Degrees Kelvin: A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy
LORD KELVIN. In 1840, a precocious 16-year-old by the name of William Thomson spent his summer vacation studying an extraordinarily sophisticated mathematical controversy. His brilliant analysis inspired lavish praise and made the boy an instant intellectual celebrity. As a young scholar William dazzled a Victorian society enthralled with the seductive authority and powerful beauty of scientific discovery. At a time when no one really understood heat, light, electricity, or magnetism, Thomson fo
VUCast: Match Day: Grey’s Anatomy Style…
In this week’s VUCast: Will 11 couples be torn apart? Who’s number one? And, remembering the families in Japan.
Otis Visiting Artist: Claire Fontaine
Fine Arts and Graduate Fine Arts present a lecture by Claire Fontaine, a Paris-based collective founded in 2004. After lifting her name from a popular brand of school notebooks, Claire Fontaine declared herself a "readymade artist" and began to elaborate a version of neo-conceptual art that often looks like other people's work. Working in neon, video, sculpture, painting and text, her practice can be described as an ongoing interrogation of the political impotence and the crisis of singularity t
9.1.3 Re-sizing a window
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
5.3 Global warming
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment and humankind. This unit will look at interactions between plants, animals and the physical and chemical environment, as well as considering ways in which humans have altered, and are altering this environment. These changes have health implications that are not always immediately obvious. Frequently, we initiate changes that are going to have their ef
Towards a Culture of Opennes in Education in Latin America
Towards a Culture of Opennes in Education in Latin America
"The Gods of the Copybook Headings" by Rudyard Kipling (poetry reading)
Copybooks were used for teaching. They contained incontrovertible truths, often from the Bible, that pupils copied out in their own handwriting. Their purpose was to instill wisdom and improve penmanship. The sort of old-fashioned trite cliches quoted in the poem are copybook headings e.g. "Stick to the devil you know" and "All is not gold that glitters". I wonder if Aldous Huxley's inspiration for the title "Brave New World" came indirectly from this poem and not directly from The Tempest.
5.3 Settlement, deforestation and endangered species
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.
Cell Infection: HPV
HPV (human papillomavirus) is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. Some types of HPV can cause cancer, while others cause genital warts.
Celery in pure water
The celery stalks take up the water and continue to live in this environment.
The Kirby Institute launched
UNSW's national HIV clinical research centre has celebrated its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new name and identity -- the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society -- while welcoming a $10 million donation from Mr Chuck Feeney, founder of the US-based charity The Atlantic Philanthropies.
What are the house rules? Hoe druk ik uit wat verboden of toegelaten is
Op het einde van deze les kun je iemand die in jouw kamer/huis komt logeren schriftelijk uitleggen wat de huisregels zijn.
Nutrition: Isn't it Great!
This project will help you understand how to use nutrition and body mass index information to make healthy food choices.
Ramp Up Your Writing!
Use these great online resources to ramp up your writing. These tools will help you organize your thoughts and become a better writer. Use this Time-line Creator to help organize dates for your writing. Try out this Letter Writer to create the perfect letter. Don't let comparing and contrasting get you down, use this Compare and Contrasting Tool! Figure out the plot of the story with this Plot Diagram!
The Earth's Moon Phases
We will be learning about the stages (phases) of the moon. We will see how the moon can seem magical as it appears and then disappears!
Leaves of Grass
This lesson explores Walt Whitman's his most well known body of works, Leaves of Grass. Published in 1855, Leaves of Grass was met with initial criticism, but was eventually regarded as one of the most innovative collections of poetry ever penned. By the end of this lesson, you should be familiar with the work, and able to discuss its importance.
Urethral Catheters: A Historical Review
In the Graeco-Roman era and in the Middle Ages in Europe, S-shaped bronze catheters with one terminal eye were in common use. In the East, the evolution of urethral catheters started with the firm establishment of Muslim supremacy, and by 1013, straight or one-curve catheters made of gold, silver, copper, lead or salve of white lead with a rounded end and many side holes and a stylet were the standard instruments. Then in Europe in 1853 a prototype of the Foley catheter was designed. The next im
Obama answers Boehner's question at Twitter town hall
July 6 - "After embarking on a record spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs?" House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner asks in a tweet. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
The Earth and Moon's Orbit
The following activities will help you explore how the earth and moon move around the sun.
Gulf Coast True Color Time Lapse from SeaWiFS
Transitions between relatively cloud free true color scenes of the Gulf Coast region from SeaWiFS