15.S22A 04/05/2012 Hank
15.S22 SSIM: Practical Leadership
Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Moshe Wiskin
Moshe Wiskin - born in 1925 in Wroclaw, Breslau, then part of Poland, one of five children of the Wiskin family. With the German occupation the family decided to leave Wroclaw. Only Moshe's sister, Slova, managed to cross into Russian territory. One night, the Germans carried out an aktion in Wroclaw and the family went into hiding in a cellar. The Germans discovered the hideout three days later. Moshe escaped to a stable, where he watched as the Germans murdered his oldest brother, Joske,
The Brave Men of Titanic
As the Titanic was sinking, passengers were loaded onto lifeboats by the deck crew. The engineering crew stayed at their posts to work the pumps, controlling flooding as much as possible. This action ensured the power stayed on during the evacuation and allowed the wireless radio system to keep sending distress calls. These men bravely kept at their work and helped save more than 700 people, even though it would cost them their own lives. In this clip learn more about these brave men. (3:35)
Saving the Titanic
When Robert Ballard and his team discovered the Titanic in 1985, they chose not to remove anything from the wreckage. According to the laws of the sea, removing anything would have meant that Ballard and his team were the owners of the site. Two years later, a private company returned to the site of the wreck and claimed it as their own by removing artifacts. In this video clip, learn more about the ship Titanic.
Constructing the Titanic
Shipbuilders worked tirelessly for two years to create the mammoth structure that was to become the Titanic, and eight workers died during its construction. After the ship was finished in 1912, the Titanic was set for its maiden voyage in early April. In this video clip, learn more about the construction of Titanic. (1:37)
Bats Swarm to Survive
This is an interesting video from National Geographic that showcases the act of bats swarming. It looks at the largest group of bats on the planet in Texas and explains why they live together in such large groups. This can be used to compliment the Common Core Test Exemplar informational text Bat Loves The Night. (02:24)
Breathing -Respiratory System
This is a seven-minute animated video about the human respiratory system.
FCAT Star Wars Stormtrooper Skit
Application problems with equation in one variable
Application problems with equation in one variable
The Sunflower and the rose
Beloved by artists as well as gardeners, flowers are everywhere in art. But are they just flowers or do they carry hidden meanings? Is there a deeper significance - spiritual, cultural or aesthetic - than we realise? Put on your deerstalker and prepare to exercise your little grey cells as we tour a virtual art gallery looking for the clues that artists have left for us between the petals of the rose and the sunflower, two of summer's most beautiful flowers.
How crows make tools and other clever tricks
Dr Alex Kacelnik from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford talks about how crows make tools to find food and explains how animals think.
What world do you see?
James Alexander, a highly practical business creator and innovative strategist, is a co-founder and Board Director of Zopa, the marketplace where people meet to lend and borrow money. In this wide ranging lecture, James, who is a superb speaker, will touch on a number of topics including how to make the most of opportunities in building a successful career. This is an opportunity for you to learn from someone who has been hugely successful in the business world.
Devices and Desires
Organic devices are revolutionising lighting and solar cells, Professor Alison Walker will describe how this change will impact our lives. Light emission from organic materials is not very common in everyday life. However, some living creatures, such as fireflies and many sea creatures, emit light with amazingly high efficiencies.
Game On! How Playful Learning Works Alex Games, Ph.D., Education Design Director, Microsoft
Kodu, a game-based learning environment is designed to introduce children to computational thinking and programming, giving them identities as game designers within online communities. The presentation will discuss the way in which Kodu allows young learners to use their experience as gamers to explore the key computational principles, thinking, and activities in computer science and engineering that lie “under the hood&
Alex Games, Ph.D., Education Design Director, Microsoft
This is an excellent video with information on how and why birds sing. It goes into a discussion of deciphering bird songs and bird song dialects.
The Story of SUNY Oswego: Chapter 8, Our Future
Even as we celebrate more than 150 years of excellence, SUNY Oswego looks forward to a bright future.
How to Count Infinity
"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities" - Hazel Grace Lancaster, in "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. (01:56)
Minute Physics: What is Gravity?
One Minute Physics provides an energetic and entertaining view of old and new problems in physics -- all in one minute! In this episode, we discuss the basic nature of gravity, one of the four fundamental forces in our universe. (01:28)