Where Do You Get Your Energy
Cells extract energy from sugar to produce ATP, the molecular fuel that powers all life processes. This interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium delves into the processes that enable cells to unlock the energy contained in the foods we consume. We often use the term "energy" as an informal shorthand for our ability to stay alert and complete tasks. In fact, the presence of energy-rich molecules and our cells' ability to obtain, process, and use this energy is critical to life.
Lasers are more than just science fiction. Learn about lasers, how they work and how they are classified in this short, computer-animated video. The following key concepts will be briefly covered: lasers, laser technology, atoms, energizing atoms, energy states, photons, mediums and medium types, how lasers focus photons, and laser classifications.
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells"
As the poem begins, a group of people in a two-horse sleigh ride through a snowy landscape. "The Bells" is recited by British actor Basil Rathbone, as drawings and photographs of various types of bells and bell towers float across the screen, adding to the imagery of the poem. Volume is somewhat subdued. (4:22)
Weather PowerPoint Quiz
This is a teacher-created formative assessment of the types of weather learned in her second grade class. This slideshow is in question-and-answer format (multiple-choice). Primary grade students and teachers may find this assessment useful. The slideshow has questions regarding the types of clouds and types of precipitation.
What are snowflakes and how do they form? Find out in this short, computer animated video. The video will briefly cover the following key concepts: snowflakes, ice crystals, snowflake formation, dendrites, growth of dendrites, snowflake types, triangular snowflakes, and that no two snowflakes are alike. A ten question, fill in the blank quiz is at the conclusion of this video.
Our World: Snowflakes
Snowflakes are actually a history of what was happening in the atmosphere as the snowflake formed and fell to the ground. Find out how you can help NASA scientists study different types of snowflakes to learn about the atmosphere and changes in climate. (04:15)
Compare and Contrast Warm and Cold Fronts
In weather, fronts are defined as the boundaries between different air masses. Depending on the direction of movement and the characteristics of the air involved, different types of fronts form. In this visualization from McDougal Littell/TERC, see movement of warm and cold fronts as well as the characteristic clouds that are generated by each.
Personal Computer Mouse Care & Cleaning Tips
Watch an expert demonstrate some great tips on cleaning the computer's mouse in this free how-to video on cleaning personal electronics. This video shows how to clean both types.
3-D animation shows the uptake of oxygen by the red blood cells at the alveoli. Shows how hemoglobin binds to the oxygen to transport it through the circulatory system to the tissues. Grades 7-12. 3:09 min.
DNA Molecular Structure
This 3D scientific animation dynamically show a zoom in from a group of dividing cells to a close-up of a DNA molecule. No voice. Grades 5-12. 39 sec.
How a Virus Works
This narrated animation explains what a virus is and how it functions. It relates the way a virus works to nanotechnology. The human immune system fights an infection, like a virus, using various types of cells. The body has to adapt to infections and the dead cells are carried to the lymph nodes.
In this video adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, learn how the common wood frog survives the cold winter. Wood frogs are found in the northern United States and Canada and must endure freezing cold temperatures for parts of the year. In order to survive the cold, they have a special adaptation—they are able to freeze solid without damaging their cells. Sugar acts like a natural antifreeze in their bodies, allowing them to spend the winter frozen and then resume function in the spring. Run time 03:3
Dyslexia : Types of Dyslexia
Video is presented by Dr. Diane Sawyer. There are four main types of dyslexia; the first one is the most common it is phonological dyslexia, This is where children have difficulty separating out the parts of language, such as words within sentences and sounds within words. Then orthographic dyslexia, means the individual has difficulty with the spelling patterns. The last type discussed is dyscalculia, which is having the difficulty with mat
Three Types of ADHD
Three Types of ADHD. Part of the series: How to Tell if Your Child Has ADHD. Learn about Three Types of ADHD in this children's health video.
Hydrogen From the Sun
This video looks at hydrogen production using electrolysis as one option for storing energy from the sun. The video includes a brief explanation of fuel cells.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
The electromagnetic spectrum allows physicists to classify different types of electromagnetic waves on the basis of their wavelengths and frequencies. What determines the wavelength and frequency of a given wave and distinguishes one wave on the spectrum from another is the amount of energy each wave carries -- specifically, the level of energy in the photons of each. This video segment adapted from FRONTLINE explores the different types of radiation represented by electromagnetic waves and how
Symbiosis Rap Song
Check out this rap song about symbiosis (when different types of organisms interact for long periods of time). The song will discuss the symbiotic relationship between pine trees, pine bark beetles, and bluestain fungi. The repeated verse is catchy and can quickly teach children about mutualism and parasitism. (2:33)
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-We All Work
We All Work - Wisconsin's landscape has always affected the types of work available to its citizens. Conversely, the work people engage in affects the landscape and the people who live there. As technology advances and people can exchange ideas more rapidly, geographical boundaries become less significant, creating more changes in the workplace. This program explores the dynamic relationship among geographical resources, technology, and work, showing students the many choices they can make
How To Make Compare and Contrast Map, Hierachy Map, and Concept Map
Having students create their own graphic organizers with key
words or phrases, images, connections, color, and layout can be a great way for them to develop visual literacy and thinking skills, construct and represent knowledge, and show the connection between their ideas and understandings. In this video three different kinds of graphic organizers are created using Glogsteredu, Prezi, and Powerpoint to make three different types of graphic organizers:
- Compare and Contrast Map
Where does life start? How are we made up? To understand, we must learn about the actual chemistry of life. The atom makes up all molecules, including DNA, RNA, proteins, membranes, and cells. Atoms are the smallest units of matter that retain the properties of a given element. There are four elements that compose almost in your body. They are oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. Video also discusses protons, electrons, neutrons and how they are charged.