Stealth Learning: Acquiring Knowledge About Vascular Plant Structure While Using a Vegetative Key
Many students find it tedious to learn the terminology that is used to describe the vegetative structure of vascular plants. An effective method is to acquire these skills "accidentally", in the process of identifying unfamiliar plants. This exercise uses a vegetative key to woody plants within walking distance of the lab. Before the lab, plants are labeled with alphabetic tags. Students are given a brief introduction, and then they attempt to identify each labeled plant using the key. If their
In this hands-on OLogy activity, kids learn about matter by building their own models of carbon out of pipe cleaners, wire, and clay. The activity begins with a kid-friendly introduction to matter, elements, and atoms. The illustrated, step-by-step directions show kids how to use the information about carbon on the Periodic Table to create a mobile that shows the element's basic structure. A PDF version of the Periodic Table, along with a kid-friendly overview of how to read it, is also included
11.05.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Mittwoch – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Die von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel eingesetzte Ethikkommission hält Medienberichten zufolge einen Ausstieg aus der Atomenergie bis spätestens 2021 für möglich. Die nach der Reaktorkatastrophe von Fukushima abgeschalteten ältesten sieben Reaktoren und das Kernkraftwerk Krümmel könnten ohne Gefährdung der
WordWorld:V is for Vacation
WordWorld:V is for Vacation. This is an excerpt from the popular PBS kids show Word World. In this video, the word world animals create "v" words and turn the words into actual things. This is a good teaching resource for the early childhood classroom. It helps with learning to blend words and builds phonic skills. (10:56)
Japancast Episode 041 – Learn Japanese @ Japancast.net
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Survival Phrases #23 - Riding the Bus 3 - What’s The Next Stop?
Learn Spanish travel phrases with SpanishPod101.com! A little Spanish can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SpanishPod101.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! Today we cover a high frequency Spanish phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Spain. Once on [...]
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-The Best Counting Video Ever-Part 1 of 3
In part one of this classic Richard Scarry video students will learn to count. Lily the Rabbit spends her day finding objects to count. In part one she finds 1 bunny, 2 hands, 2 feet, 2 long ears, 3 friends on 3 tricycles, 4 cows, 5 frogs, 6 scarecrows and 6 hats, 7 mice in airplanes, and 8 watermelons. Content is appropriate for young learners. This is part 1 of 3. (7:47)
Anarchist Political Theory
This 5:15 video is about the views of Crispin Startwell's on anarchist political theory. This is for advanced students and could be used as a debate topic. It is presented in lecture format.
Biography of Rosa Parks
This 4:40 minute long video is about the life of Rosa Parks. It provides some insights into her choices and the impact they have had on history and Civil Rights. There isn't much depth in the video, but it useful as a reminder to students about the importance of getting involved.
Theodore Roosevelt: Conserving America's Future Documentary
This documentary shows the importance of land management during a time of depleting natural resources. Theodore Roosevelt became a leader in the conservation movement. Forest, wildlife preservation, and water conservation were the 3 targets of his conversation movement. Roosevelt saw that our resources were limited. This is a wonderful teaching resource for a lesson/unit on US History, presidents, Geography, conservation, etc. Students will enjoy the real footage. (10:06)
Theodore Roosevelt Fun Facts
This comical video addresses 2 facts about Theodore Roosevelt which are the following: 1. Roosevelt was a conservationist. 2. Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear on a hunting trip. Fun teaching resource to introduce Theodore Roosevelt. (1:03)
This is a four minute video about the blind and deaf American author, Helen Keller. It tells how her teacher, Anne Sullivan, worked with her. The students can listen to her speak and how she learned to "hear" what people said by putting her hands on the mouth of a speaker. A good lesson on the importance of education and overcoming adversity. Lots of lessons possible using this biography.
How to Make Napkin Decoupage Eggs for Easter
NOTE: Since this project needs scissors, this project requires the aid of an adult to make these decoupaged eggs. Decoupage floral paper napkins onto ceramic eggs to make beautiful blooms for the breakfast table. (01:09)
The muscular system includes all the muscles in an organism's body and allows organisms to move. A lot of the muscles in the muscular system of vertebrates are controlled by the nervous system. There are three types of muscle tissue. Skeletal (also known as striated) muscle provides body movement. Smooth muscles control automatic functions like breathing. Cardiac muscles make up the heart and allow it to pump blood through the circulatory system.
About Taking the SAT
This informative video features information from Brian Leaf, M.A.,who is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series. (01:19)
A line segment is part of a line, has fixed endpoints, and contains all of the points between the two endpoints. One of the most common building blocks of Geometry, line segments form the sides of polygons and appear in countless ways. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how to define and correctly label line segments. (01:18)
Photosynthesis by StudyJams
Plants create food through a process called photosynthesis. For photosynthesis to take place, plants need sunlight, water, carbon dioxide, and chlorophyll. Learn more about photosynthesis with this cartoon animated video from StudyJams. A short quiz and song are also provided on this link.
Growing Your Own Clothes
Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing. The process is fascinating, the results are beautiful (though there's still one minor drawback ...) and the potential is simply stunning. Suzanne Lee is a fashion designer turned biological conjurer, who gleefully plays with new materials and processes. (06:41)
History's Turning Points - 1347 AD The Black Death
NOTE: There is brief frontal nudity at approximately 11:35 (old paintings). It's actually a little difficult to see--the instructor may choose to skip past this point. When a plague-ridden ship landed in Venice in 1347, it was immediately put into quarantine...but no one could stop the rats from corning ashore. Within three years, a third of Western Europe's population was dead. It was the greatest calamity in history. A 25-minute video that is well-acted and written. A great le