Speed of Light: Time Traveler
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Speed of Light: Time Traveler

Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity suggests, among other things, that time slows down for an object traveling near the speed of light in relation ...
Grades 6-12
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NOVA
Designing Future Cities: Alternative Energy
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Designing Future Cities: Alternative Energy

Decades ago, city planners rarely considered alternative energy sources in their designs. All cities and industries relied almost exclusively on ...
Grades 3-8
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Zoom
London's Tower Bridge
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London's Tower Bridge

This Building Block video from the Building Big series shows London's Tower Bridge framing the city skyline. Cars travel over the bridge while boats ...
Grades All
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Building Big
Trade and Commerce
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Trade and Commerce

This segment from Dutch New York describes the extensive fur trade which took place in New Netherland between the Native Americans and the Dutch during ...
Grades 6-12
The Function of Sleep
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The Function of Sleep

This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW considers the purpose of sleep and, in particular, the connection it shares with memory. By studying the dreams ...
Grades 6-12
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NOVA scienceNow
What Killed the Dinosaurs?
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What Killed the Dinosaurs?

Definitive answers to some of life's most enduring questions are often difficult or impossible to come by. However, scientific processes piece together the information ...
Grades 3-12
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Evolution Series
Personification: Cowbirds
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Personification: Cowbirds

Students need to be signed in to complete this lesson. Go to "About This Activity" below to find out more. In this blended lesson supporting ...
Grades 5-8
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WGBH
The Causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis
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The Causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis

The new Wall Street practice of dispersing credit risk among multiple financial institutions, which led to the financial crises of ...
Grades 6-12
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FRONTLINE
Grouse
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Grouse

This Building Block video shows a male blue grouse puffing up its feathers to attract a mate.
Grades All
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Building Big
Inflatable Moon Habitat
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Inflatable Moon Habitat

In this video adapted from NASA 360, learn about an inflatable structure that NASA is considering for use as a habitat for astronauts who might ...
Grades 6-12
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NASA
Madrasahs
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Madrasahs

Muslims see the madrasah, a place of learning and teaching, as an important element in learning and understanding the Qur'an as well as the ...
Grades 5-12
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Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
Earthquakes: San Francisco
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Earthquakes: San Francisco

The prediction of earthquakes may be inexact, but it is vital, especially when large cities such as San Francisco or Los Angeles are threatened. The ...
Grades 6-12
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NOVA
Tourists!
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Tourists!

WLVT PBS 39 and PSEA present Write Now! video writing prompts. These prompts are tools for educators and students to use in the classroom to ...
Grades 6-12
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WLVT PBS
Geodesic Dome
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Geodesic Dome

Buckminster Fuller revolutionized structural engineering when he used the natural strength and stability of the triangle to create the first geodesic domes. In this video ...
Grades 6-12
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Building Big
How to Reduce Lead Exposure
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How to Reduce Lead Exposure

In this video segment adapted from Lead Awareness for Parents by the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning, learn about potential effects of lead exposure and ...
Grades 6-8
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WGBH
STEM Careers Phone Video Chat
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STEM Careers Phone Video Chat

This brief video from WPSU compares technologies from yesterday with today. Yesterday a middle school girl would have called her mom on a phone while ...
Grades 6-12
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WPSU
Beyond the Present
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Beyond the Present

This video from The Human Spark briefly discusses humans' ability to reflect on the past and think about what might happen in the future. In ...
Grades 5-12
Engineering Career Options
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Engineering Career Options

The profession of engineering is grouped into specialized disciplines that have developed in response to societal needs. No matter what their field, whether one of ...
Grades 3-12
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WGBH
Disappearing Plants
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Disappearing Plants

In this video slideshow and accompanying lesson from Clue into Climate, produced by KQED, students will learn that a slight change in average temperature in ...
Grades 4-8
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Clue into Climate
Lure of the Labyrinth
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Lure of the Labyrinth

In this video adapted from Maryland Public Television, learn about an immersive digital game that develops the mathematical thinking skills used in pre-algebra. Created for ...
Grades 6-8
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WGBH