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View Resource NOVA: Evolution

Over the past several decades, NOVA has worked to create programs that profile everything from motherhood to scientific research on lice. Now, visitors can take advantage of all the materials they have collected on evolution, including interviews, games, slide shows, quizzes, and articles. Near the top of the page, visitors will find a rotating slide show of these resources, along with a search...

View Resource The Elements: Forged in Stars

All the stars in the universe, including the Sun, are nuclear furnaces fueled by fusion. Beginning with the fusion of hydrogen and continuing with fusion of successively heavier elements, stars form all the naturally occurring elements heavier than hydrogen and helium. This video segment illustrates the critical role that stars play in creating the elements, and describes the process of...

View Resource The Problem-Based Cycle At-a-Glance

This page from the Problem-based Case Learning (PBCL) project provides an overview of the problem-based case learning cycle, or PBCL Cycle. The educational model is designed to be a compromise between a highly structured, instructor-focused learning environment and a non-traditional, student-focused classroom setting. The nine stages of the cycle are: course/business matching, framing, the...

View Resource NOVA scienceNOW: Explore Teacher's Guides

The vast and fascinating world of science and technology is made accessible and interesting via NOVA's fine programs. This particular website was designed by NOVA's scienceNOW group, and it offers a wide range of teacher's guides designed to be used in conjunction with the scienceNOW programs. The guides are divided into thirteen topical areas, including "Mathematics", "Physics" and "Space...

View Resource Active Teaching and Learning

In this professional development video from Getting Results, Dr. John Bransford, professor of education at the University of Washington School of Education, and an instructor talk about how to engage students. Bransford says engagement involves getting students interested in working on problems they have some knowledge about, followed by reflection on different learning strategies. The instructor...

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