Density and Pressure
What makes a block of wood rise to the surface of a bucket of water? Why do your ears “pop” if you swim deep underwater? In this session, we will examine density, an essential property of matter. We will also look at how particles of matter are in constant motion, leading to a deeper understanding of fluid pressure. Finally, we will investigate the concepts of pressure an
Global energy use increases by the day. Polluting the atmosphere with ever more carbon dioxide is not a viable solution for our future energy needs. Can new technologies such as carbon sequestration and ethanol production help provide the energy we need without pushing the concentrations of CO2 to dangerous levels?
Looking Forward: Our Global Environment
Earth's essential systems are being stressed in many ways. There are many tipping points in the environment, beyond which there could be serious consequences. Will human ingenuity, resiliency, and cooperation save us from the worst outcomes of our global experiment?
Chemistry and the Environment
This program introduces the chemistry of the environment. It addresses selected topics such as water quality and purification, recycling, and the hole in the ozone layer. Bringing the students to awareness of these topics helps them understand important issues in the world around them. In studying chemistry, environmental studies or anything else, the classroom climate i
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Choosing Instructional Approaches
Arts teachers take on a variety of roles, and use many different instructional techniques, as they engage with their students. Teachers can be instructors, mentors, directors, coaches, artists, performers, collaborators, facilitators, critics, or audience members. In this session, participants follow a vocal music teacher as she takes on different roles in order to encourage students to find creative solutions to artistic challenges. Next, an acting teacher becomes a facilitator as his students
How to Make and Blow Bubbles and Bubble Wands
Teach children how to make bubbles and blow bubbles from a teacher. The teacher explains that when blowing bubbles with kids, mix up a cup of dish-washing liquid with water and make wands out of pipe cleaners.
How to Make Ginger Tea
A beverage specialist explains how to make ginger tea. It can be used for medicinal purposes. The narrator in this clip demonstrates how to boil long strips of fresh ginger root in water and how to steep the strips in a teapot. Ginger tea can be used to help fight off colds, sore throats and indigestion.
Global and Analytic Learners
Discover if your child is a global or analytic learner and why it's important to know.
This video is geared for fifth grade. It explains math concepts and problem solutions orally and in writing and helps students to understand the concept of rounding whole numbers and estimation. Problems are given for students to solve by using problem solving strategies.
Learn - Animals That Can Swim
This simple animation (with the help of a talking elephant) introduces young learners to animals that have water as their primary habitat. Each 'talking' animal gives the viewer information about itself.
Melbourne 1956: The Games of the XVI Olympiad The Games of the XVI Olympiad, from Melbourne, Australia. Video gives facts about the water polo game that became known as the “Blood in the Water” match. Video also shows a slide about the boycott. There is no speaking in this video, the Olympic Theme plays in the background. .
The Games of the XVI Olympiad, from Melbourne, Australia. Video gives facts about the water polo game that became known as the “Blood in the Water” match. Video also shows a slide about the boycott. There is no speaking in this video, the Olympic Theme plays in the background. .
SID THE SCIENCE KID-"Clean It Up!"
In this activity, the kids cover their hands in dirt and try to wipe off the dirt using just a rag. Then they try to clean off the dirt using soap and water. After observing that the dirt comes off much better with soap and water, they see the purpose of washing your hands! (4:10)
Impact of the Air Pollution
This item presents information about global warming, ozone depletion, and acid rain. Includes great graphics.
Penguins Beating the Heat?
July 26, 2007—For Antarctica's penguins, the global-warming plot thickens: Some species seem to be adapting to the heat, while others are experiencing a foreboding population decline.
The instructor, Matt Cail, shows how to properly hold a brush and the type of brush to use to create the pointillism effect. Take a small round brussh and point onto the canvas-keep making points. Over time it will fill in. Matt Cail is an artist who works in oil, water color and acrylic paints, among others. English captions. (1;39)
Filmmaker: Randy Primm
This video offers information concerning future Mars missions and the water, ice, and methane gas found on Mars. (05:20)
Evidence of Water on Mars
In this video, astronomer Louie Bernstein tells WatchMojo.com what the discovery of
water on mars could mean to the future of space exploration, and
discusses the possibility of finding life on mars.
Comparing Mars to Earth
How does Mars compare to Earth?" Susanne Vennerstrom – Danish National Space Center/TUD. Discusses similarities and differences with Earth and Mars. Especially interested in Mars’ changes, denser atmosphere, presence of water. That could be related to the magnetic field of Mars (which unlike the Earth) it has no protective field to protect it from the solar wind. Run time 03:18.
This brief video shows footage of the planet Mars. Describes the physical characteristics of it and why scientist's believe there was once water there. Run time 0:30
Natural Inquirer Journals: Facts to the Future
The articles in this Natural Inquirer include just a few of the renewable natural resources studied by USDA Forest Service scientists. By reading these articles, you will learn about the condition of the resources in the year 2000, and you will learn what might happen to them by the year 2040. In the year 2040, how old will you be? Do you think that the condition of the Nation's renewable natural resources will be important to our society in 2040? Why or why not? The articles in this journal wil