Looking at water, you might think that it's the most simple thing around. Pure water is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. But it's not at all simple and plain and it is vital for all life on Earth. Where there is water there is life, and where water is scarce, life has to struggle or just "throw in the towel." So what is it about water that makes it so important to us? And what is it about water that makes it water? This section of Water Science for Schools explores the physical and chemical
Barrel jellyfish and supercooled water
Unless you've never seen the sea, you've probably seen a jellyfish. And even if you haven't seen one, you will almost certainly know what they look like. Despite this, scientists know surprisingly little about them.
This course involves the strategic and tactical planning of an actual business enterprise. Students will be introduced to entrepreneurship, the planning process, and frameworks for strategic and financial planning in addition to other topics. By exposing students to a unique living / learning environment, this course will challenge students to confront more advanced issues faced by today's entrepreneurs. A strong emphasis on teamwork, leadership and risk versus reward will be explored. Studen
Taqulik Hepa: North Slope Natural Resources
In this audio profile adapted from Raven Radio/KCAW, Alaska Native Taqulik Hepa, deputy director for the Department of Wildlife Management for the North Slope Borough, discusses resource management and subsistence living.
New Worker Class
In this Wide Angle video segment, meet 16-year-old Rajap, a Chechen refugee who attempts to continue his education while living in a tent city.
Migrant construction workers from rural China describe their living conditions in Beijing in this Wide Angle video segment.
Touch and Discover
Students work in pairs or small groups to identify and categorize various objects. One student is blindfolded and the other student chooses five objects for their partner to identify. The blindfolded student has to describe and try to identify the object based solely on touch. Both students then record their data, describing the objects first as human-made or natural, then living or non-living, and finally physical characteristics.
This San Diego Natural History Museum interactive website, designed specifically for kids, explores living lights and the chemistry of bioluminescence. It includes links to informational pages and facts about bioluminescence, a quiz and word search game, detailed glossary, and links to related websites. Java is required to fully access the activities associated with this page.
Water: From Neglect to Respect
helps students use graphing, estimating, and writing skills to discover the ways they are dependent upon water to maintain their standard of living.
Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village
invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions.
Kamchatka: Siberia's Forbidden Wilderness
These lessons are designed for earth science and biology students in middle and high school classrooms, though extension suggestions for older and younger students will allow you to adapt each lesson for younger and older audiences. The lessons are designed to complement the Living Edens: Kamchatka program; each lesson will indicate clips from the program that focus on the topic at hand, though the lessons function equally well as stand-alone content.
Camp Life: Civil War Collections from Gettysburg
features photographs and text from three exhibits: living in a camp, existing day to day, and battling boredom.
Lesson 11 - Love is in the Air
(Due to lack of interest in the enhanced version of the podcast I am going to stick with the audio only version. Below is the Valentine's Day enhanced show converted into .mp3 file)
Привет! Hey there, all you Russian language addicts and all those who have just subscribed. Welcome! (Добро пожаловать!)
Hago mi sueño realidad Here’s a Q&A I did recently with Mignon Spencer, author of a bilingual children’s poem, called “I’m Living My Dream/Hago mi sueño realidad.”
Here’s a Q&A I did recently with Mignon Spencer, author of a bilingual children’s poem, called “I’m Living My Dream/Hago mi sueño realidad.”
NIS Intermediate 043 - La Tele Esta Rota
The TV has broken and we don't know how long we can hold on! And how long until the infinite video club arrives in our living room? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
Seasonal Migrations: Gray Whales
Students "join" volunteers who count gray whales migrating past California on their journey to the frigid Arctic. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Guidelines, lessons, activities, reading connections, and interactive maps are included for each study. Spring Only: Updates: February-June.
Is it living or non living?
Once completed, students will have a deeper understanding of what is living and non living. Students will be able to identify the characteristics of non living and living things and will be able to classify them in an environment.
This exercise is intended to reinforce the importance of Earth's atmosphere to living organisms. Topics include our bodies' interactions with the atmosphere; its composition and structure; and natural changes in the atmosphere (weather).
U.S. Housing Patterns, Living Arrangements, and Life Chances
In this assignment you will use U.S. census data to get an overview of housing patterns (ownership and types of housing) and living arrangements as a way of understanding more about one example of what Weber referred to as life chances (or, basically, the ability to access to resources we need to live a good life).
NASA KSNN What do plants need to grow?
By definition, a plant is a living thing that produces its own food through photosynthesis. This process uses carbon dioxide and water. Trapping light from the Sun, plants are able to change sunlight's energy into useable chemical energy. Not only is chemical energy produced, but oxygen is a by-product of photosynthesis. Plants are essential to the balance of life on Earth - and to life, as we know it, on other planets.