Edward O. Wilson
Edward O. Wilson is a name synonymous with ants, sociobiology, and biodiversity. And it's a name that more often than not appears with a mile-long list of accolades trailing it. The University of Alabama offers a more personable introduction to this celebrated scientist, one of the University's most distinguished alums (1). The next site is the homepage of the Department of Entomology at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, home to one of the "richest and most historically significant" insec
A Well-Tested Eye in the Sky: What U-2 Spy Planes Do over Iraq that Satellites Don't
One of the most important pieces of technology being used to search Iraq for evidence of weapons is a 48-year old spy plane. The U-2, which was first flown in the beginnings of the Cold War, has withstood the test of time and continues to be widely used by the US. This site provides details about the history of the U-2. It also describes many technical aspects involved in flights, such as the advanced sensor systems and pilot life support.
NWREL: Education Northwest
The Northwest Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Mathematics and Science publishes a monthly magazine called Northwest Teacher, which is "devoted to rigorous and imaginative learning." The magazine is published twice yearly and is available free of charge from this website. The Winter 2004 issue addresses the topic: Learning English in the Mathematics and Science Classroom. The journal offers stories as a way to inspire teachers to reflect on and discuss their beliefs and experiences with fellow
Glenn Learning Technologies Project
The NASA Glenn Research Center hosts this giant site about aerospace technologies, aeronautics, and related math and science. A selection of educational guides, which are essentially online textbooks, explains how airplanes and jet engines work. Problem sets and lesson plans are given at the end of the guides. Countless projects and activities demonstrate the concepts introduced in the background material. Teacher resources are available that help grade school instructors integrate these topics
Applying Hooke's Law to Cancer Detection
In this activity, students will explore Hooke’s Law in small groups at their lab bench. They will collect displacement data for a spring with an unknown spring constant, k, by adding various masses of known weight. After exploring Hooke’s law and answering a series of application questions, students are asked to apply their understanding to explore a tissue of known surface area. Students will then use the necessary relationships to depict a cancerous tumor amidst normal tissue by creating a
Who’s Down the Well?
Students learn about several possible scenarios of contamination to drinking water, which comes from many different sources, including surface water and groundwater. They analyze the movement of sample contaminants through groundwater, in a similar way to how environmental engineers analyze the physical properties of groundwater to predict how and where surface contaminants travel.
TED402 Session 2 Spring 2012
Educational Psychology with Jeff Miller 02/01/12
Learn About the Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a famous historical landmark in the northern part of China. Learn more about the Great Wall of China, including when and why it was built.
02.02.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag - als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Bei Ausschreitungen in einem Fußball-Stadion der ägyptischen Stadt Port Said sind mindestens 74 Menschen getötet und fast 250 verletzt worden. Fans des heimischen Fußball-Vereins hatten nach dem Abpfiff eines Erstligaspiels den Platz gestürmt. Einige warfen mit Steinen, Feuerwerkskörpern und Flaschen. Spiele
Defrag: Windows Search, Delaying Windows Update, Reboot Requirements Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comme
Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comme
Open Classroom 2/22/12 #2 Sarah Dwyer
Food and American Society an Urban Perspective Topic for 2/22/12: What we eat: The role of culture Lectures: Sara Dwyer - Program Manager, Oldways -- Culture and Food Lori Lefkovitz - Ruderman Professor and Director of Jewish Studies, Northeastern University Robert Hall - Associate Professor of African American Studies, Northeastern University The Open Classroom Policy Series is a graduate-level public policy seminar that is open to the public. Each semester, the School of Public Policy and
Cattle germ may be making humans sick, says WSU researcher
Doctors who treat patients with Crohn's disease have long regarded the illness as a biological version of friendly fire, where people's own immune systems mistakenly attack the digestive tract. But Washington State University researcher William Davis said its cause may originate outside the human body - from a germ that sickens cattle. For more about this story, click here: http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=30388&TypeID=1
Faces of Your Gift - Kyle Stafford
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Fiscal 911: Washington to the Rescue - Institute of Politics
A panel conversation with: David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell International; Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; Director, Fiscal Policy Program, New America Foundation; Mark Warner, U.S. Senator, Virginia; Vin Weber, Managing Partner, Clark & Weinstock; U.S. House of Representatives (1981-1993); Nina Easton (moderator), 2012 Shorenstein Fellow; Washington Bureau Chief, Fortune Magazine. This forum features leading experts of fiscal policy from Congress,
Astronauts prep ISS 'parking spots' for space taxis
Floating outside the International Space Station, two U.S. astronauts begin rigging parking spaces for commercial space taxis. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For o
Top 10 debating topics for students We are just about to get into some class debating. Here are a few suggestions that you might like to use with your students. Are social networking sites harmful? Is it acceptable for society to put someone to death? Should animal testing be legal Chemistry 538 - Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules The British Media - the view from outside
Sarah Lyall, correspondent for the New York Times, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series.
We are just about to get into some class debating. Here are a few suggestions that you might like to use with your students.
Are social networking sites harmful?
Is it acceptable for society to put someone to death?
Should animal testing be legal
Chemistry 538 - Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules The British Media - the view from outside
The British Media - the view from outside