The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
What explanation might account for the differences between the states of matter, as well as explain its different properties? Session 2 introduces the particle model of matter, the principles which underlie a wide range of phenomena. By contrasting this model with what is variously called the continuous, continuum, or plenum model, this session shows how the particle model is
Chemical Changes and Conservation of Matter
Where does the weight go when we “lose weight”? What happens when iron rusts? Why are exploding stars able to turn other elements into gold when the alchemists w
Introduction to Journey North
This program introduces the three sets of investigations that are featured in the Journey North program: Seasonal Migrations, Plants and the Seasons and Sunlight and the Seasons.
One of Journey North's most popular migration--that of the monarch butterflies is featured in this program. Journey North
Workshop 1: The Many Faces of Learning
In this introductory workshop, you will meet the guest educators featured in the series and hear why they think it is important to continually examine the learning process. You will also have an opportunity to reflect on your own personal beliefs about learning and see clips of classrooms that will be presented in more detail in later workshops.
Workshop 2: Intellectual Development
Explore the power of the mind and consider the notion that every child can learn everything. Harvard Professor Eleanor Duckworth discusses the importance of teaching for a deep and lasting understanding and explains why it is important to give students time to work through their own ideas and experience confusion in order to achieve such understanding.
Dividing Integers (sv)
This piece focuses on the rules for dividing negative numbers.This video by Duane Habecker is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
Teen Bead Montessori Materials
Trying to improve your child's math skills? Learn how Montessori
teachers explain the concept of teen numbers in this free educational
video clip about Montessori math methods.
Connecting With the Arts: Reflecting On Our Practice
This program explores methods for assessing instructional practice. Participants will see teachers reflecting alone and interacting with colleagues to evaluate and refine their planning and teaching. To conclude, the discussion group models a protocol that allows teachers to draw on the expertise of colleagues to refine their practice.
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Developing Students as Artists
In this session, participants explore how arts teachers help students develop knowledge and fundamental skills while weaving in opportunities for creativity and independence. First, a dance teacher gives senior students leadership responsibilities and coaches them in their choreography projects. Then a theatre teacher mentors stagecraft students who are responsible for the technical aspects of a dance concert. In an intermediate visual art course, a teacher builds on students’ prior learning i
Microbes and Human Diseases
How microbes come into contact with humans, and the many factors leading to disease outbreaks around the globe, are examined here. Students learn about current efforts to track infectious diseases and the considerations necessary to control disease worldwide.
Workshop 1: Behind the Design
With Philip Sadler, Ed.D. Young children are natural designers and builders, but if their interest is not fostered, it may wane as they move through the grades. This workshop focuses on the use of simple design prototypes that children are asked to improve upon in order to meet a particular challenge. You will see these design challenges in action in middle sch
Workshop 2: Mathematics: A Community Focus
With Dr. Marta Civil. As teachers, we often make assumptions about the knowledge children are exposed to at home. Sometimes it seems that we focus on only reading and writing; Dr. Civil contends that we need to look more carefully at the mathematical potential of the home and that it is essential that schools learn to be more flexible and knowledgeab
Workshop 3: Learning to Share Perspectives
With Dr. Carne Barnett. Often teachers complain that they do not have ample opportunity to talk with colleagues about their students’ mathematical reasoning. In this workshop, you will learn about professional development based on the discussion of cases in mathematics teaching. Dr. Barnett describes this case approach, and a long-term teacher group is shown
The Kepler Problem The combination of Newton's law of gravity and F = ma. The task of deducing all three of Kepler's laws from Newton's universal law of gravitation is known as the Kepler problem. Its solution is one of the crowning achievements of Western thought.
The combination of Newton's law of gravity and F = ma. The task of deducing all three of Kepler's laws from Newton's universal law of gravitation is known as the Kepler problem. Its solution is one of the crowning achievements of Western thought.
Energy and Eccentricity
The precise orbit of any heavenly body -- a planet, asteroid, or comet -- is fixed by the laws of conservation of energy and angular momentum. The eccentricity, which determines the shape of an orbit, is intimately linked to the energy and angular momentum of the heavenly body.
The Down Quark
This video presents a visual representation of the 'Down Quark'. The down quark is a fundamental particle, and can change from a down quark to an up quark. Find out what a down quark is in this informative video. (01:39)
From Atoms to Quarks
Electron waves confined by electric attraction to the nucleus help resolve the dilemma of the atom and account for the periodic table of the elements. Nucleons themselves obey a kind of period table, following inner rules that lead to the idea of quarks.
In the 1920s, the behavior of atoms developed into a new theory called quantum mechanics. Since then, physicists have learned much more about the subatomic world. and created a new theory called
quantum mechanics. Since then, physicists have learned much more about the subatomic world. There are lots of uses for this and the video does a quick overview to help students understand how this science evolved. The video may needed to be stopped at times as there are many terms that may need mo
Mood Disorders: Medication and Talk Therapy Shows the effectiveness of combining drug therapies with traditional psychotherapy.
Shows the effectiveness of combining drug therapies with traditional psychotherapy.