Videos are an awesome tool to get students engaged in the Science Curriculum. They help them visualize and make the material seem real and relevant rather than abstract and rote. Check out these awesome videos, grouped by subject.
Waves - introduction
WHAT IS THE DOPPLER EFFECT?
doppler's effect demonstration
THE DOPPLER EFFECT: WHAT DOES MOTION DO TO WAVES?
light: crash course astronomy
PARTICULATE NATURE OF MATTER AND CHANGES OF STATE
bill nye - phases of matter
PHYSICS OF HEAT, PRESSURE AND STATES OF MATTER
theory of relativity explained in 7 minutes
SPECIAL RELATIVITY AND THE TWIN PARADOX
special relativity: crash course physics
RELATIVITY AND THE TWIN PARADOX
how the heart actually pumps blood
oxygen's SURPRISINGLY complex journey through your body
what do the lungs do?
OXYGEN TRANSPORT FROM LUNGS TO CELLS
WHAT DOES THE LIVER DO?
WHAT DOES THE PANCREAS DO?
movements of the human intestine
PERISTALTIC WAVE IN THE GASTRIC ANTRUM
STRUCTURE OF VILLI
how your digestive system works
what is a spleen and what does it do?
how the body works: the spleen
how your kidneys work
Can't use videos? Another great idea is to have students draw or verbally explain concepts and processes! Try to be as creative and relevant as you can -- it's a lot easier to visualize something you've seen before than try to imagine something new :)
Curriculum Development Team