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C is for Capacitor – Circuit Playground

C is for Capacitor! It's episode three of Circuit Playground with MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried, along with her robot friend ADABOT and special guest Cappy. Learn how capacitors of all shapes and sizes...

Every Last Drop: How to Save Water

From Nice and Serious and the scroll-worthy storytelling of Every Last Drop, this UK-made primer is excellent for reminding everyone to save water, especially those of us who live in drought-affected areas...

Who was the first human? – It’s Okay to Be Smart

The question “Who was the first human?” was a very popular one in our house just last year, but the evolution videos we had in the archives – even the awesome – didn’t answer ...

Bill Nye Bikes the Distance Between Planets

Bill Nye the Science Guy bikes down a long road in wide open country to demonstrate a scale model of the solar system – a classic clip. Total distance of his ride to Pluto, back before Pluto ...

Mathematica – A World of Numbers… and Beyond

In 1961, an interactive exhibition called Mathematica: A World of Numbers… and Beyond inaugurated the new science wing at Los Angeles’ California Museum of Science and Industry. Spo...

Electric Dough Playdate – DIY Experiment

From PBS’ Adventures in Learning, Jennifer Cooper hosts an Electric Dough playdate to make and test circuits. For this project, developed by engineering educator AnnMarie Thomas, you’...

How to make Pearls of Water – Science Demo

Gravitational acceleration + optical illusions + how to! In this Get Set… Demonstrate, science teacher Alom Shaha shows step by step how to create Pearls of Water, a physics-defying dem...

The Pangaea Pop-up – TED Ed

This papercraft pop-up book illustrates how South America and Africa used to be connected, how the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart 200 million years ago, how the Earth's seven primary tecto...

How do trees survive winter? – MinuteEarth

How do trees survive winter? This episode of Minute Earth explains. Related watching: The Story of Frozen Food and Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter.

How many smells can you identify? – TED Ed

How many smells can you identify? Which ones are your favorites and which ones do you really not like? Stop and make a list, because it’ll be an amazingly long and diverse list. As it ...

Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter – Minute Physics

Minute Physics on Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter. Bonus: great visualizations explaining Earth’s relationship to our sun and moon throughout the year. via jtotheizzoe.

The Difference Between Bioluminescence and Fluorescence

The Difference Between Bioluminescence and Fluorescence, an animated explainer from the Vancouver Aquarium team.

Make your own Fabric of the Cosmos demo

this Fabric of the Cosmos how-to video from the 2012 SPS SOCK (Science Outreach Catalyst Kit). Meredith Woy and Melissa Hoffman build the model and then demonstrate orbits, tides, roche limi...

Build your own space-time warping demo for the classroom

Physics Teacher SOS workshop leader Dan Burns demonstrates how he uses stretched spandex lycra, weights, marbles, and gravity in his high school classes to make this impressive space-time wa...

How Gardening at School Enables Interdisciplinary Learning

From Edutopia, this is the story of a high school student who brought his hobby — growing food with an aquaponic system for his family and neighbors — to his school’s underutilized greenhouse, creat...

Schoolhouse Rock: Them Not-So-Dry Bones

Ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and tendons all need our skeletons. And so do we! It’s Schoolhouse Rock's Them Not-So-Dry Bones (1979).

Turn your smartphone into a digital microscope for around $10

Turn your smartphone into a digital microscope for around $10:  This DIY conversion stand is more than capable of functioning in an actual laboratory setting. With magnification levels as hig...

TED Ed: Bird migration, a perilous journey

From TED Ed, a lesson by educator Alyssa Klavans: Bird migration, a perilous journey, as well as the ways that we can help make it less perilous. Watch related videos: more kinds of migration.