Deadly Parasites (Interactive)
In this interactive, explore the various steps involved in the cycle of a deadly parasite: Sporozoites invade the victim's liver and become Merozoites; Merozoites burrow into red blood cells then form and divide into thousands; these Merozoites cause disease; the parasites then insure that they will survive and shared with animals and humans during a mosquito's next "blood meal".
Fishing for Safe Food (Interactive)
In this interactive game adapted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, students on a fishing trip try to catch different types of fish. Once a player catches a fish, he or she decides to keep it or throw it back, based on safety information provided by the EPA. The game teaches students which fish have high or low levels of mercury, and how much is safe to eat.
Deep-Sea Bestiary (Interactive)
With names like umbrellamouth gulper, blackdevil anglerfish, ogrefish, football fish, and vampire squid from hell, you might expect to be surprised, even startled, by some of the creatures that inhabit that deepest parts of the ocean. You would be right to expect this. This interactive image gallery from the NOVA: "Into the Abyss" Web site describes the physical and behavioral traits of some of these bizarre and little-known sea creatures.
Explore Alaska's Volcanoes (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alaska, learn about four of Alaska's active volcanoes: Augustine, Cleveland, Okmok, and Veniaminof. Explore each volcano through photographs and investigate how different types of satellite images (synthetic aperture radar, thermal infrared, and color composite) are used to study volcanoes. In addition, learn why it is important to be able to predict the movement of volcanic ash, and observe how a computer model called Puff simulates th
Exploring the Arctic Seafloor (Interactive)
Take a virtual expedition deep under the Arctic ice along with a research team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in this interactive activity adapted fromNOVA scienceNOW. Through two collections of photos and video footage, learn about the obstacles the team faced at the frozen sea surface, as well as the geological and biological discoveries deep down near the Gakkel Ridge, an 1,100-mile-long section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. There, volcanic activity generates new ocean crust, and
Amazing Symbiosis: Ant Army Defends Tree
Ants as bodyguards? These ants protect acacia trees with their lives! (02:18)
Future Conditional: The Grasshopper Effect: Toxic Pollution in the Arctic
In the phenomenon scientists call the "Grasshopper Effect," toxic pollutants released thousands of miles to the south evaporate in the warm climate and then 'ride' with the clouds until they reach the Arctic. (02:15)
Talking to Your Kids About the News
This 3:30 video explains the importance of helping children understand news events and how to help them deal with events such as tragedies. It offers good tips and reminds viewers that younger students don't have the ability to handle such events in proper context. The most important tip is act as a filter for news.
Violence in Media Really Matters
This five minute video shows the dangers of violence on television and other media and the link between violence and anti-social behavior. An excellent video for parents and teachers to watch as it explains that there are eight instances of violence per show and some have far more. Teens who watch too much such violence as twice as likely to commit violent acts as adult. Event cartoons are sighted for the tremendous amount of violence that are shown to children. A number of tips are shown.
ISS Update: Wearable Technology
NASA Public Affairs Officer Lynnette Madison talks with Human Interface Engineer Cory Simon about wearable technology containing sensors, displays and controls to assist future astronauts and augment their capability to perform more elaborate and complex tasks. Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Johnson and include the hashtag #askStation. For the latest news about the space station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/station.
'Thank You' - Second Century Campaign
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9.00SC Introduction to Psychology (MIT)
This course is a survey of the scientific study of human nature, including how the mind works, and how the brain supports the mind. Topics include the mental and neural bases of perception, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, child development, personality, psychopathology, and social interaction. Students will consider how such knowledge relates to debates about nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self, and society.
E2E: Erik Meijer and Jeroens Frijters - IKVM.NET (Java VM implemented in .NET) At Lang.NEXT 2012, several conversations happened in the "social room", which was right next to the room where sessions took place. Our dear friend, Erik Meijer, led many interesting conversations, some of which we are fortunate enough to have caught on camera for C9.
At Lang.NEXT 2012, several conversations happened in the "social room", which was right next to the room where sessions took place. Our dear friend, Erik Meijer, led many interesting conversations, some of which we are fortunate enough to have caught on camera for C9.
Sam Huntington's New Hampshire
In this video about New Hampshire, Sam Huntington talks about common New Hampshire slang such as wicked, how they have the best maple syrup, and how the best and worst things about New Hampshire are its seasons. (2:17)
01.05.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Bei einem Fährunglück auf dem Fluss Brahmaputra im Nordosten Indiens sind mindestens 105 Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Rund hundert Menschen werden nach Behördenangaben noch vermisst, weitere 150 konnten an Land schwimmen oder wurden gerettet. Die mit rund 350 Passagieren überfüllte Doppeldecker-Fähre war bei schwerem Sturm in zwei Teile zerbro
Find the Turtle (Interactive)
Test your knowledge of turtle characteristics with this online interactive game.
Elbow Room: Westward Expansion in the USA
This three minute musical video highlights some of the land acquisitions of the first Westward Movement. There isn't much depth, but it provides some insights into why the colonists wanted to move westward and manifest destiny.
eText of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology textbook. Contains content for 2-semester course sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Many illustrations and review questions.
Crowding the streets of Sanaa
Dec. 2 - Thousands take to the streets of Sanaa both in favor of and against the government as violence continues despite Saleh's pledge to step down. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Bubonic Plague (Black Death) ( Sung to Tune of "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani)
In this video, students will learn about the Black Death through song. The words appear on screen as they are sung. This is a gruesome subject and pictures are not pleasant. Content would be appropriate for middle school and high school students. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between history and the classroom. (3:22)