Stadt Zürich : kultur
The website for the Stadt Zürich (the City of Zurich) provides this online resource on the collections in the Museum Rietberg, the only art museum in Switzerland for non-European cultures. The collection is organised under the following countries: Africa, Ancient America, China, India, Japan, ancient orient, Islamic near east, Swiss masks, South East Asia, Oceania and Tibet. These collections are intended to raise interest and understanding of foreign cultures, views and religion, and are a gr
Sesame Street: Share It Maybe
Cookie Monster spoofs Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe." This song could be used to accompany lessons on sharing. ( 3:41)
ISS Update: Attitude Determination and Control Officer
NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot talks with Attitude Determination and Control Officer (ADCO) flight controller Ann Esbeck in the Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center. They discuss the role of the ADCO controller in the Mission Control Center. Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Johnson and include the hashtag #askStation. For the latest news about the space station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/station.
Texas Energy Reserves Are Tight
Bernard Weinstein, economist and associated director of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU's Cox School of Business, talks about the energy situation in Texas and says the state may have reached a tipping point, including possible brownouts and blackouts.
Giant Silkmoth Emerges/Expands Wings Realtime/Timelapse
Here we see the original raw footage in both realtime and timelapse. A male Euryalus SIlkmoth (Hyalophora euryalus) struggles out of his cocoon, and then expands his wings. This moth species typically has a wingspan of about 4-5 inches across from wingtip-to-wingtip, and is sometimes mistaken for a bat or small bird when encountered flying at night. What a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (2:11)
In Conversation: Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, WTO
Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale AM discusses the future of the WTO in light of the Bali Accord with the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo. Ambassador Azevêdo is the sixth Director-General of the WTO. In 2008 he was appointed Permanent Representative of Brazil to the WTO and other international economic organisations in Geneva. His appointment as Director-General of the WTO took effect on 1 September 2013 for a four-year term. Ambassador Azevêdo's
Building KAM in Tetra Pak
Matts Larsson describes the steps that Tetra Pak has taken to develop and implement Key Account Management strategies in response to customer demand. Their KAM Leadership development process is used to mobilise teams internally, develop corporate ambitions, encourage best practice ways of working and inform the organisational agenda, resulting in increased value for the customer. Part of the KAM Best Practice Club Speaker Series: http://bit.ly/jmIcia
"History of the Hudson 8/9 Slide Rule" Full interview with Frank Adorney about the conception, development and fabrication of the Hudson 8 and Hudson 9 slide rule. This rule, invented by James R. "Pop" Bland, a mathematics professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, was the prototype for the famous Keuffel & Esser Deci-Lon slide rule. Bland asked his former student Frank Adorney for help fabricating the initial mock-ups and working prototypes of his new rule. This interview was conducted by Deborah Douglas,
Full interview with Frank Adorney about the conception, development and fabrication of the Hudson 8 and Hudson 9 slide rule. This rule, invented by James R. "Pop" Bland, a mathematics professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, was the prototype for the famous Keuffel & Esser Deci-Lon slide rule. Bland asked his former student Frank Adorney for help fabricating the initial mock-ups and working prototypes of his new rule. This interview was conducted by Deborah Douglas,
Black holes are formed when extremely large star dies. When a star dies, it first expands, then contracts. Large stars contract until their atoms collapse, pulling the electrons into the nucleus. The immense strength of the gravitational force of a black hole pulls all nearby matter in, even light (which has mass). (02:28)
BusinessCast 241 with Christof Meyer (MBA'09)
We're back! It's a new year and we're kicking it off with a conversation with Christof Meyer (MBA '09), a Senior Innovation Associate for Prophet, a branding and marketing firm with an office in Richmond, VA. Christof is guest lecturing in Darden's "Hot Topics in Marketing" course and talks about innovation and how Darden students can get a "leg up" in the marketing industry. In Darden headlines: "MLK Celebrations", "Digital Playbook" and "Strategic Leadership at the Top". The Darden BusinessCa
Buster Baxter Lung Defender (Interactive)
Learn about different asthma triggers and how they can affect the lungs of someone with asthma. Travel into Buster's lungs to protect him from various asthma triggers and see how an inhaler helps.
Travels with Garrison - the gig of a lifetime (short version)
Richard Kriehn travels with Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion radio road show—as a member of The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. He is also an instructor and academic advisor in Washington State University's School of Music, where he teaches violin, mandolin, viola, and guitar. In 2006, he sent a sample of his music to A Prairie Home Companion, hoping to land a place in an upcoming performance at Pullman's Beasley Coliseum. The music director invited him to sit in with the band and thing
Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor’s target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances.
Up, Up and Away! - Airplanes
The airplanes unit begins with a lesson on how airplanes create lift, which involves a discussion of air pressure and how wings use Bernoulli's Principle to change air pressure. Following the lessons on lift, students explore the other three forces acting on airplanes — thrust, weight and drag. Following these lessons, students learn how airplanes are controlled and use paper airplanes to demonstrate these principles. The final lessons addresses societal and technological impacts airplanes hav
Where is Your Teacher?
In this activity, students will learn how to take bearing with a compass. They will also learn how to describe a bearing and find an object in their classroom using a bearing.
Topos, Compasses, and Triangles, Oh My!
In this activity, students will learn how to actually triangulate using a compass, topographical (topo) map and view of outside landmarks. It is best if a field trip to another location away from school is selected. The location should have easily discernable landmarks (like mountains or radio towers) and changes in elevation (to illustrate the topographical features) to enhance the activity. A national park is an ideal location, and visiting a number of parks, especially parks with hiking trail
Through ten lessons and numerous activities, students explore the natural universal rules engineers and physicists use to understand how things move and stay still. Together, these rules are called “mechanics.” The study of mechanics is a way to improve our understanding of everyday movements, such as how gravity pulls things together, how objects balance, spin and twirl, and how things fly and fall. While studying Newton's three laws of motion, students gain hands-on experience with the con
It’s About Time
In past times, ocean navigators tossed a piece of wood over the side of their ships and noted how long until the ship passed the wood. They used this time measurement and the length of the ship to calculate their speed and estimate how far they had traveled. In this activity, students act the part of a GPS signal traveling to the receiver to learn how travel time is converted to distance.
Introduction The case studies in this unit introduce various typologies of heritage and the methods used to study them. The case studies help to draw attention to the fact that the heritage traditions in England, Scotland and Wales are not the same and are enshrined in slightly different legislation. Every study of heritage requires an understanding of the legal context and the traditions and history governing the object of heritage. This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from <
The case studies in this unit introduce various typologies of heritage and the methods used to study them. The case studies help to draw attention to the fact that the heritage traditions in England, Scotland and Wales are not the same and are enshrined in slightly different legislation. Every study of heritage requires an understanding of the legal context and the traditions and history governing the object of heritage.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from <