Science Videos for Kids
Almost everyone has dreamed about being an astronaut, exploring space and flying to the moon and beyond. But, the odds of actually becoming an astronaut are pretty small. Space scientists met with middle-schoolers to talk about the many career choices for people interested in space, which you can see in this video.
The cicadas are back! University of Maryland entomologist Dr. Michael Raupp enthusiastically discusses some of the science of the cicada. Their emergence is truly a special event -- they won't be back again until 2030. Be sure to also check out these educational cicada resources, all courtesy of Science NetLinks.
As critical as they are for moving around, human feet are far from perfect. Their 26-bone structure is mechanically inefficient, and feet are prone to flat-footedness, ankle sprains and other painful conditions. The evolution of bipedalism in our human ancestors is largely to blame, Boston University’s Jeremy DeSilva said at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting.
Nicholas D. Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, brought marine mammals' terrestrial ancestors to life at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.
On Jan. 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African-American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, S.C.
Linguist, author and activist for the documentation and preservation of endangered languages teaching at Swarthmore College.
The MIT professor shares recent news from NASA's Kepler mission.
The postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Santa Cruz shares how bats rely on the sky.
The John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the Univeristy of Maryland-College Park discusses the magic behind physics.
The associate professor of neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center talks about how being a birdbrain is really not a bad thing.
The chair of the Human Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University talks about how science saves the day.
"The Lick-Carnegie Exoplanet Survey: A 3.1 M_Earth Planet in the Habitable Zone of the Nearby M3V Star Gliese 581"
"Response of Colorado River runoff to dust radiative forcing in snow"
"Tyrannosaur Paleobiology: New Research on Ancient Exemplar Organisms"
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