What causes seismic waves and how do they travel through the Earth? This instructional tutorial, part of an interactive laboratory series for grades 8-12, introduces students to seismic waves caused by earthquakes. Students answer questions as they move through the tutorial and investigate how P and S waves travel through layers of the Earth. In one activity, students can produce and view wave motion in a chain of particles. Scored student results are provided. A second activity introduces Love
Leadership in action (1/10): The roots and development of thought on leadership
Leadership in action (1/10) The roots and development of thought on leadership
Eclipses and Moon Phases
Students explore how eclipses happen and why Einstein needed a total eclipse to image stars near the Sun. For middle school.
Pulitzer Center at DC Environmental Film Festival 2011: Rhett Turner and Jonathan Wickham
Part 3 of 5 CHATTAHOOCHEE: FROM WATER WAR TO WATER VISION (USA, 2010, 8 min. excerpt) For 20 years Alabama, Florida and Georgia have been locked in a fierce battle over one river—the Chattahoochee. Through the eyes of ordinary people up and down its banks, the film explores what's at stake and asks the question: Can differences be resolved before the waters run dry? Produced by Rhett Turner and Jonathan Wickham for Georgia Public Broadcasting. Learn more about the documentary: http://www.wat
How to Reevaluate Your Career
This three minute video is about re-think a career. Ideas include writing down your strengths, go on informational interviews, see whether you can alter your current job and think about what makes you happy. This is for older students, parents, and even teachers. An upbeat video.
Pulitzer Center at the DC Environmental Film Festival 2011: Stephen Sapienza
Part 4 of 5. DHAKA'S CHALLENGE: A MEGACITY STRUGGLES WITH WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (Bangladesh, 2011, 7 min.) Over 1,000 people move to Dhaka everyday, but almost two-thirds of Dhaka's sewage is untreated and left to seep into waterways and the ground. Tens of thousands of people die each year of cholera, diarrhea, and other waterborne diseases in Bangladesh—but the country is also an innovator in promising new approaches to providing clean water and decent sanitation for all. Produced
Pulitzer Center at DC Environmental Film Festival: Intro/Sean Gallagher
Part 1 of 5 Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer welcomes audience to the Pulitzer Center's special film screening on water and population for the 19th annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. Sawyer introduced photojournalist Sean Gallagher's piece: DONGTING HU: A LAKE IN FLUX (China, 2011, 5 min.) The surface area of Dongting Lake has fallen by half in the last 70 years. Lying off of the great Yangtze River, it is one of China's most important lakes. Land reclama
Pulitzer Center at DC Environmental Film Festival: Fred de Sam Lazaro
Part 2 of 5 WATER SCARCITY ON THE INDUS RIVER (India and Pakistan, 2010, 7 min.) The recent Indus flood put attention on too much water but Pakistan's real problem is too little—and too many people. This PBS NewsHour segment investigates how the impending water crisis might be related to population growth and poorly planned development. Reporting by PBS NewsHour Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Under-Told Stories Project at St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Visit his repo
Pushing Buttons Like the Jetsons In the classic and futuristic television series from 1962 to 1963 — I admit that I adore this show and could watch every episode 100 times — people work only a few hours a day, travel at 500 miles per hour in flying cars that go as fast as 2,500 miles per hour, and the main job is "pushing buttons." The galaxy is their home. Healthcare is a complete free market with extreme cu
In the classic and futuristic television series from 1962 to 1963 — I admit that I adore this show and could watch every episode 100 times — people work only a few hours a day, travel at 500 miles per hour in flying cars that go as fast as 2,500 miles per hour, and the main job is "pushing buttons."
The galaxy is their home. Healthcare is a complete free market with extreme cu
A Bengali quiz and a matching exercise: food
A Bengali quiz and a matching exercise: food.
“In the Heights”
Watch video of In the Heights, a modern Broadway musical with classic, heartwarming themes. This Tony Award winning production reminds us of the importance of family, love and finding a place to call home. Cast members guide us through the story and sing excerpts from the production. You’ll see why the stories of Manhattan’s Washington Heightskeep reading »
Just Dance: Valpo Edition-Alyssa Brindley
LipDub at Valpo. Come join the fun!
World powers discuss Libya conflict
International diplomats attend a conference in London to discuss the future of war-torn Libya.
Clinton, Cameron push for unity against Gaddafi.
World leaders gathered in London Tuesday at a 40-nation summit aimed at strengthening the coalition seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Jon Decker reports.
BP shares hit by manslaughter report
Shares in oil major BP fall after a media report that the company's managers may face manslaughter charges following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and an analyst downgrade.
U.S. shoppers weary in March
Summary of business headlines: U.S. consumer confidence drops more than expected; Home price decline extends; Portugal debt cut near "junk" status.
Chefs prepare for royal wedding
Cooks at the home of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Buckingham Palace, get into training to prepare the wedding feast of the decade as Prince William and fiancee Catherine Middleton get ready to wed.