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The Field Book Project What is a field book? Field books or field notes are primary source documents that describe the events leading up to and including the collection of specimens or observations during field research. Field notes can take many forms depending on the information needs of the collector. Importance and challenges of field books Field notes are significant sources of information related to scientific discovery.

YouTube - Safety Mode Safety Mode is an opt-in setting that helps screen out potentially objectionable content that you may prefer not to see or don't want others in your family to stumble across while enjoying YouTube. You can think of this as a parental control setting for YouTube. How to turn Safety Mode On : Scroll to the bottom of any YouTube page and click the drop-down menu in the "Safety" section.Select the On or Off option to enable or disable this feature. Please note : Enabling Safety Mode on YouTube will also enable Google SafeSearch, which is a similar filter for Google Search. How to lock Safety Mode :

MIT's Alice: Animation, Programming in 3D Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects. In Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#. Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation.

125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) - Video - Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing - Video - In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes - Video - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) - Video - Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis's Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center - Video - After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close.

Mars Exploration Program: Mars for Educators You can participate in four major programs: Curriculum Supplements Robotics activities are available. Download the activity summaries (PDF, 1.33 MB) or the full activity set (PDF, 1.08 MB). 8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students. 1. Create photo slideshows. The YouTube photo slideshow creation tools allow you to specify the length of time that each image is displayed for.

The Linnean Society of London Welcome to our education page! We hope you enjoy exploring our activities and resources. The Linnean Society of London is the home of Carl Linnaeus in the UK. To learn more about him, his science and our collections, visit the 'Who was Linnaeus?'

The Franklin Institute's Resources for Science Learning This presentation of The Franklin Institute's Case Files highlights individuals from the history of science and technology. It is one of many Resources for Science Learning. Each thematic group of Files presented at left begins with commentary from a distinguished historian of the discipline. About The Case Files The Franklin Institute's Case Files are a unique repository in the history of science and exist as the documentary record of The Franklin Awards program which, since 1824, has recognized outstanding scientific achievement, across all scientific disciplines. Within each Case File is a story, waiting to be told, of scientific enterprise and social circumstances.

Best Tools to Create Animated Video How to Make a Cartoon Yourself: Top 7 Animated Video Makers Compared Video production is not an easy and cheap matter. A short video for your YouTube channel or website may cost several thousand dollars if you address to professional video studios. No doubt, there are free and low-cost alternatives which can be easily mastered by any web user. GAME FOR SCIENCE GAME FOR SCIENCE speaks to young people in a language they understand, taking its inspiration from popular MMOGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games). Players are free to explore this world according to their own interests—health, aeronautics, genomics, international development, environment, engineering, etc.—and they can use an avatar to interact with their friends. In the thematic lands of GAME FOR SCIENCE, players encounter entertaining games, fascinating information, and engaging videos, all of them science-related.

Frostbite Theater Welcome to Frostbite Theater, a collection of science videos produced by Jefferson Lab! Liquid Nitrogen Experiments Have you ever wanted to play with liquid nitrogen, but didn't happen to have any lying around the house? No problem! We did the experiments and filmed them for your viewing pleasure! Liquid Oxygen vs. Best of 2013 So Far... Video Timelines We're half-way through 2013. Like I've done in years past, this week I'll be featuring some of the best new tech tools of 2013 as well as some of the most popular posts of the year. is a nice little resource for history teachers to bookmark and share with their students. On you can find six timelines of important eras in U.S. and European history. Each timeline includes short (3-10 minute) videos about people and events in the era. The timelines also include pictures and short text descriptions.

The Science Behind Foldit Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help. What is a protein? Proteins are the workhorses in every cell of every living thing. Your body is made up of trillions of cells, of all different kinds: muscle cells, brain cells, blood cells, and more. Blocks This article is about the programming blocks. For account blocks, see Ban. Blocks are puzzle-piece shapes that are used to create code in Scratch. The blocks connect to each other like a jigsaw puzzle, where each data type (event, command, reported value, reported boolean, or script end) has its own shape and a specially shaped slot for it to be inserted into — this prevents syntax errors. Series of connected blocks are called scripts. There are twelve categories of blocks: Motion, Looks, Sound, Pen, Variables, List, Event, Control, Sensing, Operators, PicoBoard, and LEGO WeDo (although there are some other categories and blocks in some Scratch modifications).