This lesson introduces students to the basics of wastewater treatment. Topics include the variety of materials that enter the wastewater system, septic tanks, and municipal treatment systems. Students can review online resources that describe the processes.
Newton's Second Law
This lesson introduces students to Sir Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion. Topics include the two ways to study the dynamics of a system in which there is motion and a brief description of Newton's work in studying and measuring the motion of objects.
Scaling Galileo's Solar System - Times
In this activity students calculate how long it takes for planets and moons to complete their orbits, and their velocity, in a scale model solar system. The orbit of Saturn is scaled so it takes one day to circle around campus. Students recreate spreadsheets, shown in a Powerpoint module, with formulas that answer various pieces of the overall question. This module is the third in a series of four on the Galilean Solar System, and was designed for an undergraduate class where students are asked
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
Motor System and reflexes - Video for Mobile Devices
Nursing training video for mobile devices: Motor System and reflexes
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Creating Rich Learning Environments
Arts teachers create a safe environment where students feel free to express their thoughts and feelings and take creative risks. In this session, participants meet an Acting I teacher who helps students let go of their inhibitions and an Acting II teacher who encourages students to take creative risks as they interpret monologues. In a dance class, a teacher asks students to work closely in pairs so they can study subtle aspects of movement technique. In a visual art department, the teachers wor
Did You Know 1.0
This inspirational power point, set to music, addresses the changing world we live in and encourages teachers to keep up with the technology and challenges of our students. Statistics and thoughts run across the screen while the music plays. One statisic states, "According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley, the top ten jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn't exist in 2004. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist... using technologies that haven't yet b
How to Teach Kindergarten Students to Write Simple Sentences
Teach kindergarten students to write simple sentences by explaining to them that they're telling a story using complete thoughts. Help a child learn the beginning stages of writing with tips from a credentialed teacher. (2:05)
Aeneid 14 (1, 92-101)
Here, as the storm hits, we are taken inside the inner thoughts of Aeneas.
Students learn that when a figure is flipped over a line to
create a mirror image, the transformation is called a reflection.
Students are then asked to identify the figure that represents a
reflection of a given figure in the x-axis, the y-axis, or a given line
on a coordinate system.
Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities
In this video, the instructor gives directions on how to find a solution for a system of linear inequalities. He provides an example, then goes through the steps to find the solution that satisfies both inequalities. There is a mistake at the beginning of the lesson which the instructor corrects with some text on the screen.
Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities
In this video, the instructor goes through the steps needed to graph a system of linear inequalities. He discusses slope, shows how to draw the line on the coordinate plane, and explains what section of the graph should be shaded. There is some shadow on the white board which makes it a little more difficult to see at times during the instruction.
Reasons for Writing
This program examines practices that motivate students to write:
choosing their own topics and making writing decisions, keeping a
writer’s notebook for recording their thoughts, focusing on authentic
audiences for their writing, and having opportunities to publish their
How The Body Works: The Regions Of The Brain
The brain has three major functional and anatomical parts--the forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain. The forebrain consists of the cerebral hemispheres, thalami, hypothalamus and limbic system. The top inch of the brain stem is the midbrain. The hindbrain includes the cerebellum, the pons and the medulla. Video uses animated diagrams. Grades 9-12. 1:16 min.
How Brains Learn to See
Pawan Sinha details his groundbreaking research into how the brain's visual system develops. Sinha and his team provide free vision-restoring treatment to children born blind, and then study how their brains learn to interpret visual data. The work offers insights into neuroscience, engineering and even autism.
How the Body Works : Center of Emotion and Memory
The limbic system, which is concerned with memory and learning, is also believed to be primarily involved in emotional responses. Emotions are the conscious result of the interaction between the activities of the cerebral cortex, the limbic system and the visceral organs of the body which produce specific physical changes. A number of theories have been postulated to explain this relationship between the body and mind. The emotional responses of any individual are, however, also a product of his
Basic overview of the nervous system and how it functions. Describes a single neuron and how each part functions to help the neuron. Color animation with narration. 1:34 min.
Human Anatomy - Working of Neurons
This is a short (3:16), computer-animated video on the central nervous system.
Matricism -part 1
The invention and use of a robotic system to create a painting in oils on canvas. Executed with small units or dabs of medium, the texture, pattern, and color geometries can play equal parts in expressing myriad levels of conciousness, abstraction, thought, motion, or being — beyond the obvious subject of the work.
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