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TidBits 2 Photosynthesis

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Cory learns about how plants benefit animals while trying to correctly pronounce the term… all from asking where to wipe his nose.

Tidbits with Norm & Cory is an edutainment series featuring the 2 furry critters from last year's animated short, Norm & Cory! Aimed at middle-school students in science class, or just any curious child thirsty for knowledge, Norm guides them through an intro course comprised of 1-minute episodes with his pupil Cory! The Patreon campaign won't just be for Tidbits either. From time to time I'll also add still drawings, comic pages, and other videos.

A new episode will be added at least once a month on the children's video site, BatteryPOP! Uploads on YouTube for the same episode will follow! The first 3 are set up, and I will proceed with future episodes soon!

Norm & Cory (C) 2003-2014 Andrew Kaiko All rights reserved

Watch the original animated short here https://vimeo.com/79856701 !

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A nice tidbit of educational fun!


now i feel much smarter than i did 3 seconds ago thank you for the wonderful lesson on plants :3

Great animation! Humorous, accurate, and concise enough for a middle school audience. Some nitpicking though which may not necessary for a middle school level but for clarification purposes all the same...you drew a sugar molecule as a hydrocarbon, when a sugar is comprised of oxygen as well (with the formula of CxH2xOx typically C6H12O6/glucose). you also drew water as a chain of hydrogen atoms. Technically and typically, the carbon dioxide doesn't split- the oxygen from water molecules bind and is then released by the plants as atmospheric O2. This was experimentally uncovered by Sam Ruben using oxygen isotopes as a tracer. At 1:00, I would include H20 going up into the plant and perhaps somewhere include the general equation for photosynthesis: CO2 + H2O => (catalyzed by energy from light) CHO + O2. great work overall.

normchipmunkIII responds:

The next time I cover something chemistry related, would you like to fact-check the script? I can cred it you.

Enjoyed the animation. Is it me or is Norm's voice quality is lower than Cory's?

Also, it would have been helpful emphasizing that our common plant life also breathes in a way that also consumes oxygen, for example, during the night.

normchipmunkIII responds:

That would make sense- the sun isn't shining during the night, so plants need to alter their process in some way.

well animated,should introduce to kids-make learning slightly more enjoyable...