D in the Next Generation Science Standards. Filled with examples, scenarios, and connections to the life sciences, the...
PS4C - Information Technologies and Instrumentation
5 mins K - 12th
It's time to get technical! Technical doesn't have to be tricky, though—even in the lower grades. A short video discussing standard PS4C, Information Technologies and Instrumentation, leads you through the surprisingly simple side of...