Giant Panda Reserve
Established in the Sichuan province in 1963, the Wolong Nature Reserve is home to one of the earliest research bases for the endangered giant panda. Starting with just 10 pandas in captivity, it has increased that number nearly tenfold through successful breeding methods — in 2006, 18 baby pandas were born: a new record. Assistant Director Li Desheng explains how they will be reintroduced into the wilderness.
Meteorologist Guest Speaker - John Bryant
Mrs. Matthews class had a guest speaker this week. John Bryant from Channel 5 News in Memphis came and spoke to the class about the weather. He had some great storm stories, answered TONS of questions, and explained to the kids what was needed in order to become a meteorologist. This is just a short clip from his visit. Thanks to John Bryant for giving his time to the kids at CHES! Run time 0:36.
Parts of a Plant - Centers for the week of September 27
The students in Mrs. Matthews science class have been studying plants this week. They have been learning the parts of a plant, parts of a flower, parts of a seed, and various jobs a plant has. The students work through six centers throughout the week. The centers include (1) an art activity about pollination (2) an A.R. book about pollination (3) several interactive websites about the growth of plants and how plants respond to light and gravity (4) an art activity about the lif
Mrs. Matthews Centers - Plant and Animal Classification
Mrs. Matthews science classes are studying plant and animal classification. Their centers for the week included (1) a pictionary game (2) flashcard game (3)pictures to help them remember the difference between gymnosperm and angiosperm (4) a video titled "science: animals without bones" (5) A.R. books on various vertebrates and invertebrates and (6) several interactive websites. The students also observed a deer skull, turtle shell, snake skin, tarantula skin, moss, celery, and lichens. Th
Mrs. Matthews Centers - Animal Adaptations
Mrs. Matthews 5th grade science class is studying plant and animal adaptations this week. They rotate through six different centers throughout the week and are tested on Friday. This week's centers include: (1) a game of Bingo to practice vocabulary (2) three interactive websites that include self-checking multiple choice quiz questions (3) a game of Pictionary to practice vocabulary (4) an art activity to match up adaptations with specific biomes (5) a reading center that includes several
Battle at Kruger! - Lion Buffalo fight
NOA lion tries to kill a Buffalo but the herd of Buffalo attacks the lion and saves the Buffalo. Filmed in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania! This has many lessons for children (predator/prey, group defense...) and is worth showing, especially since it has a happy ending for the buffalo. The video footage is set to music. Run time 02:56.
Google Docs 101 - #1 - A Video Tour of Google Docs
Video Tour of Google Docs - Kicking off our 10-part video tutorial on using Google Docs, Molly McDonald runs down how to access Google Docs and gives a quick tour of the Google Docs interface. Google Docs is a viable free alternative to Microsoft Office for basic word processing, spreadsheets and even presentations. (2:42)
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Square One TV: The Mathematics Of Love: Roman Numerals I-X
This is a classic Square One sketch/song about roman numerals. It teaches roman numerals 1-10, also 1000 (M). (06:17)
Development of Agriculture and Writing - Khan Academy
Using images and computer software, the instructor, Sal Khan, talks about the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras of the Stone Age. (13:02)
Amazing Raven Intelligence Test - Clever Critters - BBC Animals
Ravens are some of the cleverest animals to exist in the wild. Watch this amazing and complicated test of their intelligence here. Clip taken from BBC animal show Clever Critters, narrated by comedienne Dawn French. (02:52)
Genius Bird - Raven
An ornithologist devises a test to see how clever ravens really are. Some scientists think that ravens are smarter than many mammals. (02:07)
Ricardo Dominguez - Transborder Disturbances: Aesthetics, Interventions and Technology
03/28/11 Transborder Disturbances: Aesthetics, Interventions and Technology
Ricardo Dominguez, artist, activist and Associate Professor of Visual Arts, UCSD Respondent: Christopher Csikszentmihalyi, Director, MIT Center for Future Civic Media
Transborder Disturbances: Aesthetics, Interventions and Technology
Ricardo Dominguez, artist, activist and Associate Professor of Visual Arts, UCSD
Respondent: Christopher Csikszentmihalyi, Director, MIT Center for Future Civic MediaRicardo Dominguez is co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), a group who developed virtual-sit-in technologies in 1998. His collaborative project, the Transborder Immigrant Tool – a GPS cell phone safety to
Keynote Panel: Why Is It Time to Try Again? A Look to the Future
6 Moderators: Tomaso A. Poggio and Joshua B. Tenenbaum, MIT
* Robert Desimone, Doris and Don Berkey Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Director, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
* Jeff Hawkins, Co-founder, Numenta; Founder, Redwood Neuroscience Institute
* Susan Hockfield, President and Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
* Christof Koch, Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biol
Touring the Loyola Farm Project
http://concordia.ca/now Marcus Lobb presents an overview of some of the planting projects underway at Concordia University's Loyola Campus.
Verão em Portugal
Verão em Portugal
4 Gaynor and Liz comment on Anne's situation
This unit is about assessing need. It is important to understand and hear about people's experiences of being assessed by health or social welfare professionals so that more sensitive responses to those with care and support needs can be developed. We interviewed three people about their experiences of assessment. Having done that, we then asked a social worker and an occupational therapist to listen to the interviews and to comment on them.
The University of Rochester Micro-farm is housed by the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and founded by two Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) scholars, Annalise Kjolhede and Caitlin Smigelski with support from, Dining Services, Facilities and Operations and various academic departments.
2.1 Looking forward Because it is easy to explain things looking backwards, we think we can then predict them forwards. It doesn't work, as many economists know to their cost. The world keeps changing. It is one of the paradoxes of success that the things and the ways which got you where you are, are seldom the things to keep you there. If you think that they are, and that you know the way to the future because it is a continuation of where you
Because it is easy to explain things looking backwards, we think we can then predict them forwards. It doesn't work, as many economists know to their cost. The world keeps changing. It is one of the paradoxes of success that the things and the ways which got you where you are, are seldom the things to keep you there. If you think that they are, and that you know the way to the future because it is a continuation of where you