Food Safety - From Farm to Fork
Poor sound quality, but content is important.This unit provides fifth through seventh graders a better understanding of food safety through real-life examples and enjoyable activities. The teacher needs to order the free unit of study first.
A case study of "A Civil Action"
This is a short, culminating activity that can be used to assess your students' understanding of the steps needed to determine if a water source is contaminated and how it got that way, and to suggest possible methods of cleanup or remediation. Students review a portion of the film "A Civil Action" and identify the problem and the people involved. Students then take the role of environmental scientist and apply their knowledge of water and hazardous waste contamination to create a plan to help l
Unemployment Rate Primer
Understanding how the headline unemployment rate. This clip will show how to figure out how unemployment rate (U-3) is calculated. (This video shows a computer screen where the narrator explains what he is saying.)
This video (put out by a teacher or professor) uses slides and narration to explain how we have a global economy, beginning with the economic agreements right after WWII to the internet.
Grand Slam: Performance Poetry Engages Students
A professionally produced report on the work of Global Writes and the way in which it engages students in writing through the teaching of slam poetry. The video features scenes from classroom sessions, and interviews with students, teachers, and school administrators.
Understanding weather advisories is crucial to predicting the weather. Learn how to predict these meteorological advisories in this video. Meteorologist Melissa Schenk briefly explains air quality, smog advisories, and the UV index. Part of the series: How To Predict The Weather. Run time 01:04.
Atoms and Heat II
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Play any Major Scale - Free Piano Lessons
Just like with building triads, building a major scale is about understanding the intervals between each note of the scale. If you understand this, you can build any major scale.
All major scales follow this pattern:
(W = Whole Step, H = Half Step)
W - W - H - W - W - W - H
So let's look at the notes of a C major scale. They are shown below with the interval between each note in parenthesis:
C (W) D (W) E (H) F (W) G (W) A (W) B (H
How to avert a financial crisis: why anticipation and management go a long way
Companies are overreacting to the economic downturn but, had they been better prepared in the first place, they wouldn’t find themselves in such a fix. This is according to Ludo Van der Heyden, INSEAD Professor of Technology and Operations Management.
Capitalism thrives in virtual world: Second Life gives commerce a second chance
In the beginning, the online virtual world was a place for action video games such as Grand Theft Auto, or hanging out and chatting. Today, it’s a very different place. Commerce and capitalism have entered the picture.
Understanding Logical Statements, Part 2 of 5
Sal Khan continues his discussion using the same statement as the last video in this series, but adds a different logic problem to solve: "Identify the hypothesis and conclusion of the following statement, and determine whether the statement is always, sometimes, or never true." In this video, Sal offers an introduction to understanding mathematical logic statements. Sal uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. (06:43)
SAT Math Functions
This video offers a brief glimpse of understanding function questions on the SAT Math exam. (01:26)
A simulation game designed to create better understanding of the problems facing refugees. Participants go through a number of steps which attempt to simulate the refugee experience, from flight to arrival in the refugee camp as well as the difficulties of integration and repatriation of refugees.
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer probes for ideas about how mountains wear down. He asks the student to draw a picture of how the mountain formed. The pictures show the student has the idea of the mountain wearing down and leveling over long periods of time but believes that it was due primarily to biological agents like lichens and mosses.
Chemicals, the Environment, and You
provides lessons for learning about the relationship between chemicals in the environment and human health. Topics include the science of toxicology, dose-response relationships, individual susceptibility, risk assessment, and environmental hazards. Students are introduced to the ever-changing nature of our understanding of how chemicals influence the health of living organisms.
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 2. Classifying Living Things
How can we make sense of the living world? During this session, a systematic approach to biological classification is introduced as a starting point for understanding the nature of the remarkable diversity of life on Earth.,Conversations from 7 year olds take place about how to characterize an animal.
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Understanding Societies" in the Department of Sociology. Sociology is the science – and the art – of understanding social relationships, human behavior, and the society that we live in. As a comprehensive introduction to the discipline, the goals of Understanding Societies are to stimulate your fascination with sociology and to encourage you to recognize sociology’s practical value, as well as its unique pers
Statistics - an intuitive introduction: summation sign
Understanding the summation sign: what does it do … why does it exist?
Engineering Nanomedical Systems
This course will cover the basic concepts of design of integrated nanomedical systems for diagnostics and therapeutics. Topics to be covered include: why nanomedical approaches are needed, cell targeting strategies, choice of core nanomaterials, technologies for testing composition and structure of multilayered nanomedical systems, optimizing zeta potentials, design and testing of cell and intracellular targeting systems, in-vivo issues, drug delivery and proper dosing, assessing efficacy of dru
Based on UNICEF's annual flagship publication, The State of the World's Children report (SOWC), the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has developed and released these free resources for educators to use with students in grades 3-12. The lesson plans and resources in these units are designed to be used sequentially or separately. Topics include addressing global affairs issues such as the Millennium Development Goals, real life stories from youth, the causes of childhood exclusion, and water and sanitation.