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published by the WGBH Educational Foundation
content provider: the Dragonfly TV
supported by the National Science Foundation
This 5-minute Flash video from Dragonfly TV features two middle school students who experiment to develop the best lip gloss. After they each create an initial batch using different quantities of the same ingredients, the students modify their "recipes" to alter characteristics, including hardness, color, and shine. They then test-market their formulations. Based on the results, they determine whose formulation is preferable. Also included are discussion questions and background information on the design process used in cosmetic manufacturing.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
General Physics
- Properties of Matter
Other Sciences
- Chemistry
- Middle School
- Elementary School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Demonstration
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Parent/Guardians
- Educators
- application/flash
- image/gif
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© 2007 Dragonfly TV and Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Keywords:
PBS, active learning, characteristics of matter, constructivist learning, experimentation, materials, materials science, middle school experiment, properties of materials, science videos, scientific method, scientific process, video, video clip
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Metadata instance created June 23, 2011 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
June 23, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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when Cataloged:
December 30, 2007
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

4. The Physical Setting

4D. The Structure of Matter
  • 6-8: 4D/M10. A substance has characteristic properties such as density, a boiling point, and solubility, all of which are independent of the amount of the substance and can be used to identify it.
  • 6-8: 4D/M11. Substances react chemically in characteristic ways with other substances to form new substances with different characteristic properties.

8. The Designed World

8B. Materials and Manufacturing
  • 6-8: 8B/M1. The choice of materials for a job depends on their properties.
  • 6-8: 8B/M2. Manufacturing usually involves a series of steps, such as designing a product, obtaining and preparing raw materials, processing the materials mechanically or chemically, and assembling the product. All steps may occur at a single location or may occur at different locations.
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(WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, 2007), WWW Document, (http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.matter.dfmakeup/).
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Teachers' Domain: The Chemistry of Makeup, (WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, 2007), <http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.matter.dfmakeup/>.
APA Format
Teachers' Domain: The Chemistry of Makeup. (2007, December 30). Retrieved November 28, 2014, from WGBH Educational Foundation: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.matter.dfmakeup/
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Dragonfly TV, and National Science Foundation. Teachers' Domain: The Chemistry of Makeup. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, December 30, 2007. http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.matter.dfmakeup/ (accessed 28 November 2014).
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Teachers' Domain: The Chemistry of Makeup. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2007. 30 Dec. 2007. Dragonfly TV, and National Science Foundation. 28 Nov. 2014 <http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/lsps07.sci.phys.matter.dfmakeup/>.
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