Hot Air Balloon Experiment
This animated video shows a somple experiment that shows what happens to air when it is heated. The experiement is conducted with a bottle, hot water, and small balloon to demonstrate molecules moving faster and farther apart as air is heated.This experiment helps students understand concept behind hot air balloons. ( 2:08)
Bill Draper: The Startup Game
This is an episode of REVOLUTIONARIES, a co-production of the Computer History Museum and KQED television, with major sponsorship by Intel. Recorded: February 10th, 2011, originally broadcast on April 30th, 2012. When we think of Silicon Valley today, innovative companies such as Google, Facebook, Open Table, and others will come to mind. It's difficult to imagine these powerhouses as small, struggling start-ups, but at some point, each one was just a good idea that needed support. For these an
Speak Italian with Your Mouth Full - Lesson 8, part 1 (The Mediterranean Diet, part 1) ESG seminar on Italian language, culture, and food: ES.S41, Lesson 8, part 1 (1 of 3). Lecture notes available at:
ESG seminar on Italian language, culture, and food: ES.S41, Lesson 8, part 1 (1 of 3).
Lecture notes available at:
Robert Storr: Gerhard Richter - The Cage Paintings (2011)
Robert Storr talks about Gerhard Richter's Cage paintings. (14:28)
30 Dolphins Stranded and Saved in Brazil
An exceptional video that shows these dolphins swimming onto a beach and not being able to return to the sea until the beach goes see their plight and drag them back into the water. The video shows the importance of working together without the need for leadership or verbal communication to do the right thing. Teachers may want to stop the video at the one minute mark and ask them what they would do and how they would do it. (3:34)
Slavica and Rossica
The Library of the Congress has one of world's largest collections of Slavic items. Jefferson's library, bought by Congress in 1815, contained a number of books about this distant region. However, Slavic items were hardly collected for the next century. The purchase of the Yudin Collection in 1906 signaled a turning point in collecting Slavic items with the help of many Russian-born scholars including Babine, Vinokouroff and Yakobson. Since that time, Slavic collections grew rapidly and constant
Ping 146: Ballmer speaks out, Halo movie, Kinect Playfit, Father blames Xbox LIVE | Ping! This week we had the pleasure of being visited by Larry "The Lightbulb" Larsen.Check out all the goodness...
This week we had the pleasure of being visited by Larry "The Lightbulb" Larsen.Check out all the goodness...
Science Bulletins: Our Ancient Relatives Born with Flexible Skulls
A new study of the skull of an early hominin child provides a better understanding of the evolutionary timeline for modern human skulls-and brains. The skulls of modern humans are highly flexible at birth so they can both fit through a narrow birth canal and expand to hold a brain that grows substantially in early life. When researchers scanned the skull of the Taung child (Australopithicus africanus), they found structural features similar to those in the flexible skulls of modern infants. The
This patient education program explains tinnitus and provides tips for coping with its symptoms. It also reviews the anatomy of the ear and hearing, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for tinnitus. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Megafires caused by climate change and human activity
A study co-authored by fire anthropologist Christopher I. Roos of SMU suggests that today's mega forest fires in the southwestern U.S. are truly unusual and exceptional in the long-term record. This study and the causes of these fires was discussed on the June 21, 2012, edition of CBS This Morning. Learn more at http://blog.smu.edu/research/2012/05/15/ancient-tree-ring-records-from-the-southwest-u-s-suggest-todays-megafires-are-atypical/
California Butterflies in the Field 2008
This beautiful video shows nice close-up shots of native California butterflies in their natural habitat. Students will enjoy the real life footage. What a great way to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (3:45)
SFU instructors at Piping Hot Summer Drummer
Members of the Simon Fraser University pipe band are sharing their expertise with 250 student pipers and drummers -- some from as far off as Belgium and Maui - on a mountaintop in the Okanagan. Piping Hot Summer Drummer (PHSD), an annual two-week summer school at Silver Star Mountain near Vernon (runs July 9-20, 2012), brings the quiet, off-season ski hill to life as students from all ages and walks of life play as hikers and mountain bikers pass by. Students take in daily sessions by world-
Integration of themes
The pupils hear, speak, read and write about the same topic at the same time
BCA Homecoming 2011
Photo Montage of Black Colleagues Association members and friends enjoying ISU's Homecoming 2011
Bill Nye - Rocks & Soil
In his entertaining way, Bill Nye discusses rocks and soil in this twenty-three-minute video clip. (23:05)
Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor’s target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances.
HUM310 Session 10 Summer 2012
"The Power of Masks"with Bill DeLuca
CareTrack Study - How Good is our Health Care?
Simple electronic tools like mobile phone apps are being developed to improve health care delivery following the CareTrack Australia study which has revealed some serious shortfalls in medical best practice in Australia. The three year CareTrack study by The University of New South Wales and The University of South Australia is proposing the use of information technology and simple tools for both doctors and patients as a way of ensuring appropriate care is delivered more often by the health