Eating Good in the Neighborhood
Steven Shapin is the Franklin L Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. His current research interests include historical and contemporary studies of dietetics, the nature of entrepreneurial science, and modern relations between academia and industry. In late 2007 the Oxford University Press anointed "locavore" Word of the Year. (Some San Franciscans who thought it a good idea to eat only foods produced within a 100-mile radius made up the word in 2005.) Locavores assum
2011 Commencement Address by Penn President, Dr. Amy Gutmann
Penn President Amy Gutmann addressed nearly 6,000 graduates at the University of Pennsylvania's 255th Commencement on Monday, May 16. At the ceremony, Gutmann also conferred honorary degrees to Renée C. Fox, a pioneer in the field of medical sociology; Mo Ibrahim, the mobile communications entrepreneur; Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist at The New York Times, and Sheryl WuDunn, senior managing director, Mid-Market Securities, and president of the social investing consultancy, TripleEdge; Ei-ichi N
English Language and Culture: Boost your Confidence
Learn and live English and boost your confidence: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. English language instructor Terri Wershler discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is different. Terri explains how SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program helps students learn English. ELC students do far more than rote memory work and exercises that focus on getting th
English Language and Culture: Start Living English
Learn to speak English and understand North American culture: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. SFU english language instructor Jeff Behrner discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is unique. Jeff explains that the emphasis on culture is key to SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program. In addition to English grammar and vocabulary, students learn to unde
Researcher Profile - Professor Greg Stuart
Professor Greg Stuart is Head of the Department of Neuroscience, and group leader of the Neuronal Signalling Group at The John Curtin School of Medical Science. Greg and his group are looking at how single nerve cells process information on the brain. He speaks of his drive and curiosity to find out more about the brain.
MSc Information Systems Student Profile -- Rob Lowe
Postgraduate Computing student, Rob Lowe, discusses his reasons for choosing to study at Leeds Metropolitan University.
The Taking of Craigeach Moor
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HotPotatoes JCloze-oefening : Werken met tabellen Een handleiding om in JCloze (module HotPotatoes) tabellen aan te maken om zo overzichtelijke invuloefeningen te krijgen
Een handleiding om in JCloze (module HotPotatoes) tabellen aan te maken om zo overzichtelijke invuloefeningen te krijgen
"There Grew Up this Whole Culture and Feeling of Sisterhood:" Shelley Ettinger Recalls Working for t
Although the 1970's saw an increase of women entering non-traditional and unionized jobs, many skilled and building trades remained effectively closed to women. As a result, in many cities throughout the 1970's and 1980's, private and city bus companies provided important opportunities for women interested in non-traditional jobs. Boasting large numbers of women and lesbians and an atmosphere of social tolerance, these jobs were seen as gay-friendly and provided female workers with a strong voic
Vous connaissez le chemin the Santenay?: giving a route description
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to write a summary of a route description.
To Clone or Not to Clone: That is the Question?
Students will learn the basics of cloning through some interactive web sites. Students will then be able to decide on whether to clone or not to clone and develop a well researched and supported debate topic. Students will make connections to the novel "The House of the Scorpion" after completing this project.
The Solar System - Space School
This four minute video is about how the solar system was formed. Planets were formed by pieces of debris colliding into each other
until it formed a planet. The sun's gravity held them in orbit. Each of the planets is quickly shown with some debate about Pluto. Dwarf planets are explained. A good overview.
The Senses: Hearing - by StudyJams
The ear is specially designed to change sound waves into signals that the brain can understand, allowing you to hear. That is not all they do, though. Your ears also help you balance. Learn more about your sense of hearing with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
How to Study Effectively
A two minute video that quickly reviews tips to study better from getting the right equipment, place, and materials before you start. This video has lots of good ideas and is well worth showing students. Visualizing is also stressed as a form of mentally preparing for a test as the Greeks did.
Hands-On Science with Squishy Circuits
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers. This video could also be used to inspire a science fair project (04:09)
This is the first video from a list of 12. You may wish to explore all of them. The Seeing Stars video is 4:25 and shows some stars and what colors mean as well as other facts that should provide students a good introduction into astronomy. Good images.
How To Read Aloud 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'
In this video by Julie Fowlkes, the lead trainer from BMABF, reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The illustrations are not close enough to be used as a read-aloud in the classroom. However, it is a good resource for teachers on how to effectively implement read-alouds in the elementary classroom. (6:46)
Polygons are closed plane figures formed by three or more line segments. If a figure is open or curved, it cannot be considered a polygon. Concave polygons have at least one diagonal that does not pass through the interior of the polygon; all of the diagonals in a convex polygon are contained within the figure. Equiangular polygons have all angles congruent; equilateral polygons have all sides congruent. (02:58)
Learn About Ludwig van Beethoven
Learn about the famous German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, in this very brief video. He first performed as a pianist at the age of eight. (00:52)
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (Animated Score, 1st mvt.) Piano Solo
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata as Seen Through Data
This video shows Stephen Malinowski playing the first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. The sheet music scrolls by at the bottom, and a bar graph scrolls across the top. The colors indicate the "pitch class" of the notes; that is, every C# is a certain color (blue), every E is a certain color (olive green), etc. The piece is in the key of C# minor, so there's lots of blue and green, especially at the beginning and end. (07:33)