We would like to collect examples of teaching practice in the field (see notes). Below we have embedded some short education video-clips from YouTube. Thanks to their brilliant technology anyone can now be a published movie maker. We believe that these video-clips have great potential as a global learning tool, and we would be very happy to embed your educational YouTube video-clips on our website.
The Pudgimelon Learning Center has a Jumpstart program every October break where we help give the kids a little head start on the next semester's class work.
Here is a science lesson from the 2nd grade textbook. Normally, when the kids get these lessons in school, they only get to see examples drawn on the whiteboard or pictured in their textbooks. This is OK, but it is not the same as actually being able to conduct these experiments on their own.
So here we have the kids experimenting with light and shadows. They learned how to change the size, shape and direction of the shadow by moving the light source. They also learned about the attributes that shadows do and don't have.
The important thing is that they get a bit of hand's on experience with this material so that when they see it in their textbook during the school year, they'll have a more substantive comprehension of the lesson
Elementary Tidal Lesson on Alki Beach
Created by ...Mr. Floyd Summer 2005
Created using wireless phone camera and Dell Inspiron 6000
...Masters in Teaching Science Fair Project.
Ken Wilber - Spirituality and the 3 Strands of Deep Science
The three strands of deep science—injunction, apprehension, confirmation—give us a reliable methodology for learning about both the world without and the world within. Want to know what the moons of Jupiter look like? Look through a telescope. Want to know what satori is? Sit down and count your breaths. While you're at it, have a couple friends do the same thing, and then compare notes. After all, if your experience of satori involves becoming one with a jelly donut, you, um, might want to see if that happened to anyone else....
Can Sustainable Agriculture Change the World?
The high school greenhouse has far-reaching impacts and implications that benefit the environment and the economy.
Supporting Sustainable Agriculture
Organic farmer Richard Wiswall and restaurant owners Aaron and Debbie Millon describe how sustainable agriculture improves food quality, benefits the environment and improves the local economy. (more)
Robots reprogramming themselves.
Engineering for Girls
ThreeSixty summer workshop students Sage Davis and Pat Gustafson tell the video story of 7th grade girls who spend two weeks at the University of St. Thomas learning science and engineering skills.
Fun In The World Of Science
OBSERVE, the greatest learning tool sence the teacher itself...
What Causes Earth's Seasons?
It's a hot time for some cool science. And I'm telling you, you won't find a better visual for how seasons occur. This'll clear it up.
Discover how students learn science using a hands-on story-telling approach...