11 minute lesson

Bye Bye Plastic Bags!

Two sisters set out to change the world, starting by ridding Bali of the plastic bags that were suffocating their island home.

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3 minute lesson

These Musicians are Turning Ice into Instruments!

The annual ice festival in Geilo, Norway draws a crowd of eager listeners who don’t mind wearing their winter coats while they listen to music played on ice instruments!

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4 minute lesson

Penguins and Puppies: the Perfect Pair!

When foxes threatened the penguin population of Australia’s Middle Island, the perfect solution came from an unexpected place: a chicken farm!

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5 minute lesson

How Tortillas Can Change the World

Masienda works with farmers in Mexico to bring traditional food to America, changing lives and expanding cultural viewpoints.

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3 minute lesson

Sisal! The Plant that Points to Possibilities

You may not have heard of sisal, but this plant has the power to change lives! Meet the man who has figured out how.

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3 minute lesson

The History of London in Paper

Explore 40,000 years of the history of London beautifully animated in stop-motion. This journey brings art and archaeology together in an awe-inspiring way.

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7 minute lesson

The Very Human Origins of the Modern Computer

The human computers responsible for modern computing are some of the great people lost to history. Here’s how they are inspiring a new generation of coders!

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4 minute lesson

Have You Heard of Cecilia Chiang?

She’s credited with completely changing how American’s view “Chinese food”. It takes quite a person to have this effect on a country, so let’s learn about her!

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3 minute lesson

500 Years of Women in Art

Art speaks to us through the ages, here’s what the portraits of 500 years of women look like beside each other.

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8 minute lesson

The Playful History of Innovation

Necessity isn’t always the mother of invention, the history of innovation may be much more playful than we think!

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8 minute lesson

Get Ready for The History of Everything!

How much do you know about our planet’s timeline? Let’s explore.

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