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Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future
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Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity's ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 10-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Alex Steffen
Date Added:
04/30/2007
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
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With wisdom and wit, Anupam Mishra talks about the amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water. These structures are still used today -- and are often superior to modern water megaprojects. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 17-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Hydrology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Anupam Mishra
Date Added:
12/03/2009
The Beautiful Math of Coral
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Science writer Margaret Wertheim re-creates the creatures of the coral reefs using a technique invented by a mathematician -- simultaneously celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deep-diving into the hyperbolic underpinnings of coral creation. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 15-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Margaret Wertheim
Date Added:
04/20/2009
The Beautiful Tricks of Flowers
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In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants -- over a quarter million species -- have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing 'landing-strips' to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat. Jonathan Drori commissioned the BBC's very first websites, one highlight in a long career devoted to online culture and educational media -- and understanding how we learn. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 14-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Jonathan Driori
Date Added:
07/06/2011
The Beauty of Data Visualization
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David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 18-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Journalism
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
David McCandless
Date Added:
08/23/2010
A Better Way to Talk about Love
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In love, we fall. We're struck, we're crushed, we swoon. We burn with passion. Love makes us crazy and makes us sick. Our hearts ache, and then they break. Talking about love in this way fundamentally shapes how we experience it, says writer Mandy Len Catron. In this talk for anyone who's ever felt crazy in love, Catron highlights a different metaphor for love that may help us find more joy and less suffering in it.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Author:
Mandy Len Catron
Date Added:
11/01/2015
The Birth of a Word
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MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn. Deb Roy studies how children learn language, and designs machines that learn to communicate in human-like ways. On sabbatical from MIT Media Lab, he's working with the AI company Bluefin Labs. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 20-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Linguistics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Deb Roy
Date Added:
12/01/2012
Brian Cox on CERN's Supercollider
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"Rock-star physicist" Brian Cox talks about his work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Discussing the biggest of big science in an engaging, accessible way, Cox brings us along on a tour of the massive project. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 15-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Brian Cox
Date Added:
04/29/2008
Brian Greene on String Theory
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Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 19-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Brian Greene
Date Added:
04/23/2008
Captain Charles Moore on the Seas of Plastic
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Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 7-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Captain Charles Moore
Date Added:
02/25/2009
Changing Education Paradigms
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In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
TED
Author:
Ken Robinson
Date Added:
10/01/2010
Changing Educational Paradigms
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Read the Fine Print
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In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
04/29/2015
The Cockroach Beatbox
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By dissecting a cockroach ... yes, live on stage ... TED Fellow and neuroscientist Greg Gage shows how brains receive and deliver electric impulses -- and how legs can respond. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 6-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Greg Gage
Date Added:
03/11/2012
DNA:  The Book of You
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Your body is made of cells -- but how does a single cell know to become part of your nose, instead of your toes? The answer is in your body's instruction book: DNA. Joe Hanson compares DNA to detailed manual for building a person out of cells -- with 46 chapters (chromosomes) and hundreds of thousands of pages covering every part of you.

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Joe Hanson
Nipun Sharma
Date Added:
07/02/2013
Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man of Math
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What's so special about Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man? With arms outstretched, the man fills the irreconcilable spaces of a circle and a square -- symbolizing the Renaissance-era belief in the mutable nature of humankind. James Earle explains the geometric, religious and philosophical significance of this deceptively simple drawing.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
James Earle
Date Added:
12/27/2013
Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover
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Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. In his talk, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think. (Filmed at TEDxNYED.)

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Talks
Author:
Dan Meyer
Date Added:
03/18/2013
Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonders
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In the deepest, darkest parts of the oceans are ecosystems with more diversity than a tropical rainforest. Taking us on a voyage into the ocean -- from the deepest trenches to the remains of the Titanic -- marine biologist David Gallo explores the wonder and beauty of marine life. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 8-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Biology
Geology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
David Gallo
Date Added:
03/12/2012
The Demise of Guys
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Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, "Why are boys struggling?" He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons -- and challenges the TED community to think about solutions. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 5-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Phillip Zimbardo
Date Added:
08/05/2011
Don't Misrepresent Africa
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Leslie Dodson's research focuses on the intersection of micro-enterprise and digital technologies in developing communities. She brings more than 25 years of experience and insight from a career as a broadcast journalist to the academic community. Leslie has been posted to Tokyo, London, New York and throughout Latin America, where she covered high-tech and bio-tech for CNBC and MSNBC, and international finance and the global emerging markets for CNN, NHK-Tokyo and Reuters. Along with covering international business, Leslie has reported on environmental issues from the Arctic, India, Nepal, Ecuador, Burundi and Uganda. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 21-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Journalism
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Leslie Dodson
Date Added:
10/11/2011
Environmental studies: Climate Change
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TED Studies, created in collaboration with Wiley, are curated video collections — supplemented by rich educational materials — for students, educators and self-guided learners. In Climate Change, speakers give talks that boldly illuminate the nature and scale of current-day climate science, policy and ethics. They explore the economics and psychology of individual and collective action — or inaction — on climate change in order to assess the costs of our choices and opportunities for change. Relevant areas of interest, study and coursework include: ecology, atmospheric science, oceanography, glaciology, energy development, environmental policy, science in the media, political science, ethics, sociology, behavioral psychology and cultural studies.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Studies
Author:
Kanmani Venkateswaran
Maxwell Boykoff
Date Added:
01/06/2017
Erin McKean Redefines the Dictionary
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Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction? In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways today's print dictionary is poised for transformation. As the CEO and co-founder of new online dictionary Wordnik, Erin McKean is reshaping not just dictionaries, but how we interact with language itself. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 16-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Erin McKean
Date Added:
08/30/2007
Eveline Crone: The rebellious teenager
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Eveline starts by asking who remembers being an adolescent. All hands rise in the air. She then shares a bold statement: “Today’s youth is out of control.” But is it? Jumping back a few centuries in history shows us that Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet were already considered rebellious in their days, and even ancient Greek philosophers assumed their youngsters behaved badly. Although every generation is challenged with new situations, adolescents show comparable traits over time.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TEDx
Author:
Evelin Crone
Date Added:
03/26/2017
Evolution: What Makes us Human?
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TED Studies, created in collaboration with Wiley, are curated video collections — supplemented by rich educational materials — for students, educators and self-guided learners. in What Makes Us Human?, TED speakers tackle humanity’s oldest and deepest questions by playing with primates, excavating ancient remains, and DNA-mapping family trees. Explore how the next chapters of our own evolutionary story will be written thanks to new technologies that trace our origin. 

