Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Four award-winning multimedia series for educators and students can now be accessed on the NSF, NBC Learn, and Science360
websites. These original resources (short videos, documents, images,
and activities) are super examples of the application of science in our
world today and they’re FREE. Check them out.
consists of 32 weekly learning packages that break down the chemistry
behind things such as cheeseburgers, chocolate, soap, and plastics.
Each learning package contains short video stories that illustrate
real-world applications of chemistry, current events, and archival news
stories and lesson plans.
From the tropics to the Arctic Ocean,
explores the impact that climate change is having on our planet. Each
of the 15 videos, 3–5 minutes long, follows scientists in the field who
are studying the dramatic effects of rising temperatures in the air,
in the water, and on land. Designed specifically for classroom use,
each report has a lesson plan and activities.
A fast-paced and informative 10-part video series, the
"Science of NFL Football"
explores the physics, engineering, materials science, math, and more
behind America's popular sport. The series uses the universal appeal of
football to drive an understanding of complicated scientific concepts
in 3–5 minute videos with lesson plans.
"Science of the Olympic Winter Games"
is a 16-part series that features sports of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic
Winter Games. The 3–5 minute videos illustrate how scientific
principles apply to competitive sports. Lesson plans and activities for
each video are included.