British History from the Romans to the Normans
A learning module about early British history, orientated towards primary school. The module is intended for use in conjunction with a suitable children's book on the subject. When using this module, it is recommended to make books available to the child for reference while working with the module. It may be helpful to work with your child and help them find the answers in the book(s) at first. The module includes questions from the departure of the Romans and the first arrival of the Angles and
A learning module on ancient Egypt, suitable for primary school upwards. The module covers a wide variety of basic facts about Ancient Egypt, including pharaohs, pyramids and lifestyle. Some media resources are included. The task types are extremely varied, including word games as well as more conventional multiple choice, gapfill and text response types.
Learning through Technology
Open University Educational Technology researcher, Eileen Scanlon looks at the benefits of 'inquiry learning' for young students, and how she is using the experiences to help design a customized tool kit to support evidence-based 'enquiry learning'.
Lecture 4, "But, Lord, He Stinketh!": Marco Pino's The Resurrection of Lazarus
Marco Pino was the most important painter in southern Italy during the later Renaissance. We examine his career and have a thorough look at this little-known but superb work, focusing on how he presents a frequently painted Gospel story of doubt and salvation.
Changing the Culture of the Academy: Toward a More Inclusive Practice
Mission Statement Changing the Culture of the Academy explores ways that the academy might incorporate the challenge of diversity as it pertains to its core mission and practice. Participants will consider new paradigms for rethinking the academy that are inclusive of various cultural and disciplinary traditions, learning styles and identities. This will include opening a dialogue about these issues across all disciplines, from the social sciences and humanities to the physical and life sciences
Tree of Life
Teachers, learners and science enthusiasts are invited to explore Life on Earth and share their learning by building ToL treehouses and publishing them on the Tree of Life. Broadening our contributor base and audience is part of our efforts to create an open access digital library about biodiversity. The ToL provides four different ways of interacting with ToL learning resources, from the least interactive (browsing) to the most interactive (becoming a treehouse builder and creating ToL treehous
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
School of Rock Library
The School of Rock, was an Ocean-going Hands-on Research Expedition for Earth and Ocean Science Teachers sponsored by the USIO, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. The Library is the School of Rock online catalog of information on the topics covered during the Expedition. Use these resources for your own learning or for use in your classroom!
Creatures that "glow" in the night
This Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education activity (PDF) encourages students to practice experimental design and scientific writing through the study of bioluminescence. Students observe and experiment with bioluminescent dinoflagellates (Pyrocystis fusiformis), learning how and why they produce light. The activity includes information for teacher preparation, an introduction to bioluminescence, defined vocabulary terms, a list of necessary materials, procedure, assessment questions, and
University of California OER for Nursing
This website is a teaching commons resulting from a partnership between MERLOT and the author of the site. Other MERLOT partner communities can be found here: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm?action=communities'The OERN's portal is open and free for everyone around the world to use to:Find free, open, and online educational and training resources. We will be "recommending the best" and "linking to the rest" of materials that could meet your interdisciplinary needs.Contribute to
ReSciPE Workshops: Scientific Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom
This half-day workshop was developed especially for scientists and science educators interested in contributing to K-16 science education. Workshop activities provide participants with an overview of the research base behind inquiry teaching and learning, an introduction to national standards for inquiry-based K-12 science education, and some hands-on examples of how inquiry can look in the classroom. This workshop is sponsored by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
Radioactive Decay and Geochronology
This activity was developed to introduce upper level undergraduate students to dynamical systems modeling. In this exercise, students create a STELLA model of the radioactive decay process. They then learn how the special radioactive series 238U - 206Pb and 237U - 205Pb can be used to determine both the time when a rock initially crystallized and when it underwent a recrystallization, even when the sample being dated was not a closed system. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materi
This set of online oceanography activities helps students learn about ocean waves and El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The wave module addresses wave anatomy, global and local waves and their relationship to wind, and the properties of tsunamis. Activities in the ENSO module include simple calculations, discovery learning, satellite imagery, simulations, animations and drawings to present relationships between atmospheric and oceanic processes. Multiple choice self-tests are included. Provid
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, DIY Clinometer template
Make your own clinometer - template and instructions
This unit is concerned with macroevolution – the patterns and processes of evolution above the species level. A crucial consideration in macroevolutionary studies is that of the evolutionary relationships (phylogeny) of the organisms in question. The unit begins with an introduction to the scope of macroevolutionary studies and illustrates methods of reconstructing phylogeny, from both morphological and molecular data.
Prepare turf surfaces for play
This resource covers the skills and knowledge that will assist the learner in the preparation of all turf surfaces for play. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: preparing the site to be mowed, mowing the playing surface and marking out the playing surface.
Illustrating Hillslope Diffusion with Physical and Numerical Models
In this lab exercise, students use hillslope evolution to examine how numerical theories are developed, how we might test this theory with an analog model, how numerical models are constructed and the limitations of numerical modeling. They do this by collecting hillslope data, constructing a model, and running the model to simulate sand hillslope evolution. Learning goals, context for use, and teaching tips and materials are provided.
GEOLogic: Terrestrail and Jovian Planets
In this two-part exercise, students are given clues about properties of terrestrial and Jovian planets and then asked to match up the planets with their correct equatorial radius, mean orbital velocity, and period of rotation. There are also some overarching questions dealing with both groups of planets. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
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 resolve how many days each of five volcanologists spent at a given volcano and what day they started for the volcano. There is also a second part where students are asked to do some additional research about volcanoes on the web. This activity is appropriate for a high school
GEOLogic: The Three Stooges and Their Pet Dinosaurs
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 each of the Stooges with their favorite group and species of dinosaur based on clues given about which order and group each Stooge prefers. This activity is appropriate for a high school science class or an introductory level undergraduate geoscience course, and can b