Video Science Lessons
- Project instructions: students are led to create an NGSS aligned science project based on self-driven research fueled by their curiosity.
- Science challenge: activities which deliver background content and demonstrate an activity you can try on your own
- Fun Science Fridays: mini activities for young children in grades K-5
- Lunch With A Scientist: science talks for high school students given by professional scientists. These include post-talk resources and are designed to be the beginning of a student project based on the talk material.
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Spooky Science: understanding soil composition through edible treats!
Learn about the role of worms in soil as you craft a yummy treat!
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Fun Science Friday: Nature Drawing Challenge
Drawing nature is another way to process our observations using the five senses. This lesson geared for younger children shows you how it’s done.
Science Challenge: Water Speed Test
Learn how to test the speed of flowing water using materials from around the house. This experiment is often the foundation of many other water quality and species population experiments in waterways.
Fun Science Friday: Measuring Ground Temperature
Learn how to measure temperature above and below ground, and how that can impact the presence of species in an area.
Science Challenge: Leaf Transpiration
Learn about the process by which plants absorb and expel water to obtain its nutritional benefit.
Fun Science Friday: Insect Pit Traps
This version of our pit trap lesson is designed for younger children to do a beginner exploration of the insects crawling around near home.
Science Challenge: Birds Nest
We challenge you to use materials from your yard to create a sturdy bird’s next that a real bird might use one day!
Science Challenge: Anemometers
Learn how to measure wind speed by creating an anemometer from common household materials.
Fun Science Friday: Making Sediment Jars
Investigate the composition of your soil from home with this easy experiment designed for younger children.