Introduction to portfolios and their uses
To identify what a portfolio is, why they are used and to identify some pieces of material that may be used to support claims for learning and development.
Designing a Questionnaire
This RLO introduces good practice in questionnaire design, step by step.
Internship Agreement Attachment
Interns work directly with on-site supervisors (mentors), home-school principals, or other principals, supervisors, or agency administrators on specified objectives for the number of clock hours designated in a signed agreement. The mentor or campus supervisor approves all experiences used for the completion of objectives. At least one reading is selected to facilitate the achievement of each objective in the internship. Reflections on the experiences, the readings, and the relationship between
Tommaso Treu and Mike Shara Discuss Super Massive Black Holes
Mike Shara, curator in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, sat down with Tommaso Treu, physics professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to discuss the importance of understanding super massive black holes and dark matter at the 217th American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle, Washington. Treu also explained how he came to work in this specialized field. For more information, visit http://www.amnh.org
Induction of Nitrate Reductase in Plant Shoots
A laboratory exercise that uses colormetric assay and corn seedling shoots to study the induction of enzyme activity by a substrate.
The Numbers Behind Hunger: Rate of Change
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 looks at how the number of people affected by hunger is changing. Students will understand the dynamic nature of the problem and the challenges of reaching the Millennium Development Goal to reduce the number of people suffering from hunger by half by 2015. This is Acti
Genetics in the Classroom and the Curriculum
In this online article, from the Museum's Musings newsletter for educators, two participants in the Genomics Study Group share their strategies for teaching genetics to high school students. They include tips on: where to begin, including teacher preparation and good content starting points how to use genetics labs when they are available, and alternate approaches when they're not ways to use case studies and topics in the news to increase students' interest guidelines for handling bioethics in
Solving Energy Problems
The culminating energy project is introduced and the technical problem solving process is applied to get the students started on the project. By the end of the class, the students should have a good perspective on what they have already learned and what they still need to learn to complete the project.
Men walking on ice The National Archives UK posted a photo: Description: 'Photograph (Cinematograph Film) entitled 'With Captain Scott [Royal Navy] to the South Pole (British Antarctic Expedition)'. Pony
The National Archives UK posted a photo:
Description: 'Photograph (Cinematograph Film) entitled 'With Captain Scott [Royal Navy] to the South Pole (British Antarctic Expedition)'. Pony
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.
Wake Meandering -- An Analysis of Instantaneous 2d Laser Measurements
The vast majority of wind turbines are today erected in wind farms. As a consequence, wake generated loads are becoming more and more important. We present a new experimental technique to measure the instantaneous wake deficit directly, thus allowing us to quantify the wake meandering as well as the instantaneous wake expansion expressed in a meandering frame of reference. The experimental results are subsequently used in a preliminary verification of the basic conjecture of a wake meandering mo
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6.2 Getting the feel of big and small numbers
Do you have a graphics or scientific calculator? If so, this unit will help you to understand the different functions and facilities available. With a focus on arithmetic, you will learn what a powerful tool this type of calculator can be.
3.4 Evaluation at the end of a project Different types of evaluation may take place at the end of a project. A common one is determining the extent to which the project outcomes have been achieved. This is often done in a meeting of the sponsor, key stakeholders and project team leaders, and sometimes informed by reports from key perspectives. An evaluation of this nature may be the final stage of the project, and the main purpose might be to ensure that the project has met all of the contracted expectations and can be ‘sig
Different types of evaluation may take place at the end of a project. A common one is determining the extent to which the project outcomes have been achieved. This is often done in a meeting of the sponsor, key stakeholders and project team leaders, and sometimes informed by reports from key perspectives. An evaluation of this nature may be the final stage of the project, and the main purpose might be to ensure that the project has met all of the contracted expectations and can be ‘sig
'District 1,' 1978, which was one of the first dance works created for the New Television Workshop. Choreographer Rudy Perez and visual consultant Stephen Price worked with Fred Barzyk to create this work, which features a large group of dancers working in downtown Boston at City Hall. The choreography is comprised of simple movements that interact with the architecture of the site. Still photographs are incorporated. At several points, marching bands enter the picture, creating a built-in sound
The Ocean's Role in the Climate System
This online article is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses that allow educators to discuss scientific ideas and classroom applications with AMNH scientists and educators. "The Ocean's Tole in the Climate System" is part of The Ocean System course.
Audio Gallery: Scientists and Social Responsibility
This online audio gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Scientists and Social Responsibility, part of the Frontiers in Physical Science seminar, is available in broadband and modem formats and with a printable PDF transcript. The audio discuss some of the social-responsibility issues that scientists are grappling with today.
This fun Web article is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about volcanoes. The article begins by introducing students to Jim Webster, an Earth scientist at the Museum who studies volcanoes and has re-created the conditions for a magma chamber in his lab. In Visit Jim's Lab, students see firsthand how he studies volcanoes, both in the field and in the lab.
Kids' Guide to the Birds of Central Park
An illustrated guide to birds commonly found in Central Park, and an introduction to birding for young naturalists. The guide also includes information on where to go in Central Park to see birds in various habitats: freshwater, woodlands, and open areas.