Scaling Galileo's Solar System - Size of the Globes
In this activity students determine the sizes of the various planets in the solar system, scaled such that the orbit of Saturn fits on campus. The students also compare the planet sizes, given the scale, to the grain sizes of different sediment types. Students recreate spreadsheets, shown in a Powerpoint module, with formulas that answer various pieces of the overall question. This module is the second in a series of four on the Galilean Solar System, and was designed for an undergraduate class
Elementary Partial Differential Equations and Applications
This book grew out of a two-quarter sequence of undergraduate courses offered at the University of California (UCSB), for science majors, engineers and mathematicians. These courses along with a two-quarter sequence on ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and dynamical systems constitute the applied mathematics courses for the Program in Scientific Computations, a joint program between the mathematics department and the College of Engineering at UCSB.
Another perspective on cancer: Evolution within
This month, pink products — from sneakers to vacuum cleaners — will pop up on store shelves. Even Campbell's Soup will shed its tomato red label in favor of pearly pink. Whatever your opinion on the pink campaign to raise awareness of and research dollars for breast cancer, the cause is unlikely to escape your notice during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since nearly 200,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone, funding for researc
Transgenic Mice Training Video (Part2), BSRC Alexander Fleming, Greece
How to conduct genetic experiments with mice. Part 2. Mugen NoE, Transgenic mice, Dr. Kollias George, Biomedical Sciences Research Center "Alexander Fleming" www.fleming.gr
Transgenic Mice Training Video (Part3), BSRC Alexander Fleming, Greece
How to conduct genetic experiments with mice. Part 3. Mugen NoE, Transgenic mice, Dr. Kollias George, Biomedical Sciences Research Center "Alexander Fleming" www.fleming.grwww.mugen-noe.org
Transgenic Mice Training Video (Part4), BSRC Alexander Fleming, Greece
How to conduct genetic experiments with mice. Part 4. Mugen NoE, Transgenic mice, Dr. Kollias George, Biomedical Sciences Research Center "Alexander Fleming" www.fleming.gr
Transgenic Mice Training Video (Part5), BSRC Alexander Fleming, Greece
How to conduct genetic experiments with mice. Part 5. Mugen NoE, Transgenic mice, Dr. Kollias George, Biomedical Sciences Research Center "Alexander Fleming" www.fleming.gr
PLoS Medicine is an international, multidisciplinary medical journal that publishes outstanding human studies that substantially enhance the understanding of human health and disease. PLoS Medicine aims to promote translation of basic research into clinical investigation, and of clinical evidence into practice. PLoS Medicine encourages papers that cross disciplines.
Using operations research to address aviation security problems
A news report featuring the research of Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson at the University of Illinois, on applying operations research methodologies to address aviation security problems.
Vision and Challenges
This video presents the history of Grid development, an overview of the European Union Akogrimo research project, its visions and challenges in the development of a Next Generation Grid.
Welcome to the New Normal
Scripps Oceanography research suggests that climate change will require a complete rethinking of water delivery systems in the West. That'll be step one.
Wisskomm Vodcast, 49. Woche 2007
German Vodcast about Science Communication. Diese Woche unter anderem über die Übertragung des Deutschen Forschungspreises, die Studie "Scientific Research in the Media", Sciencebridge in Kassel, den Vortrag von Robert Full bei TEDtalks, den Vergleich von Wikipedia und Brockhaus und den Start von "scienceblogs" in Deutschland. Die Studie "Scientific Research in the Media" können Sie hier herunterladen. Die Wisskomm Wochenschau ist eine Gemeinschaftsproduktion von Wisskomm e.v.und dem autoren(
wisskomm wochenschau 6/08
German vodcast about science communications. Diese Woche: Blogs zu "Columbus" bei der DLR und bei Scienceblogs. Wissenschaftler wollen US-Politikern bei der ScienceDebate2008 auf den Zahn fühlen, Das Ende für den gedruckten Brockhaus, 74 Prozent aller Journalisten nutzen "Wikipedia" (Smart Research), ...
The Open Movement and Libraries
"Openness" which has become a hallmark of the new Web has long been a mission in libraries. The philosophy of free and open access to information and technology has become a critical subject for information and technology leaders and practitioners. This course will explore the role and participation of library science and librarians in this movement. This course will give an overview of open-source technologies (such as content management systems and ILS programs) which are being used by librari
History Firsthand: Primary Source Research in Elementary School
This site is designed to help elementary students understand primary sources. Students learn how archival collections are organized, how to interpret artifacts and documents, how to use primary sources to tell a story, and how to do online research.
Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982
The Buckaroos in Paradise Collection presents documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community, with a focus on the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch. The documentation was largely the work of the Paradise Valley Folklife Project (1978-1982), a research initiative conducted by the American Folklife Center ...
American Women: A Reference Guide
This is a first stop for using Library of Congress resources to do research in the field of American women's history. It presents some digital items; however, it serves primarily as a comprehensive guide to the entirety of the Library's holdings on women's history. It includes exhibits that feature ...
Our Changing Voices
Through dialogue, documentation, research, and interviews, students understand their role in society, bringing together all people to create a new sense of community. This unit provides a background to students' family histories, and gives them an opportunity to listen to the voices of immigrants of ...
The Great Depression and the 1990s
This lesson asks students to research a modern government program having roots in the New Deal. Following their research, students participate in a congressional forum where they debate which programs should be continued. Recommended for grade 11, can be adapted for other grades.
The Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, 1862-1939
This site contains correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting the invention of the telephone, his involvement in the first telephone company, family life, interest in the education of the deaf, and aeronautical and other scientific research. Included ...