DIABETIC MAN - The Animated Series
This two minute animated cartoon moves rapidly and could be used as an overview of the disease. There are a few words that may need to be explained to students. This is part of a series with subsequent videos available by clicking on links on the right hand side of the opening page.
Paul, Santorum make closing arguments in Iowa
Jan. 3 - Texas Congressman Ron Paul preaches individual liberty while former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum touts family values as the two Republican presidential candidates make final pitches on Iowa caucus day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
This patient education program discusses fibromyalgia including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. It also reviews information about the musculoskeletal system, healthy living strategies for managing fibromyalgia, and complementary therapies. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
What is a solar eclipse and why are they only visible in some parts of the world? In this video segment adapted from NASA, astronomer Susan Stolovy uses animations to provide an answer to these questions.
Worldwatch Institute Homepage
The Worldwatch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing making it a good source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Worldwatch's work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society - and how to achieve it. From their homepage, users can follow links to publications, a resource center, Worldwatch Live, a press room and research information.
I Do Not Know What It Is that I Am Like
'I Do Not Know What It Is that I Am Like' juxtaposes images of animals, both wild and domestic, and natural environments with human activity as it takes place in an apartment, and during a fire walking ceremony in Fiji. Documentary-style footage is combined with staged events. Despite the piece's lack of a traditional narrative, it bears some relationship to nature works. The segment features material from 'Il Corpo Scuro (The dark body)' animals and natural environments are seen up close and at
FoilSim: Basic Aerodynamics Software
This is an interactive simulation software that determines the airflow around various shapes of airfoils.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
This site shows daily (back to June 16, 1995) a different image or photograph of the universe along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Learn which everyday objects contain nanotechnology.
This site, which accompanies an introductory structural geology class at the University of Leeds, UK, contains information on faults. Topics include normal faults, thrust faults, strike-slip faults, faults and stress, and soft-linked fault systems. The site features explanations of the three basic types of faults with informative diagrams and a photo gallery.
Families: Different and the Same
The activities in this lesson are designed to help children explore their own family's composition and that of their classmates'.
Creating an Ethnic Student Newspaper
In this lesson students analyze news articles and features covered by ethnic newspapers in both the past and present. They will also have the opportunity to create a school newspaper.
Understanding Families With Gay and Lesbian Parents
The activities in this lesson are designed for students to process information on diversity in family structures presented in one segment of the film That's a Family!
Knowledge Is Power - Use It Wisely
In this lesson, students will work in teams to do further research on the ethics issues presented in the documentary The Nobel: Visions of Our Century.
Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures
This site presents images published from 1914-19 by two New York newspapers. The images, produced by a new rotogravure printing process, show events of the war alongside news and advertisements of the day. Essays discuss the origin of the war, costs of the war, President Wilson's 14 points, the armistice, military technology, the sinking of the Lusitania, pictures as propaganda, and the rotogravure process. A World War I timeline is included.
Science as a verb
Inquiry science requires active relationships between students, teachers, and science. Building these relationships is a three-step process that involves thinking about inquiry as a process of science, as a pedagogical strategy, and as a set of skills and behaviors to encourage in students.
Discuss it with discussion boards and forums
This "Teacher Time Saver" looks at free tools for creating Web-based discussions.
Consider the source
Information is everywhere -- especially in the presence of the Internet. It's hard enough for adults to make sure that information is valid, but it's even harder for students to make that judgment. Here are some suggestions for helping students learn to recognize bad information when they see it.
Alternative discussion formats: the talk show
The talk show is a format with which students are already familiar, and it provides the structure for a great discussion.
Reading comprehension: What works?
Teach reading comprehension in the elementary grades with flexible strategies that connect reading to the real world, promote independence, and keep students engaged.