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Applied Genetic Modification
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Although they are best known for their use in agriculture to increase yields and fight crop diseases, genetic modification techniques are used in many different areas of biological research, including medicine. In this case study, we'll follow the process of developing an edible vaccine for the hepatitis B virus and explore practical details of genetic engineering techniques.

Subject:
Biology
Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Be Direct - Oil Spills on Land
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This lesson teaches students about direct variation by allowing them to explore a simulated oil spill using toilet paper tissues (to represent land) and drops of vegetable oil (to simulate a volume of oil).

Subject:
Math 1
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bigger and Smaller - Exponent Rules
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This lesson teaches students about several of the rules regarding exponents. It uses a situation from Alice in Wonderland in which Alice's height is doubled or reduced by half depending on what she consumes to introduce negative exponents and the rules for dividing powers.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bouncing Ball - Function Families
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Students explore quadratic functions by using a motion detector known as a Calculator Based Ranger (CBR) to examine the heights of the different bounces of a ball. Students will represent each bounce with a quadratic function of the form y = a (x - h)^2 + k. This lesson plan is based on the activity Tremain Nelson uses in the video for Part II of this workshop.

Subject:
Math 1
Math 2
Math 3
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Building the Number Line
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Students classify the different types of numbers we use, and learn how numbers and operations relate to one another. They start with counting numbers and then add integers, rationals, algebraic, and, finally, real numbers to the line.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Collapse 2:  Interpreting Evidence
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Using an interactive that explores four ancient civilizations - The Maya, Mesopotamia, Chaco Canyon, and Mali/Songhai, students will evaluate and analyze what happens when a society collapses and how archaeologists find and interpret evidence.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
05/04/2017
Constructing Social Reality
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In this video, students look at the process and elements of interpreting reality. Students explore the power of cognitive control, the Pygmalion effect, the development of prejudice, and how expectations affect behaviors like performance and compliance.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
08/14/2017
Counting Stairs
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Students build staircases out of square blocks. They look for patterns and come up with a rule or formula to predict the number of blocks in any staircase.

Subject:
Math 1
Math 3
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cultural Psychology
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This video explores how cultural psychology integrates cross-cultural research with social psychology, anthropology, and other social sciences. It also examines how cultures contribute to self identity, the central aspects of cultural values, and emerging issues regarding diversity.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
08/14/2017
Data Organization and Representation
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Students collect data on the number of raisins in 17 boxes of raisins. They will use the data to analyze data and interprete results, answer a series of questions about variation, and construct data in plots.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Designing a Water Tank
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Students Imagine constructing an open-topped water tank from a square metal sheet. They investigate the relationship between the maximum volume of the tank and the size of the squares cut from the corners, build models and collect data.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Discovering Psychology: Cognitive Processes
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This program explores the evolution of cognitive psychology and how we take in information. Cognitive psychology spans a vast range of study, from the parts of the brain used in reading to the computer's impact on the study of how humans think. Cognitive Processess is the tenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series.

Subject:
Psychology
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Ted Sicker
Date Added:
01/10/2017
Discovering Psychology: Learning
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Video discusses the basic principles of how we learn; classical, instrumental, and operant conditioning; and the role that stimuli and consequences play in learned behavior and habits.

Subject:
Psychology
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Ted Sicker
Date Added:
01/10/2017
Discovering Psychology: Sensation and Perception
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This video unravels the complex process of how we see. Students will learn about visual illusions and what causes them, the biology of perception, the visual pathway, and how the human brain processes information during perception. Sensation and Perception is the seventh program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series.

Subject:
Psychology
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Ted Sicker
Date Added:
01/10/2017
Discovering Psychology: Understanding Research
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This video explores the scientific method, the distinction between fact and theory, and the different ways in which data are collected and applied, both in labs and in real-world settings.

Subject:
Psychology
Social Studies
Material Type:
Presentation
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Ted Sicker
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Earth and Space Science Session 3: Earth's Interior
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This lesson has two parts. In part one, students use Slinkys to demonstrate S and P waves and then discuss how the motions of earthquakes might provide scientists with information about the Earth's interior. In the second part, students use toy putty to model the mantle of the Earth.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Author:
Annenberg Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019