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The ABC's of Gas: Avogadro, Boyle, Charles
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This brief video describes the laws that govern gas properties (Boyle's Law, Charles' Law, and Avogadro's Law). Assessments for the student to complete after viewing the video and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Subject:
Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Presentation
Provider:
TED
Author:
Brian Bennett
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Activation Energy: Kickstarting Chemical Reactions
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This brief video lesson discusses chemical reactions in the body and how enzymes assist in the process. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
06/06/2018
The Amazing Ways Plants Defend Themselves
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This brief video lesson discusses internal and external plant defenses. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
06/07/2018
The Art of the Metaphor
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How do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? Explore these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg who have mastered the art of bringing a scene or emotion to life in this 5 minute lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Jane Hirshfield
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Battle of the Greek Tragedies
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The world of modern theater owes its roots to the tragedians of Ancient Greece. As far back as the 5th Century BCE, actors and playwrights were entertaining the masses with intriguing stories. This five-minute video unveils the ancient theatrical innovations that made the way for Broadway.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Melanie Sirof
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Become a Slam Poet in Five Steps
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With enough passion and practice, becoming a slam poet is within your reach. Explore a distant memory on paper, then read it out loud. Edit. Try reading it out loud again, and add your finishing touches. This three-minute video offers five steps to being a slam poet -- while being downright poetic in the process.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Gayle Danley
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Beware of Nominalizations (AKA zombie nouns)
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Few mistakes sour good writing like nominalizations, or, as Helen Sword likes to call them, zombie nouns. Zombie nouns transform simple and straightforward prose into verbose and often confusing writing. Keep your nouns away from elongating nominalizations!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Helen Sword
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Biofuels and Bioprospecting for Beginners
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This short video lesson demonstrates how cellulose, the naturally abundant tough walls of plant cells, might be the solution to scientists' search for a plentiful source of environmentally friendly fuels. Assessment and discussion questions, as well as links to additional resources, are included.

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Health Science Education
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TED
Author:
Craig A. Kohn, Hache Rodriguez, Ivan Espinell
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Brilliance of Bioluminescence
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This brief video lesson discusses bioluminescence as an adaptation for survival, hunting, and mating. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
06/06/2018
Can Plants Talk to Each Other?
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This brief video lesson discusses how plants communicate through air-borne chemical cues. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Can Wildlife Adapt to Climate Change?
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This brief video lesson discusses how animals are adapting to climate change through evolutionary selection. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
06/07/2018
The Case Against Good and Bad
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A 4 minute video on removing vague, ambigous words like 'good' and 'bad' from student writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Brian Young and Marlee Neel
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cell vs. Virus: A Battle for Health
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This short video lesson examines the parts of a cell and how they work together to defend against invaders such as the cold virus. Assessment and discussion questions, as well as links to additional resources, are included.

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Health Science Education
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Shannon Stiles, Stephanie Warren, Igor Coric
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish
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This brief video lesson discusses the surprising “back from the dead” discovery of the coelacanth and explains how this fish’s fins shed light on the evolutionary movement of vertebrates from water to land. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Comma Story
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This TED Ed video gives explanation and rationale for the use of commas. Specifically, the video goes into ways commas are used with conjunctions and subordinate clauses. There are a few questions attached to the lesson/video for discussion with students about the use of punctuation in communication.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Terisa Folaron
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Could We Actually Live on Mars?
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This video details the features on Mars that are similar to Earth and those that can only be found on the red planet.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Mari Foroutan
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Could a Blind Eye Regenerate?
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This short video lesson examines the zebrafish's amazing regenerative retinas and explores the question of whether blind eyes could possibly regenerate. Assessment and discussion questions, as well as links to additional resources, are included.

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Health Science Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
David Davila, Eli Enigenburg, Emma Bryce
Date Added:
02/26/2019
DNA: The Book of You
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This short video lesson describes the human genome by comparing DNA to a detailed manual for building a person out of cells -- with 46 chapters (chromosomes) and hundreds of thousands of pages covering every part of you. Assessment questions and links to additional resources are included.

