Great Zoom into New York, NY: Battery Park
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
Hercules and the 12 Labors (3:55)
The tale of the mighty Hercules, son of Zeus, atoning for the murder of his family by undertaking 12 impossible tasks. These labors of Hercules should hold the attention of students. However, there is a great deal of death involved in the challenges. Many lessons are possible with this video from the importance of not giving up to the world's first super hero.
Pesticides and fertilizers can run off of cropland and into bodies of water. The water sources can become contaminated in this way and harm organisms that live in the water, as well as any organisms that use it as a water source.
Sea stars live in low tide areas and eat both plants and animals. On the underside of sea stars' arms are tube feet which use water and muscular forces to suction to rocks, move, and capture prey.
The Remarkable Cocklebur: Worldwide Hitchhiker and Nature's Velcro
This essay from Wayne's Word explores the hitchhiking method of seed dispersal, and how a closer look at one of these bur plants gave rise to an invention.
How Many Drops?
In this lesson and its associated activity, students conduct a simple test to determine how many drops of each of three liquids can be placed on a penny before spilling over. The three liquids are water, rubbing alcohol, and vegetable oil; because of their different surface tensions, more water can be piled on top of a penny than either of the other two liquids. However, this is not the main point of the activity. Instead, students are asked to come up with an explanation for their observations
Making Decisions: Packaging and the Environment
This activity has students redesign and justify the packaging currently used in some consumer products. Design criteria include reducing the amount of packaging material by 25%.
Floaters and Sinkers: Curricular Unit
This curricular unit introduces students to the important concept of density. The focus is on the more easily understood densities of solids, but students can also explore the densities of liquids and gases. Students devise methods to determine the densities of solid objects, including the method of water displacement to determine volumes of irregularly-shaped objects. By comparing densities of various solids to the density of water, and by considering the behavior of different solids when place
To learn how friction affects motion, students explore how different textures provide varying amounts of friction to objects moving across them. They build a tool to measure the amount of friction between a note card and various surfaces by measuring the distance that a rubber band stretches. They experiment with a range of materials to determine which provides the least/most friction.
Les Couleurs - Quiz
How well do you know your colors in French?
Cape Hatteras Flyby 2
A flyby from Albemarle Sound to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina, using Landsat data
San Francisco Onion Layers (432) and zoom to San Jose
An animation of Landsat spectral bands, followed by a zoom to San Jose, California.
Newsmaker: Mark Carney
June 23, 2010 -- Chrystia Freeland interviews governor of the Bank of Canada, Mark Carney.
This lesson will teach you how to make, read and use topographic maps.
Rose Center for Earth and Space
This Web site, created to complement the museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space, offers a virtual visit to the museum, complete with text, photos, and video.
Wheat is a plant that produces a type of grain. This grain can be used to grow more wheat plants. The grain can be ground up into flour and is used in many food items.
Nutritional Health,Food Production,and the Environment
This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food production system, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and
This three minute video is a step-by-step guide to making homemade pizza. It is simple enough for students to make this in class where the necessary equipment and ingredients are available. A fun activity and students can even decorate them to reflect what they are studying.
Civil Rights in Atlanta
A slow loading seven minute video that reviews the treatment of Blacks in Atlanta, Georgia and the continuing of Jim Crow laws. The impact of the play, The Klansman, that glorified the KKK. The start of the riot in Atlanta is explained. A good video to show students the impact of hatred and propaganda.
Japancast HD Video Ep. 45
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