Paul Andersen describes our place on the Earth in the Solar System within the Milky Way Galaxy in the Universe. The make-up and origins of the Universe are included along with stellar evolution. A teaching progression K-12 is also included.
In this video Paul Andersen explains how matter and energy flow and cycle through systems. He starts by explaining how energy and matter input and output will always be conserved. He addresses the many misconceptions surround energy and matter including the belief that food contains energy. He explains how nuclear reactions conserve both batter and energy. The video ends with a teaching progression for grades K-12.
Scientists and Engineers spend over half of their working day reading, evaluating and producing text. Therefore it is important that we produce students that have a high level of scientific literacy. Students normally struggle with scientific reading due to the high level of jargon and multiple modes of presentation (i.e. graphs, images, data). We can help our students become more scientifically literate by having them consume and produce scientific text from K to 12. Several strategies for teaching this progression (e.g. adapted primary literature and mini-posters) are included.