Butterfly life cycle anatomy
The anatomy of a butterfly changes as it grows from a caterpillar to a butterfly.
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Learn Spanish Vocabulary - Animals
In this video you will see 30 Spanish words for animal names. The video contains Spanish audio and shows English translations and transliterations on the screen.
Estimation and Your TV Diet
Students develop their estimation skills while evaluating their television-watching habits and draw conclusions about the influence of television in their lives.
The "1OO-Year Flood"
This site describes how and when 100-year floods occur. It states that flood designations are based on statistical averages, not on the number of years between big floods. It also suggests that it would make more sense to refer to 100-year floods as 1-in-100 chance floods. This resource is a United States Geological Survey (USGS) Fact Sheet. It can be used in teaching quantitative skills.
Film in Composition: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through the Study of Film in First-Year Com
Film in composition: Developing critical thinking skills through the study of film in first-year composition presents an investigation of the application of film study in college writing instruction. The first two chapters argue for the inclusion of film in the teaching of writing; explore the cultural, social, and political relevance of film for the field of composition; and present a review of the theoretical and pedagogical applications of film study in secondary English and first-year writin
Structural Equation Modeling Assessment of Key Causal Factors in Computer Crime Victimization
This dissertation empirically assesses a computer-crime victimization model by applying Routine activities theory. Routine activities theory is arguably, as presented in detail in the main body of this study, merely an expansion of Hindelang, Gottfredson, and Garofalo’s lifestyle exposure theory. The components of routine activities theory were tested via structural equation modeling to assess the existence of any statistical significance between individual online lifestyles, the levels of com
The Academic Environment of One Junior High School In Northeastern Pennsylvania as Perceived by the
This ethnographic study describes the academic culture and climate, as it relates to the music program, of a non arts-integrated junior high school as perceived by members of the English, mathematics, music faculty and selected administrators. The study, conducted using a three interview protocol, were guided by four questions: 1) What is the relationship between one’s life experience and their belief systems?; 2) What is the perceived value and influence of a teacher education and music pro
Democracy Web: Comparative Studies in Freedom
Democracy Web is composed of an interactive world map and an online study guide developed by the Albert Shanker Institute and Freedom House for use by teachers, professors, and their upper secondary- and lower college-level students. The study guide and map offer an overview of the basic architecture of democracy, give historical background information, and provide a framework for comparing the state of political rights and civil liberties in different countries around the world. Through this co
Reducing cognitive load and fostering cognitive skill acquisition: Benefits of category-avoiding exa
In this paper, we provide evidence against the common idea that worked examples should be designed to convey problem categories and category-specific solution procedures. Instead we propose that instructional examples should be designed in a way that supports the understanding of relations between structural problem features and individual solution steps, i.e. relations that hold below the category level. We illustrate in the domain of probability word problems how category-avoiding instructiona
Internet Scout Project
Math Forum (formerly from Swarthmore College, discussed in the October 20, 1995 issue of The Scout Report) hosts this website of materials from the MathMagic K-12 telecommunications project developed in El Paso, Texas by Alan A. Hodson. The project aims to "provide motivation for students to use computer technology while increasing problem-solving strategies and communications skills." Materials are posted by grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12). Each grade section includes over 20 documents wi
Structural Awareness for Collaborative Learning Environments
In this paper we propose a peer-to-peer support approach that we call structural awareness support. The structural awareness aims to support the communication that takes place in virtual learning communities. Its emphasis is on revealing the group structure to its participants in order to promote collaborative interactions. This support has been implemented on a forum type tool called Mailgroup. It has been tested twice in different contexts, obtaining initial feedback of its pertinence accordin
A Comparative Study of Metaphor in Arabic and English General Business Writing with Teaching Implica
The study aims to compare and contrast the usage and understanding of English and Arabic metaphors. My research attempts to reveal how similar and different Arab secondary learners of English respond when asked to answer or interpret metaphors in both their native and acquired languages. Furthermore, in this dissertation, I also attempted to address the impact of culture in metaphorical thinking. The study made use of a holistic approach, utilizing textual analysis, conversation meetings, partic
The Presence of Western Music in Japan: Then and Now
The violinist Midori has established a record of achievement which sets her apart as a master musician, an innovator, and a champion of the developmental potential of children. She visits the Jackson School of International Studies at the UW, relating stories of her experience as a violinist and a humanitarian. She explains how her work extends from her commitment to bring music education programs to underprivileged children, to her efforts as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and to her posi
I Can Still Cry: Emotions on the Page, on Stage and in Life (Ossie Davis)
Host Al Page speaks with Ossie Davis, actor, writer and Guest Lecturer at the University of Washington. Mr. Davis explores the differences in writing and acting emotions, the need for discipline, training and appropriate response. He discusses the expression of Black American culture, Harlem and a need for cultural institutions.
This video displays images of the city of Sydney and the Queensland Outback to the music of Sunrise by Norah Jones. Beautiful images of the Sydney Opera House are shown. ( 3:38)
How the digestive system works
This animation follows the passage of food from the mouth, all the way through the digestive system. As the animation moves along, it lists all major parts of the digestive system.
Learning in the first professional job: the first year of full time employment after college for acc
This paper reports findings from the first phase of a four-year research project funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Teaching and Learning Research Programme. The major component of this project is a longitudinal study of trainee accountants, graduate trainee engineers, and newly qualified nurses in England. This critical period of introduction to professional work has not been previously studied by a longitudinal series of observations and interviews, though a n
How to Make Caramel Popcorn
A private chef explains how to make caramel popcorn. She gives instructions for covering popcorn in a caramel sauce that is made of a quarter cup of butter, a half a cup of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup and a quarter teaspoon of salt. The caramel sauce is brought to a boil for five minutes before completing it.
1.1 Mathematics in Egyptian history
The Egyptians are known for being ahead of their time in comparison to some civilisations that came after them. This unit looks at how the Egyptians solved mathematical problems in everyday life and the technology they used. An understanding of this area has only been possible following the translation of the Rosetta Stone.