"Little Gidding" by TS Eliot (poetry reading)
This is the latter half of this poem. "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well." is a quotation from Dame Julian of Norwich. http://revpatrickcomerford.blogspot.com/2008/09/all-shall-be-well-and-all-manner-of.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_of_Norwich This is the same tenet of religious faith is sometimes expressed as "It's all good" - that whatever happens is all part of God's masterplan - and ultimately for the best. A similar idea was expr
The Beginnings of the Telescope
This animated essay from the NOVA Web site examines the design of Galileo's refracting telescope and Sir Isaac Newton's reflecting telescope.
Vocal activities on Bach Chorale
A list of suggested teacher directed activities of a vocal nature which take a group of students through a series of steps which develop a sense of tonality while at the same time introduces them to the final (and also the first) movement of the Bach Cantata.
Multiple Sclerosis - Sensory Exam - Superficial Sub-exam - Patient 21
This is a 52-year-old white male with a history of bilateral optic neuritis presenting in his twenties who now reports polyextremity sensory motor disturbance. He also has diabetes. The patient reports bilateral upper and right lower extremity sensory and motor disturbance with a band-like sensation about his torso for the past 1-2 months.
Opening Phrases for Melody Writing Exercises
This student worksheet is aimed at ordinary and higher level. It is in the style of a Leaving Certificate examination melody question and includes 6 opening phrases (2 OL, 4 HL) for use in the classroom or for homework.
Exploring Texture from a Set Work: Mozart
A lesson plan aimed at all levels. Students are required to listen to a specific extract from a set work with which they are already familiar and select an appropriate diagram which graphically represents the accompaniment at various points.
Testing Insulators: Ice Cube in a Box
Watch the ZOOM cast discover which insulator -- newspaper or aluminum foil -- is better at keeping an ice cube frozen longer.
Explore NOVA Online's interactive steam engine and discover how this machine can convert heat to mechanical energy.
Sound Waves Underwater: True or False
This interactive quiz from the NOVA Web site features an array of interesting facts about the nature of sound underwater.
Song in the Curriculum
This teaching resource is aimed at higher level. It includes two methodologies which enable students to engage a number of syllabus requirements simultaneously: one on the general theme of teaching by topic; the second a specific lesson plan for one particular song.
An Integrated Approach to Teaching Irish Music
This methodology and supporting student worksheets are aimed at all levels. A list of various activities for classroom use is provided and examples of student worksheets can be photocopied for use with some of the activities listed.
Texts for Melody Writing
Provides a number of graded examples of short texts suitable for use in setting texts to music.
Remote Sensing Web List: Satellite Image Archives and Satellite Sensor Information
This Remote Sensing reference list contains more than 25 annotated links in four links libraries, with resources ranging from public and private imagery to lists of land-imaging satellites and remote-sensing instruments.
Posterior Fossa Tumor - Cranial Nerves Exam - Vestibulocochlear (CN VIII) Nerve Sub-exam - Patient 9
Patient is a 58-year-old white male with a history of acoustic neuroma that was resected in 1990. He has residual cranial nerve palsies on the right side and experiences tremors, ataxia and disequilibrium. His wife reports that she has noticed an increase in right hand tremor for the past year or so. The tremor worsens as the day progresses and occurs with activity. Patient reports an increase in balance problems while standing over the past 4 months. He has noticed that he staggers a step or t
Cerebellar Degeneration - Motor Exam - Muscle Strength Sub-exam - Patient 3
This 42-year-old man complains of poor balance and frequent falls for 6 years. Imbalance has been progressive; he cannot ambulate independently at present. He experiences tremors and weakness. Imbalance has been progressive and he now cannot ambulate independently. He is in good general health except for heavy alcohol use. For the last 10 years, he has consumed a quart of vodka and 5 beers daily. On awakening, he feels "shaky" and calms himself with a morning drink. He has not had blackouts or
Primary Lateral Sclerosis - Motor Exam - Muscle Strength Sub-exam - Patient 14
This video features a 54-year-old white male who presented for evaluation of progressive spastic paraparesis. He stated that symptoms first started in 1997 when "things were different with my legs" (i.e., leg weakness, imbalance, and speech problems). Symptoms started in his left foot, when he couldn't keep time to music. His feet started dragging and he also noticed problems with balance. In 1999, he started falling and sought medical attention. He was diagnosed with spastic paraparesis after
Spastic Paraplegia - Cranial Nerves Exam - Oculomotor, Trochlear, and Abducens (CN III, IV, VI) Sub-
This video features a 54-year-old white male with a history of spastic paraplegia (diagnosed in 1994) and no previous history of heart disease or cardiac workup. He presented to the Emergency Room complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain. Patient presented to the ER complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain, rated 3/10, lasting approximately 30 minutes, occurring multiple times daily at rest or during activity. The first episode occurred three days before
Time-light and shadow (pre-visit)
Students examine the interplay of the earth and the sun by studying shadows. Students construct a sun clock and record shadows several times during a school day in order to use the earth and the sun to measure time.
Modern Day Pyramids
Students investigate the ways in which ancient technologies six types of simple machines and combinations are used to construct modern buildings. As they work together to solve a design problem (designing and building a modern structure), they brainstorm ideas, decide on a design, and submit it to a design review before acquiring materials to create it (in this case, a mural depicting it). Emphasis is placed on cooperative, creative teamwork and the steps of the engineering design process.
Introduction to VEF
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is an independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress and funded annually by the U.S. Government. Its mission is to strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral relationship through educational exchanges in science and technology. VEF is governed by a Board of Directors including U.S. Cabinet Members, U.S. Senators and Representatives and Presidential Appointees. VEF headquarters is located in the Washington D.C. area, with a representative office in Hanoi