Using the Worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, in Undergraduate Genetics and Developmental Biology Laborato
C. elegans is easy to use, transparent, reproduces quickly, and has a cloned genome. All of these factors make it an ideal system for use in introductory, genetics or developmental biology labs. This lab familiarizes students with the life cycle, development, terminology, and common mutant phenotypes of C. elegans. It also introduces the use of GFP transgenic worms to visualize specific cell types in the worm. A detailed sample experiment is included that takes students through using genetic cro
"We Want Real Jobs:" Sandra White and Brenda Steward on the Work Experience Program in New York City
During the 1960's and 1970's welfare reform movements from the left sought to increase benefits and expand community power, but in 1996 critics from the right passed the federal Welfare Reform Act to limit the program by imposing time-limits and restrictions on welfare benefits. In New York City, the Work Experience Program (WEP), or workfare, initiated in conjunction with the 1996 act, required welfare recipients to "pay off" their welfare benefits by working menial jobs for the city at well be
Module One: Interpersonal Relationships
The present module entitled "Intra-Personal Relationship Skills" will address several components such as self esteem and self improvement, values education, goal setting and time management, substance use and abuse, heritage and finally, wellness and care which will focus on nutrition, fitness and stress management. This will provide learners the opportunity to use basic self development concepts and strategies that promote self respect and high self-esteem. They will develop an understanding of
Module 8: Medium- and Long-term Financing
Identify and arrange medium- and long-term finance for an overseas buyer (internal/external) to allow the buyer extended terms while providing cash payment to a seller without recourse. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to create resources to help increase international skills in the business community. These materials address the need of the international trade practitioner for knowledge and information that is specific to trade finance by providing a means
Write Now! Career Writing Prompts: Speech Pathologist
This Career Clip features Carrie Kane, Speech Pathologist at Good Shepherd in Allentown, PA. She uses technology in many ways to help those that are having problems with speech. Her best career advice came from a supervisor and that she should utilize her abilities with technology in her future because she appeared to be naturally gifted with it.
Dozer the Dog Runs Marathon
This 25-second video shows Dozer the dog coming across the finish line at the 2011 Maryland Half Marathon. The race was held in Howard County on May 15 to benefit the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. Learn more about Dozer's amazing story at: http://www.ummsfoundation.org/dozer. Related Links: University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center http://www.umgcc.org/ Maryland Half Marathon http://www.mdhalfmarathon.com/Page.aspx?pid=418 Charm City Run (Race Photos) https://picasa
Thunderbird Texas Alumni Endowed Scholarship
Anetta Hunek, a 2009 graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management living in Houston, talks about the Texas Alumni Endowed Scholarship. http://www.thunderbird.edu/txscholarship
Tutorial Letter: General Information - Module One
In this module we will introduce you to concepts such as food security, food insecurity, nutrition security, livelihood security, food policies and programmes and the role of stakeholders and facilitators. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to gather information on many different levels, from the macro to the micro level. You will also, in time, become equipped to analyse community and household needs, understand the implications of policies and strategies for communities and househ
Changes in Ecosystems - by StudyJams
Ecosystems are constantly going through gradual changes. Sometimes those changes are natural, and sometimes they are caused by humans. Learn more about changes in an ecosystem with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Cold Gas Dynamic Spray (CGDS): formation of Ti-Al intermetallics CORE-Materials posted a photo: Cold gas dynamic spray, CGDS (or kinetic spray) is a rapidly developing c
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Crocodile Skeleton - Front Limb
The crocodile has small limbs because its spends most of its time in water. The limbs are sprawled and it drags itself across land. The ball and socket joint allows the limb to move in different directions.
Navigating by the Numbers
In this lesson, students will learn that math is important in navigation and engineering. Ancient land and sea navigators started with the most basic of navigation equations (Speed x Time = Distance). Today, navigational satellites use equations that take into account the relative effects of space and time. However, even these high-tech wonders cannot be built without pure and simple math concepts basic geometry and trigonometry that have been used for thousands of years. In this lesson, these b
Exploring Texture from a Set Work: Mozart
A lesson plan aimed at all levels. Students are required to listen to a specific extract from a set work with which they are already familiar and select an appropriate diagram which graphically represents the accompaniment at various points.
Movements and Shifts in Supply Curves
A consideration of the factors affecting the movements and shifts in supply curves and how the interaction of demand and supply curves affect market forces.
Mt. Pinatubo 10th Anniversary Perspective (Stills)
This recent false color Landsat-7 image, from January 2001, shows Mt. Pinatubo as it stands today. The caldera is seen in the middle of the image, underneath clouds. Ten years after the blast, vegetation is re-growing on the slopes of the mountain (in green.) Streams of mud, called lahars, (resulting from ash from the eruption mixing with water- seen as the lighter sediment) continue to flow down the sides of the mountains, as well as channels of water (darker streams). However, as vegetation gr
Stealth Learning: Acquiring Knowledge About Vascular Plant Structure While Using a Vegetative Key
Many students find it tedious to learn the terminology that is used to describe the vegetative structure of vascular plants. An effective method is to acquire these skills "accidentally", in the process of identifying unfamiliar plants. This exercise uses a vegetative key to woody plants within walking distance of the lab. Before the lab, plants are labeled with alphabetic tags. Students are given a brief introduction, and then they attempt to identify each labeled plant using the key. If their
Using Community Resources to Teach Genetics
In this online article, from the museum's Musings newsletter for educators, the Youth and Family Programs Director offers advice on how to integrate genetics learning into students' daily lives. The tips she gives are: make it simple find local or online resources check out the news use an interdisciplinary approach to ethical issues expose students to new career options remember that the best science generates more questions.
12.000 Solving Complex Problems (MIT)
Solving Complex Problems provides an opportunity for entering freshmen to gain first-hand experience with working as part of a team to develop effective approaches to complex problems in Earth system science and engineering that do not have straightforward solutions. The subject includes training in a variety of skills, ranging from library research to Web Design. Each year's course explores a different problem in detail through the study of complimentary case histories and the development of&nb
WordWorld:V is for Vacation
WordWorld:V is for Vacation. This is an excerpt from the popular PBS kids show Word World. In this video, the word world animals create "v" words and turn the words into actual things. This is a good teaching resource for the early childhood classroom. It helps with learning to blend words and builds phonic skills. (10:56)