CRP 29: Transportation

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Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
1:09
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Follow the voyage of a barge as it travels through a lock and dam.
0:42
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Learn how locks and dams are used to help control water levels in different locations on a river.
2:07
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Learn how locks and dams operate and what happens when a boat goes through it to get from one part of the river to another.
8:30
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
- America's rivers are used to transport millions of products every year. To make sure all those goods get to market successfully the US Army Corps o...
88:59
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
- Build students’ critical thinking skills as they explore the exciting link between transportation innovations, people’s lives, and economic progres...
0:55
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Learn how to start a locomotive and compare that process to starting a car?
0:41
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- See the workings of a locomotive power plant and learn how it operates.
2:20
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Railroad personnel explain how a train car's wheel carriage works and how it's repaired.
1:30
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Railroad personnel remove a train car's wheel carriage for maintenance and repair.
1:09
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Hear and see a train traffic operator in action as he uses his control panel to guide train traffic.
2:02
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Ever wondered how train traffic is controlled on railroads and in railyards. View this video to learn about the control panel that train traffic o...
1:48
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Railroad personnel explain the jobs of the engineer and other personnel, who make sure the train runs smoothly.
0:30
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- Railroad personnel talk about train sizes.
1:41
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Learn how a city's traffic control systems work to keep traffic flowing.
2:34
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- Learn about important events and people in the history of train transportation.
1:57
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- Railroad Speed Activity
1:02
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- Railroad personnel explain what happens during train rides and how to ride one.
30:59
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- How do trains impact our lives? Each day, thousands of people and products are moved by trains. How do trains operate? What is it like to ride a...
9:37
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- Learn more about the history and operation of trains as experts answer student questions.
10:29
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- Learn more about the history and operation of trains as experts answer student questions.
52:24
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
- Build students’ critical thinking skills as they explore the exciting link between transportation innovations, people’s lives, and economic progres...
8:23
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- Learn more about the history and operation of trains as experts answer student questions.
1:16
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- Learn how an electric car operates.
59:42
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
- Apply scientific and engineering principles as you view this program and learn directly from aviation engineers, pilots, and military personnel abo...
0:56
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Find out how helicopters fly.
1:03
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
- Learn about the flight controls available on a plane and how they work.
0:56
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
- This video explains why airplanes have lights and what purpose they serve.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

EdTA Teacher Tool 32: High School Proficient MCA--Sample of Student Portfolio for Student JF-I-G4b

This teacher tool provides an example of a student portfolio that accompanies EdTA Teacher Tool 29: High School Proficient MCA--Lighting Design and the performance video for Student JF-I-G4b.

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EdTA Teacher Tool 37: High School Proficient MCA--Sample of Costume Design File for Student JS-I-01

This teacher tool provides an example of a student design file that accompanies EdTA Teacher Tool 36: High School Proficient MCA--Costume Design and the portfolio for Student JS-I-01.

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Teacher Tool 21: STEM Activity--Design a Subway System

Download this teacher tool for a STEM activity providing students the opportunities to design a subway system as they study their community, transportation, and/or related topics. This activity can be used with any combination of the following Educate.Today videos: Transportation-10, Transportation-15.

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Teacher Tool 44: The Science Behind Aviation Study Guide

Use this teacher tool in conjunction with the following Educate.Today video: Aviation 2: The Science Behind Aviation.

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Teacher Tool 190: Passage to Progress Program 1 Study Guide

Use this document to learn more about the archived program. Contents include a program description, a time-coded program agenda, related curriculum standards, and learning activities related to the program.

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Teacher Tool 191: Explore! Trains Study Guide

Use this document to learn more about the archived program, "Transportation 15: Explore! Trains.: Contents include a program description, a time-coded program agenda, related curriculum standards, and learning activities related to the program.

