Drum Roll Please Activity
This activity develops the real-world connections and relationships between the rock properties found in Lesson 5 and the important engineering properties for designing and building caverns (or tunnels, mines, building foundations, etc.). The student teams will use importance factors called "desirability points" to mathematically determine the overall best rocks to build caverns within.
The causes of income inequality and the role of social welfare policy are examined. Updated 2003. (28:29)
Fossils - by StudyJams
Fossils are preserved traces of remains of living things. Paleontologists who study fossils look for teeth, bones, shells, petrified wood, molds and casts, traces of carbon shadows, or even entire animals. Learn more about fossils with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Professional Learning Communities: Concepts in Action in a Principal Preparation Program, an Element
The Professional Learning Community model has moved to the forefront in the field of education as one of the most effective frameworks to improve student achievement and overall school success. “When a school or district functions as a professional learning community (PLC), educators within the organization embrace high levels of learning for all students as both the reason the organization exists and the fundamental responsibility of those who work within it” (Dufour, 2006, p. 3). The resea
This patient education program discusses glaucoma including the anatomy of the eye, types of glaucoma, symptoms and risks, diagnosis, treatment options, and surgery. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Ramsar Sites of Nepal
This article provides an overview of Ramsar Sites of Nepal
Brain: The Inside Story's "Your Sensing Brain"
Wherever you go, whatever you do, the world stirs your senses. It is there in the sparkle of fireworks, the flavor of watermelon, the crack of a baseball bat and the scent of summer rain. Sensations like these may seem to come to you automatically. But you only perceive them thanks to an intricate chain reaction of signals inside your brain. The exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story, which is on view at the American Museum of Natural History from Saturday, November 20, until August 14, 2011, brin
Use of Macintosh Computers and Maclab Data Acquisition Units in a Human Cardiovascular Lab
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in cardiovascular and respiratory biology, including student outlines, instructors notes, and suggested questions for laboratory reports.
Some birds use tools made from twigs and various other objects to accomplish tasks. They can use these tools to dig out seeds or insects from a hole or get to something that is out of reach, for example.
Modern proteomes contain putative imprints of ancient shifts in trace metal geochemistry
Because of the rise in atmospheric oxygen 2.3 billion years ago (Gya) and the subsequent changes in oceanic redox state over the last 2.3–1 Gya, trace metal bioavailability in marine environments has changed dramatically. Although theorized to have influenced the biological usage of metals leaving discernable genomic signals, a thorough and quantitative test of this hypothesis has been lacking. Using structural bioinformatics and whole-genome sequences, the Fe-, Zn-, Mn-, and Co-binding metall
Part 1: Secrets from Ancient Egypt
This 5:32 minute video documentary is about a visit to the ancient sites of this country. It is a travel show without much data. It is best as a video that shows close views of some of the structures to help studets gain a better understanding of how these monuments were built.
Newsmaker: Mark Carney
June 23, 2010 -- Chrystia Freeland interviews governor of the Bank of Canada, Mark Carney.
How hummingbirds drink
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/05/how-the-hummingbirds-forked-tongue-traps-sweet-nectar.html
STS-134 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 8
A video recap of flight day 8 of the STS-134 mission of space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station.
Expedition 27 Says Goodbye
At 2:45 p.m. EDT on May 23, 2011, hatches were closed between the International Space Station and Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft. Expedition 27 crew members Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA Flight Engineer Cady Coleman and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli undocked at 5:35 p.m. for their return home.
Dreamtime Fairies Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is Dreamtime Fairies written by Jane Simmons. In this story, Lucy's little brother, Jamie, can't sleep so she seeks help from the Dreamtime Fairies. The sister, brother, and stuffed animals take a journey to find the fairies so they can fall asleep. There is a play button to start the story and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as it is read by speaker. This is a wonderful resource to help build a literacy rich environment in the early childhood classroo
Rock-A-Baby Band Read-Aloud Online Storybook (Rhyme and Movement)
This read-aloud is Rock-a-Baby Band written by Kate McMullan and illustrated by Janie Bynum. Ten toddlers leave their cribs to create an impromptu concert, with rattles, drums, and tambourines setting the rhythm. Soon everyone is shaking to the beat. Pots, pans, and other kitchenware add new sounds before the babies dance outside. There is a play button to start story and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as the speaker reads. The speaker changes her voice with character
Severe Storms - by StudyJams
Severe storms can really wreak some havoc on the Earth. Thunderstorms bring lightning and strong winds, but tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards can cause even greater destruction. Learn more about severe storms with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.