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A Rare, Spectacular Total Eclipse of the Sun

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
According to some ancient Mesopotamians, "The sun was put to shame" during a 14th century total solar eclipse. How can the moon, which is 400 times smaller than the sun, completely cover it? This video demonstrates the answer...
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Why Can't we See Evidence of Alien Life?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
With so indescribably many stars and planets in existence, certainly we aren't alone in the universe! Or are we? Strangely, we haven't discovered any hints of life beyond Earth. The contradiction, known as the Fermi paradox, is...
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How Curiosity Got Us to Mars

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Curiosity is the desire to learn or know, and it is also the name of the rover that landed on Mars in 2012. Mohawk-sporting Bobak Ferdowsi, a NASA engineer also discusses how and why we study Mars. He provides facts about the rover and...
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Actually, the World Isn't Flat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are we really as connected to the world community as we believe? Economist Pankaj Ghemawat conveys that peoples' perceptions of the degree of globalization that exists today is drastically inflated, which in turn may have negative...
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The Mathematics of History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a relationship between mathematics and history? In this video, Jean-Baptiste Michel explains how our technological advancements will afford many opportunities for mathematics to play an integral role in revealing key trends in...
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Who Are You Online?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Online, you can represent yourself in a completely different way than you do in real life, but there are benefits and risks to doing so. Expose your class to online personas by showing and discussing a slide show of online gamers and...
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Collective Intelligence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Often, class members don't want to work in groups; however, there are definite positives that come from working with others. Take a look at the pros and cons of putting minds together. Pupils discuss synergy, examine a website created...
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Building Community Online

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do people spend so much time on social networking websites? Class members can discover the answer to this question and learn about community through a series of activities. After exploring social media sites, pupils discuss how to...
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My Online Code

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Approach ethical online behavior with a series of activities geared toward teaching pupils about digital citizenship. After a brief discussion about ethics, small groups inspect a fictional social networking profile with ethics in mind....
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Evaluating Media Sources

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Just how much influence did television have on the results of the 1960 presidential election? Media critics contend that the results were all about how the two candidates appeared on the screen. Give your young historians a chance to...
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Words In The News

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to...
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Rhetorical Devices in a Primary Source

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous and powerful "I Have a Dream" speech as a primary source document. After reading up on rhetorical devices and working in small groups to define terms, class members identify and explain the use of...
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Search Warranted?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young readers work on evaluating claims in a piece of informational text with the article "In New York, It's Open Bag or Find Exits" from the New York Times. They analyze current search procedures implemented to fight terrorism and...
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Speech! Speech!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Critical thinkers consider how word choice in speeches impacts the meaning and effectiveness of the message being presented. They examine and respond to some of the speeches made at the 2004 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. 
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 6: Culture Clash

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To prepare for a Quickwrite on the question, "How do different points of view create cultural conflicts?" class groups draw examples of religious, cultural, and political conflicts from Things Fall Apart and The Poisonwood Bible to use...
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Self-Assembly: The Power of Organizing the Unorganized

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What if buildings could grow, adapt, and repair themselves like a living organism? Using the process of self-assembly, this crazy idea may one day become a reality. The video looks at how unordered parts interact with one another and...
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8 Traits of Successful People

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This is the introductory video to motivational speaker Richard St. John's 8 Traits of Successful People lecture series. The presenter offers basic background knowledge as to how he developed his list of traits, including interviewing a...
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The Surprising Science of Happiness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a close look at the ways humans work to achieve and increase happiness. Cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff offers a wide range of statistics and findings on the science behind happiness, including cultural dispositions, biological...
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The Lost Art of Democratic Debate

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Debates afford our learners the opportunity to become better researchers, critical thinkers, eloquent speakers, and informed participants in our society. If you are planning to host debates in your classroom, try beginning by exploring...
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Who Invented Writing?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Cuneiforms and characters, hieroglyphics and cartouches, Morse code and Pig Latin. Who invented writing? Why, the Sumerians and the Chinese, of course. Viewers watch as the video narrator details the development of writing from art,...
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Why Do We See Illusions?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are your eyes really playing tricks on you, or is it just your brain's natural evolution to handle natural stimuli occurring in real life?  Theoretical neurobiologist Mark Changizi explores the complexities of our eyes and our brain's...
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The Search for Other Earth-like Planets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Olivier Guyon, professor of optical science and astronomy, explains how scientists are searching for other planets that can support life. Viewers learn the odds of finding a habitable planet, how long it would take, and some techniques...
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A Light Switch for Neurons

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Biofuels and Bioprospecting for Beginners

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The use of fossil fuels is contributing to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. If we can produce fuels using cellulose-based ethanol, we may be able to remove carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Scientists are searching for a...