Real Access to ICTs
This unit will explain the basic concepts of the Real Access/Real Impact framework and demonstrate how it can be used to improve the way that ICTs are used for socio-economic development.
Home Energy Analysis
This is the second part of a two-part exercise in which students perform an audit and analysis of energy consumption in their homes. In this part, students will estimate the amount of energy they use in their homes and investigate how their lifestyle impact the environment.
Ecological Footprint Calculator
This lesson introduces students to the concept of ecological footprint, the overall impact of an individual on the environment. Topics include how ecological footprints are calculated, how individual footprints translate to entire nations or to the Earth.
The Rat Threat in Alaska
This PBS article provides a short summary of the impact a rat infestation could have on the wildlife of the Pribilof Islands.
Gender Inequality in the United States
This exercise will explore the impact of gender on the earnings of full-time workers in general and within a specific occupation.
Investigating Children in Poverty
Students will form hypotheses and analyze data to explore the how of age, race, and family size impact children in poverty in the United States.
Redesigning Urban Classrooms to Impact Student Achievement
Because of the No Child Left Behind school reform policies, public schools are gravely scrutinized. This analysis focuses on how to redesign the urban classroom in order to impact student achievement with the intent of being an impetus for better overall school performance ratings. All public school leaders are expected to adhere to the same procedures and guidelines regardless of the population served. The research exposes the fact that there is no comprehensive school reform that is a cure al
On the Road Again
The movement of people and goods is an important part of the New York State Global History and Geography Curriculum. It is listed as one of the themes that are emphasized in the core curriculum. Students are expected to understand why people migrate and what the impact of migrations has been on people, nations, and regions. Recently, the PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series created two programs that relate to the movement of people. 'Border Jumpers' (2005) documents migration between countries in A
Earth's Changing Climate
Tropical glaciers are the world's thermometers; their melting is a signal that human activities are warming the planet. A California project tries to predict whether natural ecosystems will be able to absorb enough additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the next 50 years to mitigate the full impact of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.
Waves, Beaches and Coasts
This program shows the dynamic interaction of two geologic agents: rocky landmasses and the energy of the ocean. Aspects of waves — their types, parts, movement, and impact on the shore — are illustrated. The program also covers shoreline characteristics, currents, sea barriers, tides, and how the greenhouse effect could impact sea level and coastal lands.
Lecture by Joan Blumenfeld
This lecture was recorded February 3, 2014, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts as part of the college's Interior Design Lecture Series. Learn more about CCA's Interior Design Program: cca.edu/interior-design Joan Blumenfeld, global design director for interiors for Perkins+Will (and director of the New York Perkins+Will office), combines her background as an architect with a design excellence approach to interiors. Her clients include corporat
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 1/5
Part 1 of 5 about the Berlin Wall and its impact and significance during the Cold War.
This video offers an exploration of planet Mars, from early time up to Vicking Landing. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish appearance, due to iron oxide prevalent on its surface. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ic
Rotation, Seasons, and the Surface of Planet Mars
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish appearance as seen from Earth.
A terrestrial planet, Mars has a thin atmosphere and surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth. It is the site of Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain in the solar system, and of Val
The Real Number Set - Part 2
In this Language of Mathematics video the instructor continues his demonstration of the real number system and how it is broken down. He starts off by speaking of the number zero and the impact of the breakthrough of the 'discovery' of this number.
Ready to Learn? The Experiment (Teachers TV)
Ready to Learn? The Experiment is a major piece of education research designed to investigate the impact of factors such as diet, sleep, and exercise on children's readiness to learn. More than 78,000 children at 682 schools took part in March 2008 in what was the largest ever experiment of its kind.
Multiplication with Negative Numbers
This video starts with a note that the student should watch the video on absolute numbers. The meaning of multiplication is reviewed, it is repeated addtion. Using a number line they explain how positive and negative numbers impact the equation. 3 x 1 = 1 + 1 + 1 = 3, -1 x 3 = -1 + -1 + -3. They show it this way to show that a positive times a positive is always a positive and a negative times a positive will always be negative. By the commutative property then a positive times a negative is neg
5.4 Retinoic acid
How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see which has the greatest impact.
Risk, Exposure and Health
We all require food, air, and water to survive — which are contaminated to some extent by man-made pollutants. Two studies, one in a rural western mining town and another in a dense urban population, reveal how these exposures impact health, and what can be done to reduce the risks.
Workshop 7: Design, Construction, and Technology
MIT Professor Mitchel Resnick guides this workshop exploring technology as an aid for learning. He discusses the impact of technology on learning when students design and construct tools to support their own inquiries. Teachers demonstrate technology in their classrooms and provide a sneak peek at Resnick’s newest learning tool — the cricket.