Wednesday April 16 2014

Process of Science

NEW! Curriculum Units combine videos and experiments into an organized curriculum.

The Process of Science

Video Title Description All terms
Challenge: Paper, Coin, Cup - Part 2 The answer to the challenge. Did you get it right? experiment, investigation, observation, process science, testable, critical thinking
Challenge: Paper, Coin, Cup Challenge: Paper, Coin, Cup investigation, process science, critical thinking
Microscopes - Making a Hay Infusion Grow a culture of microorganisms experiment, investigation, observation, process science, testable, variables
Microscopes - Making a Wet Mount Another way to prepare specimens investigation, observation, process science
Microscopes - Making a Dry Mount The simplest way to look at things with a microscope. investigation, observation, process science
Sun Prints Combine science and art to learn about ultraviolet light. experiment, investigation, process science, testable, scientific method, critical thinking, science fair
The Slow Race A challenge that combines science, engineering, and creative thinking. experiment, investigation, process science, critical thinking
Strange Flame, part 2 The answer to part 1. investigation, observation, process science, critical thinking
Scientific Thought and Creative Thinking, Part 1 A challenge in creative, scientific thinking. experiment, investigation, observation, process science, testable, opinion-fact, scientific method, critical thinking, measurement
Scientific Thought and Creative Thinking, Part 2 Part two of Creative Thinking experiment, investigation, observation, process science, testable, opinion-fact, scientific method, critical thinking, measurement
Scientific Thought and Creative Thinking, Part 3 Part three of the Creative Thinking series experiment, investigation, observation, process science, testable, opinion-fact, scientific method, critical thinking, measurement
Nephoscope Build a simple device for detecting cloud movement. observation, process science, measurement
The Knuckle Trick The answer to the Knuckle Trick challenge experiment, investigation, process science, critical thinking, control, variables
Building a Rain Gauge For such a simple device, rain gauges can tell us incredible things. experiment, process science, critical thinking, measurement, variables
A Model of the Water Cycle Make a scientific model of the water cycle. process science, models
Science Friction A simple friction challenge that might surprise you. observation, process science, critical thinking
Calling a Woodpecker A simple technique for attracting woodpeckers. investigation, observation, process science
Science and the Haunted Pumpkin Use simple chemistry to enhance a ghost story for Halloween observation, process science, critical thinking
Igneous Sugar Make rock candy to explore the difference between magma and lava. process science, models
Sunglass Science: Birefringence This time we will explore things that are usually invisible, revealing new things about the world around us. experiment, investigation, observation, process science, variables
Water in a Glass, Part 3 The answer to Part 2, and a fun "science trick." experiment, investigation, observation, process science, scientific method, critical thinking
Water in a Glass, Part 2 The answer to part 1, and a new challenge. experiment, investigation, observation, process science, scientific method, critical thinking
Water in a Glass, part 1 What really keeps the water inside this inverted glass? investigation, observation, process science, scientific method, critical thinking
What is Science? The definition of science is not nearly as simple as you might think. experiment, investigation, observation, process science, science-nonscience, testable, opinion-fact, repetition, scientific method, critical thinking, measurement, control, variables
Laser Projection Microscope Turn a $5 laser pointer into a projection microscope! investigation, observation, process science, science fair
Paleo Cookies Combine science and chocolate to learn about paleontology. process science, models
Pick a String Pull downwards on the string, and use science to cause it to break either above or below the book. critical thinking
Strengthening the Dollar How can you make a dollar bill stronger? With science! process science, critical thinking
Coins Through a Hole Put a coin through a hole that is smaller than the coin, without tearing the paper! investigation, observation, process science, critical thinking, measurement
Measuring Lightning Use the Flash-Bang method to measure how far away the bolt was, and how long it was. investigation, observation, process science, measurement, science fair
Selective Smelling How long can you smell something before the scent vanishes? science fair
Noisy String Learn about sound while annoying.. I mean amusing your friends. science fair
Planets and Pennies Try this easy way to visualize how gravity differs from planet to planet. models
Measuring in Feet Instead of measuring with a ruler, try measuring with your foot. process science, measurement, science fair
Bottle Tones, Part 2 The solution to the Bottle Tones video. experiment, observation, process science, scientific method, critical thinking, variables
Bottle Tones, part 1 How does mass relate to pitch? experiment, observation, process science, scientific method, critical thinking, variables
Candles in a Jar, Part 2 The answer to the last video's challenge. observation, process science
Candles in a Jar Which will go out first, the tall candle or the short one? experiment, investigation, observation, process science, scientific method, critical thinking
The Science of Pizza Is the cheese on a pizza really hotter than the crust? observation, process science, critical thinking, measurement, science fair, variables
The Right Answer Sometimes the right answer is not the only answer. observation, process science, scientific method, critical thinking, science fair
Half a Water Balloon Why is half a water balloon different from a full one? observation, process science, critical thinking
The Compass and Magnetic Fields Use the compass you constructed in Video 149 to explore magnetic fields, from electric wires to your kitchen cabinets. experiment, process science, science fair, variables
A Walk in the Park You don't have to go on safari to see some amazing wild life. observation, process science
Floating Cups Help figure out the science behind this simple trick. experiment, investigation, observation, process science, testable, opinion-fact, repetition, scientific method, critical thinking, measurement, control, variables
The Leyden Jar Learn to construct a 25,000 volt Leyden Jar from materials found around the house. This dramatic, yet safe, demonstration is a investigation, process science, critical thinking, science fair, variables
