Joshua Green, "Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them"
Joshua Greene stops by the Googleplex for a conversation with Kent Walker. You can find Joshua's book on Google Play: http://goo.gl/c2u3hW . Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us) and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern times have forced the world's tribes into a shared space, resulting in epic clashes of values along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide us become more salient an
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Rocking the Boat
The concepts of stability and equilibrium are introduced while students learn how these ideas are related to the concept of center of mass. They gain further understanding when they see, first-hand, how equilibrium is closely related to an object's center of mass. In an associated literacy activity, students learn about motion capture technology, the importance of center of gravity in animation and how use the concept of center of gravity in writing an action scene.
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Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using Spreadsheets
The Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using Spread Sheets (DISCUSS) project is a modified and supplemented web-based implementation of the initial DISCUS materials for teaching elementary statistics at the introductory level. The site aims to integrate the powerful interactive capabilities of Microsoft Excel with the convenience of web-based resource materials using Microsoft Internet Explorer. There are several modules within the project. Modules include, [no comma] charts and graphs,
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A young girl in a short dress and a dark colored dog lounge on a floral patterened couch. The girls wears a large bow in her hair and has one leg dangling off the couch and the other leg tucked up under her dress. The dog appears to be sleeping.
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Ned Beck's July 4th
Ned Beck continued writing in his diary throughout the summer of 1880, so we have his first-hand account of Holton, Kansas' 4th of July festivities. Holton planned to hold a community picnic on July 3rd, since July 4th fell on Sunday that year, but it was an unusually rainy summer and that Saturday was no exception, so the celebration was somewhat subdued. Just like kids today, Ned's favorite part of the holiday was the fireworks. Here's his description of the events of that week.
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Hormones and Signal Transduction I from the course General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Fall 2006. This course covers molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their viruses. Mechanisms of DNA replication, transcription, translation. Structure of genes and chromosomes. Regulation of gene expression. Biochemical processes and principles in membrane structure and function, intracellular trafficking and subcellular compartmentation, cytoskeletal architecture, nucleocytoplasmic transport, signal transduction mechanisms, and c
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Building for the Big One
Using this activity, students will learn about the effects of earthquakes and how various soil types react during an earthquake. This lesson gives students first-hand experience in making design decisions similar to those made in the real world.
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Shapes
This is an activity that shows how changes in the diameter of a circle affect the circle's other attributes; how changes in a rectangle's width and height affect its other qualities; and how changes in a triangle's width and height affect its other attributes.This object is also designed for presentation via Windows-based hand-held devices.
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Pulleys
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Choosing a Career in Health
There are two lessons in this group. The first lesson is a lab activity that illustrates the importance of hand washing as a way to prevent the spread disease. The second lesson includes discussion of various careers in the health field and allows students to explore careers utilizing various resources.
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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,In this segment, the interviewer is trying to find out the student's idea about where water goes when it evaporates. The segment reveals the student does not understand that the evaporated water can exist in the air in the room. The segment also shows how the interviewer probes beyond the student's use of the term "evaporated" to find out what the student's conception of evaporation is.
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment is useful in showing how the interviewer probes to find out more about the student's ideas about pangea by asking her to represent on a drawing where today's continents would have been as part of one large land mass an dif they woulkd have been seen as one or separate areas. He also provides a globe for her to use which is helpful in eliciting some ideas about similar types of animals found on differ
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In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment is helpful in showing teachers a useful technique to elicit students' ideas. The interviewer uses a refutation by stating a comment about what some scientists believe and asks the student to describe what she would say to them to refute their claim.
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In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The segment shows the interviewer using phenomena to probe for the student's ideas about whether the mass would change when two solutions are mixed together. The clip is an example of a struggle the student is having using her own intuitive ideas about the size of the substances (smaller means less mass). The interviewer challenges the student's idea by having her make a prediction and then test it by finding the
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In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The video shows the student describing how rocks can come in many different sizes such as grains of sand and large boulders. The interviewer further probes to find out how the student thinks that something as small as a grain of sand can be a rock.
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In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer wants to find out a student's ideas about how wind and rain can break rock. The student draws a picture of a mountain and the interviewer asks her to talk about it. This strategy helps teachers see how asking students to draw their ideas may bring out students' ideas.
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In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer shows the student two different representations of mountains, one smooth and one jagged, and asks her to describe what she sees. As she describes a volcano, the interviewer probes to find out why she thinks it is a volcano, whether a volcano is a mountain, and how a volcano forms a mountain. The segment is an example of using a representation to encourage students to think about their ideas.
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In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,In this segment the interviewer probes to find out if the student understands that there are different types of rocks and that their differences can be explained by the processes that formed them.
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