Thomas Edison, Inventor, Part V
This is an animated biography of Thomas Edison from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 04:44.
This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, illustrates some of the traditional activities that connect the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to their past. Activities include traditional dances, the use of traditional instruments such as the Choctaw drum and dance sticks, and participation in games like stickball. Closed captioning is included. (02:17)
Who Are the Plants?
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers a brief overview of the plant kingdom. Specifically, it covers: why plants have their own kingdom, Plantae; what separates the kingdom's two very basic categories; the plant kingdom's 10 divisions, including the number of species in each; and why some organisms that seem like plants belong instead to the kingdom Protista or the kingdom Fungi.
Daylight Saving Time
This video uses computer animation, simple narration, and humor to help explain why we have daylight saving time. It also addresses the history behind it all and how it relates to our days and seasons. Run time 02:55.
History of Special Education on Vimeo
This seven minute video is a slow loader and is an overview of major events in the history of Special Education within the United States. This is a lecture and reviews the major Supreme Court decisions impacting all education, including special education.
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
What is a Meteor? Video answers the question: What is a Meteor? A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earth's surface. While in space it is called a meteoroid. When it enters the atmosphere, impact pressure causes the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting star. Very bright meteorites are called fireballs. On very rare occasions meteorites hit t
Video answers the question: What is a Meteor? A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earth's surface. While in space it is called a meteoroid. When it enters the atmosphere, impact pressure causes the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting star. Very bright meteorites are called fireballs. On very rare occasions meteorites hit t
Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Sustainocene: Harvard Leads a New Epoch for Humankind | Harvard Thinks Green 2012
Artificial Leaf Inventor and Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy Daniel Nocera Daniel G. Nocera is the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University. He recently accomplished a solar fuels process that captures the basic elements of photosynthesis and he has translated this science to create the artificial leaf. This discovery sets the stage for a storage mechanism for the large scale, distributed, deployment of solar energy. Time Magazine named his artificial leaf as the Innov
This report outlines the process and findings from an innovative project for students. This work was part of the curriculum and involved students working with West Yorkshire Police as part of the safer Leeds project in designing and making a film for students n crime prevention and personal safety in Leeds
Workshop 7: Sun and Seasons
The tilt of the Earth's axis causes the cycle of the seasons. In this workshop, we'll discuss how different parts of the Earth receive different amounts of light energy that result in the Earth's seasons. In particular, we will look at the tilt of the Earth's axis and how the hours of daylight change throughout the year.