60 Second Science


60 Second Science is a series of 1 minute video shorts created to inspire families and those that work with children to explore the natural world together. The spots model ways for adults to encourage children's growth, self-confidence, problem solving skills, literacy and cognitive development through open ended hands-on exploration with familiar materials. 24 Activities include: Color Exploration I & II, Cornstarch and Water, Crystal Sparkle Paint, Easy Putty, Ice Cream in a Bag, Rainbow Gel. Sticky Glue, Air...Putting it to Work, Air Power, Gas in a Bag, Fun with Magnets, Moving Molecules, Rolling Down Ramps, Under Pressure, Bubble Exploration, Bubble Prints, Little Drops of Water, Fake Fossils, Soil Makers, Soil, Taking it Apart, Structures, Sun-Baked Bricks, Weathering Rocks. Go to the: 60 Second Science Collection Learn More: 60 Second Science Website

      

  • Air Power

    In this video, explore aerodynamics with just a straw, tray and small objects.

    Grades: PreK-5
  • Weathering Rocks

    In this video, understand why some rocks are smooth and round using plastic jars, rocks, water and a sieve. Weathering Rocks is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Under Pressure

    In this video, explore how children explore the flow of water using sharpened pencils and a milk or juice carton. Under Pressure is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Taking Soil Apart

    In this video, watch as children become soil scientists, or pedologists, and explore sediment using a water bottle, water and a tool for digging.
    Grades: PreK-8
  • Sun-Baked Bricks

    In this video, explore how children make bricks out of molds of paper cartons, soil and ice-cube trays. Sun-Baked Bricks is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Structures | 60 Second Science

    In this video, explore how to construct things with common materials, such as glass, paper, plastic, metal and wood. Structures is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.

    Grades: PreK-5
  • Sticky Glue

    In this video, watch as children turn any piece of paper into a sticker and glue rocks, plastic and glass together. Sticky Glue is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Soil Makers

    In this video, watch as children become scientists who study soil, or pedologists.

    Grades: PreK-8
  • Rolling Down Ramps

    In this video, watch as children use ramps to investigate forces that make things move. Rolling Down Ramps is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Rainbow Gel

    In this video, watch as children become chemists and explore a combination of sugar, cornstarch, and water. Rainbow Gel is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Putting Air to Work

    In this video, explore the power of air using a straw, a plastic bag and a book. Putting Air to Work is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Moving Molecules

    Moving Molecules is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers. In this video, discover that all things made of matter are made of tiny molecules, which are always moving even though we can rarely see them.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Little Drops of Water

    In this video, discover that little drops of water do different things depending where they fall. Little Drops of Water is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Ice Cream

    In this video, watch as children experiment with a recipe that makes homemade ice-cream. Ice Cream is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Gas in A Bag

    In this video, watch as students experiment with a recipe that makes a chemical reaction and forms carbon dioxide. Gas in A Bag is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Fun With Magnets

    In this video, watch as children perform a quick and easy magnetic test. Fun With Magnets is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Fake Fossils

    In this video, explore fossils: remnants of plants and animals preserved in stone.
    Grades: PreK-8
  • Easy Putty

    In this video, watch as children become chemists using just two ingredients: glue and liquid starch. Easy Putty is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Crystal Sparkle Paint

    In this video, watch as children make a sparkly crystal paint by mixing a few common ingredients together. Crystal Sparkle Paint is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5
  • Corn Starch and Water

    In this video, watch as children become chemists using just two ingredients. Corn Starch and Water is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.
    Grades: PreK-5