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Videos for Grades 6-8

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Here you'll find all the videos in the Science NetLinks collection aimed at middle school students. Topics range from baseball umpires to catastrophic science to gardening for wildlife, so there's something for everyone.
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  • Why North Pole Web Cams?

    6-12  |  Video
    Deployment of a Web cam at North Pole in 2002 provided the very first summer-long view of conditions at the North Pole. Includes narration with background information about the North Pole and the Web cams.
  • Science of the Summer Olympics: The Impact of Jenny Simpson

    6-12  |  Video
    This video is from the "Science of the Summer Olympics" series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation. U.S. runner Jenny Simpson relied on new treadmill technology to help rehabilitate from a stress fracture as she trained for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Science of the Summer Olympics: Measuring a Champion

    6-12  |  Video
    This video is from the "Science of the Summer Olympics" series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation. An electrical engineer at Georgia Institute of Technology explains why Olympic timekeeping technology must be able to measure an athlete's performance with both accuracy and precision.
  • Science of a Tsunami

    6-12  |  Video
    Studying the science of tsunamis will hopefully provide better understanding and a better warning system
  • Return of the Cicadas

    K-12  |  Video
    This time-lapse video takes a look at the 17-year life cycle of the magicicada.
  • Plant Identification and Classification

    6-12  |  Video
    In this video, your students will gain an understanding of the processes of plant identification and why the discipline is important in scientific research.
  • Planetfall

    3-12  |  Video
    Michael Benson discusses the Planetfall art exhibition.
  • Malaria: blood, sweat, and tears

    6-12  |  Video
    Photojournalist Adam Nadel offers insights into his exhibition, "Malaria: blood, sweat, and tears," which was featured in the AAAS Gallery in 2012.
  • Science of the Summer Olympics: The Strength and Flexibility of Oscar Pistorius

    6-12  |  Video
    This video is from the "Science of the Summer Olympics" series, produced by NBC and the National Science Foundation. South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is the first double-amputee athlete to compete at the Olympics. He will race in the 400 meter race and 4x400 meter relay using a pair of carbon fiber prosthetic legs engineered to store and release energy from the impact of his strides.
  • Sy Montgomery Talks about Temple Grandin

    6-8  |  Video
    Sy Montgomery talks about her book Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World, winner of the 2013 SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Middle Grades category.
  • 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.
  • What is a Watershed

    3-12  |  Video
    This video provides a brief explanation of a watershed.
  • 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.
  • The Science of the Deep Horizon Oil Spill

    6-12  |  Video
    John P. Holdren at the May 13, 2010 AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy discusses why scientists can't determine more precisely how much oil is gushing from the Deepwater Horizon rig.
  • The Last Speakers

    6-12  |  Video
    Clips from the documentary The Last Speakers share snippets of interviews with speakers of endangered languages.
  • The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science

    6-8  |  Video
    This video provides a preview of the Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science by performing an experiment from the book. Using Issac Newton's third law, the experiment shows how Robert Goddard created the space age.
  • 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.
  • Images of Our Solar System

    6-12  |  Video
    Artist Michael Benson and planetary scientist Dr. Nancy Chabot discuss the intersection of art and science at the opening of the Planetfall art exhibition.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Curiosity Has Landed

    6-12  |  Video
    Relive the nail-biting terror and joy as NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars the night of Aug. 5, 2012, PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT).
  • Climate Change Research in California (Part B)

    6-12  |  Video
    This video was made by Danielle Balistrieri, a college student who participated in grasslands research in California, and discusses the results of their research.
  • Citizen Scientists

    6-12  |  Video
    This video, from Science in Seconds, looks at what it means to be a citizen scientist.

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