Short Investigative Exercises Designed to Get Students to Think
This series of exercises is developed for students interested in health and natural sciences with little to no background in science and is meant to develop their reasoning skills.
Dolphin Skeleton - Limb (flippers)
The flippers of the dolphin help it swim through water. The ball and socket joint at the shoulder help the dolphin steer and roll while in the water, allowing it to actively swim and catch food while avoiding its predators.
Household Food Security: Module 2: Participatory Extension for Household Food Security, Study Guide
The purpose of the module is to give the Household Food Security Facilitator mobilization skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to facilitate collective action in rural urban social processes, specifically of households through the use of participatory approaches. In this module you will learn how to use participatory approaches to facilitate improved household food security. The purpose of Module 2 is to: h elp you understand why it is important to use participatory approaches, instead of r
Hurricane Erin from SeaWiFS: September 10, 2001 (Version 2)
Hurricane Erin off the eastern coast of America
Global Hybrid Versus MHD Modeling of the Magnetosphere: Magnetic Potential
This series of animations compares a two-dimensional global hybrid simulation with an magneto-hydrodynamic model of the interaction of the solar wind with the Earths magnetosphere.
Gli italiani e il tempo libero CL: my hobbies
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to talk about the leisure activities of the Italians. You will read a short text and indicate what types of hobbies Italians have. You will pay special attention to declinations of third-person plural. Then, you will fill in the text with other words A word list may possibly help you with this. You will then answer yes or no questions; lastly, you will answer open-ended questions.
The Assassination of JFK (3:37)
The course of events surrounding JFK's assassination shocked the nation and left more questions than answers. This is a good overview of the events that came after the assassination and the
" Fern Goes to India"- An Animated Storybook
This computer-animated storybook tells the adventures of Fern the Fox as she travels to India and experiences elements of the culture. The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read. ( 2:14)
Felix Salmon: Hedge fund wisdom, or sales job?
Felix Salmon tells us what he really thinks about the Ira Sohn Conference.
Periodic Table - by StudyJams
The periodic table is a chart that scientists use to organize the elements. The chart shows each element's name and symbol, the number of protons in its nucleus, and its characteristics and room temperature. The elements are listed in order by their atomic number. Learn more about the periodic table with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Expedition 27 Undocks from the Station
After spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station, Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA Flight Engineer Cady Coleman and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli undocked from the station's Rassvet module at 5:35 p.m. EDT May 23, 2011, to begin their voyage home.
Tornado Alley IMAX Trailer
Traversing the "severe weather capital of the world," Tornado Alley documents two unprecedented missions to encounter one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events: the birth of a tornado. This science adventure reveals the beauty and the power of some of our planet's most extreme—and least understood—weather phenomena. Opens July 4, 2011 at American Museum of Natural History.
Solids, Liquids, Gases - by StudyJams
All matter can exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas. Matter can change states through heating or cooling, and it is sure to change states when it reaches a boiling point or freezing point. Learn more about the three states of matter with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz and song are included with this link.
Newton's First Law: Intertia - by StudyJams
Inertia means that an object in motion will stay in motion in the same direction, or will stay at rest, unless another force acts upon it. For an object to change direction or stop moving, something has to overcome inertia. Learn more about inertia with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Newton's Third Law: Action and Reaction - by StudyJams
Energy does not change, and that means that it is constant. When one object applies force to another, the energy becomes and equal and opposite reaction. Learn more about Newton's third law of motion with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Cinco De Mayo Traditions
This 1:36 long video shows the traditions of Cinco de Mayo and some of its history as well. It stresses that the holdiay is in fact not as widely celebrated in Mexico than the United States, in states such as Texas and Southern California. Mainly a celebration of pride and unity.
Acids and Bases - by StudyJams
An object's pH level can be tested using indicators. Objects with low pH are acids, and those with high pH are bases. Acids and bases react to form water and salt. Learn more about acids and bases with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Money and Sex: Strauss-Kahn and Schwarzenegger
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"Left Jab" Radio Interview with David Goodfriend and Mark Walsh
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Interview with Santita Jackson on WVON Radio
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