Have you ever seen a rat inside of a snake’s body and wondered how it is ultimately digested? Students have probably seen this image and thought it was SO COOL! Are there certain things that we as humans put into our bodies that take as much effort to transform into energy? This fascinating video excerpt from NOVA scienceNOW — with many support and extended learning materials — addresses these questions and more about the potential energy contained in food. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘grades 6-8’
World Languages and Cultures, at PBS LearningMedia was adapted from ¡Arte y más! and originally produced by Kentucky Educational Television (KET) as a complete curriculum for primary-level Spanish instruction. The first of these video resources introduces primary students to Spanish by immersing them in the language—all instruction is in Spanish—and by engaging them in participatory lessons addressing arts and humanities content. (more…)
PBS LearningMedia’s newest math collection, Math at the Core: Middle School, contain media-rich lessons designed to help middle school students visualize math concepts. The lessons align to Common Core standards for grades 5-8 and address critical concepts, such as ratios and proportions, adding negative integers, and probability and statistics. (more…)
Proponents of blended learning are like the early settlers forging west — the path is full of unexpected obstacles. So states a report by staff writers in the January 27th issue of eSchool News. As school leaders consider adopting blended learning to provide more opportunities for their students, the article highlights five key considerations gleaned from the thousands of schools engaged in this approach. (more…)
Posted in PBS Resources, Teaching Tools, tagged grades 6-8, grades 9-12, history, literacy, National Standards for History, pbs learningmedia, shakespeare, Video Lending Library, Wuthering Heights on January 28, 2014 |
The largest outbreak yet of the “nightmare bacteria” CRE is fueling alarm among public health officials across the country. This superbug is resistant to virtually all antibiotics on the market today. Get the backstory with Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria, FRONTLINE’S 2013 investigation into the rise of superbugs like CRE — and why there aren’t new antibiotics to stop them — as well as great related classroom resources from PBS LearningMedia. (more…)
Sir Derek Jacobi leads an impressive cast featuring actress Vanessa Redgrave and actor Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the world’s most elusive author, William Shakespeare, and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could solve the mystery and rewrite history. The video is titled Last Will & Testament. Borrow this fascinating DVD for a month by clicking here. You’ll also find scores of teaching and learning resources on the bard at PBS LearningMedia.