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Health Science Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TED
Author:
Joe Hanson and Nipun Sharma
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?
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Duke Professor and behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions.

Subject:
Civics and Economics
Psychology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Dan Ariely
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonders
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David Gallo take us on a voyage into the ocean, specifically how and why we explore deep ocean environments. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are included.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Presentation
Provider:
TED
Author:
David Gallo
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?
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Some people question whether Shakespeare really wrote the works that bear his name – or whether he even existed at all. Could it be true that the greatest writer in the English language was as fictional as his plays? This four-minute video shows how a linguistic tool called stylometry might shed light on the answer.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Does Grammar Matter?--Andreea S. Calude
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In the TED Ed lesson focused on grammar, students will explore the age-old argument between linguistic prescriptivists and descriptivists — who have two very different opinions on the matter. Discussion questions and additional resources are linked in the sidebar.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
04/24/2017
Don't Eat the Marshmallow!
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In this short talk by Joachim de Posada, a landmark experiment is shared on delayed gratification--and how it can predict future success. With priceless video of kids trying their hardest not to eat the marshmallow.

Subject:
Business, Finance and Information Technology Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Joachim de Posada
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Electric Vocabulary
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This brief video lesson discusses the physics of electrical phenomena by looking at the history of the major vocabulary terms associated with electricity such as electron, battery, charge, and current. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are included.

Subject:
Science
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Provider:
TED
Author:
James Sheils, Biljana Labovic, and Celeste Lai
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Everything You Need to Know to Read "Frankenstein"- -Iseult Gillespie
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In the TED Ed lesson focused on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, students will explore the different strands of thought about art, myth science and family that are woven together in the seminal novel. Discussion questions and additional resources available in the sidebar.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
04/24/2017
Everything You Need to Know to Read Homer's "Odyssey" --Jill Dash
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In this TED Ed lesson focused on Homer's "Odyssey," students will explore the cultural background of the work and discuss the significance of its themes. Discussion questions and additional resources available in the sidebar.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
04/24/2017
The Evolution of the Book--Julie Dreyfuss
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In this TED Ed lesson focused on the evolution of the book, students will explore the qualities of a book and how the medium is changing through time and technology. Discussion questions and additional resources available in the sidebar.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
04/25/2017
Eye vs. Camera
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This video outlines the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera, and describes how the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of millions of years of coevolution with our brains.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Michael Mauser
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Five Fingers of Evolution
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This brief video describes the five ways that evolutionary change can occur. Assessments for the student to complete after viewing the video are also included.

Subject:
Biology
Life Science
Material Type:
Presentation
Provider:
TED
Author:
Paul Andersen and Alan Foreman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Football Physics: The Impossible Free Kick
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In 1997, Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos set up for a 35-meter free kick with no direct line to the goal. Carlos's shot sent the ball flying wide of the players, but just before going out of bounds it hooked back to the left and soared into the net. This video explains the physics (the Magnus Effect) behind one of the most magnificent goals in the history of football.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Erez Garty
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Fresh Water Scarcity: An Introduction to the Problem
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This brief video lesson discusses the global water problem of scarcity. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
06/06/2018
The Genius of Mendeleev's Periodic Table
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This brief video lesson discusses Mendeleev's work with elements and the organization of the periodic table. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
06/06/2018
A Guide to the Energy of the Earth
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This brief video lesson edxamines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from the sun to our food chain to electricity and beyond. Discussion/assessment questions and suggested supplemental resources are also included.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
06/07/2018
HIV and Flu -- the Vaccine Strategy
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This video lesson explains how smart advances in vaccine design, production and distribution are bringing us closer than ever to eliminating a host of global threats -- from AIDS to malaria to flu pandemics. Assessment and discussion questions, as well as links to additional resources, are included.

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Health Science Education
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Seth Berkley
Date Added:
02/26/2019