9.14 Brain Structure and Its Origins (MIT)
Outline of mammalian functional neuroanatomy, aided by studies of comparative neuroanatomy and evolution, and of brain development. Topics include early steps to a central nervous system, basic patterns of brain and spinal cord connections, regional development and differentiation, regeneration, motor and sensory pathways and structures, systems underlying motivations, innate action patterns, formation of habits, and various cognitive functions. Lab techniques reviewed. Optional brain dissectio
2.997 Direct Solar/Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion Technologies (MIT)
This course introduces principles and technologies for converting heat into electricity via solid-state devices. The first part of the course discusses thermoelectric energy conversion and thermoelectric materials, thermionic energy conversion, and photovoltaics. The second part of the course discusses solar thermal technologies. Various solar heat collection systems will be reviewed, followed by an introduction to the principles of solar thermophotovoltaics and solar thermoelectrics. Spectral c
6.087 Practical Programming in C (MIT)
This course provides a thorough introduction to the C programming language, the workhorse of the UNIX operating system and lingua franca of embedded processors and micro-controllers. The first two weeks will cover basic syntax and grammar, and expose students to practical programming techniques. The remaining lectures will focus on more advanced concepts, such as dynamic memory allocation, concurrency and synchronization, UNIX signals and process control, library development and usage. Daily pro
7.340 Learning and Memory: Activity-Controlled Gene Expression in the Nervous System (MIT)
The mammalian brain easily outperforms any computer. It adapts and changes constantly. Most importantly, the brain enables us to continuously learn and remember. What are the molecular mechanisms that lead to learning and memory? What are the cellular roles that activity-regulated gene products play to implement changes in the brain?How do nerve cells, their connections (synapses), and brain circuits change over time to store information? We will discuss the molecular mechanisms of neuronal plas
21M.715 The Craft of Costume Design (MIT)
This class provides an overview of some of the techniques used in creating costume pieces that are crafted rather than sewn. We will use a variety of materials and techniques to create specific costume pieces while at the same time exploring alternative applications possible for each material/technique.
17.202 Graduate Seminar in American Politics II (MIT)
This is the second in a sequence of two field seminars in American politics intended for graduate students in political science, in preparation for taking the general examination in American politics. The material covered in this semester focuses on American political institutions. The readings covered here are not comprehensive, but it is sufficiently broad to give students an introduction to major empirical questions and theoretical approaches that guide the study of American political institu
2.996 Biomedical Devices Design Laboratory (MIT)
This course provides intensive coverage of the theory and practice of electromechanical instrument design with application to biomedical devices. Students will work with MGH doctors to develop new medical products from concept to prototype development and testing. Lectures will present techniques for designing electronic circuits as part of complete sensor systems. Topics covered include: basic electronics circuits, principles of accuracy, op amp circuits, analog signal conditioning, power suppl
The Microbiology of Natural Environments
A suite of resources describing the microbiology of natural environments. This resource includes information on environmental sampling, the role of organisms in the fixation of nitrogen, how to count soil bacteria, how to examine iron-rich water and visualisation and examination of cyanobacteria.
Measuring flow rate of a stream
A short PowerPoint presentation illustrating how flowrate of a stream can be measured Aimed at students without previous field experience of freshwater biology sampling techniques.
Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - Immuno-electron-microscopy
A virtual laboratory that includes immuno-gold labelling and transmission electron micrography (immuno-EM). It allows the student to study intracellular-traffic pathways of two cell-surface receptor molecules, following stimulation of the cells with their specific ligand, for different time periods. The programme first introduces the theory underlying the techniques and includes a video of EM work in a real laboratory. The student is then taken through a series of questions which requires them t
Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - SDS-PAGE
A protein analysis laboratory using SDS-PAGE, western-blotting and endoprotease digestion. The programme includes a section on the theory of the techniques, a video demonstration in a real laboratory, and a series of questions which guide the students through the structural analysis of model proteins (3 are included). Students go to the virtual laboratory and devise their own experiments in order to determine the molecular weight, subunit composition etc of the proteins. Results (gels and blots)
How to take notes
This resource includes content and activities about note-taking. It presents examples of techniques learners might find useful, and provides opportunities for learners to try out their note-taking skills.
Introduction to Fluid Power: Learners Guide
Learners Guide This unit contains information on basic hydraulics, you will learn about: the components which make up a hydraulic system; how to inspect and test a hydraulic system; basic troubleshooting tips and techniques.
Introduction to Fluid Power: Trainers Guide
Trainers guide. This unit contains information on basic hydraulics and is based on a range Certificate II and III units from the following Training Packages: * Aviation: National Aerospace Training Package Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. * Automotive: The Automotive Industry RSR Training Package. * Polymer: Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking PMB98. In this unit, you will learn about: * what hydraulics is * how hydraulics works * the components which make up a hydraulic system *
Introduction to Fluid Power
This is the complete unit. Each topic can be download as an individual item. This unit contains information on basic hydraulics and is based on a range Certificate II and III units from the following Training Packages: * Aviation: National Aerospace Training Package Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. * Automotive: The Automotive Industry RSR Training Package. * Polymer: Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking PMB98. In this unit, you will learn about: * what hydraulics is * how hydraulics wor
Furniture making and design toolbox - Drawing room
This group of resources forms part of the Furniture making and design toolbox. These resources all relate to the unit of competence "LMFFM3011A: Produce manual and computer aided drawings". The content is divided into three sections. "Ask an expert" contains useful tips about good work practice in drawing for the funiture making industry and the differences between manual and CAD drawing. "Techniques" contains specific information about the drawing methods and conventions
Furniture making and design toolbox - Machine Workshop
This group of resources forms part of the Furniture making and design toolbox. These resources all relate to the unit of competence "LMFFM3031A Set up, operate and maintain CNC machinery and processing centres". The content is divided into three sections. "Ask an expert" contains useful tips about good work practice in the funiture making industry. "Techniques" contains specific information about the techniques involved in furniture making, particularly as relates to oper
Promote products and services to guests
This resource covers the skills and knowledge that will assist the learner to promote products and services to guest to meet the customers’ needs and wants. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics covered include: develop product, service and market knowledge, conduct formal and informal research, share knowledge within and organisation, identify customer needs and preferences, use selling techniques, make customers aware of extras and provide accurate in
Prepare vegetables, eggs and farinaceous dishes
This unit contains information on preparing vegetables, eggs and farinaceous dishes. Activity 1 looks at the selection and preparation of vegetables and fruit. Selection is based on season availability, quantity, quality and price. This part of the activity will also cover the correct way to store these items. Preparation looks at the different methods used to cook and present vegetable and fruit dishes. Activity 2 looks at egg selection, culinary uses and the different m
Prepare and cook poultry and game
This unit covers the skills and knowledge to prepare and cook poultry and game. Activity 1 looks at some of the common principles we need to apply to poultry and game. Students will learn some techniques including handling and storing, defrosting, carving and presenting poultry and game. In Activity 2 we look at poultry. This activity should teach students about types of poultry, selecting poultry, preparations techniques. Activity 3 looks at preparing and selecting game.