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Studies
Author:
James Calcagno
Date Added:
01/06/2017
Evolution in a Big City
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Using newts, coyotes and mice, Jason Munshi-South shows how animals develop genetic differences in evolution, even within an urban city. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 5-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Jason Munshi-South
Date Added:
03/11/2012
Francine's Interview - Holocaust Survivor, FRANCE - #HUMAN
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In this video interview with Francine Christophe, a Holocaust survivor, you will learn about her experience as an eight-year-old Jewish girl at Bergen-Belsen camp. You'll be amazed to learn about her selfless act, and the great reward that she experiences years after being liberated.

Subject:
English Language Arts
World History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Jennifer Hesseltine
Date Added:
03/15/2017
A Global Culture to Fight Extremism
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Why do transnational extremist organizations succeed where democratic movements have a harder time taking hold? Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamist extremist, asks for new grassroots stories and global social activism to spread democracy in the face of nationalism and xenophobia. A powerful talk from TEDGlobal 2011. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 18-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Maajid Nawaz
Date Added:
07/14/2011
Government and politics: Cyber-Influence and Power
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TED Studies, created in collaboration with Wiley, are curated video collections — supplemented by rich educational materials — for students, educators and self-guided learners. In Cyber-Influence and Power, activists, academics and statesmen come together at TED to delve into new ideas about how power and influence come about in the digital age. With them, we'll consider how communications technology is fueling transnational organizations and movements with inspiring and disturbing effects. 

Subject:
Communication
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Studies
Author:
Christy R. Stevens
Patricia J. Campbell
Date Added:
01/06/2017
The Great Conspiracy Against Julius Caesar
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Ted Talk: On March 15th, 44 BCE, Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of about 60 of his own senators. Why did these self-titled Liberators want him dead? And why did Brutus, whose own life had been saved by Caesar, join in the plot? Kathryn Tempest investigates the personal and political assassination of Julius Caesar.

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Kathryn Tempest
Date Added:
11/23/2016
Greening the Ghetto
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In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 18-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Majora Carter
Date Added:
01/06/2006
Hans Rosling Shows the Best Stats You've Ever Seen
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You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world." A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 20-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Hans Rosling
Date Added:
01/14/2007
High-Tech Art (with a Sense of Humor)
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Artist and TED Fellow Aparna Rao re-imagines the familiar in surprising, often humorous ways. With her collaborator Soren Pors, Rao creates high-tech art installations -- a typewriter that sends emails, a camera that tracks you through the room only to make you invisible on screen -- that put a playful spin on ordinary objects and interactions. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 8-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Aprana Rao
Date Added:
11/08/2011
How Algorithms Shape Our World
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Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for -- and increasingly controlled by -- algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can't understand, with implications we can't control. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 15-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Kevin Slavin
Date Added:
07/21/2011
How Big Is Infinity?
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Using the fundamentals of set theory, explore the mind-bending concept of the "infinity of infinities" -- and how it led mathematicians to conclude that math itself contains unanswerable questions.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Dennis Wildfogel
Date Added:
12/27/2013
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
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No Strings Attached
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Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Date Added:
09/01/2014
How Containerization Shaped the Modern World
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Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove Malcom McLean, a small-town truck driver, to invent the shipping container. Containerization was born, and it transformed the modern global economy. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 5-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Sir Harold Evans
Sunni Brown
Date Added:
03/11/2012
How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon
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Can folding a piece of paper 45 times get you to the moon? By seeing what happens when folding just one piece of paper, we see the unbelievable potential of exponential growth. This lesson will leave you wanting to grab a piece of paper to see how many times you can fold it! The Lesson is by Adrian Paenza and the animation by is by TED-Ed. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 6-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Adrian Paenza
Date Added:
04/19/2012
How Many Universes are There?
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The fact that no one knows the answer to this question is what makes it exciting. The story of physics has been one of an ever-expanding understanding of the sheer scale of reality, to the point where physicists are now postulating that there may be far more universes than just our own. Chris Anderson explores the thrilling implications of this idea. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 5-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Philosophy
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Andrew Park
Chris Anderson
Date Added:
03/11/2012
How Miscommunication Happens (and how to avoid it)
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Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn’t seem to grasp why the issue is so important to you? Have you ever presented an idea to a group, and it’s met with utter confusion? What’s going on here? Katherine Hampsten describes why miscommunication occurs so frequently, and how we can minimize frustration while expressing ourselves better.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Katherine Hampsten
Date Added:
11/23/2016
How Pandemics Spread
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In our increasingly globalized world, a single infected person can board a plane and spread a virus across continents. Mark Honigsbaum describes the history of pandemics and how that knowledge can help halt future outbreaks. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 8-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Mark Honigsbaum
Patrick Blower
Date Added:
03/11/2012
How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries
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Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 7-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Adam Savage
Franz Palomares
Jeremiah Dickey
Kari Mullholand
Date Added:
03/13/2012