Videos for Grades 3-5

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Here you'll find all the videos in the Science NetLinks collection aimed at elementary school students. Learn about interesting science careers from interviews with scientists, discover the beauty of our solar system, and explore what it means to be a citizen scientist. From videos about insects to advice on how to prepare for a science fair, you'll be sure to find something educational and entertaining.
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  • Science in My Life

    K-12  |  Video
    In this short video from AAAS & Science NetLinks, you'll see the many ways science has impacted your life.
  • Five Black Chemists Who Changed the World

    3-12  |  Video
    The video highlights the work of icons like astronaut and chemical engineer Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, as well as Percy Julian, a pioneer in synthesizing materials from plants, including a glaucoma drug from beans, a firefighting foam from soy protein, and an arthritis treatment still used to treat millions of patients today.
  • The Fantastic Fur of Sea Otters

    3-12  |  Video
    Unlike whales and other ocean mammals, sea otters have no blubber. Yet they're still able to keep warm in the frigid Pacific waters. The secret to their survival? A fur coat like no other.
  • 2010 BioBlitz BobCast 1: Noon Arrival

    K-12  |  Video
    In the first of a series of live 2010 BioBlitz BobCasts, host Bob Hirshon arrives at the BioBlitz staging area and provides a short video tour of the people gathering there.
  • 2010 BioBlitz BobCast 3: Reef Trip

    K-12  |  Video
    AAAS's Bob Hirshon and a small team of volunteer “fish counters” head out on a boat trip to a turtlegrass bed and coral reef.
  • 2010 BioBlitz BobCast 5: Algae

    K-12  |  Video
    In this final BobCast video, we hear from a group of college students who collect and identify marine algae, better known as seaweed.
  • 2011 BioBlitz BobCast 2: Endophytic Fungi

    K-12  |  Video
    In this video, AAAS's Bob Hirshon talks with a team from the University of Arizona who are hunting for fungi that spend their entire lives inside plants.
  • Brood II Is Back

    K-12  |  Video
    Bob Hirshon interviews Dr. Michael Raupp, an entomologist, about the 2013 emergence of the Brood ii 17-year periodical cicadas.
  • Interview with Loree Griffin Burns

    3-12  |  Video
    This video features an interview with author Loree Griffin Burns at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Mysterious Marbled Murrelet

    3-5  |  Video
    This video features the Marbled Murrelet, a small, Pacific seabird listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in California, Oregon, and Washington. The murrelet was the last bird species in North America to have its nesting site discovered in 1974. These birds nest in old-growth, redwood forests but spend most of their lives out on the ocean.
  • Planetfall

    3-12  |  Video
    Michael Benson discusses the Planetfall art exhibition.
  • Prepare for the Science Fair

    5-12  |  Video
    High school senior Kevin Temmer created this animated short on how to take part in a science fair as part of the International Baccalaureate program at Land O'Lakes High School.
  • Return of the Cicadas

    K-12  |  Video
    This time-lapse video takes a look at the 17-year life cycle of the magicicada.
  • Suit Up: 50 Years of Spacewalks

    3-12  |  Video
    This NASA documentary celebrates 50 years of extravehicular activity (EVA) or spacewalks that began in 1965 and continue to this day.
  • Topspin Doctor: How Physics Serves Tennis

    3-12  |  Video
    In this segment of Science XPlained, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez discusses how the strings in a tennis racket--often made of synthetic or natural materials--make the important topspin shot possible.
  • Tsunamis: Know What to Do!

    K-5  |  Video
    The friendly crabs in this video will help you understand tsunamis and how to be better prepared if you're ever in a coastal tsunami area.
  • What is a Watershed

    3-12  |  Video
    This video provides a brief explanation of a watershed.
  • Why Garden for Wildlife?

    K-12  |  Video
    This video from the National Wildlife Federation follows naturalist David Mizejewski as he discusses why it's important to plan gardens with wildlife in mind.