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Degrees Kelvin: A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy
LORD KELVIN. In 1840, a precocious 16-year-old by the name of William Thomson spent his summer vacation studying an extraordinarily sophisticated mathematical controversy. His brilliant analysis inspired lavish praise and made the boy an instant intellectual celebrity. As a young scholar William dazzled a Victorian society enthralled with the seductive authority and powerful beauty of scientific discovery. At a time when no one really understood heat, light, electricity, or magnetism, Thomson fo
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Exploring Earth : explore the world of Earth science
This site could be a powerful supplement to textbook-based teaching and learning. By using this site, high school students can visualize and interact with Earth science concepts in an active, engaging manner. If teachers are looking for online resources that promote inquiry- or discovery-based learning, they could draw from the more than 70 investigations on this site. Specific resources could also be used to introduce a topic, to supplement a reading assignment, or to continue student learning
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Kekule's Dream and Bunsen's Burner
Connecting science to students? lives has always been a major goal of teachers. Most introductory chemistry or physical science textbooks contain small paragraphs and sidebars about notable scientists or historical events, but these short snippets of information often do not seem relevant to students' lives. A free, online resource?Using the History of Science in the Chemistry Classroom?helps teachers incorporate the history of science in chemistry and physical science classrooms.
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Curriculum Materials : Hands-On Activities from The Water Sourcebook
These curriculum materials are from The Water Sourcebook series, a popular set of hands-on water environment activities. The activities, arranged by grade level, range from construction of a big book about water in the life of a fish for younger students to the exploration of the physics of artesian flow for older learners. Topics include the water cycle, conservation, consumption, contamination, treatment, landfills, rivers, flow dynamics, and detecting radon. Correlations to other subject area
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How the Woodpecker Avoids a Headache
This diagram from Rainbird Publishing describes the specialized physical characteristics that allow woodpeckers to create some of the most secure nests in the bird world.
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Physical Science
Physical science is the science of matter and energy and their interactions and examines the physical world around us. Using the methods of the physical sciences, students learn about the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter and the relationships between matter and energy. Students are best able to build understanding of the physical sciences through hands-on exploration of the physical world.
Author(s): K-12 Outreach,

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Don't Crack Humpty
Student groups are provided with a generic car base. The groups then design a device/enclosure that will protect an egg on or in the car as it is rolled down a ramp at increasing slopes. Students will be expected to perform basic mathematical calculations using their data.
Author(s): K-12 Outreach Office,

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9 The factory reform movement
Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime … these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert Owen, seen by some as a visionary and by others as a knave and a charlatan, sought to address in the early 1800s. This unit uses a series of essays written by Owen to explore the ideas of this important and controversial figure.
Author(s): The Open University

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Renaissance Artists
An eighteen minute video that is a lecture about these artists with photos. As with most art videos, preview it first should there be an image that may not be appropriate for your class. A good video that provides great insights into the movement, artists, and style of painting.
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Blazing Gas
Students are introduced to our Sun as they explore its composition, what is happening inside it, its relationship to our planet (our energy source), and the ways engineers help us learn about it.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Magnitude of the Richter Scale
In this activity, students will learn about the Richter Scale for measuring earthquakes. The students will make a booklet with drawings that represent each rating of the Richter Scale.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Do as the Romans: Construct an Aqueduct!
In this activity, students work with specified materials to create aqueduct components that will transport 2 liters of water across a short distance in their classroom. The goal is to build an aqueduct that will supply Aqueductis, a Roman city, with clean water for private homes, public baths, and glorious fountains.
Author(s): Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,

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7.1.1 Using the keyboard
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Author(s): The Open University

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Otis Visiting Artist: Claire Fontaine
Fine Arts and Graduate Fine Arts present a lecture by Claire Fontaine, a Paris-based collective founded in 2004. After lifting her name from a popular brand of school notebooks, Claire Fontaine declared herself a "readymade artist" and began to elaborate a version of neo-conceptual art that often looks like other people's work. Working in neon, video, sculpture, painting and text, her practice can be described as an ongoing interrogation of the political impotence and the crisis of singularity t
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An Expert Survey on the Barriers and Enables of Open Educational Practices
An Expert Survey on the Barriers and Enables of Open Educational Practices
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Discovering Properties of Matter
What is matter? How do we define it? What are some of its properties that we can measure? Come learn all about this fundamental piece of science in this Wowie clip from the Children's Museum of Houston. Cynthia briefly discusses the following properties of matter: shape, texture, magnetism, fluorescence, and mass.  (0:59)
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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, triangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a triangle
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Tale Of Two Tongues
ongues are important, biologists say. Two recent studies explore tongue design and function--how they are used for lapping by dogs and for nectar retrieval by hummingbirds. Margaret Rubega, of the University of Connecticut, explains how hummingbird tongues, without any muscle, grab liquid. A. W. Crompton and Catherine Musinsky, of Harvard University, and Crompton's dog Matilda, demonstrate how dogs get water in their mouths by flattening the tongue into a plate and how the liquid travels through
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Creative Method of Teaching With Technology
This three-minute presentation that this teacher created for his students will bring a smile to your face. (02:58)
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1.1.4: Infants with SIRDS
This Unit will introduce you to a number of ways of representing data graphically and of summarising data numerically. You will learn the uses for pie charts, bar charts, histograms and scatterplots. You will also be introduced to various ways of summarising data and methods for assessing location and dispersion.
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