Money talks: June 13th 2011
Tail risks are cause for concern as America nears the end of QE2, Europe frets over Greek debt and the price of oil soars
Impact Conference 2011 - 16:00 - Session D: Improving academic communication
Investigating Academic Impact. A conference at the London School of Economics on Monday 13 June 2011. Academics are increasingly being pressed to provide evidence of impact from their research on the world outside academia. And universities will have to provide evidence of impact as part of the new Research Excellence Framework. But there is confusion about the different definitions of impact that exist amongst funding bodies and research councils, and also about methods of measuring impact. Thi
Laboratory Investigations With C-FernTM Ceratopteris richardii
This series of laboratory exercises can be used to enhance existing labs focused on various aspects of plant biology, or to develop new laboratory-based courses at the undergraduate level.
Moral and ethical principles in end of life care
In many areas of health care, and especially in such areas as palliative care, increasing attention has been paid in recent years to patient autonomy, and the need to respect it. Autonomy has come to be seen as a very important aspect of the interaction between patients and those looking after them, and forms the basis for many ethical commitments, such as telling the truth to patients, and seeking their consent for health care interventions. In this unit we look at quite a wide range of ethical
Design a Bicycle Helmet
The goal of the activities is for students to understand the basics of engineering associated with safety products. Using a bicycle helmet helps to protect the brain and neck during a crash. In order to do this effectively, helmets must have some sort of crushable material to absorb the shock of a collision and a strap system to ensure that the protection stays in place. The exact design of the helmet will depend on the needs and specifications of the user. In this activity students will be intr
Zebrafish blood vessels allow blood to circulate
Tail section of Danio where blood flows from the dorsal vessel (moves blood to the tail) to the ventral vessel (returns blood to the head).
Zebrafish adult tail circulation
Blood cells circulate around the body of the zebrafish.
Conversations with History - Philip Bobbitt
"Law, Strategy and the Transformation of the State" Philip Bobbitt, Wechsler Professor of Law, Columbia University Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Philip Bobbitt for a discussion of his book, The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History. Bobbitt explores the dynamic relationship between constitution and strategy and its consequences for the transformation of the state. In modern history, epochal wars are fought and then settlements reached that legitimate changes in t
If You Can Read UG
Short video on reading sight words using UG.
Woodstock 1969 Jimi Hendrix National Anthem
Historic footage of a monumental cultural event. Shows Jimi Hendrix's famous rendition of the National Anthem at Woodstock. Run time 9:16
The History of Cats
This professionally-made video features a narrator outlining the history of cats beginning with cats regarded as gods in ancient Egypt, cats regarded as demons in the Middle Ages, and concluding with the arrival of cats in North America in the 1600s. The narration is supplemented with many photos and video segments. ( 6:40)
Van Gogh Paintings-422 of them; Part I
Part I of a slide show of 422 of Van Gogh's works. Pictures only, no explanations. (9:20)
Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night Animation
This is a very short video showing a little girl in her pajamas jumping into Vincent Van Gogh's painting Starry Night. The little girl flies through the painting. There is no commentary but there is a printed comment at end by Van Gogh "Art is the window of an artist's heart". This is a great teaching resource for elementary students to introduce famous artists such as Van Gogh (0:45)
Multiplication: Commutative and Associative Properties
n this video, learn the definition of commutative and associative properties of multiplication. A math instructor shows how to solve multiplication problems using these properties.
The Economics of Sports
In this six minute video the economics of sports is explained. The author explains some controversial issues such as the pay for college athletes and how the free market system works at universities. Also noted are investing in high draft picks, the impact of others of sports, and the impact of fans on players and officials.
Animation of cells, nucleus,blood flow, genes, dna, and more
A 3d medical animation showing various stages of cell mutation, Chromosomes breaks into genes & genes unwind into dna. This video is very well done and helps students understand this sometimes difficult subject. A word wall or handout of the terms would be of benefit as the six minute video moves rapidly.
Phases of Mitosis
This video was created by Khan Academy. The instructor goes through the phases of Mitosis. This is a very good video for reviewing or introducing Mitosis.
Use Google Earth to Explore the Solar System
In Google Earth you can navigate the solar system just like you navigate though Earth. This video is a tutorial that briefly shows you how to navigate. It also has images from the Hubble Space Telescope. (01:10)
American Revolution by Sesame Street Part 2
The Muppets teach about democracy and voting as they tell how we decided on our national bird. It is a very cute video that talks briefly about different types of birds as the different congressional members decide on the American Bald Eagle. (5:15)
This video teaches the action verb as one part of English grammar. If you can do it, it's a verb. The students will be moving along with the song. Clap, jump, shake. Run time 04:05.