Elementary GLOBE: We all need soil!
A learning activity for the Scoop on Soils book in the Elementary GLOBE Series. Each student will explore three activities that promote understanding of and respect for soil. They will generate responses to the following questions: "What makes up soil?" and "What lives in the soil?" Next the students will watch a demonstration of how much soil there is on Earth that is available for human use. Last they will create their own soil connection sentences. The purpose of this activity is to introduce
Elementary GLOBE: Cloudscape
A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" book in the Elementary GLOBE series. Using information from the book and their observations, students construct a sky scene with trees and buildings as reference points on the ground and cloud types ordered by altitude in the sky. Students will describe clouds using their own vocabulary and will then correlate their descriptions with the standard classifications of cloud types used by the GLOBE Program. The purpose of the activity
Information Technology for Management
This book is designed for business students with no particular background in information systems. Its primary goal is to help prepare students to assume an active and significant role in the management, design, and use of information technology. This edition stresses the changes enabled by IT. Each chapter begins with a short Focus on Change because technology is creating dramatic changes in the way individuals, work groups, organizations, and even governments function.
From the structure and function of organelles to communication on a molecular level, these materials explore the inner-most workings of cells in a dynamic and realistic way. Integrate the Print-and-Go activities below with the online activities available in the Amazing Cells section on Learn.Genetics to provide a good picture of what a cell does during its "resting phase. Tour the information on the rest of this page for teaching tips and background information.
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Analyzing Wetlands
The Ramsar Wetlands Data Gateway is a database containing information on protected international wetlands. In this activity, users search the database to find a wetland that they are interested in helping to protect. Using the database search capabilities, users select various wetland characteristics and generate a report on the sites that meet their search criteria. Then, they access an interactive map to view the locations and nearby features of the identified wetland sites. Next, they narrow
The American Jury: Bulwark of Democracy
"The American Jury: Bulwark of Democracy" is a project of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago and is the national expansion of "The American Jury: Past and Present," conducted in Illinois during 1998-1999. Beginning with a two-week institute in July 1999, "The American Jury" focused on the jury system in the United States. its role in American legal, social, and political life; its origins and history; its adaptations to changes in law and American society; its strengths and limitations
Chez moi et dans le monde entie
Exploring our use and relationship with water: This unit explores the relationship between people (individuals and populations) and water across the world. The lessons begin at a personal level, inviting students to think about how much water they use and how they could conserve water. The unit broadens to national and international/multicultural issues and perspectives as students compare how much water people use in different parts of the world and contemplate why there is such a wide gap.
Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study
Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study is an APEC EDNET Project that aims to improve the quality of education in the area of Mathematics. This project is sponsored by APEC Members Japan and Thailand. The APEC-Tsukuba International Conference III was broadcast live from Tokyo, December 9-10, 2007. The project has produced useful papers describing mathematical thinking, lesson videos of classroom instruction. This project focuses on Lesson Study with the goal of improving the quality of educat
Name That Valve
Practice identifying heart valves on chest films.
Radiology Lab 5: Head and Neck
Introduction to concepts of imaging of the head and neck region, with focus on angiography and cross-sectional methods.
A practical plan for implementing investigative laboratories
This resource outlines methods developed to promote investigative instead of demonstrative laboratory exercises as means of teaching concepts and introducing students to the scientific process. Students are guided through a variety of modular studies from which they can then formulate and test their own hypotheses.
A Laboratory Introduction to DNA Restriction Analysis
This workshop serves as an introduction to laboratory exercises in molecular biology.
Strong reactions to NYSE deal
Summary of business headlines: New Yorkers react to Deutsche Boerse, NYSE Euronext deal; Retail sales up less than forecasts; U.S. stocks close lower in light volume session.
China's coastal labour crunch
China's annual labour movement patterns in marked change, with fewer migrant workers returning to the coastal manufacturing hub after Chinese New Year holidays.
South Koreans in anti-North rally
South Korean protesters in Seoul say they're hoping the popular uprisings of Tunisia and Egypt will spread to North Korea.
Sanofi buys Genzyme for $20.1bn
French drugmaker completes takeover of U.S. biotech firm for $74 a share in cash plus CVR.
BHP in $80 bln expansion spree
The world's largest mining company BHP Billiton has doubled first half year profits and is now looking to invest 80 billion dollars in expansion over the next 5 years.
Uganda's Museveni faces tight poll
Ugandans will vote in elections on Friday that are expected to extend President Museveni's term to 30 years, despite a fierce challenge from a former ally.
Bundesbank gets new chief
Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel names top economic aide Jens Weidmann as the next Bundesbank President.
Daimler earnings disappoint
Daimler's fourth-quarter earnings come in below forecasts, and the German carmaker is still upbeat about 2011, although it didn't give a specific outlook.