Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

Grade Level:

Elementary

Length:

00:07

Taking advantage of the latest digital animation techniques, Science Gossip summarizes the careers of important figures from the History of Science. Although scientific rigor is respected, the point of view is more light hearted and amusing so that viewers receive short, dynamic doses of interesting information about each scientist, complemented by curios anecdotes.

Grade Level:

Elementary

Length:

00:07

This multi award-winning series takes the mystery out of math and puts the fun back into learning. Each episode takes viewers to Uncle Norm's workshop, usually the scene of his latest misadventure. The Radicals—cousins Kevin and Alanna—come to the rescue every time by enlisting experts to help them solve Uncle Norm's problems with mathematical solutions.

Grade Level:

Elementary

Length:

00:15

In this *Cyberchase* video segment, Harry wants to visit his grandmother. He decides that the cheapest way for him to get there is to travel by unicycle, but he wonders if he can get there before dark. Using a line graph, he tries to predict the amount of time it will take to travel the twenty miles, assuming he travels at a constant speed. Once he sets out on his unicycle, he charts his progress on a new line graph. After the first hour he appears to be ahead of schedule, but he is not able to keep up the pace and soon finds himself falling behind.

In this video segment from *Cyberchase*, the CyberSquad must measure two differently-shaped parcels of land to determine which has a larger area. The CyberSquad uses tarps, fence posts, and finally a grid made out of rope to count squares and determine the area of each parcel.

Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In takes students on a tour through the history of drive-in theaters and a visit to one that's still open and thriving in Winchester, Kentucky. Looking at shadows through the drive-in movie projector introduces the relationship of a shadow's size to its distance from the light source.

To find the volume of a rectangular prism, divide it into fractional cubes, find the volume of one cube, then multiply that area by the number of cubes.

In this video from KCPT, watch an animated demonstration of finding the surface area of rectangular and trapezoidal prisms. In the accompanying classroom activity, students do two hands-on activities: they calculate the surface area of an object in the shape of a rectangular or trapezoidal prism and design and construct a rectangular or trapezoidal prism with a surface area of 24 square inches. To get the most from this lesson, students should be comfortable calculating the area of parallelograms. Prior exposure to rectangular and trapezoidal prisms and to surface area is helpful.

Learn about the characteristics of a trapezoid and how to find its area in this video from KCPT. In the accompanying classroom activity, students develop the formula for the area of a trapezoid by decomposing it into smaller, more familiar shapes.

This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.

Students solve a real-world mathematical problem involving the area of a triangle and learn about how energy conservation is applied to architectural design using video from *Treasures of New York: Hearst Tower*. Utilizing text-dependent discussion questions and classroom activities called “teaching tips,” students have an opportunity to take a deep dive into mathematics, STEM content and the arts.

Explore the relationships between the area equations for rectangles and triangles. This video focuses on modeling the area equations for a rectangle and triangle and talks how base and height differ from length and width.

This video was submitted through the Innovation Math Challenge, a contest open to professional and nonprofessional producers and is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.

Uncover the secret behind the puzzling Monkey Around exhibit at the National Museum of Mathematics. This video focuses on the properties of rotations and challenges your critical thinking skills. This video was submitted through the Innovation Math Challenge, a contest open to professional and nonprofessional producers.

In this video segment from *Cyberchase,* Harry is snowboarding and wants to do a move on his snowboard known as a "360." He is not sure what exactly a "360" is, but a snowboard instructor teaches him about angles and snowboard moves. Harry finally creates his own snowboard version of a "360."

Examine some of the complexities and complications inherent in the development of a micro engine. This video focuses on how MIT researchers have to consider proportions comparing volume and surface area when factoring heat loss, taking math out of the classroom and into real world problem solving.

Use your spatial reasoning skills to calculate the surface area when given a 3D figure. This video focuses on a right rectangular prism and shows you how unit blocks can help you visualize, then calculate the surface area. This video was submitted through the Innovation Math Challenge, a contest open to professional and nonprofessional producers. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.