Scientific Investigation

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

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Despite being completely nonfiction, this title reads with all the suspense and mystery of any great novel. The story begins in 1996, when Karen Lips travels to a high mountain forest in Panama to study the golden frogs that live there. Upon discovering a large amount of dead frogs, Karen collects a few of them and later learns that a fungus is to blame for the frogs' death. Over the next decade, Project Golden Frog is launched and put into motion in order to collect and protect Panama's golden frogs until the fungus can be understood and controlled.

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

Writing in Science (2014)

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The development and application of writing skills in science is the focus of this program. This video highlights some of the key ingredients of writing in the subject of science. Informative and explanatory texts focus on facts, examples, data, and details stressed in the ELA Common Core Standards.

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Primary
Elementary
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Writing in Science

Working with Data (2014)

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Numbers, sketches, images, and recordings are all examples of data we use everyday. This fun and informative program illustrates the ways data is used in our lives and by scientists. Special emphasis is placed on how data is used to help solve problems in science.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:10
Working with Data

Using Tools in Science (2014)

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The use of tools, equipment, and instruments in science and engineering is vital to acquiring data. Students will learn how and why tools are helpful in science. Concrete examples of common, everyday tools help teach key concepts and use of tools in science.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Using Tools in Science

Starting with Questions (2014)

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A very important part of solving problems is to ask questions. This fascinating program teaches students how to ask relevant and useful questions. Students will also learn how some questions are easier to answer than others.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:10
Starting with Questions

Listening and Speaking in Science (2014)

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Key components to communication in the field of science are listening and speaking. This program demonstrates and models basic listening and speaking skills. Special emphasis is given to these skills in science as outlined in the ELA Common Core Standards.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Listening and Speaking in Science

Investigations and Data (2014)

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A key component of answering questions and solving problems is to conduct investigations. In easy-to-understand language, this video describes what investigations are and why they are important. Special emphasis is placed on demonstrating the nature of data.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Investigations and Data

Designing Solutions (2014)

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This program ties together the important process of defining problems, asking questions, conducting investigations, and gathering data to develop solutions. Examples of possible solutions to real-life problems help students comprehend this problem-solving process.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Designing Solutions

Albert Einstein: Everything is Relative (2014)

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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.

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Elementary
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00:07
Albert Einstein: Everything is Relative

Dinosaur Questions

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THIS BOOK IS PART OF THE DINOSAURS CURRICULUM KIT

Some might think there aren't any questions left to ask about dinosaurs, but there's still so much we don't know about these mysterious creatures. In a colorful, easy-to read format, dinosaur afficionado Bernard Most asks and answers questions such as: Did dinosaurs have whiskers? How old did they grow to be? Fascinating questions and simple drawings make scientific inquiry fun!

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