How the Rosetta spacecraft will orbit a comet
Asleep in the dark near Jupiter, a spacecraft is almost ready to make the first ever landing on a comet. Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129524.800
A Conversation with Martin Scorsese: The Importance of Visual Literacy
A ten minute video interview with this director on his early life and the impact of movies and television on him. In the video he talks about how he learned about film making as well as the good and bad points of the media. He stresses the importance of having visual literacy as part of the school curriculum as it trains the eye and heart and encourages the asking of questions and helping them learn to think.
Common Cockle--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Common Cock in its natural environment. Students will enjoy listening to the ocean sound as they watch the close up views of this amazing creature. This well-known edible cockle has a solid shell, consisting of two valves, which feature prominent ribs and concentric growth-lines. The outer surface of the shell is off-white, yellowish or brown, and the inner surface is white. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge a
Finding the Intersection
In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad is looking for a lost Transformatron. Matt can see it along one line, while Jackie says she can see it along a different line. Digit and Inez try to figure out how this is possible, and they discover that one point can lie on two different lines. (1:33)
Cómo actúan los campos magnéticos (en español)
Se llama campo magnético a la zona que rodea a un objeto imantado y en la cual se manifiestan sus propiedades magnéticas. Si alguna vez te has preguntado cómo funciona un imán cuando atrae objetos metálicos, este vídeo te explica de una forma sencilla. Perfecto para niños. (1:15)
“All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals”
A talk by David Scheffer, Director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University. As senior adviser to Madeleine Albright and then as President Clinton’s ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts that led to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and
Who Comes to the Feeder?
Young children can learn a great deal by observing the world around them. In this video from KET, students learn a few basic facts about the types of birds attracted to a simple backyard feeder. (2:30)
Buying Gold Coins
An owner of an antique store talks about buying gold coins. In the clip he explains how to determine which style and country of origin
is preferred. He talks about how to make sure to purchase the coins from a reputable dealer. Rare and valuable gold coins can be purchased from France, Belgium, Germany or Italy. (1:20)
Printable wordsearch based on the story of Fionn and the Fianna. Answers also included.
The Confessions of an Erstwhile Land Rights Advocate
Late in his term on the High Court, Justice McHugh, one of the majority in the Mabo decision and one of the dissentients in Wik, expressed criticism of the "costly and time-consuming" native title system. He thought it was unable to fairly evaluate the competing legal rights of landholders and native-title holders. In this lecture presented by the National Centre for Indigenous Studies and the Centre for International and Public Law, Father Frank Brennan argues that the issue now is not the legi
Science, Religion and the New Atheism
Prof. Alister McGrath : Course
America’s Aging Infrastructure: What to Fix, and Who Will Pay?
In the U.S., infrastructure is usually silent and forgotten -- until the power goes off, the ATM stops working or a neighborhood is consumed by fire. In September, a 54-year-old gas pipeline exploded in San Bruno, Calif., killing eight people and damaging more than 50 homes. Seven weeks earlier, an oil pipeline rupture in Michigan spilled more than a million gallons of crude. According to experts, the country's infrastructure is a huge market that holds tremendous business opportunities, but th
Lesson 03 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 03 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn to say that you can speak a little Luxembourgish. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s):
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Meter tool
Light Meter simulation tool
Know Your Science - Dr Haylee Weaver, Parasite Taxonomist
Ever wondered how new species of parasites get named? Dr Haylee Weaver is a Parasite Taxonomist working at The Australian National University's Research School of Biology. In this video, she explains her science.
It has become the site and symbol of the battle for Texan independence. Constructed in 1744 as a Spanish mission the Alamo soon became a military outpost and was the site of one of the most memorable battles in the fight for independence. In a battle that lasted 13 days, Americans were unable to withstand the large Mexican army. This video clip contains text to guide the construction and the events that happened at the Alamo. (2:47)
Peppery Furrow Shell--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Peppery Furrow Shell in its natural environment in the sandy bottom of ocean. The peppery furrow shell (Scrobicularia plana) is a bivalvemollusc with a thin, flattened, rounded shell. The outer surface of the shell may be white, grey or yellowish, and has fine concentric lines, while the inside is always white. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections betwee
Quiet Transformation at an Embattled School
This 6:33 long video is about a school that had a considerable amount of violence in and around the school and the ideas and techniques that were tried in an effort to take control the atmosphere and learning. Stress is the main point of this idea and how meditation was used. A good overview and worth watching.
Without Geometry, the Dog Would be Free - Part 2 - Area
This series of videos was created to help middle school and early high school students understand the concepts and math of perimeter, area, and volume and how they can be used in a real life situation - in this case, a brother and sister want to build a new dog pen for their new puppy. This series of videos was created to be colorful, animated, and funny, so that students will want to watch the videos. This video concentrates on finding the area of the floor of the new dog pen, so the brother an
Lloyds bonus clawback limited - Breakingviews
Feb. 20 - Breakingviews assistant editor Chris Hughes argues that any arbitrary application of the bonus clawback principle would be problematic.