By Kevin Nicolls
We live in a fascinating universe, and now there are incredible outlets to engage with and understand the most difficult and interesting concepts in the math and science world. These are great not only for engaging students, but also as a tool for parents looking for ways to help with homework or inspire their student in STEM topics.
Looking for quick doses of interactive and engaging answers to the world’s most asked questions? Fueled by the idea that curiosity is contagious, the SciShow is digging deeper into science news, history and widely known concepts. With equal parts skepticism and enthusiasm, these short 5-minute videos will leave you hungry for more.
The Science Channel
Exploring deep space, figuring out how the universe works and studying the utterly strange phenomena out there, the Science Channel will wet your appetite for all things involving scientific exploration. They regularly touch down from space to include practical features such as “How It’s Made” and “Stuff You Should Know.”
Everyone’s favorite lesson time — one minute! Including drawings to demonstrate concepts, Minute Physics explains cool physic concepts and other sweet science ideas in engaging and easy to understand ways. Because in Einstein’s words, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
While not all lessons are under a minute, you can count that they will be short and to the point.
Multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, square root, binomials, trinomials — never let these concepts be difficult again! Tecmath is here to give you tricks and tips to become a math genius. Great for all ages, or parents helping students of all levels, these videos break down challenging math concepts into digestible and understandable ideas.
Dive into the planet, discovering the science behind how things came to be the way they are today while hearing stories that make our planet amazing. Minute Earth dives into everything fascinating and weird around planet Earth, including answering questions around the weird phenomena in the human and animal kingdom.
The world is an ever-changing place, and technology’s role in education continues to grow as it engages and inspires students all over the world, opening the door to new possibilities every day.
Kevin Nicolls is the director of Coronado Pathways Charter School and a lifelong education professional. The school strives to find the conversion point between technology and traditional teaching to provide a personalized learning experiences for students.
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