Comedians@Google: Rob Corddry
Rob Corddry stops by Google on June 30th, 2011, for a discussion about YouTube, comedy, and his show, "Children's Hospital."
Finding The Right Institutional Fit For You: How To (Safely) Find Out About The Culture Of The Depar
Presentation in the 2008 Rice University NSF Advance Conference entitled “Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position”. This presentation was designed to assist and educate the interviewee regarding campus culture and atmosphere, and was authored by Laura Malisheski (Harvard), Margaret Beier (Psychology), Vicki Colvin (Chemistry), and Jim Pomerantz (Psychology).
Fluorescence Microscopy as an Introduction to Cell Biology
In this exercise, students use fluorescence microscopy to look at organelles (mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum) and the cytoskeleton in PtK2 cells. In both cases, DNA stains allow students to observe changes in organelle and cytoskeleton morphology as the cell undergoes mitosis. In addition to revealing the cellular structures in a dramatic fashion, the exercise shows students that the distributions, sizes, and shapes of the structures are not always as they imagine them. Fin
Exploring Important Biological Concepts Using Biology Workbench
This set of three activities uses Biology Workbench, a website that brings together sequence databases and online software for searching databases, aligning sequences, and creating inferred phylogenetic trees. The first two activities explore the diversity of preproinsulin sequences across species. Students use the Student Version of Biology Workbench and search databases by keyword in the first activity, while, in the second, students use the actual Biology Workbench and search the databases us
Exercise Physiology: The Response of Metabolic Rate to Physical Activity
In this lab, students measure their heart rate, oxygen consumption, and carbon dioxide production in various physical activities on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. After learning the techniques in the first lab period, each group of 3-4 students designs an independent investigation that is performed during the second lab period. To measure metabolic rate, students collect expired air in a Douglas bag, then measure the volume, the temperature, and the concentration of oxygen and carbon dioxide. W
Eutrophication: A Project Lab for Multi-section Lab Courses
This lab is designed to simulate the process of eutrophication over an eight to ten week period. Students use a water-soluble fertilizer (similar to Miracle Grow) to determine the effects of nutrient loads on both terrestrial and aquatic environments. By using three aquariums, Elodea, and radish plants, students can examine the ongoing process of eutrophication by taking weekly measurements of water quality and looking at plant growth. Students become "experts" on such equipment as dissolved oxy
Effective Methods of Training Biology Laboratory Teaching Assistants IV: The Use of Skits, A Teachin
Each year since 1999 ABLE has provided a forum for presentation, discussion, and sharing of ideas concerning the use of undergraduates and graduate students to run labs and teach in the Departments of Biological Science. There have been lively films, games, examples, and discussions of the many university training sessions and/or workshops to Train Graduate Teaching Assistants to handle students, labs, and even teaching assignments. This year we will offer four other areas of discussion for you.
Idioms - Quiz
Improve your knowledge of idioms (phrases used in Oral Language) by completing this quiz.
Bird Brains: Clue to Language Found in Birds
This 13 minute video explains how the ability to create and understand language can be traced back into the brains of birds. It is a good video to show students who take for granted the ability to speak and how birds learn and the similarities.
Lumbriculus blood circulation
Lumbriculus variegatus has a closed circulatory system and no red blood cells.
School (Irish) - Quiz2
The pupil will revise the theme of School. Written questions will be used to assess the understanding of the pupil. The pupil will be able to correct themselves. The pupil will use interactive resources to encourage reading.
Aerial view of Claremont
Claremont and Pomona College from the southeast. Southern Pacific Railroad station is visible in the lower left quadrant. Pomona College is visible in upper left.
Do you take your work on holiday with you?
You interpret data from statistics indicating how many people are busy with their work when they go on holiday. In the first exercise you learn to replace percentages by corresponding descriptions, so that you can incorporate the data into a text that is easy to read. At the end of the assignment you incorporate all the data into an article for the staff newsletter.
Red Mondays and Gemstone Jalapenos: The Synesthetic World
Synesthesia is the blending or mixing of senses. A synesthete, for example, might see colors when listening to music or taste flavors when hearing a word. Dr. David Eagleman of Baylor College of Medicine explains this strange condition, and four synesthetes explain how they perceive the world.
Creating harmony between historical and contemporary art
Michael Rush, founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, talks about the unique harmony of historical and contemporary art that will be displayed at the Broad Art Museum. For more with Rush, read http://news.msu.edu/story/9574 and watch http://youtu.be/9ZEoFtXqA7Q.
Sets and Counting: Homework
This chapter covers principles of sets and counting. After completing this chapter students should be able to: use set theory and venn diagrams to solve counting problems; use the multiplication […]
A look back at Voyager II's incredible images of Saturn.
Belle Isle, 1949, by Philip Levine
In Philip Levine's post-war poem, Belle Isle, 1949, two strangers meet, swim, and part, exploring themes of connection, boundaries, and where we come from. This video segment comes from Poetry Everywhere.