Space Week: Roving Mars, Part 2
How do you get a Rover to Mars? Here's the trip from launch to touchdown.
Ocean Creature Feature
This OLogy matching game challenges kids to match pictures of eight ocean creatures with their descriptions. The reward? Eight new OLogy trading cards.
The Nature of Diamonds
This Web site, created to complement an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, looks at how diamonds are created (naturally and synthetically), and how they have been used throughout history.
Minerals Under the Microscope
This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, interference colors, extinction angles, twinning, opacity, vibration directions and mineral identification. The site features short, clear descriptions accompanied by photographs and drawings. This website would be useful as a concise introduction to the use of a petrographic microscope in identifyi
Introduction Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This unit analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions. You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation. This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University courseAuthor(s):
Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This unit analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions. You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation.
This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University courseAuthor(s):
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
This two minute video shows how to scoop out the numerous seeds in a carved pumpkin and how to roast them finely. The process involves salt and pepper after drying them completely for a day. A good activity around Halloween.
This two minute video explains some of the methods for improving reading speed include increasing the range of the
block of words that are read at the same time, as well as avoiding the urge to go back and reread a sentence. Improve focus and reduce the length of time required to understand a sentence. It also explains why speed reading is important.
Household Food Security: Module 1: Introduction to Household Food Security
In this module we will introduce you to concepts such as food security, food insecurity, nutrition security, livelihood security, food policies and programmes and the role of stakeholders and facilitators. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to gather information on many different levels, from the macro to the micro level. You will also, in time, become equipped to analyse community and household needs, understand the implications of policies and strategies for communities and househ
Money talks: May 23rd 2011
In this week's programme: the race to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn continues amid a global economic slowdown and the Eurozone crisis
Students investigate the accuracy of sundials and the discrepancy that lies between "real time" and "clock time." They track the position of the sun during the course of a relatively short period of time as they make a shadow plot, a horizontal sundial, and a diptych sundial. (The activity may be abridged to include only one or two of the different sundials, instead of all three.)
Follow Your Dreams - The story of an Arab with Altitude (UCL Global Citizenship Lecture)
The lecture, Follow Your Dreams: The story of an Arab with Altitude is given by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Thani, the first Qatari to climb Mount Everest in May 2013. With a team of Arabs that named their private group "Arabs with Altitude", Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied throughout his adventurous two-month quest to reach the top of the world by his friends; Raed Zidan, the first Palestinian man to summit Mount Everest, Masoud Mohammad, Raha Muharrak, who became the first S
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Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation quiz2
Interactive quiz explaining requiring the student to calculate the time required to carry out excavation work (see also quiz 1 and video).
12 Months of the Year Kids Song (English and Spanish) by Patty Shukla
This song is to help teach the 12 months of the year in English and Spanish by Patty and Neel Shukla. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review the months of the year in the early childhood classroom. (01:22)
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
Attempt to Kill Franklin Roosevelt
In 1933, Italian immigrant Giuseppe Zangara attempted to assassinate President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In this video clip, learn the motives behind Zangara’s attempted assassination plot and what happened to him following his shots at the President. (2:43)
Study: Parents spank children for trivial reasons
SMU Psychology Professor George Holden says in a new study on spanking published in the American Psychological Association Journal of Family Psychology that a majority of the incidents involved breaking social conventions rather than major infractions and that in 73 percent of the cases the child misbehaved again within 10 minutes.
Active Matter, I
By: icamvid Active Matter, I by M. Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University
Stellar Parallax Clarification
Stellar Parallax Clarification. (2:22)
Algebra 1 Substitution Method
In this 1:53 video students learn that how to use this method to help simplify their work. Easy to follow, but it moves very rapidly and so the video may need to be stopped to check student understanding.