Earth Exploration Toolbook
The purpose of the Earth Exploration Toolbook is to support the use of scientific datasets, tools, and other products by the broader educational community. The Toolbook provides a collection of earth science datasets and scientific tools along with educational applications of the datasets. Each chapter in the Toolbook presents the specific datasets needed for the exercise, the analysis or visualization tools, clear instructions to the educator who would be using the dataset, and step-by-step ins
Poker and Strategic Thinking
In this course we will work from the idea that there is merit in a poker way of thinking when analyzing real life situations. We think the skills important to playing winning poker, and ideas behind these skills, have merit in other fields. The goals of the course are to introduce the use of ideas from the poker world in skills of life, business, politics and international relations. We will specifically delve into the use of poker in: 1.Strategic thinking 2.Game Theory, Risk and Business 3.So
Harvard Peabody Museum Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reference Collection
The Zooarchaeology Laboratory of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, was established in 1981 in order to facilitate the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites (also called Archaeozoology). Presently covering more than 850 square feet (79 square meters) on the third floor of the museum, the laboratory provides working and storage space for students and researchers who carry out studies on animal bones and teeth from around the world. It is also a tea
The Land Question in South Africa:The challenge of transformation and distribution
Since the advent of democracy in 1994 issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa are how to reverse this phenomenon and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty both rural and urban Edited by Ntsebeza and Hall the volume includes contributions by leading scholars and activists such as Mercia Andrews Henry Bernstein Ben Cousins Sam Moyo and Cherryl Walker and government and World Bank officials such as
Carrol Clarkson on Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace by JM Coetzee
On Thursday 29 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions guest speaker is Carrol Clarkson, an Associate Professor in English Department at the University of Cape Town. She will be discussing the work of Nobel Prize winning novelist JM Coetzee .GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear a leading intellectual discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. The great texts under
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
International Space Station
This lesson was created to enable students in middle school to research the possibility of sustaining life in outer space. These students would be about 11 or 12 years old. The students would address the questions: What essentials would be necessary for maintaining the space station, what would it look like and why, how would food be supplied and replenished, what health factors might need to be addressed, how would they fuel the space station and various other instruments, how would families li
Where Am I: Navigation and Satellites
How do we know where we are? What happens if you are completely lost in the middle of nowhere? Does technology provide tools for people lost in their travels? A person cannot usually determine an accurate position just by looking out a window in the middle of the ocean or vast area of land, particularly if it has not been charted before. In this lesson, students explore the concept of triangulation that is used in navigation satellites and global positioning systems designed by engineers. Also,
Sesame Street - Five bees in hive!--Counting to 10
In this video, a goofy animated bear count bees in a hive. He realizes that it is not smart to mess with bees. The bear counts to 10 as he counts the bees. This is a good teaching resource for number recognition and counting to 10. (0:40)
Evaluating Road Pricing in Downtown LA
A feasibility study of road pricing in Los Angeles. This study compares cities with successful and rejected schemes to determine the characteristics which affect successful implementation.
“Religious History of the U.S. from the Earliest European Settlements to the Present”
Watch videos of Carole Bucy, professor of history at Volunteer State Community College, teaching classes on “Religious History of the U.S. from the Earliest European Settlements to the Present” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Diversity has long been one of the defining characteristics of the United States. This class explores the religiouskeep reading »
Clinton to urge tough Libya sanctions
Hillary Clinton urges a more robust response on Libya to the U.N. Human Rights Council as official says sanctions could persuade Libya's ruling elite to ditch Gaddafi.
Disaster Relief Volunteering
Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal, NAB Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, talks about volunteering in disaster situations.
Faculty conversations: Ronald Hall
Ronald Hall, a professor in the School of Social Work, talks about his research on race relations that spans more than 20 years. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/8977/
Case studies: technology enhanced public spaces for intergenerational learning
This deliverable undertakes the analysis of four case studies in the three key dimensions of La Piazza: intergenerational learning, ICT and physical spaces. The report shows the common characteristics of the cases, good practices as well as issues for further research, in order to facilitate the planning of the co-design seminars, that will follow next in the project. The report includes in the Annexes the individual case reports of the cases.,research report - deliverable number : D38.3.1
Multiplying Monomials - FOIL
This video explains how to multiply monomials and binomials using different methods, including the distributive property and FOIL. FOIL is a mnemonic device to remember how to find the product of two binomials: we multiply the First, Outer, Inner, and then Last terms in each binomial. When multiplying monomials and binomials, it is important to remember the rules of multiplying exponents. (1:42)
Figuring Out Mood and Tone in a Story
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and computer animation to help explain what the mood and tone is in a story. Written examples are included in the video to help explain. Key vocabulary words also include: tone, syntax, diction, mood, and setting. Run time 03:36.
Tim and Moby Explain an Eclipse
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and computer animation to help explain an exclipse. Other key vocabulary words include: orbit, lunar eclipse, solar eclipse, partial eclipse, total solar eclipse, penumbra, antumbra, and corona. Closed captioning is also included in this video. Run time 02:40.