"Video Demonstrations in Lasers and Optics, Spring 2008"
"This resource contains demonstrations used to illustrate the theory and applications of lasers and optics. A detailed listing of the topics can be found below.Lasers today are being used in an ever-increasing number of applications. In fact, there is hardly a field that has not been touched by the laser. Lasers are playing key roles in the home, office, hospital, factory, outdoors, and theater, as well as in the laboratory.To learn about lasers and related optics, one usually takes a course or
"Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching, Fall 2009"
" The MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory This handbook includes 16 Guidelines on Learning based on the research literature on student learning and accepted good teaching practice, that inform the teaching at MIT. Each Guideline is explained with appropriate quotes and there are links to examples of the guideline in action. The handbook is an adaptation of the "Guidelines on Learning that inform teaching at the University of New South Wales" and it's associated Toolkit. This has now been expand
"Learning Seminar: Experiments in Education, Spring 2003"
" This seminar explores experiments in education and discusses how education and learning might be done, through reading and discussion. This seminar is not
Populations and ecosystems
The ecosystem concept is rather complex, but students often find these interactions interesting and are usually easily engaged in ecosystem studies. You can then capitalize on student curiosity by providing a learning environment conducive to inquiry.
Red Tide Activities
Welcome to Making Waves, a multimedia approach to learning that offers teachers and students an insider's view of current, relevant ocean science research efforts. This University of South Florida web site contains links to the article "Tiny Toxic Terrors: Harmful Algal Blooms" and four computer-based activities that teach students about various aspects of red tide. Activities include: "Where could they be?," "Is it a plant or animal cell?," "What is bioluminescence?," and "How does plankton sha
Distance from a point to a line
An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate how to find the perpendicular distance between a point and a line. The applet has a line with sliders that adjust its slope and intercept, and a draggable point. As the line is altered or the point dragged, the distance is recalculated. The page actually shows four ways to do it, with links to detail pages on each one. The grid and coordinates can be turned on and off. The distance calculation can be turned off to permit class exerci
Distance from a point to a line using trigonometry
An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate how to find the perpendicular distance between a point and a line using trigonometry, given the coordinates of the point and the slope/intercept of the line. The applet has a line with sliders that adjust its slope and intercept, and a draggable point. As the line is altered or the point dragged, the distance is recalculated. The grid and coordinates can be turned on and off. The distance calculation can be turned off to permit class
Where Am I?
In this lesson, students work together to find the latitude and longitude of various locations. Students also use latitude and longitude to help them figure out the distance between two given coordinate points.
Improving Student Essay Writing
English II teachers are constantly searching for strategies to improve students' analytical responses to literature. This lesson is designed for all types of learners, offering various activities for all learning styles. Individual, small group, and whole class activities on essay writing culminate ...
The Great Chaucer Challenge: A cooperative learning game to review the Prologue
This game employs the cooperative learning group format to review thoroughly Chaucer's Prologue to "The Canterbury Tales" and "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Nun's Priest's Tale."
New Beginnings: The ASCEND School Offers Integrated Arts Learning
ASCEND School is a unique, arts-integrated, Expeditionary Learning K-8 school located in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland in Alameda County. This Educator Guide reviews the strategic planning process in Alameda County and offers ways for stakeholders to become involved.
Project Zero's Studio Thinking Framework: Eight Habits of Mind
Project Zero's mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels.
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet, and Global Health
Supercourse is a global, continuously updated repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. Supercourse has a network of over 32000 scientists in 151 countries who are sharing for free a library of over 2500 lectures. Originally funded three times by NASA, and now by the National Library of Medicine, this "Library of Lectures" has been developed from passionate scientific lectures from across the world. The result is a technology for inexpensive, su
Optional Soil Infiltration Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to determine the rate at which water soaks into the ground. Students place two cans into the soil and add water to them to a depth of at least 5 cm. Students measure and record the time it takes the water level to drop a fixed 2 - 4 cm distance. Students repeat the measurement to determine how easily water moves vertically through the soil.
Motion in One Dimension - Grade 10
Grade 10: Motion. The physics of motion in one dimension involves studying how things move in a straight line. This is useful for learning how to describe the movement of cars along a straight road or of trains along straight railway tracks.
Lettre ou correspondance
La lettre est un « écrit que l'on adresse à quelqu'un pour lui communiquer ce qu'on ne peut ou ne veut lui dire oralement ». C'est une conversation à distance.
Driving Through Geologic Time - An analogy
This activity uses an analogy to illustrate the scale of geologic time and our limited view of the Earth's history. It relates the history of the Earth to a drive across the country. The drive is 4560 km (rough distance between Washington D.C. and Seattle), with 1 km equaling one million years of Earth's history. This analogy is used by the author as a springboard to talk about the limits of our personal perceptions and experiences when making conclusions. Learning goals, context for use, teachi
Earth's history in 4.56 meters: constructing a timeline with calculator tape
In this short activity, students make a timeline of Earth's history using calculator tape. The tape is 4.56 meters long, so that one billion years is equal to one meter. This exercise is designed to introduce students to the scale of Earth's history and help them gain a familiarity with some major events. It also teaches about scaling, the metric system, as well as the concepts of large numbers and deep time. The activity may be used in an introductory geoscience course. Learning goals, context
GEOLogic: Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match up lecturers with what day and time they teach, and how many students they have in each class based on clues given from several different perspectives. In the second part of the activity, students are asked to learn more about the historic figures mentioned by doing read
GEOLogic: How Much of the State is Wet
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match up students with their home state, and their states with the area and percentage of area of surface water that they contain, as well as where each of the states rank nationally in terms of water area. Students are given clues from various perspectives to help them deduce