Tools and Equipment, Part I
Through a series of activities, students discover that the concept of mechanical advantage describes reality fairly well. They act as engineers creating a design for a ramp at a construction site by measuring four different inclined planes and calculating the ideal mechanical advantage versus the actual mechanical advantage of each. Then, they use their analysis to make recommendations for the construction site.
Buck-Toothed Demon Lizard | How To Confuse A Mosquito
Dr. Hans Sues from the National Museum of Natural History discusses the new T. rex relation he recently identified. Also, learn how we might avoid mosquitoes by confusing their ability to hone in on us.
Optimal Organism Design and Costs for Not Being Perfect
Optimal means the best, but organisms often solve multiple problems so any one problem is not solved best. An optimal function is produced for sugar ingestion rates versus sucrose concentration through butterfly proboscides and pipets by humans. A choice experiment is performed using probing by a butterfly proboscis toward one of two concentrations of sucrose. A non-optimal system is then studied: cylindrical container designs by businesses where surface area (cost) is least when height equals d
Westy Bowen -- "A Journey of Continuous Improvement"
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Pathways in Computer Science (captioned)
This video clip illustrates the diverse pathways that students pursue after receiving Bachelors degrees in computer science or computer engineering. (10:28)
Billy Bob Buzzard Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is Billy Bob Buzzard written by Terry Barnett Williams and illustrated by My Way in Education. In this story Billy Bob Buzzard likes to swing and sing. Everyone learns to be ok with being different. There is a pause, next, back button on each page. Each word is highlighted as it is read by narrator. This is a good resource to help build a literacy rich environment in the elementary classroom. It would work well in a listening
02.06.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel hat sich angesichts der Euro-Schuldenkrise demonstrativ zur europäischen Währung bekannt. Bei einem Vortrag am renommierten "Institute of Southeast Asian Studies" in Singapur betonte Merkel, die EU und der Euro seien für Deutschland eine "Herzensangelegenheit". Die Bundesregierung
Ping 103: DJ'ing with Windows 7, Hacker hired, Xbox usage, Panoramic street views Paul and Laura are back in action and here to bring you the hot stories that 'Softies are pinging each other about. Stories like these:
Paul and Laura are back in action and here to bring you the hot stories that 'Softies are pinging each other about. Stories like these:
Birds in the Band Read-Aloud Online Storybook (Musical Instruments)
This read-aloud is Birds in the Band written by Thesaurus Rhymewrite and illustrated by Joshua Murphy. This read-aloud is a cute song about different birds playing musical instruments. There is a next, back, and pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as it is read by the narrator. This would be a good resource to help introduce musical instruments in an elementary classroom. It would be beneficial for a listening center activity.
This 15 minute video is about theHardy-weinburg principle. The Hardy-Weinburg principle is the principle thats states that both allele and genotype frequencies stay the same, however there are arguments that randomly breeding may make the Hardy-Weinburg principle not apply. This video uses a graphic cartoon image and lecturer.
TRMM Daily Rainmap Wrapped to a Sphere
TRMM daily rain maps showing the daily rainfall around the world from January 8, 1998 through October 21, 2000. Red indicates areas of high rainfall.
Inner Rocky Planets - Part 1
This video focuses on the little jagged worlds (or Inner Rocky Planets) from their birth to this day, and their compositions, structures, and their differences. (08:29)
A Conversation with Sherry Turkle
Please don’t confuse Sherry Turkle with a latter-day Luddite; she knows from email and Twitter, and appreciates the benefits of digital technology. What she worries about are people who are inseparable from their devices, who can’t enjoy, as she does, “a solitary walk across the dunes.”
In conversation with David Thor
And the Caboose Said Read-Aloud Online Storybook-(Transportation)
This read-aloud is And the Caboose Said written by Simone Cooper and illustrated by Keith Favazza. In this read-aloud children learn the different sounds the train makes as well as the tunnel, bridge, and the farmer. There is a stop, next, back button on each page and each word is highlighted as it is read by narrator. This is a good resource to help build a literacy rich environment in the elementary classroom. It would work well as a l