Weather, Migration and Plants
As students make local observations and analyze Journey North News updates, maps, and data, they should think critically about the relationship between weather and seasonal events. This activity suggests how they might do that.
Soil and My Backyard
The purpose of this resource is to explore soil and soil properties. Students discover the variability of soils, derive relationships among soils and the soil forming factors, and link the GLOBE Soil Investigation to the students' local environment. Students use soil samples from their homes to identify properties that characterize their soils. They compare and contrast their soils to those of their classmates. As a class, students describe relationships between the properties of their soils and
The purpose of this resource is to become familiar with the hydrology of your locale. Students will study and visit the Hydrology Study Site, conduct a visual survey to discover information about local land cover, water quality, and document their findings. They will use this initial investigation to raise questions about local land cover and/or water chemistry issues that may require further investigation.
The purpose of this activity is to determine the amount of moisture input to the local environment by measuring rain and snowfall and to measure the pH of precipitation. To do so students use a rain gauge and a snowboard to measure the daily amount of precipitation. Special pH measuring techniques for precipitation are used to determine the pH of rain and melted snow. Intended outcomes are that students will understand that precipitation is measured in depth and this depth is assumed to apply to
CERN, the World's Largest Particle Accelerator
This features scientists and machines that explore the universe's tiniest particles. Follow a proton through the accelerator. Meet scientists at CERN. Hear why they search for the secrets of matter. Learn about the antimatter, the Big Bang, and other big ideas behind experiments at CERN.
Time Series Analysis of Lehigh Valley Instrumental Climate Records
In this lab, students will learn basic statistical and graph skills by analyzing real data sets of local and regional instrumental climate records for the last 100 years. They will learn how to calculate seasonal means of climate parameters, detect trends or patterns in the records, and make different ...
Western Regional Climate Center
This website provides internet access to climate data and information for the Western Region of the United States. Information has been made accessible in the areas of historical climate, WRCC projects, current observation, forecasts, monitoring, education, and travel. The web-accessible information presented on this site has been derived from data received from the National Climatic Data Center, the National Weather Service, the National Resource Conservation Service, the Bureau of Land Managem
An quick overview of AI from both the technical and the philosophical points of view. Topics discussed include search, A*, Knowledge Representation, Neural Nets. Video of each class is available, as are problem sets.
A Seasonal Guide to New York City's Invertebrates
This engaging illustrated guide gives an introduction to the local invertebrates one can see in various habitats of New York City and offers suggestions for where and when to search for them, along with information on how best to protect them. The Seasonal Guide is being distributed at no charge throughout the City to parks, nature centers, and other organizations involved in public education and conservation.
Welcome to Mars
This kid-friendly Web site reports on the Red Planet and how our knowledge of it was greatly enhanced by the Mars Pathfinder lander. It has the following sections: Mars Gazette has a collection of serious and humorous pieces about the planet and exploratory missions to it. Activities includes the online Martian Math and three offline activities, Egg Drop, Mapping Unknown Surfaces, and Balloon Rockets. Red Guide to Mars is a handbook that covers the planet's features and history, as well as our s
Media power grab?
local news is the heartbeat of democracy, so why is it disappearing from many communities around the nation? Media consolidation isn't widely covered by the mainstream press, but potential changes being considered to the rules governing the nation's big media companies could have far reaching effects on democracy. Bill Moyers Journal devotes an hour to this important issue with a report on the disappearance of local news and community radio and in-depth interviews with journalist Rick Karr, me
Domestic Spying, The Terror Presidency from the Inside, Mountaintop Mining
Bill Moyers interviews executive director of the American Civil liberties Union Anthony D. Romero and former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards about wiretapping and domestic surveillance. And, Jack Goldsmith, former head the Office of legal Counsel at the Justice Department, gives an insider's view of advising the President on the limits of executive power during the war on terror. Also on the program, as proposed new rules may allow coal companies to expand mountain top removal mining, Bil
A Working Class Renaissance?
Bill Moyers sits down with United Steelworkers' International President leo Gerard to discuss seeking economic justice for workers in the middle of an economic crisis and how he sees the future of American manufacturing. Gerard shares his thoughts on how unions will fare under the Obama administration, what kind of stimulus might be needed and what the future of American industry might look like. And, get an update on the SEATTlE TIMES reporters who uncovered how members of Congress had awarde
Greg Mortenson and Thomas Frank
America has committed more money and more troops to Afghanistan, but Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of THREE CUPS OF TEA argues that there's a better path to peace: building schools and nurturing local communities. WAll STREET JOURNAl correspondent and author of THE WRECKING CREW: HOW CONSERVATIVES RUINED GOVERNMENT, ENRICHED THEMSElVES, AND BEGGARED THE NATION takes a look back at the decade that was.
The inflammatory response
This learning object describes the inflammatory response - a series of local cellular and vascular responses which are triggered when the body is injured or invaded by micro-organisms or antigen.
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
Virtual Oil Well Game
This online strategy game has the player as a prospector trying to find oil, working with a limited budget. The player collects and interprets seismic data to search for oil traps. Players are required to file environmental impact statements before drilling and use drill logs to determine when to start ...
Where is North?
In this activity, students use a microcomputer connected to a magnetic field sensor to measure the magnitude and direction of their local magnetic field. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching ...
Lesson 201: Emergencies- Talking to the police
In this lesson you are going to learn how to contact local police in case of emergency.
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"Theory of Solids II, Spring 2009"
" This is the second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include linear response theory; the physics of disorder; superconductivity; the local moment and itinerant magnetism; the Kondo problem and Fermi liquid theory."