015 College Intern Talk: Edward Hopper
Discover the significance and historical context of Edward Hopper's 1929 painting The Lighthouse at Two Lights through a talk by one of our college interns.
Introduction to Feature Writing
The aim of this unit is to define what a feature is, within the context of newspapers, magazines and websites. To examine what differentiates a feature from other aspects of journalistic practice.
Here you will find animations of how Global Warming occurs and how it is linked to the Carbon and Water cycles.
Gaining Catfish Aquaculture Skills
See how Mississippi high school students confront the uncertainty and untidiness of science and develop problem-solving strategies in the context of local catfish farming.
Evolutionary Engineering: Simple Machines from Pyramids to Skyscrapers
Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier, and which people have used to provide mechanical advantage for thousands of years. Students learn about the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley in the context of the construction of a pyramid, gaining insights into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still important today. Through numerous hands-on activities, students imagine themselves as ancient engineers building a pyra
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Where Are the MDGs?
By investigating the coverage of the Millennium Development Goals in the media, students learn about both the local and global presence of development issues, as well as gain an introduction to the way the media represents these issues in different parts of the world.
Change in the Mountains
The Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina rise abruptly from the Piedmont, the state's central plateau, and include the ranges of the Balsam, Black, Blue Ridge, Great Smoky, and Nantahala Mountains. The region is home to several of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River. The rugged geography of these mountains delayed the arrival of European settlers to the area, slowed the pace of development, and for many years preserved a distinct regional culture. While development and c
Geologic Mapping I
This activity leads students through the process of creating a geologic map and cross-section in a small area of horizontal sedimentary rocks that are exposed in a few locations. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching ...
In this activity, students view and analyze buoy, satellite, and temperature vs. depth data to learn about ocean circulation and how it is related to atmospheric circulation. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes ...
Soils are the Pits!
In this lab, students dig soil pits in order to observe, describe and interpret a soil profile. This Starting Point page lays out the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.
Using an Earth History Approach
This Starting point module is written to assist geoscience faculty who are developing or modifying courses or units on Earth history/historical geology or on contemporary topics that benefit from a historical perspective. It provides information on what this approach is, why it is useful, how to make ...
The English Renaissance in Context
These tutorials focusing on "Shakespeare in Context" present viewers with background and contextual material to particular plays and a series of challenges based on that material. Select a play; as the presentation unfolds, you may follow links to view facsimile texts, and from there navigate freely between the texts themselves and the tutorials. The tutorials treating "The Early Modern Material Text" introduce viewers to book production in the period, and suggest that how old books were made an
Around the World - Quiz
Pupils will answer questions on countries based on culture, food, location, features and cities.
Assessing Energy's Footprint and Carbon Emissions
This is a a free university web-course module which focuses on the largest single contributor to the global ecological footprint: energy. The Ecological Footprint is a powerful tool for introducing the concept of sustainability to students. The module is designed to teach college students and resource management professionals how to calculate the ecological footprint of energy use and the carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion.
Mathematical Modeling Using Real Radioactivity Data
In this lab, you can explore how radioactive radiation changes as a function of distance. This curriculum sets the Radioactivity iLab in the context of mathematics curriculum, asking you to consider: What type of mathematical function governs the intensity of radiation over distance?
ESL: STYLE English Check Level 6 Exercise 1 Adjectives
This is a module for learning English as a Second Language. Most questions are not culture-specific, although a few questions contain Chinese. The module contains the following exercises: Exercise 1: Vocabulary Focus : Adjectives in STYLE Level 6 Exercise 2: Vocabulary Focus : Verbs in STYLE Level 6 ...
Pharmacotherapeutics of Infectious Disease
The module contains the following levels: Review of the Gram Stain Review of the Lab Culture Growth Qualities Review of Chemical Properties Morphology of the Gram Positive Cocci Grouping the Streptococci Gram Stain Results of the Aerobic Bacilli Gram Stain Results of the Cocci Gram Stain Results of the Anaerobic Bacilli Miscellaneous Classifications Classifying Fungi Aerobic versus Anaerobic Defending the Host Location of the Normal Flora Sterile versus Nonsterile Localized versus Systemic Indic
Test your knowledge about cell differentiation, cell function and tissue culture.
Can Gases Act as a Greenhouse?
In this lab, students will infer a potential for increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leading to global warming by contrasting the temperature rise in a CO2 rich atmosphere to that of normal air when both environments are exposed to a bright light in a controlled experiment.