There is obviously a lot going on in the world right now and I find that monitoring the news can be all-consuming. While I feel compelled to be engaged and enraged and involved. I also know that I need to occasionally step away and sink into some content that fills me up. This is not a new video but I stumbled on it recently and it brought me a bit of a smile and a reminder of the power of science, of observing, of looking closely…of perspective. Enjoy.
Category Archives: Video
It is challenging to determine the Top Videos in any category because there is just so much great content in every genre online. Having said that- here are my personal Top 10 Science Videos of 2020. There are examples here of several different content creators and entities along with a variety of kinds of science videos. There are explanatory videos, music videos, short videos, long videos, important videos, and just cool science videos. Let me know in the comments of any other science videos from 2020 that you would nominate. Enjoy!
Veritasium: These are the asteroids to worry about
Science with Tom: CRISPR (“7 Rings” Parody) – Science Rap Academy
SciShow-Bugs Aren’t Brainless! | Great Minds: Charles Henry Turner
minutephysics: Why Masks Work Better Than You’d Think
ASAP Science: What the COVID vaccine Does to Your Body
Mark Rober: World’s Largest Devil’s Toothpaste Explosion
NOVA PBS: Can We Cool the Planet?
Real Science: The Insane Biology of The Octopus
UW: Worn Tires Contribute to Chemical that Kills Coho Salmon
NOVA PBS: Signs of Life Found on Venus
The STEM Teaching Tools team/site recently hosted a Zoom professional development session titled- ClimeTime Professional Learning Session: How to Support Home-Based Science Learning During School Closures…it’s a catchy title to be sure.
Click the link HERE to see the presenters, goals, and resources. The video is embedded below. Enjoy!
This video by Mark Rober (Check out some of Mark’s other science videos) is nicely done and could be pushed out to students as part of some online science learning. There are lots of Science & Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts at work here too if you wanted to get all NGSS nerdy with it.
Mark is also livestreaming a Science Class on his YouTube channel at 1pm PST Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. His first was today. He’s also posting the videos so you don’t have to catch the livestream.
Today is the first day of school in my local school district so I thought we could kick off the year with an incredible science-themed song by Science with Tom and friends. I know many science teachers who like to get students thinking about measurements and units early in the year. Maybe this video could be helpful. By the way, if you’re not following Science with Tom you are definitely missing out on some fun science videos and songs. Enjoy!
Back in the day (or a couple of years ago) I used to post lots of cool science videos on this site. I got away from that in order to focus on more “important” science education resources. Well- I think it’s time to start sprinkling in some fun science videos again. So here we go. This is not a brand new video but it is cool. Here is Travel Deep Inside a Leaf courtesy of California Academy of Sciences. Feels like it could be useful for high school biology and thinking about Scale, Proportion, & Quantity.
I haven’t posted a fun science video in awhile- so here you go! Enjoy and check out the other videos from A Capella Science.
I’m always looking for powerful examples of engineering to share with teachers and students. This is one of my current favorites- the story of designing an elegantly simple microscope and centrifuge that can save countless lives around the world. Enjoy!
It’s been too long since I posted a good science music video… enjoy.
As we move forward with implementing the NGSS in multiple partner states, it is more and more likely that we will need to use tools like the EQuIP Rubric to assess our own attempts at designing NGSS lessons and units and those science materials provided by publishing companies. You can find the EQuIP Rubric and a facilitator’s guide at the links below:
The Teaching Channel also recently added a series of four videos to support work with the EQuIP Rubric:
NGSS EQuIP Rubric: Overview
NGSS EQuIP Rubric: 3-Dimensional Learning
NGSS EQuIP Rubric: Using Phenomena
NGSS EQuIP Rubric: Evidence of Student Learning
If you are interested, you can also view an example of how a publishing company (Engineering is Elementary) is using the EQuIP Rubric to connect existing instructional materials with NGSS.