Rio Tinto Images
This collection of images highlights the Rio Tinto area of Spain, specifically where the NASA Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE) took place. The site includes links to related news releases.
Logic for Computer Science: Foundations of Automatic Theorem Proving
This book is intended as an introduction to mathematical logic, with an emphasis on proof theory and procedures for constructing formal proofs of formulae algorithmically. This book is designed primarily for computer scientists, and more generally, for mathematically inclined readers interested in the formalization of proofs, and the foundations of automatic theorem-proving. The book is self contained, and the level corresponds to senior undergraduates and first year graduate students. However,
Geography Game: PlaceSpotting
PlaceSpotting is a new geography game based on Google Maps. You get a picture of a place somewhere on earth and some hints and have to find this place on a moveable Google map. You can also create new "map-riddles" for your friends.
Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is a new book series containing peer-reviewed collections of essays--all composed by teachers for students--with each volume freely available for download under a Creative Commons license. The Writing Spaces' mission is to build a library of quality open access texts for the writing classroom as an alternative to costly textbooks.
This is an on-line resource on topics in Finite Mathematics, including tutorial sessions.
History and Comparing Programming Languages
This site contains files on the history of computer programming language statements. The files compare programming language statements in several different languages tracing the statement from early languages to present languages.
A First Course in Linear Algebra
A First Course in Linear Algebra is an introductory textbook aimed at college-level sophomores and juniors. Typically such a student will have taken calculus, but this is not a prerequisite. The book begins with systems of linear equations, then covers matrix algebra, before taking up finite-dimensional vector spaces in full generality. The final chapter covers matrix representations of linear transformations, through diagonalization, change of basis and Jordan canonical form. Along the way, det
Black Smokers: Life Forms
This educational web site features life forms of deep sea hydrothermal systems. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers a brief introduction of the community and then focuses on Vestimentiferan tube worms, Vescomyid clams, and Bathymodiolid mussels. The site includes interactive games, teacher resources, a glossary, and more.
Civil Disobedience Action Plan
This lesson acquaints students with historical and current concepts of civil disobedience. They will also consider issues that affect their own lives in relation to civil disobedience.
Immigration: A Vision & A Dream
In this lesson, students will explore issues surrounding immigration, assimilation and maintenance of cultural identity.
The Rise of Community Activism
Students will related lessons learned about community organizing and activism to issues today, identifying leadership roles and legal channels to have an impact on their own communities. Analysis of the birth of the Western Addition Community Organization in San Francisco will frame the context.
The aim of this lesson is to develop students' understanding of the importance of proofreading. It is the sixth lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or used individually, as a whole
Single-Celled Organisms Unit
This Project Oceanography lesson plan (PDF) explores the symbiotic relationships of single-celled organisms. In this activity, students will compare and contrast three types of symbiotic relationships, describe the relationship between zooxanthellae (a dinoflagellate) and coral, and explain the effects of nitrogen-fixing bacteria on their symbiotic partners. It begins with an introduction to symbiotic relationships, the dinoflagellate/coral system, and cyanobacteria, and then features an interac
The 2004 presidential election in historical context
Historian William E. Leuchtenburg talks about past presidential elections and how the 2004 election fits or defies precedents.
Ongoing assessment strategies for writing
Making final assessment easier by helping students improve the quality of their writing along the way.
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Calisphere Themed Collection - 1780-1880: California in Transition: Everyday Life, 1850s-1890s
The images in this topic depict everyday life in California during a time of explosive growth. Even as the state’s mix of cultures became more interconnected, they still managed to maintain and express their unique identities. People at work, at play, posing for formal portraits, and simply walking down the street are part of a diverse and vibrant population.
Roberge 6.302 Lecture 09
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The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change in different contexts. When answering the question ‘What makes us who we are?’, psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel, think and behave the way they do. Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of ‘who we are’
Great Zoom into Siberia
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl