On this page, you will find the links for each grade level. The links are designed to further the knowledge of curious minded Rapid Learner Engineers. They extend the ideas learned in class and provide thoughts that may assist the student engineers in accomplishing the challenge put forth to them in their STEM sessions. The links are sorted by grade level, and some overlap, so feel free to investigate each grade's resources.








Let's all start here:

What is an engineer?















How do boats float? VIDEO

Why do boats float? VIDEO from Inspero

Why do ships float? Displacement explained VIDEO

How do ships float? Things Explained: Buoyancy VIDEO



What are the parts of a boat? VIDEO

What does a keel do for a boat? VIDEO



Newton's Third Law of Motion-VIDEO

Newton's Third Law of Motion Examples-VIDEO



Buoyancy Facts for Kids

The Floating Ship from Factmonster

How do boats float? from Wonderopolis

Why do some things sink and some things float?






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Insect Basics


Insect's Body parts

All About Insects-Great Site!



The Anatomy of Insects-YouTube Video


Characteristics of Insects-YouTube Video



Explore Main Insect Body Parts-Great Information





Ants


What's Inside an Anthill?-YouTube Video


Bees

Animals for Kids-Bees-YouTube Video



Flies

10 Things You Didn't Know About Flies-YouTube Video


Fleas

Why Fleas Are So Hard to Kill-YouTube Video



Butterflies

Animals for Kids-Butterflies-YouTube Video




YellowJacket Wasp

Wasp Facts: they're actually pretty important-YouTube Video



Super Senses of Animals-YouTube Video




10 Most Dangerous Insects in the World-YouTube Video






Introduction to Biomes-YouTube Video

Earth's Five Types of Natural Environments


The Five Major Biomes, from National Geographic


Biomes and Ecoysystems with Links to Many Biomes-good resource!




The Environment: Global Warming

Climate for Kids: Climate Change from NASA


Climate Change: A Crash Course for Kids-YouTube Video




Animal Group Behavior-YouTube Video

Why Do Animals Team Up?-YouTube Video


Why Do Animals Form Groups?-YouTube Video

Surviving While Living in Animal Groups-YouTube Video









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The Magic of Redwood National Park-National Geographic VIDEO


Vintage photos of cutting down redwoods-VIDEO


One woman's fight against clear cutting and saving Luna-VIDEO



Clear-cutting a forest-VIDEO from long ago

Clear-Cutting a redwood forest in California VIDEO

Clear-cutting pros and cons-VIDEO-Opinion given-do you agree?



Who is still clear-cutting?

Clear-cutting pros and cons

Short article: Advantages and disadvantage of clear-cutting

How long does it take a redwood forest to recover from clear-cutting?

About clear-cutting from the Sierra Club-great article about the effects



Interdependence-VIDEO



Landslides!

What are landslides?

Clear-cutting and its effects on landslides

What is a landslide and what causes it? VIDEO








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Just because we can, should we?




Inside Biosphere2- The World's Largest Earth Science Experiment-YouTube Video


What is a Biodome? - from Wonderopolis




Biome Basics-good links on this page


Introduction to Biomes-YouTube Video

World Biomes and Ecosystems-good links on this page






Ecosystem Facts for Kids


Ecosystems-Games, photos, activities and videos



Understanding Ecosystems for Kids: Producers, Consumers, Decomposers-YouTube Video




Biotic and Abiotic Factors in an Ecosystem-YouTube Video





Photosynthesis from Ducksters


Photosynthesis-YouTube Video

Photosynthesis Video-The Dr. Binocs Show





Energy Flow in an Ecosystem-Food Webs

Energy Flow within an Ecosystem-YouTube Video

Dead Stuff-The Secret Ingredient in our Food Chain-YouTube Video


Energy Flow-Decomposers as Part of the Food Chain-YouTube Video






Interactions in an Ecosystem-Khan Academy


Interdependence in an Ecosystem-YouTube Video








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