Following Two Scientists Through 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. Instead of referring to a delineated set of steps, the term "scientific process" encompasses the true nature of scientifi
Welcome to the Universe - I: Introduction
Part I: Introduction This episode introduces a new, free series detailing our most modern scientific understanding of the Universe and the journey taken to reach it. Run time 07:00.
How Bacteria "Talk"
Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry -- and our understanding of ourselves. Bonnie Bassler studies how bacteria can communicate with one another, through chemical signals, to act as a unit. Her work could pave the way for new, more potent medicine. Run time 18:11.
Teaching The Silent E Rule Word Work
In Responsive Reading Instruction, a reading intervention
published by Sopris West, teachers use a variety of strategies to
develop students' understanding and skills in phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, letter-sound correspondence, sight word
recognition, decoding, and spelling. Watch this clip for a sample of
"Teaching The Silent E Rule", one of the activities in Responsive
Reading Instruction. For more information on Responsive Reading
Scientology Video: The Components of Understanding
This video describes the Scientology principle of the A-R-C Triangle (Affinity, Reality and Communication), delineating the interrelationship of the components of understanding. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Scientology: A New Slant on Life. A full description of the religion, its many Churches and related social betterment programs can be
The One True Faith : Are Catholics Really Christians?
An oft-asked question which causes puzzlement among Catholics is "Are you Christian?" Far from understanding the simple truth that Catholics are not only Christian, but are in fact the first Christians and the only ones who keep to the pure faith as Jesus taught it, many Protestants are confused by authentic Christianity. Join host Michael Voris as he shows that Catholics are not only Christian, but that the claims of other groups to authentic Christianity might not be as secure as they think.
All About Astrology : Understanding Astrology Charts
Understanding astrology charts is crucial to understanding the way astrology works as a whole, get expert tips and advice on love astrological compatibility in this video.
Wonders of the Natural World - Great Barrier Reef
This video discusses the Great Barrier Reef. Video discusses where the reef is located, shows the reefs from outer space, what species live in the reefs, and how the reefs formed, how much the reefs are growing, and the effects of global warming and other threats. Video is of good quality, it is a short video and narrator talks fast. Video would be appropriate for children of all grade levels.
Pre-Calculus: Graphs of Rational Functions
This is an excellent video detailing how to make graphs of the sine and cosine functions. The tutorial details how to use the coordinate plane to make graphs of the function that are easy to read and understand. This is particularly useful for understanding how to use the sine and cosine function. This is an exerpt. (3:40)
Dinosaur Extinction Asteroid
At the end of the Cretaceous, 65 million years ago, not only did the dinosaurs disappear completely, but so did flying reptiles (pterosaurs), and marine reptiles (ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs). In fact, between 60 and 80% of all animal species, including many marine forms, disappeared. Most turtles, crocodiles and primitive birds also disappeared but some survived to give rise to modern forms.
There have been numerous theories to account for the extinction of dinosaurs. But during t
A Mixture-Type Word Problem (Coins)
Instructor believes that one of the easiest of all algebra word problems to understand is the coin problem since you, as a student, have some understanding of coins. Suitable for high school students. Instructor uses white paper and marker in front of camera.
Analogies and Idioms Analogies; compare two things to show how they relate. Video gives examples of some analogy, for example, scissors are to paper as saw is to wood. There is also an analogy given as a quiz. This would be helpful for parents to interact with kids or have kids do on their own to see if they understand the concept. Idioms are taught next. An idiom is an expression that says one thing that actually means another. Examples are giv
Analogies; compare two things to show how they relate. Video gives examples of some analogy, for example, scissors are to paper as saw is to wood. There is also an analogy given as a quiz. This would be helpful for parents to interact with kids or have kids do on their own to see if they understand the concept. Idioms are taught next. An idiom is an expression that says one thing that actually means another. Examples are giv
Idioms in English - 'Blue'
Feeling blue about not understanding idioms? Expand your informal
English knowledge with this lesson. These are all common expressions
and phrases that use the color blue.
The Bible: A Brief History
A brief history of the bible. This video contains scriptural references and how the bible came to be in existence and how it's history is important to clearly understanding it.
Understanding Food - Part 1 - Nutrition by Natalie
Nutrition by Natalie-Understanding What You Eat. In this video Natalie explains what vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates do for your body. It also discusses the importance of water. This video is in a lecture format.
Using Cloud-Seeding (Geo-Engineering) to Solve Global Warming
This clip from the "Five Ways to Save the World" details a cheap, simple, and low-risk way to compensate for global warming.
If the reflectivity of clouds could be increased slightly, sufficient sunlight would be reflected to compensate for any future release of CO2 into the atmosphere. (09:37)
Forests in Flux
Science examines the future of the world's forests against a backdrop of climate change and intensifying human activity. This video presentation discusses some of the challenges of global forest governance. (08:54)
Understanding the Roman Catholic Church
The purpose of this video is to help Protestant Christians and others develop a better understanding of the Roman Catholic Church, its history and basic beli...
Many times in mathematics and in geometry in particular,
visualization of the concepts that are being taught is difficult for
students. This problem can be avoided with the use of a tool such as
Geometers Sketchpad. One of the best attributes of this program is that it is not a drill and practice program, but instead it requires the
students further develop their understanding of mathematical concepts. This lesson was designed to help make the concepts of translations, ro
Investigating Wisconsin History | The First Peoples of Wisconsin
The First Peoples of Wisconsin - Angie, the series host, investigates the mystery of who made the rock art at Roche-A-Cri State Park. As she discovers clues to prehistoric people, Angie learns that both archaeology and oral tradition can contribute to our understanding of their lives. Angie also realizes that some mysteries may never be solved.