Wetlands : quick take
Here are some websites to supplement your content knowledge and lesson repertoire for educating students about wetland and estuary value and conservation practices.
JGI Nitrosomonas europaea ATcC 19718
As part of the DOE initiative to explore the role of microorganisms in global carbon sequestration, the Joint Genome Institute is sequencing the autotrophic nitrifying bacterium Nitrosomonas europaea. This organism plays a central role in the availability of nitrogen to plants and hence in limiting C02 fixation. These bacteria are important players in the treatment of industrial and sewage waste in the first step of oxidizing ammonia to nitrate.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration : Climate Homepage
This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website provides climate information and data. This site offers a variety of product links to climate monitoring, climate at a glance data, U.S. drought assessment, global climate change information, weather observation stations and more. Users can also link to organizations which participate in climate research such as the National Climate Data Center, Ocean Climate Laboratory and the National Weather service. This site is an excellent resour
Valley Springs Snow Cream
Middle School, difficulty level 2. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice cream.
Science Sampler : Fossil detectives
Middle school students are transformed into Fossil detectives as they examine the fossil record and use evidence about paleo-environments to develop an understanding of structure and function in living systems and changes over time in Earths history. In this enrichment activity, students work in teams to research an assigned geologic time period. They determine available habitats, food sources and types (animal, plant; woody, herbaceous, etc.), cover sources, methods of getting food, defense, an
Scope on Safety : Collaborating safely
With the advent of inclusion legislation such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or PL 105-17 Reauthorization Action of 1997, many schools have focused on teaching partnerships between regular education and special education teachers. Science departments have been no exception to the trend toward team-teaching. This article describes five of the most popular models of team teaching. In addition, the legal implications and science safety issues concerning collaboration are
King Leads the March on Washington
the March on Washington (3:10) On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people gather to support civil rights, and share Dr. King's "dream" of equality. This video is highlighted by King's "I have a dream speech" and the reaction to it. The efforts of the federal government to enforce civil rights is explained as well as how the March was organized and where.
Visible Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
In this lesson, the electromagnetic spectrum is explained and students learn that visible light makes up only a portion of this wide spectrum. Students also learn that engineers use electromagnetic waves for many different applications.
Energy in our Lives Carousel
This activity is way for students to discover that they already know a lot about energy through their own life experiences. They are active consumers of various forms of energy and are aware of energy purchases for transportation, electricity and (possibly) home heating. A pedagogical technique of a “carousel” is used to get all students involved in brainstorming and contributing ideas. The goal is to introduce students to some key terms and issues associated with energy as a necessary prere
Riding the Radio Waves
Through this lesson students learn how AM radios work through basic concepts about waves and magnetic fields. Waves are first introduced by establishing the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves, as well as identifying the amplitude and frequency of a given waveform. Students then learn general concepts about magnetic fields, leading into how radio waves are created and transmitted. Several demonstrations can be performed in order to help students better understand these concepts.
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
This Week on C9: Random Musings of Jeff and Charles This week on Channel 9, Dan and Brian aren't on This Week on Channel 9. No, ladies and gentlemen, not this week. Dan is writing a new version of Visual Studio for Linux and Brian is still trying to get TFS running on TimeWarp OS. This week, Charles and Jeff, two of C9's founding members, but more importantly, two long time curmudgeons with stories to tell randomize Dan and Brian's great geek show with, well, whatever comes to mind. Yeah, OldSchoolRandom rules in this episode. No l
This week on Channel 9, Dan and Brian aren't on This Week on Channel 9. No, ladies and gentlemen, not this week. Dan is writing a new version of Visual Studio for Linux and Brian is still trying to get TFS running on TimeWarp OS.
This week, Charles and Jeff, two of C9's founding members, but more importantly, two long time curmudgeons with stories to tell randomize Dan and Brian's great geek show with, well, whatever comes to mind. Yeah, OldSchoolRandom rules in this episode. No l
Michael Adams on The Boomer Impact
Environics co-founder, leading pollster, and author, Michael Adams, delivers a lecture on the Boomer Impact, drawing on the insights and research in his latest book Stayin' Alive: How Canadian Boomers Will Work, Play and Find Meaning in the Second Half of Their Adult Lives. This lecture was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.
Protests erupt across Syria
Protesters took to the streets in several Syrian cities on Friday - in a direct challenge to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Jon Decker reports.
Search for the Northwest Passage
Countless explorers spend centuries looking in vain for a western route to the Orient and the lucrative Spice Trade over the northern part of Canada. This video names some of the explorers and what they accomplished. A good video to help explain one reason why the Panama canal was built.
DRC Plenary: Joan Snyder, 2010-11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence
Wednesday, February 28, 2011 Joan Snyder received the MacArthur Fellowship Award (popularly known as the "Genius Award") in 2007, and her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the United States. She founded the Women Artist Series at Douglass College in 1971 (which has since then been renamed the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series). A concurrent survey exhibition of her small paintings from 1965-2010, Joan Snyder/Intimate Works, is on view at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries t
Why Study...modern Church history with Frances Knight
In this episode of the 'Why Study' series, Dr.Frances Knight, an authority on modern church history, describes her discipline and argues that it provides an irreplaceable vantage point both for understanding religion and its place in society.
Introduction to Philosophy
This course is an introduction to philosophy for students seeking (or being forced) to fulfill the first of their university philosophy requirements. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
Introductory Physics I
Welcome to the NROC Introductory Physics course. This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint you with topics in classical and modern physics. The first semester discusses topics in Newtonian mechanics including: kinematics, laws of motion, work and energy, systems of particles, momentum, circular motion, oscillations, and gravitation. The first semester concludes with topics in fluid mechanics, thermal physics, and kinetic theory. The second semester discusses the topic