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  • Green landscape with a hillside in the background. A small industrial installation is present. Caption: They don't know where to get information they can trust.

    In Colorado, drilling for oil and natural gas using hydraulic fracturing, sometimes referred to as fracking, is big business. But questions about its impact on the air and water are far from settled. With support from the National Science Foundation, University of Colorado environmental engineer Joseph Ryan heads a team gathering data on the pros and cons of oil and natural gas development, including the use of hydraulic fracturing. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Milk, ice cream, butter, ranch dressing. Caption: These are all oil-and-water mixtures that don't separate:

    Students demonstrate the importance of emulsifiers in combining oil and water mixtures.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Measuring cup with 350ml of popcorn. The soft starch inside the popcorn becomes inflated and spills out.

    Students demonstrate the scientific method as they explore what makes popcorn pop.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Closeup of sponge-like light brown substance. Caption: in the science of sourdough culture.

    Breadmaking is both a science and an art. Learn about the science of fermentation and discover how the process of making sourdough bread is unique.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Two young people in a kitchen. Caption: they recorded their observations.

    Presents general information about the scientific method and identifies its steps. Gives simple examples of how it is used in daily life and restates the steps several times.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person stirring a white liquid in a large pot. Caption: While we're waiting for that to heat,

    Students demonstrate the process for making cheese and how the composition of milk aids the cheese making process.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person marking a spot near the lip of a round plastic container. Caption: Combine 1 pound of sugar with 1/2 gallon of water

    What is fermentation? Students follow a recipe to make root beer and show the process of fermentation.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Three people standing. One person is chewing something. Caption: Step 3. When you unplug your nose, you should experience the flavor of mint as it rushes through the olfactory nerve.

    Students demonstrate the relationship between taste and smell.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Microscope and slide. Caption: Scientists use many tools

    Uses practical examples to help students understand and use the components of the scientific method. Concepts and terminology: hypothesis, experiment, measuring, data, analysis, and conclusion.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Hand holding a small shiny piece of metal being measured with a ruler. Caption: Next, we investigated the process of measuring

    Demonstrates how to observe and record scientific observations. Concepts and terminology: observation, data, recording, data table, tools, safety, measuring, and graphs.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Scientists working in a lab. Caption: What's distinctive about scientific knowledge?

    Is psychology a science? Two case studies are given to explore the different ways to approach psychology, and to help students formulate their own opinions. Part of the "Core Concepts in Psychology" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Blocks of cheese, loaf of bread, and pickles in a jar. Caption: That's interesting because that's on the nutrition labels.

    A food science professor discusses the chemistry and physics of food preparation and cooking. She also gives an overview of a food science laboratory and its equipment.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • People standing side by side in a line. Caption: Step 3. Pass Potato 2 around room for all students to handle. Place in a resealable plastic bag (slightly moist) and set aside.

    Students use potatoes to demonstrate the importance of washing hands and handling food.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Person pointing to a spot on an image made of pixelated yellow to indigo spots. Caption: The USGS provides ready access to natural science information

    Presents a brief history of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as well as the significance of its work and mission in today’s world.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Metal ball with electricity arcing to the metal leads on a fluorescent light. Caption: as we explore the fascinating topic of science.

    Students learn what makes science different from other disciplines. They also explore the many exciting career opportunities in the science filed. Concepts and terminology discussed include: observing, solving problems, health, career, education, and sharing information.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Cartoon of a group of large cat-like animals with two protruding fangs. Caption: (narrator) This tells us a little about the life of baby saber-tooths.

    New research reveals why the saber-tooth tiger needed such large teeth.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Carbon atom with two oxygen atoms. Caption: Carbon dioxide is an example of a compound.

    Students learn how to differentiate mixtures, solutions, elements, and compounds. Additional concepts and terminology discussed include: element, pure substance, properties, atoms, molecule, compounds, types of mixtures, suspension, colloid, and alloy.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Illustration of a dog scratching itself. Caption: Look! Everyone's scratching themselves.

    Down in the village square, everyone is scratching themselves. What exactly happened last night after the rain? Hanna and Olli lead the investigation with some help from Suzie the spider. Part of the "My Little Planet" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Reliability & Validity. Reliability - the consistency of the findings. Validity - measuring what we set out to measure. Caption: what we set out to measure.

    The concepts of reliability and validity are demonstrated through a simple exercise. Students learn the importance of consistency and interpreting data in a relevant manner when conducting experiments.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A vet looking over a dog. Caption: is called the "experimental group."

    Two teenagers apply the scientific method to solving everyday problems: explaining a burned-out light bulb and exploring the possibility of falling toast landing jelly-side down. Defines terms and offers other examples to demonstrate the scientific method in use.

    (Source: DCMP)

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    Resources to teach younger students about animals

    A collection containing 58 resources, curated by DIAGRAM Center

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    Biology related concepts

    A collection containing 59 resources, curated by Benetech

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