ASIMO avoids moving obstacles: A Robot Built by Honda
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have given Honda's humanoid robot, ASIMO, has the ability to walk towards a goal position while avoiding obstacles. The robot's work is well worth a student watching and ideal for technology course.
They Might Be Giants-"Put It to the Test" Song-Scientific Method
In this cute, animated video, students will learn about forming a hypothesis, creating a test and control assignments, testing the hypothesis, and forming the results. Content is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. (1:58)
Learning about Wheels and Axles with Curious George
The children explore different materials and figure out ways to make moving objects that have wheels. One pair of students use styrofoam, straws, pipecleaners, and empty spools of thread to create their rolling vehicle.
Reading Fair Examples
The DeSoto County Schools Reading Fair was held Monday Jan. 25 at the school's main office. This amateur video includes interviews with the children about their book. It also includes interviews from judges and teachers describing what they are looking for in a high quality, winning project. Students might use this video to give them examples of ways to present a book report. Run time 05:00.
Description not set
Johnny Appleseed Visits Mrs. Hughes Class
Mrs. Hughes class has been reading about Johnny Appleseed. Today the class received a visit from Johnny Appleseed! He talked to them about his travels and about the importance of learning to read.
An Aztec Sacrife
When an Aztec priest removed a person's heart during humar sacrifice, would it still be beating? Medical Investigator Shiya Ribowsky has the answer. Video is somewhat graphic and not meant for younger children. Run time 02:59.
Animals and Camouflage
Watch animals of all sorts display their abilities to camouflage themselves. It is the ultimate tool in protection from predators, and most scientists believe that it has developed over time. This video addresses MANY different animals of camouflage, is well narrated, and has some great videography. There is a Biblical scripture quote at the end of the video. Run time 05:31.
Geometry - Similar Triangles
In this lesson, students review the idea that the ratios of the lengths
of corresponding sides of similar figures are equal. Students then use
this idea to find missing segment lengths in similar figures.
Drowsy Maggie (reel)
Emily Brandenburg is the violinist playing this Irish folk tune (a reel) on stage in this brief (1:03) clip. She plays it once through and then the first part again. She is not playing in a traditional style, by the way, but you can get an idea of what the tune sounds like . (1:03)
ACS Talk on Cheminformatics in Open Notebook Science
I present at the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans on April 6, 2008. The use cheminformatics tools such as SMILES, InChI, InChIKeys and JCAMP-DX to store and retrieve experimental information on a public laboratory notebook is detailed.
Morality and Modernity
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Morality and Modernity" in the Department of Philosophy. This course explores the nature of modern morality through an examination of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor. We will also read works by Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Nietzsche, two thinkers whose ideas have powerfully shaped the moral culture of the modern world.
How to Build a Milk Jug Igloo - Midland Christian School
This milk jug igloo was part of a unit on snow. It took 3 weeks to
collect the 428 milk jugs used to make the igloo. It is a built on a
cardboard base and the jugs are connected with high temperature hot
glue. The finished igloo is about 5' tall and easily fits eight to 10
children, who like to spend their reading time in the igloo. Total
investment: $12 for the glue sticks.
There are additional tips and suggestions available on "How to Build a Mi
How to build an Igloo in one minute
600 gallon jugs + 20 people + four hours = An Indoor Igloo!
North Korea's Crystal Meth Export 3
Pulitzer Center's grantee Isaac Stone Fish discusses the difficulties of finding accurate estimates on drug addiction in North Korea. Which, he later learned, that the number of crystal meth addicts could be as high as 20% of the population. Learn more about Isaac Stone Fish and his reports at Pulitzer Center's Meet the Journalists http://bit.ly/qDwIyT Read the full stories on North Korea's most addicting export and view photographs taken by Sean Gallagher at http://bit.ly/n6WcOa
The EU summit in Brussels
EU leaders are staying quiet on the subject of Greece as they await the results of a critical vote in the debt-ridden country
Carlos Ghosn says no double-dip likely
June 22 - Nissan's CEO tells a Thomson Reuters event in Tokyo that he doesn't see the global economy entering another recession.
Brian Roberts' Baseball Bash
On August 28, 2011 Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is hosting his sixth Brian's Baseball Bash, which benefits the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. The Bash, to be held at Dave & Buster's in the Arundel Mills Mall, allows fans to mingle with Brian, other Oriole players and local sports stars while enjoying a night of games, great food, a silent auction and more. In this video, Brian talks about why he started the Bash, his desire to make it kid and family-friendly, hi
Class Recording Intro to Economic Development - 7 Jun 2011 - Pt 1
Description not set
Side-blotched lizard perched on a rock in the desert
Lizards have a tough outer skin that protects the animal from water loss. Lizards remain still, camouflage, or hide under rocks to avoid predation. Their internal temperature changes with the environment, which saves energy for the organism.