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TED Ed: How many smells can you identify?

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 ...

Minute Physics: Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter

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.

Fabric of the Cosmos how-to video

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...

A 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.

Anatomy of Preservation: From a Specimen to an Object of Study

How do zoologists learn about the anatomy of different animals? And how do they display these specimens in the museums for us to observe and learn from? Watch the detailed deconstruction and reconstruction of a Jamaic...

ASAP Science: Can you trust your eyes?

Can you trust your eyes? This episode of ASAPscience gives you reasons to think about your answer.

TED Ed: The Moon Illusion

Why does the full moon look larger when it’s near the horizon than when it’s high up in the sky? For generations, astronomers, psychologists, brain researchers, and many others ha...

Schoolhouse Rock! Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974)

Read, click, watch, learn, sing along! It’s Schoolhouse Rock's Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974). 

GE’s Six Second Science Fair, a compilation

DIY experiments and videos are two of our favorite things, so we were thrilled to hear about GE’s Six Second Science Fair. The week-long celebration resulted in over 600 submitted proje...

TED Ed: The ABCs of Gas

Using chalk drawings and familiar, hands-on examples, Brian Bennett and TED Ed explain gas properties in The ABCs of Gas – Avogadro’s Law, Boyle’s Law, and Charles’s Law, via explore-blog. T...

Smokey and The Little Boy (1960)

Via the AV Geeks collection, ERA Productions’ Smokey and The Little Boy (1960), an animated primer on what causes forest fires and how to prevent them.

Learn how to play the blues on the harmonica

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything to explain a lot. Go grab a harmonica and learn how to play the blues with Rebecca J. Wenger. There’s more blues music in the archives. ...

TED Ed: How to Read Music

From Tim Hansen and TED Ed, the basics of how to read music.