Scaling the Map: Activity
Students will learn how to determine map distances and map areas using the map scale. They will also get a better feel for how much an area represents on the map in relation to the size they are suggesting for their cavern.
Mental Status Exam: Normal Exam: Gnosis
Gnosis is the ability to recognize objects perceived by the senses especially somatosensory sensation. Having the patient (with their eyes closed) identify objects placed in their hand (stereognosis) and numbers written on their hand (graphesthesia) tests parietal lobe sensory perception. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologi
Peripheral Nervous System Review Games
Five Jeopardy-style games for one to four players were developed in Macromedia Flash to provide beginner health professional learners with drill-and-practice exercises evaluating peripheral nervous system content acquisition and knowledge. The objective was to stimulate self-directed and problem-based learning in the format of NBME anatomy subject examinations. The rationale was to integrate related disciplines into a structured format that is readily accessible for local and distance learning.
PediNeuroLogic Exam: 18 Month Old: Normal: Behavior/Mental Status - Points to Body Parts
When asked to point to body parts on the finger puppet, the toddler identifies eyes and mouth correctly. The naming of 2 body parts is normal for an 18 month old. Between 18 and 30 months the toddler should learn to identify 6 out of 8 body parts. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
PediNeuroLogic Exam: Introduction: First: Stop, Look, and Listen
Because the infant and child are unable to fully cooperate for the standard neurological examination, the examination must be tailored to the child and their developmental level and temperament. The first part of the examination is to stop, look, and listen. You will learn more about the child's neurologic status by initial hands-off careful observation than you will by forcing the child to conform to your pattern of performing the neurological examination. By watching the baby's spontaneous act
Motor Exam: Normal Exam: Pathological Reflexes
Pathological reflexes: frontal release signs: - snout, root, palmomental. These patterned behavior reflexes appear when there is damage to the frontal lobes, which inhibits these primitive reflexes. In the normal person these reflexes are absent. Pressing a tongue blade on the lips tests for the snout reflex. The abnormal response is a pouting of the lips. The root reflex is tested for by gently stroking the lateral upper lip. The abnormal response is movement of the mouth towards the stimuli. S
HyperBrain: Pathway Quizzes in Neuroanatomy
Set of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial.
Cerebellar Degeneration - Motor Exam - Muscle Tone Sub-exam - Patient 3
This 42-year-old man complains of poor balance and frequent falls for 6 years. Imbalance has been progressive; he cannot ambulate independently at present. He experiences tremors and weakness. Imbalance has been progressive and he now cannot ambulate independently. He is in good general health except for heavy alcohol use. For the last 10 years, he has consumed a quart of vodka and 5 beers daily. On awakening, he feels "shaky" and calms himself with a morning drink. He has not had blackouts or
Neurosurgery - What is it?
This patient education program reviews the anatomy of the nervous system, brain diseases, diseases of the spine and spinal cord, as well as peripheral nerve diseases that may be treated with neurosurgery. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 07 - Vestibular System
One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial.
Medial Aspects of Cerebral Hemispheres
Anatomical structures of a dissected brain are identified in this third video from UCLA Interactive Neurosciences.
Magnetism and Electricity - Quiz
Eight questions to test your scientific knowledge of Magnetism and Electricity
Fabric and Fiber - Quiz
Students will consolidate their knowledge of the fabric and fiber strand of the curriculum with a fun activity.
Reinforcing quantitative skills with applied research on tombstone-weathering rates.
This Journal of Geoscience Education article describes a tombstone weathering exercise that reinforces quantitative skills with applied research. The article describes an exercise designed and carried out by students in a surficial processes course. Students measured the rates of tombstone weathering, compiled and analyzed data. The complexity of the data involved in this exercise helps students demonstrate for themselves that mathematical analysis can give meaning to data.
This Web site, created to complement the Museum's Darwin exhibit, examines the man and theory that changed the course of science and society.
Minerals Under the Microscope
This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, interference colors, extinction angles, twinning, opacity, vibration directions and mineral identification. The site features short, clear descriptions accompanied by photographs and drawings. This website would be useful as a concise introduction to the use of a petrographic microscope in identifyi
1.2.1 Statistical approaches to ‘normality’ What did you base your idea of ‘normal’ height on? It might have been based on your own experience, reflecting the average height of women in your community. Similarly, ‘abnormality’ can be defined in terms of low statistical frequency. If what is most common in the general population is considered ‘normal’, then any behaviour or psychological characteristic that occurs only rarely may be regarded as ‘abnormal’. From this viewpoint, above average ind
What did you base your idea of ‘normal’ height on? It might have been based on your own experience, reflecting the average height of women in your community. Similarly, ‘abnormality’ can be defined in terms of low statistical frequency. If what is most common in the general population is considered ‘normal’, then any behaviour or psychological characteristic that occurs only rarely may be regarded as ‘abnormal’. From this viewpoint, above average ind
This two minute video explains some of the methods for improving reading speed include increasing the range of the
block of words that are read at the same time, as well as avoiding the urge to go back and reread a sentence. Improve focus and reduce the length of time required to understand a sentence. It also explains why speed reading is important.
Helping With Kids' Homework in Secondary School
This short video reviews ideas to help kids in secondary school
with their homework. For example, it's important to ask them about their schoolwork and what resources they may need. Develop a schedule and ask them about it are also suggested.
Regenerating The Heart
This 1:30 video is about preventing heart attacks and heart
transplants. Thousands of people need the heart transplant due to heart attacks but only about 2000 are available. The procedure of taking muscle sells in the patient's leg, grow them in the leg, then inject them in the new cells into the heart and therefore causing the heart to pump more blood. Those who
take this procedure, their heart rate pumps at least 58% more