James A. Peterson Interview
The late James A. Peterson, distinguished professor emeritus of sociology and former director of the USC Emeriti Center, discusses his career as a sociologist and gerontologist, including his nearly 30 years at USC. A clergyman turned sociologist and gerontologist who for many years discussed marriage and family problems on Art Linkletter's television series "House Party," Peterson was a well-respected educator, administrator, author and expert on marital and family counseling and aging. Pet
A Presidential Perspective - May 20, 2011
President Lloyd Jacobs answers a series of questions from Lawrence J. Burns, vice president for external affairs and interim vice president for equity and diversity, about some the most talked about issues of the day in a special edition of A Presidential Perspective.
JANE Apps - Puzzle-Bubble running at UMA
Puzzle-Bubble is a wireless ad-hoc network application developed with JANE that represents the potential utilization of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) as entertainment platforms. For more information, please visit: CARLINK
Fossils - by StudyJams
Fossils are preserved traces of remains of living things. Paleontologists who study fossils look for teeth, bones, shells, petrified wood, molds and casts, traces of carbon shadows, or even entire animals. Learn more about fossils with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
An Arm and A Leg
Students will design and build a prototype of an artificial limb using a simple syringe system as an introduction to bioengineering. Students will determine which substance water (liquid) or air (gas) will make the appendage more efficient.
Manhunt for Jews in Odessa During the Holocaust
Naum Krimer, who was born in Odessa in 1928, testifies about the hunting down and murder of the Jews in Odessa during the Holocaust. Krimer describes how the Jews, including his parents and brother, were taken to an artillery depot in Dalnik, a suburb of Odessa, and were burnt alive there.
Preparation and Presentation of Biology Laboratory Class Materials Through WebCT
An introduction to optimizing materials for web presentation: postscripting to PDF, animated graphics, still graphics, font type and size. These materials, among others, are used to demonstrate the creation of a WebCT course site. WebCT is a server-based course management software application. Through a very specific (and thoroughly, yet simply explained) set of steps, faculty place html, text files, graphics files, etc. into what is essentially an on-line course. That 'course' allows you to pla
Dying Stars and the Birth of the Elements (CLEA lab)
In this computer-based exercise, students analyze realistically simulated X-ray spectra of a supernova remnant and determine the abundances of various elements in them. In the end, they will find that the elements necessary for life on Earth -- the iron in their blood, the calcium in their bones -- are created in these distant explosions. The product consists of both downloadable software (PC only) and a user's manual, with sections for both teachers and students.
The intestine and anus of the Daphnia
The intestine and anus are part of the digestive system. In animals, the complete digestive system is made up of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, and the anus. The digestive system functions to process food and eliminate wastes.
Physicians can easily tell if you are a smoker by how your lungs look. Normal lungs are red or pink and fluid-looking. Smokers have blackened lungs that are drier than normal lungs. Tumors may develop from continued tobacco use-these appear as white masses.
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
This patient education program reviews urinary tract anatomy and symptoms to explain what an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) involves, including the benefits and risks of this procedure. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Images of Earth and Space: SC99 Edition
From our home planet to distant neutron stars, this narrated videotape presents recent scientific visualizations of observation and simulation data. We begin with a dramatic journey over SC99 host city Portland and its surroundings. Later explorations accompany the X-33 aerospace plane on its first test flight, witness Mississippi River flooding, and follow global life over 22 months. New views of Mars reveal a basin that could swallow Mount Everest, while a simulation tests how rovers would nav
Pesticides and fertilizers can run off of cropland and into bodies of water. The water sources can become contaminated in this way and harm organisms that live in the water, as well as any organisms that use it as a water source.
How Many Drops?
In this lesson and its associated activity, students conduct a simple test to determine how many drops of each of three liquids can be placed on a penny before spilling over. The three liquids are water, rubbing alcohol, and vegetable oil; because of their different surface tensions, more water can be piled on top of a penny than either of the other two liquids. However, this is not the main point of the activity. Instead, students are asked to come up with an explanation for their observations
Atoms: Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons - by StudyJams
An atom is a tiny particle in matter, and atoms are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Some matter, like your body or your book, is made of lots of different kinds of atoms, but elements are made up of only one kind of atom. Learn more about atoms with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
This lesson will teach you how to make, read and use topographic maps.
Matrix Concepts -- Multiplying Matrices
This module covers multiplication of matrices.
Rose Center for Earth and Space
This Web site, created to complement the museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space, offers a virtual visit to the museum, complete with text, photos, and video.
Short Investigative Exercises Designed to Get Students to Think
This series of exercises is developed for students interested in health and natural sciences with little to no background in science and is meant to develop their reasoning skills.