Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Ann Winblad
Ann Winblad is the co-founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications. Ann has over 25 years of experience in the software industry. She began her career as a systems programmer at the Federal Reserve Bank. In 1976 Ann co-founded Open Systems, Inc., a top selling accounting software company, with a $500 i
Microbial Genetics Construction Kit (?GCK)
A µGCK problem starts with a field collection of bacteria, either in a test tube or plated onto a petri plate. Each of the gray circles on the plate represents one colony. These colonies result from bacteria collected from the field. The colonies are of unknown genotype and phenotype, although all bacteria within a colony share a genotype and phenotype. µGCK includes several tools to help organize and analyze the data that are collected during an experiment. The Media Matrix window displays t
Busterfield Library A-Z
This video segment from Between the Lions uses an alphabet song to review the ABCs, matching each letter with the name of a character from the show.
Underground Stream Water Treatment Systems
Cook’s Run has an underground water treatment program for a particularly high level of acid mine drainage. The technology used in Cook’s Run was transferred to Pennsylvania from Western metal mines and may prove helpful for other parts of the Appalachian coal region. A watershed group member notes the lack of aquatic life in many Pennsylvania streams as a disgrace.
Hajj - Part III
Students learn about an American Muslim's impressions of his first pilgrimage to Mecca in this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.
The Legend of the Flying Frog
This OLogy activity takes a creative look at the Endangered Species Act. The activity begins with a brief overview of the act, with details about how an animal is put on the Endangered Species List. Kids then create a story about a made-up endangered species (a flying frog). The six printouts that are provided contain the story text and a framework illustration. Students add captions and illustration details to personalize the tale.
This OLogy activity shows kids how paleo-artists are able to transform dinosaur bones into dynamic drawings. After walking them through the five-step process outlined below, the activity challenges kids to create their own drawings from dinosaur skeletons|Step 1: Start with the bones. Step 2: Give those bones a body. Step 3: Shadow time!Step 4: Scaly skin and maybe feathers. Step 5: There's no place like home.
This OLogy activity offers a creative way to give kids hands-on knowledge of the planets in their solar system. The activity begins with an interactive look at what makes each of the nine planets unique. Kids "mouse over" a planet to learn interesting facts about why it looks the way it does. Then kids "show what they know about the planets" by making a solar system of representative cookies, using the bake-free recipe and directions provided.
2011 James T. Demetrion Lecture: Marina Abramovic
Following up on her groundbreaking retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art last year, performance art pioneer Marina Abramović discusses how the medium is entering the history of art. After presenting an overview of the field, from seminal pieces of the 1970s to the work of today’s foremost practitioners, she will address questions about the historicization and continued growth of performance art: How is per
Size, Scale and Distance
Students will understand how objects in the universe compare in size. Even in a "crowded" region like our solar system, the distances between planets are so vast that they are difficult to imagine.
Exercise in Register and Style
Exercise for students concerning the idea of writing in a specific register and style for a specific readership.
Women in the Workforce
With so many American men involved in the war abroad, there was an extreme shortage of workers at home. For the first time, women entered the workforce in large numbers, learning to do industrial jobs that previously had been done by men. The shipyard "dress code" poster for women reflects the newness of their transition into blue collar work. In the early 1940s, when the photographs in this topic were taken, women working in heavy industry were a novelty and women building warships was groundbr
Meda Literacy for ESOL Learners
Drawing on key media literacy concepts and strategies, these five media literacy lesson plans are designed for ESOL students and show how media literacy can enrich the ESOL curriculum. The lessons are appropriate for different levels of student competence in English and can be adapted to suit different student groups
Behavioral Genetics (Mendelian): Sanitary Bees - Animal Behavior
This course covers the principles of biology as they relate to animal behavior, with broad coverage of animal groups. Special attention will be paid to the emerging discipline of behavioral ecology.
Some animals are capable of concealing themselves against their surroundings. The patterns, colors, or behaviors they show that help them accomplish this are called camouflage.
Objects appear to be certain colors because of reflection and absorbance. Light is made up of different wavelengths that our eyes detect and convert into colors. The apple looks green because it reflects the wavelengths that correspond to the color we see as green. The apple absorbs all other wavelengths of light.
"Past and Present Climate, Fall 2008"
" This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements."
To read, vocabulary: Ich bin eine real Briefschreiberin
You will learn a vocabulary for use in writing letters and emails, you will practice your reading skills.
Listening, speaking, grammar: Wo ich wohne... wohne ich gerne!
You practice your speaking skills in connection with describing a house and the plural forms of nouns.
Journey to the Bottom of the Sea
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about how living in the water differs from living on land. An ichthyologist first explains that ocean creatures have special features that allow them to breathe, eat, communicate, and move in water. (Each feature has its own trading card, which provides more detailed info.)Then students are challenged to "try to make the connection" by playing the Journey to the Bottom