Ocean and Climate: Chemical Coupling with the Atmosphere
The ocean and atmosphere continually exchange particles and gases in a kind of ongoing "dialogue" that influences regional and global climate. This site explains the chemical link between the ocean and atmosphere. Emphasis is on the ocean's ability to store and release water vapor and carbon dioxide, both of which contribute to the greenhouse effect. Features include text, a scientific illustration, and links to other relevant topics, data sets, and satellite missions.
Winter Storm Activity
This project explores factors that help create severe winter weather. An interactive simulation provides hands-on experience, followed by guiding questions and resource exploration.
To Clone or Not to Clone: That is the Question?
Students will learn the basics of cloning through some interactive web sites. Students will then be able to decide on whether to clone or not to clone and develop a well researched and supported debate topic. Students will make connections to the novel "The House of the Scorpion" after completing this project.
Summary - Educational Development at Otago Polytechnic
Introduction to Leigh Blackall's post about Otago Polytechnic’s adoption of a Creative Commons Attribution copyright license and its use of the Wikieducator platform - along with many of the popular media sharing services, to develop and publish Open Educational Resources.
Plants That Aren't Plants: Mosses and Lichens
Mosses and lichens are not given much attention in introductory biology laboratory courses, in part because instructors lack skills necessary to cover the topic-namely, moss leaf cross sectioning and lichen chemical spot tests. Acquiring confidence in just these two techniques, as well as familiarity with basic terminology, lays a foundation for further investigation.
The Science Scoop: The Human Genome Project
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the human genome project by clicking through an online slide show, hosted by kids, that answers these questions: What's a genome, anyway?What is the human genome project? What does it mean to me?
West Nile Fever: A Medical Detective Story
This BioBulletin Web site takes an in-depth look at the West Nile virus. The site includes text, videos, photographs, and interviews with key scientists. Tracking an Epidemic reports on how the link was made between sick crows and people during the summer of 1999 in New York City. West Nile Q&A answers more than 20 frequently asked questions, including "What is the West Nile virus?", "How did the virus reach the United States?", and "How can I protect myself from getting West Nile virus?"Taking
The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Bruno Cautrès of Sciences-Po university on a seismic shock to French politics ahead of presidential elections next year
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What it Takes to Do Extreme Astrophysics
All over the planet, giant telescopes and detectors are looking (and listening) for clues to the workings of the universe. At the INK Conference, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy tours us around these amazing installations, taking us to some of the most remote and silent places on Earth. (14:09)
The Spider that Invented the Wheel
The Namib Desert is home to the Golden Wheel Spider with one very uniqueway of escape. He digs under the desert sand to prevent wasps from attacking. This spider also "carthwheels" away at an amazingly fast speed as shown in this 1:43 long video. Students will like this video and the lesson on adaption has begun.
Arthur Meets the President Read-Aloud
This is a wonderful read-aloud resource for the literacy rich classroom. Marc Brown's famous character, Arthur, wins a contest and gets to visit the President in Washington DC. Arthur gets nervous that he has to present a speech in front of an audience. The words on the screen are highlighted as the speaker reads the story. There is a play button to start the story and a pause button throughout the story. This is a wonderful companion resource for the Common Core Curriculum Unit, Grade 3, Unit 4
Joseph Pt. 3 of 6
A realistic portrayal of the Old Testament story of Joseph, favorite son of Jacob, and great-grandson of Abraham, who was left to die by his brothers, but who rose to become prime minister of Egypt. Joseph governed the country during a seven-year famine, during which his brothers visited Egypt seeking grain, only to encounter their brother, whom they had long presumed dead. Brings the Old Testament to life. Closed captioning included. (08:56)
This is the first video from a list of 12. You may wish to explore all of them. The Seeing Stars video is 4:25 and shows some stars and what colors mean as well as other facts that should provide students a good introduction into astronomy. Good images.
Hydroelectic Power - How it Works
This is a very good teo-minute mini-documentary about the way hydroelectric generating stations produce electricity.
How To Calm a Crying Baby
This 2:41 minute video provides several ideas on how to calm a crying baby and also what causes a baby to cry. Lots of good information here for both parents and students.
Immersing Students in Great Mentor Texts with Linda Bausch Part 2
Staff Developer, Linda Bausch models a writer's workshop lesson on immersing students in fantastic mentor texts in a 2nd/3rd grade class. She discusses the last 2 authors of the 10 authors in the writers' workshop. She shares the books with students for them to be book detectives. This is part 2. (2:24)
Galileo Galilei - A Biography
Galileo Galilei was born on February, 15, 1564 in the old Italian town of Piza and his biography is explained in this seven minute video. Uses good quotes and images to help explain his decisions. He is the father of modern physics and, in fact, of all modern natural
sciences. His trial is an important part of this video and is a good point of discussion for students when debating religion and science.
Diabolo Tricks (Chinese YoYo) For Beginners
Eight Diabolo tricks are shown with good instructions. No narration. This is a good video to start students thinking about this type of hobby as it improves concentration, fine motor coordination and helps with risk taking.
Helicopter/Rover Innovation Project
This successful innovation project at the Johnson Space Center was born from some Orion engineers and then joined by engineers from other programs. The innovation teams creation can save funds and be used effectively for Orion and other NASA programs.