- The Sweet Science of Chocolate | Grades 4-13+ | Video | Chocolate makers explain the elaborate engineering and chemistry behind this tasty treat
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Posted in PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, Uncategorized, tagged architecture, grades 4-12, green housing, interactive, pbs learningmedia, science, sustainable design, technology, transportation technologies, video on July 11, 2013 |
Use these resources from PBS LearningMedia to enhance lesson plans on innovative tech, sustainable building design, smart cars, and renewable energies. Remember to create a user account for free, full access to PBS LearningMedia’s content library, and let us know what you think about any of these digital resources.
Plug in Hybrids Grades 4-12 | Video | Transportation Technologies Show students how plug-in electric hybrid technology works and challenge them to compare conventional vehicles with their eco-friendly counterparts.
Green Technology: Sustaining the Earth Grades 6-12 | Interactive | Renwable Energy Use this interactive activity to offer students an overview of innovation in green technology and insight into various areas of research within the field.
The Art and Science of Renzo Piano Grades 9-12 | Video | Innovative Building Design Discover how architect Renzo Piano combined sustainable design features with a sense of fun and exploration in the creation of the greenest museum in the world.
Architecture 2030 Grades 9-12 | Video | Green Design Learn about this architect’s efforts to protect the environment by changing the way buildings are planned, designed, and constructed.
Affordable Green Housing Grades 9-12 | Video | Green Design Invite students to consider the role that habitat plays in fostering diverse, vibrant social structures in well-designed, integrated communities by integrating this video resource into your next class discussion.
Bogotá: Building a Sustainable City Grades 9-12 | Video | Transportation Technologies Explore the innovations in urban planning, development, and transportation that transformed Bogotá, Colombia from a chaotic city to a shining example of sustainable improvement.
To celebrate the 4th, check out this video clip from NOVA: “Fireworks!” to learn how different colors are added to fireworks and share your knowledge with family and friends over the upcoming holiday.
Here are additional PBS LearningMedia resources to help you appreciate this July 4th and to discover classroom resources surrounding our independence:
To Sign or Not to Sign is an interactive for grade 6-8 students who can analyze the Declaration of Independence to understand its meaning and consider the consequences of signing the document.
Declaring Freedom . . . But For Whom?, a video segment adapted from Africans in America, allows grade 5-12 students to consider the American view of freedom that was defined by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.
Please feel free to share your thoughts about these resources or your ideas for celebrating, understanding and appreciating freedom.
Acids and bases react with other chemicals in predictable ways. This interactive activity from the ZOOM Web site allows you to conduct virtual experiments on various solutions to determine if they’re acidic or basic. In one experiment, you can test the acidity of different household substances by trying to launch a virtual cork rocket. This interactive will help students in grades 3-8 understand processes of chemical change and the properties of objects and materials.