GEOLogic: Stream Discharge Rates - Rappahannock River Station
This webpage from SERC features GEOLogic questions, which are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this example, students are asked to convert measurements in cubic feet per hour (cfh) to cubic feet per second (cfs) and then match up the names of the researchers measuring the flows at the river station with the correct flow rate. There is also a second part in which stude
GEOLogic: State Fossils
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to identify states with their state fossil and the year in which it was declared, based on clues given from various points of view. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
GEOLogic: The Big Five Mass Extinctions
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match up the five largest mass extinction events with their relative dates, approximate duration, and severity (percentage of species that became extinct) based on clues given from various perspectives. This activity is appropriate for a high school science class or an introdu
GEOLogic: The Three Stooges and Their Pet Dinosaurs
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match up each of the Stooges with their favorite group and species of dinosaur based on clues given about which order and group each Stooge prefers. This activity is appropriate for a high school science class or an introductory level undergraduate geoscience course, and can b
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to resolve how many days each of five volcanologists spent at a given volcano and what day they started for the volcano. There is also a second part where students are asked to do some additional research about volcanoes on the web. This activity is appropriate for a high school
Creating the Hall of Planet Earth
This Web site tells the stories behind the making of the museum's Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. Along with tracking the hall's creation, the following sections also tell the story of our planet's creation. What You See Here Is Out There introduces students to the five big questions asked by Earth scientists. The Man Who Knew a Mountain takes a look at how obsidian from the Medicine Lake volcano became part of the exhibit. Expeditions explains how museum expeditions sought the answers to the fi
15.912 Technology Strategy (MIT)
This course provides a series of strategic frameworks for managing high-technology businesses. The emphasis throughout is on the development and application of conceptual models which clarify the interactions between competition, patterns of technological and market change, and the structure and development of internal firm capabilities. The course covers much of the same conceptual material as 15.351 and 15.393, and students should not take 15.912 if they have taken (or intend to take) either a
Chicago Humanities Festival: Wangari Maathai (video)
Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan politician and environmental activist who was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace, the first black African woman to win a Nobel Prize. Maathai was elected to Kenya's National Assembly with 98 percent of the vote in 2002 and in 2003 was appointed assistant minister of environment, natural resources, and wildlife. She is the
Interactive Animation on the Macintosh II
The efficiency of images in communication between humans has so far been used almost exclusively by TV and other mass medias. The costs have been too great to encourage the use of images in the financially restricted everyday practice of architecture. With a range of application programs for the Apple Macintosh II the vision has come close to reality. It is now possible to create guided walks with the chance to choose different routes and views in a model of buildings and surroundings in 256 col
Internet Tip: Google Shortcuts
Google searching shortcuts to help you get the most out of your searches. Some are weather, stocks, phonebooks, tracking information, definations of words, movie locations and times, calculations, and more. (8:03)
Learning Virtually: A Paradigm Shift in Design Education
We still think of architectural design education in terms of a "classroom" paradigm, that is, of an instructor teaching design skills to a class of students in a face-to-face format. However, emerging communication and collaboration technologies have created tremendous new opportunities to distribute students and faculty, while maintaining a close personal contact. This paper discusses and characterizes several aspects of the evolving paradigm of teaching design made possible by the ability to
Film Professionals on Farocki's "Workers Leaving a Factory"
Filmmaker Joanna Raczynska, Filmmaker and Professor of Film at the University of Maryland Fred Worden, and Film and Media Arts Programmer at the National Museum of Women in the Arts KJ Mohr discuss Farocki’s “Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades” as a springboard for discussing themes in "The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image."
5. An Unexpected Encounter (Upper Intermediate)
Here's what our VIP Subscriber Amanda has to say about this new Upper Intermediate Level Series: "I just love this new series. That's exactly what I needed. I can understand most of the Italian spoken on the series, and it is challenging enough to drive me on and keep me digging deeper into this [...]
Visions of the Future
What do you think the house of the future will be like? This short, three minute video will touch on the visions and inventions we THOUGHT would be reality by the year 2010, like the personal robot, self cleaning dishes, and levitating frying pan.
Pythagorean Theorem II
Video uses an electronic black board with different-colored pens. Video shows more Pythagorean Theorem examples. Then goes into a problem where there is a right triangle and one angle that measures 45 degrees and one side of the triangle measures 5. The problem is to solve for the other two sides. Challenging problem for students to solve, video can be stopped and then restarted to get solution.
Scientology Video: The Components of Understanding
This video describes the Scientology principle of the A-R-C Triangle (Affinity, Reality and Communication), delineating the interrelationship of the components of understanding. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Scientology: A New Slant on Life. A full description of the religion, its many Churches and related social betterment programs can be
Mega Tsunami Documentary, Part 2
Is this science-fiction or a possible future reality? This is the award-winning documentary on Mega Tsunami, giant waves that could destroy the East Coast of the United States of America. Written, produced and directed by Thom Goddard.
Plato Part 1
Plato (469 BC399 BC) was a Classical Greek philosopher. Credited as one f the founders of Western philosophy, in reality he is an enigmatic figure known only through other people's accounts. It is Plato's dialogues that have largely created today's impression of him.Perhaps his most important contribution to Western thought is his dialectic method of inquiry, known as the Socratic Method or method of "elenchus," which he largely applied to the examination of key moral concepts such as the
Plato Part 2
Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher. Credited as one
of the founders of Western philosophy, in reality he is an enigmatic
figure known only through other people's accounts. It is Plato's
dialogues that have largely created today's impression of him.
Dealing With Controversial Issues
This program examines how social studies teachers in any grade level can encourage open and informed discussions with their students while dealing with controversial issues. Topics range from stereotypes and gender–based discrimination to the conflict in the Middle East. Through clearly identifying issues, listening to multiple perspectives, and formulating personal positions, teachers can explore a variety of
strategies that can be used to teach challenging issues such as these in thei