Healthy School Meals and Educational Outcomes
This is a research report published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) that examines the impact of introducing healthy school meals on educational outcomes, as measured through Key Stage 2 test scores, within a single Local Authority. Claims are made that, following the implementation of the Jamie Oliver 'Feed Me Better' campaign in 2004, improvements were noted for test scores in English and science, and levels of authorised absence were reduced.
This video will show how to do a gymnastics floor routine and talks about point levels.
Social Alternatives in the Progressive Era
This video is accompanied by text. "During the Progressive Era, lawmakers at both state and federal levels introduced laws and regulations to protect citizens at home and work. Although many states had already passed social-minded legislation before the Progressive Movement, many of the laws were poorly written and could not be adequately enforced. For example, in 1874, Massachusetts restricted women and children workers to 10-hour workdays. In 1882, New York attacked the sweatshops by prohibiti
Tutorial Letter: General Information and Overview of Programme
In this module we will introduce you to concepts such as food security, food insecurity, nutrition security, livelihood security, food policies and programmes and the role of stakeholders and facilitators. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to gather information on many different levels, from the macro to the micro level. You will also, in time, become equipped to analyse community and household needs, understand the implications of policies and strategies for communities and househ
Have you ever wondered why overheating on a hot day and getting a fever when you're sick feel so different? Both involve an increase in your body's temperature. However, in one case your brain and body do everything they can to cool you off, while in the other they push the temperature inside your body to extreme levels. This video describes these two responses in detail and takes some of the mystery out of fever. The video also gives a simple introduction to homeostatis. Closed captioning inclu
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