In this module, the following topics will be covered: 1) estimates of the values of environmental goods in dollar terms, and 2) the strengths and weaknesses of valuation methods in all three […]
What Makes a Utah?
What makes you you? Why do you talk, dress, go to school, eat, tell stories, joke around, doodle, and think the way you do?
Europe can overcome crisis with major steps: Nobel economist
Sept. 22 - Nobel Laureate Michael Spence says political will in Europe to deal with Greece, Italy, and Spain is lacking and an orderly exit of Greece from the Euro is needed but the mechanism there is not clear.
Januae Latinitatis Vestibulum - Latine
Latin only reading of the Januae Latinitatis Vestibulum Comenii. This audio book is available at the Latinum Online Shop and also has the bilingual English-Latin pdf on the disc.
Atom Orbitals: The Basics
A basic primer on atomic orbitala. It discusses what atomic orbitals are, how they are shaped, defined, how they are filled, what they represent. The graphics are interesting and very useful for following along with the tutorial. (14:26)
Fractions in Real Life! A Pizza Party!
The aim of this video is to create a stimulus video clip illustrating numeracy in the community with 2-3 class discussion questions. (01:55)
"We made a video to show that fractions aren't just to be learned in the classroom, they are essential in real life too!"
1. Provide some other examples where fractions can be useful outside the classroom.
2. Can the pizza be shared between 3 people? What about 5, 6, 7, 8 people?
Conspicuous Consumption, Conspicuous Waste: Thorsten Veblens Theory of the Leisure Class
One of South Africa's most prominent sociologists, Professor Deborah Posel, gave this Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great TextsBig Questions lecture, discussing "Conspicuous Consumption, Conspicuous Waste". Thorsten Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class' conspicuous consumption of keeping up with the Joneses' describes the purchase of goods to show status or display wealt. Once more apparent within the nouveau riche or upper-income groups, recent research has indicate
Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing
Moderator: Ophelia Basgal, US HUD Panelists: Steven Raphael, UC Berkeley Matthew Schwartz, California Housing Partnership Corporation Ann Silverberg, BRIDGE Housing Wayne Waite, US HUD
Governments and politics of the USA
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010/2011. This is a self-contained study of the institutions and processes of the government and politics of the United States. It explores the concepts of limited government, constitutionalism and checks and balances, and the way in which they operate in the American political system. It examines how American governments seek to make policy, the extent to which they can make an impac
European Heart Journal - My Cardio Interview: K. Fox & S. Hohnloser with U. Landmesser on ROCKET AF
Ulf Landmesser in conversation with K. Fox & S. Hohnloser: ROCKET AF - Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin in nonvalvular AF
Indigenous march to save forest
Sept 18 - Bolivian indigenous groups march to protest the construction of a highway to be built through forest and indigenous land. Marie-Claire Fennessy reports.
Seaweed hidden wedged in a rock crevice
Seaweeds are vulnerable to desiccation when exposed during low tide. They attach themselves in crevices to trap moisture. Their thick cell walls also trap moisture for the organism, which is why seaweeds appear slimy and wet.
Design a Flying Machine
The purpose of this activity is for the students to draw a design for their own flying machine. They will apply their knowledge of aircraft design and the forces acting on them. The students will start with a brainstorming activity where they come up with creative uses for every day objects. They will then use their creativity and knowledge of airplanes to design their own flying machine.
The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair’s announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential
MIT Political Science Distinguished Speaker Series: Forum on Rebuilding the American Economy - 15 Se
The Political Science Distinguished Speaker Series is designed to bring together faculty, students, local business leaders, state economic officials, and, most importantly, MIT technology and policy thinkers. The emphasis for the first forum, co-hosted by Political Science Department and the newly commissioned Production in the Innovative Economy (PIE) group, is "Rebuilding the American Economy." Several leading MIT faculty will review a series of manufacturing topics, after which Ron Bloom, fo
A Wildlife Refuge Indicator Species
Indicator species are used as an early warning of pollution or degradation in an ecosystem. This video can be used as part of science lesson and/or a career lesson. The species are shown.
Running time 1:51 minutes
Introduction to the concept of musical literacy in the form of graphic notation.
Freed American hikers arrive in Oman
Sept. 21 - Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the U.S. men convicted of spying in Iran, landed in Oman following their release from jail. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Manitoba History 6-2
I'm Not in Range
In this role-playing activity, students learn how cellular phone service works, its advantages and its limitations. Students also learn about the advantages and limitations of satellite phone service. Phone communication involves many aspects of science, math and engineering, and this activity conveys to students how these technologies help people to stay better connected. Students use what they learn to understand what communication options might be available for Maya and her parents, Spacewoma