As part of the University of California Santa Barbara Library, the Astronomy subject Web page contains dozens of links on the subject. Sites are categorized in indexes and gateways, NASA pages, observatories, organizations and associations, current topics, interactive resources, and periodicals. If all that isn't enough, the site even has an astronomy picture of the day.
Quick take on exploring careers in mathematics
Even though the potential connection between today s math classroom and the jobs of the future is frequently cited in speeches, reports, and news headlines, busy middle school students may not be paying attention. Here are five online resources that can help you make the connection more relevant, and a lot more engaging, to preteens. In some cases, the connection appears in the words of young people who recognize that math and science were the keys to jobs they love.
This online exhibit on Leonardo da Vinci includes references and activities about both his scientific and artistic work. The site is divided into several sections, with each section offering background information about da Vinci, links to more in depth articles and classroom activities.
The future of energy, consumption
The consumption of energy is increasing at an ever-rising rate. This informational piece, part of a series about the future of energy, introduces students to the increasing energy demands of the nation and world. The article defines consumption for the students and discusses energy conservation. Students read that much of their energy consumption is shown to be energy wants, not necessarily energy needs. Thought-provoking questions afford students chances to reflect on what they've read about th
Inference using compressive measurements
This module provides an introduction to some simple algorithms for compressive signal processing, i.e., processing compressive measurements directly without first recovering the signal to solve […]
Scattering is fundamental to almost everything we know about the world, such as why the sky is blue. Tunnelling is entirely quantum-mechanical and gives rise to such phenomena as nuclear fusion in stars. Examples and applications of both these fascinating concepts are investigated in this unit.
This unit shows how partial differential equations can be used to model phenomena such as waves and heat transfer. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are an understanding of ordinary differential equations and basic familiarity with partial differential equations.
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You Decide: Do violent video games cause real violence in children?
This educational guide focuses on video games as a potential cause of violence in children Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
Inauguration of MIT's 14th President Paul E. Gray (1980)
A week of celebration accompanied the inauguration of MIT's 14th president, Paul Edward Gray Sc.D. '60, in September 1980. This video compilation shows the formal as well as playful events surrounding the historic occasion, from speeches and symposia lectures to campus picnics and a presidential balloon ride. [T13566]
Fats to Fuel - Partners Video Magazine
A Small Business Innovation Research grant results in technology that efficiently recycles industrial fats into useful biodiesel. Fats to Fuels is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, Fueling America. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html
"I Was Able to Make My Voice Really Ring Out": The Women's Emergency Brigade in the Flint Sit-Down S
The Women's Emergency Brigade, which Genora Johnson Dollinger helped organize, saved the 1936 sit down strike at Flint, Michigan more than once. In this 1976 interview with Sherna Gluck, Dollinger recalls the famous "Battle of the Running Bulls" when police--bulls--tried to regain control of the GM plant by force. Dollinger and the other organizers of the Women's Emergency Brigade faced constant sexist attitudes in their efforts to win the strike, even as they demonstrated their determination to
Helpful Hints for Field Sketching
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers insight into the task of field sketching. After discussing the difference between seeing and observing, the article offers tips designed to help make students better at observational rendering. The six hints discussed are proportions, perspective, volume, simplifying, practicing a lot, and having fun.
Imagine It's the Year 2020: Thinking About Genetics Now
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a look at some of the questions that go hand-in-hand with genetic cloning technologies. The site opens by telling kids that in the future, technologies like cloning may be very common and that some of the decisions we will need to make in coming years are hard. Then, they are asked to imagine that it is the year 2020 and to take a peek at what's on the minds of one futu
Who Are the Plants?
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers a brief overview of the plant kingdom. Specifically, it covers: why plants have their own kingdom, Plantae; what separates the kingdom's two very basic categories; the plant kingdom's 10 divisions, including the number of species in each; and why some organisms that seem like plants belong instead to the kingdom Protista or the kingdom Fungi.
Introduction to AFM
Excellent introduction to the technique of atomic force microscopy at a level suitable for undergraduates. The page describes the basic modes (constant force, tapping, lift mode) and explains the significance of the tip and tip effects in imaging.
Diversity and Economic Development Summit
Missouri State University, in conjunction with community and corporate sponsors, is hosting the first Diversity and Economic Development Summit. This event is targeted to leaders, managers, HR professionals, programming developers, outreach coordinators and community members in the business, faith, civic and education fields. The summit will feature a series of speakers and workshops designed to develop the "tools of inclusion," build partnerships, educate and facilitate diversity-related c
Forsyth Tech CC Demand Driven Biotech Program
A video diary of how Forsyth Tech Community College developed a demand driven biotech curriculum to respond to the needs of local industry. Forsyth Tech is one of 5 centers of expertise that make up the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce. The video was produced by SLAM, Inc.
7.1 Introduction to improving your skills in number This key skill develops your number skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle all of this key skill, you need to plan your work over at least 3–4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, to monitor your progress and evaluate your strategy and present outcomes. Application of number (simply called ‘number’ in this key skill) is all about using numerical and mathematical skills
This key skill develops your number skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle all of this key skill, you need to plan your work over at least 3–4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, to monitor your progress and evaluate your strategy and present outcomes.
Application of number (simply called ‘number’ in this key skill) is all about using numerical and mathematical skills