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Science360 video repository

Science360 Knowledge Network is sponsored by the National Science Foundation of United States and shows the latest science, engineering, technology and math videos provided by scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science Foundation and more.

In the "topics" menu, a lot of videos about K-12 & Education are available: http://science360.gov/topic/K-12+%26+Education/
Each video is embeddable. You can also send your own multimedia, at http://sites.google.com/site/nsfstudio8/science360

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astronomy and space
chemistry
earth and environment
K-12 & education
life sciences
mathematics
medical science
people and society
physics
technology and engineering

Scientix

Scientix is a new web portal targeted towards teachers, researchers, policy makers, local actors, parents and
anyone interested in science education. Scientix gives access to teaching materials, research results and policy documents from European science education projects financed by the European Union and by various national initiatives. This portal will give access to the main findings of European science education projects financed by the European Union.

NANOYOU

Nanoyou is a source of materials and resources on the topic of Nanoscience, the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The nanoscale ranges from 100 nanometres down to the atomic level, where a nanometre is a millionth part of a
millimetre. This European Commission supported project provides a variety of videos and other multimedia like power-point presentations, posters, picture galleries and art projects related to nanoscience and NT that can be
used in education.

Becoming Human

Becoming Human is a website about Biology by Institute of Human Origins (IHO) "bringing together interactive multimedia, research and scholarship to promote greater understanding of the course if human evolution". In the "Feature" section you can find interactive documentary and timeline, and in the "Learning Center" classroom materials and games and activities on "Chromosome Connection" and "Building Bodies" are available. There is also a "Resources" section with book reviews, a glossary and other resources organized by topic (General interest, Evidence, Anatomy, Lineages, Culture).

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The Institute of Human Origins (IHO)

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Evolution of life

Evolution of life is a website created in 2009 by LMU Munich in Germany (http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/index.html) and CNDP (Centre national de documentation pédagogique - http://www2.cndp.fr/accueil/accueil.htm) in France, offering original teaching materials about the evolution of life. Evolutionary concepts and evolutionary biology as a modern and relevant science are explained and shown through animation movies (the origin of life as seen by the water molecule Piccolina), documentaries (the effect of human actions on the evolution of animals) and simulations (the states of water, the movement of tectonic plates, ...). These teaching resources are meant for biology teachers but they are available in 3 languages (English, French and German) and can be accessed by everyone who wishes to learn more about evolution.

These resources should help teachers to design an attractive course about evolutionary concepts and stimulate students to become active learners by introducing the topic for example by a movie and then starting a discussion or going deeper using an interactive animation. Using the movies and simulations, students should understand the principles of evolution of life: that all living beings have a common origin and that evolution is the result of changes (mutations in genetic material) submitted to natural selection. Over long periods of time this perpetual search for equilibrium in the living world within its environment leads to biodiversity.
They also use the simulations to let students learn autonomously and carry out virtual experiments, in combination with resources from the new section "Teach", to which quizzes, print-outs and supplementary information for teachers will be added at the end of 2010.

A more detailed description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/evolution-of-life

Eyes on the Skies

Eyes on the Skies consists of a 60-minute DVD and a 132-page, full-colour book, exploring the development of the telescope over the four centuries following Galileo's breakthrough, along with all the astronomical riches this instrument has revealed. The DVD gathers animations, simulations and stunning photographs, displaying the heavens revealed by astronomers while the film's host and narrator explain these unveiled cosmic answers, as well as pointing out areas of continuing mystery. Rounding out the Eyes on the Skies package is a sturdy, hardcover textbook that complements the film, creating a comprehensive educational experience.

Eyes on the Skies, by telling the history of the telescope in astronomy, aims to offer a compelling perspective on how human knowledge of space and our place in it has been completely revolutionised in the last 400 years. The Universe is a vast, complex, mind-boggling realm; showing science's step-wise visual foray into the final frontier will help make astronomy much more accessible and "real" to students of most ages. The DVD runs for 60 minutes and contains subtitles in several languages. The Eyes on the Skies book is available in English, German, Finnish, Korean and Japanese. DVD and chapter excerpts, along with beautiful photographs are also freely available to the general public, teachers and students worldwide.

The Eyes on the Skies movie is presented by Dr. J aka Dr. Joe Liske from European Southern Observatory (ESO - http://www.eso.org/public), and the authors are Govert Schilling (Alles over Sterrenkunde, the Netherlands - http://allesoversterrenkunde.nl) and Lars Lindberg Christensen (European Space Agency (ESA) - http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html and ESO, Germany), who strive to contribute to the popularisation of science and technology.

