Ten Great Ideas: Wonder in Science
|Wonders of Life trailer||YouTube. 3 mins||3 Star|
|Ode to a Flower||Richard Feynman’s Famous Monologue on Knowledge and Mystery, Animated||5 Star|
|3 Physics experiments that changed the world|
Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world
|Link||Youtube. Via TED. 10 mins.|
|The BBC's archive on Richard Feynman||Link||If you don't know who Feynman is, it's about time you found out about one of the world's greatest ever communicators of science.|
|Marie Curie on Curiosity, Wonder, and the Spirit of Adventure in Science||Link||
"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery also has its beauty."
Text-based from brainpickings.org
|Aomawa Shields on the same theme||Link||
"If I can get girls to see a piece of themselves — their hair, a foot, their face and eyes, a finger — as connected to an exploding star, maybe that connection will stay with them as they start to encounter the inevitable challenges of a science career. So they won’t turn their backs on it when things get tough."
|David Bolinsky: Visualizing the wonder of a living cell||Link||
A now-famous animation of what happens inside a living cell.
|White Blood Cell Chases Bacteria||Link||Youtube. 30 secs|
|Attenborough: the amazing Lyre Bird sings like a chainsaw!||Link||Youtube. Via BBC Earth. 3 mins.|
|Pendulum Wave Demonstration||Link||large-scale demonstration of the interaction between period and pendulum length, using 16 bowling balls hung from a wooden frame. Youtube. 3 mins.|
|Beauty beyond - winning astronomy photography||From the bbc.com website|