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Students learn the process of weighing common objects. Concepts and terminology include matter, mass, weight, scale, and metric system.
Students will learn how to measure length and distance using common tools. Concepts and terminology include metric ruler, meter, centimeter, and kilometer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, host Dianna Cowern visits LIGO again and continues her discussion on gravitational waves. Part of the "Physics Girl" series.
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.
Demonstrates how to observe and record scientific observations. Concepts and terminology: observation, data, recording, data table, tools, safety, measuring, and graphs.
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.
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.
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.
Demonstrates techniques for using a student microscope to achieve spectacular images. Emphasizes correct lighting procedures and the techniques required for viewing living cells.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.