What makes the subject matter matter? Contrasting probeware with Graphs & Tracks
Previous research has established probeware as an effective tool in science instruction. Less is known, however, about the reasons for its success. In this study, we investigate this issue further by contrasting the use of probeware with the use of a simulation called Graphs & Tracks. By carrying out an in-depth analysis of pre-service teachers’ interaction, we want to demonstrate that the two environments – despite many structural similarities – afforded different contexts for learning. When
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Robots with emotions - do we need them?
Dr Joanna Bryson, an expert in machines that have their own artificial intelligence, explores the issues.
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Janis Tomlinson: "From Capricho to Fatal Consequences: Goya's Imagery of War 1809-1814"
Janis Tomlinson presented her lecture as part of the Townsend Center for the Humanities' Forum on the Humanities and the Public World. Best known for her work on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European painting and on painting in Spain, Janis Tomlinson is Director of University Museums at the University of Delaware. She has also served as Director of Arts in the Academy at the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Tomlinson has published several articles, exhibition reviews, and books, including
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Kangoeroeklas
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Meerbegaafde kinderen kunnen in sommige scholen voor één of meer lesuren terecht in een kangoeroeklas.  Ze krijgen er extra uitdagingen: …


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Classification of Living Things: Introduction
Dr. Dennis O'Neal of Palomar College designed this site to introduce students to a tutorial on the Classification of Living Things. Topics addressed at this site include the Linnaen system of classification, amount of species in our world, the importance of biological diversity, the history of classification, and the relevancy of classification in the present day. There are links to the Main Menu, a Practice Quiz, and the other topics in the tutorial including Principals of Class, Kingdom to Sub
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Using Geographic Information Systems to Map Crime Victim Services
The US Department of Justice released this document in February 2003 about the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in law enforcement. "GIS is an application that links database software to graphics software to create visual images of various types of data in map format." The report outlines the applications of such systems in police cars and at victim assistance facilities, providing examples of situations where it has been used successfully and cases that could have benefited from GIS.
Author(s): Craig, Theodosia,Rost, Linda.,Kerr, Jeffrey.,Watki

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West Nile Virus
The first Web site (1) is one of the latest entertaining feature stories from the Why Files, which covers mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, including the West Nile Virus. Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases provides fact sheets and articles about the virus in this straightforward Web site (2), while a similar Web site (3) from the Centers for Disease Control offers more information about the disease, prevention measures, and
Author(s): Sohmer, Rachel.

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Association for Biology Laboratory Education
Established in 1979, the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) promotes "information exchange among university and college educators actively concerned with teaching biology in a laboratory setting." The ABLE website contains information about grants, past and future annual conferences, and membership. ABLE also posts employment opportunities, and an extensive array of links organized into categories for General Biology, Online Journals, Biological Animations, Suppliers of Biologic
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The CBD for Botanists
One of the two conventions signed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) seeks to "conserve biological diversity, use biological resources sustainably -- to ensure that we do not use up our resources faster than they can recover, and share the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources fairly and equitably." This site, a link off of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew main site, provides the complete CBD for Botanists. Offered in several pd
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Wired: New Browsers, Same Unwanted Ads
This article from Wired News reports on current trends in spyware and adware. The author discusses how people who stopped using Internet Explorer and started using alternate browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, to avoid advertisements and improve internet security, may find that "spyware and adware writers are also making the switch." The author argues that as Mozilla gains more users, writers of spyware and adware programs will start writing for those browsers as well. On the positive side, the a
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Fossil fuels : millions of years in the making
What natural processes created oil, coal, and natural gas? This reading, part of a site about the future of energy, describes the conditions under which these fossil fuels were formed. The reading explains that the organisms that went into the making of oil and natural gas are different from the organisms that were converted into coal. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
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Designing a Package that Works
The goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering associated with the packaging of items to preserve, market, and safely deliver products. The packaging for each type of use varies. While observing and thinking about all packaging is encouraged, this activity focuses on packaging for transporting goods (shipping).
Author(s): K-12 Outreach Office,

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Cellular Respiration and Bioremediation
Students learn about the basics of cellular respiration. They also learn about the application of cellular respiration to engineering and bioremediation. And, they are introduced to the process of bioremediation and examples of how bioremediation is used during the cleanup of environmental contaminants.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Haydn Piano Tease - MIT Chamber Music
A piano concert featuring thousands and thousands of heavenly notes performed by MIT student Andrew Wang. He requested that the audience not applaud until the intermission and end of the concert. Composers featured were Schubert, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin. Only a few hundred of those notes are hear in this video segment. Bravo! And thanks to coaches and teachers Tim McFarland, David Deveau, and Marcus Thompson. MIT Chamber Music Society. Killian Hall, April 8, 2011.
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Basic Microscopy Concepts
The site provides introductory information related to optical microscopy. Among the topics addressed are resolution, numerical aperture, depth of field, field of view, illumination and the useful magnification range. A section on fluorescence microscopy is also included. Interactive video is used to demonstrate concepts in some cases. Researchers and educators interested in a brief overview of optical microscope principles may find the site useful.
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7.1 Evidence required

This Part is about showing that you can develop a strategy for using and improving your information literacy skills, monitor your progress, and evaluate your overall strategy and performance. The evidence you present must show what you have done as you worked through the processes of planning strategically, monitoring, evaluating and presenting your work. Part A must relate directly to the work you have selected for Part B.

You must present evidence to show you can:


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"Human Rights are Women's Rights and Workers' Rights are Women's Rights:" May Chen on the United Nat
The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, China during September 1995. The conference, which called for gender equality, development, and peace, grew out of the international women's movement and marked the end of the official United Nations decade of Women. For women like May Chen, Vice President of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE), the conference was an opportunity to share their activist experiences and learn about issues conf
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Murray, My Intellectual Mentor

[Introduction to Economic Controversies (2011)]

Economic Controversies

It was nearly 40 years ago that Murray Rothbard changed my life. I was then a PhD candidate in economics at the
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Mobibus heeft een jongerenwebsite over verkeer en mobiliteit
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De Vlaamse Stichting Verkeerskunde (VSV) heeft een jongerenwebsite. De webstek www.mobibus.be is een virtueel vervolgtraject op de Mobibus. Jongeren kunnen op …


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3.2 Exploring your quality of life
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
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