The Oil Spill's Unseen Culprits and Victims
The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it's bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf -- and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse. Carl Safina's writing explores the scientific, moral and social dimensions of our relationship with nature. This speech was given in June of 2010. Run time 19:56.
Curious George Helps Teach about Tides
The students build a sand castle and then take a walk. When they return, the castle has been washed away by high tide. The children also discover animals under the rocks during low tide... animals that would otherwise be covered up by the water. Run time 01:30.
Cane Toad Facts
Cane toads, also known as marine toads, are tropical and prefer to live near semi-permanent bodies of water. Discover facts about cane toads with information from a published biologist. Suitable for all grades.
How Rivers Change the Land
From Dragonfly TV. Margaret and Elizabeth like to visit the Science Museum of Minnesota. The museum has a mini-golf course that was designed so kids can learn about rivers while putting. As they played, the girls began to wonder how real rivers work and what rivers do to the land. So after their game of golf, they packed up their canoe and headed for a local river. the canoe ride showed the girls how rivers meander; or twist and turn, and how the water deposits rocks and pebbles on the i
Magic School Bus Goes Upstream
Ralphie wants to catch salmon to serve at the annual school picnic, but he can't find any at his favorite fishing spot. Where could all the salmon have gone? The kids are soon 'Frizzled' inside a salmon-bus that has an uncontrollable urge to head upriver. 'Wait!' Ralphie cries. 'We'll be late for the picnic!' But the salmon-bus won't stop. Using its sense of taste and smell, it swims the long journey to a shallow freshwater stream miles away. Why has the bus, which thinks it's a salmon, gone to
Learn about Habitats and Adaptations with Curious George
Each animal has special things that help it survive in its habitat. The children head to the Franklin Park Zoo to learn about habitats and animal adaptations. They begin by reviewing the five things an animal needs in a habitat: shelter, water, space, food, and air. They also learn that an animal may have adaptations to help them survive in their habitat and identify various adaptations of the animals in the zoo.
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer probes for ideas about how mountains wear down. He asks the student to draw a picture of how the mountain formed. The pictures show the student has the idea of the mountain wearing down and leveling over long periods of time but believes that it was due primarily to biological agents like lichens and mosses.
RUDIMENTA GRAMMATICAE COMENII
RUDIMENTA GRAMMATICAE COMENII In Latin only. A version of this with English can be found on my Youtube site (evan1965)
Teaching a Child to Tread Water When Swimming
Teaching a Child to Tread Water When Swimming is the topic in this how to video. A must view for beginning swimmers. run time 01:55
Based on UNICEF's annual flagship publication, The State of the World's Children report (SOWC), the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has developed and released these free resources for educators to use with students in grades 3-12. The lesson plans and resources in these units are designed to be used sequentially or separately. Topics include addressing global affairs issues such as the Millennium Development Goals, real life stories from youth, the causes of childhood exclusion, and water and sanitation.
Water and human health
Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although only a tiny fraction of the Earth's supply is available to humans and terrestrial animals. In this unit we look at threats, such as pollution, to water's capacity to support life around the world.
Art and Life in Africa Project
This site presents a program that places art in the context of people's lives so our students will understand how important and effective a tool art is in solving problems and overcoming adversity. The student will recognize that Africans sometimes face problems that are similar to his own, and while the solutions Africans create may look different than ours, they are logical and effective.
What Are Sea Breezes and Why Do They Occur?
This is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Data Buoy Center website. It features text descriptions, graphs, and graphic illustrations to describe the development of land and sea breezes because of the unequal heating rates of land and water.
Baby Loggerhead Turtles
Closeup videography shows loggerhead turtles hatching from eggs laid on the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean coast. They crawl out of the sand toward the glimmering body of water and begin to swim. The newborn turtles swim for safety, avoiding predators by hiding. After 36 hours they arrive in deep water, where they can live well by eating jellyfish and lobster. Scientists have studied dead loggerhead turtles and found that the majority have starved to death after eating undigestible pl
Killer Whale Ears
In this video, you will find out what's causing killer whales to jump out of the water. Wild Detectives presents great information in a fun and interesting way for children of all ages. You are sure to find out some things that you didn't already know about killer whales by watching this video.
The Similarities Between Mars and Earth
Learn about the similarities between earth and Mars. Also learn about the Mars expeditions to find water on Mars. Run time 08:55.
How to Paint a Mountain with Snow in Landscape Painting
Learn how to paint a mountain with snow when painting a landscape with oils. Use a smaller brush to create. Think that someone is dripping water down a mountain by adding different colors. English captions. (2:15)
Looking at Learning ...Again, Part 1: Workshop 2. Intellectual Development
Explore the power of the mind and consider the notion that every child can learn everything. Harvard Professor Eleanor Duckworth discusses the importance of teaching for a deep and lasting understanding and explains why it is important to give students time to work through their own ideas and experience confusion in order to achieve such understanding.,This segment is about the importance of experiencing ideas or concepts before terms are introduced.
River Biomes: Tidal Marshes
A one minute video that explains what a tidal marsh is and what value they are to plants and animals. The video needs a lot of reinforcement from the teacher in the form of maps, handouts, and additional graphics that help explain fresh and salt water among other things.
Condensation (Time-Lapsed Photography)
This is a time-lapsed video of water collecting on and around a glass of ice water.