Engineering for the Earth
Young students are introduced to the complex systems of the Earth through numerous lessons on the Earth's natural resources, processes, weather, climate and landforms. Key earth science topics include rocks, soils and minerals, water and natural resources, weather patterns and climatic regions, wind, erosion, landforms, and the harvesting of fossil fuels all presented from an engineering point-of-view. (See the Unit Overview section for a list of topics by lesson.) Through many hands-on activiti
We all know that it takes energy to provide us with the basics of shelter: heating, cooling, lighting, electricity, sanitation and cooking. To create energy-efficient housing that is practical for people to use every day requires combining many smaller systems that each perform a function well, and ...
In this unit, students first are introduced to the historical motivation for space exploration. They learn about the International Space Station and are introduced to new and futuristic ideas that space engineers are currently working on to propel space research. Next, students learn about the physical properties of the Moon. They are asked to think about what types of products engineers would need to design for us to live comfortably on the Moon. Lastly, students learn some basic facts about as
Compare Human-made Objects with Natural Objects
In small groups, students will experiment and observe the similarities and differences between human-made objects and nature. The students will compare the function and structure of hollow bones with drinking straws, bird beaks, tool pliers, bat wings and airplane wings. A classroom discussion can be held to discuss similarities and differences that were observed along with follow up assessment activities such as journal writing and Venn diagrams.
Mathematical Modeling Using Real Radioactivity Data
In this lab, you can explore how radioactive radiation changes as a function of distance. This curriculum sets the Radioactivity iLab in the context of mathematics curriculum, asking you to consider: What type of mathematical function governs the intensity of radiation over distance?
Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
The module contains the following levels: Defining Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Precipitating Factors of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure ADHF Pathophysiology Evaluating ADHF via the Forrester Classification System Evaluating ADHF via the Clinical Severity Classification System Lab Parameters and Other Diagnostic Tests Goals of ADHF Therapy Introduction to ADHF Treatment Class Effects Catecholamine-like Agents in ADHF Dosing Dopamine for ADHF Dosing Effects Drug Properties Treatment Consid
The Aminoglycosides, Chloramphenicol, Macrolides and Tetracy
The module contains the following levels: Classification of the Antibiotics Most Important Considerations Chloramphenicol Aminoglycosides Clinical Uses Complete Assessment
The module contains the following levels: Parenteral vs Oral Classification of Cephalosporins Chemistry and Pharmacodynamics of Cephalosporins Toxicity Resistance Issues Generation Properties Complete Assessment of The Cephalosporins.
The module contains the following levels: Classification of Penicillins Mechanisms of Action Penicillin Toxicity Hypersensitivity Skin Testing for Penicillin Allergy The Natural Penicillins The Anti-Staphylococcal Penicillins
Test your knowledge about cell differentiation, cell function and tissue culture.
Circuit Construction Kit (AC+DC)
This new version of the CCK adds capacitors, inductors and AC voltage sources to your toolbox! Now you can graph the current and voltage as a function of time.
Kamchatka: Siberia's Forbidden Wilderness
These lessons are designed for earth science and biology students in middle and high school classrooms, though extension suggestions for older and younger students will allow you to adapt each lesson for younger and older audiences. The lessons are designed to complement the Living Edens: Kamchatka program; each lesson will indicate clips from the program that focus on the topic at hand, though the lessons function equally well as stand-alone content.
Categorizing Celestial Objects
In this lesson students will apply astronomy concepts to develop and test a classification system for planets; Participate in a class vote on planet classification; Read an article about astronomers' response to the planetary categorization; Discuss and write an essay about the scientist's role as decision-makers for the public.
Tracing Genetic Ancestry Using DNA Microarrays
In this lesson students will read and discuss an article about genetic ancestry and genetic ancestry testing. 2. Apply knowledge of DNA and heredity to understand DNA microarrays, and concepts of genetic mutation and ancestry tracking. 3. Mimic the function of a DNA microarray used for genetic ancestry analysis by completing a paper-and-pencil activity. 4. Discuss the ethics of genetic testing in medical research.
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
Global Studies Seminar Series | Professor Robyn Eckersley and Dr Martin Mulligan
The new politics of climate change: building political momentum and community support for adequate action on climate change. In regard to responding to the enormous challenges of climate change, the public debate in Australia has been frustratingly narrow and yet polarising. The Rudd/Gillard governments have put nearly all their emphasis on the twice-defeated Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and an increased roll-out renewable energy alternatives, while the Abbott-led opposition has given new oxy
Fourier Sine Series
The Fourier sine series model displays the sine series expansion coefficients of an arbitrary function on the interval [0, 2?].
This sequence presents the basic principles of bone and joint structure and function and to review many of the disease entities related to this system and to the soft tissue as well. General clinical approaches to diagnosis and treatment will be discussed as well.
Beginner - Tickle me If you have young children, then you should know not to excite them too much close to their bedtime as the excitement might make it harder to get them to sleep. You certainly don't want to "da3'de3'" them. Da3'de3'? Tune in to learn what this means.
If you have young children, then you should know not to excite them too much close to their bedtime as the excitement might make it harder to get them to sleep. You certainly don't want to "da3'de3'" them. Da3'de3'? Tune in to learn what this means.
Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's