Category Archives: Channels & Publishers
Can you solve this?
Have a go at this – pause at 1:30 and get chatting before moving on! Another great video by Derek Muller (@veritasium), and will be useful in discussions of the scientific method, hypothesis testing and the nature of science.
A no is usually more useful than a yes…
Infested! Living with Parasites
Check this out, from the BBC. Dr Michael Mosley has himself infected with various parasites, including this big tapeworm, for our edutainment.
Full episode on BB iPlayer (limited time): Here.
Here’s a leech, for fun.
Amazing T. rex Illusion
This illusion rocks. See if you can work out how they did it before you see the ‘reveal’.
For more amazing illusions, see the archive of winners and entries in the ‘illusion of the year‘ contest.
Crash Course: How to Speak “Chemistrian”
In our Grade 9 Chemistry class we think of the subject as a great puzzle, leveling-up as we add new concepts. The key to the puzzle is the periodic table: learning your way around – and how describe what you know and interpret the descriptions of others.
In this video, from the Crash Course Chemistry series, Hank goes over:
Your Brain: By the Numbers [Video]
Here’s a collection of interesting brain facts from PhD Comics’ YouTube Channel. Could be a useful starter for E5 Human Brain – practice with calculators to convert all the imperial values to metric.
10 Amazing Illusions from Quirkology [Video]
Here is a collection of really simple illusions (including the Hermann Grid) from Richard Wiseman at Quirkology. A nice link to E2 Perception of Stimuli and TOK. Can we really trust our senses?
Inheritance: a short history of sex, genes and DNA
This week was the first episode of Dara O’Briain’s Science Club from the BBC. The theme: Genetics. Here’s their introductory animated clip, which gives a neat condensed history of sex, genes and DNA:
I’m looking forward to seeing the series!
Fossil Rock Anthem!
Another great parody by Tom McFadden. Rock on, we shovelin’!