Graphic Design: Using Symmetry to Create Corporate Logos
This activity teaches students to describe three types of symmetry, to categorize symmetric figures based on type of symmetry, and to create figures using different type of symmetry. The activities use familiar logos and signs to show how symmetry is used in the world of design, and to help differentiate between the different kinds of symmetry used in these examples.
Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 6-8
This two-week interdisciplinary curriculum unit encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Students learn about climate change within a systems framework, examining interconnections among environmental, social, and economic issues. Lessons are aligned with national science and social studies standards but may be used in other classes as well. The first week of this 2-week unit lays the foundation for understanding some of the forces behin
Shopping Mall Math
Students participate in activities in which they develop number sense in and around the shopping mall. Two sets of activities, one developed for younger middle-grade students and one for older, deal with size and space, estimation, measurement, and applications involving percent.
Concurrent Lines, Medians, and Altitudes
Explore the relationships between perpendicular bisectors, the circumscribed circle, angle bisectors, the inscribed circle, altitudes, and medians using a triangle that can be resized and reshaped.
Student Perceptions of Action, Relevance, and Pace
How do teachers know their students are engaged? The results of a study in which middle school students' perceptions of academic achievement were analyzed.,Volume 36, Number 4
If you listen closely, you can hear the sounds of a critical element in the production of silk--silkworm caterpillars dining on mulberry leaves. This episode of the two-minute radio show Pulse of the Planet focuses on how silkworms are raised. In the episode, available here in MP3 audio and text formats, a guest biochemist describes the silk farming process, noting the silkworms' dependence on large quantities of human-supplied mulberry leaves. The host points out how much silkworms grow in leng
Plugged in to CO2
In this classroom activity, students measure the energy use of various appliances and electronics and calculate how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is released to produce that energy.
The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
This site has topical articles, short biographies of more than 1300 mathematicians, and timelines. Each article refers to suggested books and articles for further research, and the site also has a bibliography of over 700 math history works. The site's indexes include a subject index, a Famous Curves index, an index of women mathematicians, and a quotations index.
Learning about Multiplication Using Dynamic Sketches of an Area Model
Students can learn to visualize the effects of multiplying a fixed positive number by positive numbers greater than 1 and less than 1 with this tool. Using interactive figures, students can investigate how changing the height of a rectangle with a fixed width changes its area.
In Concert: Paolo Pandolfo & Thomas Boysen
Paolo Pandolfo (viola da gamba) and Thomas Boysen (theorbo/Baroque guitar) play in a dazzling program of Renaissance improvisations and celebrated works by Sainte-Colombe and Marin Marais. For more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5386.
Geologic Time: Eons, Eras, and Epochs
This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national science education standards. This publication contains resources designed to do three things. The first is to complement teacher content knowledge and its relationship to the nature of geologic science. Geology is not a laboratory based science lending itself to traditional notions
Difference of Squares
This lesson uses a series of related arithmetic experiences to prompt students to generalize into more abstract ideas. In particular, students explore arithmetic statements leading to a result that is the factoring pattern for the difference of two squares. An excellent teaching idea on how to help students walk the bridge from arithmetic to algebra.
Welcome & Plenary I: Population, Consumption and Human Wellbeing
Welcome remarks were made by Haile Debas, Steve Shortell and John Stobo. Plenary I was chaired by Malcolm Potts, with a keynote speech by Sir John E. Sulston and comments by panelists Ndola Prata and Jaime Sepulveda.
Intro to Chemistry: 10.1 Introduction to Acids and Bases (1/2)
Join award winning teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams as they interactively teach Chemistry: 10.1 Introduction to Acids and Bases. Common acids and bases are identified. The properties of acids and bases are also identified. ( 8:01)
Otis: Share a Memory of the Woman's Building: Chutney Gunderson
Otis College: Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building: Weekend of October 15-16, 2011: Still Doin' It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman's Building: Share a Memory of the Woman's Building During the Weekend of October 15-16, 2011, women gave their memories of their experiences at the Woman's Building. Some were there and participated in numerous activities, some were influenced by it. Otis College exhibition "Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building"
Student Projects in Mobile Learning
Students worked in teams to identify an educational challenge, research it, propose a solution using mobile technology, implement and evaluate it.
"A Charleston Affair Weekend" 2012 -- College of Charleston Alumni Party
Join the College of Charleston Alumni Association in its countdown to "A Charleston Affair Weekend" -- Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6, 2012. The weekend is an exhilarating schedule of events and programs for all alumni and friends. Mark your calendars and make your reservations for a sensational weekend in the best city on the planet! Find out more: http://www.acaweekend.com/
Male Weedy Seadragon Carrying Eggs on Abdomen
This very short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a male Weedy Seadragon carrying eggs on his abdomen. Weedy seadragons are one of only two species of seadragons, the second is known as the leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) due to the greater number of leaf-like appendages along its body. Seadragons resemble the seahorses to which they are related, having a bony-plated body and elongated snout; their tails are not prehensile however. This is a great resource to help buil
Lecture 8, February 2
Marketing - MKTG 25010 Audio Lectures - Lecture 8, February 2 - Kent State University > COLLEGES > College of Business Administration > COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION > Marketing > MKTG 25010 Audio Lectures > Lecture 8, February 2
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology was written by teams of sociology professors and writers and peer-reviewed by college instructors nationwide. The textbook was developed for OpenStax College as part of […]