Mt. Pinatubo 10th Anniversary Perspective (Stills)
This recent false color Landsat-7 image, from January 2001, shows Mt. Pinatubo as it stands today. The caldera is seen in the middle of the image, underneath clouds. Ten years after the blast, vegetation is re-growing on the slopes of the mountain (in green.) Streams of mud, called lahars, (resulting from ash from the eruption mixing with water- seen as the lighter sediment) continue to flow down the sides of the mountains, as well as channels of water (darker streams). However, as vegetation gr
Stealth Learning: Acquiring Knowledge About Vascular Plant Structure While Using a Vegetative Key
Many students find it tedious to learn the terminology that is used to describe the vegetative structure of vascular plants. An effective method is to acquire these skills "accidentally", in the process of identifying unfamiliar plants. This exercise uses a vegetative key to woody plants within walking distance of the lab. Before the lab, plants are labeled with alphabetic tags. Students are given a brief introduction, and then they attempt to identify each labeled plant using the key. If their
WordWorld:V is for Vacation
WordWorld:V is for Vacation. This is an excerpt from the popular PBS kids show Word World. In this video, the word world animals create "v" words and turn the words into actual things. This is a good teaching resource for the early childhood classroom. It helps with learning to blend words and builds phonic skills. (10:56)
Japancast Episode 041 – Learn Japanese @ Japancast.net
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Theodore Roosevelt: Conserving America's Future Documentary
This documentary shows the importance of land management during a time of depleting natural resources. Theodore Roosevelt became a leader in the conservation movement. Forest, wildlife preservation, and water conservation were the 3 targets of his conversation movement. Roosevelt saw that our resources were limited. This is a wonderful teaching resource for a lesson/unit on US History, presidents, Geography, conservation, etc. Students will enjoy the real footage. (10:06)
Theodore Roosevelt Fun Facts
This comical video addresses 2 facts about Theodore Roosevelt which are the following: 1. Roosevelt was a conservationist. 2. Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear on a hunting trip. Fun teaching resource to introduce Theodore Roosevelt. (1:03)
This is a four minute video about the blind and deaf American author, Helen Keller. It tells how her teacher, Anne Sullivan, worked with her. The students can listen to her speak and how she learned to "hear" what people said by putting her hands on the mouth of a speaker. A good lesson on the importance of education and overcoming adversity. Lots of lessons possible using this biography.
How to Make Napkin Decoupage Eggs for Easter
NOTE: Since this project needs scissors, this project requires the aid of an adult to make these decoupaged eggs. Decoupage floral paper napkins onto ceramic eggs to make beautiful blooms for the breakfast table. (01:09)
The muscular system includes all the muscles in an organism's body and allows organisms to move. A lot of the muscles in the muscular system of vertebrates are controlled by the nervous system. There are three types of muscle tissue. Skeletal (also known as striated) muscle provides body movement. Smooth muscles control automatic functions like breathing. Cardiac muscles make up the heart and allow it to pump blood through the circulatory system.
About Taking the SAT
This informative video features information from Brian Leaf, M.A.,who is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series. (01:19)
Photosynthesis by StudyJams
Plants create food through a process called photosynthesis. For photosynthesis to take place, plants need sunlight, water, carbon dioxide, and chlorophyll. Learn more about photosynthesis with this cartoon animated video from StudyJams. A short quiz and song are also provided on this link.
History's Turning Points - 1347 AD The Black Death
NOTE: There is brief frontal nudity at approximately 11:35 (old paintings). It's actually a little difficult to see--the instructor may choose to skip past this point. When a plague-ridden ship landed in Venice in 1347, it was immediately put into quarantine...but no one could stop the rats from corning ashore. Within three years, a third of Western Europe's population was dead. It was the greatest calamity in history. A 25-minute video that is well-acted and written. A great le
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Classroom Tour-Word Walls, Science Wall, Writing Wall, Centers
This classroom environment is designed to celebrate student learning and to support their growth as independent, action-oriented thinkers. Routines are established to assist students in their work, and artifacts are posted around the classroom to provide visual reminders of student learning and goals for next steps. Students are involved in reflective self-assessment and in monitoring their own progress as well as in learning about themselves as learners. Learning statio
Germany Invades Poland (World War II)
This eight minute video is a segment from the 1942 U.S. government film "The World at War." Posted by David Burns for the Fasttrack American History Project. This excerpt deals with the start of World War Two through original videos. Some images are graphic. Students may need to know what the Fifth Column is and what the term means.
ISS Update - May 11, 2011
The International Space Station video update for May 11, 2011.
STS-134 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 1
A video recap of flight day 1 of the STS-134 mission of space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station.
"[as freedom is a breakfastfood]" by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
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Carnegie Observatories' Wendy Freedman On Hubble and Size of Universe
This spring, Director of the Carnegie Observatories Wendy Freedman spoke at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium about astronomer Edwin Hubble's discovery of the galaxies and the expansion of the universe, how astronomers measure vast distances, and how the Hubble Space Telescope is used to measure the size and age of the universe. Mike Shara, curator in the Department of Astrophysics, sat down with Freedman for an interview in the Hayden Planetarium to discuss the expansi