Giant Panda Reserve
Established in the Sichuan province in 1963, the Wolong Nature Reserve is home to one of the earliest research bases for the endangered giant panda. Starting with just 10 pandas in captivity, it has increased that number nearly tenfold through successful breeding methods — in 2006, 18 baby pandas were born: a new record. Assistant Director Li Desheng explains how they will be reintroduced into the wilderness.
Meteorologist Guest Speaker - John Bryant
Mrs. Matthews class had a guest speaker this week. John Bryant from Channel 5 News in Memphis came and spoke to the class about the weather. He had some great storm stories, answered TONS of questions, and explained to the kids what was needed in order to become a meteorologist. This is just a short clip from his visit. Thanks to John Bryant for giving his time to the kids at CHES! Run time 0:36.
Parts of a Plant - Centers for the week of September 27
The students in Mrs. Matthews science class have been studying plants this week. They have been learning the parts of a plant, parts of a flower, parts of a seed, and various jobs a plant has. The students work through six centers throughout the week. The centers include (1) an art activity about pollination (2) an A.R. book about pollination (3) several interactive websites about the growth of plants and how plants respond to light and gravity (4) an art activity about the lif
Mrs. Matthews Centers - Plant and Animal Classification
Mrs. Matthews science classes are studying plant and animal classification. Their centers for the week included (1) a pictionary game (2) flashcard game (3)pictures to help them remember the difference between gymnosperm and angiosperm (4) a video titled "science: animals without bones" (5) A.R. books on various vertebrates and invertebrates and (6) several interactive websites. The students also observed a deer skull, turtle shell, snake skin, tarantula skin, moss, celery, and lichens. Th
Mrs. Matthews Centers - Animal Adaptations
Mrs. Matthews 5th grade science class is studying plant and animal adaptations this week. They rotate through six different centers throughout the week and are tested on Friday. This week's centers include: (1) a game of Bingo to practice vocabulary (2) three interactive websites that include self-checking multiple choice quiz questions (3) a game of Pictionary to practice vocabulary (4) an art activity to match up adaptations with specific biomes (5) a reading center that includes several
Battle at Kruger! - Lion Buffalo fight
NOA lion tries to kill a Buffalo but the herd of Buffalo attacks the lion and saves the Buffalo. Filmed in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania! This has many lessons for children (predator/prey, group defense...) and is worth showing, especially since it has a happy ending for the buffalo. The video footage is set to music. Run time 02:56.
Google Docs 101 - #1 - A Video Tour of Google Docs
Video Tour of Google Docs - Kicking off our 10-part video tutorial on using Google Docs, Molly McDonald runs down how to access Google Docs and gives a quick tour of the Google Docs interface. Google Docs is a viable free alternative to Microsoft Office for basic word processing, spreadsheets and even presentations. (2:42)
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Square One TV: The Mathematics Of Love: Roman Numerals I-X
This is a classic Square One sketch/song about roman numerals. It teaches roman numerals 1-10, also 1000 (M). (06:17)
Development of Agriculture and Writing - Khan Academy
Using images and computer software, the instructor, Sal Khan, talks about the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras of the Stone Age. (13:02)
Amazing Raven Intelligence Test - Clever Critters - BBC Animals
Ravens are some of the cleverest animals to exist in the wild. Watch this amazing and complicated test of their intelligence here. Clip taken from BBC animal show Clever Critters, narrated by comedienne Dawn French. (02:52)
Genius Bird - Raven
An ornithologist devises a test to see how clever ravens really are. Some scientists think that ravens are smarter than many mammals. (02:07)
Mobl21 - Stacks
21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones explains how to create Stacks within the Mobl21 authoring and distribution application. Run time 03:06.
Mobl21 - Behind the Scenes of the Mini-module
Take a peek at the making of the videos for the Mobl21 Mini-module by our intrepid 21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones. You'll be amazed at how a home set-up resulted in his great work. Run time 01:00.
Lecture 5 (of 16) | Introduction to Robotics
Though this is an entry-level university course, there may be high school students who desire to enter into the field of Robotics, and this course may inspire them.
Lecture by Professor Oussama Khatib for Introduction to Robotics (CS223A) in the Stanford Computer Science Department.
In this segment, Professor Khatib shows a short video on the Brachiation Robot, then goes into a lecture on Frame Attachment.
CS223A is an introduction to robo
Corporal Punishment Study
Dr. George W. Holden, a psychologist and parenting expert at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, discusses a new corporal punishment study based on actual audio recordings. Believed to be the first study of its kind, 37 mothers voluntarily recorded up to 36 hours of interactions with their children, says Holden. Within the audio, the data captured mothers spanking, slapping or hitting their young children, which then sparked crying, tantrums and whimpering. The audio reveals the moments bef
Ghana Oil Industry Yet to Create Jobs
Ghananians assumed new employment opportunities would arise after oil was discovered off shore several years ago, but thousands are still waiting for jobs to materialize. This video is a part of Pulitzer Center's project "Ghana: Oil City Stories" (http://bit.ly/qnj04R) by Christiane Badgley
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1780-1880: California in Transition: Everyday Life, 1850s-1890s
The images in this topic depict everyday life in California during a time of explosive growth. Even as the state’s mix of cultures became more interconnected, they still managed to maintain and express their unique identities. People at work, at play, posing for formal portraits, and simply walking down the street are part of a diverse and vibrant population.
The Civil War Through Contemporary Accounts: The Diary of Alexander Hobbs
Using the wartime diary of Alexander Hobbs, this module explores how teachers and scholars can approach the Civil War on the Gulf Coast.
Touring the Loyola Farm Project
http://concordia.ca/now Marcus Lobb presents an overview of some of the planting projects underway at Concordia University's Loyola Campus.
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Verão em Portugal