The Lundberg Farms: Farming and Math
From planting the seeds to harvesting, and everything in between, Bryce Lundberg takes students through the process of growing rice. To ensure he grows a successful crop, Bryce depends on his algebra skills to get the job done. Running time 3:50 minutes
Sexpot by Charles Bukowski (poetry reading)
"A SEXPOT is an attractive young woman who is available for a sexual relationship. A sexpot is usually horny, promiscuous, and men probably think they will have a chance with her."...The Urban Dictionary It's a sardonic poem. He quotes her and describes her antics in a world-weary way. She relates sexually to everyone she meets, like some women do. He can't stop her from ogling other men but he puts up with it, grudgingly. It's a hard thing for a man to bear: his friend tells him so and ask
Breakingviews: Facebook on the defensive
April 24 - Antony Currie and Breakingviews editors discuss the warning signals for investors in Facebook's IPO filing.
I Like Elephants - where they live
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Confocal Microscopy Imaging of Micro-Spheres and Defects in Liquid Crystals
S. A. Jewell gives a talk at the LC2CAM 08 conference about the use of FCPM to see director distortions around imbedded objects and in-plane fields can be resolved in a sub-micron scale.
12.540 Principles of the Global Positioning System (MIT)
The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of the Global Positioning System and to demonstrate its application to various aspects of Earth Sciences. The specific content of the course depends each year on the interests of the students in the class. In some cases, the class interests are towards the geophysical applications of GPS and we concentrate on high precision (millimeter level) positioning on regional and global scales. In other cases, the interests have been more toward engine
Aaron Striegel, associate professor of computer science and engineering, discusses a study the Notre Dame Wireless Institute is conducting to analyze students' phone habits by tracking how that usage affects their face-to-face communications.
Algebra Test Review 9.1-9.5, 12.5
This cute colorful animated video will keep students attentive as they learn the sounds of the alphabet. Each uppercase and lowercase letter is shown and a picture that begins with the sound. Students will hear the letter, the sound, and the name of the picture. This is a great resource to introduce and/or to review the alphabet sounds. (3:31)
Atmospheric Oxygen (Interactive)
How important is oxygen? Find out in this interactive. Most organisms have evolved to live in an environment that has a very specific set of conditions. Those creatures that breathe air, for example, have come to rely on that air containing about 21 percent oxygen. If this percentage were to change suddenly, most organisms would have difficulty coping with the new conditions. In this feature, adapted from Interactive NOVA: "Earth," see how important not only the presence but the
Schoolhouse Rock - $7.50 Once a Week
This video shows students the importance of keeping track of their money and budgeting that money. It is written and sung by Dave Frishberg and shows how saving a little each day builds for the future. It also explains the importance of making good choices. The video could be used for a conversation about needs and wants as well. (03:03)
Scooter Computer and Mr. Chips- Number Cruncher
This three minute video is a bit dated, but helps explain how computers are used in terms of keeping track of numbers.
TED Ed--Kevin Allocca: Why Videos Go Viral
Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (7:21)
ISS Update - April 25, 2012
The International Space Station video update for April 25, 2012.
Inside the Russian Soyuz Spacecraft
In this episode of NASA: Behind the Scenes, take a tour inside the Russian Soyuz, the vehicle which takes the expedition crews back and forth to the International Space Station. Astronaut Mike Fincke, a veteran of the Soyuz and shuttle, shows off the features of the vehicles and talks about what it's like to be inside.
Students Speak With NASA Astronaut Mike Foreman
From NASA's International Space Station Mission Control Center NASA astronaut Mike Foreman participates in a Digital Learning Network (DLN) event with fifth grade students at Berry Elementary School in Houston, Texas. The DLN connects students and teachers with NASA experts and education specialists using online communication technologies like video/web conferencing and webcasting. Register for free, interactive events listed in the catalog or watch the webcasts. http://dln.nasa.gov
In Conversation: Danny Simmons and jessica Care moore
jessica Care moore, poet, publisher and founder of Black Women Rock!, and Danny Simmons, painter, author, and co-creator of Def Poetry Jam, host a Def Poetry Jam reunion. For one night in Brooklyn, fifteen legendary poets and writers share one hot mic. This evening of performance, dialogue, and book signings features Carl Hancock Rux, T'kalla, Ekere Tallie, Sharrif Simmons, Kevin Powell, Willie Perdomo, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Ras Baraka, Liza Jessie Peterson, Bonz Malone, Tai Allen, SirMumsil
Sackler Center First Awards
In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the first center within an art museum to be devoted to the exhibition and study of feminist art, the Museum is honoring fifteen extraordinary women who are first in their fields. Presented by Elizabeth A. Sackler and Gloria Steinem Hosted by Soledad O'Brien and Laura Flanders. Award designed by Judy Chicago. Honoring Marin Alsop, Connie Chung, Johnnetta B. Cole, Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, Sandy Ler
Arrested Development & Philosophy: Tyler Shores and Kristopher G. Phillips: Authors at Google
What is the most important thing (you know, besides breakfast)? Is George Michael's crush on his cousin unnatural? Is Gob better off living his life in bad faith? What is Tobias really trying to say? ("I just blue myself") Welcome to the world of Arrested Development and the Bluths.The Bluth family foibles and character flaws are so painfully familiar that we both laugh and squirm in that shared awkward recognition of our own all too human faults. Sure, the Bluths seem oblivious of the ga
Battle of Antietam
The bloodiest single day in American history ends in a Union victory that bolsters President Lincoln's ability to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. In this video clip, learn more about the intense battle of Antietam. (2:45)