Donate

RSSVideo

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-salt-creek-tiger-beetles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-salt-creek-tiger-beetles target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Salt Creek Tiger Beetles</a>

QUEST | August 26, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Salt Creek Tiger Beetles

Salt Creek Tiger Beetle Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST Nebraska video in the classroom; created by PBS/NPR partner station NET. If you ever want to meet someone enthusiastic about their job, catch up with the staff that works in the

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-northern-pacific-rattlesnake-tracker/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-northern-pacific-rattlesnake-tracker target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Tracker</a>

QUEST | August 17, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Northern Pacific Rattlesnake Tracker

Rattlesnakes are skilled swimmers, so take caution when reaching for that "stick" in the water. Image Courtesy of Mike Kahn / Green Stock Media Rattlesnakes have always inspired our imaginations, from Native American cultures who have depicted them in their art and religions, to portrayals ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-rendezvous-with-horseshoe-crabs/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-rendezvous-with-horseshoe-crabs target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Rendezvous With Horseshoe Crabs</a>

QUEST | August 10, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Rendezvous With Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than to crabs. DELAWARE BAY, DELAWARE – The empty shells of an unfortunate horseshoe crab or two are a common sight on the popular Jersey shore (that’s what locals call the beach in these parts) ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-bats-beneath-us/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-bats-beneath-us target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Bats Beneath Us</a>

QUEST | August 3, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Bats Beneath Us

Every summer, 250,000 female bats take up residence under a freeway bridge in California’s Central Valley, to wait for the birth of their pups. And each night, the hungry mammals exit the bridge in a stunning ribbon-like formation to hunt for insects. (I strongly recommend you watch the HD version ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-green-eggs-by-the-gram-sustainable-caviar/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-green-eggs-by-the-gram-sustainable-caviar target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Green Eggs By The Gram – Sustainable Caviar</a>

QUEST | July 27, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Green Eggs By The Gram – Sustainable Caviar

Four-year-old white sturgeons farmed by Sterling Caviar in Sacramento County. Photo: Jenny Oh Sturgeons, the fish whose eggs are known as caviar, have been around for about 250 million years. These giants are the largest of the freshwater fish and have been known to grow ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-sound-waves-listening-to-orcas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-sound-waves-listening-to-orcas target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Sound Waves – Listening to Orcas</a>

QUEST | July 20, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Sound Waves – Listening to Orcas

Orcas Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST video and blogs in the classroom; created by PBS partner station KCTS 9 Retired professor Val Veirs. LIME KILN STATE PARK, ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-journey-of-the-san-francisco-bay-trail/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-journey-of-the-san-francisco-bay-trail target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Journey of the San Francisco Bay Trail</a>

QUEST | July 12, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Journey of the San Francisco Bay Trail

A dedicated group of outdoor lovers and trail planners is working to build a 500-mile biking and hiking trail along the entire shoreline of San Francisco and San Pablo bays.  The San Francisco Bay Trail project was started in the 1980s to build a ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-lupe-the-mammoth-comes-to-life/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-lupe-the-mammoth-comes-to-life target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Lupe the Mammoth Comes to Life</a>

QUEST | June 1, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Lupe the Mammoth Comes to Life

In 2005, a partial skeleton of a juvenile mammoth was discovered along the Guadalupe River near downtown San Jose. A full-scale replica is now featured in a new exhibit at the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose. Learn more with Kaitlin Maguire from the UC Museum of Paleontology about these ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-banana-slugs-unpeeled/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-banana-slugs-unpeeled target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Banana Slugs Unpeeled</a>

QUEST | April 13, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Banana Slugs Unpeeled

One of the most beloved and iconic native species within the old growth redwood forests is the Pacific Banana Slug. These slimy friends of the forest are the ultimate recyclers. Feeding on fallen leaves, mushrooms or even dead animals, they play a pivotal role in replenishing the soil. ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-secrets-of-sourdough/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-secrets-of-sourdough target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Secrets of Sourdough</a>

QUEST | March 23, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Secrets of Sourdough

Secrets of Sourdough Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST video in the classroom. Since the Gold Rush days when prospectors baked loaves in their encampments, sourdough bread has been a beloved favorite of the Bay Area. But what is true sourdough bread? It's more ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-fungus-fair/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-fungus-fair target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Fungus Fair</a>

