Water: A Key to Understanding India
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Students define monsoons and their significance for South Asia. They analyze the impact of the monsoon on many aspects of life in India. They realize that understanding monsoons is a key to understanding India.
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Use of Dichotomous Keys to Identify Stream Organisms
What kind of organisms are living in the stream? After an explanation on how to use a dichotomous key, groups of three to four use the keys to identify macroinvertebrates from a local freshwater stream. Using the the concept of Stream...
8th - 12th Science
What's So Special about Bottled Drinking Water?
Is artesian water designed to be better, or is it just from wells similar to those in the city of Artesium? This experiment looks at many different types of bottled waters, including artesian. Using a soap mixture, scholars test to see...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Water Cycle: Steaming the Air
How does water vapor move from point A to point B? The second installment in a series of four on the water cycle allows scholars to analyze satellite images to answer this question. The satellite animations show how evaporation and wind...
1 min 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able...
17 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Polarity Makes Water Behave Strangely
Water is common? Not really! Learn how the polarity of the water molecule gives it tremendous properties that make is quite unique in the universe. Learners will understand surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion, as well as why these...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Key to the Media's Hidden Codes
You are being manipulated! Arm yourself with awareness! Learn how to identify the various technical codes (images, sounds, colors), and how media makers use these codes to subconsciously influence your emotions and impulses. Just do it....
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How to Understand Power
Where does power come from, and why does it matter? This video will spark engaged thought and conversation amongst your class as it discusses the origins of power, how it's exercised, and what young learners can do to become powerful in...
7 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 2: Confronting Climate Change: Understanding
In the second of three lessons about climate change, young climatologists examine the local impacts of severe storms and drought on roads, rivers, buildings, and more. Through a series of investigations, learners begin to understand the...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
ESS2C - The Role of Water in Earth's Surface Processes
Water is something most of us take for granted. Explore the important aspects of water with a short video lesson. The instructor addresses the key instructional points of the NGSS standard ESS2C. He explains the complexity of the water...
5 mins 2nd - 12th Science