Japan, Geography of a Disaster 3/11/2011
A30-foot-high tsunami brought catastrophe to cities and towns up and
down 1,300 miles of Japan's northern coastline. This two minute video gives images of the results of the disaster and how the geography of the area was impacted.
Postboxes in postcode IP17
A collection of postboxes in postcode IP17
Beyond Black History Month
Go beyond approaches that marginalize African American history by "shifting the lens" to look at events from new perspectives. Black History Month can be a wonderful celebration of the contributions that African Americans have made to American history and culture. All too often, however, those contributions are heralded in February but seldom mentioned throughout the rest of the year. Ideally, every month’s history curriculum should include those contributions, but how do you integrate Africa
Many forms of entertainment and leisure activities people participated in during the early decades of the 20th century are not that different from those we enjoy today. At the turn of the century people found entertainment at carnivals and festivals and exhibitions. Photographs here include the California Midwinter International Exposition in San Francisco in 1894, and the Anaheim Carnival of 1911. Sports were also a popular pastime. Photographs show people participating in tennis and golf, but
Professional Practice in Libraries and Information Centers, Winter 2009
Builds on the conceptual framework of information needs and the use of information provided in SI 501. In that course the focus is on techniques that information professionals use to understand the needs of people who employ a wide variety of information systems.Emphasis is on professional practice. Professional practice occurs both in institutional settings (including public, academic, special, and school libraries and information centers) and directly between information professionals and clie
"Learning by Comparison: First World/Third World Cities, Fall 2008"
" The primary purpose of this seminar is to enable students to craft approaches to so-called "First World"/ "Third World" city comparisons that are theoretically sophisticated, methodologically rigorous, contextually grounded, and significantly beneficial. Since there exists very little literature and very few projects which compare "First World" and "Third World" cities in a sophisticated and genuinely useful manner, the seminar is structured around a series of readings, case studies, and discu
Supermarket Sweep Day 2
Students will participate in a supermarket game and follow a shopping list. Students will compare the quantity of items "purchased" and graph results. Students will also learn a song about shopping in a supermarket.
Students learn about the physical force of linear momentum movement in a straight line by investigating collisions. They learn an equation that engineers use to describe momentum. Students also investigate the psychological phenomenon of momentum; they see how the "big mo" of the bandwagon effect contributes to the development of fads and manias, and how modern technology and mass media accelerate and intensify the effect.
2.11 Further exercises
Number systems and the rules for combining numbers can be daunting. This unit will help you to understand the detail of rational and real numbers, complex numbers and integers. You will also be introduced to modular arithmetic and the concept of a relation between elements of a set.
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Lip-Bu Tan
Lip-Bu Tan is Chairman and founder of Walden International and has been active in the venture capital industry for the past two decades. Additionally, he introduced and pioneered the U.S. venture capital concept in Asia and contributed towards the promotion of early-stage technology investing in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to WI, he was Vice President at Chappell & Co. and held management positions at EDS Nuclear and ECHO Energy. Lip-Bu holds a B.S. in Physics from Nanyang University in Sing
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.