Scientists Teacher Resources

Einstein, Newton, Darwin and Kelper... lend your class a peek into the foundations of science as you investigate the greats.
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Women in Science: A Timeline

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scroll down an engaging webpage to discover a plethora of women whose contributions shaped the science world from 1865 to today. Science enthusiasts follow a red guideline to read brief blurbs, watch videos, and examine photographs.
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Great Minds: Alfred Wegener

For Students 9th - 12th
The first person to theorize continental drift was a meteorologist with a PhD in astronomy. Alfred Wegener was generally mocked at for his continental drift theory, but later science would prove him right. The video discusses his polar...
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Develop a Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Alfred Wegener was a meteorologist who was the first to drill ice cores from a moving glacier, the first to study polar air circulation, and is best known for proposing continental drift. Scholars use the same evidence that Wegener had...
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Buckyballs, Graphene, and Nanotubes

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Graphene's uses increase almost daily since it is the strongest metal, but is also flexible, thin, and lightweight. Graphene, buckyballs, and nanotubes — all recent discoveries, revolutionized many industries. Their applications include...
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Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How old is Earth and how do scientists know the answer? Throughout history, many researchers, scholars, and leaders answered this question with varying degrees of accuracy. The 20th episode of Crash Course History of Science introduces...
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Micro-Biology: Crash Course History of Science #24

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Robert Koch and his team of scientists identified the germs that cause diphtheria, typhoid, pneumonia, gonorrhea, meningitis, whooping cough, tetanus, plague, leprosy, syphilis, and more—that's some important work! Over a period of 100...
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Marie Curie and Spooky Rays: Crash Course History of Science #31

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Marie Curie overcame limitations to become the first person to win two Nobel Prizes. A video presentation outlines her work and discoveries in radioactivity. The narrator gives a timeline of her achievements as she sacrificed her own...
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RNA Is an Intermediary Between DNA and Protein

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
For years, scientists believed tRNA was junk left over from larger RNA. Three scientists used different approaches to prove tRNA actually exists as the connection between DNA and protein. Learn about their experiments, their lives, and...
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Let’s Throw an Electric Science Party!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are you looking for a shockingly good instructional activity? Check out one that has middle schoolers recreate four of Benjamin Franklin's experiments. Groups investigate, observe, and draw conclusions about static electricity and...
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Chemistry: All About You

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Developed for the 100-year anniversary of Marie Curie's Nobel Prize, a book offers lessons and activities to interest scholars in chemistry. It is divided into modules, so you can pick information from each to create your own lesson...
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Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci

For Students 9th - 12th
Leonardo da Vinci was not only one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he also made noteworthy contributions to the world of science. A video discusses some of his research, inventions, and his place in history. It...
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Read and Write about It

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Reading informational text is a skill that transcends subjects and grade levels. Practice reading about different topics in various formats with a language arts lesson that includes opportunities for writing and research as well.
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Great Minds: Pliny The Elder

For Students 9th - 12th
Gaius Plinius Secundus, known as Pliny the Elder, should not to be confused with Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, known as Pliny the Younger. Video describes the process of Pliny the Elder creating what turned into the first...
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Great Minds: Barbara McClintock

For Students 9th - 12th
Barbara McClintock discovered mobile genetic elements and was eventually awarded a Nobel Prize, but people first laughed at her because of her gender. Learn more about her contributions to genetics with a biographical video.
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Top 10 New Species of the Year!

For Students 9th - 12th
The only thing creepier than cockroaches are cockroaches that glow. Glowing cockroaches, or L. Luckae, made the top 10 new species of 2012. The other nine on the list are just as unique. Video focuses on why scientists just identified...
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Neil Armstrong Tribute

For Students 9th - 12th
An informative video is a tribute to the man best known for stepping onto the moon. Neil Armstrong was a pilot before he could drive, an engineer, and a symbol of human achievement whom shall never be forgotten.
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Mendeleev and the Periodic Table

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Two hundred years before Mendeleev created the periodic table, scientists observed patterns in the elements and tried to sort them. The brief first video in a 15-part series explains the development of the periodic table and the many...
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Bohrium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Bohrium was originally named neilsbohrium until the IUPAC rejected the label because it included a Christian name. Viewers learn more about the creation of bohrium, its properties, and the many debates about the proper name for this...
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Seaborgium

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Glenn Seaborg might be the only man to have an element named after him while he was still alive. Learn more about a great scientist and the element named to honor him in a scientific video. It includes photos, interviews with people who...
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Intro to History of Science: Crash Course History of Science #1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How, and where, did the scientific process as we know it begin? Journey back through time with the introductory video from Crash Course's History of Science series. The resource highlights what people do and don't know about the world,...
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Origin of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Aristotle explained the idea of spontaneous generation, a concept which lasted almost 2,000 years before scientists proved it wrong. Scholars learn about the history of our understanding of the origins of life. They read examples of...
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The Computer and Turing: Crash Course History of Science #36

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Computers have changed the world but how have computers themselves changed? A Crash Course History of Science episode focuses on the the history of the computer. It opens with defining what a computer is and continues by introducing the...
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Women's History Minute: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Born in Suzhou, China, experimental physicist Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu immigrated to the United States, where she worked on the Manhattan Project. A short video introduces viewers to the amazing achievements of this remarkable woman.
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Great Minds: Richard Feynman, The Great Explainer

For Students 9th - 12th
Who is known for his bongo playing and solving the hardest algebra problem of all time? Richard Feynman loved to solve puzzles and didn't handle being bored very well. He is known for the Feynman diagrams that explain quantum...