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Science Out Loud

Science Out Loud

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An original web series hosted and cowritten by MIT students on everything from the physics of skydiving to the biochemistry of bodily functions. The hosts take the traditional concepts taught in middle and high school science, engineering, and math classes and puts them in a context completely outside the classroom. In these twenty episodes, the gamut of hosts and personalities who will take viewers into labs, rivers, and the sky.

Glowing star shining light on a planet. Caption: That tells you there may be a planet around that star.
Science Out Loud
Episode 1
3 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A humanoid robot holding a drill. Caption: to continuously pay attention to his surroundings
Science Out Loud
Episode 2
5 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Squid with a white body speckled in reddish brown. The color of the head matches the color of the speckles on the body. Caption: His brain has total control over what his skin is doing.
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Episode 3
4 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Fine white tubes grow in the same direction. Caption: and carbon nanotubes grow like blades of grass.
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Episode 4
3 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Engineering Engines: What Do Horses, Cars, and Planes Have in Common?
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Episode 5
3 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
A man dropping a ball. Caption: potential energy gets converted into kinetic energy
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Episode 6
5 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman wrapped in a blanket. Caption: you'd have cloak that would be invisible.
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Episode 7
5 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person holding a twisted strip of material. Caption: This shape is called a Möbius strip.
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Episode 8
4 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A person skydiving. Caption: but all those tiny forces make a big force called drag,
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Episode 8
3 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Long grasses and shrubs. Caption: More than 100,000 natural compounds occur in plants,
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Episode 10
3 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of red-hot charcoal on a grill. Caption: creating a fuel source that works but has problems.
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Episode 11
3 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Still image from: How Computers Compute
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Episode 12
4 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a fish with toxicity entering from the water and through the mouth. Caption: which accumulate more toxin from the smaller fish they eat
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Episode 13
3 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Two conductors attached to objects. Caption: but conducts electricity when it's very hot.
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Episode 14
4 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a net-like structure. Protein. Mucus is a meshwork of proteins
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Episode 15
4 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Metal shipping containers on the deck of a cargo ship. Caption: The ship's metal is more dense than water,
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Episode 16
3 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Illustration of teeth in the bottom jaw with braces on the surface of the teeth. The two teeth on either end of the jaw are shaded darker. Caption: that lets the new PDL hold teeth in the new position.
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Episode 17
4 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Magnified view of cells. Caption: to allow liver cells to grow into functional livers.
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Episode 18
4 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Computer generated image of a sphere composed of twisted interlocking tubes of various colors. Caption: Fractal research is changing fields such as biology.
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Episode 19
4 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12