This short biography is accompanied by an image of Dalton and includes the three tenets of Dalton's atomic theory.
General Coordinates Game
This activity allows the user to plot points on the coordinate plane and to read the coordinates of a point plotted by the computer.
Fire Water Balloon Experiment
Steve Spangler demonstrates a fun experiment that includes a balloon, water, and lit candle. Steve explain how water is a great conductor of heat and does a great job of pulling the heat (from the candle) away from the balloon and into the water. Run time 03:06.
Relay For Life 2011
Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. Sign up for this year's Relay For Life event, taking place April 8 and 9 at Plaster Sports Complex. Learn more about the event and how to donate at http://www.missouristate.edu/relayforlife
Cutting Through Soil
Students pretend they are agricultural engineers during the colonial period and design a miniature plow that will cut through a “field” of soil. Students are introduced to the engineering design process and learn of several famous historical figures who contributed to the design of the plow.
Energy Choices Game
This board game is used to introduce the concepts of energy use in our lives and the very real impact that personal choices can have on our energy consumption, energy bills and fuel supply. The game begins as each student selects cards that define their mode of transportation and home design. The players roll dice and move around the board, landing on “choice” or “situation” blocks and selecting cards that describe consumer choices and real life events that impact their energy consumptio
Racing with the Sun - Creating a Solar Car
Students use engineering design principles to construct and test a fully solar powered car. Several options exist, though we recommend the “Junior Solar Sprint” (JSS) Car Kits that can be purchased with direction from the federal government. Using the JSS kit from Solar World, students were provided with a photovoltaic panel that produces ~3V at ~3W. An optional accessory kit also available from Solar World includes wheels, axels and drive gears. A chassis must be built additionally. Balsa w
E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet
This E-Portfolio Toolkit is based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University. We use an E-Portfolio to assess our students on their period abroad because we think it encourages them to fully engage with culture(s) and language of the target country and to reflect on the resulting cultural and linguistic development. As part of our project, we have also developed a set of learning activities and materials,
"Market Women's Cries" Poem by Jonathan Swift
A virtual movie (portrait sitting in chair with book) of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) "reading" one of his much loved poems "Market Women's Cries". This poem is a good example of Jonathan Swift as satirist. (1:12)
9.1.1 What is an rtf file?
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Eureka! Episode 10 - Potential Energy vs Kinetic Energy
A rock teetering on the edge of a cliff is shown to have potential energy - the energy of position. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level. (04:51)
Kinetic Energy and Work
Animated billiard balls help demonstrate kinetic energy - the energy of motion. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Other key vocabulary words addresses in this video include: work, force, mass, acceleration, newtons, joules, innertia, gravity, movement, speed, distance, and transfer of energy. (04:49)
Barriers and Motivators for Using OER in Schools
Barriers and Motivators for Using OER in Schools
Co-operation and contestation: farmer-state relations in agricultural transformation, An Giang Provi
This thesis analyses farmer-state, and farmer-farmer relations in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, focusing on agricultural transformations in An Giang Province. It does so at three levels: first, at the largest scale, farmer-state relations are explored through the building of common dikes of different heights; second, farmer-farmer relations are examined through farmers’ management of flood water within common August dikes; and third, at the smallest scale, the scope for interhousehold diversific
2.4 Using the framework The three-stage framework focuses on the processes of learning, and is a general approach that you can use in different ways. However, skills development also needs a context and should be linked into your course or work activities. A useful starting point is to use your course or project to provide a timeframe for your skills development work. If you are following a formal course of study, the course will have been designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of a subject area,
The three-stage framework focuses on the processes of learning, and is a general approach that you can use in different ways. However, skills development also needs a context and should be linked into your course or work activities. A useful starting point is to use your course or project to provide a timeframe for your skills development work.
If you are following a formal course of study, the course will have been designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of a subject area,
You Decide: Is preemptive war a legitimate means of American national defense?
This educational guide focuses on the legitimacy of preemptive war as a means of American national defense, looking at the rationale for intervention, and the related moral and strategic issues. Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they