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Teacher Tool 276: STEM Activity--Overlapping Engineering Fields

Download this teacher tool for a STEM activity providing students the opportunities to research different fields of engineering and what some of them have in common. This teacher tool could be used with any of the following Educate.Today videos:
Aviation-2, Aviation-9, Engineering-7, Engineering-9, Engineering-11, Environment-8, Environment-14, Sample Video-25, Sample Video-26, Sample Video-34, Sample Video-51, Sample Video-80, Sample Video-81, Sample Video-88, Space-9, Space-10, Space-11, Transportation-14, Transportation-20

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Teacher Tool 287: Arts Integration Activity--Flying

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity combining science and art as students learn about flight and design and build a model airplane. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Aviation-2, Aviation-3, Aviation-6, Aviation-7, Aviation-9, Aviation-10, Aviation-13.

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Teacher Tool 288: STEAM Activity--Flying

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an STEAM activity combining science, engineering, and art as students learn about flight and design and build a model airplane. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Aviation-2, Aviation-3, Aviation-6, Aviation-7, Aviation-9, Aviation-10, Aviation-13.

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Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity--Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity--Sharing Learning Verbally

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 579: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through Drama or a Graphic Novel

Use this Teacher Tool with the videos listed below to give students an opportunity to share their understanding of concepts they have learned from the videos through the creation of a dramatic scene or graphic novel. Videos for the activity include the one on the web page where you found this tool as well as others listed below:
Aviation 10: How Does That Work? Flight Control Surfaces of an Airplane
Aviation 11: How Does That Work? Helicopters
Aviation 13: Four Forces That Affect Flight
Aviation 19: Aerodynamic Principles and Paper Airplanes
Aviation 20: G Forces at Work--Pitch, Roll, and Yaw in a Supersonic Airplane
Aviation 21: G Forces at Work--Pitch, Roll, and Yaw in an Aerobatic Stunt Plane
Aviation 22: Helicopters--How They Fly

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Teacher Tool 581: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through Drama or a Graphic Novel

Use this Teacher Tool with the videos listed below to give students an opportunity to share their understanding of concepts they have learned from the videos through the creation of a dramatic scene or graphic novel. Videos for the activity include the one on the web page where you found this tool as well as others listed below:
Transportation 1: What happens if I’m going to ride a train?
Transportation 2: What’s the size of a train?
Transportation 3: What do the engineer and other personnel do to make sure the train runs smoothly?
Transportation 4: Control Panel Explanation
Transportation 5:Train Control Operator in Action
Transportation 7: Explanation of Wheel Carriage
Transportation 8: Locomotive Power Plant
Transportation 9: Starting a Locomotive
Transportation 16: How Does That Work? Magnetic Levitation Trains
Transportation 18: How Does That Work? Traffic Signal Control

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Teacher Tool 582: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through Drama or a Graphic Novel

Use this Teacher Tool with the videos listed below to give students an opportunity to share their understanding of concepts they have learned from the videos through the creation of a dramatic scene or graphic novel. Videos for the activity include the one on the web page where you found this tool as well as others listed below:
Transportation 21: How Locks and Dams Work on the Mississippi River
Transportation 22: Using Locks and Dams to Maintain Navigational Channels
Transportation 23: How Barges Go Through Locks and Dams
Environment 8: The Science Behind Dams

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Teacher Tool 599: Cross Curricular Activity--Traveling on the River

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a Cross Curricular activity combining important concepts and skills in social studies, science, engineering, and math as students learn about river transportation through locks and dams. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Environment-19, Transportation-21, Transportation-22, Transportation-23.

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Teacher Tool 642: Cross Curricular Activity--Create Your Own Timeline

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a Cross Curricular activity combining important concepts and skills utilized in the study of history with the study of any other topic of your or the student's choosing. The lesson also provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning on a topic through media arts with the creation of their own video timeline. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Chronology-1, Chronology-2, Chronology-3, Chronology-4, Chronology-5, Chronology-6, Chronology-7, Chronology-8, Economics-4, Maps-8, Sample Video-52.

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