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.

  • "Chemistry Now!" 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, "Changing Planet" 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.