The Central Dogma - DNA, RNA Information Flow - (DNA, mRNA, tRNA)
This is a general introduction to cell structure and function, molecular and organism genetics, animal development, form and function. Intended for biological sciences majors, but open to all qualified students.
Introduction: Big Data And Privacy
Speakers: Elizabeth Bruce, MIT Danny Weitzner, MIT Big Data and Privacy Working Group Date recorded November 12, 2014
How to add a goal using the goal bank
Look It Up
This video segment from Between the Lions features a catchy song that celebrates an important function of literacy: access to information. It also shows the wide world of print, and all of the knowledge that can be gained from it.
This video segment, adapted from QUEST, describes the extraordinary research that scientists are doing to help demystify and possibly better predict earthquakes.
Garden of Eating
Students are asked how poor weather conditions affect the cost of fruits and vegetables.
In this video segment from Nature, scientific experiments test how ravens think.
The Grand Challenge
This lesson introduces the MRI Safety Grand Challenge question. Students are asked to write journal responses to the question and brainstorm what information they will need to answer the question. The ideas are shared with the class and recorded. Students then watch a video interview with a real life researcher to gain a professional perspective on MRI safety and brainstorm any additional ideas. The associated activity provides students the opportunity to visualize magnetic fields.
Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the greenhouse effect. They construct their own miniature greenhouses and explore how their designs take advantage of heat transfer processes to create controlled environments. They record and graph measurements, comparing the greenhouse indoor and outdoor temperatures over time. Students are also introduced to global issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and their relationship to global warming.
Demos and activities in this lesson are intended to illustrate the basic concepts of energy science -- work, force, energy, power etc. and the relationships among them. The "lecture" portion of the lesson includes many demonstrations to keep students engaged, yet has high expectations for the students to perform energy related calculations and convert units as required. A homework assignment and quiz are used to reinforce and assess these basic engineering science concepts.
Lunar Rotation and Flyby from Clementine Data
Clementine was a joint project between the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and NASA. The objective of the mission was to test sensors and spacecraft components under extended exposure to the space environment and to make scientific observations of the Moon and the near-Earth asteroid 1620 Geographos. Clementine was launched on 25 January 1994 at 16:34 UTC (12:34 PM EDT) from Vandenberg AFB aboard a Titan IIG rocket. After two Earth flybys, lunar insertion was achieved on February 21. L
Profile: Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, First Bank o
Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, discusses his career and his role as Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria
Faculty thoughts on Innovation at GLS 2011
Professors Lynda Gratton, Kamalini Ramdas, Jeff Skinner and Nader Tavassoli discuss their thoughts on Innovation at London Business School's Global Leadership Summit 2011
Wife of Japanese hostage pleads with Islamic State
Audio is released of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto's wife, asking Islamic State militants to spare her husband's life. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. Fo
Mobile Horizons: Interactions Across the Taiwan Strait - Politicking
Chair: Michael Szonyi, Harvard University Shelley Rigger, Davidson College Redefining "China:" From the China Inside to the China Outside Yu-shan Wu, Academia Sinica Lowell Dittmer, UC Berkeley What Drives the Cross-Strait Rapprochement? Political Competition, Globalization, and Strategic Triangle