BSCS Science Teaching Video Library

 

Preservice teacher educators have an urgent need for high quality science classroom videos. To respond as rapidly as possible, BSCS Science Learning has made some of our best K-12 videos available for free streaming. In this collection, you’ll find 19 videos featuring elementary physics and Earth science. We also provide transcripts, lesson plans, and other supporting documents.

Please continue to check this page and share it with your colleagues and students as we will add additional videos and information on an ongoing basis. 

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ELEMENTARY SOUND

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Sound: What makes sound, and how does it travel? - student interview

In this interview prior to instruction, a first grade student describes his initial ideas about what makes sound and how sound travels. 

Info

  • Grade: 1

  • Subject: Sound

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 4:37 minutes

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What is Sound?

This is the beginning of Lesson 1 from the Sound Unit. Students describe their initial definition of sound and how they to know if something is making a sound.

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Info

  • Grade: 1

  • Subject: Sound

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 7:38 minutes

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Finding Evidence of Vibration

This clip is from the second lesson in a unit on sound. The students  use a variety of sound makers to make nosie (e.g.; clucker, voices, and tuning fork) and look for evidence that something is vibrating to make a sound.

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Info

  • Grade: 1

  • Subject: Sound

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 6:06 minutes

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Interpreting a Model of Sound Waves

This clip comes from the third lesson in a unit on sound. Students are engaged in a large group discussion to interpret the observations they made and generate of model of moving sound waves.

Sound Interpreting a model of sound wave

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Info

  • Grade: 1

  • Subject: Sound

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 4:25 minutes

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ELEMENTARY FORCES AND MOTION

 

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Forces and motion: What causes objects to move?

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Lesson 1 of 6 in a 3rd grade unit on forces and motion. Students discuss their ideas about what might cause something to start moving.

Info

  • Grade: 3

  • Subject: Forces and Motion

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 4:26 minutes

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Forces and motion Using different object

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Forces and motion: Using different objects to probe student ideas about movement

Lesson 1 of 6 in a 3rd grade unit on forces and motion. Students experiment with a number of moving objects and describe their initial ideas about what causes objects to start to move.

Info

  • Grade: 3

  • Subject: Forces and Motion

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 3:14 minutes

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forces and motion experimenting with dif

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 Forces and motion: Experimenting with different forces applied to a chair

Lesson 2 of 6 on forces and motion. In this activity, students are pushing a chair with a weak, medium and strong force, and using arrows to represent the size and direction a force.

Info

  • Grade: 3

  • Subject: Forces and Motion

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 3:10 minutes

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Forces and motion What caused the object

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Forces and motion: What caused the objects we tested to move?

Lesson 1 of 6 in a 3rd grade unit on forces and motion. The teacher supports students in summarizing and synthesizing their ideas after experiementing with moving objects.

Info

  • Grade: 3

  • Subject: Forces and Motion

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 2:40 minutes

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ELEMENTARY EARTH'S CHANGING SURFACE

 
Earth_s changing surface The land looks

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Earth's changing surface: The land looks different in different places

The teacher elicits ideas from a small group of students and probes their ideas about land and things on the land.

Info

  • Grade: 2

  • Subject: Landforms

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 2:00 minutes

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Earth_s changing surface What is a landf

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Earth's changing surface: What is a landform? - small group discussion

Teacher sets up the lesson with a focus question and then elicits student ideas about landforms in different places based on the places that students have visited.

Info

  • Grade: 2

  • Subject: Landforms

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 1:34 minutes

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Earth_s changing surface Students use re

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Earth's changing surface: Students use relief maps to learn about landforms

Teacher explains the activity using the relief maps and then goes from group to group to work with students. In small groups, students identify the landforms they see if specific places.

Info

  • Grade: 2

  • Subject: Landforms

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 1:28 minutes

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Earth_s changing surface Identify landfo

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Earth's changing surface: Identify landforms - small group

Students use relief maps to learn about landforms in different places.

Info

  • Grade: 2

  • Subject: Landforms

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 2:03 minutes

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Earth_s changing surface Patterns in lan

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Earth's changing surface: Patterns in landforms

The teacher and students are using the relief map to think about patterns they see in landforms.

Info

  • Grade: 2

  • Subject: Landforms

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 2:40 minutes

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Earth_s changing surface How has the Mis

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Earth's changing surface: How has the Mississippi River Delta changed?

Based on a short reading, a small group of students discuss what change they might see in a river delta over time and how fast the change is occurring.

Info

  • Grade: 2

  • Subject: Landforms

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 3:34 minutes

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Earth_s changing surface Individual deci

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Earth's changing surface: Individual decision - do landforms change?

Based on evidence provided in a reading and small group discussion, students work individually to decide whether or not landforms change. 

Info

  • Grade: 2

  • Subject: Landforms

  • Full Lesson: No

  • Length: 1:21 minutes

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ELEMENTARY WATER CYCLE

 
Water cycle Evaporation and condensation

Water cycle: Evaporation and condensation - clip 1

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Water cycle Evaporation and condensation

Water cycle: Evaporation and condensation - clip 2

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Heating Demonstration

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Water cycle: Hot plate evaporation - full class discussion

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