Observation Careful observation plays a large role in science. How skilled are you at observation? investigation, observation, process science, opinion-fact, critical thinking
Mirage What is a mirage, and why do they happen? observation, process science
Global Science Use a globe of the Earth to learn about seasons, day and night, and the scale of the solar system. scientific method, models
Cartesian Diver Make a diver that will rise and fall at your command, if you know the science. science fair
Light as Air When we say that something is as light as air, what does that really mean? process science, measurement
Strange Flame, part 1 Can you figure out why the flame moves backwards? investigation, observation, process science, critical thinking
Radioactive What does it mean when we say that something is radioactive? process science, opinion-fact, science fair
The Cloud Chamber A cool way to see evidence of subatomic particles. observation, process science
Illusions Learn some of the science behind optical illusions. observation, process science, opinion-fact, critical thinking
Mobius Space Can an empty space have only one side? observation, process science, critical thinking
Magic Coin Use science to make a coin seem to magically rise from a matchbox. observation, process science, critical thinking
A Color You Can't See Use your cell phone to see a color you can't see investigation, observation, process science, testable, critical thinking
A Watched Pot Who would think that there could be so much science in a pot of boiling water? observation, process science, critical thinking
Koffka Ring Illusion An easy illusion to trick your brain. observation, process science, variables
Making Craters Make your own craters, and compare them with photos of the real thing. observation, process science, models, science fair
Changing the Speed of Light Can you really change the speed of light? Of course you can! observation, process science, critical thinking
The Pool, the Boat, and the Anchor, part 2 The answer to video 111 investigation, observation, process science, critical thinking, measurement, models
The Pool, the Boat, and the Anchor Do you really understand why things float and sink? investigation, observation, process science, critical thinking, measurement, models
Two Coins Instant science: An illusion to make two coins look like three. observation, process science, opinion-fact, critical thinking
Osmosis Explore a chemical process that keeps your cells going. experiment, investigation, observation, process science, testable, variables
Wax and Wood, part 2 The answer to the challenge. Did you get it right? investigation, observation, process science, critical thinking
Wax and Wood, part 1 We start by putting wood and wax into water, and watching them separate. The challenge is to get them to change places. investigation, observation, process science, critical thinking
The Stroop Effect How well does your brain work with two bits of information at the same time investigation, process science, science fair, variables
Taking a Marshmallow Apart Take a marshmallow apart to see what it is made of. investigation, observation, process science
Stale Bread Why does bread go stale so much faster than cake? investigation, observation, process science, critical thinking
Scaring Pepper Learn about surface tension on water while playing a fun trick on your friends. investigation, observation, process science, opinion-fact, critical thinking
Why Wet Things Won't Burn What is it about water that keeps things from burning? process science, science fair
The Hottest Part of the Flame? What is the hottest part of a flame? It may not be where you think it is. experiment, process science, testable, scientific method, critical thinking, variables
Science Fair Panic, part 4 What if things go WRONG?!?!. observation, process science, scientific method, critical thinking, control, science fair, variables
Science Fair Panic, part 3 This time we talk about controlling variables. experiment, observation, process science, testable, opinion-fact, repetition, scientific method, control, science fair, variables
Science Fair Panic, part 2 This time we talk about research and forming a hypothesis. experiment, process science, testable, repetition, scientific method, science fair
Science Fair Panic, part 1 Its time to start thinking about your Science Fair Project, but don't panic. Take a minute and set some goals. experiment, process science, science fair
Chromatography Can you tell which pen was used to write a message? Of course you can, if you know the science of chromatography. experiment, process science, measurement, science fair
Testing for Tannic Acid A fun but smelly test to find tannins in your food. experiment, process science, testable, science fair
The Science of Balance Understanding center of gravity and base can make it easier to balance. observation, process science, science fair
Light Speed Chocolate Use chocolate and your microwave oven to measure the speed of light. experiment, process science, measurement, science fair
Microwave Chocolate Combine science and chocolate to learn how a microwave oven works. science fair
Air Space How many cotton balls can you fit into a full glass of water? observation, process science
Nature Watching Are you a bird watcher or a bird spotter? observation
Mystery of the Glassy Tube How quickly can you figure it out? process science, critical thinking
Mystery of the Golden Needles Another Cabinet of Curiosities mystery. process science, critical thinking
Identifying Minerals Using simple tests such as luster, hardness, and cleavage/fracture, you can identify most common minerals. process science, testable, measurement
Changing Colors, Part 2 A continuation of video 120. This time we will mix two clear liquids to form a white liquid. Then we mix that with the black l process science, measurement
Changing Colors, Part 1 Can you mix two clear liquids to produce a black liquid? Of course you can! observation, process science, measurement, variables
Hunting With an Umbrella What strange creatures would you hunt with an umbrella? investigation, observation, process science, science fair
Curves Illusion Which of these curved pieces of paper is longer? observation, process science, opinion-fact, critical thinking
Sorting Salt and Pepper Can you mix salt and pepper and then sort them out again? Of course you can! investigation, process science, scientific method, critical thinking
Blowing Out a Candle It is amazing how much science is involved in the simple act of blowing out a candle. process science, testable, scientific method, critical thinking
The Old Tablecloth Trick Simple science behind a famous science trick. process science, critical thinking, variables
Heating a Balloon Can you really use a candle to heat water in a balloon without popping it? critical thinking

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