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GEMS Orientation Videos  

Welcome to your Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) orientation videos, via the web. These videos are designed to provide you with a basic overview of the featured GEMS unit. If you already have the unit and are familiar with the materials, there is a point on each video where you could "STOP the TAPE" and try out a main activity. Aware of the time limitations all teachers face, we have tried to make the videos concise, with the longest being 23 minutes. Actual classroom footage is included to help you visualize class presentation and student response. We emphasize the goals of the unit, and suggest a few extensions or literature connections. There are GEMS Orientation Videos for: Acid Rain, Bubble-ology, Buzzing a Hive, Crime Lab Chemistry, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Fingerprinting, Involving Dissolving, Liquid Explorations, and Oobleck: What Do Scientists Do? The videos were made way back in the last decade of the 20th century, so may be slightly dated. Some guides have been revised, but in all cases main activities remain the same. We hope you find these videos useful. Let us know!

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Acid Rain (15:09)
Teachers Guide

Bubble-ology (16:15)
Teachers Guide

Buzzing a Hive (16:00)
Teachers Guide

Crime Lab Chemistry (11:42)
Teachers Guide

Earth, Moon, and Stars (19:33)
Teachers Guide

Fingerprinting (15:00)
Teachers Guide

Involving Dissolving (15:22)
Teachers Guide

Liquid Explorations (20:26)
Teachers Guide

Oobleck: What Do Scientists Do? (19:19)
Teachers Guide
CREDITS
These videos were produced as a result of a distance learning project featuring GEMS that was broadcast on a live, interactive satellite television network. GEMS Associate Director Kimi Hosoume, former GEMS Curriculum Specialist Cary Sneider, and GEMS Network Director Carolyn Willard were the television presenters and they also appear on these videos. This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, was initiated by Educational Service District 101 in Spokane, Washington. Evaluation was conducted by Northwest Labs. From this partnership in distance learning, these more concise summaries of nine GEMS units emerged. The original live programs were produced by RXL Pulitzer in Spokane. Kathryn McCormick, Producer, and Mary DeCesare, Director, both from RXL, also produced and edited these orientation videotapes. GEMS Director Jacqueline Barber, the three GEMS presenters featured on the tapes, and GEMS Associate Director/Principal Editor Lincoln Bergman assisted in scriptwriting and final editing. These videos are copyrighted by the Regents of the University of California, with all rights reserved. Video hosted by the
Office of Education Technology.

 

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