Science

The Dancing Scientist | Take the Stage

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Learn about the properties of solid, liquid, and gas while dancing with the famous music group, The Gregory Brothers!

To help understand how water changes states of matter, Scientist Sam brings in the musical group The Gregory Brothers to help teach about the states of matter through an interactive dance. The viewer dances like a solid, liquid and gas and learns that water can change states of matter when temperatures are below 0 degrees Celsius or above 100 degrees Celsius.

Learning Objective:
Classify matter by physical properties, including shape, relative mass, relative temperature, texture, flexibility, and whether material is a solid or liquid.

View the Spanish version of The Dancing Scientist by clicking here.

La Científica Bailarina | Take the Stage en Español

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¡Aprende sobre las propiedades del sólido, líquido y gas bailando junta al famoso grupo de música Los Hermanos Gregory!

Para ayudar a entender cómo el agua cambia los estados de la materia, el científico Sam trae al grupo musical Los Hermanos Gregory para ayudar a enseñar sobre los estados de la materia a través de una danza interactiva. El espectador baila como un sólido, líquido y gas y aprende que el agua puede cambiar los estados de la materia cuando las temperaturas son inferiores a 0 grados centígrados o superiores a 100 grados centígrados.

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Clasificar la materia por sus propiedades físicas, incluida la forma, la masa relativa, la temperatura relativa, la textura, la flexibilidad y si el material es sólido o líquido. 

View the English version of La Científica Bailarina by clicking here.

Try and Try Again - Episode | Ready Jet Go!

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Blast off with Jet and his friends as they find new wheels for a robot in this episode of the PBS KIDS show Ready Jet Go! Jet’s robot Jet 2 needs new wheels if he’s going to be able to rove over the surface of Mars. The friends brainstorm ideas, test wheels, and repeat the experiment until they find the perfect set of wheels for Jet 2.

Inventions: Goldfish® or M&Ms®? | Science Trek

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Food Scientists create new taste combinations using the scientific method. Meet a food scientist trying to find the perfect cupcake topping. And not every invention was a success when it was first developed. Find out what some “experts” said about the “new” inventions we have come to rely on every day. 

Columbia Elementary Will Never Forget | Your Space Place

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Columbia Elementary School's teachers encourage their students to remember the history of the Columbia shuttle disaster, but also teaches them to look to the future for space and STEM advancements.

What an Awesome (Cape) View! | Your Space Place

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How well can you see rocket launches from your home? Cape View Elementary has a great view since they're so close to Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center! See how else they are involved with space exploration.

Read Good Books!: Egg Drop Challenge | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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KIDS Clubhouse Adventures kids read and discover more about inventions. They are inspired to invent a structure that will protect an egg from breaking when dropped. They choose the materials, work as a team and have a lot of fun!

Animal Adaptations: Polar Bear Paws

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Polar bear cubs learn how to walk through snow and over ice in this video from NATURESnow Bears.” In the accompanying classroom activity, students use the engineering design process to design a slip stopper, mimicking the adult polar bear adaptation of footpads that prevent sliding on ice. Additional support materials are available, including discussion questions and vocabulary.

Dams | Science Trek

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Humans first built dams for irrigation. Now we use dams for many more uses. We use them to generate electricity, for flood control, for recreation and to bank water for later use. Scientists play an important role in building dams and dealing with their environmental impacts.  

Atlantis Elementary Dares to Dream! | Your Space Place

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Atlantis Elementary strives to show their students the importance of the space program by involving them in STEM programs, like their Invention Convention. See how else they are involved with learning these skills.

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