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00:37:58
Halloween Special Edition! In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special Halloween secret ingredient... bats!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 31, 2008
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:38
Evolutionary geneticist Svante Pääbo explains that analysis of ancient Neanderthal DNA is very tricky work, thanks to fragmentation and contamination of genetic material.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: October 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:02:42
Is a single gene, FOXP2, the secret to human speech? Researchers discuss the genetic underpinnings of speech and language.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: October 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:01:31
Anthropologist Katerina Harvati explains how scientists from various disciplines work together to find fossilized human remains.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:01:18
Anthropologist Katerina Harvati explains the importance of cast collections to the study of human evolution.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:01:35
Various features of a fossil skull help anthropologists determine what species it belongs to. Here, anthropologist Katerina Harvati explains how a pencil can be used to distinguish between ancient human species.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:00:57
Anthropologist Katerina Harvati dispels popular myths about Neanderthals.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:02:47
Anthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin gives evidence suggesting that humans and Neanderthals exchanged culture and technologies.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:01:35
Evolutionary geneticist Svante Pääbo explains that culture—long thought to be an exclusively human characteristic—is evident among other primates as well.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:02:00
Primatologist Christophe Boesch demonstrates and discusses a leaf clipping, an aspect of chimpanzee behavior.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science