Spatial Climate Analysis Service
This web site provides access to high-quality spatial climate data sets. The site provides: up-to-date and historical monthly climate data sets and graphics for the continental United States, related papers and presentations, as well as hard copies of maps for purchase.
Get Smart! Smartboards in K-3 Classrooms
In today's technologically savvy world, internet, computer and video games, and television play a main role in students' lives - shouldn't they play a role in the classroom, too? Smartboard is a great tool for teachers to use in their lessons - it brings technology to the classroom, allows students to have hands-on experiences in their learning, and can be operated with virtually the same skills it takes to operate a computer. This module will explore the use of Smartboard to enhance learning in
Suggested Lesson Plans Using the CIA Web Site
The CIA Kids' Page has a wide range of information that you can incorporate into your classroom. We have compiled several ideas for lesson plans to get you started. These plans – which emphasize history, communication, and problem solving – are adaptable for students of any age.
Learning Objectives for Introductory Statistics
This text document lists detailed learning objectives for introductory statistics courses. Learning objectives are brief, clear statements of what learners will be able to perform at the end of a course.
Short Investigative Exercises Designed to Get Students to Think
This series of exercises is developed for students interested in health and natural sciences with little to no background in science and is meant to develop their reasoning skills.
How Do Pain Relievers Work?
Some people take aspirin or ibuprofen to treat everyday aches and pains,but how exactly do the different classes of pain relievers work? Learn about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we've invented to block or circumvent that discomfort. (04:14)
Celebrating Stephen Sondheim
Looking for ways to introduce students to one of the most influential figures in musical theatre history? These lesson plans and activities, a comprehensive glossary of terms, and additional resources will introduce students to the magical world of musicals and the legendary Stephen Sondheim.
This OLogy activity gives kids a chance to test their investigation skills while learning about daily life for the Incas. Inca Investigation begins with an introduction to archaeologist Craig Morris and the ancient Inca city that his team excavated in the Andes mountains. Then kids are given detailed directions for how to play Inca Investigation, which includes tips to help them better examine evidence. At any time, they can get help, learn how to read a plan, or browse a book about Inca history
Tsunami Science: Reducing the Risk
This interactive feature story is part of Science Bulletins, an innovative online and exhibition program that offers the public a window into the excitement of scientific discovery. Published in October 2005, this Earth Bulletin looks at the causes of tsunamis and how researchers are trying to reduce their risk. It includes the following components: Three online essays: Ghosts of Tsunamis Past, From Math to Maps, Fear the Future Tsunami?; A seven-minute feature video, Tsunami Science: Reducing t
Bio Viz: Congo River
Our innovative Science Bulletins include interactive data visualizations that offer a satellite's-eye view of changes in the biosphere. Published in June 2006, this Bio Viz takes a look at one way land cover maps are helping scientists study fish species.
Mono on Raspberry Pi? In our Hardware Friday posts, we usually focus on some kind of .NET Micro Framework compatible hardware, like Netduino, etc. Yet one of the new hardware platforms that's generating a good deal of excitement is the Raspberry Pi, which runs Linux ARM distros. So what is a C#, .NET dev to do? Bruno Terkaly is working on an MSDN Magazine article on just that. W
In our Hardware Friday posts, we usually focus on some kind of .NET Micro Framework compatible hardware, like Netduino, etc.
Yet one of the new hardware platforms that's generating a good deal of excitement is the Raspberry Pi, which runs Linux ARM distros. So what is a C#, .NET dev to do?
Bruno Terkaly is working on an MSDN Magazine article on just that. W
Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick
How to calculate the volume of a brick, guide (pdf)
"Crocodile's Toothache" Poem by Shel Silverstein
This animated video of the poem from the book, Where The Sidewalk Ends, "The Crocodile's Toothache," is narrated by poet Shel Silverstein (Uncle Shelby) himself. A puppet-like digital graphics rendition of the poem for any Silverstein-loving child or adult. London Metropolitan University MA Digital Film and Animation Major Project; Poet/Performer Shel Silverstein, Animator/Director Aida Alemy. with music
Society for Neuroscience : brain briefings
Brain Briefings is a series of newsletters produced by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and published during the academic year. Brain Briefings are aimed at a lay audience and they explain how basic neuroscience discoveries can lead to clinical applications. Archives available from 2006 to the present.
Dr. Steve Peters - Carnegie Conversations
Dr Steve Peters is interviewed as part of the University's Carnegie Conversations series and shares some of the science and techniques behind his phenomenal performance success as consultant psychiatrist to the British Cycling Team, Sky ProCycling, Liverpool Football club and other elite sports teams. He shares his experiences of using his mind management programme to help elite athletes and senior business managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confide
A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization
This site features units on Chinese history, culture, and society. Each unit organizes photos, maps, and art around a theme: China's geography, archaeology, religion, calligraphy, military technology, painting, homes, gardens, clothing, and the graphic arts. Questions highlight key facets of Chinese culture: Why is calligraphy highly ranked as an art form in China? Over what kinds of terrain did Chinese civilization spread?
The Klondike Gold Rush
The enclosed curriculum materials consist of a variety of original documents related to the Klondike gold rush and Seattle and a set of maps of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. These materials are intended to provide students with an opportunity to learn about and investigate a specific topic in Washington history: How the Klondike/Alaska gold rush played a role in Seattle's economic growth and its rise to a position of economic dominance among Northwest cities.
Indians and Europeans on the Northwest Coast, 1774–1812
The materials in this packet allow teachers and students to explore the earliest recorded history of the Pacific Northwest. The packet consists of roughly 30 primary documents, along with supplemental materials to help place the primary sources in historical context. These materials document the range of interactions and relationships between Native and Non-Native peoples along the Northwest Coast in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Kindergarten Social Studies Overview
Slide show with background rap type singing in the background, illustrates Kindergarten social studies standards. National holidays, American symbols, chronology and time, American culture, diverse communities, family, maps and globes, responsible citizenship and jobs are mentioned. Slides show kindergarten classrooms. The background is a parody of the song Tik Tok originally performed by Ke$ha. Song does use non-standard English.
Episode 135: Getting started with Apprenda | Windows Azure Cloud Cover Show You already know the ingredients – Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Azure and
You already know the ingredients – Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Azure and