Assessing your skills
Welcome to Assessing Your Skills one of the series of Futures workbooks, which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your skills as a first step toward choosing work that really suits you. It can also he
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BBC HD - Madagascar - Episode 1 - Island of Marvels - 3/4
David Attenborough presents a look at the unique wild life on the island of Madagascar and this 15 minute video shows how some of the animals and plants developed on this 1000 mile long island. Excellent images.
BBC HD - Madagascar - Episode 1 - Island of Marvels - 4/4
David Attenborough presents a look at the unique wild life on the island of Madagascar in this last part of this series about the animal life and plants on this unique island. The 14 minute video highlights. Some mating scenes shown. It also shows how this island is being effected by mankind.
Lets Go Green Kids - Recycle It Song
This is song from the album "Let's Go Green! Kids", a collection of catchy melodies to encourage all of us to live more environmentally conscious lives. (01:20)
Sesame Street - "Recycling Blues"
This cartoon animation/song teaches younger students about recycling. "Recycle. Recycle. I use to think that I was through. But now I'm back to something new." (01:52)
Engineer a Crop: Transgenic Manipulation (Interactive)
The aim is the same as it's been since the dawn of agriculture: to raise the most productive crop you possibly can. But today you are no longer tied to the age-old methods of selective breeding and cross-pollination. With the astounding advancements that have been made recently in genetic technology, it is now possible to out-perform Mother Nature at her own game. In this interactive feature from the NOVA/FRONTLINE "Harvest of Fear" Web site, you're the geneticist, with all of the late
23 Helping Verbs (Song)
This catchy tune helps younger students learn their helping verbs. Each word is printed on the screen as it occurs in the song's lyrics. The song is repeated twice. (01:51)
Deadly Parasites (Interactive)
In this interactive, explore the various steps involved in the cycle of a deadly parasite: Sporozoites invade the victim's liver and become Merozoites; Merozoites burrow into red blood cells then form and divide into thousands; these Merozoites cause disease; the parasites then insure that they will survive and shared with animals and humans during a mosquito's next "blood meal".
Fishing for Safe Food (Interactive)
In this interactive game adapted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, students on a fishing trip try to catch different types of fish. Once a player catches a fish, he or she decides to keep it or throw it back, based on safety information provided by the EPA. The game teaches students which fish have high or low levels of mercury, and how much is safe to eat.
Deep-Sea Bestiary (Interactive)
With names like umbrellamouth gulper, blackdevil anglerfish, ogrefish, football fish, and vampire squid from hell, you might expect to be surprised, even startled, by some of the creatures that inhabit that deepest parts of the ocean. You would be right to expect this. This interactive image gallery from the NOVA: "Into the Abyss" Web site describes the physical and behavioral traits of some of these bizarre and little-known sea creatures.
Explore Alaska's Volcanoes (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alaska, learn about four of Alaska's active volcanoes: Augustine, Cleveland, Okmok, and Veniaminof. Explore each volcano through photographs and investigate how different types of satellite images (synthetic aperture radar, thermal infrared, and color composite) are used to study volcanoes. In addition, learn why it is important to be able to predict the movement of volcanic ash, and observe how a computer model called Puff simulates th
Exploring the Arctic Seafloor (Interactive)
Take a virtual expedition deep under the Arctic ice along with a research team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in this interactive activity adapted fromNOVA scienceNOW. Through two collections of photos and video footage, learn about the obstacles the team faced at the frozen sea surface, as well as the geological and biological discoveries deep down near the Gakkel Ridge, an 1,100-mile-long section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. There, volcanic activity generates new ocean crust, and
Amazing Symbiosis: Ant Army Defends Tree
Ants as bodyguards? These ants protect acacia trees with their lives! (02:18)
Future Conditional: The Grasshopper Effect: Toxic Pollution in the Arctic
In the phenomenon scientists call the "Grasshopper Effect," toxic pollutants released thousands of miles to the south evaporate in the warm climate and then 'ride' with the clouds until they reach the Arctic. (02:15)
Talking to Your Kids About the News
This video explains the importance of helping children understand news events and how to help them deal with events such as tragedies. It offers good tips and reminds viewers that younger students don't have the ability to handle such events in proper context. The most important tip is act as a filter for news. (03:23)
Violence in Media Really Matters
This video shows the dangers of violence on television and other media and the link between violence and anti-social behavior. An excellent video for parents and teachers to watch as it explains that there are eight instances of violence per show and some have far more. Teens who watch too much such violence as twice as likely to commit violent acts as adult. Event cartoons are sighted for the tremendous amount of violence that are shown to children. A number of tips are shown. (03:46)
Dr. Michael F. Adams Announces Retirement Plans
Dr. Michael F. Adams, University of Georgia president for the past fifteen years, has announced his plans to step down from the office of the president and return to a faculty position at the end of June 2013. Dr. Adams addressed the campus and Athens community in a statement delivered in the university Chapel.