Entitled opinions (about life and literature)
The Entitled Opinions (About Life and Literature) website offers a series of podcasts based on a weekly talk show hosted by Professor Robert Harrison of Stanford University. The discussions cover a wide range of topics in literature (especially, though not limited to, the works of English and Italian authors), philosophy, and contemporary music, with occasional forays into other disciplines. The show generally takes the form of an hour-long one-to-one conversation between Harrison and a guest wi
Cómo mantener el equilibrio al lanzar la bola - en español
Una de las cosas más difícles de ser un pitcher es ser capaz de mantener el equilibrio cuando se lanza la bola. Aquí te enseñan un ejercicio con el que conseguirás una mayor estabilidad cuando la lances. (1:55)
Part of kinetics is understanding reaction mechanisms. The teacher in this video introduces mechanims first by discussing the important terms: complex reaction, intermediate, catalyst, and the rate determining step (06:06).
Energy diagrams are an important concept to master when learning about kinetics. They will show up on tests like the AP exam for sure. The teacher in this video draws some energy diagrams and talks about the changes a catalyst can cause (03:49).
My Angle on Cooling
In this activity, learners discover that one way to cool an object in the presence of a heat source is to increase the distance from it or change the angle at which it is faced. Learners perform an experiment that measures how the heat experienced by a test subject changes as the distance or the viewing angle changes. Learners distinguish which effect is more important for determining the seasons on Earth. Learners examine how NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury takes advantage of these passive
In this activity, learners make flipbooks of drawings showing the progression of a Total Solar Eclipse. Learners can use images of an eclipse or have lenticulars available so they can observe the real thing. Learners can also hypothesize about the appearance of the corona.
Exploring Magnetic Field Lines
In this activity, learners explore the magnetic field of a bar magnet as an introduction to understanding Earth's magnetic field. First, learners explore and play with magnets and compasses. Then, learners trace the field lines of the magnet using the compass on a large piece of paper. This activity will also demonstrate why prominences are always "loops."
Experiencing Parallax With Your Thumb
In this activity, learners investigate parallax, a method used to measure distances to stars and planets in the solar system. Learners can see the parallax effect in action by holding their thumb out at arm's length and following simple instructions. This activity will help learners understand how the brain uses information to detect distances. This resource also describes three other basic methods for determining distances in space: radar, standard candles, and the Hubble Law.
Global Environment Speaker Series: Climate and the Fate of Ancient Maya Kingdoms
"Synoptic View of Past Climates in the Yucatan Peninsula: Climate and the Fate of Ancient Maya Kingdoms" Presented by Dr. Martin Medina Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan, UCIA, Mexico
New Faculty Orientation
Lauren Elliott walks you through the basic steps for getting started after you're hired at GRCC.
Upper Intermediate S5 #5 - You Might be Transferred to China Even If You Speak Only Japanese
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! When you explain to your friend in Japanese that you feel too tired to go to a party tonight, she begins whining. She tells you that since you already told the host you were both coming, it’s important that you follow through or you won’t be invited again. You suggest telling [...]
Maersk Drilling CEO sees energy quest moving to deeper seas
Maersk Drilling CEO Claus Hemmingsen explains why the deep-sea drilling business is likely to hold up even in uncertain economic times--so well, in fact, that it may struggle to find skilled workers.
Climate Change - An Overview
Climate change is defined as the long term change in weather patterns over time. The greenhouse effect is the trapping of heat in the Earth by gasses like carbon dioxide and some scientists argue that increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases will trap more heat. When more heat is trapped, there is more energy to drive weather patterns. This increased heat can also have unpredictable effects such as the melting of ice caps, shifting rainfall patterns and more powerful storms. (03:12)
One Minute Romanian - flyer
From the makers of the award-winning online language course Coffee Break Spanish comes a new range of titles aimed at busy people who want to acquire the absolute basics of a language. One Minute Languages from the Radio Lingua Network will introduce learners to a new language from scratch. The course is made up of ten lessons and covers topics including basic greetings, introducing yourself, and dealing with language problems. You’ll also learn numbers and other useful words and phrases whi
'Ga'Hoole, la leyeda de los guardianes - clip
'Ga'Hoole: La leyenda de los guardianes' es una aventura familiar de fantasía animada, dirigida por Zack Snyder. Se puede enseñar este clip corto en una clase de español para hacer preguntas de comprensión. (2:17)
Megamind - clip corto en español
Aquí tienen un clip corto de una película americana llamada "Megamind." Se puede mostrar este clip a una clase de español para hacer preguntas de comprensión. (2:09)
Upper Beginner #22 - You Don’t Want to End up in the Wrong Japanese Bullet Train Car
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You sit down on for your first ride on a train in Japan, and you open your newspaper, just like you would back home. But little do you know about the velocity this Japanese speeding bullet is about to reach. As the train moves forward, you look out the window but [...]
Trading at Noon: Netflix on defense; Stifel bids on KBW
Nov 5 - Netflix adopts a poison pill defense against takeovers, Stifel Financial is set to buy KBW, and pharma stocks are on the radar.
The Snake and the Bird Cartesian Capers & Pascal's Pressure Principle
The Snake and the Bird
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!
Cartesian Capers & Pascal's Pressure Principle