Temple University’s College of Science and Technology (CST) and STEM Ed Network is proud to introduce FunScience Productions, the interactive program focused on providing free high-quality science lessons. Every episode brings a series of engaging demonstrations that enlighten students and teachers about the world around them in a fascinating way. The demonstrations are available in a broad range of topics including earth and space science, physical science, life science and, engineering practices. FunScience Productions highly benefits from FunScience Demos, founded by Dr. George Mehler, Assistant Professor CST with the support of ASM & CST. FunScience Productions also delivers episodes under the direction of Dr. Susan Jansen Varnum, Senior Associate Dean CST and Professor of Chemistry; and Surya Prayaga, a current Master’s degree student in Information Science & Technology with co-stars from the STEM-Ed Network and TUteach program.
There are complex processes happening beneath the surface of the Earth at all times that cause phenomena such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Natural disasters, what they are and why they happen, can be better understood by knowing the composition of the Earth and how heat moves matter. Hosts Adrian Hopkins and Haleigh Hunt delve deeper into this topic, and Jared Hottenstein does demonstrations to explain what is happening beneath the surface.