Chapter 22 - Candide by Voltaire
Chapter 22: What happened in France to Candide and Martin. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Ted Delorme.
Freshwater White-Clawed Crayfish Mating
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a pair of Freshwater White-Clawed Crayfish mating. The only freshwater crayfish native to the UK, this species is olive-green to brown in color and can reach up to 12 centimetres in length. The common name refers to the fact that the undersides of the claws are off-white to pinkish in color. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (0:55)
Young Shasta Crayfish
This short video gives excellent real life footage of young Shasta Crayfish. Students will enjoy the sights and sounds of these amazing invertebrates as it moves through its natural environment. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (0:58)
Introduction to Dictionary Skills
A charming introduction to first dictionary skills, to help every child understand how to use dictionaries to find the words they need, and enrich their language. The animated video shows sample dictionary pages, explains how to locate words in the dictionary, and thoroughly explains parts of definitions, including parts of speech and multiple dictionaries. ( 7:05)
Shasta Crayfish--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Shasta Crayfish. Students will enjoy the sights and sounds of this amazing crustacean as it moves through its natural environment. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (1:02)
This video shows participants from the Dictionary Project in Kansas City performing a rap song about the importance of dictionaries. Teachers could use this video to introduce a lesson on dictionaries. ( 2:00)
Shasta Crayfish with External Parasites on Carapace
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Shasta Crayfish with external parasites on its carapace. Students will enjoy the sights and sounds of this amazing crustacean as it moves through in its natural environment. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (0:45)
Cómo funciona el aparato circulatorio - en español
Un aparato que cumple funciones muy importantes, como transportar los nutrientes necesarios a las células. El aparato circulatorio también controla la temperatura del cuerpo y interviene en las defensas del organismo, entre otras funciones. (3:15)
Cómo funciona el aparato respiratorio - en español
La respiración es un proceso involuntario mediante el cual se proporciona al cuerpo el oxígeno necesario y se elimina el dióxido de carbono que producen las células al generar energía. Las vías respiratorias y los pulmones componen este aparato. Las vías respiratorias conducen el aire desde el exterior hasta los pulmones y de los pulmones al exterior. Un video corto que sería bueno para introducir el tema. (2:15)
Biography of Harry S. Truman
President Truman was involved with many important decisions during World War II. He helped come up with the peace treaty and made the decision to drop the two atomic bombs in Japan. Truman was involved with the beginning of the Cold War and came up with the Truman Doctrine. In this video clip, from WatchMojo, learn more about the life and accomplishments of the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. (5:52)
The Ottoman Empire
In this video clip, from WatchMojo.com, learn in this short video about the Ottoman Empire, the center of which was present day Turkey. The empire extended throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean. (1:22)
Prankster Cam: -ea- & -ee-
How does Annie hypnotize vowels? Why is Francine so mad at the letter -y-? Watch the pranksters take on decoding rules in these stand-up phonics routines. The goals for this segment are vowel combinations -ea- and -ee-. (1:14)
Timeline and Background of The Watergate Scandal
In this video clip, from WatchMojo, learn more about the Watergate Scandal, which was one of the biggest political scandals in American history, and led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. (5:52)
ISS Update - March 27, 2012
The International Space Station video update for March 27, 2012.
ISS Update: High Rate Communications System
ISS Update Commentator Pat Ryan interviews Diego Serna, Communications and Tracking Officer, about the High Rate Communications System which will add additional voice and video channels as well as a faster communication speeds to improve communications between the space station and the ground.. Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Johnson and include the hashtag #askStation. For the latest news about the space station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/station.
Sean Faircloth & Richard Dawkins address the American Atheists Convention
Sean Faircloth (Dir. of Strategy & Policy, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, US) discusses his new book Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It. http://richarddawkins.net/audio/645178-audiobook-of-attack-of-the-theocrats-with-richard-dawkins-reading-his-foreword-now-available. Richard Dawkins then delivers the keynote address at the American Atheists National Convention in Bethesda, Maryland, March 25, 2012.
Dr. R. Elisabeth Cornwell speaks on The OUT Campaign at the American Atheists Convention 3/25/12
Dr. R. Elisabeth Cornwell, Executive Director at RDFRS, talks about the history of The Out Campaign. For more information see the website, http://outcampaign.org/, which is also run by RDFRS
Richard Dawkins and Michael Aus discuss The Clergy Project
The Reverend Michael Aus came out as a non-believer on national television on March 25th 2012. Congratulations to Mike on his brave decision, and to the Clergy Project for giving him moral support. For more information about The Clergy Project see their website at http://www.clergyproject.org/
Breakingviews: Growth excitement in India and China dimming
Mar. 27 - With growth in China and India slowing perhaps investors should follow Chinese money and look to developed markets, like the U.S., where growth is going up say Reuters Breakingviews.
Reuters on the Road: After the Robin Hood tax
Mar. 27 - Reuters Breakingviews Editor Hugo Dixon has one loop of Canary Wharf in a taxi to argue his case for an alternative bank tax.