Nancy wants her eighth-grade students to develop more autonomy and critical thinking skills.

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Volcanism
Volcanoes provide clues about what is going on inside Earth. Animations illustrate volcanic processes and how plate boundaries are related to volcanism. The program also surveys the various types of eruptions, craters, cones and vents, lava domes, magma, and volcanic rock. The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens serves as one example.
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Rock and Roll - A Brief History
This is an historical snapshot of rock and roll music a new style of music that became popular in 1951.  The video explains how money influenced music and tells of its cross-racial appeal.  Explores briefly the career of Elvis Presley. Video uses still images. (2:39)
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How To Teach Number Comparisons - Math Game
Learn how to play and teach this number comparison game for practicing comparing numbers with expert, Courtney Hester, teaching tips in this math games video clip.

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Energy Flow in Communities
In Session 1, we saw that one characteristic of life was the need for a constant supply of matter and energy. Why is this? What’s the difference between the two? The next two sessions explore these questions. Session 7 focuses on energy and life, while Session 8 focuses on matter and life
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Solving Proportions Using Cross Multiplication
The best way to multiply proportions is through cross
multiplication. In this video a math teacher explains how to reduce a proportion before cross multiplying with examples on a white board.  Text of narrators speech is shown on bottom of screen.

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Comparing Fractions
Lesson on fractions.  In this clip Larry shows examples of comparing fractions.  More lessons at:  http://www.MathWithLarry.com
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Plants and Seasons
Join several Journey North classrooms as they become engaged in the study of tulip bulbs, and track their growth from fall to spring. In this large experiment students across the Northern Hemisphere track the growth of the same plant
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Advanced Bank Math Game in Montessori
This is a clip on how to learning to play a bank game composition of numbers geared for preschoolers.  The game activity is presented.

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Microbes and Human Diseases
How microbes come into contact with humans, and the many factors leading to disease outbreaks around the globe, are examined here. Students learn about current efforts to track infectious diseases and the considerations necessary to control disease worldwide.
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Workshop 1: Behind the Design
With Philip Sadler, Ed.D. Young children are natural designers and builders, but if their interest is not fostered, it may wane as they move through the grades. This workshop focuses on the use of simple design prototypes that children are asked to improve upon in order to meet a particular challenge. You will see these design challenges in action in middle sch
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Workshop 2: Mathematics: A Community Focus
With Dr. Marta Civil. As teachers, we often make assumptions about the knowledge children are exposed to at home. Sometimes it seems that we focus on only reading and writing; Dr. Civil contends that we need to look more carefully at the mathematical potential of the home and that it is essential that schools learn to be more flexible and knowledgeab
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Vector Fields and Hydrodynamics
At first glance, replacing the old idea of action at a distance by the new idea of the field of force seems to e an exercise in semantics. But it isn't, because fields have definite properties of their own suitable for scientific study. For example, electric fields are different in form from magnetic fields, and both kinds can better be understood by analogy to field of
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Cartesian Capers & Pascal's Pressure Principle
Life's a Lab Science Club: The Plunger, Egg Trick, Pascal's Principle, Cartesian Catsup, Hook & Squidy Divers, Honey I Shrunk (& Blew Up) the Marshmallows, Shrink-Wrapped Kids!

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ng -- Phase 3 Digraphs
Introducing the ng digraph. A portmanteau of n and g making an ng sound. Believe it or not, ng is 1 sound and 1 grapheme, but made of 2 letters.  Words are shown with ng digraph along with pictures to go with the words on each slide.

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Workshop 8: Bend and Stretch
We all expect a spring to stretch or compress when a force is applied, but forces can even deform solid objects like the floor or the top of a table. In this workshop, students in a high school classroom explore ideas about tension and normal force. By applying a force to a spring and measuring the distance the spring is stretched, the students calculate the force consta
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How To Play Squash
Morning news show video that shows the basics of playing squash. Gives overview of rules and equipment. Also has a brief history of squash and demonstration of basic swings.  10 min.
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