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Writing & the Teacher
Writing & the Teacher
Mission to Mars
The Mission to Mars curricular unit introduces students to Mars the Red Planet. Students discover why scientists are so interested in studying this mysterious planet. Many interesting facts about Mars are revealed, and the history of Martian exploration is reviewed. Students will learn about the development of robotics and how robots are beneficial to science, society and the exploration of space. Details on engineers' involvement in space exploration are presented. Furthermore, students will le
Students apply their knowledge about mountains and rocks to transportation engineering, with the task of developing a model mountain tunnel that simulates the principles behind real-life engineering design. Student teams design and create model tunnels through a clay mountain, working within design constraints and testing for success; the tunnels must meet specific design requirements and withstand a certain load.
Slinkies as Solenoids
In this activity, students use an old fashion children's toy, a metal slinky, to mimic and understand the magnetic field generated in an MRI machine. The metal slinky mimics the magnetic field of a solenoid, which forms the basis for the magnet of the MRI machine. Students run current through the slinky and use computer and calculator software to explore the magnetic field created by the slinky.
Hot Problem Solving
Student teams follow the steps of the engineering design process to meet the challenge of getting their entire class from one location on the playground to the sidewalk without touching the ground between. The class develops a well thought-out plan while following the steps of the engineering design process. Then, they test their solution by going outside and trying it out. Through the post-activity assessment, they compare their problem-solving experience to real life engineering challenges, su
The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change in different contexts. When answering the question ‘What makes us who we are?’, psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel, think and behave the way they do. Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of ‘who we are’
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2.8 Network analysis
The power of graphics should not the underestimated. They can express information clearly and simply. This unit will help you to assess which style of graphic to use in different situations.
Western Regional Climate Center
This website provides internet access to climate data and information for the Western Region of the United States. Information has been made accessible in the areas of historical climate, WRCC projects, current observation, forecasts, monitoring, education, and travel. The web-accessible information presented on this site has been derived from data received from the National Climatic Data Center, the National Weather Service, the National Resource Conservation Service, the Bureau of Land Managem
Kyoto Conference Outcome & Papers Presented
This website summarizes the outcomes and papers presented at the December 1995 Kyoto Conference. The Conference discussed Sustainable Contribution of Fisheries to Food Security. This page includes the Kyoto declaration and plan of action as well as executive summaries presented at the conference.
Loss of sea otters, loss of kelp forests
Events that affect one population typically affect other populations. This phenomenon is demonstrated by the otter-urchin-kelp connection.
Insect behaving like a leaf on vegetation
The insect is better able to avoid being eaten by camouflaging with the leaves.
MORRIS GRAY READING: Robert Pinsky | Woodberry Poetry Room
Former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky read from his Selected Poems and shared several new works—including "Creole," "Running with Noodles," and "Grief." Introduction by Prof. Stephen Burt. Recorded at Sackler Lecture Hall, Harvard University. Date: February 26, 2014 For more information, visit hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom.
Urethral Catheters: A Historical Review
In the Graeco-Roman era and in the Middle Ages in Europe, S-shaped bronze catheters with one terminal eye were in common use. In the East, the evolution of urethral catheters started with the firm establishment of Muslim supremacy, and by 1013, straight or one-curve catheters made of gold, silver, copper, lead or salve of white lead with a rounded end and many side holes and a stylet were the standard instruments. Then in Europe in 1853 a prototype of the Foley catheter was designed. The next im
NASA's Discovery Launch Dress Rehearsal
The Discovery astronauts train at Kennedy for the upcoming STS-124 mission. For more information see: http://www.nasa.gov
Lees- en schrijfoefening: You are here
In deze les leren cursisten notities nemen op basis van een complexe tekst over verschillen in cognitieve vaardigheden en gedragspatronen tussen man en vrouw. Op basis van hun notities kunnen ze een samenvatting schrijven van de gelezen tekst.
Lezen, schrijven, woordenschat, cultuur: Going Irish
Je oefent leesvaardigheid en woordenschat aan de hand van teksten over Ierland en de plaatselijke gebruiken. Je leert welke de plaatselijke gebruiken zijn en stelt ze tot slot voor in een folder.
Patient Success Story: Paul Sitkus - Myasthenia Gravis
After suffering from the symptoms of myasthenia gravis for two years, Paul Sitkus came to The University of Maryland Myasthenia Gravis Center to seek treatment from Dr. Charlene Hafer-Macko. In this video, Paul discusses how the treatments relieved his symptoms and significantly changed his life for the better. He also recalls how Dr. Macko pulled him through two major surgeries that he subsequently had at the Medical Center — hip replacement surgery with Dr. Vincent Pellegrini and back surge