Top 10 youtube clips from TV Programmes to show in science lessons (part 1)

Mr Johns Science Lab (sister site: https://sciencetltoolkit.wordpress.com/

There has been plenty of engaging science that has been on mainstream television and film. Sometimes the science is correct, sometimes it is lies, sometimes misinformed – which ever category it is in, they can all be used as a discussion point in science lessons.

They can be suitable starters – and can lead on to deeper questioning. Students should be able to make links to what they have seen.

It is advisable that before you show the clip you watch the clip to make sure it is suitable for your class.

Science

Big Bang Theme Tune – Barenaked Ladies

Physics

Big Bang Theory – Waves/Doppler Effect

Big Bang Theory – Lasers/Distances/Moon

The Simpsons – Static Electricity

Biology

The Simpsons – Mutations (Blinky Fish)

The Simpsons – Evolution

The Simpsons – Natural Selection (Jesus Fish)

Chemistry

The Simpsons – Thermodynamics

Breaking Bad – Chemical Changes/Matter

Breaking Bad – Emulsions

Hope you find…

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