Building the Channel Tunnel
How do you build a tunnel 32 miles long -- under water? This video segment adapted from Building Big, follows the construction of the Channel Tunnel (nicknamed "Chunnel"), the engineering wonder that connects England to France.
Automatic Door Opener
The engineering design process involves many steps. Not only must an engineer be able to devise a solution to a problem, he or she must also be ready to test and evaluate that solution to reach the best result. To successfully complete the design process, an engineer must be able to identify design flaws and learn from his or her mistakes. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, learn about the design process as cast members create automatic door openers that enable them to open their bedroom d
Mother Frances X. Cabrini, Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama
This image is part of a series of colorized photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (front) Statue: Mother Frances X. Cabrini -- 1850-1917. First canonized American saint. From folder: Brother Joseph Zoettl, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk at Saint Bernard Abbey, began experiments with concrete miniatures early in the 20th century. Abbot Bernard Menges, recognizing the popularity of Bro. Joseph's work, ordered construction of a park on the hillside in front of Saint Be
The Collapse: An Engineer's Perspective
This media-rich interview from the NOVA Web site explores the collapse of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers from an engineering perspective and includes an examination of the effects of heat on the structure of metal.
Not So Neutral Views
Students are introduced to acids and bases, and the environmental problem of acid rain. They explore ways to use indicators to distinguish between acids and bases. Students also conduct a simple experiment to model and discuss the harmful effects of acid rain on our living and non-living environment, as well as how engineers address acid rain. In an associated literacy activity, students learn how persuasive techniques are used to develop an argument, and create an environmental case study.
PMD FdEng SD 08/09
PROGRAMME MONITORING REPORT University Host School: School of Engineering College/Partner Organisation: Bromley College of F&HE Programme Title and Code: FdEng Software Development Mode(s) Of Attendance: F/T Academic Session: 2008/09 Programme Leader: Clive Gould Route Leaders (if any): N/A,FdEng SD Annual Programme Monitoring Document 2007/2008 - Published in October 2009
Employment Laws Quiz
A powerpoint quiz to assist teaching of employment laws
Environmental History Timeline
Students develop critical thinking skills by interviewing a person who has perspective on environmental history. Students explore the concept of a timeline, including historical milestones, and develop a sense of the context of events.
Using Stress and Strain to Detect Cancer!
This module was written for a first year accelerated or AP physics class. It is intended to provide hands-on activities to teach the concepts of stress, strain and Hooke’s law. During the unit, students will apply the concepts learned through the lessons to solve the following engineering challenge: Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer related death among women (Papas, 253) and the American Cancer Society has indicated that mammography is the best early-detection tool available.
Examples of Campus-based Learning
This site provides several examples of campus-based learning. Topics include environmental assessment, the nitrogen budget, campus greenhouse gas emissions, eco-houses, and biodiversity.
Environmental Science Cases Created by LifeLines Workshop Participants (Title altered)
This site contains a list of Ecology/Environmental Science projects, or case modules, created by Lifelines OnLine workshops (LLOL) participants. These cases are grouped by topic. Most cases are still undergoing field testing and may be updated. The user can link to each case on the list.
Environmental Frontlines Issue Summary: mining on public lands
This case study provided by the Environmental Frontline organization is a summary of the 1872 general mining law reform. It includes background information, facts and figures, 'quotable quotables', and recent actions, as well as links to websites of key players, information sources, and relevant reports. Environmental Frontlines organization monitors current environmental issues and the groups involved with such issues. The Mining on Public Lands case study is part of that monitoring program.
Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence Workbook
This online workbook was developed for use as a companion to the Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence. It provides recommendations for selecting, evaluating, and producing quality environmental education lesson plans, curricula, and other instructional materials. Key characteristics of the workbook are fairness and accuracy, depth, emphasis on skills, action orientation, instructional soundness, and usability. The workbook is organized in modules so the user can choose to
Environmental Assessment Course
This semester-long project on conducting an environmental audit of a college campus can be done by an individual or by groups of students working in teams. Each group will research a different aspect of campus operations; they will collect data, analyze their findings, and make recommendations for improvements. This SERC Starting Point site includes learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and references.
Earth Observatory: Data and Images
This Earth Observatory site contains data and images from NASA's Earth Observatory project. The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide an accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change. The site is useful to public media and educators. Data and images can be obtained for a variety of subjects, the Earth's atmosphere, land, life on earth,
Calibrated Peer Review: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
In this assignment, students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance. Also included are the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production. Students then walk through an online case study and write an essay addressing important points that they have learned. The Calibrated Peer Review interface is then used to give feedback on the essays. On this Starting Point page, users can
Ecosystems and their Environmental Balance: Indicating differences among vertebrates
In this activity exploring difference among vertebrates, the learner will know and be able to interpret and apply scientific, technological and environmental knowledge.
Health Symposium: Dr. Fraser Mustard, Dr. Bruce Lanphear and Dr. Charlotte Waddell
Faculty of Health Sciences Health Symposium featuring the inaugural Dr. Cam Coady Foundation Lecture Series in Health Issues. Speakers: Dr. Fraser Mustard Dr. Cam Coady Foundation Lecturer The Canadian Leader about the socioeconomic determinants of human development and health. Founding President of the Canadian Institute for Advance Research (CIFAR). Head of the CIFAR Founder's network. "The Experience-based Brain and Human Development" Dr. Bruce Lanphear Professor of Children's Environment
PMD HND CSE 08/09
PROGRAMME MONITORING REPORT University Host School: School of Engineering College/Partner Organisation: Bromley College of F&HE Programme Title and Code: HND Computer Systems Engineering Mode(s) Of Attendance: F/T Academic Session: 2008/09 Programme Leader: Clive Gould Route Leaders (if any): N/A,HNC/D CSE Annual Programme Monitoring Document 2008/2009 - Published in October 2009
Persistence, Bioaccumulative , and Toxic Profiler
Explanation of PBT (persistence, bioaccumlation, and toxicity) profiler used by the U.S. EPA with a link to free profiling system. Describes the chemistry behind the profiling system used.