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In this biology video, students will grasp a better understanding of how cells divide through mitosis and meiosis, but the emphasis is on how through mitosis and meiosis, the daughter cells will either contain the same number of chromosomes or contain half the amount of chromsomes.

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In this video, students will gain a better understanding of biomagnification and how primary consumers are affected by chemicals that humans put out that then have a chance at affecting animals above them in the food chain.  There is an emphasis on how biomagnification affected the reproduction rate of bald eagles so this is a great science video to show when teaching some environmental science.

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This music video can bring some joy to your lesson about light, gravity, waves, and the big bang as they listen to a parody of the Lion King song, The Circle of Life.

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If you are about to teach a lesson on black holes and the Roche Limit, this this might be a fun science video to watch with your students. 

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This NBC website contains multiple physics videos with explanations about how concepts of physics are used when football players play.  The physics concepts explained and discussed in these videos are: 

  • Pythagorean Theorum
  • Torque
  • Center of Mass
  • Newton's Three Laws of Motion
  • Geometric Shapes
  • Kinematics: velocity, accelerations, and position
  • Vectors
  • Projectile motion

 

Learn Physics with NFL Football Videos
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This this educational resource students and teachers can demonstrate the correlation between fractions, percents, and decimals.  By changing variables on the fraction model they can see how a particular fraction will equal a percent which is also equal to a decimal.  It is very visual.  This can be used as whole group instruction or if you have some computers students can work together.

Understanding Fractions Percents and Decimals
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Understanding Glaciers Lab

This lab will help students understand what glaciers are, what some of the formations and deposits look like, and will have students explore how glaciers grow and shrink, and how scientists go about discovering glacial movement speeds over time.

Understanding Glaciers Lab
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Angle of repose lab

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This is a really cool website that features many different activities and games that younger students can play to learn about cells.  Some of the games that you can play are: Mitosis, Cell Turnover Rates, Building Organs, Organ Surgery, Genes and your Cells, Bioengineering, Gene Finder, Fight with Bacteria, Fight a Flu Epidemic, Dieting and Exercise, a game about Heart Disease, Discover what cancer is, Explore possibilities to curring cancer, Develop a new drug, Become a medical engineer and make artificial limbs, and many more.  Students can explore the inside and outside of cells.

Learn about cells by playing games
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