Yemen's leader vows to stay
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will not be forced out by the current unrest, in the face of "unacceptable" demands by protesters.
Teaching 'Ideas about Science': case studies from the classroom
In this paper, we report work undertaken with a group of 11 teachers over a period of a year to teach aspects of the nature of science. The teachers, who taught science in a mix of elementary, junior high, and high schools, were asked to teach components of the nature of science for which consensus had been established using a Delphi study in the first phase of the project. Data were collected through field notes, videos, teachers’ reflective diaries, instruments that measured their understand
Figuring Out Mood and Tone in a Story
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and computer animation to help explain what the mood and tone is in a story. Written examples are included in the video to help explain. Key vocabulary words also include: tone, syntax, diction, mood, and setting. Run time 03:36.
Point of View
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and cartoon animation to help explain an author's point of view? Key vocabulary words include: first person, second person, third person limited, and third person omniscient. Written examples are also provided within the video. Run time 04:15.
Tim and Moby Explain Black Holes
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and computer animation to explain what the black hole is. Key vocabulary words also include: Milky Way, gravitational pull, event horizon,and space-time. Run time 04:54.
Tim and Moby Explain an Eclipse
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and computer animation to help explain an exclipse. Other key vocabulary words include: orbit, lunar eclipse, solar eclipse, partial eclipse, total solar eclipse, penumbra, antumbra, and corona. Closed captioning is also included in this video. Run time 02:40.
21L.705 Major Authors: Oscar Wilde and the '90's (MIT)
At this distance Oscar Wilde seems not only to be on the threshold between centuries and between cultural-systems: in many ways he seems to be the threshold. His aesthetics look backwards to the aestheticism of Pater and the moral sensibility of Ruskin, and they look forward to Modernism. His antecedents are 18th century playwrights, and he opened a path of irony and structural self-reflexivity that leads to Beckett and Tom Stoppard. He was Irish but achieved his great successes in England. Argu
Science Studio vol 028 - Topic: The future of oceans: BOFFF or bust? - Guest: Jane Lubchenco
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 028 - Topic: The future of oceans: BOFFF or bust? - Guest: Jane Lubchenco - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 028 - Topic: The future of oceans: BOFFF or bust? - Guest: Jane Lubchenco
31 Jan 2011: Comprehensive Tax Reform in 2011
Two distinguished economists at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy discuss their report calling for comprehensive reform of the nation's corporate and personal income tax system. John Diamond, the Baker Institute's Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance, and George Zodrow, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics at Rice University and a Baker Institute Rice Scholar, argue that the time is right to undertake such an overhaul. The discussion is mo
How to Make Your Dorm Room Livable
This video provides sugggestions for utilizing dorm rooms effectively. Some suggestions given are buying reversible extra-long bedding, raising bed to create storage underneath, and using rugs to create a warmer atmosphere. An actual dorm room and students are shown. ( Students attending boarding schools could also benefit from these suggestions.) ( 1:55)
Science Studio vol 060 - Topic: Structured space: archeology and the urban neighborhood - Guest: Jil
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 060 - Topic: Structured space: archeology and the urban neighborhood - Guest: Jill Grant - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 060 - Topic: Structured space: archeology and the urban neighborhood - Guest: Jill Grant
Pictures Please: Traveling Light
In this lesson, students learn that light travels in a straight line from a light source and that ray diagrams help us understand how an image will be created by a lens. In the accompanying activity, students explore the concepts behind the workings of a pinhole camera.
Plantations in Ireland - Primary Sources
Visual and primary sources of information relating to the Plantations in Ireland with a range of challenging questions for students to complete.
The 1920's: The Jazz Age
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China's likely next leader
Xi Jinping, the man tipped to become China's next president, will perform better than President Hu Jintao, says one academic. Not everyone agrees.