You Decide: Should the U. S. replace the Electoral College with a direct democracy?
This educational guide focuses on the Electoral College and whether or not it should be replaced by a direct democracy. 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.
You Decide: Should the United States government reinstate the military draft?
This educational guide focuses on whether or not the United States government should reinstate the military draft. 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.
Meet the PaleontOLogists
Meet the OLogists is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they can learn more about three kids and one scientist whose curiosity focuses on paleontology: Anna, a 10-year-old from Washington state who collects knowledge along with fossils. Max, a seven-year-old from Connecticut who has made a collection of clay dinosaurs. Reva, an 11-year-old from New York who especially likes the meat-eating dinosaurs. Mark Norell, a paleontologist who
The Science Scoop: The Human Genome Project
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the human genome project by clicking through an online slide show, hosted by kids, that answers these questions: What's a genome, anyway?What is the human genome project? What does it mean to me?
Sliders (for High School)
In this hands-on activity, students learn about two types of friction static and kinetic and the equation that governs them. They also measure the coefficient of static friction and the coefficient of kinetic friction experimentally.
Lesson plan with word search activity which aims to teach children about the metamorphosis and development of an amphibian from tadpole to frog.
LOCATE: a mouse protein subcellular localization database
We present here LOCATE, a curated, web-accessible database that houses data describing the membrane organization and subcellular localization of proteins from the FANTOM3 Isoform Protein Sequence set. Membrane organization is predicted by the high-throughput, computational pipeline MemO. The subcellular locations of selected proteins from this set were determined by a high-throughput, immunofluorescence-based assay and by manually reviewing >1700 peer-reviewed publications. LOCATE represents the
Horseshoe Crabs and Birds: Could This Living Fossil Become Extinct?
This BioBulletin Web site takes an in-depth look at horseshoe crabs and why this creature that predates the dinosaurs is now at risk. The site includes text, videos, photographs, and interviews with key scientists.
Jellies Down Deep
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 June 2004, this BioBulletin examines gelatinous goo, one of the most abundant forms of ocean life that, until recently, was all but invisible to science.
Introduction to HASTAC and the HASTAC Portal
Kevin D. Franklin presents "Introduction to HASTAC & the HASTAC Portal" at The 2006 Summer Computing Institute. For more information about the Summer Institute please visit: http://www.sdsc.edu/us/training/workshops/2006summerinstitute/index.html. Originally posted at SDSC's CI Channel.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Mapping the Universe
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 December 2005, this AstroBulletin answers the question, "What does it take to plot a universe's worth of galaxies, clusters, quasars, nebulae, stars, dwarfs, and supernovae?"
How Lou Got the Flu
This article from our family magazine series traces the spread of the flu virus from a duck in China to a young girl in Kansas. The article begins by introducing kids to Louise and the symptoms of influenza. On a series of clickable screens, they learn how the flu virus traveled from a duck to a pig to a farmer to a shopper to a student to Louise. A sidebar (But I Got a Flu Shot Last Year...) explains why influenza is trickier to outsmart than smallpox and polio. Another sidebar ("Microbes on th
Meet the Microbes
This article from our family magazine series introduces kids to bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. The article begins with an engaging introduction to microbes that explains the abundance of this oldest form of life on Earth. Kids can click to see colorful photographs of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, as well as details about these major types of microbes. The Microbe Size-O-Meter puts microbes into perspective, using a scale in which a kid's body is the size of California. A humorous sidebar ex
Baseball as America
This Web site, created to complement the Baseball as America exhibit, looks at how this sport has changed along with the country. It includes the following sections:Our National Spirit examines why the label "national pastime" has grown increasingly accurate over time. Ideals and Injustices considers the game's troubling legacy of segregation and why the sport is seen as "doorway to American culture" by many immigrants. Sharing a Common Culture looks at how the game and its heroes have become a
Astronomers remember Magellan's astounding photos of Venus.
Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter
An orbiter design animation presents a new era of space mobility using nuclear power to explore our galaxy. For more information see: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/
JANE Apps - Puzzle-Bubble running at UMA
Puzzle-Bubble is a wireless ad-hoc network application developed with JANE that represents the potential utilization of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) as entertainment platforms. For more information, please visit: CARLINK
Litmus Test For Love (Live Comedy Show)
Two lonely chemists sing about their desire for a litmus test for love. Live comedy show performed at the American Society for Human Genetics Annual Meeting
Lighting a Bunsen Burner (and blooper)
How to light and adjust a Bunsen (or similar) burner, with a blooper (1:57 min)
Lassueur Piccardi Graham Little Syndrome.
A rare disease in which cicatricial (scarring) alopecia of the scalp is associated with widespread keratosis pilaris particularly in the axillae and pubic area where scarring does not usually occur. The scarring in the scalp may be clinically indistinguishable from the end stage of other forms of scarring hair loss.