Navigating by the Numbers
In this lesson, students will learn that math is important in navigation and engineering. Ancient land and sea navigators started with the most basic of navigation equations (Speed x Time = Distance). Today, navigational satellites use equations that take into account the relative effects of space and time. However, even these high-tech wonders cannot be built without pure and simple math concepts basic geometry and trigonometry that have been used for thousands of years. In this lesson, these b
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Exploring Texture from a Set Work: Mozart
A lesson plan aimed at all levels. Students are required to listen to a specific extract from a set work with which they are already familiar and select an appropriate diagram which graphically represents the accompaniment at various points.
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Movements and Shifts in Supply Curves
A consideration of the factors affecting the movements and shifts in supply curves and how the interaction of demand and supply curves affect market forces.
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Mt. Pinatubo 10th Anniversary Perspective (Stills)
This recent false color Landsat-7 image, from January 2001, shows Mt. Pinatubo as it stands today. The caldera is seen in the middle of the image, underneath clouds. Ten years after the blast, vegetation is re-growing on the slopes of the mountain (in green.) Streams of mud, called lahars, (resulting from ash from the eruption mixing with water- seen as the lighter sediment) continue to flow down the sides of the mountains, as well as channels of water (darker streams). However, as vegetation gr
Author(s): Jay Herman,Michael Mangos,Richard McPeters

Stealth Learning: Acquiring Knowledge About Vascular Plant Structure While Using a Vegetative Key
Many students find it tedious to learn the terminology that is used to describe the vegetative structure of vascular plants. An effective method is to acquire these skills "accidentally", in the process of identifying unfamiliar plants. This exercise uses a vegetative key to woody plants within walking distance of the lab. Before the lab, plants are labeled with alphabetic tags. Students are given a brief introduction, and then they attempt to identify each labeled plant using the key. If their
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Using Community Resources to Teach Genetics
In this online article, from the museum's Musings newsletter for educators, the Youth and Family Programs Director offers advice on how to integrate genetics learning into students' daily lives. The tips she gives are: make it simple find local or online resources check out the news use an interdisciplinary approach to ethical issues expose students to new career options remember that the best science generates more questions.
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WordWorld:V is for Vacation
WordWorld:V is for Vacation.  This is an excerpt from the popular PBS kids show Word World.  In this video, the word world animals create "v" words and turn the words into actual things.  This is a good teaching resource for the early childhood classroom. It helps with learning to blend words and builds phonic skills. (10:56)
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Japancast Episode 041 â€“ Learn Japanese @ Japancast.net
Learn Japanese from the brand new anime “A Channel”.   Japancast HD Video Episode 041 from Hitomi Griswold on Vimeo. Help us grow! Share this post on your favorite social site:
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" I Can Count to 100"- A Counting Song
This lively computer-animated video features a chant which will help children practice counting from 1-100.  The numbers appear as they are said , and emphasis is placed on each multiple of ten. ( 2:40)
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Origami History
This 1:36 long video is about the art of origami and its rich history and tradition. This video teaches the words used, equipment needed and symbols. This is the first of six videos. The other videos show how to make various designs. A good starter video.
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STORY OF THOMAS ALVA EDISON
This is a slow loading 30 minute video that tells the life of Edison. The sound quality is poor and the music may be off putting to some students. The video is a simplified biography and the students can hear his voice provide insights into his beliefs.
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Theodore Roosevelt: Conserving America's Future Documentary
This documentary shows the importance of land management during a time of depleting natural resources. Theodore Roosevelt became a leader in the conservation movement. Forest, wildlife preservation, and water conservation were the 3 targets of his conversation movement. Roosevelt saw that our resources were limited. This is a wonderful teaching resource for a lesson/unit on US History, presidents, Geography, conservation, etc. Students will enjoy the real footage. (10:06)
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Theodore Roosevelt Fun Facts
This comical video addresses 2 facts about Theodore Roosevelt which are the following: 1. Roosevelt was a conservationist. 2. Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear on a hunting trip. Fun teaching resource to introduce Theodore Roosevelt. (1:03)
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Helen Keller
This is a four minute video about the blind and deaf American author, Helen Keller. It tells how her teacher, Anne Sullivan, worked with her. The students can listen to her speak and how she learned to "hear" what people said by putting her hands on the mouth of a speaker. A good lesson on the importance of education and overcoming adversity. Lots of lessons possible using this biography.
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How to Make Napkin Decoupage Eggs for Easter
NOTE: Since this project needs scissors, this project requires the aid of an adult to make these decoupaged eggs.  Decoupage floral paper napkins onto ceramic eggs to make beautiful blooms for the breakfast table.  (01:09)
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Muscular System
The muscular system includes all the muscles in an organism's body and allows organisms to move. A lot of the muscles in the muscular system of vertebrates are controlled by the nervous system. There are three types of muscle tissue. Skeletal (also known as striated) muscle provides body movement. Smooth muscles control automatic functions like breathing. Cardiac muscles make up the heart and allow it to pump blood through the circulatory system.
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