How to Do a Back Flip in Gymnastics
This two minute video shows how to teach this flip and the importance of having a spotter and what to look for when doing the move. Special equipment is used.
'The Very Lonely Firefly' by Eric Carle Story Book Read Along
In this Story Book Read Along, students will hear "The Very Lonely Firefly" written by Eric Carle. Students will enjoy seeing the illustrations and listening to the sound effects. This is a great resource for the elementary classroom. (4:11)
Generating Electrical Voltage
In this interactive resource adapted from the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, learn how a generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Investigate the principle of magnetic induction by moving a conductor through a magnetic field to see how voltage is generated. Explore factors that influence the amount of voltage generated, such as the angle, speed, and length of the conductor and the strength of the magnetic field. In addition, learn the left-hand rule that describes the rela
"Youth in Low-Income Communities in Rio de Janeiro: Education and Job Prospects" (video)
A talk by Malcolm Bush, President of the Woodstock Institute. From the International Child Welfare Conference, co-sponsored by The Center for International Studies' Norman Wait Harris Fund, School of Social Service Administration, SSA International Social W
BW5 - Lead Me To The West
Truman Survives Assassination Plot
Secret Service agents battled two gunmen during a failed attempt to assassinate President Truman in 1950. In this video clip, learn more about the assassination plot and what happened to the two assassins. (3:35)
Counting to 5
In this computer animation video, students will be introduced to one on correspondence to the number 5. This is a counting to 5 activity using 5 frame boxes. Students will count the happy faces as the number is shown on screen. This is a great resource for the early childhood classroom. (0:38)
SMU Celebrates Founders Day 2012
Founders Day at SMU, held April 20-21, 2012, mixed family fun with tributes to SMU's founding, faculty presentations and the announcement of plans for the future. It included the dedication of the Centennial Cornerstone and groundbreaking of SMU's new Residential Commons complex.
Perestroika in America
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mikhail Gorbachev talks April 28, 2012, in Phoenix, Arizona, during an event sponsored by Thunderbird School of Global Management, O'Connor House, Arizona State University, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Eight, Arizona PBS. http://www.thunderbird.edu
In Conversation with Smiley & West
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Lets Go Green Kids - Recycle It Song
This is song from the album "Let's Go Green! Kids", a collection of catchy melodies to encourage all of us to live more environmentally conscious lives. (01:20)
Sesame Street - "Recycling Blues"
This cartoon animation/song teaches younger students about recycling. "Recycle. Recycle. I use to think that I was through. But now I'm back to something new." (01:52)
Engineer a Crop: Transgenic Manipulation (Interactive)
The aim is the same as it's been since the dawn of agriculture: to raise the most productive crop you possibly can. But today you are no longer tied to the age-old methods of selective breeding and cross-pollination. With the astounding advancements that have been made recently in genetic technology, it is now possible to out-perform Mother Nature at her own game. In this interactive feature from the NOVA/FRONTLINE "Harvest of Fear" Web site, you're the geneticist, with all of the late
23 Helping Verbs (Song)
This catchy tune helps younger students learn their helping verbs. Each word is printed on the screen as it occurs in the song's lyrics. The song is repeated twice. (01:51)
Deadly Parasites (Interactive)
In this interactive, explore the various steps involved in the cycle of a deadly parasite: Sporozoites invade the victim's liver and become Merozoites; Merozoites burrow into red blood cells then form and divide into thousands; these Merozoites cause disease; the parasites then insure that they will survive and shared with animals and humans during a mosquito's next "blood meal".
Fishing for Safe Food (Interactive)
In this interactive game adapted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, students on a fishing trip try to catch different types of fish. Once a player catches a fish, he or she decides to keep it or throw it back, based on safety information provided by the EPA. The game teaches students which fish have high or low levels of mercury, and how much is safe to eat.
Deep-Sea Bestiary (Interactive)
With names like umbrellamouth gulper, blackdevil anglerfish, ogrefish, football fish, and vampire squid from hell, you might expect to be surprised, even startled, by some of the creatures that inhabit that deepest parts of the ocean. You would be right to expect this. This interactive image gallery from the NOVA: "Into the Abyss" Web site describes the physical and behavioral traits of some of these bizarre and little-known sea creatures.
Explore Alaska's Volcanoes (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Alaska, learn about four of Alaska's active volcanoes: Augustine, Cleveland, Okmok, and Veniaminof. Explore each volcano through photographs and investigate how different types of satellite images (synthetic aperture radar, thermal infrared, and color composite) are used to study volcanoes. In addition, learn why it is important to be able to predict the movement of volcanic ash, and observe how a computer model called Puff simulates th
Exploring the Arctic Seafloor (Interactive)
Take a virtual expedition deep under the Arctic ice along with a research team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in this interactive activity adapted fromNOVA scienceNOW. Through two collections of photos and video footage, learn about the obstacles the team faced at the frozen sea surface, as well as the geological and biological discoveries deep down near the Gakkel Ridge, an 1,100-mile-long section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. There, volcanic activity generates new ocean crust, and