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Sustainability Metrics and Rating Systems
Cindy Klein-Banai
In this module, the following topics are covered: 1) the challenges are when measuring sustainability, 2) commonly used measures for sustainability, 3) the different types of measures and their […]

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Differential Equations - Problem 3 of 3
This video is a continuation of differential equations and provides a third example of solving a differential equation problem with an initial condition.  (3:05)
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Position, Velocity, and Acceleration - Problem 3 of 3
This video is a continuation and provides a third example of how to find the velocity and position functions from a known acceleration using a differential equation initial conditions. (8:58)
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Differential Equation Model - Problem 4 of 4
This video is a continuation and provides a fourth example of solving a differential equation problem related to exponential decrease.  The example provided involves Newton’s Law of Cooling. (5:16)
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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, axles and drive gears. A chassis must be built additionally. Balsa wood
Author(s): Rahmin Sarabi,Roni Prucz

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Particle Detection Activity
This interactive museum demonstration explains how the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft uses its particle detectors to collect and sort particles that come from the boundary of the Solar System. This demonstration supports a full-length planetarium show about the IBEX mission and the boundary of the Solar System. Each short activity/product helps to build awareness and engagement in the science and engineering aspects of the mission that is reinforced as visitors choose to partic
Author(s): Lindsay Bartolone

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Active Galaxies Pop-up book
The Active Galaxies pop-up book is a very large rectangular pop-up book with foldouts that was developed for use in classrooms for grades 5 and up and for special needs audiences. Active galaxies, a major scientific target for the GLAST mission, contain super-massive black holes at their cores, and sometimes emit jets of particles and light. When opened, a model of an active galaxy with jets pops up out of the center. One foldout contains explanatory information for the parts of the galaxy depic
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HESSI Spacecraft Model Booklet
In this activity, students work in teams to construct the components of the model and make presentations on the results of their effort.
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Laughing Boy
This video includes text, narration, and pictures for the poem Laughing Boy by Richard Wright. The poem is part of the suggested reading material listed on the corestandards.org website for grades K-1. (0:36)
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Biography of James Monroe
This short biography is a spoken narrative (with one still image) of the 5th President of the United States.
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Información personal para principiantes
Jumbled up dialogue for students to practise personal information. Ask them to unjumble it and then practise the dialogue in pairs with their own personal details (or not). Based on L194 Libro1 Unidad1 Preparación Estudiantes.pdf on the module website.
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Auburn researchers put sports turf varieties to the toughness test
At Auburn University's Turfgrass Research Unit just south of campus, plant scientist Scott McElroy is putting five bermudagrass sports turf cultivars through the wringer to generate data that should help high-school, college and pro athletic field managers determine which of the many hybrid varieties available will perform best on their fields.
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The Ethics of Being a Citizen
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege The Ethics of Being a Citizen: Is it more than voting and paying taxes? Held on November 9, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Digitorium on the Seminole Campus of St. Petersburg College The Applied Ethics Institute and the Public Policy Institute of St. Petersburg College sponsored a public forum to discuss "The Ethics of Being a United States Citizen". This was an opportunity for members of the pubic and our students to listen and pose questio
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Neal Lerner on meaningful writing
Neal Lerner, associate professor of English and director of Northeastern's Writing Center, discusses the importance of understanding how students draw meaning from the writing assignments they receive.
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U.S. markets sink on debt debacle
Nov. 21 - Summary of business headlines: debt worries weigh on stocks; U.S. existing home sales rise; CFA survey says consumers will spend less this holiday season. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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SFSP Lille 2011 – sur quelle(s) expertise(s) s’appuyer pour agir en santé publique?

Titre : SFSP Lille 2011 – Remarques conclusives et perspective internationale : sur quelle(s) expertise(s) s’appuyer pour agir en santé publique, y compris au-delà de la science ?
Intervenant(s) : Danzon Marc
Résumé : Les domaines de la prévention et de la promotion de la santé requièrent des expertises différentes ou au moins complémentaires de celles traditionnelles de la médecine et de la santé publique. Faire bouger des comportements individuels ou collecti
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The Road to Totalitarianism

[Day 18 of Robert Wenzel's 30-day reading list that will lead you to become a knowledgeable libertarian, this article appears as chapter 6, "The Road to Totalitarianism," in On Freedom and Free Enterprise: Essays in Honor of Ludwig von Mises
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The Virtual University: Challenges and Opportunities
This is the fall 2011 Colloquium on Undergraduate Education (http://ls.berkeley.edu/about-college/l-s-divisions/undergraduate-division?q=about-college/l-s-divisions/undergraduate-division/colloquium-undergraduate-education), held on the Berkeley campus on November 16, 2011. Panelists: Dean Christopher F. Edley, Professor Philip B. Stark, Katie Dustin, and Zoe Tamaki.
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SFSP Lille 2011 – Conflits d’intérêts : mise en perspective avec les pratiques dans d’autres

Titre : SFSP Lille 2011 – Conflits d’intérêts : mise en perspective avec les pratiques dans d’autres pays
Intervenant(s) : Marc A. Rodwin, Edmond J. Safra Center Research Lab Fellow, Harvard University, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
Résumé : En France, le scandale du Mediator mis en lumière les conflits d'intérêts qui gangrènent le système de santé national. De récents rapports officiels montrent que les autorités publiques ont eu recours
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