Showing posts with label Brain Stuff. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brain Stuff. Show all posts

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads? - And Two Other Interesting Dog Lessons

My dog Max, like a lot of other dogs, tilts his head whenever I ask him a question like "do you want to go for a ride?" or "do you want a treat?" I assume that Max does this because he's excited. But there may be other reasons why Max and other dogs tilt their heads. The following Brain Stuff video explains three reasons why dogs tilt their heads.


Be a Dog Detective is an article and video that illustrates what a dog's body language can tell you. The visuals show examples of happy dogs, scared dogs, territorial dogs, and dogs that want to play. Further, Be a Dog Detective shows you when it might be safe to pet a dog and when to leave a dog alone. The video is embedded below.


How Do Dogs "See" With Their Noses? is a TED-Ed lesson that provides a great explanation of how a dog's nose works. The most interesting part of the video is the explanation of how dogs' senses of smell allow them to identify friends, foes, and potential threats. The video is embedded below. You can find the full lesson here.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Math of the Horizon

Most of us have probably stood on a beach or stood on the edge of a large flat field (I did this in Nebraska last week) and wondered just how far we can actually see. Brain Stuff offers answers to this question in the following one minute video.

Applications for Education
Extend this lesson by asking your students to try to calculate how far a pilot can see from the cockpit of a 747 cruising at 35,000 feet on a clear day.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Brain Stuff - Videos Answering Fun Science Questions

Brain Stuff is a new YouTube channel featuring short explanations to fun science questions like "how much oxygen does a person breath in a day?" and "why do feet stink?" Yesterday, I shared their explanation of how to decaffeinate coffee. The Brain Stuff channel is just one month old and it has nine videos in it. I've embedded the playlist below.