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Each Video Lesson asks a science question, teaches students about the relevant science, and then guides students in a hands-on activity that will help answer the question and demonstrate the science. Video Lessons are NGSS-aligned and bring core science concepts to life with storytelling, animation, and photos.

Educators can play Video Lessons for the entire class, set up stations students visit to do Video Lessons, or use Video Lessons with students who need additional support.

A total of fourteen video lessons for K-8 students will launch from March through April of 2022 on various topics, including the scientific method, the engineering design process, chemical reactions, kinetic and potential energy, organs and cell organization, and weather.

Video Lesson Grade: 4th
In this lesson, students will learn about the circulatory system and build a simple model to investigate blood flow in different types of blood vessels. Read more
NGSS Performance Expectations:
  • 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
Video Lesson Grade: 3rd
Wind is a part of our everyday weather. Its strength can range from a soft breeze to a violent storm. In this lesson, students learn how to measure wind speed by building anemometers (wind speed meters) from paper cups and straws and experimenting with them. Read more
NGSS Performance Expectations:
  • 3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
Video Lesson Grade: Kindergarten
Kindergarten students are used to moving objects. They throw balls, roll toy cars, and sweep the floor, but how much do they think about the forces behind these movements? In this fun hands-on lesson, students will use a game (rolling balls) to explore how pushing and pulling affects an object's motion. Read more
NGSS Performance Expectations:
  • K-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
Video Lesson Grade: 1st
Students know that sounds can be heard, but do they know that some sounds can also be felt and seen? In this lesson, students will learn that vibration causes sound and build a fun musical instrument of their own. Read more
NGSS Performance Expectations:
  • 1-PS4-1. Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
Video Lesson Grade: 4th
In this lesson, students explore weathering—the wearing away of rock by exposure to the elements. They learn how it creates smooth boulders, rounded pebbles, sinkholes to swim in, and caves to explore. In the activity, they explore the connection between weathering and sand using sugar cubes. Read more
NGSS Performance Expectations:
  • MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
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