Estimating Cloud Cover - a Simulation
The purpose of this activity is to help students better understand percent cloud cover and to take more accurate cloud cover observations. Working in pairs or small groups, students use construction paper to simulate cloud cover. They estimate the percentage of cloud cover represented by torn pieces of paper on a contrasting background and assign a cloud cover classification to the simulations created by their classmates. Intended outcomes are that students will understand the difficulties of vi
Extreme Global Makeover
Modernization is an important issue in the New York State Global History and Geography curriculum. Students are expected to understand how modernization may impact such areas as society, politics, the economy, and the environment. In the Global History and Geography curriculum, a study of historical examples of modernization includes examples of attempts to transform society, such as the Meiji Restoration or Kemal Ataturk. In this lesson, two PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries -- "To Have and Have Not
Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy
This "Question of the Day" activity asks students to examine two policy positions regarding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a part of the interplay between science and politics. The students also determine their viewpoint on the issue and share/defend it with their peers. This site offers teaching notes and tips, downloadable materials, and links to additional online references and resources.
Star Library: The Role of Probability in Discrimination Cases
An important objective in hiring is to ensure diversity in the workforce. The race or gender of individuals hired by an organization should reflect the race or gender of the applicant pool. If certain groups are under-represented or over-represented among the employees, then there may be a case for ...
Living in an Era of Global Terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glo
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair's announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential pro
Meet the Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE
During the opening week of the artist’s major midcareer survey at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare visits the Hirshhorn to discuss his work with NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne. Like the Hirshhorn’s “The Age of Enlightenment—Antoine Lavoisier” (2008) on view in “Strange Bodies” until Nov. 15, much of Shonibare’s work poses questions about politic
Sugimoto's Vision: A special lecture by Michael Fried
Join art historian Michael Fried for a discussion of the artist's work in the context of new “art” photography, which includes such artists as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Jeff Wall, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, and Thomas Demand, many of whom are represented in the Hirshhorn's collection.
Glossary Derived copy of Principles of Economics Parisian Pedallers (1929) | BFI John Sexton Mars Odyssey Science Cover Image Topological Features of a Compressible Plasma Vortex Sheet - a Model of the Outer Heliospheric Wind "Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media, Fall 2008" The Aviation and Police Alphabet - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie Aristotle Part 4 The "XYZ Affair" that Adams had to Face
Amphitheatre a circular structure with seats rising behind and above each other around a central open space or arena; originating in classical Greece, they are the first known specifically designated theatre spaces. Apostrophe a rhetorical convention in which the speaker either addresses a dead or absent person, or an ina
Basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics organized to fit in with many tutorials and readings developed by the Professor.
Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-the-BFI Watch more cycling films on the BFI Player: http://bit.ly/1j4ccwK Parisian Pedallers (1929) A team of 'crack French cyclists' double up for a tandem race through the Bois de Boulogne, a public park in the western suburbs of Paris. Though based in Britain, the Topical Budget newsreel would occasionally venture further afield in the hunt for news items with a quirky twist; this slice of Gallic sporting life was shown here in September 1929. To find o
Bill Moyers sits down with NYU president and modern renaissance man John Sexton for a wide-ranging conversation about God, baseball, and the importance of thoughtful discourse in society. Previously a champion debate coach and scholar of religion and law, Sexton discusses his unique take on theology, contemporary politics, and the evolving role of universities throughout the world. Born to a struggling Catholic family in Brooklyn, John Sexton still teaches undergraduates in addition to his wor
This still was created to for the cover of the journal Science (5 July 2002 issue). It shows epithermal neutron data represented by the colors overlayed on Mars topography. The blue colors represent high concentrations of hydrogen, indicating the strong possibility that water ice exists in those regions. ...
The Voyager and Pioneer Spacecraft have detected large-scale quasi-periodic plasma fluctuations in the outer heliosphere beyond 20 AU. A plasma vortex sheet model can explain these fluctuations and the observed correlations between various physical variables. The large scale outer heliosphere is modeled by solving the 3-D compressible magneto-hydrodynamic equations involving three interacting shear layers. Computations were done on a Cray computer at the NASA Center for Computational Sciences. S
" This course examines representations of race, class, gender, and sexual identity in the media. We will be considering issues of authorship, spectatorship, (audience) and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, advertising) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society. In addition, we will examine how gender and race affects the production of media, and discuss the impact of new media and digital media and how it has transformed
This video presents the letters and words of the NATO phonetic alphabet, more formally the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet (according to Wikipedia). Only the letters with words are shown with a voice-over of their pronunciations. Note, this is called a "phonetic" alphabet, but it is NOT meant for teaching phonics. Caution: The "W" is represented by the word "whiskey." (1:18)
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only
This video is accompanied by text. "The signing of Jay’s Treaty, which settled violations of the Treaty of Paris and averted the threat of war with England, induced angry reactions from both American and European politicians. Democratic-Republicans believed the treaty was a humiliating surrender to the British. French leaders, meanwhile, viewed it as a step toward forming a union with their enemy, a flagrant breach of the Franco-American Treaty of 1778. However, an unexpected consequence of th
Derived copy of Principles of Economics
Parisian Pedallers (1929) | BFI
Mars Odyssey Science Cover Image
Topological Features of a Compressible Plasma Vortex Sheet - a Model of the Outer Heliospheric Wind
"Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media, Fall 2008"
The Aviation and Police Alphabet - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie
Aristotle Part 4
The "XYZ Affair" that Adams had to Face