Students determine their own eyesight and calculate what a good average eyesight value for the class would be. They learn about technologies to enhance eyesight and how engineers play an important role in the development of these technologies.
In this activity, students act as environmental engineers involved with the clean up of a toxic spill. Using bioremediation as the process, students select which bacteria they will use to eat up the pollutant spilled. Students learn how engineers use bioremediation to make organism degrade harmful chemicals. Engineers must make sure bacteria have everything they need to live and degrade contaminants for bioremediation to happen. Students learn about the needs of living things by setting up an ex
What Is Energy? Short Demos
Three short, hands-on, in-class demos expand students’ understand of energy. First, using peanuts and heat, students see how the human body burns food to make energy. Then, students create paper snake mobiles to explore how heat energy can cause motion. Finally, students determine the effect that heat energy from the sun (or a lamp) has on temperature by placing pans of water in different locations.
Global Climate Change : The Ross Ice Shelf
This video lecture explores the effects of climate change on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Slides depict how a large iceberg fell off the Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000. The lecturer describes his expedition to the ice shelf shortly after this event. He describes dives conducted to observe the underwater ecosystems containing krill and jellyfish, and the ocean currents around the icebergs. Facts about the icebergs in Antarctica are presented, and the sensitivity of polar regions to climate is
Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportions
The three activities in this investigation center on situations involving rational numbers and proportions that students encounter at a bakery. These activities involve several important concepts of rational numbers and proportions, including partitioning a unit into equal parts, the quotient interpretation of fractions, the area model of fractions, determining fractional parts of a unit not cut into equal-sized pieces, and equivalence.
Quick take on Pythagoras and his theorem
A topic once reserved for high school geometry, the Pythagorean theorem is now part and parcel of the middle school curriculum. These resources offer visual demonstrations that can make the abstract theorem more concrete for students and lead them in analyzing the mathematical relationships involved, as recommended by the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. The last resource offers background information on Pythagoras himself.
Look Alike Liquids
In this introductory activity, students will compare the way water and isopropyl alcohol appear on different surfaces. Through the activities in this investigation, students will see that liquids have characteristic properties that can be used to identify an unknown. There is a downloadable activity sheet that will be very helpful to educators, and will help students stay on track. An assessment sheet is also available on the activity page to keep track of students progress. There is also a step
In this activity, students use and create scatterplots based on information from a table, and compare and contrast annual rainfall in various places around the world.
Titan Beetle--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Titan Beetle. Probably the largest insect in the world, the adult titan beetle,Titanus giganteus, cuts an imposing figure. The adult beetle has a flattened body, long, soft wing cases covering a large abdomen, and long spiny legs. The mouthparts, or mandibles, are narrow, powerful, and distinctly longer than the head. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections
Library 2.0: A Journey of Metamorphosis
Libraries as we know them have changed over the years to become Learning Commons—less like rooms with books and more like learning spaces with a wide variety of resources.
Keeping History from Repeating Itself: Involving Parents About Retention Decisions to Support Studen
Collaborative ventures between families and schools can result in children being successful both academically and in life. The most successful predictor of student achievement is an encouraging home environment, high expectations from parents, and parental involvement.,Volume 27, Number 2
Nick Barker lecture, Part 6 of 6
Once your business is up and running how do you maintain success?
TED402 Session 2 Spring 2012
Educational Psychology with Jeff Miller 02/01/12
Learn About the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a famous historical landmark in the northern part of China. Learn more about the Great Wall of China, including when and why it was built.
Across Southwest Canada at Night
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 25, 2012 from 12:34:11 to 12:36:28 GMT, on a pass from near the border of British Columbia and Washington state, near Vancouver Island, to southern Alberta, near Calgary. The main focus of this video is the Aurora Borealis over Canada, which appears very near the space station during this short video.
A glimpse into the life, food, and Mardi Gras celebrations of black Creoles in French Louisiana, featuring the stories and music of "Bois Sec" Ardoin and Canray Fontenot. Dry Wood is one of a number of Les Blank's critically acclaimed films on Lousiana life and culture. Hot Pepper, a film on zydeco great Clifton Chenier, is a companion to Dry Wood.
Foodways, Music, African American Culture / South / 1973
Meet our Nurse Ambassadors: Kristina Ludwig, CRNA, MSN
Kristina Ludwig loves new experiences both in her personal and professional lives. She'll tell you one thing is true about recently moving to Baltimore and joining the ranks of our Nurse Anesthetists—it's hasn't been dull yet. View her video to learn more. You can also send your questions to Kristina on our Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing Related Links: UMMC Nursing http://www.umm.edu/nursing/index.htm Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page h
Electric Vehicles - the race is on
Experiential, hands-on learning is the goal of the WSU Electric Vehicle Team, one of 30 clubs in the College of Engineering and Architecture. Mentored by Kirk Reinkens, students design and build one-person vehicles powered by AC electrical systems. Their skills are tested in nationally recognized Electrathons, where drivers compete to see how fast and far their cars can go in an hour.