Students complete a series of six short investigations involving magnets to learn more about their properties. Students also discuss engineering uses for magnets and brainstorm examples of magnets in use in their everyday lives.
In this unit, students first are introduced to the historical motivation for space exploration. They learn about the International Space Station and are introduced to new and futuristic ideas that space engineers are currently working on to propel space research. Next, students learn about the physical properties of the Moon. They are asked to think about what types of products engineers would need to design for us to live comfortably on the Moon. Lastly, students learn some basic facts about as
Peripheral Nervous System Review Games
Five Jeopardy-style games for one to four players were developed in Macromedia Flash to provide beginner health professional learners with drill-and-practice exercises evaluating peripheral nervous system content acquisition and knowledge. The objective was to stimulate self-directed and problem-based learning in the format of NBME anatomy subject examinations. The rationale was to integrate related disciplines into a structured format that is readily accessible for local and distance learning.
HyperBrain: Pathway Quizzes in Neuroanatomy
Set of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial.
Neurosurgery - What is it?
This patient education program reviews the anatomy of the nervous system, brain diseases, diseases of the spine and spinal cord, as well as peripheral nerve diseases that may be treated with neurosurgery. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Myasthenia Gravis - Cranial Nerves Exam - Facial Nerve (CN VII) Sub-exam - Patient 11
Patient is a 52-year-old African American male who initially presented with diplopia and dysphagia about five years ago. Serologic testing demonstrated antibodies to the acetylcholine receptor, and repetitive nerve stimulation testing showed a decrement in CMAP at slow frequency repetitive stimulation. He now presents with generalized myasthenia, dysarthria, dysphagia and diplopia during a pyridostigmine-holiday for Tensilon testing.
This patient education program explains tinnitus and provides tips for coping with its symptoms. It also reviews the anatomy of the ear and hearing, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for tinnitus. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Nuts and Bolts
In this activity, an array of nuts and bolts, of distinctly different sizes, are lined up on the table. The child first matches the nut to the bolt, then screws the nut on.
This Web site, created to complement the Museum's Darwin exhibit, examines the man and theory that changed the course of science and society.
Between: literature and memory, past and future
Final part of the series, in which an historian, a novelist and a literary critic explore the ways in which memory, literature and history shape contemporary Europe. Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. This event is part of the Jean Monnet 'Europe Beyond Governance' Lecture Series.
Introduction Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This unit analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions. You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation. This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University courseAuthor(s):
Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This unit analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions. You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation.
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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
This two minute video shows how to scoop out the numerous seeds in a carved pumpkin and how to roast them finely. The process involves salt and pepper after drying them completely for a day. A good activity around Halloween.
This two minute video explains some of the methods for improving reading speed include increasing the range of the
block of words that are read at the same time, as well as avoiding the urge to go back and reread a sentence. Improve focus and reduce the length of time required to understand a sentence. It also explains why speed reading is important.
Helping With Kids' Homework in Secondary School
This short video reviews ideas to help kids in secondary school
with their homework. For example, it's important to ask them about their schoolwork and what resources they may need. Develop a schedule and ask them about it are also suggested.
Heart Healthy Living
This three minute video is about keeping your heart healthy by simple diets and exercises. Having high cholesterol blocks artery making it narrower and narrower. As it gets smaller and smaller, it can lead to a heart attack. LDL is what builds up plaque in the cholesterol and HDL is what removes the plaque. If you want to avoid high cholesterol, it is best to eat many healthy foods every day and stay away from any foods that may contain trans fat. For exercisin
Regenerating The Heart
This 1:30 video is about preventing heart attacks and heart
transplants. Thousands of people need the heart transplant due to heart attacks but only about 2000 are available. The procedure of taking muscle sells in the patient's leg, grow them in the leg, then inject them in the new cells into the heart and therefore causing the heart to pump more blood. Those who
take this procedure, their heart rate pumps at least 58% more
This two minute video is about diabetes and how it can affect your life and what you need to do to keep it a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that weight loss surgery may treat Type II Diabetes. Type II Diabetes is one of the
worst disorders because it may cause heart disease, and becoming blind. Type II Diabetes occurs when the body does not receive enough insulin or the body cells ignore the insulin. Many patients that have Type II Diabetes, a big option for the
Physical Therapist Tools
This three minute video is about tools and machines that are used by a physical therapist. They include small machines, weights, measuring equipment and treadmills and elyptical machines. All of these tools of equipment help regain strength, make sure the joints are functioning correctly, and prevent the loss of mobility. This video could be used as part of a career day as well as to motivate students to think of machines that could help them improve their own conditioning.
Physical Therapist Pros & Cons
This 2:33 long video is about the positive and not so positive sides to being a physical therapist. The positive sides of becoming a physical therapist is that you get to help people get better and you get to keep active at the same time of helping the patient keep active. You are able to interact with the people and see how they are doing and help them improve on whatever issue they may have on their body.
But the not so positive sides of being a PT is that sometimes