Blast Off
Rockets need a lot of thrust to get into space. In this lesson, students learn how rocket thrust is generated with propellant. The two types of propellants are discussed and relation to their use on rockets is investigated. Students learn why engineers need to know the different properties of propellants.
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Powerful Pulleys
Students continue to explore the story of building a pyramid, learning about the simple machine called a pulley. They learn how a pulley can be used to change the direction of applied forces and move/lift extremely heavy objects, and the powerful mechanical advantages of using a multiple-pulley system. Students perform a simple demonstration to see the mechanical advantage of using a pulley, and they identify modern day engineering applications of pulleys. In a hands-on activity, they see how a
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All Caught Up
Commercial fishing nets often trap unprofitable animals in the process of catching their target species. In the following activity, students will experience the difficulty that fishermen experience while trying to isolate a target species when a variety of animals are found in the area of interest. The class will then discuss the large magnitude of this problem. Students will practice their data acquisition and analysis skills, through the collection of data and processing of this information to
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Sound for Sight
Echolocation is the ability to orient by transmitting sound and receiving echoes from objects in the environment. As a result of a Marco-Polo type activity and subsequent lesson, students learn basic concepts of echolocation. They use these concepts to understand how dolphins use echolocation to locate prey, escape predators, navigate their environment, such as avoiding gillnets set by commercial fishing vessels. Students will also learn that dolphin sounds are vibrations created by vocal organs
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Do Different Colors Absorb Heat Better?
Students test whether the color of a material affects how much heat it absorbs. Students will place an ice cube in a box made of colored paper (one box per color; white, yellow, red and black), which they will place in the sun. The students will make prediction as to which color will melt the ice cube first. They will record the order and time required for the ice cubes to melt.
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Portable Sundial
Students investigate the accuracy of sundials and the discrepancy that lies between "real time" and "clock time." They track the position of the sun during the course of a relatively short period of time as they make a shadow plot, a horizontal sundial, and a diptych sundial. (The activity may be abridged to include only one or two of the different sundials, instead of all three.)
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Tracking a Virus
Students simulate the spread of a virus such as HIV through a population by “sharing” (but not drinking) the water in a plastic cup with several classmates. Although invisible, the water in a few of the cups will already be tainted with the “virus” (sodium carbonate). After all the students have shared their liquids, the contents of the cups will be tested for the virus with phenolphthalein, a chemical that causes a striking color change in the presence of sodium carbonate. Students will
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Does Weight Matter?
Using the same method for measuring friction that was used in the previous lesson (Discovering Friction), students design and conduct an experiment to determine if weight added incrementally to an object affects the amount of friction encountered when it slides across a flat surface. After graphing the data from their experiments, students can calculate the coefficients of friction between the object and the surface it moved upon, for both static and kinetic friction.
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Polisci272-Mar20-2007
PoliSci - Botwinick POLSCI 272 2007 - Polisci272-Mar20-2007 - Temple University > Courses > College of Liberal Arts > Section > Political Science > Botwinick POLSCI 272 2007 > Polisci272-Mar20-2007
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7.2 Developing a strategy

Present notes/records that show you have planned your use of skills to work with others. Your evidence must include:

  • the goals you hope to achieve over 3–4 months or so; you should indicate how these goals relate to the context in which you are working and to your current capabilities;

  • notes/records about the resources you might use and what information you need to support you in developing your skills and completing the work; for e
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6.1 What is a PDF?
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.
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Acknowledgements
In this unit you will find a discussion of the national curricula framework in Scotland. This is discussed in terms of the literacy curricula, and compared to the framework set up in England and Wales.
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6 Collaboration between teachers and parents
In this unit you will find a discussion of the national curricula framework in Scotland. This is discussed in terms of the literacy curricula, and compared to the framework set up in England and Wales.
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Thunderbird Question: Ed Fuller
Marriott Corporation executive Ed Fuller responds March 29, 2011, to the Thunderbird Question: "What can global leaders do to create sustainable prosperity worldwide?"
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Tale Of Two Tongues
ongues are important, biologists say. Two recent studies explore tongue design and function--how they are used for lapping by dogs and for nectar retrieval by hummingbirds. Margaret Rubega, of the University of Connecticut, explains how hummingbird tongues, without any muscle, grab liquid. A. W. Crompton and Catherine Musinsky, of Harvard University, and Crompton's dog Matilda, demonstrate how dogs get water in their mouths by flattening the tongue into a plate and how the liquid travels through
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Tecnologies de la informació
Des de l'àmbit de la gestió de la informació, el coneixement de les tecnologies de la informació és cabdal per a poder aprofitar al màxim les possibilitats en expansió de les noves tecnologies aplicades a la informació, a més de permetre erigir-se en interlocutor vàlid amb els experts en aquestes tecnologies davant qualsevol necessitat d'informació en una organització. El propòsit de l'assignatura és establir uns fonaments sòlids de tecnologies de la informació en les seves diver
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Pensament Creatiu
De la mateixa manera que s'aprèn a caminar caminant, l'única manera vàlida d'aprendre a ser creatius -en qualsevol àmbit de la nostra vida, personal, laboral o acadèmica- és pensant creativament. Aquest és l'objectiu principal de l'assignatura i l'abordarem amb la destil·lació dels coneixements que ens aportaran les lectures del llibre d'Edward De Bono (El Pensamiento Creativo) i dels mòduls escrits especialment per dos creatius reconeguts (Marçal Moliné i Rafa Blasco), així com amb
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El context multimèdia
Ja no es pot pensar un mitjà de comunicació en clau tradicional. Les noves tecnologies fan possible productes multimèdia i multiplataforma que van guanyant terreny dins del mercat informatiu. En primer lloc, perquè responen millor a les necessitats i gustos dels consumidors actuals i, en segon lloc, perquè economitzen recursos i esforços. En aquesta assignatura veurem nous models de producció periodística, quina tendència segueixen les redaccions i quin és el perfil dels professionals
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