Baroreceptor Reflex Role Play
In this activity about the baroreceptor reflex (BR) arc (page 123 of the PDF), learners discover the importance of maintaining adequate arterial blood pressure through a role playing exercise. This activity will model how the brain processes information and sends out signals to the heart and arteries. Learners can also consider how this affects astronauts in the microgravity environment of space. The lesson guide, part of NASA's "The Brain in Space: A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Neurosci
Measuring Your Breathing Frequency at Rest
In this activity about the brain and sleep (on page 138 of the PDF), learners measure their resting breathing rates. Learners will discover that breathing frequencies vary amongst individuals. This activity can be enhanced by sharing the "Astronaut's Sleep" Podcast with learners (see related resource link). This resource guide includes background information and sample evaluation questions.
Unlikely ascent of “Hallelujah” topic of Vanderbilt lecture
Watch video of noted music journalist Alan Light discuss the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” from rejected to one of the most performed songs in rock history Jan. 15 at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Light is the author of The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah” (Atria/Simon & Schuster).keep reading »
FACTBOX: The economics of a flu epidemic
Jan. 7 - The Center for Disease Control says this is the earliest regular flu season we've had in nearly a decade, and the economic burden from an early epidemic could really add up.
Introduction to Accessibility | Introducing Windows 8 When you are designing an app, it's important to think about all of the people who will use it, including those with disabilities such as visual, mobility, hearing, and cognitive impairments. In the United States alone, 36 million people have a disability and worldwide that figure is estimated around 1 billion. By ensuring that your app is accessible to people with disabilities, you can reach a significantly larger customer base and ensure that no one is excluded from
When you are designing an app, it's important to think about all of the people who will use it, including those with disabilities such as visual, mobility, hearing, and cognitive impairments. In the United States alone, 36 million people have a disability and worldwide that figure is estimated around 1 billion. By ensuring that your app is accessible to people with disabilities, you can reach a significantly larger customer base and ensure that no one is excluded from
Meet the Students of NASA Johnson Style
Meet the Students behind the NASA Johnson Style video, NASA's most popular web video ever. The video highlights activities at Johnson Space Center and uses footage of the International Space Station, Mission Control, and JSC's Rocket Park. The lead singer is Eric Sim, a North Carolina State University aerospace engineering student, who breaks into the famous "Gangnam Style" dance.
The Tortoise and the Goose
This is a cute video about a goose and a tortoise who are a "couple" that look after one another. In this clip from Nature, we see an unlikely pairing with unlikely animal behavior. (01:11)
Curious George Helps to Teach about Backyard Bugs
The children head to the back yard in search of bugs. They turn over rocks and find a centipede, slug, and pill bug. By looking at the critters, they learn how they live and what they do.
Modelli e sistemi per l'e-Learning
Questo articolo propone una tassonomia dei modelli di e-learning adottabili all’interno di progetti di formazione integrata. Qui le diverse classi si differenziano per due elementi fondamentali riconducibili al processo (modalità d’apprendimento) e al modello del sistema che lo realizza. La scelta di un approccio rispetto ad un altro è determinata dalle realtà organizzative, formative, pratiche e tecnologiche dei diversi contesti di formazione. La tassonomia si articola in tre classi fond
Machines that change climate: Porsche 911 Turbo vs. Toyota Prius
This activity asks students make 'back-of-the-envelope' calculations to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide released to the environment by different types of automobiles. It shows students that decisions they make can significantly alter the amount of greenhouse gases they release to the environment. It also helps students learn about exponential growth by calculating how the money saved by purchasing an inexpensive car can be invested to great advantage. The exercise is designed for non-scien
What chance for peace in Sri Lanka?
The recent resumption of violence in Sri Lanka between the Tamil Tigers and Government forces has set back hopes that a peaceful settlement could be established in this long running conflict. Miranda Alison of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies provides an insight into the history of the conflict and examines whether a resolution is likely in the near future. Length: 23 minutes
Global Climate Change: Perspectives from the Past
People are constantly asking how today's climate compares with detailed climate records from tens of thousands of years ago to tens of millions of years ago. To the best of our knowledge, we have to search back 55 million years to find a time interval where the rate temperature changes were anywhere near the rate of change that is occurring now. This time interval is called the Paleocene- Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). In this lecture, Dr Opdyke compared data from the Eocene to data collected fr
Mentoring, Metacognition and Music: Interaction Analyses and Implications for Intelligent Learning E
This paper reports on an empirical study of the interactive means by which a human teacher supported higher-order, musical thinking in learners. The aim of the work presented here was to create guidelines on how to make practical use of empirical research in teaching agent development. The research overview given in the introduction is followed by an illustrative example of mentoring interactions in musical learning. An elaboration of a musical education problem is then given and a description o
Internet Scout Project
A great offering from the nonprofit technical and educational organization Water Environment Federation is the Be in the Know...Get With the Flow activity. Using Flash technology, users get to experience an interactive and graphically interesting Web site that shows how water moves from homes and businesses to water treatment facilities and finally back to rivers and lakes. When various parts of the system are clicked, a new page is brought up that contains an animation such as the sewer system
Woman and young girl reading
A woman and a young girl are seated at a table in front of a window looking at a paper held by the woman. There is a potted plant on the table.
Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
This site contains nearly 300,000 slides and photos of Asian art and architecture. Materials are predominantly Buddhist but include Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and other works (dating back to 2500 BC). This archive is the most comprehensive collection of its kind. It includes the largest photo archive of Nepali art and architecture in the world and represents the only formal collection that photographically records Nepali's artistic heritage.
Jack Miles: America, Islam and the 'ground zero mosque', at ANU
Professor Jack Miles of the University of California at Irvine gives this lecture entitled 'America, Islam and the 'ground zero mosque'' at The Australian National University on 9 September 2010. Plans to build an Islamic centre near the site of the 9/11 bombing have become a flashpoint for debate over the nature of America's relations with Islam. Eminent American religion scholar and journalist Professor Jack Miles argues that the conservative critics of the "ground zero mosque" are Osama bin
Auburn vs. Alabama (1953)
"The two best teams in the SEC met for their annual intrastate battle in Birmingham with a "Winner Take All" situation facing them. Both teams had strong offenses and stout defenses. The defenses played the major role in the game however, as neither team could muster more than one touchdown drive. The X and Y teams played outstanding ball and deserved to win this, the most important game of the season. Dooley's x unit was probably the more effective that afternoon, but Vince was injured in the t
Municipal Building, Huntsville, Alabama
This image is a color photograph of the Municipal Building in Huntsville, Ala. Postcard text: (back) The new City of Huntsville Municipal Building, one of the many in "Space City's" Civic Center. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Preiss, Montgomery, Ala., postmarked June 11, 1974.
Goliath at Cathedral Caverns, Grant, Alabama
This image is a color photograph of the Cathedral Caverns, which are caves near Grant, Ala. Postcard text: (back) "Goliath" -- World's largest stalagmite stands majestically reflected in the "Lake of the Caverns" in the world's largest cavern room. Cathedral Caverns, Grant, Alabama featuring the 7 greatest wonders in the world.