25 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kelly O'Donnell
This video explores what scientists mean when they talk about uncertainty and how it differs from the way this uncertainty is perceived by the public. We start with 2014’s record heat and end up...
In this video, we discuss how studying the rocks and minerals around us can tell us about the history of the planet. We also discuss what makes a scientific law and how those laws are applied in...
Tools of Seeing
This video really focuses on having a sense of scale, a Number Sense skill. We talk to astronomers, biologists, and geologists about how they use tools to enhance their sight and how this allows...
In this video, we talk to astronomers and astrophysicists that use data collected by telescopes to learn about our universe. We discuss how different types of light can tell us different things and...
The Challenge of Food
How will we feed the estimated 9 billion people that will be on the planet by 2050? How can food be distributed equally? We’ll hear about making more nutritious food via genetic engineering and...
This video explores what artificial intelligence is and features people who work on different aspects of intelligence. How do we make machines that think like humans? How can we tell when we’ve...
24 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This video describes the basic science of climate change. How do we know about climate in the past? What are humans interfering with? How can we make predictions about what will happen in the future?
This video explores the way evolution happens via natural selection in the context of the microbial world. Viruses and bacteria are discussed. We will see how evolution can be simulated in a...
This video describes the field of urban ecology and features scientists who use the city as their field site.
What is Science?
This video has a philosophical focus and explores the nature of science. We’ll hear about how science is both a body of knowledge and a process. Peer review and confirmation bias will also be covered.
The Science Senses
This video introduces the common thread that runs through the Science Forward course: Sciences Sense.