Fundamental measurement PowerPoint
This site contains good images of basic general chemistry lab equipment and how to use them to make measurements (graduated cylinders, burets, thermometers, and balances). It could be useful for introducing students to laboratory work and measurements.
Bragg's Law and Diffraction
This site presents an introduction to Bragg\'s Law of Diffraction, along with how diffraction of x-rays provides information on atoms in crystalline material. An Applet allows the user to vary the wavelength and angle of incidence of radiation to a surface, along with the distance between layers of the material to demonstrate the conditions necessary for constructive interference, or a Bragg\'s condition. The derivation of Braggs law is also explained.
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition - Exhibition
This Web site, created to complement an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, has a thorough reporting of Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic voyage. The Exhibition is an overview of the traveling exhibit, which features photographs, diary excerpts, artifacts, and the actual lifeboat from the expedition, as well as an interactive simulation.
Kindler Syndrome described by Theresa Kindler in 1954 is probably a variant of hereditary acrokeratotic Poikiloderma in which Poikiloderma is preceded by a tendency to blistering following traumatic blisters. There are few ultrastructural studies on this syndrome. The ultrastructural level of blister formation has not been well characterized. Prof. Camillo O. DI CICCO, M.D.Presented to VIth Congress of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology.
Mahara Tutorial 3: Profil (de)
Screencast für die Verwendung eines E-Portfolio Tools (Mahara) für das EU-Projekt MOSEP. Teil 3: Profil.
You Again? Reintroducing and Introducing Species
This BioBulletin Web site takes an in-depth look at the work involved in reintroducing and introducing species. The site includes text, videos, photographs, and interviews with key scientists. What Is Being Moved and Why? outlines the three motives for relocating members of a species for release into the wild.
3 Studying mammals The term mammal encompasses a huge variety of animals, including humans. But what makes a mammal a mammal? This unit explores some of the features, such as reproduction, lactation and thermoregulation methods, that mammals have in common. It is the first in a series of 10 ‘Studying mammals’ units.
The term mammal encompasses a huge variety of animals, including humans. But what makes a mammal a mammal? This unit explores some of the features, such as reproduction, lactation and thermoregulation methods, that mammals have in common. It is the first in a series of 10 ‘Studying mammals’ units.
Next steps After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:
After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:
Institute of Politics: General Raymond T. Odierno: Commanding General, Joint Forces Command
General Raymond Odierno, Commander of the United States Joint Forces Command, spoke to a capacity audience about the importance of leadership in a complex environment.
The Prevention Convention
This article from our family magazine series has tips, a "catchy" tune, and a comic about how to avoid infectious diseases."The Prevention Convention" has 10 tips for how to avoid infectious diseases, including "Say 'NO' to dough!" and "Wash 'em before you eat 'em!" "Wash Your Hands" sings the praises of lathering up."In a public bathroom, somewhere in America..." illustrates what separates "a real washout" from "a world-class washer."
Sharks: Did You Know?
This collection of fun facts is from Sharks and Rays: Myth and Reality, part of the Museum's Seminars on Science series. These distance-learning courses are designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. A brief explanation page is provided for the six fun facts: Did you know sharks can gestate for up to two years? Did you know sharks and rays don't have bones? Did you know sharks and rays are cosmopolitan in distribution? Did you know an individual shark can produce upwards
Liquid Oxygen and Nitrogen
Describes some interesting properties in cryogenic gas.
News Coverage of 2011 WNIT Championship
News coverage from WTOL-11 and WTVG-13 of the Toledo Rockets 2011 WNIT Championship victory.
Alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier
Missouri State alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier visited campus for a discussion and reading from some of his original works.
Tisdagens Klartext handlar bland annat om att kriget i Elfenbenskusten nu verkar vara över. Vi berättar också om att politiker i riksdagen är missnöjda med att myndigheten Försäkringskassan stänger sina kontor ute i landet. Därför har de nu bett regeringen att rädda kontoren. Du får höra fler nyheter när du lyssnar på programmet.
One on One with the Sun
This humorous OLogy article introduces kids to the Sun. The big star answers 15 questions, including: Your agent told me that you're the biggest star in the universe. Is that true? I know you star types tend to be touchy about age, but how old are you? Actually, I'm curious to know how stars begin. What's your story? Let's turn to a delicate subject. How do stars die? In Hollywood, I meet a lot of people filled with hot air. What gases are inside you?
You Decide: Should the US federal government legalize marijuana?
This educational guide focuses on the debate as to whether or not marijuana should be legalized by the federal government. Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities and 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.
The Atmosphere And Its Relation To The Crust And Hydrosphere
This site provides an illustrated lecture from a geochemistry course offered by Dr. Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. Topics include a review of the structure and formation of the Earth's crust, atmosphere, and hydrological cycle, and the composition of the atmosphere. Additional topics covered are the concept of residence time, geological and biological sources of components in the atmosphere, acid-base theory, Henry's law and the solubility of gases in water, primary and secondary air pol
Meet the Geneticists
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 genetics: Emily, a 12-year-old from New York who is interested in her genetic ability to curl her tongue and in her cat's colorings. Logan, an 11-year-old from Washington State who has a plan for scientists interested in cloning a woolly mammoth. Seth, a 12-year-old from Kansas who got excited about
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.