Land! Water! Sky! Oh My!
This lesson focuses on the importance of airplanes in today's society. Airplanes of all shapes and sizes are used for hundreds of different reasons, including recreation, commercial business, public transportation, and delivery of goods, among many others. From transporting people to crop-dusting, our society and our economy have come to depend on airplanes. Students will discuss their own experiences with airplanes and learn more about the role of airplanes in our world.
Students explore the impact of changing river volumes and different floodplain terrain in experimental trials with table top-sized riverbed models. The models are made using modeling clay in an aluminum baking pans placed on a slight incline. Water added "upstream" at different flow rates and to different riverbed configurations simulates different potential flood conditions. Students study flood dynamics as they modify the riverbed with blockages or levees to simulate real-world scenarios.
The Big Mo
Momentum is not only a physical principle; it is a psychological phenomenon. Students learn how the "Big Mo" of the bandwagon effect contributes to the development of fads and manias, and how modern technology and mass media accelerate and intensify the effect. Students develop media literacy and critical thinking skills to analyze trends and determine the extent to which their decisions may be influenced by those who manipulate a few opinion leaders. Note: The literacy activities for the Mechan
Build an Anemometer
Students create their own anemometers instruments for measuring wind speed. They see how an anemometer measures wind speed by taking measurements at various school locations. They also learn about different types of anemometers, real-world applications, and how wind speed information helps engineers decide where to place wind turbines.
A Closer Look at Oil and Energy Consumption
Students analyze international oil consumption and production data. They make several graphs to organize the data and draw conclusions about the overall use of oil in the world.
26. The Red from Maranello (Culture Shot)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod! In this episode, Jane and Massimo would like to pay tribute to one of the major symbols of Italian creativity in the world, a true Italian cultural icon that has represented for decades the image of the perfect fusion of technology and beauty. Also known by enthusiasts all over the world [...]
How to Identify Birds of Prey by Sight
How to identify birds of prey such as eagles and hawks in this three minute video. The narrator explains what these birds look and act like, but does not show any of them. Teachers should have images of the birds to share with the students so they can better understand the explanations. This is a series.
"Don't Be That Way" - Concordia Jazz Ensembles (Goodman, Sampson, Parish)
Filmed Live at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall for the Concordia University End-of-Year Concert Series, December 5th 2013. Student ensembles directed by Charles Ellison. -Performers: Monica McKernan (voice), Willis Pride (piano), Charles Fillion (trombone), Jeffrey Mosley (guitar), Samuel Rémillard (double bass), Christian Brun Del Re (drums). -Video Production Manager/Director: Kris McDougall, NetPlay Studios - www.netplay.ca -Camera Operators: Kris McDougall, Scott Cortenbach -Sound Record
Under the Microscope #4
Dr Tim Wilkinson is combining liquid crystals with nanotechnology to try and create 3D displays which would look like real life. Under the Microscope is a collection of videos that show glimpses of the natural and man-made world in stunning close-up. They will be released every Monday and Thursday for the next couple of months and you can see them here: http://bit.ly/A6bwCE Dr Wilkinson: "Liquid crystal displays are now a commonplace technology from mobile phone displays to wide screen televis
A follis (copper coin) minted prior to 539 used between the reigns of Anastasius I and Justinian I.
Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public, and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA's major ocean exploration initiatives with the people around the world. The Bioluminescence 2009: Living Light on the Deep Sea Floor Expedition offers a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as we continue our journeys to parts of our ocean planet that few have seen - th
The Civil Rights Movement
In 1948, President Harry Truman took an early step towards civil rights reform by issuing Executive Order 9981, which eliminated racial segregation in the military. After World War II, African Americans ? then often called Negroes or "coloreds," began to mobilize against discrimination. They demanded an end to segregation and fought for equality in education, housing, and employment opportunities. The images in this topic show that by the 1960s, their struggle ? which began in the segregated Sou
Preservation of the West
During the late 1800s, American industry's demand for more and more natural resources pushed Congress to recognize the need to explore and chart the geological characteristics and mineral wealth of the country. In 1864, William Brewer (seen third from the left in "Field Party of 1864"), chief botanist of the California Geological Survey, led the first state-sponsored expedition to survey, map, chart, document, and photograph vast, previously unexplored areas of California. The government sponsor
Growing Ethnic Diversity
People from around the world continued to come to California in the early 1900s, many in search of work and a better life. These images reflect some of the diverse ethnic groups that came to the West Coast from locations around the globe. They also illustrate some of the challenges they faced in assimilating into California society.
Shock & Friend: -mb-
Feel the beat with Shock and his friend as they beatbox letters and sounds. The goal for this segment is consonant digraph -mb-. (0:30)
Back to the Forest In this video Laura Meredith, a graduate student in MIT's Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, shares her thesis work which has involved building and deploying an instrument to the Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research site in central Massachusetts. The instrument measures hydrogen gradients that can, along with a suite of other measurements, be used to calculate hydrogen fluxes. These will be used to determine the strength and seasonality of the soil sink at Harvard Forest. Lau
In this video Laura Meredith, a graduate student in MIT's Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, shares her thesis work which has involved building and deploying an instrument to the Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research site in central Massachusetts. The instrument measures hydrogen gradients that can, along with a suite of other measurements, be used to calculate hydrogen fluxes. These will be used to determine the strength and seasonality of the soil sink at Harvard Forest. Lau
helps students learn about water pollution, water-related illnesses, and sanitation procedures. They then draft a simulated plan to submit to the World Health Organization to deal with water-related problems in African communities.
Celebrating Our Connections Through Water
This site explains to students how they can collect data about the role of water in celebrations around the world, organize it in a retrieval chart, and use the information to create learning stations for a Water Day Celebration.
Building for the Big One
Using this activity, students will learn about the effects of earthquakes and how various soil types react during an earthquake. This lesson gives students first-hand experience in making design decisions similar to those made in the real world.
Digital Storytelling in the Classroom and Beyond
This workshop explores how contemporary technology tools empower students and teachers to engage in highly creative and reflective tasks to organize and present information, and express emotions, ideas and knowledge through multimedia creations known as digital stories. Digital storytelling is increasingly becoming popular in schools all over the world as an engaging technology-based learning strategy. In this workshop, the participants will be exposed to powerful user-friendly and cost-free tec