Clips & Activities

How NASA uses origami

This inspiring video from Seeker shows your learners how NASA engineers use origami, the old art of paper folding, to develop their spacecraft and equipment. Use it to help you celebrate World Origami Day with your learners on 11 November. Can they work out why it is so useful to scientists? (Image taken from a video by Seeker on YouTube)

Origami and science

Use this fascinating video from Nova to show your learners how origami can be applied in Science, specifically to predict how proteins fold.  You can use the lesson support ideas to celebrate World Origami Day (11 November) in class. They are designed to be used with 14-18 year olds.  Can they predict what happens if the proteins don’t fold correctly? (Image taken from the Nova video on the PBS Learning Media website)

Playing music is good for our brains

Use this fun video from TEDEd to show your learners the extra benefits of playing music rather than just listening to it (which is also very beneficial to us).  It helps with memory and using our brains better.  Can your learners work out why this is? (Image taken from a video on TEDEd)

All about symphony orchestras

Use the London Symphony Orchestra website to show your learners what an orchestra is, to help them understand several pieces of music, to watch masterclasses on those pieces and to download lesson plans for 7-15 year olds.  Who will your learners prefer, Elgar, Debussy, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Berlioz or Ravel? (Image taken from the London Symphony Orchestra website)
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