Do Lectures: Nature as a Mentor
They can be small Do’s or big Do’s or just extraordinary Do’s. But when you listen to the story of Allen, and imagining a world empowered by Nature’s genius.CEO of the Biomimicry 3.8 group. These speeches light a fire in your belly to go and Do your thing, your passion, the thing that sits in the back of your head each day, just waiting, and waiting for you to follow your heart. (21:17)
Compost Office (Interactive)
Yard and food wastes make up nearly one-third of the waste stream in the United States, most of which gets put in landfills or incinerated. Did you know that by simply combining some basic elements — organic waste, soil, water, and air — you can create ideal conditions for recycling these wastes naturally? This interactive activity from Keep America Beautiful, Inc. details what composting is and the roles that soil microbes, oxygen, and moisture play in this process. A game challenge
TWC9: Windows Phone 8.1, Installer Projects are back, Microsoft Azure for IoT and more | This Week O This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;
This week on Channel 9, Brian and Dan discuss the week's top developer news, including;
David Healy on Psychopharmacology
Psychiatrist David Healy with his lecture Gripped by a Python: How Pharmaceutical Companies Control the Medical Marketplace. The lecture was delivered at Bethune College in Toronto on February 27, 2003.
BBC HD - Madagascar - Episode 1 - Island of Marvels - 3/4
David Attenborough presents a look at the unique wild life on the island of Madagascar and this 15 minute video shows how some of the animals and plants developed on this 1000 mile long island. Excellent images.
23 Helping Verbs (Song)
This catchy tune helps younger students learn their helping verbs. Each word is printed on the screen as it occurs in the song's lyrics. The song is repeated twice. (01:51)
Deadly Parasites (Interactive)
In this interactive, explore the various steps involved in the cycle of a deadly parasite: Sporozoites invade the victim's liver and become Merozoites; Merozoites burrow into red blood cells then form and divide into thousands; these Merozoites cause disease; the parasites then insure that they will survive and shared with animals and humans during a mosquito's next "blood meal".
Fishing for Safe Food (Interactive)
In this interactive game adapted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, students on a fishing trip try to catch different types of fish. Once a player catches a fish, he or she decides to keep it or throw it back, based on safety information provided by the EPA. The game teaches students which fish have high or low levels of mercury, and how much is safe to eat.
Deep-Sea Bestiary (Interactive)
With names like umbrellamouth gulper, blackdevil anglerfish, ogrefish, football fish, and vampire squid from hell, you might expect to be surprised, even startled, by some of the creatures that inhabit that deepest parts of the ocean. You would be right to expect this. This interactive image gallery from the NOVA: "Into the Abyss" Web site describes the physical and behavioral traits of some of these bizarre and little-known sea creatures.
Explore Alaska's Volcanoes (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alaska, learn about four of Alaska's active volcanoes: Augustine, Cleveland, Okmok, and Veniaminof. Explore each volcano through photographs and investigate how different types of satellite images (synthetic aperture radar, thermal infrared, and color composite) are used to study volcanoes. In addition, learn why it is important to be able to predict the movement of volcanic ash, and observe how a computer model called Puff simulates th
Exploring the Arctic Seafloor (Interactive)
Take a virtual expedition deep under the Arctic ice along with a research team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in this interactive activity adapted fromNOVA scienceNOW. Through two collections of photos and video footage, learn about the obstacles the team faced at the frozen sea surface, as well as the geological and biological discoveries deep down near the Gakkel Ridge, an 1,100-mile-long section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. There, volcanic activity generates new ocean crust, and
Amazing Symbiosis: Ant Army Defends Tree
Ants as bodyguards? These ants protect acacia trees with their lives! (02:18)
Future Conditional: The Grasshopper Effect: Toxic Pollution in the Arctic
In the phenomenon scientists call the "Grasshopper Effect," toxic pollutants released thousands of miles to the south evaporate in the warm climate and then 'ride' with the clouds until they reach the Arctic. (02:15)
Talking to Your Kids About the News
This video explains the importance of helping children understand news events and how to help them deal with events such as tragedies. It offers good tips and reminds viewers that younger students don't have the ability to handle such events in proper context. The most important tip is act as a filter for news. (03:23)
Violence in Media Really Matters
This video shows the dangers of violence on television and other media and the link between violence and anti-social behavior. An excellent video for parents and teachers to watch as it explains that there are eight instances of violence per show and some have far more. Teens who watch too much such violence as twice as likely to commit violent acts as adult. Event cartoons are sighted for the tremendous amount of violence that are shown to children. A number of tips are shown. (03:46)
Breakingviews: Aviva's different shareholder spring
April 30 - The UK insurer is the latest company to review executive pay in response to investor pressure. Robert Cole argues this is as much about long-term underperformance as short term pay excess.
Elbow Room: Westward Expansion in the USA
This three minute musical video highlights some of the land acquisitions of the first Westward Movement. There isn't much depth, but it provides some insights into why the colonists wanted to move westward and manifest destiny.
eText of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology textbook. Contains content for 2-semester course sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Many illustrations and review questions.
Rivers of the sun, Amazon 1-6
9:41 Amazonia has the greatest rain forest on earth. The world's mightiest river.
In short, the Amazon Basin (Amazonia) is covered by the largest tropical rain forest in the world, and running through its heart is the Amazon River, and its more than 1,000 tributaries, seven of them more than 1,000 miles in length. Measurable rain falls on an average of 200 days a year, and total rainfall often approaches 100 inches per year.
The overall basin drains over 2,70