In this outdoor activity, learners measure familiar objects in nature to practice working with the metric system. The goal is for learners to develop their "metric senses" by measuring and estimating in metric units the mass, length, temperature, and volume of familiar objects. Can be adapted into an indoor activity on a rainy day.
This activity has learners interacting with live crayfish, but could be adapted for a variety of similar hardy and interesting organisms. Instructions are provided for facilitating free and guided observations, including how to make explicit things learners wonder and notice, and sharing them by posting them on index cards. There is extensive background about how to buy and maintain crayfish, along with general "Crayfish Information Cards" for learners.
In this activity, learners collect, arrange, and draw various seeds from smallest to biggest. They also estimate how many of the smallest would fit into the biggest. In addition, learners predict how many seeds they would find inside an apple or lemon, and cut open these fruits to check their prediction against the real seed count. The Did You Know section describes the biggest and smallest seeds on Earth.
Otis Visiting Landscape Architect: Kevin Conger
The Otis Department of Architecture/Landscape/Interiors is proud to present a lecture by Kevin Conger. Conger is one of three founding partners of CMG Landscape Architecture, a San Francisco-based studio. Mr. Conger serves as President and CEO of CMG, directing many of the firm's projects and developing a role in the Bay Area design community. His recent projects have included Better Market Street, the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan and redevelopment plans for Treasure Island, Hunters Point, an
Installation of Alan Shepard as President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University
http://concordia.ca/now On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Alan Shepard was installed as Concordia's ninth president. In his installation speech, Shepard lauded Concordia students for their achievements, and said Concordia is well positioned to become one of Canada's preeminent urban universities.
Just Enough Carrots by Stuart Murphy
This is a reading of Just Enough Carrots written by Stuart J. Murphy and illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. This book could be used to teach greater than, less than, or equal to. Most of the book is read by a child. (02:17)
Cómo lanzar la bola con ritmo - en español
Para ser un buen pitcher uno ha de ser capaz de imprimir un cierto ritmo en la bola cuando la lance. Este vídeo enseña cómo hacerlo. (.43)
Cómo mantener el equilibrio al lanzar la bola - en español
Una de las cosas más difícles de ser un pitcher es ser capaz de mantener el equilibrio cuando se lanza la bola. Aquí te enseñan un ejercicio con el que conseguirás una mayor estabilidad cuando la lances. (1:55)
Reaction Rates Factors
The teacher in this short video discusses the factors that influence how fast reactions take place. It's a good introduction to kinetics. She doesn't go into detail and solve actual problem, but this is a good foundation (03:05).
Part of kinetics is understanding reaction mechanisms. The teacher in this video introduces mechanims first by discussing the important terms: complex reaction, intermediate, catalyst, and the rate determining step (06:06).
Name That Park
In this online interactive, learners are introduced to the basic function of Geographic Information System (GIS) maps in relation to national parks. Recognizable park boundaries are presented and learners are given the option to add layers such as lakes, rivers and visitor centers, until the learner is able to identify the park map from a list of choices.
My Angle on Cooling
In this activity, learners discover that one way to cool an object in the presence of a heat source is to increase the distance from it or change the angle at which it is faced. Learners perform an experiment that measures how the heat experienced by a test subject changes as the distance or the viewing angle changes. Learners distinguish which effect is more important for determining the seasons on Earth. Learners examine how NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury takes advantage of these passive
"Tale of Two Princesses"- Latin Practice
Episode one sets up the ongoing story that practices Latin vocabulary from the Latin for Children, Primer A series. This computer animation uses a simple story formula to introduce Latin vocabulary in a familiar way. (05:23)
Lesson 01 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 1 of One Minute Romanian you will learn how to say 'hello' and 'goodbye' in Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com.Author(s):
Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
ASTRO 801 is a required course in Penn State's online Masters of Education in Earth Sciences. The course is designed specifically for secondary science teachers who seek to enrich their knowledge and bring a contemporary understanding of EarthŐs place in the Universe to their classrooms. ASTRO 801 will provide science educators with a strong foundation in astronomy, allowing them to critically evaluate the evidence for the most recent advances in our understanding of the Solar System, our Gala