Who Wears These Shoes?: Group Activity--Building Comprehension by Making Inferences (Virtual Tour)
Students build skills essential to reading comprehension by inferring who wore a given pair of shoes and providing evidence to support their ideas.This is a great resource to help enhance literacy instruction in the classroom. (1:11)
Reuters Today: World's growth engine barely growing at all
Aug. 1 - China's factory PMI down to an eight-month low, barely registering growth, as the euro zone debt crisis pours pessimism over Asia's powerhouse manufacturing centres
Civil Engineering at Clemson University - Proving Hope for the Future
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Preparing students for their Year Abroad in the Hispanic World
Preparing students for their Year Abroad in the Hispanic World.
Curiosity Has Landed
Get a behind the scenes look a the tension, anticipation and exhilaration experienced by scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. during the Curiosity rover's harrowing descent through the Martian atmosphere -- known as "Seven
Minutes of Terror." News of Curiosity's safe touchdown following the 13-thousand-to-zero-mile-an-hour descent to the Red Planet's surface brought elation and high-fives all around. Curiosity begins a two-year investi
Time Dilation Video
Is time different to observers moving at different speeds? For more information, see the World Year of Physics 2005 feature. Video Transcript: Two spaceships are traveling together through the galaxy at close to the speed of light. Mounted on one ship is a laser that can fire pulses of light, and on the other, a mirror. The pilot of the first ship fires a pulse at the mirror, and watches as it is reflected back. A clock on board measures how long the round trip takes. But now suppose that he d
Phonon-assisted Carrier Dynamics in NanoPV
By: icamp2012school Mark Lusk, Colorado School of Mines
Synthesis, Assembly, and Surface Chemistry of Nanomaterials I
By: icamp2012school Matthew Law, University of California at Irvine
Amelia Earhart on Women in Flight
In a 1935 radio broadcast on "a woman's place in science," Amelia Earhart encourages women to make their mark on the new field of aviation. On June 18, 1928, Earhart became the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean. (2:02)
ISS Update - Aug. 9, 2012
The International Space Station video update for Aug. 9, 2012.
ISS Update: Happy 68th Birthday Smokey Bear -- 08.09.12
ISS Update commentator Amiko Kauderer interviews Jeffrey Miller from the U.S. Forest Service inside Mission Control Center. It is the 68th birthday of Smokey Bear who has been promoting fire safety and prevention through the message, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires." Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Johnson and include the hashtag #askStation.
Space Campers Speak With Astronaut Mike Fossum
From NASA's International Space Station Mission Control Center, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum participates in a Digital Learning Network (DLN) event with students at a space camp at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (Camp KSC) in Florida. The DLN connects students and teachers with NASA experts and education specialists using online communication technologies like video/web conferencing and webcasting. Register for free, interactive events listed in the catalog or watch the webcasts. http://
Smokey Visits Station Flight Control Room
Smokey Bear celebrated his 68th birthday with a special visit to the International Space Station Flight Control Room at Johnson Space Center in Houston. On May 14, Smokey went where no bear had gone before when Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and the Expedition 31 crew chose a plush Smokey doll to be the team's launch mascot.
Breakingviews: A future for foreigners at Chinese banks?
Aug. 9 - With Chinese lenders wanting to build business abroad, and Western bankers hungry for mainland jobs, it seemed like an ideal match. But some expats are finding out the grass in China isn't so green.
China's murder trial of the decade kicks off
Aug. 9 - The trial of Gu Kailai, wife of purged politician Bo Xilai, began today. Experts expect a guilty verdict in a speedy trial that has shown little signs of judicial independence.
London sets its sights on post-Olympic stock market gold
Aug. 9 - Recent history shows that the stock market of Olympic Games host nations consistently outperforms the world average the calendar year after the event. Can Britain's FTSE continue this trend in 2013?
Breakingviews: Safe havens looking riskier
Aug. 9 - A euro rally and rising yields on U.S. treasuries suggest the downside for safe havens is growing, and riskier assets look like the better bet, says Reuters Breakingviews' Robert Cole.
Market Pulse: The 5-year crisis surprise winners and losers
Aug. 9 - It's 5 years to the day the world financial crisis really erupted. How have financial assets performed in that time? Some obvious ones - gold soared, Greek stocks collapsed - but some surprises too.
U.S. Morning Call: Knight's losses could have been worse-WSJ
Aug. 9 - Knight Capital held about $7 billion of stocks at one point on Wednesday last week when its software broke down, revealing Knight's problems could have been much worse.