Polyhedra in the Classroom
A set of activities developed for middle school students on aspects of polyhedra. The teacher-creator, Suzanne Alejandre, includes not only instructions for each activity but also assessment suggestions and her mathematical objectives for the unit.
This site provides an excellent experiment involving cyclic voltammetry at a gold electrode. The experiment includes a detailed introduction to the topics of electrode capacitance, electrode reactions, and flux of the electroactive species to electrode surface. Lab report guidelines and post-lab questions are included.
The past and future of future scenarios in LTER - Harvard Forest
The past and future of future scenarios in LTER -- Jonathan Thompson Harvard Forest Symposium, March 15, 2011
Discussion of Emerging Directions - Harvard Forest
Discussion of Emerging Directions: Climate and Land Use Change, Human Health and Policy Harvard Forest Symposium - March 15, 2011
Online News: Public Sphere or Echo Chamber?
Two panelists debate whether journalism in a digital age amounts to feast or famine, and differ on even basic questions: Are people just snacking on the news equivalent of junk food, and starving for the kind of information they need to be informed citizens? Alternatively, doesn’t the abundance of information on the internet make
Survey of London Monograph 17 - County Hall
An account of County Hall, home of the London County Council, London's 'Hotel de Ville' and a tangible expression of the metropolitan government of London, opened in 1922.
Survey of London Monograph 16 - College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street
An account of the College of Arms in Queen Victoria Street, rebuilt after the Great Fire. It also contains biographical lists of all the known officers of arms.
The Art of Engineering
A 15 minute video that was done at M.I.T. and features James Dyson
who is the inventor of the vacuum cleaner of that name. His lecture is about design and engineering and offers excellent insight into what they do and what motivates them. An excellent video for older students and explains how he ‘sees what needs to be done and just does it.’ Many of the things he talks about are current so the students can more easily understand the issues.
Invisible Glass - How to Make an Object Vanish
With just a few ingredients, you will have the power to make a glass vanish right before your eyes! Okay, maybe it's not magic, but a really cool science experiment about index of refraction making an object appear invisible. Steve Spangler does a great job of explaining the science behind this vanishing trick. (03:10)
Adventures in Science - Science Of Light
Join a science professor as he explains to his class how light was used in an old-school special effects technique: Optical Compositing. This was how movies and TV shows of yesteryear did what green screen does today. (04:10)
How to Become a Lawyer
A 1:34 talking head video that briefly reviews the courses you need to pass to become a lawyer. Mentioned at the state bar examination, which many students may not understand. At best this is for students who need a general idea of what they have to pass rather than what a lawyer does.
How to Become an Artist
This 3:11 video is a general overview of what is needed for a designer or artist. The importance of a portfolio is the most important thing if you want to work for someone else. The speaker also talks about the problems with working for yourself. No specific artists are mentioned. The importance of developing skills and being diligent are also mentioned.
How To Become a Real Estate Agent
Working in real estate requires hard work and dedication, but offers flexibility, freedom, and the satisfaction of building your own career.This 1:23 long video is a fast paced review of what classes to take and what is needed to pass the real estate license test. The six steps to follow are reviewed.
What Does a Veterinarian Do Daily?
A one minute video about what a shelter vet does. Does not offer much insight into training or daily work, just a general overview.
Danger Rangers Fire Safety PSA
The Danger Rangers help kids have fun and stay safe! This PSA reminds kids to what to do if there is a fire. This short video gives brief, easy to remember tips to keep kids safe from fires. Safety Rules!! (0:31)
How Car Design Works
A two minute video about the problems facing car designers. This is a talking head video that does not show what they do. Most of what is discussed will have limited value to a student as it does not deal with how the problems are solved or what education is needed.
Dan Doofus Learns About Fire Prevention-"The Checklist"
"Fired Up for Fire Safety" was created by NFPA specifically for the Fire Prevention Week campaign. It includes three two-minute animated videos starring cartoon character Dan Doofus. Dan has to learn the hard way how to prevent home fires the correct way. Topics of the videos include home fire safety checklist, home fire escape planning, and proper use of smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers. (2:10)
Smokey Bear- The Forest Has Many Things-Vintage Commercial
The longest running campaign in Ad Council history, Smokey Bear and his famous warning, "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires," was introduced to Americans in 1944. The Forest Fire Prevention campaign has reduced the number of acres lost annually from 22 million to 8.4 million (in 2000). Responding to the massive outbreak of wildfires in 2000, the campaign changed its focus to wildfires and Smokey's slogan to "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires." This is a good companion teaching resource for a lesson/