In this unit, students first are introduced to the historical motivation for space exploration. They learn about the International Space Station and are introduced to new and futuristic ideas that space engineers are currently working on to propel space research. Next, students learn about the physical properties of the Moon. They are asked to think about what types of products engineers would need to design for us to live comfortably on the Moon. Lastly, students learn some basic facts about as
Claude Monet - Quiz
Pupils will focus on testing their knowledge on the artist in a fun way.
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.)
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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. (1:22)
Eisenhower Welcomes Khrushchev to the U.S.
On September 15, 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, promising an open heart and good intentions, began an unprecedented tour of the United States. President Eisenhower expresses his hopes upon Khrushchev's arrival for improved relations between the two superpowers. (1:38)
Differentiated Spelling Homework Menu
Charity Preston, veteran teacher and owner of organized classroom blog, shares how to use a spelling homework menu. Students are assigned a different point value to be completed in a week. Students choose from different spelling options in order to get their points. This is a great resource to differentiate spelling homework for all learners. (4:35)
Misplaced Modifiers: A Doggone Easy Fix
This dog themed slide show defines modifiers and provides a tip avoiding misplaced modifiers, keep modifiers close to the word being described. Examples of misplaced modifiers are given along with their corrections. Humorous photos accompany the examples. ( 3:30)
Eisenhower Dedicates Dulles International Airport
In this Speech podcast, brought to you by The History Channel, learn about how President Eisenhower honored his former secretary of state and friend John Dulles. (2:54)
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)
RES.TL-002 STAR: Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (MIT)
The Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (STAR) program at MIT seeks to bridge the divide between scientific research and the classroom. Understanding and applying research methods in the classroom setting can be challenging due to time constraints and the need for advanced equipment and facilities. The multidisciplinary STAR team collaborates with faculty from MIT and other educational institutions to design software exploring core scientific research concepts. The goal of STAR is to de