The Great Brain Race: Rise of the Global Education Marketplace
In a worldwide educational marketplace, international competition to build the best universities and attract the brightest minds is more intense than ever. In his lecture based around his book, The Great Brain Race, Ben Wildavsky argues that the globalisation of higher education should be welcomed, not feared. Ben Wildavsky is a senior fellow in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (Princeton University
Some Russia-related links
Over time I've accumulated a lot of Russia-related internet links. I'd like to share some of them with you. As I come across more worthy links I'll update this post. So, if you are interested, bookmark it!
1. The first pick is NY based authentic Russian clothing store. I am planning on ordering from them one of their cute aprons. Children's costumes are precious!
2. Pick #2 is a site
International date line and time zones
An explanation of what the international date line is--how you lose a day moving west. Voice over of a map. (2:29)
Biology Mitosis vs. Meiosis
In this lesson, mitosis and meiosis are compared in terms of DNA replication, the number of divisions, the presence of synapsis, the number of daughter cells, and the numbers of chromosomes in the products and function. Only a partial lesson.
Run time (3:23)
Important Body Parts
An introduction to important body parts and their function for young school age children. It teaches about the parts that are inside our body, including the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver. Run time 04:51.
Magic School Bus Shows and Tells
It's the international and Very Important Show-and-Tell Competition, and Arnold and D.A. are representing Ms. Frizzle's class. Arnold brings a webbed hoop, left behind by his great-aunt Arizona Joan, a famous archaeologist, but he has no idea what it is! Using clues from the hoop and from Joan's old journal, the kids make educated guesses about its use. To test their hypotheses, Ms. Frizzle turns the bus into a Supposeatron, a magical device designed to evaluate guesses. Can the kids solve the p
Documenting and Collecting Plants
Plants dominate the living landscape around us. Learning about this essential part of the ecosystem. Collecting and identifying plants should be a part of any life sciences curriculum. Designed to support the Plant Press project at Hila Science Camp, this video discusses collecting and classifying plants and the importance of the classification system developed by Carl Linnaeus.
Computer Basics : What Is ISO?
ISO, or the International Standards Organization, sets the standards for computer file formats related to images and files. Archive files onto a CD or optical disk as an ISO image with help from a certified computer technician in this free video on computers.
Scientology Video: Love and Hate -- What is Greatness?
Conflict or tolerance, cooperation or opposition, love or hate -- such are the questions of both daily living and international affairs. While every person of goodwill would like others to treat them as they themselves would like to be treated, such is often not the case. When subjected to hatred, what then is the answer to one's own happiness? In answer to that question, this is what the Scientology religion believes. This is an audio presentation from the book Scientology: A New Slant on Life
How the Kidneys Work
This is brief, computer-animated video of an overview of the kidneys and their function in the human body.
This is a brief (01:10) video using computer animation that discusses the kidneys and how they function.
How the Body Works : The Pancreas
This is a short, narrrated video (01:30) about the function and structure of the pancreas.
Reviews the structure and function of the blood vessels. Computer animation and video with narration. Grades 7-12. 2:16.
This is a brief explanation/overview of functions in Calculus. The video explains what critical points are in a function.
Endeavour Performs a Flyaround of the Station
Cameras aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavor capture spectacular views as the shuttle performs a fly-around of the station. (no audio) Run time 01:57.
Observe the International Space Station
If you know where and when to look, it is actually possible to see the International Space Station as it passes over your community.
This video is a short guide to finding and observing the ISS. Viewing times for your location can be found at http://www.heavens-above.com .
Real World: Keeping the International Space Station in Orbit
Each day, gravity pulls the International Space Station, or ISS, a little closer to Earth. See how drag causes the ISS to slow down. Learn about the challenges of keeping the ISS in orbit and how NASA counteracts orbital decay. (05:38)
Pictures from Hubble Space Telescope
Teacher's slideshow of pictures from Hubble of a wide assortment of astronomical phenomena, such as nebulas, galaxies, and Voyager. Views of Earth from inside the International Space Station are also included. Background music. Beautiful photography. Grades 5-12. 5:15 min.
The Fungi Classification
A fungus is a member of the kingdom Fungi . The fungi are heterotrophic organisms possessing a chitinous cell wall. The majority of species grow as multicellular filaments called hyphae forming a mycelium; some fungal species also grow as single cells. This interactive web page gives you pictures of specific examples of the fungi classification, along with writen details for most. No run time.
Biology of Plants
The video gives a nice overview of the process of photosynthesis and then continues with the biology of plants - function, reproduction and life. Run time 17:42.