Poetry of Liberation-Unit 15
For many, the 1960s mark the true end of modern America. Whereas the modernists remained serious about the transcendent nature of art, the artists of the 1960s wanted an art that was relevant. They wanted an art that not only spoke about justice, but also helped create it. This program explores the innovations made in American poetry in the 1960s by
Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and Adrienne Rich
This Small House
Second- and third-graders use calculators, paper and pencil, and mental math within a realistic task. Students plan the decorating of their milk carton houses using spatial sense to select appropriate
furnishings while staying within their allocated budget. NCTM
standards: whole number computation, geometry and spacial sense,
Rock Cycle Rap
This song spells out and describes the three types of rocks (metamorphic, sedimentary, igneous) in a brief, entertaining rap. The song only touches on the types of rocks. The video might be used to introduce a unit on the rock cycle or to inspire students to create their own music video about the rock cycle. Run time 01:50.
Geology - Introduction to the Rock Cycle
This is a brief overview of sedimentary rocks and the natural cycle that leads to their formation. (01:14)
What is Life?
What is life? This question at first seems deceptively simple — we all know how to recognize what is living and what is not. Or do we? What are the characteristics of all living things, and how do we know if an object really possesses those characteristics? This session explores how the concept “life” can be defined.
Montessori Matching Words Activity
This is an activity using words and pictures to help your kid learn sounds and words. Learn how to do a matching word activity in this free educational video about language Montessori methods.
Astronomy: Eliciting Student Ideas
Introduces constructivism by examining student beliefs on what causes the seasons and their explanations for the phases of the moon. This innovative workshop for teachers explores the reasons why teaching science is so difficult and offers practical advice to help you teach more effectively.
How to Star Gaze With Your Children
How to Star Gaze With Your Children - In this episode, Daddy Troy demonstrates some software that will encourage your child to learn about space. Specifically he looks at Google Earth, Google Moon, Google Mars, satellite tracking software from NASA, and some astronomy and satellite tracking iPhone apps called GoSatWatch, GoSkyWatch and Star Walk. Distributed by Tubemogul. (03:17)
Ralph Baer, inventor of the video game
In 1967 the first video game on a television set was played by these two men, inventor Ralph Baer and his assistant Bill Harrison. This video was taken two years later, with their famous Ping-Pong game on the "brown box" console, which later became the basis of Atari's Pong. In this 2:44 minute video, Baer is explaining the operations of this new invention.
Louis Pasteur and the History of Pasteurization
Pasteurization is the process of heating liquids for the purpose of destroying bacteria, protozoa, molds, and yeasts. This process was named after its creator, French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur. The video discusses the history behind Pasteur's breakthrough (beginning with the pasteurization of beer and wine in France that eventually lead to the pasteurization of milk) while also explaining the process of pasteurization in easy to understand terms. Video runs 2:51 in length.
Galileo Galilei - A Biography
Galileo Galilei was born on February, 15, 1564 in the old Italian town of Piza and his biography is explained in this seven minute video. Uses good quotes and images to help explain his decisions. He is the father of modern physics and, in fact, of all modern natural
sciences. His trial is an important part of this video and is a good point of discussion for students when debating religion and science.
Atoms and Molecules
This program deals with teaching the very first steps of chemistry. It introduces the basic building blocks — the atoms — which, through their properties, periodicity and binding, form molecules. The program offers different ways to represent these basic concepts by creating useful models in the minds of new chemistry students. It follows the development of these con
Macro to Micro Structures
This program deals with the conceptualization of micro processes and environments. It involves teaching chemistry through macro phenomena, which can be observed, and micro processes, which occur on the molecular level, and can only be imagined. Conceptual change must occur in order for students to understand chemical phenomena. Teaching for conceptual change poses a grea
Energetics and Dynamics
This program emphasizes the importance of learning about energetics and dynamics in order to improve students’ understanding of basic principles of chemistry. The complexity of teaching concepts such as the collisions theory, reaction kinetics, and electronic energy levels is introduced using a variety of teaching strategies. These concepts are related to everyday phenomena thro
Theory and Practice in Chemical Systems
This program shows how a theoretical understanding of the driving force for chemical systems can lead to further development of new technologies and to the discovery of new phenomena, in practice. In teaching, this is done through the creation of a close relationship between the science and mathematics of chemical processes, through problem-solving activities. These acti
This program deals with basic concepts that are required for the understanding of chemical design. The idea is brought about by experiences from everyday life, such as the stoichiometry of baking, the ingredients of soft drinks, the components of drugs, and the chromatography of markers. The tools of the chemical designer — the chemist — are found in the laboratory,
The Chemistry of Life
This program discusses the chemistry of the wonders of life. It starts off with the way life began, and goes on to deal with the structure and function of biological molecules. It emphasizes the value of relating chemical principles to biology studies, and states that living organisms are huge chemical systems in equilibrium. Thus, learning processes are based on the che
Chemistry and the Environment
This program introduces the chemistry of the environment. It addresses selected topics such as water quality and purification, recycling, and the hole in the ozone layer. Bringing the students to awareness of these topics helps them understand important issues in the world around them. In studying chemistry, environmental studies or anything else, the classroom climate i
Anarchists in the 1936 Spanish Civil War
Anarchism has historically gained the most support and influence in Spain, especially in the seventy or so years before Francisco Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. 'The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict that devastated Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939' (Spanish Civil War, Wikipedia, 2009). This documentary is suitable for high school students. The story is told through commentary, narration, and several images from the period.
(9/12)Battlefield: The Battle for Russia
This fast paced episode of "Battlefield" chronicles the titanic war in the east, that eventually decided World War II in Europe. Despite numerous warnings from the Communist spy networks: the Lucy Spy-Ring the Red Orchestra Richard Sorge, and pleadings from Churchill and FDR, through ultra decrypts, Stalin discounted all invasion warnings. Stalin felt that all these alarming reports was actually an attempt to divide agreements between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, by the British and America