Big Science Ideas

Below is a collection of video capsules that covers the core science concepts - the 10 Big Ideas of Science - that have strong explanatory power. These big ideas appear repeatedly in science from elementary to university and ought to be explicitly shown to students early and practiced through their schooling.

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These videos are for teachers only

Big Idea 1

Tiny invisible particles

Big Idea 2

Forces at a distance

Big Idea 3

Forces explain changes in shape & movement

Big Idea 4

The law of conservation of energy

Big Idea 5

Surface features of the Earth

Big Idea 6

Scale of the Universe

Big Idea 7

Cells and organisms

Big Idea 8


Big Idea 9

DNA & genetic information

Big Idea 10