Spanish Lesson - formal vs. informal
A very basic introduction to the difference between tú and usted. Figure out how to use different levels of formality along with some good examples in Spanish. (The quality could be a little better.)
Innovative Developments In Astronomy
A team of rocket scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Space Astronomy Laboratory talk about innovative developments such as the Star Tracker 5000, which offers important applications for the national space program. The device accurately orients spacecraft by tracking star fields with a high level of precision. The researchers also explain how they gather information with an ultraviolet telescope launched by rocket, providing insight into the levels of invisible light in the univer
Tax Man Max - School House Rock Song
This School House Rock song is all about taxes. The song gives examples for the different taxes and explains what items are tax deductible. The lyrics are fast and information is only touched on briefly. The video could be used for several age levels depending on the lesson. Run time 03:01.
Memory Madness: A Physical Education Game
This is an aerobic variation of the card game concentration. Excellent idea for all grade levels. Let the video run so you see the game in action. 02:17 run time
How to Treat Bad Breath
How to Treat Bad Breath. Part of the series: Dental Health. Bad breath can be treated by brushing the teeth, tongue and flossing so that all bacteria in the mouth is removed. This is a good 1:30 video that should not be ignored for student use at all levels.
Lesson 8 - Love and Marriage - English Vocabulary
A lesson in honor of Valentine's Day. Topic: Love and Marriage. Expressions for students at the upper intermediate and advanced levels.
Lesson 11a - FATHER'S DAY - English Vocabulary
PART ONE of a lesson in TWO parts. Topic: Father's Day. Language Focus: set phrases with "make". Levels: intermediate to advanced.
Giant Excavated Ant Colony Reveals Marvellous Wonder
Tons of cement are poured down a large ant colony and discover a virtual city. Massive. It is eight meters deep and 150 feet wide. Three minute video that can not be missed. Have the students quess how large it is before watching the video. Develop an appreciation of ants. A great video for all grade levels. Lots of lessons possible including hard work, team work, size does not matter, and why there are ants. Run time 03:15.
Documentary on Arctic Sea Ice Shrinking – Global Warming
During the summers of 2007 and 2008, year-round Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest level since satellite records began 30 years ago. Some scientists now predict an ice-free Arctic summer by 2012. As snow and ice levels decline, sea-levels and weather patterns are affected which in turn impact plant, animal, and human life.
Pollinators and Pollination
This 4 minute slide show is set to soothing music with labels for each picture. Students must be able to read the labels (not narrated). Bright, colorful pictures depict various pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, flies, wind etc). Parts of the flower (stamen and stigma) are briefly addressed at the beginning of the show. This would make a nice introduction to pollination even at the lower grade levels. Run time -3:56.
Contaminants in the Artic Food Chain
This video segment adapted from LOKE Films and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme describes how contaminants such as mercury and PCBs affect Arctic wildlife. Learn about how pollutants accumulate in the fats of animals and how species at the top of a food chain, such as glaucous gulls and polar bears, have higher levels of toxins than species at lower trophic levels. Run time 03:21.
Personification Examples in Literature
Personification examples used by politicians, ministers, etc. The video has recordings by the actual individuals using personification, so you may have to adjust your sound as the recording levels vary. For fourth-grade students and older.
Gilded Age: The Tweed Ring and Machine Politics
This video is accompanied by text. "The late nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries in America are often referred to as the “Gilded Age.” The origin of this name is usually attributed to Mark Twain who co-authored a novel entitled The Gilded Age. The term is metaphoric on several levels. It can be taken to reference an obsession with appearances. Unlike “golden,” which has positive associations of beauty and value, the word “gilded” carries connotations of cheap commercializat
Healthy Eating Habits for Children and Families - part 1
While recent studies suggest that the rates of childhood obesity are leveling off, David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic at Children's Hospital Boston, suggests that the rates of childhood obesity are still at epidemic levels and parents can help to serve as the first line of defense in preventing obesity in their children. This video gives advice from the doctor on how best to help you
Healthy Eating Habits for Children and Families - part 2
While recent studies suggest that the rates of childhood obesity are leveling off, David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, director of the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic at Children's Hospital Boston, suggests that the rates of childhood obesity are still at epidemic levels and parents can help to serve as the first line of defense in preventing obesity in their children. In part 2 of this video, you will get specific tips and advice
ANUpoll on population - launch at Parliament House, 26 October 2010
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb launches the seventh ANUpoll at Parliament House on 26 October 2010. He is joined at the launch by ANUpoll researchers Professor Ian McAllister, Dr Juliet Pietsch and Aaron Martin. The poll -- Public opinion towards population growth in Australia -- took a wide-ranging snapshot of Australian attitudes towards population policy, environment and infrastructure, immigration and fertility and the ageing population. The results show diverse attitudes towards p
Animals- Lost and Found
This is an early childhood counting game from the PBS website. There are two levels.
Organise personal work priorities and development
This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to organise your own work schedules, monitor and obtain feedback on your work performance, and maintain required levels of competence. Topics include goal-setting, organisation, self-evaluation and professional development.
Letters About Literature: 2010 National Book Festival
The Letters About Literature presentation at the 2010 National Book Festival. Letters About Literature, a national reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is presented in partnership with Target. Each year students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author, explaining how that author"s work has changed their view of the world or of themselves. For the 2009-2010 Letters About Literature program, 70,000 students
In this unit, aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by looking at some of the common misconceptions relating to fitness and activity levels together with accepted definitions of these concepts. We consider how active young people should actually be, and discuss how PE teachers can ensure they are making an effective contribution to this area of public health.