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"How About Science?" Mini-lessons
Subscribe to Mini-lessons and each week you will receive a 3 - 5 minute video on an interesting animal, a cool science demonstration or the latest mission to another planet. Plus, you'll have access to the entire catalog of Mini-lessons. At first, the list will be short, but it will grow week by week. You'll see lots of fun and engaging science activities that can be done at home or in the classroom. The topics are chosen to get kids thinking and exploring, but they also support our national science standards. In most cases, the activities are easy to reproduce at home with commonly found materials.
The videos are available through Vimeo on Demand. This means you'll see high quality video with no ads, banners or commercials of any kind. Just click "VIMEO" and you are on your way. You'll have full access for one year! Rates are intended for an individual, a family or a single classroom of students. Please email for rates for schools and school districts.
1. Newton's First Law of Motion: Newton's First Law of Motion is also called the Law of Inertia. This mini-lesson is loaded with awesome slow motion examples.
More info? Newton's Laws of Motion, PHYSICS4KIDS
2. Dry Ice Air Hockey: Learn about the forms of friction as well as how to turn tiny chucks of dry ice into a makeshift air hockey game.
More info? Friction Basics, PHYSICS4KIDS
3. The Heart, Part 1: Examine the anatomy of a pig heart, which is very similar to a human heart.
More info: Project Heart, Texas Heart Institute
4. The Heart, Part 2: Examine the heart's "double pump" and how valves prevent blood from flowing backwards.
More info: National Geographic, Heart
5. Mountain Goat Meet and Greet: Learn about mountain goats and their relatives as you hike to the top of a mountain in Idaho. This program begins with a nice overview of the classes of vertebrates.
More info? Mountain Goat: National Geographic
Vertebrate Basics: BIOLOGY4KIDS
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