Science

Dealing with Controversy

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This video segment from Teaching Evolution Case Studies features teachers from around the country who discuss the controversies and challenges they face teaching evolution in public school classrooms. It highlights how teachers handle questions and criticisms from both students and parents. It then focuses on a specific case in Merrimack, New Hampshire, in which teachers and a school district addressed the controversy.

MEECS Energy Resources l Michigan's Energy Mix: Video Lesson 2

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Students will categorize Michigan’s energy resources in to renewable and non-renewable resources while working in pairs. (This video lesson highlights activities 1 and 2 from lesson 2 of the MEECS Energy Resources Unit.)

 

Measuring Land Use and Land Cover l MEECS Land Use: Video Lesson 2

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Students compare two air photos of Shelby Township, MI. The students compare, contrast, and use evidence from the air photos to explore the changes in land use over time. (This video lesson highlights activities 3 and 4 from lesson 1 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

MEECS Water Quality l Serial Dilution: Video Lesson 5

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Students perform a serial dilution to observe that even an extremely small concentration of a contaminant can still pose a threat to human health. (This video lesson highlights activity 5 from lesson 6 of the MEECS Water Quality Unit.)

Lesson 2: Watersheds and Nonpoint Source Pollution l Managing Excess Sediment- LGREI

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The second video in the Groundswell Communities for Clean Water series discusses sediment pollution and its impacts on water quality.

Moving Beyond the Classroom

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In this professional development video from Getting Results, Dr. John Bransford, professor of education at the University of Washington School of Education, as well as instructors and students from an aquarium science class, talk about how to make course content relevant through first-hand experiences with labs and connections to the community. As an example, the instructors bring in an aquarium director as a guest lecturer. The students then conduct an experiment. Afterwards, they go to the aquarium to see the same technology used in a professional context.

The Eugenics Crusade: What's Wrong With Perfect? (2018)

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A hybrid derived from the Greek words meaning "well" and "born," the term eugenics was coined in 1883 by Sir Francis Galton, a British cousin to Charles Darwin, to name a new "science" through which human beings might take charge of their own evolution.

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The Eugenics Crusade: What's Wrong With Perfect?

Max's Diary: Magic Paintbrush | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment, Max gets a magic paintbrush in the mail and everything changes. This segment walks kids through the consequences of not following written directions in a fun and magical way.

Max’s Diary: Pennies in a Pumpkin | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max uses pennies in his garden and reaps fruitful rewards!

Discussion about Hibernation

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Observe a kindergarten teacher discussing the concept of hibernation with a diverse group of students. See how she facilitates the conversation in order to elicit their understanding of the concept.

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