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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 well produced series provides a wealth of science-rich information through humorous and, frankly, really gross anecdotes and stories. Viewers will learn "about amphibians that eat their mother's skin, strange uses for bacon, how poop can be used to cure an infection, and more gross science topics." Hosted by Anna Rothschild, this series harnesses the storytelling ability NOVA is known for and employs a mix of live-action video and animation to explain everything from genetic drift to gastrointestinal issues. Tailored to a younger audience and designed to help kids understand fundamental scientific concepts, these appealing videos are short enough to easily integrate into in-person and online learning environments and are fully captioned for accessibility. Readers can find the videos embedded in the page linked above or go to the YouTube channel by clicking "Gross Science" in the text description.
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Date of Scout Publication
October 22nd, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
October 14th, 2021 at 2:17pm
Date Of Record Release
October 15th, 2021 at 8:58am
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