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"Minds of Our Own"

Why don't even the brightest students truly grasp simple science concepts? These video programs pick up on the questions asked in the Private Universe documentary and further explore how children learn. Based on recent research, as well as the pioneering work of Piaget and others, Minds of Our Own shows that many of the things we assume about how children learn are simply not true. For educators and parents, these programs bring new insight to debates about education reform. 

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Lessons From Thin Air
From learner.org, produced by Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Just about everyone will agree that trees are made from sunlight, water, and soil the trees suck up from their roots. But the surprising truth is that trees are made from air! Trees are solar-powered machines that convert air into wood. Why is it tha... [more]
March 24, 2010 at 07:28 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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Can We Believe Our Eyes
From learner.org, produced by Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Why is it that students can graduate from MIT and Harvard, yet not know how to solve a simple third-grade problem in science: lighting a light bulb with a battery and wire? Beginning with this startling fact, this program systematically explores many... [more]
March 24, 2010 at 07:27 PM
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Under Construction
From learner.org, produced by Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
A series of portraits of teaching shows how six teachers from across the country are working to revamp their teaching and their schools, and are struggling against a variety of obstacles that might thwart their efforts. These teachers are working to ... [more]
March 24, 2010 at 07:29 PM
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