One could say that snowflakes are simply frozen water — but if you compare a snowflake to an ice cube, you’ll notice a big difference. Why are all snowflakes six-sided? Why are none of them exactly the same? And how do we ski on them? Maruša Bradač sheds light on the secret life of snowflakes.
Lesson by Maruša Bradač, animation by bottomless well films.
Parents tend to get very frustrated when they find out their child is struggling in school. They try to do everything they possibly can to help, but sometimes it’s not enough. Many different factors can affect your child’s performance in school. For example:
Children with vision problems have frequent
headaches, have a hard time reading, often sit right in front of the TV,
and in school can barely see the blackboard. Vision problems can keep a
child from excelling in school. Correcting vision problems can make a
world of difference in your child’s academic performance.
your child has a learning disability, they may have trouble remembering
things, may be socially isolated, have trouble following directions,
may be anxious, and sometimes violent. The most common learning
disabilities are ADHD and dyslexia..
being socially accepted in school can damage a child’s self esteem.
Problems at home such as abusive parents, absent parents, a divorce,
death in the family can negatively influence a child’s performance in
school. Many children will keep what is bothering them to themselves.
Even if they don’t say anything, they are well aware of what is
happening at home. If you’re having a stressful situation at home, talk
to your child about their concerns and most importantly listen.
intelligent children who are always ahead of in class assignments may
have a hard time staying focused due to their boredom. Kids start to
lose interest in learning if they are not being academically challenged.
Seeking the help of a professional tutor will help your child become
interested in learning again by introducing him to new concepts that
will intellectually stimulate his mind.
Octopuses have the ability to solve puzzles, learn through observation, and even use tools – just like humans. But what makes octopus intelligence so amazing is that it comes from a biological structure completely different from ours. Cláudio L. Guerra takes a look inside the amazing octopus brain.
Lesson by Cláudio L. Guerra, animation by Cinematic.
There are many good reasons why parents should read to their children and encourage a love of books, and words, and reading from a young age. Children with literacy problems are more likely to drop out of school, commit crime and endure a life in poverty.
In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven't paused in our quest to understand why we dream. And while we still don’t have any definitive answers, we have some theories. Amy Adkins reveals the top seven reasons why we might dream.
Lesson by Amy Adkins, animation by Clamanne Studio.
Before he turned physics upside down, a young Albert Einstein supposedly showed off his genius by devising a complex riddle involving a stolen exotic fish and a long list of suspects. Can you resist tackling a brain teaser written by one of the smartest people in history? Dan Van der Vieren shows how.
Lesson by Dan Van der Vieren, animation by Artrake Studio.