Deforestation refers to the clearing or cutting down of trees. This video shows images of The Amazon rainforest and there is background music. It refers to the way the forest is being cut down and why we need to stop it. Run time 01:37.
Tarantulas in Nevada
In this video segment from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Brian Wignall talks with a naturalist about tarantulas. Learn some of the physical differences between male and female tarantulas, how tarantulas defend themselves against predators, the technique they use to capture prey that compensates for their poor vision, and why females tend to outlive males.
Watch a Young Tarantula Molt-Discovery Channel
This short Discovery Channel video shows a young tarantula molting. The video gives good facts about tarantulas.
The Spider that Invented the Wheel
The Namib Desert is home to the Golden Wheel Spider with one very uniqueway of escape. He digs under the desert sand to prevent wasps from attacking. This spider also "carthwheels" away at an amazingly fast speed as shown in this 1:43 long video. Students will like this video and the lesson on adaption has begun.
How to Reclaim Rain Water
This 6:20 tutorial shows how to reclaim rain water to re-use at home. It is mainly a member of Tree People talking about the importance of saving rain water.
Link Between Healthy Air and Healthy Lungs
Exposure to indoor pollutants such as dust, mold, tobacco smoke, and other strong odors are linked to making asthma worse. Air quality can be a problem anywhere in your home– the basement, family room, kitchen and bedroom. Sandra Rinomato, renowned realtor and host of Property Virgins, and air quality expert Brian Stocks, take you on a room-by-room tour to improve the air in your home. Run time 04:45.
Money talks: June 20th 2011
Businesses cater to low-income consumers in America, Walmart escapes a class-action suit and McDonald's menus get cultural adaptations
The Story of Stuff - Chapter 6
A seven part video explaining the life cycle of the products we buy and the ethical choices necessary presented with playful chalkboard diagrams and an energetic Annie Leonard. This sixth chapter gives an explanation of the disposal process in the cycle of creating materials. Chapter 1 introduces the life cycle and chapters 2-6 explain different parts of this cycle. Chapter 7 is a summary.
15.224 Global Markets, National Politics and the Competitive Advantage of Firms (MIT)
This course examines the opportunities and risks firms face in today's global world. The course provides conceptual tools for analyzing how governments and a variety of social and economic institutions influence competition among firms embedded in different national settings. Public policies and institutions that shape competitive outcomes are examined through cases and analytic readings on different companies and industries operating in both developed and emerging markets. In addition to
This video provides an illustration of the mechanism of actions within the human body. In great detail you will see an animated version of your nucleus. This video clip is not narrated. (1:34)
Voki is a tool used to create avatar animations that are embeddable into your Learning Management System. Use it to read a piece of content to students. Have students introduce themselves with an avatar. Develop product lines and introductions with the tool. The possibilities are only as endless as your imagination.