NSIPP: Global Soil Moisture
An Animation of global soil moisture from December 1999 through June 2000 from the NSIPP global climate model
Las misiones católicas y las economías coloniales en la América española
Este módulo introduce los aspectos económicos de las misiones católicas en la América española.
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Estimating Time from Rate
Harry estimates how long it will take him to get to the front of a long ticket line in this Cyberchase video segment.
How Much Heat Will It Hold?
Students relate thermal energy to heat capacity by comparing the heat capacities of different materials and graphing the change in temperature over time for a specific material. Students learn why heat capacity is an important property of thermal energy that engineers use in many applications.
Using Microbial Eukaryotes for Laboratory Instruction and Student Inquiry
Because of their ease of handling, relatively fast life cycles, modest space and equipment needs, and interesting biology, microbial eukaryotes are excellent organisms for laboratory instruction from the introductory to the advanced level. Information regarding the care, maintenance, manipulation, and basic observations of two specific microbial eukaryotes, the plasmodial slime mold Physarum and the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena, are described. Exercises exploring growth, development, and behav
Terra First Light Visualizations: North America
Viewing various TERRA datasets of North America including: MODIS Image of North America, CERES shortwave-Albedo, CERES long-wave, MODIS True Color, 250m MODIS TRUE (San Francisco), ASTER (Lake Tahoe), MISR (Baja), and MODIS -True Color
Hurricane Georges (SeaWiFS 3 images) September 27th, 1998 @ 1:57pm
Hurricane Georges from SeaWiFS: 27 Sept 1998
Stealth Learning: Acquiring Knowledge About Vascular Plant Structure While Using a Vegetative Key
Many students find it tedious to learn the terminology that is used to describe the vegetative structure of vascular plants. An effective method is to acquire these skills "accidentally", in the process of identifying unfamiliar plants. This exercise uses a vegetative key to woody plants within walking distance of the lab. Before the lab, plants are labeled with alphabetic tags. Students are given a brief introduction, and then they attempt to identify each labeled plant using the key. If their
14.05.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Samstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Auf dem FDP-Parteitag in Rostock hat der neue Vorsitzende Philipp Rösler die bisherige Regierungsarbeit der schwarz-gelben Koalition verteidigt. Den Menschen in Deutschland gehe es heute besser als zu Zeiten der großen Koalition, sagte der Bundeswirtschaftsminister in seiner Grundsatzrede. Zugleich gab er
Newton's Laws of Motion
This 4:20 minute long video shows the three main laws of motion developed by Sir Isaac Newton and is down with excellent graphics.
The first law of motion, inertia, is when an object will not move or else move in a straight line unless an unbalanced force is on it. The second law of motion is the force mass and acceleration; acceleration fo an object depends on the mass and magnitude of the force. (force=massxacceleration) The third law of motion is the law of action and reaction. In
Biography of Rosa Parks
This 4:40 minute long video is about the life of Rosa Parks. It provides some insights into her choices and the impact they have had on history and Civil Rights. There isn't much depth in the video, but it useful as a reminder to students about the importance of getting involved.
National Park Service-Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area includes 72 miles of the Mississippi River stretching from the cities of Dayton and Ramsey, Minnesota to just downstream of Hastings, Minnesota. The diverse stretch of the river flowing through the park consists of numerous natural, historic, recreational and cultural resources of national significance. This is a great resource for teaching about US Geography and the importance of the Mississippi River. Content is appropriate for upper elementar
Kentucky Derby Greats
This video highlights some of the great moments in the Kentucky Derby's history. Set to music, the video shows clips of Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), and Spectacular Bid(1979) as they win the Run for the Roses. (02:17)
The Backstretch - My Old Kentucky Home
The video displays beautiful images of the horses as Kentucky's state song "My Old Kentucky Home" plays in the background. Audio quality is excellent. (02:08)
Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments
This three minute professional video gives a brief but beautiful glimpse into the 55 minute Commenmerative DVD. The Kentucky Derby has been run since 1875, more than 130 times without interruption. It is the tradition of the Twin Spires and mint juleps on the first Saturday in May - where the sun shines bright on clubhouse celebrities, infield revelers, and full-fledged Kentucky Colonels amidst a spectacle of pageantry and tradition from the legendary Churchill Downs. These are the magical
What Students Want: Teaching from a Student's Perspective
Teachers often make assumption about what motivates, excites or frustrates their students. But how do students themselves view teaching? This video is from college students, but has applications for other levels as well. This 1:37 video is best used as an example of what teachers might do to improve by asking students who have left their classroom for a few years what helped them the most. I have done this and it is most valuable.
Let's Talk Parenting Taboos
Babble.com publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, in a lively tag-team, expose 4 facts that parents never, ever admit -- and why they should. Funny and honest, for parents and nonparents alike. (17:09)
Facts of Congress - The First Amendment
Provides a brief explanation of the origin of the First Amendment and its meaning. Appropriate for use in classroom, middle school students and above. (1:03)
How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? Read-Aloud Online Picture Book
How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? by Varsha Bajaj---From bear to butterfly to snake, 10 animal parents--some moms, some dads--ask their little ones the title question: "'How many kisses do you want, young fellow?' Mommy Duck asks, fluffing Little Duck yellow." "'I want TWO,' he says with a quack. 'One on my beak and one on my back.'" Each response is well matched to the creature; Little Spider, for example, wants eight kisses, one for each leg. The game continues until a human Daddy poses the
Race to Nowhere: Strees and Students Film
Is the amount of daily stress that students deal with becoming too much to handle? This three minute video explains a bit about the demands put on students by standardized testing. Some hints at how to improve the situation are offered. The video is a promotion of Race to Nowhere.