Stealth Learning: Acquiring Knowledge About Vascular Plant Structure While Using a Vegetative Key
Many students find it tedious to learn the terminology that is used to describe the vegetative structure of vascular plants. An effective method is to acquire these skills "accidentally", in the process of identifying unfamiliar plants. This exercise uses a vegetative key to woody plants within walking distance of the lab. Before the lab, plants are labeled with alphabetic tags. Students are given a brief introduction, and then they attempt to identify each labeled plant using the key. If their
Mapping the Surface of a Planet Teacher Guide
This activity guide illustrates how teachers can use planetary comparisons between Earth and Mars to teach basic geologic activities - i.e. volcanoes, impact cratering, layering, river processes, and crosscutting relationships to help the students understand a planet's history. This lesson is using current science results, as it contains actual orbital data from the Mars Global Surveyor mission. The lessons in this activity are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and help student
Magnetosphere- Protector of the Earth
In this activity, students will learn about the magnetosphere, the effects of solar activity, and the importance of the Earth's magnetic field in protecting living organisms from solar radiation. Background information, a materials list, procedures, outcomes, and standards are included. Links to a glossary and to additional information are embedded in the text.
13.05.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Die deutsche Wirtschaft wächst noch stärker als bislang erwartet. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt mitteilte, stieg das Bruttoinlandsprodukt im ersten Quartal 2011 um 1,5 Prozent im Vergleich zu den drei Monaten zuvor. Damit habe die deutsche Wirtschaft das Vorkrisenniveau von Anfang 2008 bereits wieder &uum
19. Happy Birthday To You! (Listen Up & Learn)
Learn Italian with www.LearnItalianPod.com - Episode #19 of the fun-to-practice and extra-useful "Listen Up & Learn" lesson series is entitled "Happy Birthday To You!" - Get ready, 'cause today we're going to do something different! What do we mean by that? How about Jane singing "Happy Birthday" to her fictitious eight years old son [...]
20. Welcome To The Library (Listen Up & Learn)
Learn Italian with www.LearnItalianPod.com - Episode #20 of the fun-to-practice and extra-useful "Listen Up & Learn" lesson series is entitled "Welcome To The Library" - Let's take a guided tour inside a big Italian University library to learn and practice a collection of new words and sentences that you will need to know and [...]
Announcement! こんにちは、みなさん！=Hi everyone! I am going to start a program called: “Japancast Master Hiragana and Katakana in 10 Weeks” I know there are so many people who are interested in learning Japanese, but are dreading to learn Hiragana and Katakana. You know some words and phrases by watching Anime or J-drama, but you do not [...]
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This video provides a brief introduction to prepositions. Examples include images along with sentences that contain a preposition. A narrator explains each example. The video cuts off at the end. (01:06)
Klartext handlar i dag om att regeringen vill att elever som skolkar ska få det inskrivet i betyget och om ett ålderdomshem får en kvinna kan ha blivit utsatt för sexbrott utan att cheferna berättade det för polisen.
Survival Phrases #23 - Riding the Bus 3 - What’s The Next Stop?
Learn Spanish travel phrases with SpanishPod101.com! A little Spanish can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SpanishPod101.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! Today we cover a high frequency Spanish phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Spain. Once on [...]
In a World Without Art: A Video Promoting the Value of Art
A three minute video that explores all that would be missing from the world without art adn what it teaches. This well done video shows a variety of genres using the theme, "Art is my Life." A good video to show in school districts where the arts are being cut.
How To Clean Your iPod
This video provides step-by-step directions for cleaning an ipod using lint-free cloths and water. It also tells what not to do, such as using any unapproved cleaning solutions. ( 1:22)
Simple Harmonic Motion (Part 1)
An introduction to simple harmonic motion through demonstrations and animated sequences.
Crocodiles in Love
With snout rubbing and bubble blowing, two saltwater crocodiles court one another. (02:26)
Using Clothes Hangers for Arts & Crafts Projects for Kids.com
This three minute video starts out as a commercial for a book and publisher, but once that is done it shows young children how to use clothes hangers to make a variety of arts and crafts projects. Many good tips on cutting and organizing too. Great for primary teachers.
Understanding the Comma
This lesson opens with a brief introduction to the history of punctuation. Seven basic rules for using the comma correctly are presented and explained through humorous examples and illustrations. The original song, "Throw a Comma Down,"completes the lesson and reviews the seven rules. (03:23)
"Ben Cleans Up"- An Animated Storybook
In this computer-animated storybook, Ben, the mouse, and his animal friends work hard to improve the environment by cleaning up a polluted beach. This story could be used to teach young children about protecting the environment and recycling. The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read. (8:50)
The Kingdoms of Life by StudyJams
Scientists group organisms, or living things, with similar traits together. Kingdoms are the largest group, and there are five of them: plant, animal, fungus, protist, and bacteria. Grouping organisms into kingdoms helps scientists understand the similarities among living things. Learn more about the five kingdoms with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz and song are also provided on this link.
How To Quickly Change Directions on the Soccer Field
Soccer Coach Sean Carlisle demonstrates an effective footwork drill for learning how to quickly change direction on the soccer field during a game. (1:30)