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The Day the Mesozoic Died
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T Asteroid.
34 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Should You Trust Your First Impression?
As humans, we perceive immoral behaviors as more revealing of a person's true character than good behaviors...but why? Peter Mende-Siedlecki conveys recent research in social psychology that suggests we are quick to form lasting impressions of others, but that we can also change our impressions in light of new information.
5 mins 9th - 12th Science 30 Views 25 Downloads
A Light Switch for Neurons
Hear Ed Boyden, an MIT neuroscientist, divulge how the brain processes light and how he has succeeded in curing blindness in mice. There is a brighter future for many humans suffering blindness as prosthetic eyes are developed! Inspire advanced anatomy or biology classes with this lecture.
18 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Diagnosing a Zombie: Brain and Body
Could zombies be driven by brain functions just like humans? This is a creative way to demonstrate to your class how we can use evidence and reasoning to diagnose particular situations, as well as to provide young learners with an overview of how behavioral abnormalities are rooted in the brain.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Percentage of Your Brain Do You Use?
Have you heard that humans only use about 10 percent of their brains? Well, don't believe it! After describing the tremendous amount of energy needed to power our 86 billion densely packed neurons, the narrator also explains how our proficiency goes down as we try to tackle more than one task at a time.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 10 Views 9 Downloads
Winogradsky Columns: Microbial Ecology in the Classroom
Winogradsky columns are ideal for observing the role of bacteria and other microorganisms in an ecosystem. This student activity guide is complete with data tables for observations and analysis questions for processing what was observed. There is an accompanying lecture series, Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future that can be used with high school or college biology classes.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Activities: Stem Cells and Diabetes
A multi-faceted lesson immerses AP biologists into the world of the stem cell. Using PowerPoint presentations, you introduce your class to diabetes and the possibility of finding cures through stem cell research. Online animations and hands-on simulation activity provide experience reading microarrays.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Making of the Fittest: Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies
How did the stickleback fish, which was once ocean bound, evolve to be able to persist in freshwater lakes? Hear from the scientists who identified the genes and related switches that allowed these survivors to adapt. In addition to the video, find a film guide, lab activities, and worksheets to make the genetics instructional activity practical.
15 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Are We Ready for Neo-Evolution
As technology and medicine continue to make huge leaps, the days of choosing our own genes or the genetic traits of our offspring are right around the corner. Harvey Fineberg takes a look at some of the potential pathways humans may take in regard to evolution, both in a natural state and as a deliberate choice.
10th - Higher Ed Science 10 Views 10 Downloads
A Lesson on the Nature of Science
If you are looking for a great way to present natural selection in humans, look no further. This handout is intended to accompany the 14-minute video The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans, which can be found on the publisher's website.
7th - 12th Science 40 Views 25 Downloads
Intro to Psychology
Here's an introduction to a 13-part course on psychology, which the narrator defines as, "the science of behavior and mental processes." In the overview to the course, the narrator traces the development of this integrated science from structuralism, functionalism, and psychoanalysis, to behaviorism, humanistic psychology, and cognative and neuroscience.
11 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Human Body
An incredible series of lessons on the human body is here for you! Young scientists explore various websites, construct a skeleton using macaroni, compare/contrast a frog skeleton to a human skeleton, label the main parts of the human body, and create a clay model heart.
1st - 3rd Science 100 Views 624 Downloads
A Life to Remember
Students test and discuss their ability to remember events in their recent and past history and reflect on cases of dissociative fugue and amnesia. They graph and analyze data to look for patterns in the ability to recall a list of words. Finally, they identify and record instances when they use their memory and write a response reflecting on how their dependence on a functioning memory.
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 27 Downloads
Autism And The Brain
Help your class understand Autism. They conduct research into how the brain is effected by the disorder of autism. Then they write a letter to the Center For Disease Control about their findings and forward some of the new research to them.
6th - 8th Science 15 Views 61 Downloads
Making the Invisible Visible
Students evaluate the various ways in which cyberspace is beginning to be mapped by geographers, cartographers, artists, and scientists and use their understanding of the information these new maps can convey to create their own maps of non-linear worlds.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Human Body
Elementary schoolers use the Internet in order to explore topics related to the human body and its systems. An impressive, 15-page lesson plan that should leave your charges with a much better understanding of the human body and how its systems interact with each other.
4th - 6th Language Arts 101 Views 229 Downloads