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The Secret Life of Plankton

We really love this video, The Secret Life of Plankton, from TEDEd. Marine biologist and science educator Tierney Thys and a team of scientists and film makers (Noé Sardet and Sharif Mirshak from Parafilms in Mont...

Symbiosis & a surprising tale of species cooperation – TED Ed

Symbiosis is the interdependence or cooperation of two species who rely on one another. In this video narrated by David Gonzales and animated by Sunni Brown, a symbiotic relationship is demons...

Just how small is an atom? – TED Ed

What is an atom and exactly how small is it again? And what’s in it? And how can I understand that in practical, everyday terms? — Grab a bowl of blueberries to snack on and we’re on our way with thi...

TED Ed: Five fingers of evolution

From TEDEd, there is a five finger trick for understanding and remembering the five processes — small population, non-random mating, mutations, gene flow, adaptation — that impact ...

TED Ed: How Life Begins in the Deep Ocean

From the team that brought us The Secret Life of Plankton and The Plankton Chronicles comes this wonderful TEDEd video from their amazing microscopic footage, re-created to explain How Life Begins in the Deep Ocean: ...

One is one…or is it? – TED Ed

One is one…or is it? What is 1? Is it a piece of your apple? Is it a whole apple? Is it one bag of apples? Or is it even one tree of apples? Another short from TED-Ed, a lesson by Chri...

You Are Your Microbes – TED Ed

Every gut microbe has a job to do. Find out who these millions of different microbes are and what their jobs are within the ecosystem that is you, from the wonderful TEDEd: You Are Your Micro...

The Survival of the Sea Turtle – TED Ed

Watch the miraculous journey of infant sea turtles as these tiny animals run the gauntlet of predators and harsh conditions. Then, in numbers, see how human behavior has made their tough lives even more challenging....

Photography, from camera obscura to camera phone

With the proliferation of digital photography, kids know about posing for photos, taking photos, and browsing photos on phones. But how much do they know about the history of photo technologi...

How Mendel’s pea plants helped us understand genetics

How Mendel’s pea plants helped us understand genetics. Also explained in a single vintage illustration. Complement with why we are all related. From TED-Ed. via explore-blog.

The beginning of the universe, for beginners – TED Ed

Today, TEDxCERN and TED-Ed have unveiled the first of 5 animated lessons specially developed by CERN scientists for TEDxCERN and brought to life by the talented animators at TED-Ed: “The begi...

How did feathers evolve? – TED Ed

In this beautifully illustrated lesson from TED Ed, science writer and educator Carl Zimmer explains some answers to the question, How did feathers evolve? From his article in National Geographic: Most of us will n...

Pizza physics (New York-style) – TED Ed

When eating pizza, New Yorkers will recommend that you fold the slice in half longways to reduce mess. Now find out about the math and physics working behind the scenes of that tradition in T...

TED Ed: How big is the ocean?

From educator Scott Gass, artist Sandro Katamashvili, and TED Ed, How Big Is the Ocean? Watch this primer for understanding an incredibly large, important, and singular part of our planet Ea...

TED Ed: Inside Your Computer

When you click your computer’s mouse or type on the keyboard, what exactly is going on inside the computer itself? What controls the information flow in and out, and what exactly is j...

Reasons for the Seasons – TED Ed

Excellent for all ages: TED Ed’s Reasons for the Seasons. Why do some regions experience full-time heat while others are reckoning with frigid temperatures and snow? And why are the seasons reversed in the tw...

The brilliance of bioluminescence – TED Ed

Nature often devises surprising solutions for hunting food, warning predators away, and attracting mates, but one of the most magical-looking of these solutions might be bioluminescence, or biochemical light created b...

How to Read Music – TED Ed

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

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