Students will see how monkeys teach manners, elephants show empathy, and ants imitate water in ScienceTake, an online video channel by The New York Times. The series combines research from the world of science with footage of the natural world in action. Dolphins mug for the camera in an awareness test. Wolves beat dogs in a teamwork test. Cockatoos rival children in shape recognition. A tiny robot inspired by caterpillars and jellyfish crawls, walks, and swims inside the human body. Each video is accompanied by a related article from The Times.
Throughout the summer months, students can explore the science behind some of their favorite summer activities. On PBS LearningMedia’s Science of Summer website, students will discover the physics of sailing, the chemistry of campfires, the mineral composition of sand, the forces that allow humans to ride bicycles and rollercoasters—and more.
Google’s Science Journal transforms students’ mobile devices into a science laboratory, encouraging students to conduct authentic experiments, collect and visualize data, and record observations from the world around them. The app, which is available for iOS, Android, and most Chromebooks, offers a suite of tools to measure light, motion, sound, G-forces, and more.
When students ask, “How does that work?” they can easily find out on the JigSpace platform. Using the app (for iOS), students can view step-by-step interactive 3D breakdowns of complex ideas, objects, and phenomena.