Sea star using tube feet to open a mussel at the California rocky intertidal zone
The concept that a sea star is a predator is hard to grasp because it moves slowly. It preys on other slow-moving animals by using its tube feet (like suction cups) to grasp the animals shell and open it.
Side-blotched lizard perched on a rock in the desert
Lizards have a tough outer skin that protects the animal from water loss. Lizards remain still, camouflage, or hide under rocks to avoid predation. Their internal temperature changes with the environment, which saves energy for the organism.
Nutritional Health,Food Production,and the Environment
This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food production system, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and
San Francisco SeaWiFS False Color Stills
SeaWiFS false color (chlorophyll-phytoplankton levels) ocean and true color land of San Francisco for 20 dates from September 9, 1997 to August 8, 1998
Medical Careers : How to Become a Pediatrician
This two minute video explains what is needed to become a pediatrician. Information includes obtaining a science-related bachelor's degree followed by four years of medical school and three to four years of a pediatrics residency. A good video to motivate students to do well and as part of a career day.
22.05.2011 - Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Sonntag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Der Vorstandschef des Versicherungskonzerns Allianz, Michael Diekmann, fordert für das hochverschuldete Griechenland einen umfassenden Aufbauplan nach dem Vorbild der US-Hilfen für Westeuropa nach dem 2. Weltkrieg. Eine Umschuldung werde nicht genügen, mit Geld allein sei das Problem nicht zu lösen, sagte Diekman
23. Once Upon A Time (Listen Up & Learn)
Learn Italian with www.LearnItalianPod.com - Episode #23 of the fun-to-practice and extra-useful "Listen Up & Learn" lesson series is entitled "Once Upon A Time" - The expression "Once Upon A Time" (in Italian, "C'era Una Volta") is the classic opening line of a tale or a fable. This time, get ready to listen to [...]
Good Night, Poppy and Max Read-Aloud Online Storybook (Counting 1-10)
This read-aloud is Good Night, Poppy and Max by Lindsey Gardiner. This cute story is based on a little girl named Poppy and her dog Max. They are getting for bed and count various objects as they prepare for bed. They count from 1-10. There is a play button to begin the story and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as the story is read. This is a wonderful resource to help build a literacy rich environment in the early childhood classroom. This read-aloud would be a fun way to
How Different Forces Affect Aircraft
NASA Connect segment explaining how different forces affect aircraft. The video also explores team work and engineering for conducting research. (04:32)
" Fern Goes to India"- An Animated Storybook
This computer-animated storybook tells the adventures of Fern the Fox as she travels to India and experiences elements of the culture. The words of the story appear on each page and are highlighted as they are read. ( 2:14)
Felix Salmon: Hedge fund wisdom, or sales job?
Felix Salmon tells us what he really thinks about the Ira Sohn Conference.
Periodic Table - by StudyJams
The periodic table is a chart that scientists use to organize the elements. The chart shows each element's name and symbol, the number of protons in its nucleus, and its characteristics and room temperature. The elements are listed in order by their atomic number. Learn more about the periodic table with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Expedition 27 Undocks from the Station
After spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station, Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA Flight Engineer Cady Coleman and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli undocked from the station's Rassvet module at 5:35 p.m. EDT May 23, 2011, to begin their voyage home.
Tornado Alley IMAX Trailer
Traversing the "severe weather capital of the world," Tornado Alley documents two unprecedented missions to encounter one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events: the birth of a tornado. This science adventure reveals the beauty and the power of some of our planet's most extreme—and least understood—weather phenomena. Opens July 4, 2011 at American Museum of Natural History.
Solids, Liquids, Gases - by StudyJams
All matter can exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas. Matter can change states through heating or cooling, and it is sure to change states when it reaches a boiling point or freezing point. Learn more about the three states of matter with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz and song are included with this link.
Newton's First Law: Intertia - by StudyJams
Inertia means that an object in motion will stay in motion in the same direction, or will stay at rest, unless another force acts upon it. For an object to change direction or stop moving, something has to overcome inertia. Learn more about inertia with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Newton's Third Law: Action and Reaction - by StudyJams
Energy does not change, and that means that it is constant. When one object applies force to another, the energy becomes and equal and opposite reaction. Learn more about Newton's third law of motion with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Cinco De Mayo Traditions
This 1:36 long video shows the traditions of Cinco de Mayo and some of its history as well. It stresses that the holdiay is in fact not as widely celebrated in Mexico than the United States, in states such as Texas and Southern California. Mainly a celebration of pride and unity.
Acids and Bases - by StudyJams
An object's pH level can be tested using indicators. Objects with low pH are acids, and those with high pH are bases. Acids and bases react to form water and salt. Learn more about acids and bases with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.