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Flipped Day 2013: Literacy

In celebration of Flipped Day – 9/6/13 – PBS LearningMedia wants to help you flip your classroom! To get you started, we’ve curated this special collection of videos, self-paced lessons, interactive games, and prepared two ready-to-flip resources.

PLUS: Hear it from the experts! Join us on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013, 4PM EST for a teacher-focused webinar with special guests Jon Bergmann, a pioneer in the Flipped Class Movement and co-author of Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day – and Mike Gorman, a 21st century educational technology and learning expert. Explore the flipped learning model, build your flipped vocabulary, pick up practical guidelines and gain the confidence you need to flip your own classroom. Register today!

For more information on Flipped Day, visit flippedday.org.

Lesson Plan: Flipped Day 2013


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Lesson Plan: Flipped Day 2013

 In this video, discover how PBS LearningMedia can help you “flip” your classroom using one lesson entitled “Design and Build a Tangle-Free Headphone Holder.”

  • Grades: 5-13+
  • Views: 15773
  • Favorites: 77
Quantum Mechanics


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Quantum Mechanics

Are electrons particles or waves? This video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey looks at the intense debate surrounding the understanding of electron configuration.

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Views: 2038
  • Favorites: 193
The Design Process Poster


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The Design Process Poster

This printable image from DESIGN SQUAD illustrates the five steps of the engineering design process.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 2728
  • Favorites: 70
The Design Process


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The Design Process

This video resource, excerpted from DESIGN SQUAD, illustrates each step of the engineering design process.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 4183
  • Favorites: 150
What Is the Design Process?


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What Is the Design Process?

This video segment adapted from Thinking Big, Building Small outlines the step-by-step design process used by engineers.

  • Grades: 3-12
  • Views: 9206
  • Favorites: 291
What is Matter?


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What is Matter?

This video/animation defines matter, mass, and volume using water as an example. The size, electrical charge and location of the subatomic particles of matter are described. Different types of atoms are called elements and are in the periodic table. 

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 6117
  • Favorites: 308
Cell Membrane: Just Passing Through


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Cell Membrane: Just Passing Through

This interactive feature describes some of the most important structures and functions of the cell membrane.

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Views: 14224
  • Favorites: 579
The Truman Administration and The Seeds of Change


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The Truman Administration and The Seeds of Change

This video from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow highlights President Truman’s outrage at the treatment of Black service men following World War II and his pledge of federal support for civil rights.

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Views: 401
  • Favorites: 43
The Fourteenth Amendment - Part I


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The Fourteenth Amendment - Part I

This video segment from The Supreme Court introduces viewers to the Fourteenth amendment.

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Views: 2066
  • Favorites: 70
The Fourteenth Amendment - Part II


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The Fourteenth Amendment - Part II

In this video segment from The Supreme Court, learn about the 1883 Supreme Court decision that marked the end of federal protections for individuals in states and the beginning of Jim Crow segregation.

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Views: 1330
  • Favorites: 76
Accidental Discoveries


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Accidental Discoveries

This lesson will help the students understand that science theories change in the face of new evidence, but those changes can be slow in coming.

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Views: 902
  • Favorites: 76
10ths and Decimals


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10ths and Decimals

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad replaces a piece of track to get the Madre Bonita Express to the Mother's Day harvest.

  • Grades: 3-6
  • Views: 3166
  • Favorites: 154
Garden Spiders


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Garden Spiders

  • Grades: 3-5
  • Views: 468
  • Favorites: 15
Geology


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Geology

This video segment from IdahoPTV's D4K describes and shows photos of the forces that shape the geology of the earth, including earthquakes, volcanoes, water, and glaciers.

  • Grades: 4-6
  • Views: 844
  • Favorites: 120
Poem: Big Snow


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Poem: Big Snow

This video segment from Between the Lions is an animated poem about snow.

  • Grades: PreK-1
  • Views: 904
  • Favorites: 80
Sound Carnival: -tr-


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Sound Carnival: -tr-

The goal for this segment is consonant blend -tr-.

  • Grades: 1-3
  • Views: 418
  • Favorites: 84