Meeting in the Middle Activity
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Meeting in the Middle Activity

One major challenge of building a tunnel is making sure that the teams digging from each side meet in the middle. In this activity from ...
Grades 3-6
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WGBH
Columns Activity
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Columns Activity

Columns are often used to hold up heavy loads, such as the roofs of buildings. The heavy load pushes on the column, putting it in ...
Grades 3-6
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WGBH
Newspaper Tower Activity
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Newspaper Tower Activity

Make a newspaper tower just by bending, folding, or tearing the paper. No tape, staples, glue or other materials allowed in this activity from Building ...
Grades 3-6
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WGBH
Making a Seismometer
Video 00:04:51

Making a Seismometer

For anyone who has never experienced an earthquake, it is very hard to imagine the ground moving beneath your feet. But that's exactly what ...
Grades 3-8
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Zoom
Finding Factors of 20
Video 00:02:35

Finding Factors of 20

In this Cyberchasevideo segment, the CyberSquad is trying to figure out the location of Icky, the guardian of the Electric Eel of Aquari-Yum. The clue ...
Grades 3-6
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Cyberchase
Santiago and Morris
Video 00:04:34

Santiago and Morris

Santiago Lopez is a young man who needed help. In this video segment from Wild TV, Santiago admits he was beginning to hang out with ...
Grades 3-8
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WNET
Solar Still Part II: Juice
Video 00:03:55

Solar Still Part II: Juice

In this video segment from ZOOM, two cast members repeat an experiment designed to separate fresh water from a liquid solution, this time using colored ...
Grades 3-12
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Zoom
Transforming the Future of Flight
Video 00:03:57

Transforming the Future of Flight

In the early 1900s, the Wright Brothers found inspiration for their first airplane in nature. Their "Flyer," which was modeled ...
Grades 3-12
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WGBH
What Is "Weightlessness"?
Video 00:01:17

What Is "Weightlessness"?

There's no need to don a space suit if you want to experience weightlessness. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, two members of ...
Grades K-8
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Zoom
Firth of Forth Cantilever Bridge
Video 00:01:01

Firth of Forth Cantilever Bridge

Cantilever bridges like the Firth of Forth Railway Bridge may look complicated, but the principle on which they're built ...
Grades 3-12
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Building Big
Think Garden: Location, Location
Video 00:02:42

Think Garden: Location, Location

This video from KET’s Think Garden collection shows how location is important to the health of a garden. Learn ...
Grades 3-5
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KET
Coal Tramway
Video 00:00:19

Coal Tramway

In this Building Block video, coal carts move along an elevated tramway as smokestacks spew smoke in the background.
Grades All
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Building Big
Motorcycles for Health
Video 00:04:53

Motorcycles for Health

In most parts of the United States, transportation to high-quality medical care can be readily arranged. Unfortunately, the majority of people living in the world ...
Grades 3-12
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RX
Testing with Models
Video 00:04:15

Testing with Models

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must figure out a way to sneak into a fort that Hacker has built around a pond ...
Grades 3-5
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Cyberchase
Insect DNA Lab
Video 00:00:07

Insect DNA Lab

This Building Block video shows an insect DNA test transparency. The camera zooms in to a hand moving a pen over the DNA sequences.
Grades All
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Building Big
Teaching Braille Reading and Writing – Lucia Hasty
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Teaching Braille Reading and Writing – Lucia Hasty

Educator Lucia Hasty provides an overview of early literacy goals and objectives for working with children who are blind or ...
Grades K-12
Overstepping Mother Earth's Boundaries
Video 00:02:36

Overstepping Mother Earth's Boundaries

In this video segment, learn about the relationship between humans and nature. Listen to a tribal Elder make the connection ...
Grades 3-12
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NASA
Body Needs
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Body Needs

Why do we eat? How do our bodies use the foods we eat? What organ or system in your body may not be getting enough ...
Grades 3-8
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NOVA
Columns: Finding the Strongest Shape
Video 00:03:33

Columns: Finding the Strongest Shape

The shapes of a structure and its parts are often as important as the materials those parts are made of ...
Grades K-8
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Zoom
Close-up of Smoke Stack
Video 00:00:24

Close-up of Smoke Stack

In this Building Block video, the camera looks close-up at the top of a smokestack that is releasing exhaust into the clear blue sky.
Grades All
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Building Big
Prairie Dogs
Video 00:02:54

Prairie Dogs

Biologists have recently begun to understand how prairie dog colonies benefit their native habitat. This video from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department describes the prairie ...
Grades 3-8
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WGBH