A more detailed description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/eyes-on-the-skies

OVO

OVO is a video encyclopaedia, a library made of thousands of 3-minute long documentaries. OVO is an Italian independent project which has the objective of spreading knowledge in the digital world through videos of very high quality, and the online videos offer an experience of great impact which can interest people of all ages. From the elementary school child to the adult that wants to quickly review forgotten notions. Where possible the contents of the videos are based on the Treccani Encyclopaedia and approved by the Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana (Institute of Italian Encyclopaedia). The library, available at www.ovo.com, is continuously expanding and being constantly updated and soon it will manage to cover everything that one needs to know in order to understand the world, its history and its current affairs.

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OVO è un'enciclopedia video, una biblioteca fatta di migliaia di documentari lunghi di 3 minuti. OVO è un progetto italiano indipendente che ha l'obiettivo di diffondere le conoscenze nel mondo digitale attraverso video di altissima qualità. I video online offrono un'esperienza di grande impatto che può interessare le persone di tutte le età. Dai bambini della scuola elementare fino agli adulti che vogliono rivedere rapidamente nozioni dimenticate. Ove possibile, i contenuti dei video sono basati sull’enciclopedia Treccani e approvati dall’Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana (Istituto Enciclopedia Italiana). La biblioteca, disponibile all'indirizzo www.ovo.com, è in continua espansione e in costante aggiornamento e presto riuscirà a coprire tutto ciò che bisogna sapere per capire il mondo, la sua storia e le sue attualità.

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Treccani, Corbis, Infront, Flipper Music

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HeSCA Media Festivals

HeSCA Media Festivals are an international forum for health sciences media promoted by the Health and Science Communications Association. Their goal is to showcase and recognize individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.
A select number of the productions entered in the competition are presented prestigious awards at special ceremonies held in conjunction with the HeSCA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, in Arizona. The Festivals are divided into categories based upon media format and intended audience. For the Video Festival there are six categories: Curriculum Based Education, Continuing Education, Patient Education, General Health Information, Marketing, and Public Service Announcements (PSA) / Medical Health Reports (MHR).

Twig

Twig is a comprehensive set of brand new 3 minute films, combining rigorous research with stunning visuals to support inspirational science teaching in the classroom or at home.

You can find films through a mindmap mapping all films related to the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth Science. Each subject is linked with 2 categories of films: core films that highlight the key curriculum learning points of a topic, and context films that encourage more general learning and contextual application of the learning points in the core films.

In mid-2011 the website contained over 500 films, including footage from the BBC. Twig can be used by teachers in class and by pupils from 8 years old at home. Each film includes lesson plans, supporting learning materials, and quizzes exploring the core learning points.

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Biology
- Adaptation and Evolution
- Being Human
- Cells and DNA
- Ecosystems
- Human Body
- Our Health
- Plants

Chemistry
- Atoms and Bonding
- Chemical Industries
- Periodic Table
- Reactions

Earth Science
- Earth's Resources
- Geology
- Human Impacts
- Weather

Physics
- Electricity and Circuits
- Energy and Radioactivity
- Forces
- Our Solar System
- Universe
- Waves

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Robot@Scuola

Robot@School was a project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education for the years 2005/2006 with the aim of building a national network of schools involved in educational robotics. It was managed by the School of Robotics which has continued to support the project. The project now involves almost 100 Italian schools which all are connected through the Robot@School platform.

The project team argue that learning about robotics is important not only for those students who want to become robotics engineers and scientists, but for every student, because it provides a strong method of reasoning and a powerful tool for grappling with the world.

Images and videos of the robots created by pupils are available on the project blog: http://blog.edidablog.it/blogs/index.php?blog=275.

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Robot@Scuola era un progetto finanziato dal Ministero italiano della Pubblica Istruzione per gli anni 2005/2006 con l'obiettivo di costruire una rete nazionale di scuole coinvolte nella robotica educativa. È stato gestito dalla Scuola di Robotica, che ha continuato a sostenere il progetto. Il progetto coinvolge ormai quasi 100 scuole italiane, che sono tutte collegate attraverso la piattaforma Robot@Scuola.
Il team del progetto sostiene che conoscere la robotica è importante non solo per gli studenti che vogliano diventare ingegneri robotica e scienziati, ma per tutti gli studenti, in quanto fornisce un metodo di ragionamento forte e un potente strumento per affrontare il mondo.
Immagini e video dei robot creati dagli alunni sono disponibili sul blog del progetto: http://blog.edidablog.it/blogs/index.php?blog=275.

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Scuola di Robotica

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