A Case of Innovation
A white paper is a focused analysis often used to describe how a technology solves a problem. In this literacy activity, students write a simplified version of a white paper on an alternative electrical power generation technology. In the process, they develop their critical thinking skills and become aware of the challenge and promise of technological innovation that engineers help to make possible. This activity is geared towards fifth grade and older students and computer capabilities are req
The class forms a "Presidential Task Force" for a week, empowered by the president to find answers and make recommendations concerning the future of the national power grid. Task force members conduct daily debriefings with their research team and prepare a report and presentation of their findings for the president, using an actual policy document as a guide. Although this activity is geared towards fifth-grade and older students and Internet research capabilities are required, some portions ma
Students follow weather forecasts to gauge their accuracy and produce a weather report for the class. They develop skills of observation, recording and reporting.
Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission
The NASA's Deep Impact Mission is used to teach collaborative decision making. This Starting Point Teaching Collection page describes the highly-developed unit plan involving collaborative problem solving using data. The subject is the launch of a probe to investigate the composition of a comet. The students will engage in quantitative risk analysis, role-playing, persuasive writing and speaking, and group decision-making procedures. The students will study the objectives and the risks of the pr
How To Get Started With a College Savings Plan
This video is suitable for high school students and provides step-by-step instructions for starting a college savings plan. (2:30)
Exploratory Teratology Study in Rats
This dataset comes from a study on pregnant rats. Forty rats were given 4 doses of a drug, and data on their fetuses were collected. Questions this study focused on refer to the relationship between dosage of the drug and gender of the fetus. A text file version of the data is found in the relation link.
Standards for the academic veterinary medical library
The Standards Committee of the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section was appointed in May 2000 and charged to create standards for the ideal academic veterinary medical library, written from the perspective of veterinary medical librarians. The resulting Standards for the Academic Veterinary Medical Library were approved by members of the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section during MLA ’03 in San Diego, California. The standards were approved by Section Council in April 2005 and received final
Data Investigations: Codemaking and Codebreaking
There are resources for two activities 1. Cryptograms: These puzzles are familiar sayings that have been encrypted. Use letter frequencies, letter patterns and your best analytical skills to decode these familiar puzzles that can be found in many puzzle magazines or online. 2. Crypto-lists: These lists were designed to introduce students to code-breaking. Each list contains words that relate to the topic. Use letter frequency and your best analytical skills to decode these lists. Remember that e
Active Participation: Using Math Templates
Using math templates during instruction keeps each student actively involved and allows the teacher to informally assess each student's proficiency with the skills and concepts addressed in the day's lesson. Many teachers regularly use whiteboards to have students record answers, write terms, draw pictures, etc. The use of templates in sheet protectors extends this practice and eliminates the time spent drawing diagrams, etc., allowing students more time to demonstrate mathematical proficiency.
Jeopardy Games and Resources
Classroom Jeopardy Games are used by many teachers as review activities that challenge students to demonstrate proficiency in different areas of mathematics in order to win points for the team. Whether they are done in Power Point or on index cards, students are motivated to master the concepts and skills involved.
Math Activities for Fall (2006)
These activities were designed to introduce or reinforce important math concepts and skills using seasonal themes. The games capitalize on students' fascination with spiders at Halloween time.
Math Activities for Fall (2007)
These activities were designed to introduce or reinforce important math concepts and skills using seasonal themes. This is a natural fit for elementary classrooms where teachers and students celebrate the various holidays with literature and art projects. These activities allow teachers to also incorporate math activities that develop and support important mathematical concepts and skills.
Semi-automatic control system for hydraulic shovel
A semi-automatic control system for a hydraulic shovel has been developed. Using this system, unskilled operators can operate a hydraulic shovel easily and accurately. A mathematical control model of a hydraulic shovel with a controller was constructed and a control algorithm was developed by simulation. This algorithm was applied to a hydraulic shovel and its effectiveness was evaluated. High control accuracy and high-stability performance were achieved by feedback plus feedforward control, non
Looking for a Top Quark Game
Graphing is an important tool used by scientists to interpret data. Students can practice their graphing skills while playing this game.
Preservation of the West
During the late 1800s, American industry's demand for more and more natural resources pushed Congress to recognize the need to explore and chart the geological characteristics and mineral wealth of the country. In 1864, William Brewer (seen third from the left in "Field Party of 1864"), chief botanist of the California Geological Survey, led the first state-sponsored expedition to survey, map, chart, document, and photograph vast, previously unexplored areas of California. The government sponsor
GIS Database Development
The lessons in Geography 484 cover creation and editing of vector data layers; georeferencing image files; principles of relational database design; acquiring data via the Internet; managing the coordinate systems of datasets; metadata creation and editing; attribute and spatial joins, and thematic mapping for the sake of analysis; and much more. We give the people who feel they have the experience and skills covered in Geography 484 the option of testing out of the course by completing the fina
Réaliser la présentation de ses travaux en présentiel et en ligne (référentiel C2i : module B5)
L'objectif de ce module du référentiel C2i est d'apprendre à produire une "présentation" sur ordinateur de bonne qualité et de façon efficace. Plus précisément, il s'agit d'apprendre : ce qu'est une présentation sur ordinateur, à manipuler une présentation existante, à créer une présentation simple sur ordinateur, à compléter le contenu par un arrière-plan approprié, à créer un diaporama complet enfin à mettre des présentations en ligne.
Water In Africa
is designed to help students learn important knowledge and skills in geography, language arts, and other disciplines by studying the use of water in 24 African countries. This website features online lessons developed by teachers and built around 600 photos and 300 anecdotes from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa. Photos and anecdotes may also be browsed by country, with basic country information and maps provided.
Water: From Neglect to Respect
helps students use graphing, estimating, and writing skills to discover the ways they are dependent upon water to maintain their standard of living.
helps students learn about water pollution, water-related illnesses, and sanitation procedures. They then draft a simulated plan to submit to the World Health Organization to deal with water-related problems in African communities.