Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Hosted by Access Excellence at the National Health Museum, the Backyard Birding -- Research Project was created by Monte Vista high school teacher Stan Hitomi. This hands-on project is targeted towards high school-aged life science and biology students and can be adapted to run from between two months to an entire year. The project emphasizes research, cooperative learning, and community outreach skills as students construct bird feeders, maintain a journal, design a research project, and commun
Resources - Tech Tips
Information on biotechnology primarily related to protein and antibody isolation, purification and analysis as well as some trouble-shooting information.
Animal ages : do dogs age faster than people?
This activity challenges students to calculate the age of a large dog in equivalent human years. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 real world math challenges, explains the importance of conversion formulas to statisticians, scientists, and engineers. The Hint points out that the dog's growth rate changes after the first year. Related questions ask students to develop formulas that show the relationships between human years and the ages of small dogs and cats. The Did You Kn
Drip drops : how much water do you waste?
In this activity, students are given a situation in which a leaky faucet is dripping at the rate of one drop every two seconds. They are asked to decide if the water lost in one week would fill a drinking glass, a sink, or a bathtub. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 challenges, notes that mathematics is crucial for environmental and government agencies that must interpret data and report their findings to the public. The Hint states that a teaspoon holds about 20 drops. Th
Thirteen? Oh, no! : Are you superstitious? Do you avoid the number 13?
This activity asks student to determine if there a Friday the 13th in every year. The activity, from the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges, also considers superstitions associated with the number 13. It suggests that the student make lists and examine calendars to determine the total number of possible calendar arrangements. The usefulness of reasoning with number patterns and dates is noted. The page features links to a solution hint, the solution, related math questions, and resour
Auburn vs. Furman (1956)
"Still smarting under the humiliation of their own mistakes in the opener, Auburn loosed its fury on Furman and finished with a 41-0 win before an estimated 15,000 in Cliff Hare Stadium. All told, Coach Shug Jordan's forces rolled up 587 yards, 524 of them on the ground, against the South Carolinians. The leading ground gainers were Tommy Lorino with 128 yards, Howell Tubbs with 93, and Jim Walsh with 89. It was a day of long runs with Lorino galloping 34 and Jimmy Cook running 21 for first-half
Auburn vs. Alabama (1954)
"The Auburn Tigers managed their first victory over Alabama since 1949 with a convincing 28-0 trouncing of the Crimson Tide. Bobby Freeman closed out his career with a brilliant performance in leading the Auburn attack. He received able assistance from the entire forward wall and the other starting backs Freeman accounted for the first touchdown with 12 seconds remaining in the first quarter, climaxing a 58 yard drive. Childress added the extra point and the men of Shug Jordan led at the half 7-
Auburn vs. Kentucky (1955)
"Fighting and clawing at each other like two wild animals in an arena, the Auburn Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats battled to a 14-14 tie before 34,000 fans in Birmingham. The bright green turf of Legion Field was a place only for men this day, as each team blew alternately hot and cold, making many mistakes, but always giving all it had. In a desperate attempt to pull this one out of the fire, Auburn tried three field goals, but could never succeed in putting the ball through the cross-bars. The ti
Confederate Cannon and Balls on Alabama State Capitol Grounds, Montgomery, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of a cannon and cannon balls located on the grounds of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Confederate cannon and ball on Capitol grounds.
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History
Debates have raged for years over whether the Soviet legacy was best characterized by its successes or its crimes. Was Lenin's revolution one of history's great events, later perverted by Stalin; or was the October Revolution, which rejected God, dispossessed large segments of the population, and made the entire people subject to the state, flawed from the moment of inception? Rather than answering the question, we hope with this web site to help students and readers understand the more complica
Logic for Computer Science: Foundations of Automatic Theorem Proving
This book is intended as an introduction to mathematical logic, with an emphasis on proof theory and procedures for constructing formal proofs of formulae algorithmically. This book is designed primarily for computer scientists, and more generally, for mathematically inclined readers interested in the formalization of proofs, and the foundations of automatic theorem-proving. The book is self contained, and the level corresponds to senior undergraduates and first year graduate students. However,
Noah's Ark and Tower of Babel, Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama 2
This image is a color photograph of the Tower of Babel and Noah's Ark at the Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) The Tower of Babel and Noah's Ark. Two of the more than 125 miniatures built by the famous Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph, and known as the Ave Maria Grotto.
Water Science Curriculum
Water Science offers a two-semester water resource management curriculum for second year technical students or undergraduates in water resource management, water science, or environmental resource management programs. Water Science is divided into 6 major units. Each unit is divided into modules encompassing approximately a week's worth of lectures and labs.
Jasmine Hill, Montgomery, Alabama 1
This image is a color photograph of Jasmine Hill, located near Montgomery, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Looking down a pine vista to the Egyptian Fountain. Curteichcolor.
General View of Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama
This image is part of a series of color photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) General view of Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama. The AVE MARIA GROTTO consists of over 125 miniature reproductions of famous churches, shrines and buildings from all over the world. Encompassing an area of over three acres, this miniature fairyland was built by a Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph. He has spent over 40 years in making this scenic spot, using all kinds of jewe
Hopewell Furnace: A Pennsylvania Iron-making Plantation
This site tells the story of one of the 65 small ironworks operating in southeast Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. The Hopewell Furnace, located in forested hills and valleys along French Creek in Berks County, operated from 1771 to 1883. The furnace was the center of a self-contained hierarchical community of 200-300 people, all of whose work was related to the production of iron.
Stereotypes of the French
This unit comprises four major lessons which are distinct yet cumulative. In the first lesson, the students will lay the groundwork for their examination of French stereotypes by generating those stereotypes themselves. They may draw, write, or find examples of what they think are "typical" French things. In the second lesson, they will be required to change perspective -- instead of being the examiners, they will be the examined culture. Students will look at various examples of stereotypes of
All in the Family: Gypsy Snider
Veteran circus artist Gypsy Snider launches a circus of her own, Les Sept Doigts de la Main, and brings her two-year-old daughter along with her. This Educator Guide traces the history of the circus and acrobatic performance.
George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
This site consists of three lessons examining George Washington's leadership in the French and Indian War, at the Federal Convention, and as chief executive. They are based on primary source documents from the George Washington Papers, 1741-1799. The lessons are intended for secondary students, grades 8-12. The documents from Washington's Letterbooks include focus questions that may be used in Socratic seminars and in cooperative learning groups.
French colonization and Vietnam wars
Photographs and text tell the story of Vietnam under French colonial rule, its experience during twentieth-century wars with France and the United States, and its recent liberalization.