Introducing the "Universe of Obligation" - Middle School
Before her students read The Children of Willesden Lane, a sixth-grade social studies teacher in Memphis, TN introduces them to the concept of the “Universe of Obligation.” Students compare how they feel about people who are near the center of their universe—family and friends—with those who lie farther out. (11:37)
Introducing the "Universe of Obligation" - High School
In New York City, a high school history teacher asks students to discuss the reasons they sometimes choose not to act when they witness a wrong. Each student defines a personal Universe of Obligation, and the class reflects on how events like September 11th and Hurricane Katrina have altered our Universe of Obligation as a nation. (12:34)
Asthma is the number one reason of admission to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Know what warning signs to look for and asthma triggers to avoid. In this informative video, adults will learn warning signs of asthma and its triggers. This is a good teaching resource for anyone working or around children including teachers, parents, caregivers, and babysitters. (2:10)
4.1 Introduction Annual costs to employers from accidental injury and occupational illness are on the order of 5–10 per cent of the gross profits of UK industry. The total social cost, including the cost of benefits and National Health hospitalisation and treatment, make this a truly staggering drain on the nation's coffers! 4.7: Quartiles and the interquartile range Exploring Leonardo POP Goes Antarctica? The future of energy, consumption Inside a Seed Inference using compressive measurements 3.1 Overview Next Steps econ251 21 111209 You Decide: Do violent video games cause real violence in children? Inauguration of MIT's 14th President Paul E. Gray (1980) Fats to Fuel - Partners Video Magazine "I Was Able to Make My Voice Really Ring Out": The Women's Emergency Brigade in the Flint Sit-Down S Helpful Hints for Field Sketching Imagine It's the Year 2020: Thinking About Genetics Now
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.
This online exhibit on Leonardo da Vinci includes references and activities about both his scientific and artistic work. The site is divided into several sections, with each section offering background information about da Vinci, links to more in depth articles and classroom activities.
As students explore this Web site, they will learn how scientists work together to answer questions. This site follows several scientists to Antarctica where they are doing research on Persistent Organic Pollutants. A daily journal, glossary, and learning activities will help incorporate this into classroom lesson plans.
The consumption of energy is increasing at an ever-rising rate. This informational piece, part of a series about the future of energy, introduces students to the increasing energy demands of the nation and world. The article defines consumption for the students and discusses energy conservation. Students read that much of their energy consumption is shown to be energy wants, not necessarily energy needs. Thought-provoking questions afford students chances to reflect on what they've read about th
This image from Biology by Kenneth R. Miller and Joseph Levine illustrates the five most important parts of a seed: the seed coat, the endosperm, and the embryos primary root, cotyledon, and embryonic leaves.
This module provides an introduction to some simple algorithms for compressive signal processing, i.e., processing compressive measurements directly without first recovering the signal to solve […]
Scattering is fundamental to almost everything we know about the world, such as why the sky is blue. Tunnelling is entirely quantum-mechanical and gives rise to such phenomena as nuclear fusion in stars. Examples and applications of both these fascinating concepts are investigated in this unit.
This unit shows how partial differential equations can be used to model phenomena such as waves and heat transfer. The prerequisite requirements to gain full advantage from this unit are an understanding of ordinary differential equations and basic familiarity with partial differential equations.
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This educational guide focuses on video games as a potential cause of violence in children Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
A week of celebration accompanied the inauguration of MIT's 14th president, Paul Edward Gray Sc.D. '60, in September 1980. This video compilation shows the formal as well as playful events surrounding the historic occasion, from speeches and symposia lectures to campus picnics and a presidential balloon ride. [T13566]
A Small Business Innovation Research grant results in technology that efficiently recycles industrial fats into useful biodiesel. Fats to Fuels is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, Fueling America. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html
The Women's Emergency Brigade, which Genora Johnson Dollinger helped organize, saved the 1936 sit down strike at Flint, Michigan more than once. In this 1976 interview with Sherna Gluck, Dollinger recalls the famous "Battle of the Running Bulls" when police--bulls--tried to regain control of the GM plant by force. Dollinger and the other organizers of the Women's Emergency Brigade faced constant sexist attitudes in their efforts to win the strike, even as they demonstrated their determination to
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers insight into the task of field sketching. After discussing the difference between seeing and observing, the article offers tips designed to help make students better at observational rendering. The six hints discussed are proportions, perspective, volume, simplifying, practicing a lot, and having fun.
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a look at some of the questions that go hand-in-hand with genetic cloning technologies. The site opens by telling kids that in the future, technologies like cloning may be very common and that some of the decisions we will need to make in coming years are hard. Then, they are asked to imagine that it is the year 2020 and to take a peek at what's on the minds of one futu
Annual costs to employers from accidental injury and occupational illness are on the order of 5–10 per cent of the gross profits of UK industry. The total social cost, including the cost of benefits and National Health hospitalisation and treatment, make this a truly staggering drain on the nation's coffers!
4.7: Quartiles and the interquartile range
POP Goes Antarctica?
The future of energy, consumption
Inside a Seed
Inference using compressive measurements
econ251 21 111209
You Decide: Do violent video games cause real violence in children?
Inauguration of MIT's 14th President Paul E. Gray (1980)
Fats to Fuel - Partners Video Magazine
"I Was Able to Make My Voice Really Ring Out": The Women's Emergency Brigade in the Flint Sit-Down S
Helpful Hints for Field Sketching
Imagine It's the Year 2020: Thinking About Genetics Now