The Flowering Plant - Quiz
Test your knowledge of the flowering plant. Answer questions on, parts of the plant, photosynthesis, and the different stages in plant reproduction.
1.2.1 A different definition
To set up a care relationship that works well is a delicate matter, whether you are at the giving or the receiving end. In this unit we explore the very varied meanings of care relationships and how these meanings arise. Millions of care relationships are going on as you read this, and each carries its own particular meanings for those involved. But where have all those people picked up their ideas of how to relate to each other? How does any of us know where to begin?
Is Destiny beyond Death Credible?
Revd Dr John Polkinghorne : Course
State of the University 2011
President France A. Córdova on Tuesday (Jan. 25) celebrated the achievements of faculty, staff and students during the past year, and addressed challenges and plans for the University in her State of the University address. http://www.purdue.edu/president/speeches/sotu2011/index.html
Mozart Piano Concerto 5 movement 1
This is a live video in color of Malcolm Frager playing Mozart's Piano Concerto 5 movement 1 with the orchestra of Italian Language Radio and Television of Switzerland, under Marc Andreae. It was recorded Live at the Teatro Scientifico Del Bibiena, Mantua, 19 April 1989. (8:39)
Simplifying Square Roots Quickly
Video of a whiteboard demonstration on calculating square roots by hand, breaking down "72" (not a simple square) into a factor tree, then the prime numbers and simplifying. (1:22)
James Watt and the Steam Engine
This fifteen minute video is about Jame Watt and his life in the 1770s. It slowly shows how a steam engine works with good graphics. It also explains the expansion of the steam engine outside of water pumps and how a random act gave Watt an idea on how to make a more efficient steam engine. Good insights into how Watt felt. There is an advertisement in the middle of the video that should be skipped. A drawing of the steam engine would be of benefit. Of note is his use of horsepower as a measurem
Social Networking: An Evolution in Communication Media
Most public schools block social networking websites. I put this video together to get a little perspective. It is an attempt to see the forest from the trees. Basically, my thesis is that the internet is a social network and a communication medium. Communication media are only fully used to their potential if it is a two-way medium. Teaching students how to use the internet without letting them publish, blog, tweet, etc. is like teaching them how to read without allowing them to write.
Buddhism: The Awakened One
This video shows an interview to Gen Mondrub, a Buddhist leader, who gives the definition of Buddhism. He explains what exactly they mean by "awaken" and the way in which this is represented in the religion.
Elizabeth Taylor Biography
In this four minute biography of the Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor students will learn of her life and marriages and work to raise funds to fight Aids and as a supporter of Michael Jackson.
The Hydrologic Cycle
Water continuously travels between Earth's surface and the atmosphere via the hydrologic cycle. Through five main processes — condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and evapotranspiration — water is perpetually recycled. In this interactive resource adapted from NASA, explore the steps of the water cycle. This interactive site does not include any audio.
The Code of Hammurabi: Early Civilizations
This video explains the 280 laws in this code. It does a good job of explaining what the Code was and what made it unique and important. The video opens the way for some excellent discussions including what an eye for an eye means and also do all people have the same punishment based on their social rank. This four minute video goes slowly and has good graphics.
The War of 1812
An eight minute video about the causes of the war and the major events. A good overview.
Space School: Mercury
This 4:40 long video uses animation and other images to show Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system. Mercury's surface temperature can go from a 800 degrees to a 300 degrees below zero. Mercury orbits the sun in just 88 days, much faster than any other planets. There is an ad at the beginning about respecting people and their sexual orientation which is shown at times.
The Great Native American Civilizations
What the world was like before the Europeans arrived. A great video to show the impact of the "white man" on Native Americans. (2:03)
The Evolutionary Paradox of Our Sense of Smell
Olfaction may be both the most primitive and the most sophisticated of our five senses. Biologist Stuart Firestein from Columbia University discusses how the olfactory system works. The vide is in lecture format. (04:12)
The Po river
This video has footage of the river Po. A speaker talks about the benefits of it's fertile banks and shows how the towns, fields and factories are effected by flooding.
There is no narration, but the video does show how to create the form for using Cornell note taking. It gives ideas about taking these notes using a computer. This would be useful as an introduction if the students already understand the basics of how to use the Cornell method.
Fried Nutella Ravioli
Giada, from the Food Network, shows how to make sweet treats from Nutella and wonton wrappers.
The Cookie Monster and the Count Cooperate to Count Cookies
The Cookie Monster and the Count cooperate together to count to the number 7.