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.
Basic Human Pathology: Parts I and II
This course, Basic Human Pathology, includes the teaching of both general and systemic (organs) pathology. It provides a basis for other Tufts Dental School courses such as Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Diagnosis, Medicine II/III, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and other clinical science courses. It is a transition course between the other basic science courses and the clinical sciences of dentistry. Not only does it serve as a foundation course, its knowledge base will also aid in the
Data Analysis and Probability
Students must learn to collect and draw conclusions from data. They must gain a basic understanding of probability.
Lesson 7 - Working Within Your Language Skills
Knowing a few key phrases can help increase your understanding of others and vice versa.
Fastcar: The Physics of Racing Part 2
This is a video to assist 5-7 graders in understanding the concepts of physics. It uses auto racing to illustrate the ideas. The video hits many different points and might be a good review for older students. Run time 07:49.
Why Learn a Foreign Language?
Professors from a university's foreign language and literature department explain the benefits of knowing more than one language, including understanding your own language better, being better off in the job market, and just having fun.
Place Values of Decimal Numbers
A tutorial on understanding the concept of place value in decimal numbers for elementary and middle school students.
The Great Brain Race: Rise of the Global Education Marketplace
In a worldwide educational marketplace, international competition to build the best universities and attract the brightest minds is more intense than ever. In his lecture based around his book, The Great Brain Race, Ben Wildavsky argues that the globalisation of higher education should be welcomed, not feared. Ben Wildavsky is a senior fellow in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (Princeton University
Application of the Scientific Process
This interactive activity adapted from NOVA provides students a way to gain a more accurate understanding of how science is done. Two videos, which feature the work of renowned scientists Percy Julian and Judah Folkman, demonstrate that while scientists may use an orderly approach to learn new information and solve problems, they proceed along different paths in their quests. The link includes two videos. The first video is about Julian Percy. In the 1930s, chemist Julian Percy joined the r
The Golden X
Let's learn to find X in different equations and in some examples. Video is good for students are having a hard time understanding solving for an unknown.
LL Teach's Discovery Templates and Communicator Clearboard activity for building better understanding of quadrilaterals.
US Mexican Border - Migration History
History of global migrations and specifically, Mexican migration to the US. To understand the past will help to understand today. (Amateur-ish video of an interview that was done for radio with slides.)