The Nature of Diamonds
This Web site, created to complement an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, looks at how diamonds are created (naturally and synthetically), and how they have been used throughout history.
Minerals Under the Microscope
This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, interference colors, extinction angles, twinning, opacity, vibration directions and mineral identification. The site features short, clear descriptions accompanied by photographs and drawings. This website would be useful as a concise introduction to the use of a petrographic microscope in identifyi
Introduction Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This unit analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions. You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation. This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University courseAuthor(s):
Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This unit analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions. You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation.
This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University courseAuthor(s):
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
This two minute video shows how to scoop out the numerous seeds in a carved pumpkin and how to roast them finely. The process involves salt and pepper after drying them completely for a day. A good activity around Halloween.
This two minute video explains some of the methods for improving reading speed include increasing the range of the
block of words that are read at the same time, as well as avoiding the urge to go back and reread a sentence. Improve focus and reduce the length of time required to understand a sentence. It also explains why speed reading is important.
Household Food Security: Module 1: Introduction to Household Food Security
In this module we will introduce you to concepts such as food security, food insecurity, nutrition security, livelihood security, food policies and programmes and the role of stakeholders and facilitators. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to gather information on many different levels, from the macro to the micro level. You will also, in time, become equipped to analyse community and household needs, understand the implications of policies and strategies for communities and househ
Money talks: May 23rd 2011
In this week's programme: the race to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn continues amid a global economic slowdown and the Eurozone crisis
Students investigate the accuracy of sundials and the discrepancy that lies between "real time" and "clock time." They track the position of the sun during the course of a relatively short period of time as they make a shadow plot, a horizontal sundial, and a diptych sundial. (The activity may be abridged to include only one or two of the different sundials, instead of all three.)
Follow Your Dreams - The story of an Arab with Altitude (UCL Global Citizenship Lecture)
The lecture, Follow Your Dreams: The story of an Arab with Altitude is given by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Thani, the first Qatari to climb Mount Everest in May 2013. With a team of Arabs that named their private group "Arabs with Altitude", Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied throughout his adventurous two-month quest to reach the top of the world by his friends; Raed Zidan, the first Palestinian man to summit Mount Everest, Masoud Mohammad, Raha Muharrak, who became the first S
Motoi Yamamoto's "Return to the Sea: Saltworks" -- Spoleto Festival USA at the College of Charleston
-- Free and open to the public -- College of Charleston's Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art has organized a major traveling exhibition of new work by contemporary Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto. The exhibition will premiere in Charleston, SC May 24-July 7, 2012, as a featured presentation of the Spoleto Festival USA. Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto will travel nationally after its inaugural presentation, including stops in Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC, and Monterey, CA. The c
Minutes HND CSE FdEng SD Programme Committee Meeting 17/06/09
School of Information and Communication Technologies FdEng SD & HND CSE Programme Committee Meeting 17th June 2009 Present Emison Chitsa (HND year 2 student representative), Tina Eager (EV), Clive Gould, Barry Spencer, Ja’dene Taylor (FdEng year 1 student representative),Minutes of HND Computer Systems Engineering and Foundation Degree Software Development Course Team Meeting held on 17th June 2009
Georgia Tech Student Profile - Stephen
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The Origins of Cultural History 3; The Origins of the Conflict: Political Lawyers, Classical Scholar
Isaiah Berlin gives the third and final lecture on the origins of cultural history.
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Johns Hopkins University Commencement 2012
More than 6,000 students at The Johns Hopkins University celebrated Commencement on May 24, 2012, on the Baltimore campus. President Ron Daniels and keynote speaker Sam Palmisano, alumnus and IBM board chairman, spoke to graduates about discovery and opportunity. Honorary degree recipient Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a champion of democracy in Burma, accepted her honor in absentia.
12 Months of the Year Kids Song (English and Spanish) by Patty Shukla
This song is to help teach the 12 months of the year in English and Spanish by Patty and Neel Shukla. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review the months of the year in the early childhood classroom. (1:22)
One Minute Languages - Schedules
This flyer provides details on publication dates for each of the new One Minute Languages courses released between September and December 2008.Author(s):
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,