Health rules!: fitness and nutrition for kids
In this publication, you will find web sites that provide information for teachers as well as lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom. In addition to looking at how we can help children to establish good habits, you will find web sites that look at the health issues facing preteens and teenagers today. How many kids need help evaluating their diets and taking a good look at their food consumption? Most likely all of them. With this in mind, there will be many opportunities to examin
The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food
This course encompasses the study of eating as it affects the health and well-being of every human. Topics include taste preferences, food aversions, the regulation of hunger and satiety, food as comfort and friendship, eating as social ritual, and social norms of blame for food problems. The politics of food discusses issues such as sustainable agriculture, organic farming, genetically modified foods, nutrition policy, and the influence of food and agriculture industries. Also examined are prob
This brochure looks at how genes work, exceptions to Mendel's rules, how DNA gets replicated, genes and disease, current research and recent discoveries, and how applications of genetic research (biotechnology) are being used in agriculture, health, and pharmacogenetics (medicine) to change our world for the better.
Clear Sunscreen: How Light Interacts with Matter
This unit explores issues related to size and scale, specifically the effect of the size of nanopowders on the interactions of energy and matter (e.g., the absorption of light, addressing the electromagnetic spectrum and associated wavelengths). For example, old sunscreens use "large" zinc oxide particles, which block ultraviolet light but scatter visible light, giving the cream a white color. If nanopowders of zinc oxide are used instead, the cream is transparent, because the diameter of each n
International Space Station
This lesson was created to enable students in middle school to research the possibility of sustaining life in outer space. These students would be about 11 or 12 years old. The students would address the questions: What essentials would be necessary for maintaining the space station, what would it look like and why, how would food be supplied and replenished, what health factors might need to be addressed, how would they fuel the space station and various other instruments, how would families li
Interlinked Challenges features bits of information about global challenges from the last 400,000 years. Challenges include: biodiversity, climate change, eco-migrations, economy, energy, food, health, hunger, population growth, poverty, security, sustainability, transportation, urbanization, and water. Info bits are drawn from articles, podcasts, blogs, press releases, institutional reports, testimonies, encyclopedias, books, and documentaries. Each bit is referenced, date stamped, linked to t
Trust, Transparency And Care.
The lecture will discuss some of the issues facing the health and social care system following the election.
Tom Wujec: Build a Tower, Build a Team
Tom Wujec from Autodesk presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" -- a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?
Sewing club girls
Caption: "Sewing club girls, Annamerle Arant, home agent, in charge." July 10, 1928,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph. Size: 1191 x 900 pixels.
This square contains a section of the valley of the River Calder, in which road, canal and railway run close together, parallel to the river, and there are a...
MIT Convocation E-vite animation
MIT Convocation E-vite animation
Lesson #039, Thursday ricevere = to receive vivere = to live chiedere = to ask sentire = to hear, to feel (1st form of 'ire' verbs) servire = to serve (1st form of 'ire' verbs) spedire = to send (2nd form of 'ire' verbs) STOP THE PODCAST - conjugate each of these verbs out loud. Then start the podcast again and I'll give you the answers. Io ricevo Tu ricevi Lei/lui/lei riceve Noi riceviamo Voi ricevete L
ricevere = to receive
vivere = to live
chiedere = to ask
sentire = to hear, to feel (1st form of 'ire' verbs)
servire = to serve (1st form of 'ire' verbs)
spedire = to send (2nd form of 'ire' verbs)
STOP THE PODCAST - conjugate each of these verbs out loud. Then start the podcast again and I'll give you the answers.
2010 College of Charleston Highlights
2010 was a record setting year! College of Charleston continued to attract attention for its academics (Parade Magazine named us a "Best Small College") and amazing extra-curricular opportunities (our Quidditch team is ranked No. 12 in the world). Jason Mraz gave the first ever concert in the Carolina First Arena, we launched an accelerated M.B.A. Program, Activist and Nobel Prize nominee Greg Mortenson inspired students and we restored the Cistern Yard and surrounding buildings. Get more in
Interactive maps developed by MSU researchers show, rather than simply tell, how urban residents are losing access to fresh produce.
London looks to lure Chinese firms
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches its China Business Association, aiming to make it easier for Chinese companies to do business in the capital.
Discovery crew takes final spacewalk
Space shuttle Discovery astronauts Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew kicked off their second spacewalk Wednesday after a brief delay caused by a leak in Bowen's spacesuit. Jon Decker reports.
Seeking a deal for wrongful foreclosures
Mar 1 - Elizabeth Warren speaks at the Reuters Future Face of Finance Summit.