Earth's Outlook from Above
Fifty years after Sputnik, satellites peering down on Earth have become valuable scientific tools to study the global environment and offer much needed insight into the future of our planet.
Cotton: Building a Better Plant
Plant genome research is already revolutionizing the field of biology. Currently, scientists are unlocking the secrets of some of the most important plants in our lives, including corn, cotton and potatoes. Secrets of Plant Genomes: Revealed! takes viewers on a lively, upbeat journey that explores how these plants got to be the way they are and investigates how we can make better use of them in the future. Plant scientists are hard at work--in the lab, in the field and at the computer--to increa
What will happen to Planet Earth in a few billion years?
Women and Media
In this lesson, students examine the role of women in the media; critique and discuss different portrayals of women in popular culture and focus on how these reflect larger societal and cultural values.
More search tools you haven't tried
KartOO and Profusion offer new alternatives for finding, organizing, and displaying the websites you're looking for.
Scannability: organizing for the web
How you organize and format your writing can go a long way toward making it readable.
Reading comprehension: What works?
Teach reading comprehension in the elementary grades with flexible strategies that connect reading to the real world, promote independence, and keep students engaged.
Courses and causes
You don't need special skills, great physical abilities, or a lot of money to participate in environmental workshops -- just the interest. Learning opportunities like those discussed in this article can invigorate your teaching, inspire your students, and get you involved in causes outside your school.
Tools of the trade for information seekers
A guide to understanding and using search engines, directories, and the invisible web.
Finding and using literary criticism
A guide for high school students to finding and using literary criticism, in print and on the web.
Africa: Peace Corps
offers lessons on stories, letters, photos, and study units from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers across Africa. Topics include folk tales and patterns in them, racial prejudice in South Africa, life in a village of Tanzania, traditional healers and HIV/AIDS, the meaning of wealth, sharing and generosity, what it takes to be a hero, time and punctuality, perspectives of different cultures, and water.
Actual Precipitation from SSM-I: January 1997 through May 1998
Actual Precipitation using SSM-I data from 1-97 to 5-98
"Sonnet 4 - Unthrifty Loveliness, Why Dost Thou Spend..." by William Shakespeare (poetry reading)
Shakespeare was fond of puns. At the time this was written, the word "spend" at the end of the first line had a double meaning. It meant to ejaculate. They had the idea that the body made only a limited supply of procreative fluid - and that it deteriorated in quality with expenditure. The poem advises the young man to ration his usage of semen to create an heir and pass on his beauty - and not use it "for having traffic with thyself alone". It's interesting that they were aware that se
VUCast: Laughing Gas For Labor
This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Laughing gas for labor Searching for alien planets What Vanderbilt WON at the Liberty Bowl
Impact of Obama jobs plan on small business
Jan. 11 - Rafael Pastor, CEO of small business coaching organization Vistage, discusses the impact of President Obama's latest job creation proposals.
The French Summer School - Dans la Cuisine, Part 2
The native French speaker in this video show how to order a meal with preferences during this four-minute video. The speaker recites the meal preferences while images and French words appear on the screen. The viewer may have been better served if each phrase was said more than once and slower.
i-Willy : Educatief spel i-Willy is een educatief en grappig spel voor kinderen. Je maak er zelf je eigen quiz met behulp van afbeeldingen en geluiden. Elke verpakking bevat een reeks van interactieve grafische bladen met geluiden en scores, handig voor het leren …
i-Willy is een educatief en grappig spel voor kinderen. Je maak er zelf je eigen quiz met behulp van afbeeldingen en geluiden. Elke verpakking bevat een reeks van interactieve grafische bladen met geluiden en scores, handig voor het leren …
Singing fingers Met deze app is het mogelijk om spraak te oefenen, maar ook om er muziek mee te maken. Kinderen maken op het scherm een tekening en spreken op hetzelfde moment iets in, bijvoorbeeld een liedjestekst of een naam. Wanneer je nadien dezelfde stappen …
Met deze app is het mogelijk om spraak te oefenen, maar ook om er muziek mee te maken. Kinderen maken op het scherm een tekening en spreken op hetzelfde moment iets in, bijvoorbeeld een liedjestekst of een naam. Wanneer je nadien dezelfde stappen …
Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectural Design (Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectura
The relationship between the media and architectural design can be an important factor and can influence the design outcome. However, the nature, direction and magnitude of this relationship are unknown. Consequently, there have been many speculative claims about this relationship and almost none of them are supported with empirical research studies. In order to investigate these claims and to provide a testable framework, an empirical study has been conducted. A set of quantitative measures was