I used the following presentation to go over how and why to balance chemical equations with my 9th graders:
Balancing Chemical Rx
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The concept itself isn't complex, but instruction often gets bogged down in providing students with a list of specific steps to follow (First, [...]
A beautiful typographic video of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights put out by the Human Rights Action Center: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights from Seth Brau on Vimeo. It amazed me how large a percentage of the world doesn't enjoy the basic rights set forth in this declaration. In fact, even the United [...]
Amazing slow motion video of a lightning strike:
Most people have an emotional response to lightning. Growing up, that emotion for me was fear¹. As I got older, the fear gave way to respect, awe, and wonder. Indeed, staring out at an approaching thunderstorm on a warm summer night, watching the constant flashes of [...]
Today marks the first time the Large Hadron Collider will attempt to circulate a particle beam. This new tool in the belt of particle physicists should help prove/disprove some current grand unified theories, including the existence of the Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving mass to particles.
While some people have been worried [...]
La Vie des Animaux selon des Hommes (a.k.a. The Life of Animals, as interpreted by Humans):
It's fun, it's fluffy, it'll at least make you chuckle. At least I chuckled. You can even LOL if you'd like.
Time lapse of slime molds and various mushrooms growing:
Slime molds are crazy organisms. They live animal-like lives for much of the time, but will eventually "settle down" when it's mated (if you can even call it that) and then release spores as if they were fungi. Some experts have argued that slime molds [...]
In addition to my interesting finds series, I'm starting this series which will include a video of something I found compelling, awesome, or interesting each week. They may be videos that are educationally useful or they may just be too awesome to not share with the world.
This first video's narration is in Japanese, and [...]