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  • Large envelope being weighed on a scale. Spanish captions.

    Students learn the process of weighing common objects. Concepts and terminology include matter, mass, weight, scale, and metric system.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Large pinecone being measured with a ruler. Spanish captions.

    Students will learn how to measure length and distance using common tools. Concepts and terminology include metric ruler, meter, centimeter, and kilometer.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Dirt being poured out of a dump truck. Spanish captions.

    Students explore the concept of volume and ways to measure it. Concepts and terminology include liquid, solid, liter, milliliter, cubic centimeter, beaker, and graduated cylinder.

    (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)

  • A photo of an estate.

    George Vanderbilt pushed the technology envelope when building Biltmore Estate, and his descendants continue to promote technological advancements. Today, the estate undertakes opportunities to help the environment by running a solar farm and biodiesel operation.

    (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 cartoon characters. Classification.

    This episode discusses the importance of scientific names and why classification can have major changes due to DNA and cell structure evidence. Pinky and Petunia also cover the taxonomy hierarchy of classification. Part of "The Amoeba Sisters" series.

    (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)

  • A giant concrete tunnel runs through a desert. Caption: Laser interferometer gravitational wave observatory.

    In this episode, host Dianna Cowern visits LIGO again and continues her discussion on gravitational waves. Part of the "Physics Girl" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Conductor hooked up to a battery. Spanish captions.

    Students explore the many important uses of electricity. The nature of electricity and the formation of electric current are highlighted. Special attention is given to safety and electricity. Concepts and terminology include charge, current, lightning, battery, generator, and wiring.

    (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)

  • A whirlpool forms on the surface of water. Credit: Christine Westerback.

    In this episode, host Dianna Cowern discusses the physics behind vortex rings. She uses some food coloring in a swimming pool to demonstrate the creation of vortices. Part of the "Physics Girl" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Lab Tour!

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    Alex Dainis stands in the aisle of her lab with her arms wide open. Caption: Here's the lab.

    In this episode, host Alex Dainis takes viewers on a tour of her lab. She points out important equipment and tools and explains their purpose in the conducting scientific experiments.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A cartoon says, by nature, I am naturally natural. Caption: Nature of science.

    This episode discusses the scientific method and the importance of using credible sources when conducting research. Other topics covered include control group, constants, independent variable, and dependent variable. Part of "The Amoeba Sisters" series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A cell being viewed under a microscope. Caption: you can clearly see many of the larger structures

    Demonstrates techniques for using a student microscope to achieve spectacular images. Emphasizes correct lighting procedures and the techniques required for viewing living cells.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A reflection of a girl is seen on a spoon.

    In this episode, host Dianna Cowern asks the question, “What happens to an image when bending a spoon from concave to convex?” Part of the “Physics Girl” series.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A small lizard.

    Scientists are conducting land surveys in the Southern Appalachians to determine just how healthy the land and water is. In their research, they discover that the smallest creature living in the area, the salamander, provides the most information and are important to the health of the ecosystem.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • Green liquid pouring into a measuring glass. Spanish captions.

    Students explore the relationship between observations and measuring things in science. Specific ways of measuring length, mass, volume, and temperature are demonstrated using tools common to the classroom. Other terminology includes unit of measurement, meter stick, metric ruler, balance, graduated cylinder, and thermometer.

    (Source: DCMP)

  • A house plant. Caption: I decided to focus on plants for my new distressing techniques.

    Host Alex Dainis discusses stress tolerance in plants and highlights the ways plants cope in stressful situations. Some of the techniques include growing away from unfavorable conditions and producing chemicals to ward against an infestation.

    (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)