Learn a Trick to Making Box and Whisker Plots in Excel
See how to create a Box Plot or Box & Whisker Statistics chart
using a Stacked Bar Chart and a Open-High-Low-Close Stock Chart. The video show how to use the QUARTILE function and how to link Chart Labels to cells. The demonstration is done using the software program and the data sometimes is a little difficult on the screen.
Fractals in the Body
Fractal patterns turn up everywhere in biology, from the irregular rhythm of the heart to basic eye function. The fractal nature of such physiological processes, which obey simple mathematical rules, offers hope of better diagnosis and treatment of problems as well as new insights into how such processes work. Running time 10:15
Debbie Diller- Spaces & Places
Professional Video- Debbie Diller talks about her new book and how it can help teachers organize their classrooms. Get some great ideas on how to structure your classroom environment. This video is fundamentally an advertisement for her book, however, an educator can glean some information from it.
How Does Memory Work?
In this video, Dr. Angela Chan discusses memory and how to improve it and help the brain function better. Note: This was a Featured Video on YouTube. (01:17)
Children's Choice afterschool enrichment program: Life's a Lab - Science Club. In this lesson we explore the science of the colors of both white light and black ink, chromatography, super absorbent polymers, and the water and soil nutrient uptake function of root systems of plants.
An Example of a Weak Organic Acid
One example of a weak organic acid is lactic acid, which is
commonly found in milk and has a structure with three carbons. Find out how weak acids are things that only partially dissociate in water with help from a science teacher and field biologist.
Animation About Finding Height with Trigonometry (Tangent)
This animation, from the Pilot Math Principles 10 series, follows the Pilot gang when they plan to go to Toronto and want to find out the height of the CN Tower. The trigonometry function, tangent, is modeled.
Using a Function Machine to Create a Math Rule
The video appears dark because the instructor has a projector on in a darkened room. However, the information is demonstrated fairly well. The teacher shows how to use the function machine to find the unknown rule to a set of number pairs by investigating the pattern. (1:21)
Function Tables and Function Rules
Learn about function tables and how to use them to find rules and equations. The example uses a linear word problem and walks the viewer through setting up a table and generating the formula or rule.
The New Nation Unit 6
Following the War of Independence, Americans disagreed — often
passionately — about the form and function of the federal government. This unit explores how those conflicts played out as the new republic defined its identity in relation to other nations. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)
Assessment in Math and Science-That Would Never Work Here!
Workshop 6. That Would Never Work Here!; Seeing Assessment Reform in Action, Part I (90 min.)
'What does assessment reform actually look like? This workshop follows the stories of Barbara, a math teacher in Whittier, California, and Scott, a science teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, as they share how they are incorporating assessment into their teaching. Emphasis will be placed on the colleague support structure — teachers sharing ideas with and getting help from other teachers. C
Conversations With Student Writers
The program demonstrates how teachers incorporate conferences with students into their writing instruction. Viewers will see how teachers structure conferences, choose a teaching focus for the conference, and keep records of their interactions. The emphasis is on practical strategies and on the fundamental benefit of responding personally to student writing.
Journey to the Earth's Interior
How do we know what the interior of the Earth is like if we’ve never been there? In this session, participants examine the internal structure of the Earth and learn how it is possible for entire continents to move across its surface.
Earth's Solid Membrane: Soil
How does soil appear on a newly born, barren volcanic island? In this session, participants explore how soil is formed, its role in certain Earth processes, its composition and structure, and its place in the structure of the Earth.
Against All Odds - 7. Models for Growth
'Topics of this program include linear growth, least squares, exponential growth, and straightening an exponential growth curve by logic. A study of growth problems in children serves to illustrate the use of the logarithm function to transform an exponential pattern into a line. The program also discusses growth in world oil production over time.'
Organization and Evaluation of Brain Function
This module introduces the general external topography of the brain. To illustrate the relationship between specific behaviors and brain function, the module begins by showing a racecar driver exercising his skill, and then presents graphic illustrations of the internal activity of his brain. The module reviews several methods of studying brain activity including the CAT
REM Sleep and Dreaming
This module probes deeper issues relating to sleep and dreaming. The uniquely individual experience of dreaming requires researchers to look beyond conventional methods of study. Dream specialist Dr. J. Allan Hobson discusses the function of dreams, explaining his theory of the biological mechanism behind the phenomenon and reflecting on the contribution of dreaming to h
Many of the world’s most beautiful landscapes were made by glaciers. This program shows how, explaining glacial formation, structure, movement, and methods of gouging and accumulating earth. The program provides images of glaciers and glacial landforms such as moraines, and discusses how study of glaciers may help us understand ice ages and the greenhouse effect.
Teaching Students How to Identify Main Characters using Story Details
Teaching students how to use story details to identify main
characters in a narrative text passage. Students create lists of
important story details to demonstrate comprehension, then the teacher leads them in a discussion of the text passage and common story structure elements. The program being taught is SRA Read to Achieve - an explicit direct instruction adolescent reading intervention program.
Re-Wiring the Brain
Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich lectures on the secrets of the brain's ability to actively re-wire itself. He discusses his research into ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function. The ability of the brain to grow and change as we develop is a complex process that progresses in a predictable way.