National Geographic’s Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D film

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National Geographic’s Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D film

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What You Can’t See Is All Around You. Mysteries of the Unseen World will transport audiences to places on the planet they've never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision yet are literally right in front of their eyes. Existing and emerging technologies are giving science exciting new images of long-hidden worlds—allowing viewers to see things not visible to the naked eye. Using high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology, one can peer into these invisible realms of things too fast, too slow, and too small to see. A collection of selected videos, activities, microscopic images, articles, and other resources accompany the film. You are invited to use these resources to help students describe the relationship between light and visibility, examine the properties of objects at the nanoscale, explore advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and journey into the unseen world around us.

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History and nature of science: 

5-8: Science as a human endeavor
9-12: Nature of scientific knowledge
9-12: Science as a human endeavor

Physical science: 

K-4: Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
K-4: Properties of objects and materials
5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter
9-12: Interactions of energy and matter
9-12: Structure and properties of matter

Science and Technology: 

K-4: Abilities of technological design
K-4: Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
K-4: Understanding about science and technology
5-8: Abilities of technological design
5-8: Understanding about science and technology
9-12: Abilities of technological design
9-12: Understanding about science and technology

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: 

K-4: Science and technology in local challenges
5-8: Science and technology in society
9-12: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

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