The Unity of Living Systems
All cellular organisms — prokaryotic and eukaryotic — share basic chemical similarities. Out of these similarities, however, emerge diverse patterns of cell assembly. Students encounter the tools to understand various cell types and their relationship to noncell entities such as viruses.
There are many symbiotic relationships among microbes and between microbes and higher organisms. Microorganisms have developed mechanisms to defeat animals' defenses against disease. Examples of beneficial and harmful symbiotic relationships are examined here.
Cartesian Capers & Pascal's Pressure Principle
Life's a Lab Science Club: The Plunger, Egg Trick, Pascal's Principle, Cartesian Catsup, Hook & Squidy Divers, Honey I Shrunk (& Blew Up) the Marshmallows, Shrink-Wrapped Kids!
Phantom Limb Pain Presents a vivid example of phantom limb pain and raises important questions about the origin of the pain.
Presents a vivid example of phantom limb pain and raises important questions about the origin of the pain.
Capabilities of the Newborn
Covers infant development and the capacities of the newborn.
The Effect of Aging on Cognitive Function: Nature/Nurture
Explores how the study of identical twins can help determine how factors such as lifestyle and diet may contribute to individual differences in the aging process.
Can We Believe Our Eyes
Why is it that students can graduate from MIT and Harvard, yet not know how to solve a simple third-grade problem in science: lighting a light bulb with a battery and wire? Beginning with this startling fact, this program systematically explores many of the assumptions that we hold about learning to show that education is based on a series of myths. Through the example o
Linda Hallenbeck, 5th Grade
Population data gathered from gravestones in the local cemetery helps students examine the processes of scientific inquiry. In this integrated science/social studies unit, students work in collaborative groups discussing and making decisions as they collect, sort, research, create and plan and investigation, and present information gathered to the whole class.
Workshop 1: Making an Impact
What would happen if an asteroid were to hit the surface of the earth? How large a crater would the impact create? In this workshop, the ideas of force and motion are introduced, as seventh-grade students drop balls to simulate asteroid impacts. By varying a ball’s mass, the height from which it is dropped, or the material being struck, the students explore what factor
Discovery - First Time Machine
What does a cup of coffee have to do with the speed of light? Watch this clip taken from the Discovery Channel documentary 'The First Time Machine' (05:31) to find out.
Practical and Creative Writing Lessons-Children's Book Writing Ideas
Tips come from a produced playwright, Laura Turner, in this video on writing a book for children that catches their imaginations. She uses the example of "The Wind in the Willows" to talk about characters and illustrations (3:05).
Balancing History and Fiction in Historical Fiction
The video is about how does historical fiction help us understand what is happening in the world today? These interviews are for more mature students as there is a great deal of talking with very few examples students can use.
Parts of a Story
This video describes the parts of a story - setting, plot, character(s), conflict, and point of view. For each of these categories slides are presented while an off-screen narrator discusses the slide. discuss what is included for each one. Good information. Slides are text heavy. (8:20)
How to Write a Short Story
Learn how to write a short story, pick three or four characters, narrow the scope of the plot and create a solid conclusion that contains a moral. An english professor show you how in this video.
How to Write an Interesting Story
An interesting story contains detailed characters, entertaining
plots, diverse settings and creative writing styles. Discover how to
write an interesting story to hook the audience with this free video
from a professional writer.
How to Write Romantic Love Poem
Express love in a poem, expanding on the comparisons to a grand idea, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing presented by that author. For high school students wanting to write to their sweetheart, or are thinking of a future in writing - this one's for you.
Introduction To Singapore Math
This is a brief introduction (slide show) to Singapore Math.
Singapore Math Training for Parents and Teacher: Part 1 of 4
A review of Singapore Math concepts with parents of 5th and 6th grade students. (11:00)
Sound Waves and Mathematics
Uses a graphing calculator to explain sound (sinusoidal) waves through advanced mathematical formulas. Color and sound, but mostly shows views of graphing calculator and equations. Grades 10-12. 9:17 min.
Math in the Real World
This is a photo slide show presentation designed to engage students to think about "How might math have been used to ...". showing several examples: a building, a space shuttle, a cell phone, etc. No narration. Thought provoking. Hosted by Slideshare. Viewer sets the pace by clicking through the 8 slides.