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Take students on a trip to outer space or zoom in and examine microscopic particles. TCI’s Key Science Concept Videos break down complex science concepts in under 5 minutes using clear, real-world examples.
TCI’s Key Science Concept Videos are found in Bring Science Alive! middle school science curriculum. These bite-sized videos help reach students who prefer learning with visuals and animations. Through videos, students can explore science in ways that would otherwise be hard to see without special tools like microscopes.
For example, observing phenomena that occur on a small scale can be aided with video. In Bring Science Alive! Matter, Key Science Concept Videos use animation models to show how particles that are too small to see with the naked eye behave with thermal energy.
Similarly, without telescopes and other equipment, students cannot observe the scale of the universe easily. However, in Bring Science Alive! Space, students can explore the depths of space through video and animation.
From increasing engagement to reviewing concepts before an assessment, there are many ways to incorporate TCI’s Key Science Concept Videos into your lesson plans. Here are three examples of how videos can be powerful tools for enriching science middle school classrooms.
While TCI’s pedagogy is based on active instruction and hands-on investigations, videos are strategically incorporated into the curriculum to support student engagement and enhance the learning experience. When used intentionally, videos can have a meaningful impact on teaching and learning. In addition to Key Science Concept Videos, Bring Science Alive! incorporates videos to explore real-world phenomena and introduce unit storylines.
TCI’s K-8 science programs include more than just videos. Bring Science Alive! makes teaching to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) easy and engaging with flexible lesson plans, hands-on investigations, and thoughtfully-designed units.
Want to explore the programs? Sample Bring Science Alive!