Fossil Fuels: Capstone
This lesson summarizes our dependency upon fossil fuels, pointing out that there are very few aspects of our daily life that are not impacted by their use.
This lesson provides an overview of basic atomic structure and the concept of radioactive decay. Topics include the particles that make up an atom, binding forces, and the concept of isotopes. There is also discussion of decay methods and half-life.
Diversity in Family and Household Patterns
This module is designed to illustrate differences in family and household composition patterns for different groups based on race/ethnicity and social class. It also serves as a review of key methodological concepts introduced in the first part of the course.
Fertility and Family Planning
Students will gain an understanding of the change in fertility patterns in the U.S. through an examination of the change of marital status among females, childbearing trends, and how such variables are affected by race/ethnicity.
Poverty and Young Adults
This exercise focuses on the effects of various social characteristics on poverty. It is based on the sociological assumption that patterns exist in relation to poverty in society.
Social Stratification (Part I & II)
The population of the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. This increasing diversity is an important issue because it is changing the cultural, political, and economic landscape of American life.
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).
Webquests in the Latin Classroom
One of the biggest challenges for any Latin teacher is finding a way to make a "dead" language come back to life. One of these ways, I believe, is by creating activities that allow students to compare and contrast their lives to those of the ancient Romans. I am interested in looking into various webquests ...
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.
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
This Web site, created to complement an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, paints a well-rounded picture of Viking life.
The mealworms are the larval stage of the life cycle of the darkling beetle. The mealworm is not really a worm, and has six, small legs.
Thomas Edison Biography Video
Thomas Edison Biography Video. A review of this famous inventors and is unique life. The comments are best blocked for class use. A little foul language. Run time 04:12.
Abraham Lincoln, Part VI
Sixth installment of the animated biography of the life of President Abraham Lincoln. This Discovery Education video is aimed at elementary school children.
5 of 5_COSMOS-Encyclopedia Galactica
Are there alien intelligences? How could we communicate with them? What about UFOs? The answers to these questions take us to Egypt to decode ancient hieroglyphics, to the largest radio telescope on Earth and, in the Spaceship of the Imagination, to visit other civilizations in space. Dr. Sagan answers questions such as: "What is the life span of a planetary civilization?" and "Will we one day hook up with a network of civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy?" For middle school and high school stu
Ben Franklin's Favorite Invention: The Glass Armonica
This 5-minute video shows how Franklin came about to design this invention and which famous people used it and composed music for it. This is a fascinating story of a musical invention that had a short life but inspired many.
Right Brain Math: Times Table Overview & Fun Factor Sets
Great visual patterns and overviews of how numbers work from a right brain perspective. Tom Biesanz (Mister Numbers) shows how the patterns look and how they relate to families of factor numbers. Run time 05:42.
Multiplication: Learning Times Tables for 8s and 2s
Math times table created from fun patterns as a way to learn
multiplication tables for Eights and Twos. This video also teaches place value. This video has the student create worksheets where they can learn the times tables. This is useful for teaching math in a classroom, at home, as part of homeschool or as fun homework. Right Brain Math can teach Elementary Students. Curriculum Review magazine calls it a revolutionary approach to introducing math. It is also very effective for remedia
Learn Fun Math Patterns on a Number Wheel: Threes & Sevens
This video uses a number line bent into a circle for the ones-digits. Skip Counting around the circle by Threes reveal a fancy ten pointed star. Right Brain Math Patterns reveal that when you skip count around the circle by Sevens, you reveal the same star. All the
numbers that add up to ten: the Ones and Nines, the Twos and Eights, the Threes and Sevens, and the Fours and Sixes create the same image on the number wheel. The video shows the factor set of the Threes and Sevens but concentr
Multiplication By SEVENS and THREES
FUN pattern ways to create the whole TIMES TABLE. On a tic-tac-toe
square you put the numbers 1-9. In three seconds you can create the
Threes multiplication table. It is fun and easy patterns that create
3-6-9-12-15-18-21-24-27- and 30. There are ways to continue the
pattern to reveal multiplication of the Threes to 100 x 3 and beyond.
There are also playful patterns for creating the Ones, Twos, Threes,
Fours, Sixes (five different ways) Sevens, Eights,
Heroes For My Son, by Brad Meltzer, book trailer
From the author's website: "Since the day my son was born, I've been writing a book for him. It's a collection of heroes throughout history. Some are famous (Jim Henson, Rosa Parks, Mr. Rogers). Some are totally unknown. But the result is this book -- a gift to my son. It's called Heroes For My Son. It came out in May 2010. And as I share this with my sons, I hope you'll share it with the hero in your life." The video shows the author seated o