2.993 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering: The Art and Science of Boat Design (MIT)
This class is jointly sponsored by the MIT Museum, Massachusetts Bay Maritime Artisans, the Department of Mechanical Engineering's Center for Ocean Engineering, and the Department of Architecture. The course teaches the fundamental steps in traditional boat design and demonstrates connections between craft and modern methods. Instructors provide vessel design orientation and then students carve their own shape ideas in the form of a wooden half-hull model. Experts teach the traditional skills of
Guide for teachers about how to handle the story 'Confetti'
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,
Small and Special
The Small and Special website provides free access to the results of a project into the early development of The Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, in London, which was England's first in-patient hospital for children. The project to analyse the patient registers of the hospital from 1852 to 1914 has been carried out in partnership with Kingston University and funded partly by the Wellcome Trust. Through this easy to use site it is possible to trace patients or members of staff a
This professional video from National Geographic is of a photographer who was bitten by a rattlesnake. Details of the venom's progression and effects on the man's body are explored through animation and his personal account. (4:39)
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 <
Children's Musical - Mexican Hat Dance on
This is a short children's version of The Mexican Hat Dance. It features a song about the dance and how to do it with dancers dancing the traditional dance. This is a fun way for kids to learn more about Mexican culture. (01:33)
Communism - Khan Academy
Sal Khan offers an overview of Communism and Marxist-Leninist States. (15:03)
Intro to Engineering
ÁŇtudents are introduced to the basic principles behind engineering and the types of engineering while learning about a popular topic - the Olympics. The involvement of engineering in modern sports is amazing and pervasive. Students learn about the techniques of engineering problem solving, including brainstorming and the engineering design process. The importance of thinking out of the box is stressed through a discussion of the engineering required to build grand, often complex, Olympic ev