Atoms and Molecules
This program deals with teaching the very first steps of chemistry. It introduces the basic building blocks — the atoms — which, through their properties, periodicity and binding, form molecules. The program offers different ways to represent these basic concepts by creating useful models in the minds of new chemistry students. It follows the development of these con
England’s Achievement in TIMSS 2007: National Report for England
News reports on December 9th pointed to the high standing of English pupils in recent international mathematics and science tests, with one headline announcing "English children 'best at maths in Europe'". Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) international tests were first carried out in 1995 with pupils of aged ten and fourteen tested in mathematics and science. Tests have been carried out at four year intervals since then, with the previous results stemming from those taken in 20
HIV and AIDS
Studying individuals with natural resistance to HIV has led to insights into the infection process and may produce new treatments or a vaccine. This session explores recent developments in the study of HIV and AIDS, the future global impact of the current infection levels, and the ethical issues surrounding current research and treatments.
TDA Standards case study: Thinking & Learning across the Curriculum: addressing new pedagogical appr
A case study charting the experiences of a trainee on a primary PGCE programme, including the ways in which in the provider tailored provision to focus trainees on thinking and learning across the curriculum.
Checkmate (silent film)
A silent film which shows the final moves in a chess game played by kids. This is a modern day silent film. (1:53)
TV story on silent film pianist Ben Model at MoMA on Vimeo
Ben Model, silent film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art in NY, is interviewed for a feature story in January 2000 on NY1 about playing music for silent movies.
A short fiction film I shot on super 8mm for a film class. The story is a tad brief in places, I had light meter problems at one point and some of the footage didn't turn out, so I had to rewrite some things. This is a modern day production in the slilent film genre.
Information on Abstract & Concrete Nouns, Common & Proper Nouns, Collective & Compound Nouns
The viewer is taken on a journey to outer space aboard the
"GRAMMARSHIP." Spike, the pilot, and Mission Specialist, Debbie
Speller, convey the information through creative examples of correct
grammar usage, based on the space program and basic astronomy. This interdisciplinary approach was thoughtfully designed for the young, modern student. a unique mixture of comedy, music and special effects help the the charismatic talent deliver an English lesson that is compelling to watc
Homeschooling Information : Earning a GED at Home
Earning a GED at home requires using computer programs and textbooks as study materials, and signing up to take the exam. Get a graduate equivalency diploma at home with advice from a homeschool specialist. Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas County.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Trigonometry - Pythagorean Theorem
Remember the Pythagorean Theorem you learned in Geometry? It's a vital tool in Trigonometry as well, as we study relationships between the angles and sides of a triangle (01:21)
Medical Equipment in the Civil War
In the Civil War, medical equipment was very different from
modern times, as whiskey was used to clean wounds, lancets were used to remove bullets and saws were used for amputation. Find out why infection was so common in the Civil War in this clip narrated by an American history teacher.
Ben Franklin The Inventor
You may know him as man of great wit and wisdom, who reminded us that a penny saved is a penny earned. But on Modern Marvels: Ben Franklin Tech, you will get to know Dr. Franklin as the late 18th Century's foremost scientist and inventor.
Plant Life Cycles
Which life forms reproduce at a distance, give rise to offspring miles away and even after death, trick other living things into helping them reproduce, and encourage predators to eat their young as part of their life cycle? Plants! During Session 4, we’ll continue our study of life cycles by focusing on the Plant kingdom, using flowering plants as our examples. During this
Religion in the 1920s
While some Americans were concerned with the increasing immigration into the United States; others feared modernism and new ideas might usurp the authority of the church. For many of the millions of people who lived in rural areas, towns, and small cities around the country, it was not the great urban migration that was a problem, it was that urban culture itself seemed to be wicked, materialistic, and detrimental to moral character.
As Americans abandoned the country in droves and moved t
The Progressive Era
This Progressive Era was a period from 1890-1920. The progressive movement tried to fix the problems of industrialization. Video is a series of pictures that show people working, the living conditions, presidents, amendments, different acts that were passed, and government reforms. (Amateur video that uses modern music as a background sound.)
A lesson for kids to learn beginning English body parts words with this fun and entertaining animated video clip. In the lesson children can study, practice, and review body part words.
Charles Babbage and his Difference Engine
This video provides a demonstration of the first automatic computing engine invented by Charles Babbage - the Difference Engine. See the first machine that appeared to think... The Analytical Engine is also shown in this brief video. A modern working version is shown in this video. (5:47)
Learn English Through Song-15 US Holidays
Learn the U.S. holidays from the lyrics of the song Calendar Girl by Neil Sedaka. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. More songs at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com
Anglo-Saxons and the Beowulf Epic
This video (audio is a bit unclear in some parts) is about the connection between the Old English heroic epic poem Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons who settled in England. The story of Beowulf, the warrior who slew the monster, Grendel, is about Danes and Swedes. How did it become Britain’s national epic?
In this story behind the movie, Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons, step back in time to the Dark Ages. Take a virtual trip to the story’s setting, in Scandinavia, to s
Enlightenment Political Philosophies
This video is accompanied by text. "The Enlightenment, or The Age of Reason, from approximately 1650 to 1800 was an important period in the development of democracy. Prior to the Enlightenment, it was commonly believed that the nature of the world could be best understood by the study of scripture, meditation, and reflection in one's own mind. The Enlightenment established the idea that the natural world is best understood through close observation and reason. Several political philosophers from