This expedition guide was written as a self-directed tour for the temporary biodiversity exhibit that preceded the museum's Hall of Biodiversity. The site continues to serve as a terrific resource for understanding biodiversity.
Yellowstone: Monitoring the Fire Below
This interactive feature story is part of Science Bulletins, an innovative online and exhibition program that offers the public a window into the excitement of scientific discovery. Published in June 2006, this Earth Bulletin looks at the geologic history of Yellowstone National Park. It includes the following components: Three online essays - Yellowstone National Park Is a Volcano, Signs of Restlessness, and Volcanic Witness; An Interview with Bob Smith -- each available in a print-friendly for
Spirits in Steel: The Art of the Kalabari Masquerade
This Web site, created to complement a AMNH exhibition, explores the art of the Kalabari Masquerade.
Astro Viz: Colliding Galaxies
Our innovative Science Bulletins include interactive data visualizations that offer a three-dimensional journey through the cosmos. Published in September 2005, this Astro Viz takes a look at what happens when galaxies collide.
Climate Change Graphics from the Hall of Planet Earth
This collection of Climate Change Graphics is from Earth: Inside and Out, part of the Museum's Seminars on Science series. These distance-learning courses are designed to help educators meet the new national science standards.
Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites
This Web site, created to complement the Hall of Meteorites, looks at these fallen rocks and what they tell scientists about the formation of stars and planets.
Tribal Energies Program: Biodiesel Pilot Project
This site provides a project summary of Nez Perce Tribal involvements with biodiesel energy productions. Also found on this site are links to further information other Tribal Energy Programs.
The Struggle for Existence: Competition Between Bacterial Strains
Two strains of Escherichia coli are grown in broth and plated out at intervals. A population growth curve is plotted for each strain. The two strains are then grown together for several days in different types of broth. Students from each day's laboratory plate out the mixed culture on selective media. Data are pooled. Population curves are plotted for the two strains in competition. With different conditions, it is possible to observe competitive displacement of one strain by another.
Switchgrass Science - Partners Video Magazine
At the University of Tennessee, switchgrass is all the buzz - a plant that's farmer and environment-friendly, and a cheap alternative to high-priced corn for making ethanol. Switchgrass Science is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, Fueling America. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html
RHESSI Observes the Flare over AR9906 - rotate view with times
Zoom in (with rotation) to solar active region AR9906 on April 21, 2002 with SOHO-EIT,TRACE and RHESSI data. RHESSI observes x-rays from this flare. The red contours represent the 12-25 keV photon energy range and the blue contours represent 50-100 keV.
Reading comprehension: Home and community
Using the telephone in an efficient manner to give tips about recycling. An exercise to complete a form and a speaking exercise about recycling. Being able to give instructions about recycling.
The Numbers Behind Hunger: Calorie Counting
Following are a series of activities in which students apply various math skills to better understand the problems of world hunger and what steps are being taken to reduce the number of people without enough to eat. This activity makes use of basic math skills to learn more about the energy value of food. A link to the US Dept. of Agriculture National Nutrient Database is listed here. Teachers may want to browse through the database first and determine the best way to present it to students: let
GIS Database Development
The lessons in Geography 484 cover creation and editing of vector data layers; georeferencing image files; principles of relational database design; acquiring data via the Internet; managing the coordinate systems of datasets; metadata creation and editing; attribute and spatial joins, and thematic mapping for the sake of analysis; and much more. We give the people who feel they have the experience and skills covered in Geography 484 the option of testing out of the course by completing the fina
Gestión y difusión de revistas académicas vía Internet
A Spanish speaking video with a 23 minutes summary of a one day workshop (Buenos Aires, June 13th., 2007) about journal management and access in the Web. Workshop for journal editors organized by the Information Center of the National Council of Research in Argentina (CONICET-CAICYT), the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) and the Public Knowledge Project-Open Journal System of the Simon Fraser and
Spastic Paraplegia - Reflexes Exam - Abnormal (Pathological) Sub-exam - Patient 5
This video features a 54-year-old white male with a history of spastic paraplegia (diagnosed in 1994) and no previous history of heart disease or cardiac workup. He presented to the Emergency Room complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain. Patient presented to the ER complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain, rated 3/10, lasting approximately 30 minutes, occurring multiple times daily at rest or during activity. The first episode occurred three days before
How Lou Got the Flu
This article from our family magazine series traces the spread of the flu virus from a duck in China to a young girl in Kansas. The article begins by introducing kids to Louise and the symptoms of influenza. On a series of clickable screens, they learn how the flu virus traveled from a duck to a pig to a farmer to a shopper to a student to Louise. A sidebar (But I Got a Flu Shot Last Year...) explains why influenza is trickier to outsmart than smallpox and polio. Another sidebar ("Microbes on th
Embedding the concept of competency maps
This presentation outlines the background, context and transferability of a competency mapping tool originally developed in health but suitable for enterprise
Retail Marketing: merchandising
This course examines the importance of the atmospherics and visual merchandising and describes how a retail store image is conveyed to consumers. These concepts are combined with the customer service with the objectives of communicating with the consumer in the point of sale and to gain competitive advantage. Greater awareness of the would benefit students entering the sector. Core module designed to build on the student’s knowledge of merchandising in the marketing field. Retail Managers need
Statics deals with the principles of equilibrium. In this course the principles of forces and moments will be explained as well as principle of equilibrium of forces and moments. This also includes the equilibrium of 2D and 3D structures and trusses. Furthermore the principle of internal forces and moments is addressed as well as the use of the principle of virtual work to calculate both external and internal loads. Finally, the concepts of centre of gravity, centroids and moments of inertia are
Testing Fundamental Loads
Students will conduct several simple lab activities to learn about the five fundamental load types that can act on structures: tension, compression, shear, bending, and torsion. In this activity, students break foam insulation blocks by applying these five fundamental load types (tension, compression, shear, bending and torsion). Students will study carefully each type of fracture pattern (break in the material) and make drawings of the fracture patterns in their notes in order to learn the tell