why-are-things-cute

Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: Why Are Things Cute?

Activity overview:

Watch puppies LIVE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/Qf37g6

Thanks to my AWESOME mom for scanning and sending pictures of myself when I was younger. You RULE, Mom!

"cute" etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=cute

Konrad Lorenz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Lorenz

CUTE human baby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9oxmRT2YWw

MARCEL THE SHELL: http://bit.ly/Rv8Y5o

Cute hammer, face, and cat (interactive): http://www.exploratorium.edu/mind/judgment/cuteify/v1/

Daniel Dennet TED talk about cuteness (and more!): http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_dennett_cute_sexy_sweet_funny.html

cute and psychology: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/under-friendly-spell/200803/cute-the-brain

Nucleus Accumbens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleus_accumbens

Mickey got cuter [PDF): http://www.monmsci.net/~kbaldwin/mickey.pdf

puremrz ART: http://www.puremrz.deviantart.com

Neoteny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny

Animals by order of domestication: http://archaeology.about.com/od/dterms/a/domestication.htm

**The modern dog as technology**
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/build-a-dog/ratliff-text
http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/05/15/2009/the-modern-dog.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/potpourri-pooches.html

Articles on the science of cute:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuteness
http://www.gizmag.com/the-science-of-cute/23707/
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/03/science/03cute.html?pagewanted=all
http://arstechnica.com/science/2006/01/2292/
http://www.huliq.com/10282/cute-baby-animals-and-babies-trigger-pleasure-human-brain-thats-addicting

***********************************************************************
Vsauce LINKS:

T-Shirts: http://www.districtlines.com/vsauce
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/VsauceGaming
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce

Music by Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/jakechudnow

Tagged under: cute,cute,science cute, cute, pet collective,live,puppies,kittend,Michael,Stevens,michael stevens,marcel shell,marcel,shell

Find more lesson plans like this:

'After the Race' from Joyce's Dubliners: Summary & Analysis

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share Why Are Things Cute? on Google+ Share Why Are Things Cute? on Twitter Share Why Are Things Cute? on Facebook Pin Why Are Things Cute? Email Why Are Things Cute?

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.

Quickfire

Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking

Discuss

Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices

Clip

Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Spiral
Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome