Animated Lesson to learn all about Water Cycle
This is an interactive lesson to teach kids all about the Water Cycle. This includes good information about the water cycle, but the audio it completely automated making it sound a little funny and robotic. It can be easily paused for discussion and the words appear at the bottom of the screen. (00:53)
2D and 3D Presents at Pedro's Party (Interactive)
Students will learn that a certain group of objects can be organized in 2-D or 3-D groupings. Then the correct terminology of the properties of those objects will be introduced. Students have to label objects, group objects and organize a group of objects according to property categories.
Plant and Animal Habitats: ( An Interactive Game)
In this interactive game, students use facts on " plant and animal aliens" to place them into their correct habitats. ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
Addends with Spiffy (Interactive)
The variable is the concept that enables arithmetic to be generalized. Algebra is a set of rules for manipulating symbols, and a way of thinking. Algebra concepts have been brought to primary classrooms since the new national standards have called for algebraic experiences to start early. This interactive involves addends.
This is an excellent lecture and slide presentation that explains this religion, its history and impact. Well worth watching. (17)
The Needs of a Plant: ( An Interactive Game)
In this interactive game, the main character, Sarah Jane, has been kidnapped and is challenged to grow the Rakweed plant to win her freedom. Students help Sarah Jane find sources of light and water in an attic in order to grow the plant. ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
Alexa, Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) -- 60 Second Impressions
The '60 Second Impressions' are a series of one-minute films featuring current Cambridge undergraduate students. These students talk about what it's really like to study at Cambridge, live in a College, and take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Alexa is from the USA, and is studying HSPS. In her 60 Second Impression, she talks about the diverse range of people at Cambridge and activities available, as well as her own career aspirations. To find out more about HSPS at Camb
Anita Zucker - A Legacy of Education
http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/4317/zucker-family-to-help-build-clemson-landmark-education-in-lowcountry/ The Zucker Family Graduate Education Center, financed in part by a $5 million gift from Anita Zucker and her family, will foster collaboration and innovation in a place where students, university faculty and staff, and private industry will interact on a daily basis. With a shared vision, Clemson University will build a state-of-the-art education center at the Clemson University R
The PCR Song
"Scientists for Better PCR" produced this Bio-Rad Music video that is filmed in the style of a celebrity benefit. The music video is a commercial for a BioRad thermocycler, which is essentially a DNA copying machine. During the song, there are jokes about the particulars of reproducing the genetic material as well as terms students may need to become familiar. The value of the video is that the terms used provide insights into the uses of DNA and can provide students with an idea of how th
Learn all about Food Chain
This computer animation teaches younger children about food chains. Some vocabulary words in this video include: plant, animal, producer, sunlight, water, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore. (03:02)
Great Scientists Aristotle
Dr Allan Chapman. Oxford University Professor and historian of science, presents engaging and accessible introductions to the complex theories and ideas of Aristotle. The video provides an excellent background to the scientist's life. A must watch for students who are learning about Aristotle or how being curious is an asset. Lots of good information. (20:29)
Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville
This video drama is based on the classic story by Doyle. There are some advertisements that pop up without warning and implied violence. It may be too intense for younger students. Well acted and asking the students to keep track of Homes reasoning would be of value in teaching them the value of inductive reasoning. This is a modern version and the audio is extremely dramatic. Preview highly recommended. (1hour :23)
Science Bulletins: The Moon's Fragile Oasis
A NASA lunar probe reveals that the Moon stores more ice at its poles than previously thought.
Science Bulletins: Super- Star of the Universe
A local star is the most massive ever detected.
Science Bulletins: In Hot Pursuit of Asteroids
Asteroids, the rocky remnants left over from the formation of planets in the Solar System, offer scientists a window into the dynamics of this early period. Scientists from around the world are currently exploring asteroids with a small fleet of unmanned spacecraft designed to collect images, samples, and other data.
Science Bulletins: Graphite Found in Moon Rocks
Scientists have discovered the first evidence of the mineral graphite on the Moon, detected in a rock collected in 1972 by astronauts on Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon.
Science Bulletins: Cosmic Collisions Fuel Black Holes
Swift is a NASA satellite designed to spot gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful explosions in the Universe. They are named for the extremely energetic gamma rays they emit. Swift can also detect high-energy, or "hard" X-rays, which have nearly the energy of gamma rays. Swift's ongoing survey of hard X-rays in space is revealing details about what kinds of dynamic cosmic activity can release such high-energy wavelengths of light.
Science Bulletins: Star Bolts from Crowded Nebula
No star-forming region in our local Universe is as vigorous as 30 Doradus, also called the Tarantula Nebula. Now astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's 2.2-meter telescope at La Silla, Chile, to spot an outlier-a star destined to exit the nebula because of gravitational interactions among its throng of massive stars. This is the first direct observation of a stellar runaway in a dense, massive cluster.
Science Bulletins: New Evidence of Water on Asteroids
For the first time, researchers have detected water on an asteroid. Two research teams independently determined that the 24 Themis asteroid, which orbits between Mars and Jupiter, is completely covered in a thin layer of frost. The discovery indicates that comets and asteroids may be more similar than previously thought. Comets are traditionally defined as small lumps of rock and ice that form vapor tails when they venture close to the Sun. Asteroids are usually characterized as large dry rocks.
Science Bulletins: New Solar Satellite Delivers First Images
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has been hailed as the "Hubble Space Telescope for heliophysics"—a state-of-the-art spacecraft that will observe our nearest star with unprecedented detail. Its first images reveal two solar events that burst into view just after SDO's telescope array, called the Atmospheric Image Assembly (AIA), readied for operations on March 30, 2010. In this Science Bulletins snapshot, watch a prominence and a solar flare like you've never seen them before, and learn ho