2.3 Citizens in conversation with nature and experts
This unit explores conceptual tools for assisting our thinking and deliberation on what matters. The notion of ‘framing’ nature is introduced and three readings provide an understanding of systems thinking for explicitly framing issues of environmental responsibility.
Different plants produce different leaves
Plants produce leaves to gather sunlight and exchange gases in the environment around them. Plants produce leaves unique to that particular plant species. Leaves can have many different shapes, sizes, and colors.
First Grade Differentiation
A First Grade teacher gives an explanation of how she employs some of the differentiation techniques in her classroom by using the stages of a butterfly's life and parts of a book. (9:53)
Food Webs: Frogs
Frogs eat insects, and frogs are in turn eaten by larger animals such as birds. Frogs hibernate, or more correctly, they estivate. During estivation, frogs lowers their body temperatures in cold weather and go into a kind of dormancy. Frogs can "migrate" in that they move across land to find ponds and water sources.
Modis Landcover of Asia
New NASA satellite-generated land cover maps are providing scientists with a detailed picture of the distribution of Earths ecosystems and land use Scientists can better determine how vegetation is distributed and land is being used around the world with new NASA satellite-generated land-cover maps. These new maps, based on a global digital database of land cover types Earth images that is updated every 16 days, will help scientists better understand the Earths climate and carbon budget and clim
Images of Earth and Space II
This videotape tours the Solar System and outer space using scientific visualizations from Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the HPCC Earth and Space Sciences Project. At the Sun, simulations investigate processes that create magnetic field and release energetic particles. Earth science begins with the Pacific Ocean, studying the 1997-98 El Nino and Cyclone Susan. Crossing the globe, visualizations trace North Americas East Coast and ocean currents in the North Atlantic
The Protein Myth
This 3:23 long video is about the protein myth that is the belief that you can only get protein from eating animal meat. However, that is not true according to this speaker. Animal protein and vegetable protein probably have the same effects on health. The video goes into detail about alternatives to meat.
Subtraction Word Problem
In this five-minute video, Sal Khan solves a word problem with 3-digit numbers. Mr. Khan, of Khan Academy, uses computer software for demonstration.
Distance Rate Time Rap
Full "Distance Rate Time" music video from Mr. Q-U-E's "Mind of a Mathman" DVD. (2:40)
Info Literacy 9. Browsing and Searching the Web
Background on the web; how search engines work; background on Google; varieties of search engines; web search tips; using web directories; using vetted web sites recommended by published sources and libraries. (09:02)