TED Ed--How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon
Can folding a piece of paper 45 times get you to the moon? By seeing what happens when folding just one piece of paper, we see the unbelievable potential of exponential growth. This lesson will leave you wanting to grab a piece of paper to see how many times you can fold it! (3:49)
Anatomy of a Volcano (Interactive)
Volcanoes repeatedly remind people of Earth's potential for violence. Since 1700, volcanic eruptions have killed more than 250,000 people and devastated scores of communities. What causes these dramatic geologic displays? This interactive activity from NOVA Online provides a detailed look at the inner workings of one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes, Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Antarctic Food Web (Interactive Game)
This interactive game adapted from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences challenges players to build a food web, a complex model that shows how various food chains in an ecosystem are connected. Players must position the names of producers and consumers in the correct places in a diagram. The completed diagram reveals how energy flows through an Antarctic ecosystem and the relationships between predators and prey.
TED Ed--How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries
Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections in the classroom. (7:32)
TED Ed--The Secret Life of Plankton
New videography techniques have opened up the oceans' microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex. Marine biologist Tierney Thys teamed with Christian Sardet (CNRS/Tara Oceans), Noé Sardet and Sharif Mirshak to use footage from the Plankton Chronicles project to create a film designed to ignite wonder and curiosity about this hidden world that underpins our own food chain. (6:02)
Tale of the Shepherd Planets
A quote from the movie: "Until recently, the search for planets beyond our solar system was a matter of calculating the odds and laying out theories of solar system formation. Circumstantial evidence began to trickle in, a color shift in a stars light as a planet tugged on it, or a dipping in its light as a planet passed in front." (04:50)
TED Ed--Evolution of Animals in a Big City (Animal Adaptation)
Using newts, coyotes, and mice, Jason Munshi-South shows how animals develop genetic differences in evolution, even within an urban city. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and would work well in conjunction with lesson/unit on animal adaptation. (5:16)
Purdue University HTM Study Abroad Programs
Purdue University's department of Hospitality and Tourism Management has administered many programs abroad. See pictures from Portugal, China, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, Japan, Korea, Australia, Ireland, and many other locations.
"All About Colors!" Storybook Read Along
This video book uses real life pictures to teach about colors. Students will see the color and color word, hear the word, and see 3 pictures to represent each color. This is a great resource to introduce and/or to review colors and color words in the early childhood classroom. (6:53)
Franklin as Inventor
Salman Khan and a guest (author) give an overview of Franklin as an inventor. (08:23)
Read Across America
Sandra Day O'Connor's first trip to the Supreme Court
The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor shares the story of her first trip to the U.S. Supreme Court as a young lawyer. O'Connor was the keynote speaker at Elon University's Conference on Law and Leadership April 13-14, 2012.
Upper Beginner #9 - What Time is Curfew at the Japanese Game Arcade?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’re rushing to pick up your little brother from the Japanese game arcade you left him in while you did a bit of shopping. You arrive right on time to collect him as the game arcade curfew starts, but he’s nowhere to be seen. You wonder if your Japanese is good [...]
Garden Variety (Interactive)
Discover the uncommon stories behind the most common fruits and vegetables in this interactive.
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, triangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a triangle
The Newton Institute
The Isaac Newton Institute is a major research facility for the mathematical sciences in the UK and worldwide. This video explains its origins, its aims and objectives. Tim Hartford (Financial Times) presents a short film about the Newton Institute, with appearances by Professor Martin Rees (Trinity College, Cambridge), Professor Tim Gowers (Fields Medal Winner, Cambridge), Professor David Mackay (Department of Energy and Climate Change), Professor Reidun Twarock (University of York), David Hard
HIV/TB Co-Infection: Initial Management
HIV/TB Co-Infection: Initial Management, a 38-minute presentation by Dr. Chris Behrens. This module uses the case study of an Ethiopian HIV patient to explore when to initiate HIV antiretroviral therapy in HIV/TB co-infected patients, using three recent research studies and the WHO guidelines to inform that choice.
Haunted House: The Tuhhhh
Mummy and Werewolf have a hard time figuring out Bat's instructions and they make a mess of the bathroom. The goal for this segment is letter sound -t-. (0:45)
Frosh Camp at the University of Memphis-Student Version 2012
Incoming Freshmen, see all the benefits of attending Frosh Camp at the University of Memphis this summer.
Peer Advisors & Mentors (PAM) Spotlight: Katie Apolinaro
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