What a Drag! Activity
The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate how drag affects falling objects. Students will make a variety of shapes out of paper and see how size and shape affects the speed with which their paper shapes fall. They will also be able to see how the weight of an object changes the speed with which it falls.
How Big? Lesson
The objective of Lesson 2 is for student teams to determine the size of the caverns. Lesson two has student teams measure their classroom to determine area and volume; determine how many people could comfortably sleep in their classroom; scale this number up to find the required area for all Alabraskans. The lesson provides a good application of area and volume concepts. Students also perform math conversions between feet, meters, miles and kilometers.
Who Needs What?
The teacher leads a discussion in which students identify the physical needs of animals, and then speculate on the needs of plants. With guidance from the teacher, the students then help design an experiment that can take place in the classroom to test whether or not plants need light and water in order to grow. Sunflower seeds are planted in plastic cups, and once germinated, are exposed to different conditions. In particular, within the classroom setting it is easy to test for the effects of l
Modern Day Pyramids
Students investigate the ways in which ancient technologies six types of simple machines and combinations are used to construct modern buildings. As they work together to solve a design problem (designing and building a modern structure), they brainstorm ideas, decide on a design, and submit it to a design review before acquiring materials to create it (in this case, a mural depicting it). Emphasis is placed on cooperative, creative teamwork and the steps of the engineering design process.
Worksheet examining a number of geometrical constructions relevant to the section of the syllabus on Plane Figures.
Information and directions on how to make a basic puppet.
"Topics in Theoretical Computer Science: An Algorithmist's Toolkit, Fall 2009"
" This course covers a collection of geometric techniques that apply broadly in modern algorithm design."
Reading comprehension: De ontwikkeling van het wiel
At the end of this unit you can understand a text about the invention of the wheel.
Lees- en spreekoefening: Het is bijna zover!
Na dit hoofdstuk kan je je uitdrukken in een kledingszaak. Je kan ook meedelen wat er mis is met de kleding die je past.
Drawer trasformazione della famiglia italiana: an Italian family
At the completion of this Unit you will be able to understand people who talk about their home situation. You will first read the word list and then fill in the words at their correct place in a text. Then, you will answer true and false questions. Next, you will listen to a report and note the synonyms in the sentences. You will then again fill in words in a text and lastly complete an exercise in conjunctions.
Ci vado in macchina!: I will get there by car
You will first listen to a dialogue between mother and daughter, who are discussion the best mean of transportation. You will also pay attention to the correct pronunciation. Then you will look at the theory of ci and ne, and make the correct choices. Next, you will look at the train schedule and answer verbally asked questions. You will then explain how to get there.
How to Construct and Use a Dichotomous Key
This report provides a basic introduction to the construction and uses for dichotomous keys, and will be useful in any course where taxonomic classification is necessary, either in the lab or in the field.
Japancast HD Video Episode 50! – Learn Japanese @ Japancast.net
It’s not embezzling if it’s family! We learn about tea production in Japan, some new idioms, phrases and a viewer question. Help us grow! Share this post on your favorite social site:
Teaching Young Learners to Read: Using Illustrations
In this video, Jean Glaserg talks about using illustrations and pictures in stories with young learners. The clip uses examples from Cambridge Storybooks. (3:17)
Shuttle Showcase: Firsts
The space shuttle has defined an era and broken boundaries both in space and on Earth. Among the hundreds of people who have flown on the shuttle, many have been firsts -- for their race, their country or their profession.
Shuttle Showcase: STS-1
The launch of STS-1 marked the beginning of a new era in human spaceflight.
Shuttle Showcase: STS-30
May 4, 1989... the five-person crew of Atlantis prepares for the first deployment of a planetary spacecraft from the shuttle. A little over six hours after launch, Magellan and its mammoth Inertial Upper Stage booster are released from Atlantis' payload bay to begin Magellan's voyage to peel back the layers of the cloudy planet of Venus.
Shuttle Showcase: STS-31
The Hubble Space Telescope is deployed from space shuttle Discovery on STS-31
Shuttle Showcase: STS-49
Everyone knew the maiden flight of Endeavour, the successor to the fallen Challenger, would be challenging. In the end, it turned out to be that, and more, as the crew ultimately made history. Rick Heib, Pierre Thuot and Tom Akers salvaged the rescue of the crippled Intelsat satellite, performing the first, and to date, the only three-person spacewalk to manually capture Intelsat.
Shuttle Showcase: STS-124
The second in a series of flights to assemble the Japanese segment of the International Space Station saw the mammoth Kibo module delivered to the complex complements of Discovery and its crew on the STS-124 mission. Kibo, the Japanese word for "hope" would house dozens of experiments and serve as a platform for external payloads brought to the complex on subsequent Shuttle flights and the Japanese "Kounotori" H-2 Transfer Vehicle cargo ship.