Chris Difford Guest Lecture "Cool for Cats..."
On Thursday 19 November, double Ivor Novello Award winner Chris Difford delivered on song writing to a full lecture theatre. It was a moment to remember for all in attendance, with one member of staff commenting, "I've worked here for sixteen years and that was the best hour yet". Chris' anecdotes and advice were especially appreciated by the song writers and music production students in the audience. With over 25 years of experience, and a single-minded attitude, Chris has become one of the mos
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."
NASA CONNECT Better Health from Space to Earth
In NASA CONNECT Better Health From Space to Earth, students will learn about the importance of good nutrition and exercise. They will investigate what we can learn in space about our bodies here on Earth. Students will see how researchers and scientists apply the mathematics concepts of measurement and estimation to study the loss of calcium in bones and the loss of muscle mass while astronauts are living and working in space. Grades 6-8.
The Introduction to Cardiovascular Pathophysiology course provides the students with two main objectives. It delineates the material students are expected to understand and have recalled from the basic cardiac physiology lectures and it expands on the discussion of the hemodynamic perturbations of cardiac function.
Physical Activity for Everyone
These videos help explain physical activity guidelines, give you tips on how to meet them and show you how to do muscle strengthening exercises properly.
Two Simple Electrophysical Preparations Using Grasshoppers
These grasshoppers can be used to investigate various nerve impulse, electrical stimulation resulting in muscle contraction, strength of muscle contraction, and biomechanics of the knee joint some selected applications.
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
A short video clip of an anatomy model in the proper anatomical position. Starts as a skeletal view and then overlays with muscle. This video could be a nice introduction to a lesson on the skeletal or muscular system and how the two systems work together for movement and support. No sound. Run time 0:59.
How the Body Works: The Cell
Look at some of the parts of the cell, and see how they work together, to make this basic building block of all animal life - the cell. Key vocabulary words include: ovum, tissues, organs, nerve cells, muscle cells, liver cells, cell support, nucleus, DNA, RNA, cytoplasm, cell membrane, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, lysosomes, centrioles, and golgi complex. Run time 03:10.
Anatomy of a Muscle Cell
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses the structure of a muscle cell. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.
Very detailed explanation of the nerve impulse within a muscle. Shows how the action potential reaches the synapse and moves across to the receptors on the next nerve's dendrites. Shows changing of the ions to change the action potential. Animation with narration. Grades 9-12. 2:18 min.
The Urinary System
The urinary system is concerned with the formation and elimination of urine. In an adult, more than 2,500 pints of blood passes through the kidneys each day. Blood enters via the renal arteries and is filtered to remove most of the waste products of metabolism. Seven pints of filtrate are produced every hour. Purified blood returns to the body circulation via the renal veins. The filtering process is carried out by more than two million tiny kidney units, or nephrons, which produce a highly conc
Many of the body's most basic functions are regulated by the endocrine system—eight different glands located throughout the body. The endocrine system constantly and quietly does its work—secreting liquid chemical messengers called hormones. These chemicals manage muscle growth and digestion, as well as energy, reproduction, and more. This 3-D animation shows the hormones as they move through the body. Grades 7-12. 1:02 min.
Short video clip shows how a vein contains one-way valves that work in conjunction with skeleto-muscles. When the sceleto-mucles contract, the valve open and blood is forced toward the heart. When the sceleto-muscle relaxed, the valve closed to prevent the backflow of blood away from the heart. Grades 5-12. 19 sec.
Student Review of the Major Skeletal Muscles
This video uses a model to point out each of the major human skeletal muscles using the proper pronunciation, although the student stumbles a bit over the names at times. It would be a good video for students to use as a review before a lab muscle practical. All student made video with sound.
Pronounce the Muscles (Part 1)
Video has a list of major muscle names, beginning with letters A through G. The narrator pronounces the muscle names, and then allows the student to practice pronunciation. Words are a little blurry. Grades 9-12. 4:21 min.
Pronounce the Muscles (Part 2)
Video has a list of major muscle names, beginning with letters G through M. The narrator pronounces the muscle names, and then allows the student to practice pronunciation. Words are a little blurry. Grades 9-12. 3:29 min.
Pronounce the Muscles (Part 3)
Video has a list of major muscle names, beginning with letters O through R. The narrator pronounces the muscle names, and then allows the student to practice pronunciation. Words are a little blurry. Grades 9-12. 2:48 min.
Pronounce the Muscles (Part 4)
Video has a list of major muscle names, beginning with letters S through Z. The narrator pronounces the muscle names, and then allows the student to practice pronunciation. Words are a little blurry. Grades 9-12. 4:21 min.
Shows how ATP molecules are used to make the myosin move and push the actin fiber to make the muscle contract. Narrated animation with labels for the parts; very detailed. Grades 9-12. 58 sec.