Seismic Waves: How Earthquakes Move the Earth
Students learn about the types of seismic waves produced by earthquakes and how they move the Earth. The dangers of earthquakes are presented as well as the necessity for engineers to design structures for earthquake-prone areas that are able to withstand the forces of seismic waves. Students learn how engineers build shake tables that simulate the ground motions of the Earth caused by seismic waves in order to test the seismic performance of buildings.
Students will be challenged to design and construct a tower out of newspaper. They will have limited supplies including newspaper, tape, and scissors since engineers are often restricted by economic reasons as to how much material they can use in their building. The students will be building for height and stability, and their towers must be designed to withstand a lateral “wind” load.
Students will design and build a device to protect and accurately deliver a dropped egg. The device and its contents represent a care package that must be safely delivered to people in a disaster area with no road access. In a similar fashion to a team of design engineers, students will design their devices using a number of design constraints including limited supplies. The activity emphasizes the change from potential energy to kinetic energy of the device and its contents and the energy trans
"Put your books away,"
This issue of Middle Ground looks at different forms of assessment.,Volume 12, Number 2
We've Got the Power
In this lesson, students will research various sources of renewable energy. They will discover how each source can be used to generate electricity, the potential benefits and drawbacks of each and which source might best power their home or school. This lesson can be completed in 1-2 class periods.
Multicultural Math Fair
This website provides a collection of activities compiled by the Mathematics Department at Frisbie Middle School in Rialto, Calif. for use at its Multicultural Math Fair. Although the activities are from the 1999-2000 Multicultural Math Fair, the Math Forum maintains the website and all the links were current at the time of this report. The website includes some tips on how to set up a Multicultural Math Fair as well as data sheets and software for some of the activities, such as the Tower of Ha
A moment in the mind of a director
Rob Roznowski with MSU's Department of Theatre goes behind the scenes of MSU's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." Produced by MSU student Erik Zinkel
In Search of Cyrus The Great: Babylon
This 11:32 video is the dramatic story of the take over of of Babylon and its reaction to his victory over them. This is an excellent overview of the Founder of the Persian Empire.
Physical Bullying PSA 2012
Catherine the Great
This 45 minute biography of this famous Russian female leader. It uses actors, interviews and original art to help explain to students her traits and accomplishments. There are a few brief images of the female body that make previewing this video a requirement to make sure it is within the bounds of district policy.
Management or Classroom?
This British video explores how teachers can move up in the career ladder, be it through management or in the classroom. The 14 minute shows how different teachers made a decision to remain in the classroom or be an administrator.
The Origins of Sex: a history of the first sexual revolution [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala | Nowadays we believe that consenting adults have the freedom to do what they like with their own bodies. We publicise and celebrate sex; we discuss it endlessly; we are obsessed with the sex lives of celebrities. We think it wrong that in other cultures people suffer for their sexual orientation, that women are treated as second-class citizens, or that adulterers are put to death. Yet until quite recently our own society was like this too. For most of western
Photo Slideshow: Wildcats in Love
Students, faculty and staff come to the University of Arizona for work and academic degrees and, along the way, some find love.
Static If I Had a Hammer All right, the C++11 Standard is done. Can we go home? Definitely not - progress waits for no one. For all its might, C++11 is not addressing a few basic needs in template programming. For example, you'd hate to have to define a new function or indeed a whole new class wherever you need an "if" statement; yet, this is exactly what we do for template code. Also, conditional overloading using the likes of std::enable_if is syntactically bulky and semantically ham
All right, the C++11 Standard is done. Can we go home? Definitely not - progress waits for no one.
For all its might, C++11 is not addressing a few basic needs in template programming. For example, you'd hate to have to define a new function or indeed a whole new class wherever you need an "if" statement; yet, this is exactly what we do for template code. Also, conditional overloading using the likes of std::enable_if is syntactically bulky and semantically ham
Electricity and Gas: Market Design and Policy Issues
European gas and electricity markets have largely been liberalized. Due to the specific physical characteristics and public interest aspects of electricity and gas, and to the fact that the networks continue to be natural monopolies, these markets require careful design. In this class, it is analyzed what the market design variables are and how the ongoing process of market design depends on policy goals, starting conditions and physical, technical and institutional constraints. In addition, a n
PediNeuroLogic Exam: 3 Month Old: Normal: Primitive Reflexes - Moro
The baby no longer has a Moro reflex. Usually the Moro reflex is absent by 4 to 5 months of age. Persistence of the Moro reflex beyond this time can be seen with upper motor neuron disorders. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
L'exécution des décisions de la Cour internationale de Justice : faiblesses et malentendus
"Mémoire présenté à la Faculté des études supérieures en vue de l'obtention du grade de Maîtrise en droit international (LL.M)",L'une des critiques fondamentales adressée au droit international à partir du l6ème siècle tient à l'absence des voies d'exécution efficaces. Pour cette raison, les négateurs du droit intemational en contestent la juridicité. Le présent mémoire étudie l'ensemble des mesures qui tendent à l'exécution volontaire et forcée des décisions de la Cour in
The Salisbury Convention
Dr Mark Stuart explains what the Salisbury Convention means.
Dr Mark Stuart explains what the Salisbury Convention means.
OrganWise Guys Shorts: Refrigerate Your Food
Come learn about health and nutrition with the OrganWise Guys! In this short: to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know it," the OrganWise Guys tell kids why it's important to put leftover and unused foods in the fridge. (1min)