Glue Sticks Bend & Twist
Students use hot glue gun sticks to learn about the forces of tension, compression and torsion.
Students As Scientists
This curricular unit contains two lessons that let students actually do the work of scientists as they design their own experiments to answer questions they generate. In the first lesson and its associated activity, students conduct a simple test to determine how many drops of each of three liquids can be placed on a penny before spilling over. The three liquids are water, rubbing alcohol, and vegetable oil; because of their different surface tensions, more water can be piled on top of a penny t
Light Plants and Dark Plants, Wet Plants and Dry Ones
Students plant sunflower seeds in plastic cups, and once germinated, these are exposed to different conditions of light levels and/or soil moisture contents. During exposure of the plants to these different conditions, students measure growth of the seedlings every few days using non-standard measurement (inch cubes). After a few weeks, they compare the growth of plants exposed to the different conditions, and make pictorial bar graphs that demonstrate these comparisons.
In this lesson, students will determine what supplies they will take with them to survive their trip through the Amazon. Students will use estimation and basic math skills to determine how much they can carry and what they can use to survive in the Amazon and how much they can carry until they reach their destination.
Students learn about wind energy by making a pinwheel to model a wind turbine. Just like engineers, they decide where and how their turbine works best by testing it in different areas of the playground.
Engineering the Future, Marquette University
See how Marquettes College of Engineering is dramatically changing the game now by preparing students to be engineers for the 21st century.
Biological Animation Library
This site produced by the Dolan DNA Learning Center of the Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory contains a number of high quality animations that explain processes important in bioanalytical chemistry. For example, one animation illustrates the process of Sanger sequencing and another explains what Gene Chips are and how they work. PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, model organisms and stem cell lines are also treated. The site allows the animations to be viewed or downloaded for PC or Mac, which mean
News #127 - Score One for Team Android
Android Users - you’ve been heard! Today, it’s all about Android. The leader of the Open Handset Alliance and darling of the open source mobile phone platform, Android has been winning fans all over the world. Even here in Japan! Compared to what we have in the Apple iTunes store, we’ve been lagging [...]
How to Remember the Planets in Order
Remembering the planets in order is as easy as remembering the mnemonic device of saying, "My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas." Remember the planets, with or without Pluto, in order with help from an astrophotographer in this 1:30 minute video. There is also a brief description of each planet and help should Pluto no longer be considered a planet.
Ancestors Talk Through Drums
This video segment from EGG:the arts show documents Camilo Molina Gaetan, a fourth grader from Spanish Harlem, as he works to become a master drummer. He is learning to play many styles of Afro-Caribbean music like the Rumba from Cuba and the Bomba from Puerto Rico. He has been playing drums since he was four years old. Camilo wants to play all kinds of drums. His teacher enjoys teaching Camilo because he says it is important to pass the tradition down to the next generation. (03:51)
Aluminum cans can be recycled to reduce waste commonly found on roadsides. This will help reduce the amount of energy companies put out to make new cans as well.
By tracing the movement of radiation released during an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, students see how air pollution, like particulate matter, can become a global issue.
World Bank's Role in Democracy
Apr. 6 - In an exclusive interview with Reuters Insider, World Bank President Robert Zoellick discusses the role of the Bank in spreading democracy around the world.
TOMS Ozone at the South Pole: September Averages from 1979 through 2000
The year 2000s Antarctic ozone hole is the largest ever observed. Scientists continue to investigate the phenomenon, and are somewhat surprised by its scale. Using data from NASAs Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instrument onboard the Earth Probe satellite, researchers can evaluate and compare current conditions over the south pole to readings taken by other instruments in years past. Continued monitoring of polar ozone levels helps researchers gain a better understanding of how the plan
Heritage Hall rededication
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The Adventures of George Amato, "DNA Detective"
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they see how DNA is used to solve crimes against animals. The activity starts with an introduction to George Amato, an AMNH scientist who sometimes helps the U.S. government solve mysteries. In a three-part online slide show, students see how Amato earned the title "DNA Detective" in 1993 when he helped the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service catch someone trying to sneak protected re
Parkinson Disease - Cranial Nerves Exam - Oculomotor, Trochlear, Abducens (CN III, IV, VI) Nerves Su
This 76-year-old man developed tremor of his right arm and leg 15 years ago. It has increased in severity over the years. A shaking right hand affects his writing, dressing and drinking. Occasional drooling, difficulty rolling over in bed and a soft voice at times are also issues. The tremor has affected his writing and he has mild difficulty with buttons and zippers. He spills when he uses his right hand to drink. He has occasional drooling and slight difficulty rolling over in bed. His voice
Neuropathy - Station and Gait Exam - Station Sub-exam - Patient 7
This 61-year-old man has had slowly progressive gait disturbance and weakness of his legs for 14 years. He has developed a limp in both legs, and his feet trip on objects and on uneven floor surfaces resulting in falls. He feels uncoordinated and unbalanced especially in the dark. He has to use a cane to assist ambulation. For the last 10 years, he has had numbness and tingling in both lower extremities. This began in his toes and now has extended proximally to his knees.