6.973 Communication System Design (MIT)
This course presents a top-down approach to communications system design. The course will cover communication theory, algorithms and implementation architectures for essential blocks in modern physical-layer communication systems (coders and decoders, filters, multi-tone modulation, synchronization sub-systems). The course is hands-on, with a project component serving as a vehicle for study of different communication techniques, architectures and implementations. This year, the project is focuse
Stem Cells: 5 Year Progress Report
Embryonic stem cells can transform themselves into every cell in your body. Does researching these stem cells violate human sanctity, or is it medicine's brightest frontier? What are the prospects for adult stem cells?
Checklist - Study Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
How to use Twitter in the K-12 classroom
A 15 minute video that offers step-by-step directions on starting a Twitter account for the classroom or personal use. I have used and written on this technology and it works, if, and this is a major if, you have parent permission and having a cell phone turned on in the classroom isn't against school rules.
Medical animator David Bolinsky presents 3 minutes of stunning animation that show the bustling life inside a cell. Bolinsky describes how he uses animation to help people see the beauty in the biological sciences. He worked on a project with Harvard to show molecular and cellular biology in a way that makes it easy for students to understand.
The Count's Number of the Day is 20
This is one of The Count's Number of the Day segments featuring The Count and his 'counting pipe organ.' The sound on this Sesame Street snippet is only average. (1:39)
Organs and Systems Working Together
This interactive site has four, brief videos that explain on how various organ systems works together to keep the body functioning properly. Included is a summary of the lesson, and an short assessment to check understanding.
All Systems Go - Interactive Site
In this interactive activity from Kinetic City, Arnold is missing all of his organ systems. The organs of the human body are critical for maintaining conditions that are necessary for life, and must operate in concert with each other to do their jobs. Help Arnold identify these important organ systems and put them back into his body where they belong. Site includes descriptions of each organ, video, and a game with timer.
How to avoid online predators: Facts and
"Online offenders are manipulative, cunning, and very patient con artists. They understand the wants and needs of teens such as attention, affection, and companionship. They “groom” a child to trust and believe in them. Online grooming entails gifts, such as cell phones with cameras, webcams, money, mp3 players, trips, or anything that teens may want but can’t afford. Many of these gifts and devices are for the purpose of encouraging teens to take, produce, and transmit sexually explicit
Introduction to Nanotechnology Solar Photovoltaics
This video gives a short introduction to solar photovoltaic energy generation via the emerging science of nanotechnology. See how the Sun may produce enough useable energy to provide all of mankind's energy needs in the very near future. Run time 02:32.
B.B. King on Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual 1968 Part 2
This video shows B.B. King playing live on B.B. King on Ralph Gleason's Jazz Casual 1968
B.B. King - guitar
Sonny Freeman - drums
James Toney - organ
Mose Thomas - trumpet
Lee Gatling - sax
Heart and Circulatory System - How They Work
The video uses computer animation to give an overview of the organs inside the circulatory system. The video includes a transcript that begins with "Your heart is a pump. It's a muscular organ about the size of your fist and located slightly left of center in your chest.
Your heart is divided into the right and the left side. The division protects oxygen-rich blood from mixing with oxygen-poor blood.
Together, your heart and blood vessels comprise your cardiovascular system, whic
What is Biology and What is Cell Evolution?
This video gives the definition of Biology. There is reference to the evolution of life. There is an animated introduction to Cells and Molecules. There is an explanation of Cell evolution. There are examples of simple organisms, complex organisms and ecosystems.
Excerpted from NOVA: "Surviving AIDS," this video segment showcases the work of Drs. David Ho and Stephen O'Brien. By examining the "outliers" -- in this case, people like Steve Crohn, whose cells repeatedly resisted HIV infection -- Ho and his colleagues found a genetic mutation that prevents the HIV virus from entering the cell. This video segment includes animation of HIV entering a white blood cell through the CD-4 and CCR-5 receptors on the cell's surface. Some individuals have no CCR-5 gen
The Cell Dance
High quality student made project uses computer animation and music to show a large range of different cell types spanning many different areas of life science; from neurones to neutrophils, liver cells and islets, T cells and skin cells, whole maggots and drosophila embryos. They all dance to music from The Nutcracker. Run time 02:05.
This video explains what E-Waste is and why it is a problem. Most students do not think about what happens to a computer, cell phone, or other electronics once they are done with it. This video explains what is happening with this waste. (1:46)
Scientists claim to have created first manmade cell
This is from Fox and explains the ramifications of a manmade cell. The newscast shows the many possible uses how manmade bacteria can be used to help society. A good way to show students what the future may hold.
The Organ of Corti
Situated in the spiral-shaped cochlea of the inner ear is the organ of Corti. Only one inch long if uncoiled, it bears about twenty-five thousand sound receptor cells with hairlike projections arranged in rows on the basilar membrane. Diagrams show detailed structure of the organ of Corti. Grades 5-12. 1 min.
The Ear: the Organ of Hearing
'The ear is the organ of hearing. The pinna of the outer ear collects sound waves and channels them along the external auditory meatus to the ear drum.' This is a very brief video (0:50) with narration.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach
Bach's most famous organ piece, with a bar-graph score. This piece was composed between 1703 and 1707. It has been used in many movies and video games. This is the most famous of Bach's organ compositions. It is written in dorian mode with a free opening tocatta section followed by the fuge. The piece is written around the north German structure of composition. (8:34)