QUEST | March 9, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Fungus Fair

One day each December, Bay Area mushroom lovers fan out and collect fungi of all shapes and colors. They then display their finds at the Mycological Society of San Francisco's annual Fungus Fair. QUEST tags along with fair organizer J.R. Blair and his San Francisco State University students as they ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-revisiting-albino-redwoods-biological-mystery/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-revisiting-albino-redwoods-biological-mystery target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Revisiting Albino Redwoods, Biological Mystery</a>

QUEST | February 24, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Revisiting Albino Redwoods, Biological Mystery

Albino Redwoods Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST video and audio in the classroom. UC Santa Cruz plant biologist Jarmila Pitterman and her students are studying rare albino redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains to better understand the inner workings of these unusual ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-revisiting-albino-redwoods-cracking-the-code/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-revisiting-albino-redwoods-cracking-the-code target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Revisiting Albino Redwoods, Cracking the Code</a>

QUEST | February 23, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Revisiting Albino Redwoods, Cracking the Code

Albino Redwoods Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST video and audio in the classroom. Stanford geneticists Ghia Euskirchen and Barry Starr trek into the Santa Cruz Mountains to uncover the genetic mystery of the rare albino redwood trees. QUEST follows along as they ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-peregrine-falcons-up-close/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-peregrine-falcons-up-close target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Peregrine Falcons Up Close</a>

QUEST | February 8, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Peregrine Falcons Up Close

QUEST meets the San Francisco Zoo's resident Peregrine Falcon, "Bella." Not long ago Peregrine Falcons were perched at the edge of extinction. But through the work of conservationists, they have rebounded and have been taken off the endangered species list. "This is a conservation success story." says Noelle Bidegainberry of the ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-open-source-creativity-hackerspaces/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-open-source-creativity-hackerspaces target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Open Source Creativity – Hackerspaces</a>

QUEST | January 26, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Open Source Creativity – Hackerspaces

Inspired in part by the open source movement, public spaces are emerging where people congregate to share ideas, make cool projects, teach, and brainstorm on everything from coding to cooking. With no leaders, they have one rule: "Be excellent to each other." Take a tour of the hackerspace Noisebridge, located ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-restoring-san-franciscos-lost-manzanita/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-restoring-san-franciscos-lost-manzanita target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Restoring San Francisco's Lost Manzanita</a>

QUEST | January 19, 2011

Science on the SPOT: Restoring San Francisco's Lost Manzanita

QUEST explores how the San Francisco Botanical Garden is toiling to bring one of the city's rarest native plants, the Franciscana manzanita, back from the brink of extinction.

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-measuring-redwood-giants/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-measuring-redwood-giants target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Measuring Redwood Giants</a>

QUEST | December 18, 2010

Science on the SPOT: Measuring Redwood Giants

Redwoods and Climate Change Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST video and audio in the classroom. Forest ecologist Steve Sillett is leading a team of scientists as they climb and measure every branch of some of the last and tallest old growth redwoods in ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-watching-the-tides/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-watching-the-tides target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Watching the Tides</a>

QUEST | December 11, 2010

Science on the SPOT: Watching the Tides

Watching the Tides Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST video in the classroom. Ocean tides rise and fall twice a day, influenced by the gravitational forces of the sun and moon. Studying tides' rhythmic movements helps us understand both the ocean and the cosmos. ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-cal-academy-butterfly-collection/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-cal-academy-butterfly-collection target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Cal Academy Butterfly Collection</a>

QUEST | November 18, 2010

Science on the SPOT: Cal Academy Butterfly Collection

The California Academy of Sciences has the largest collection of biological reference materials west of the Mississippi. Dating back over 100 years, the collection provides a treasure trove of biological information for scientists and researchers studying the natural world. Norman Penny, collections manager of the entomology department, gives ...

Continue Reading

<a href=http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/science-on-the-spot-fire-and-butterflies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=science-on-the-spot-fire-and-butterflies target=_blank >Science on the SPOT: Fire and Butterflies</a>

QUEST | October 28, 2010

Science on the SPOT: Fire and Butterflies

Fire and Butterflies Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST video in the classroom. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is teaming up with its partners to study how fire may promote the growth of Silver Leaf Lupine, a native flower that serves as host ...

Continue Reading