Let Your Ears do the Walking
In the previous lesson, students learned about the issue of bycatching by fisheries and how it affects marine habitats. Dolphins are one of the main species affected by bycatching. Dolphins use echolocation to identify the location of objects in the water, but they have difficulty identifying nets, and thus can be caught accidentally. Students will learn how echolocation works, why certain animals use it to determine the size, shape, and distance of objects, and how humans can potentially take a
Does Contact Area Matter?
Using the same method for measuring friction that was used in the previous lesson (Discovering Friction), students design and conduct an experiment to determine if the amount of area over which an object contacts a surface it is moving across affects the amount of friction encountered.
Asteroid Impact is an 8-10 class long (350-450 min) earth science curricular unit where student teams are posed with the scenario that an asteroid will impact earth. They must design the location and size of underground caverns to save the people from uninhabitable earth for one year. Driven by this adventure scenario, student teams (1) explore general and geological maps, (2) determine the area of their classroom to help determine the cavern size required, (3) learn about map scales, (4) test r
Testing the Caverns - Optional
This activity provides a fun, activity-based closure to the Asteroid Impact unit. Students build model caverns using paper mache or clay and bury them in a tray of sand. Next, they test the models by dropping balls onto them to simulate an asteroid hitting the earth. By molding paper mache around a balloon to form a dome, or around a small cardboard box to form a rectangular structure, students will be able to build their caverns.
Forces on the Human Molecule
Students will conduct several simple lab activities to learn about the five fundamental load types that can act on structures: tension, compression, shear, bending, and torsion. In this activity, students will play the role of molecules in a beam subject to various loading schemes.
The invasion has taken place and we need to find a new home. To ensure your survival beyond earth’s occupation you must design a shelter that can be built on another planet. Students will research the characteristics of a planet of their choice. They will design a shelter that will allow them to survive on a new planet, and explain it in words.
The Ledger Book of Vale Royal Abbey
The Ledger-Book or "Green Book" of the Cistercian abbey of Vale Royal, in Delamere Forest, near Winsford in Cheshire. It comprises a contemporary history of the abbey, pleas and evidences, and a collection of Bulls granting privileges to the Cistercian order. It forms volume 68 of the publications of the Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire.
1 About working with others Very few people study or work in complete isolation. Some courses now set projects and assignments that need to be completed in pairs or groups, either face-to-face or using econferencing. Even if your course does not formally require you to do this, working with others is an important part of your skills portfolio. Most jobs require you to work as part of a team, and employers value individuals who can demonstrate this. In working on a work project or an assignment with others – in p
Very few people study or work in complete isolation. Some courses now set projects and assignments that need to be completed in pairs or groups, either face-to-face or using econferencing. Even if your course does not formally require you to do this, working with others is an important part of your skills portfolio. Most jobs require you to work as part of a team, and employers value individuals who can demonstrate this.
In working on a work project or an assignment with others – in p
Boiler Bytes: Students design 'snobot' to clear walks during winter
Mechanical engineering students developed a 'snobot,' a robot running on batteries and sensors, which can remove snow without human involvement. The invention was part of a senior design project.
5.2 Value Added Tax (VAT)
Do you have a graphics or scientific calculator? If so, this unit will help you to understand the different functions and facilities available. With a focus on arithmetic, you will learn what a powerful tool this type of calculator can be.
This Unit will introduce you to a number of ways of representing data graphically and of summarising data numerically. You will learn the uses for pie charts, bar charts, histograms and scatterplots. You will also be introduced to various ways of summarising data and methods for assessing location and dispersion.
1 Using vectors to model
This unit introduces the topic of vectors. The subject is developed without assuming you have come across it before, but the unit assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in algebra and trigonometry, and how to use Cartesian coordinates for specifying a point in a plane.
This unit focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.
Common Values and Federalism in Europe
David Hannay, Peter Sutherland and Peter Luff participate in a discussion on Common Values and Federalism in Europe. Part of the Europaeum Conference recorded at St Anthony's College in September 2010.
Procesamiento avanzado de imágenes digitales
Procesamiento digital de imágenes, concediéndose gran importancia al procesamiento de carácter fotogramétrico y al propio de la visión computacional. Objetivos: - Conocer los principios de ajustes de redes en la captura de datos - Conocer los principios matemáticos para procesar datos procedentes de cámaras digitales - Cuantificar y valorar la propagación de errores - Conocer los principios y procesos de la visión computacional.
"Senate Extravaganzapolooza" at Dickinson College
March 29, 2011 - Dickinson College Student Senate's "Senate Extravaganzapolooza"
Workshop 2: Math. Analysis - Why do we do proofs?
The fourth class in Dr Joel Feinstein's G12MAN Mathematical Analysis module aims to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs, why proofs are important, and how they can help us. In particular, the student will learn the following: proofs can help you to really see WHY a result is true; problems that are easy to state can be hard to solve (Fermat's Last Theorem); sometimes statements which appear to be intuitively obvious may turn out to be false (Simpson's paradox); the ans
Pathway to Space
High school science just got a whole lot more interesting. Students from around Australia can now embark on a mission to Mars and learn what it's like to follow science and engineering careers. Pathways to Space, a federally funded project led by the University of New South Wales, will see students working with scientists in a Mars Yard at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum and linking up via video with researchers at UNSW and The University of Sydney. The simulated mission exhibit, a recipient of alm
Barriers and Motivators for Using OER in Schools
Barriers and Motivators for Using OER in Schools
A retrospective look at space shuttle Endeavour.