Photosynthesis: Life's Primary Energy Source
This lesson covers the process of photosynthesis and the related plant cell functions of transpiration and cellular respiration. Students will learn how engineers can use the natural process of photosynthesis as an exemplary model of a complex yet efficient process for converting solar energy to chemical energy or distributing water throughout a system.
Trash to Treasure!
Student teams use the engineering design process to create a useful product of their choice out of recyclable items and "trash." The class is given a "landfill" of reusable items, such as aluminum cans, cardboard, paper, juice boxes, chip bags, egg cartons, milk cartons, and etc. and each group is allowed a limited amount of bonding materials, such as duct tape, hot glue and string. This activity addresses the importance of reuse and encourages students to look at ways they can reuse items they
Student teams learn about engineering design of green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) and the use of GFPs in medical research, including stem cell research. The use of GFPs is simulated by adding fluorescent dye to water and allowing a flower or plant to transport the dye throughout its structure. Students apply their knowledge of GFPs to engineering applications in the medical, environmental and space exploration fields. Due to the fluorescing nature of the dye, plant life of any color, light or da
The Cloning of Cells
In this lesson, students continue their education on cells in the human body. They discuss stem cells and how engineers are involved in the research of stem cell behavior. They learn about possible applications of stem cell research and associated technologies, such as fluorescent dyes for tracking the replication of specific cells.
Swinging Pendulum (for High School)
This activity shows students the engineering importance of understanding the laws of mechanical energy. More specifically, it demonstrates how potential energy can be converted to kinetic energy and back again. Given a pendulum height, students calculate and predict how fast the pendulum will swing by using the equations for potential and kinetic energy. The equations will be justified as students experimentally measure the speed of the pendulum and compare theory with reality.
Sliders (for High School)
In this hands-on activity, students learn about two types of friction static and kinetic and the equation that governs them. They also measure the coefficient of static friction and the coefficient of kinetic friction experimentally.
7.4 Evaluating your strategy and assessing your work Present an evaluation that includes a summary of how effective your overall strategy has been in helping you use skills to improve your learning and performance, giving details of: those factors that worked well to help you improve and those that have worked less well; which factors had the greatest effect on your achievement of what you set out to do? an assessment, referring to your review and targets, of your own progress and perfo
Present an evaluation that includes a summary of how effective your overall strategy has been in helping you use skills to improve your learning and performance, giving details of:
those factors that worked well to help you improve and those that have worked less well; which factors had the greatest effect on your achievement of what you set out to do?
an assessment, referring to your review and targets, of your own progress and perfo
A female chicken is called a hen. A hen is capable of laying eggs. She has feathers to let her fly, a tail for balance, and the comb and wattle both help cool the hen off by circulating blood through them.
Description of the theory behind the velocity-time graph and its use in solving problems in linear motion under constant acceleration.
2.11 Further exercises
Number systems and the rules for combining numbers can be daunting. This unit will help you to understand the detail of rational and real numbers, complex numbers and integers. You will also be introduced to modular arithmetic and the concept of a relation between elements of a set.
Reading Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress
This Reading Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress sets forth the design of a test of reading comprehension. The exam requires students to read passages of written English text -- either literary or informational -- and to answer questions about what they have read. In some cases, the questions deal with facts in the text or vocabulary. In other cases, a complete answer requires a clear analysis or coherent argument supported by sound evidence from the text. This is
Mark Walker - Background in Afro-Cuban Drums
Grammy-winning drummer, percussionist, and Berklee College of Music professor Mark Walker is the course author of Berkleemusic's new online course Afro-Cuban Drums. Learn more at: http://www.berkleemusic.com/school/course?course_item_id=20293643&pid=2036&keyword=walker
Marie Villa: From Hawaii to Oswego
Non-traditional broadcasting major Marie Villa explains why she chose to transfer to SUNY Oswego. Video intern Emi Williams interviewed Marie in spring 2011.
Panel: "Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami: Dimensions of the Disaster and Future Prospects"
On Tuesday, April 5, SAIS hosted a forum on "Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami: Dimensions of the Disaster and Future Prospects" featuring Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese ambassador to the United States; Jessica P. Einhorn (welcome remarks), dean of SAIS; David Barlow, captain of the Virginia Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department; Hironori Kawauchi, senior economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region at the World Bank; Ryo Tsuzukihashi, Japanese SAIS