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NOVA: Gross Science

Produced by NOVA and PBS Digital Studios (previously featured in the 06-12-2020 Scout Report), the aptly named Gross Science YouTube series provides a variety of short videos and DIY experiments ideally suited for classrooms and other formal and informal educational settings. Answering questions many of us have wondered about, such as why vultures do not get sick from eating rotting meat, this...

https://wisconsin.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/nvgs/
Forensic Entomology, Or What Bugs Can Tell Police About When Someone Died

Trust Me, I'm an Expert is a podcast produced by the independent, nonprofit publication The Conversation (previously featured in the 03-24-2017 Scout Report). The podcast is dedicated to getting the facts directly from specialists in their field, often drawing in experts on unusual subjects. One such topic is the focus of this short interview, which discusses the value of insects in the field of...

https://theconversation.com/trust-me-im-an-expert-forensic-e...
Animal Grossology Activities for Classrooms

The Animal Grossology Activities listed in this document are tied closely to an exhibition of the same name at the Da Vinci Science Center. Originally part of the Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the center is now an independent non-profit with exhibits and programs that make science fun and accessible for learners of all ages. In a nod to Sylvia Branzei's popular children's books,...

https://www.davincisciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015...
Science Friday: The Many Types of Mucus

The word "mucus" evokes strong feelings of disgust, yet this humble substance serves many important functions for our bodies. In this one-hour lesson plan written by educational program manager and former teacher Xochitl Garcia, students of all ages will learn about mucus, create their own slime and mucus models, and explore mucus in the animal kingdom. On the page linked above, visitors will find...

https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/mucus/
National Civil Rights Museum: From the Vault

The blog series From the Vault from the Interpretation, Collections and Education Department of the National Civil Rights Museum offers an exclusive look into some of the lesser known objects, documents, paintings, and other pieces from the museum's collection. Each blog post in the series focuses on a particular artifact and contextualizes it within the broader history of the struggle for civil...

https://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/from-the-vault