Lighting Up the Sea
This National Geographic lesson plan explores bioluminescent organisms in the sea. In this activity, students explore the benefits of bioluminescence by conducting a simulation and viewing pictures of bioluminescent marine animals on the Web. The conclusion of the activity entails students pretending to be deep-sea divers and writing journal entries about their impressions of a bioluminescent animal they have encountered. In addition to a detailed procedure, the lesson plan includes suggestions
Salem Witchcraft Papers: Transcription and Archival Project
Salem Witchcraft Papers: Transcription and Archival Project introduces the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and presents information on other aspects of the history of Danvers (formerly Salem Village), Massachusetts. The website features rare documents including the complete 1692 Salem Witchcraft Papers, narratives of witchcraft cases, historical maps, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The Role of Staff Rides in Public Education, Stan Malm
Stan Malm, instructor in the Division of Public Safety Leadership at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, discusses how a unique program feature called "staff rides" help develop leadership skills.
Seasonal Migrations: Hummingbird
Students map the remarkable northward journey of these tiny jewels from Central America and Mexico to Canada and Alaska. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Guidelines, lessons, activities, reading connections, and interactive maps are included for each study. Spring Only: Weekly updates: Thursdays, February-May.
Seasonal Migrations: Gray Whales
Students "join" volunteers who count gray whales migrating past California on their journey to the frigid Arctic. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Guidelines, lessons, activities, reading connections, and interactive maps are included for each study. Spring Only: Updates: February-June.
Celebrates Louis Armstrong
You can teach your students about jazz and Armstrong's contribution to music without having to create a lesson plan. These standards-based lessons are informative, fun, and ready for you to use in the classroom.
Your time starts now... Three Minute Thesis
Students pitch their research to a general audience, perfecting language, timing and performance skills. It's all part of the UNSW Interfaculty Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), a lively and competitive event featuring brightest minds of a generation.
Asia Climate Change Policy Forum - Session 03
Asia Climate Change Policy Forum at The Australian National University on 27 October 2010. Forum Address: Peter Drysdale Head, East Asia Forum, Crawford School of Economics & Government, ANU. Ross Garnaut Distinguished Professor of Economics, The Australian National University & The University of Melbourne.
New SMU legal center for victims of crimes against women
Ray L. and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt have committed $5 million to provide a new resource for legal assistance to the North Texas community and opportunities for SMU law students to gain practical experience. The gift will create the JUDGE ELMO B. HUNTER LEGAL CENTER for Victims of Crimes Against Women, named in honor of Mrs. Hunt's father. The new legal center at SMU's Dedman School of Law will provide services for the victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other crimes against women. Re
Wellcome Trust have developed these secondary school level educational resources as part of Darwin 200, a national programme of events which honour Darwins scientific ideas and their impact. The resources comprise hands-on experiments which are available free and which are designed to assist young people to view how Darwins ideas are connected to modern evolutionary principles and contemporary biomedicine. The three resources include Im a worm, get me out of here for 11-14 year olds ex
Organise personal work priorities and development
This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to organise your own work schedules, monitor and obtain feedback on your work performance, and maintain required levels of competence. Topics include goal-setting, organisation, self-evaluation and professional development.
Sustainability at Penn State University
This video was produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting to provide an overview of the motivations, initiatives and visions for sustainability at Penn State University. The video was developed in October 2010 in order to inspire and inform the university's current effort to develop a Strategic Sustainability Plan that guides planning in teaching, research, student affairs, operations and outreach. Learn more at http://www.green.psu.edu .
Healing burns fast with spray-on nanogel
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Researchers in Singapore are developing a new type of peptide-base hydrogel that acts as a natural scaffold, allowing burn wounds to heal faster than ever before while decreasing the risk of infection. Ben Gruber reports. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage
24.901 Language and its Structure I: Phonology (MIT)
24.901 is designed to give you a preliminary understanding of how the sound systems of different languages are structured, how and why they may differ from each other. The course also aims to provide you with analytical tools in phonology, enough to allow you to sketch the analysis of an entire phonological system by the end of the term. On a non-linguistic level, the couse aims to teach you by example the virtues of formulating precise and explicit descriptive statements; and to develop your sk
Jonathan Bate - The Tempest
Jonathan Bate, Professor of Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick, takes part in a Q&A around his work on Julie Taymor's 'The Tempest'.
Earthquakes hit North Texas
Brian Stump, the Albritton Professor of Earth Sciences at SMU, talks with reporters about a study of earthquakes in North Texas and their possible relationship to the process of injecting wastewater and other fluids into the ground as part of the region's natural gas boom.
The Art of Francis Bacon - Part 3/6
Francis Bacon is widely held to be the greatest living painter in the world. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. Bacon lived from 1909-1992. He was an Irish painter who lived mostly in London. In 1960 he painted portrait heads of his friends because he wanted to defeat death by leaving images.
Virtual Maths, Cylinder Voids - Calculating volume
Interactive simulation with exercises and video demonstrating the use of auger piling and showing how to calculate the volume of cocrete needed to fill the cylindrical voids.
Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility: Alexa Darby
Alexa Darby serves as the academic coordinator for the Civic Engagement Scholars Program. She was the 2006-07 Service-Learning Faculty Scholar and the 2009-10 Service-Learning Research Scholar. Darby is the 12th recipient of the Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility, which is given each year to a member of Elon's faculty or staff whose community service exemplifies the ideals of Project Pericles.