Detectable Civilizations in Our Galaxy, Part 1
Using a well-known formula, Mr. Khan focuses on a framework for thinking about how many detectable civilizations are out there. He uses computer software for instruction. (13:03)
Detectable Civilizations in Our Galaxy, Part 2
Using a well-known formula, Mr. Khan focuses on a framework for thinking about how many detectable civilizations are out there. He uses computer software for instruction. (08:53) Why do we even care about the Drake Equation? Thinking about the fraction of a planet's life when a civilization might be detectable.
Ramsar Sites of Nepal
This article provides an overview of Ramsar Sites of Nepal
Expedition 27: Spiders in Space
Two golden orb spiders are delivered by the STS-134 crew to the International Space Station so researchers can observe the arachnids' habits in microgravity.
Fish Skull Animation: Jaw Protrusion
This collection of fish-skull animations is from Diversity of Fishes, part of the Museum's Seminars on Science series. These distance-learning courses are designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The three QuickTime movies take a look at the following aspects of jaw protrusion: how this feeding mechanism allows fish to extend their reach in order to envelope prey; how jaw protrusion increases mouth volume and forces water and prey into the fish's now tube-like jaws; th
Quantifying Uncertainty in Complex Physical Systems: Application to Energy Conversion and Environmen
In search of better-burning fuels, or more accurate projections of climate change, researchers inevitably work through multiple models, sometimes at great cost. Youssef Marzouk hopes to provide energy and environmental scientists constructive and efficient new approaches to modeling complex engineered systems.
Un’escursione al Parco del Delta del Po
Op het einde van deze les kun je informatie begrijpen die meegedeeld wordt in een reisbureau over excursies.
Welke taal spraken de Oude Belgen?
At the end of this unit: You can understand an interview on the language of the Ancient Belgians. When performing this task, You have to follow the line of reasoning in the interview. You have to listen carefully for more specific information
The Life and Death of Malcolm X
Beware of the ad at beginning of this five minute video about Malcolm X. It moves rapidly and uses many excerpts of speeches that he gave and why he changed his name to X. He was in opposition to the Civil Rights movement and his comments about President Kennedy. A good video to gain insights into his beliefs. Three Nation of Islam member were convicted of his murder.
Dreamtime Fairies Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is Dreamtime Fairies written by Jane Simmons. In this story, Lucy's little brother, Jamie, can't sleep so she seeks help from the Dreamtime Fairies. The sister, brother, and stuffed animals take a journey to find the fairies so they can fall asleep. There is a play button to start the story and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as it is read by speaker. This is a wonderful resource to help build a literacy rich environment in the early childhood classroo
Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries
This Web site, created to complement the Museum's Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries exhibit, offers a virtual visit to the Museum, complete with text, photos, video clips, audio interviews, and more. The site takes an in-depth look at modern paleontology and today's advanced technology.
Going to Gabon: Why Do Fish Matter?
This BioBulletin Web site reports on an international scientific expedition in Gabon to study freshwater biodiversity. The site includes text, videos, photographs, and interviews with key scientists. The Introduction presents the idea that freshwater ecosystems hold great diversity and are at great risk. About the Expedition explains why Gabon's rain forests and freshwater ecosystems were selected for studyBiologists in Action is an annotated photo album of the expedition. Why Gabon? takes an in
Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
This three minute video is student created and uses images to show artifacts that have survived and explained how they were used. This could be used as a demonstration of what students could do with their learnings.
Imagine the Universe: Radioactive Decay in Supernova Remnants
This site explains how supernovae can be detected and studied by measuring the decay of radioactive elements in the material ejected from them. It is part of the Goddard Space Flight Center's "Imagine the Universe" website, created by GSFC's Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics. It includes text, remotely sensed imagery, and links to other topics related to high energy astrophysics.
"Writing on Contemporary Issues: Culture Shock! Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Cyberspace, Fall
" This course is an introduction to writing prose for a public audience—specifically, prose that is both critical and personal, that features your ideas, your perspective, and your voice to engage readers. The focus of our reading and your writing will be American popular culture, broadly defined. That is, you will write essays that critically engage elements and aspects of contemporary American popular culture and that do so via a vivid personal voice and presence. In the coming weeks we will
Leesoefening: Planning to go to a conference
In deze les leren cursisten specifieke informatie terugvinden op een website en inzicht verwerven in de structuur van de website.
Meteorologists study the weather by recording and analyzing data. You can become an amateur meteorologist by building your own weather station and keeping a record of your measurements. After a while, you'll notice the weather patterns that allow meteorologists to forecast the weather.
Let's practice Algebra! Let's practice our addition facts! Addition Learning algebra through money is fun! Sorting money Algebra Bingo is always fun! Bingo Let's practice our patterning skills! What's next in the pattern? ...
Utah Studies--Early Native Americans in Utah
This activity will help you discover if the environment affected some of the early Native American inhabitants of Utah.
Spell-a-thon List 10 - Quiz
This quiz tests your ability to spell words from the CARI Spellathon 2005 list 10.