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Videos can be very useful to introduce information, or expand upon it.
“Does the Ocean Think?” , an episode of “through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" (2014) is 42 minutes and can expand upon the importance of water to life on earth.
You may have access to it through your school’s library system. The full movie is posted on YouTube:
A 3:30 minute segment demonstrates the hydrogen bonding of water using synchronized swimmers:
Students could be kept on task watching the video by being assigned to report 5 facts from the movie.
This may be used in a Biology class, but the Chemistry discussion is very useful as well.
You may want to check around with the Biology and Earth Science teachers to see if it’s being used. Students tend to shut down if they’ve seen a movie already.
*Remember, this Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Remember, you can check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
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