You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: Determining the Heat of Reactions in Aqueous Solution, Coffee, Coolant, Camping, ATP Reaction (Thermochemistry
Pulaski, Wisconsin - Polka Town USA
The town of Pulaski, Wisconsin claims to have more musicians per capita than anywhere in the U.S. Learn about Pulaski, a town that thrives on polka music in this video segment from EGG: the arts show.
In this video from ThinkTV Dayton, a biomechanical engineer describes the way she uses engineering to help top-performing athletes.
Visualizing inequality, envisioning a future
This activity uses mapmaking and geography to plot the presence of the MDGs in communities, as well as visually represent development inequalities. The maps made in this lesson may be created using chart paper and markers, or using the Class Maps feature in TIGed Virtual Classrooms.
Who's Using Who?
This activity is part of TeenNet's Virtual Classroom on Tobacco Control.
The Ocean That Surrounds Us
This site contains links to course information, outlines, summaries and computer-based drills and exercises, called Virtual Voyages, for an Introductory Oceanography class at San Francisco State University. Virtual Voyages engage students outside of the classroom and cover such topics as the seafloor, ...
Virtual Dating: Isochron Diagrams
Virtual Dating teaching package contain exercises, questions and interactive diagrams describing absolute dating techniques used in geology. The Isochron exercise contains interactive (Flash) online exercises that help students to understand radioactive decay in rocks and minerals. Users will also find ...
Water Safari, A Journey of Life
invites students on a virtual safari through African countries using the Water in Africa Web site. They can then create a water journal that demonstrates how water affects the cultural and physical features of each location.
From Page to Stage
Musical theater book writers, lyricists, and composers have long looked to literature for their inspiration and subject material. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast literary works and the musicals they inspired. Utilizing video clips and Web sites, students will compare specific passages from original texts to moments in Broadway musicals on which they were based, and analyze similarities and differences between the two. As a culminating activity, students will try their hand at
Jazz, A Film by Ken Burns
This is the companion website to the Ken Burns PBS series that aired in January 2001. Explore cities and clubs where jazz developed; listen to excerpts of bebop, cool jazz and other styles; discover what makes jazz jazz and the theory behind the art form often called the purest expression of American democracy. The site provides biographies of nearly 100 musicians, transcripts of interviews that went into the making of the show, a virtual piano, a study guide and more than a dozen lessons.
Reporting America at War
These learning materials are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that stimulate them, and, most importantly, encourage critical thinking in the classroom. These educational activities in this section will provide high school social studies, media education and language arts teachers, as well as college journalism and communication educators with extensive lesson plans, resource materials, and discussion questions to introduce students to the world of war correspondence. Reporting
American Masters: Alfred Stieglitz
This site presents an essay, timeline, video clips, and interviews examining this photographer, artist, and art impresario. Stieglitz was a powerful force in the arts of the early 20th century and an important interpreter of emerging modern culture. This web site is a companion to first full-length film biography of the photographer, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye.
The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS "Napoleon" video series and companion Web site in secondary social studies, civics, religion, and language arts classes. The lesson plans may also be adapted for use as stand-alone resources.
Introductory MIT Courses, Media, Music and The Arts
MIT offers a selection of courses to explore Media, Music and the Arts at MIT.
Students will become familiar with the works of Aesop by reading fables and performing a reader’s theater.
Virtual State Tour
Students will create a virtual tour of the state including geography, history, famous people, and points of interest using Sketchy.
The Art Element of Color
This is a lesson in the basic elements of art. Tour artists and museums and experience design in the arts!
Virtual Fieldtrips in the Elementary School Classroom
This module focuses on the use of virtual fieldtrips in the elementary school classroom. Classroom based examples are listed, advantages and disadvantages of using this technology are described, and tips for effective implementation are reviewed for exploring virtual fieldtrips in the classroom.
This module explains the use of Smartboards in classrooms and demonstrates multiple applications that can be used for social studies, science, language arts, and math integration.
Connecting With the Arts: What's the Big Idea?
This program is about planning and teaching toward big ideas — important understandings that have lasting value. Participants will see how arts-integrated instruction enables students to make deeply personal connections to what they are learning.