The Science Forward Video Series

When scientists explore, observe, test and analyze the world around us, how do they approach questions? How do the Science Senses help us to understand our universe and make decisions?

These videos have been produced by Science Forward to support inquiry-based basic science classes.  Students, we expect, will watch the videos and come to class with a wider range of basic questions, primed for discussion.  The videos are meant to enhance classroom instruction, not replace it, to engage curiosity and stimulate activity.

All these videos are provided under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.  That means that you are free to use, share and adapt them for any non-commercial purpose, as long as you cite Science Forward, CUNY as the source (a link to this site would be appreciated) and share them with others in the same way.

We hope that you will use them!  If you do, please let us know with a quick comment on each video’s page.  Or even better, if you have ideas or strategies or questions or thoughts, share them in more depth on the forum on our Communication page.  We have some teaching resources for each video (and hope soon to have more!) on our Resources page.


  • The Challenge of Food

    When it comes to food, humans are in a pickle. By 2050, we'll need to double our food production in order to feed everyone.
  • Artificial Intelligence

    Studying artificial intelligence helps us to understand ourselves, and our own intelligences.
  • Climate Change

    Climate change is the planetary issue of our time and it’s the issue where human beings finally realized that they were affecting everything
  • Evolution

    Evolution shapes life at every scale. Variation. Heritability. Differential Reproduction.