How Smart Is An Octopus?
Octopuses and other mollusks are more intelligent than you may think. This professionally-made video from the PBS Nova series provides an indepth look at problem solving skills in mollusks, especially the octopus. (10:00)
Magic and the Brain
Neuroscientists join Penn and Teller to explore why humans are so easily fooled by magic. This professionally-made video from PBS is from the NOVA ScienceNOW series. (12:07)
How Smart Are Dogs?
Meet an extraordinary boarder collie and other dogs changing our view of dog intelligence. This professionally-made video from PBS is part of the NOVA Science NOW series. (14:52)
VW agrees 3.2% pay rise with unions
German car maker Volkswagen has agreed a 3.2 percent pay rise deal setting the stage for potential wage improvements in other industrial sectors.
Make your own calculation of your energy
This energy consumption game by WWF explains the role every one of us is playing in the energy consumption. By following the arrows you end up in having an indication of your yearly energy consumption as well as the emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on a yearly basis.
Lesson #027, Tuesday Sono stanco = I am tired (male) Sono stanca = I am tired (female) Ho fame = I am hungry Non lo so = I don't know Sei pronto? = Are you ready? (male) Sei pronta? = Are you ready? (female) Sono pronto = I am ready (male) Sono pronta = I am ready (female) colazione = breakfast pranzo = lunch cena = dinner, supper mattina = morning pomeriggio = afternoon sera = evening notte = night
Sono stanco = I am tired (male)
Sono stanca = I am tired (female)
Ho fame = I am hungry
Non lo so = I don't know
Sei pronto? = Are you ready? (male)
Sei pronta? = Are you ready? (female)
Sono pronto = I am ready (male)
Sono pronta = I am ready (female)
colazione = breakfast
pranzo = lunch
cena = dinner, supper
mattina = morning
pomeriggio = afternoon
sera = evening
notte = night
056 - 066 Der Kleine Lateiner
Here is a link to the text at Europeana http://tinyurl.com/4b47ugg Der Kleine Lateiner is an updated re-write of the Orbis Sensualium Pictus (Comenius) by one Johan Lederer.It is written in a more flowing style, in simple straightforward Latin.
1.782 Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering Project (MIT)
This class is one of the core requirements for the Environmental Masters of Engineering program. It is designed to teach about environmental engineering through the use of case studies, computer software tools, and seminars from industrial experts. Case studies provide the basis for group projects as well as individual theses. Past case studies have included the MMR Superfund site on Cape Cod; restoration of the Florida Everglades; dredging of Boston Harbor; local watershed trading programs; app
11.202 Gateway: Planning Economics (MIT)
Planning Economics (11.202) is a course that runs for the last one-third of a semester and covers economics topics of particular interest to city planning students: location theory, the interplay between externalities and zoning, international trade and globalization, and housing finance. Few incoming students have had prior exposure to these topics.The first two-thirds of the semester is given over to Microeconomics (11.203). It is designed for incoming city planning students with little or no
Using Case-Based Reasoning in Instructional Planning.Towards a Hybrid Self-improving Instructional P
This paper presents a new approach, based on the Case-Based Reasoning technique, which is useful to enhance Intelligent Tutoring Systems with learning abilities. Case-Based Reasoning is a recent paradigm for problem solving that has an inherent learning capability. So we integrate a Case-Based Instructional Planner within existing Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) to enhance the pedagogical component with learning capabilities. In this way, the enhanced tutors combine the Case-Based Instruction
A dilation is a non-rigid transformation, which means that the original and the image are not congruent. They are, however, similar figures. This video demonstrates how to perform dilations. (2:25)
Texas Instruments Classroom Activities from US and Canada
This site has teacher-developed activities that incorporate Texas Instrument (TI) technology into the classroom. Links to activities, teacher resources, and supplemental materials are provided. Access to activities is free and a lot of the material is available as pdf downloads.
Winter Field Lab: Snow Hydrology
This field activity may be implemented during late winter or early spring when things have not quite thawed. Students collect their own data from a snowpack, including measuring water equivalent, identifying types of snow metamorphism, finding evidence of precipitation patterns, and judging possible snowpack hazards. Back in the lab, students evaluate their data, draw conclusions, and make a report. This activity is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level geohydrology courses.
Time Series Analysis of Lehigh Valley Instrumental Climate Records
In this lab, students will learn basic statistical and graph skills by analyzing real data sets of local and regional instrumental climate records for the last 100 years. They will learn how to calculate seasonal means of climate parameters, detect trends or patterns in the records, and make different styles of time series graphs. A spreadsheet program like Excel will be used. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
The Nile of New England
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the people of the Deerfield and their relationship with the land as illustrated through changes in lifestyles, economy, and governance? This curriculum is a semester-long course and is comprised of three units: 1. The Colonial Period 1680 – 1720 2. The Federal Period 1780-1820 3. The Progressive Era 1880-1920 Features of the Course: • The course features an inquiry-based curriculum, based on constructivist learning theory. • Students will le
Research and Investigation Project: A Grave Undertaking
The central focus of the Research and Investigation Project (RIP): A Grave Undertaking unit is an exploration of the lives of individuals who lived in Deerfield from 1780-1880. Throughout their investigations of the past, students analyze a variety of primary and secondary sources and material culture to draw inferences about their research subjects, Deerfield's history, and the history of the country during this 100-year period. The five lessons in this unit take three to four weeks to complete
Environments of Africa
EARTH 105 investigates the interrelationships between geology, hydrology, land use and human development in several areas of Africa. We focus primarily on regions north of the equator, although there is a brife segment on South African mining. Specific topics include the Nile River (sources of the Nile, agricultural practices, effects of damming the Nile, and hydropolitics), the Sahara and Sahel (salt mines, climate change, drought, and wather resources), and natural resources and their role in
This guide is designed to take advantage of the educational information in the three-part PBS series BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (PBS airdate November 19-20, 2002), directing teacher’s to specific sections of the series relevant to the lesson plan. The lessons engage students with a media-rich environment that employs video, DVD, computers, and the Internet in addition to more traditional print resources. The lesson plans are flexible, allowing teachers to adapt the instruction to their particular needs
Tapping the Roots of American Music
Teacher's Guide for using the American Roots Music documentary series in the classroom. The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS American Roots Music video series and companion Web site in middle school and high school social studies and history classes. American Roots Music may be taped off-air and used for up to a year following broadcast, or you may choose to purchase it through Shop PBS for Teachers.
Dante in Translation
The course is an introduction to Dante and his cultural milieu through a critical reading of the Divine Comedy and selected minor works (Vita nuova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Epistle to Cangrande). An analysis of Dante's autobiography, the Vita nuova, establishes the poetic and political circumstances of the Comedy's composition. Readings of Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise seek to situate Dante's work within the intellectual and social context of the late Middle Ages, with special attenti