This unit will help you to identify and use information in Science and Nature, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organis
From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and weights from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa mankind has been fascinated by the impact of gravity. This Unit looks at gravity, its impact on objects and how the energy involved in the movement of objects is dispersed or stored.
Valley Performing Arts Center: Media Preview & Spring Season Announcement
Go inside the fence-line for a sneak peak at the nearly completed arts complex, hear from the creative thinkers behind the project, and see the outstanding line-up of performers for the inaugural Spring 2011 Season! On October 27, 2010, members of the press were invited for a closer look at Northridge's brand new performing arts center (opening Jan. 29, 2011)! Key figures in the project's development and completion -- President Jolene Koester, Vice President Vance Peterson, AMC Dean and VPAC
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
GoNU.TV Season Recap - Volleyball 2010
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Tuba Christmas at Valpo
Straight from Sark - 11/29/10
Catch all the news during the 2010 Husky football season with Coach Steve Sarkisian's weekly press conferences. For Husky Sports, Husky Classics and other videos, visit http://uwtv.org
Cambridge in the snow
Cambridge after a morning of snowfall in November 2010
Auburn: One Unbelievable Season
War Eagle! Support your Auburn Tigers: https://fp.auburn.edu/giving/default.aspx?appeal=DAF11090
Boiler Bytes: Friday Night Fashion event supports cancer research center
Purdue University's first Friday Night Fashion during the 2010 Homecoming was a benefit event for the Center for Cancer Research. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/events/2010/101004SteurerFashion.html
Boiler Bytes: ScienceExpress brings hands-on learning to high school students
This project provides an opportunity for young students, from all backgrounds, to have hands-on learning experiences with instruments used in research laboratories today. These experiences increase the students' and teachers' skills and understanding of modern scientific technology. http://www.chem.purdue.edu/sciexpress/
Boiler Bytes: Astronaut David Wolf participates in 2010 Purdue Space Day
More than 600 students in grades three to eight were registered for the 15th annual Purdue Space Day. The participants come from 140 schools and home school programs in three states. Space Day provides students the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math by participating in three age-appropriate activity sessions throughout the day. Wolf addressed the students at the start of Space Day and participated in activities throughout the day. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/
Boiler Bytes: Mixable blends Facebook with academics to improve student success
A new application lets university students create online study groups within Facebook, and lets the participants synch and share documents via Dropbox. The idea is to blend students' social and academic lives into a more engaged learning experience. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/general/2010/100928BowenMixable.html
STS.330 History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology (MIT)
This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of medicine and biology. Topics include histories of bodies and embodiment in medicine; institutional and social genealogies and futures for genes and genomes; the role of science and medicine in racial formation; epidemics and emergent diseases; new reproductive technologies and socialities; the laboratory and field lives of animals, plants, microbes, molecules, and environments.
2.1 The act of reading
Do you want to get more out of your reading? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about narrative events and perspectives, the setting of novels, types of characterisation and genre.
Boiler Bytes: Changes found in football players thought to be concussion-free
A study by researchers at Purdue University suggests that some high school football players suffer undiagnosed changes in brain function and continue playing even though they are impaired. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2010/101007NaumanFootball.html
5 Little Christmas Trees (Song)
This video is great for children to learn how to count and subtract with objects. This is a teacher-made video. Adult voice is singing in the background while 5 Christmas trees are displayed on a felt board. Run time 02:49.
2.3 Co-analysis of practice
Mentoring, observation and interviews are three important strategies in developing student teachers. This unit, which gives a flavour of the Open University's flexible PGCE course, introduces student–teacher centred strategies both inside and outside of the classroom involving mentors, pupils, tutors and others to develop student teachers' professional skills and understanding.