PS1.B: Chemical Reactions


In this video Paul Andersen explains how chemical reactions progress as bonds are broken and reformed reformed.  He explains the difference between changes in state and changes in molecules.  He discussed collision theory and explains why increases in temperature and concentration can increase reaction rates.  He also discusses the conservation of matter in chemical reactions.  The video also contains a teaching progression for chemical reactions from grades K-12.

CCC2: Cause and Effect


In this video Paul Andersen explains cause and effect its importance in science and engineering.  He starts by addressing the chain of interactions that must be present to show cause and effect.  He addresses the assumptions of universality and scale in determining cause and effect.  He finished the video with a progression of instruction from K-12.

SEP7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence


Paul Andersen explains the importance of argumentation in improving both understanding and design.  This video begins with a discussion of the heliocentric and geocentric model of the Universe that eventually lead to the Copernican Revolution.  It highlights the importance of both informal and formal arguments.  It finishes with a discussion of the educational progression including a great question.