Ten Great Ideas: Wonder in Science

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
Rachel Carson
Wonders of Life trailer YouTube. 3 mins
Ode to a Flower Richard Feynman’s Famous Monologue on Knowledge and Mystery, Animated. From brainpickings.org
3 Physics experiments that changed the world Youtube. Via SciShow. 5 mins.

Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world

Link Youtube. Via TED. 10 mins.
The BBC's archive on Richard Feynman Link If you don't know who Feynman is, it's about time you found out about one of the world's greatest ever communicators of science.
Marie Curie on Curiosity, Wonder, and the Spirit of Adventure in Science Link

"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery also has its beauty."
Text-based from brainpickings.org

Aomawa Shields on the same theme Link

"If I can get girls to see a piece of themselves — their hair, a foot, their face and eyes, a finger — as connected to an exploding star, maybe that connection will stay with them as they start to encounter the inevitable challenges of a science career. So they won’t turn their backs on it when things get tough."
Text-based, from TED.com

David Bolinsky: Visualizing the wonder of a living cell Link

A now-famous animation of what happens inside a living cell.
Youtube. Via TED. 5 mins.

White Blood Cell Chases Bacteria Link Youtube. 30 secs
Attenborough: the amazing Lyre Bird sings like a chainsaw! Link Youtube. Via BBC Earth. 3 mins.
Pendulum Wave Demonstration Link large-scale demonstration of the interaction between period and pendulum length, using 16 bowling balls hung from a wooden frame. Youtube. 3 mins.
Beauty beyond - winning astronomy photography From the bbc.com website