The History of Thanksgiving
This video discusses the history of Thanksgiving, its traditions and celebrations. Colonists, Native Americans, puritans, Abraham Lincoln, parades, football, turkeys, turducken, and family are all topics discussed. Very thorough and offers great details about Thanksgiving. (Running Time 9:17)
Treating trauma of volcano victims
Psychiatric hospitals in Central Java, Indonesia report an increase in patients following the deadly eruptions of Mount Merapi volcano.
Infantile Multimedia Environment - An Early Digital Inclusion
Children are recognized as individuals with rights, constituted by multiple human dimensions that can be excited by several activities and several Medias (books, videos, computers, etc.). And the Medias are understood as the tools to qualitatively contribute to the childrens development, giving them opportunity to improve their creativity and imagination, enriching their cultural repertoire. This paper aims to describe the results of a special project implemented in a public day-care centre in
Public Health Toxicology
This course examines basic concepts of environmental toxicology, including distribution, cellular penetration, metabolic conversion, and elimination of toxic agents, as well as the fundamental laws governing the interaction of foreign chemicals with biological systems.
DRAC (Distributed Remote ACess system) An On-line Open Source Project-based Learning Tool
Project Based Learning is an essential component in modern engineering education. However, it is difficult to implement in a virtual simulation-based approach, and the need of expensive or specialized equipment can make difficult to use this PBL approach in remote learning. In this paper, a web-based portal is presented; it allows remote access to the resources of several PBL laboratories on Electronics, with a significant emphasis on real-time digital and analog processing and multidisciplinary
Calculus II for Business
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Calculus II for Business" in the Department of Mathematics. In this course you will learn how to use calculus to understand and model real life situations such as those in business, environmental changes, population growth to name a few. These OpenCourseWare materials include interactive Java applets for many Calculus topics.
You Are What You Drink!
Contamination in drinking water sources or watersheds can negatively affect the organisms that come in contact with it. The affects can be severe causing illness or, in some cases, even death. It is important for people to understand how they can contribute to the contaminants in drinking water and what treatment can be done to counter these harmful effects. Students will learn about the various methods developed by environmental engineers for treating drinking water in the United States.
This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land
In this activity, students will review and evaluate the ways land is covered and used in their local community. They will also consider the environmental effects of the different types of land use. Students will act as community planning engineers to determine where to place a new structure that will have the least affect on the environment.
Issues, Issues Everywhere
In this activity, students will learn to identify different opinions related to an issue as well as the things (information, values and beliefs) that influence those opinions. They will use an opinion spectrum to analyze the range of opinions in their classroom on environmental issues and understand how these spectrums can be valuable to engineering design.
In this activity, students will conduct a survey to identify the environmental issues (in their community, their country and the world) for which people are concerned. They will tally and graph the results. Also, students will discuss how surveys are important when engineers make decisions about environmental issues.
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