eBird's goal is to maximize the utility and accessibility of the vast numbers of bird observations made each year by recreational and professional bird watchers. It is amassing one of the largest and fastest growing biodiversity data resources in existence. For example, in 2006, participants reported more than 4.3 million bird observations across North America. The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observati
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
Cars of Tomorrow and the American Community
Through this unit, students identify how alternatively fueled cars of tomorrow can be used in their community. The unit contains an introductory activity that helps students determine which energy and transportation issues are important to them and their communities, and three research sections about alternative fueled vehicles that address availability and distribution; emissions and health; and operation, maintenance, and refueling. With each lesson, students discover another social, scientifi
Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 3D shapes
Diagrams and forumulas for calculating area and volume of 3D shapes cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, hemisphere, triangular prism, frustrum, cone, pyramid
NY Times Lesson Plan: Nature’s Invaders: Exploring the Effects of Invasive Species on Local Ecosys Overview | What are invasive species, and how do they affect ecosystems? In this lesson, students learn how an invasive species and a native species experiencing a population explosion may threaten some of the world’s
Overview | What are invasive species, and how do they affect ecosystems? In this lesson, students learn how an invasive species and a native species experiencing a population explosion may threaten some of the world’s
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Worksheet for Bigger Room
Light Intensity Survey worksheet, activity including resources, for bigger room
This mineral database contains 4,442 individual mineral species descriptions with links and a comprehensive image library. Mineral data for individual species are linked to mineral tables by crystallography, crystal structures, X-Ray powder diffraction, chemical composition, physical and optical properties, Dana's New classification, Strunz classification, mineral specimen images, and alphabetical listings of mineral species. There also are extensive links to other external sources of mineral da
Miocene and Younger Faults in Idaho, (Beta version: 1.2004.08)
This site contains an interactive map of Idaho Faults. The map allows the user to zoom in on fault names and zones in order to access a detailed list of information about the specific fault chosen. Some of the specific information available includes: name, classification, relief, map code, synopsis, geomorphic expression, and movement trend among others. Maps and information lists are all available to print.
Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick
How to calculate the volume of a brick, guide (pdf)
The University of Warwick's Shaun Breslin - China and the Global Crisis: Global Responsibility meets
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Otis MFA Public Practice Guest Lecture: Sally Tallant
Graduate Programs present Sally Tallant, Head of Programs, Serpentine Gallery, London, where she is responsible for the delivery of an integrated program of Exhibitions. Since 2001 she has been developing an ambitious program of artist's projects and commissions, conferences, talks and events. Recent projects include the Edgware Road (a series of 14 artists' commissions), Skill Exchange (5 artist and architects' projects exploring housing and the aging population) Manifesto, Experiment and Int
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This site tells how chemistry and biochemistry are increasing our understanding of human health. Learn how biochemical relays keep our organ systems operating, how food is broken down and used to build tissues and organs, and how tiny biological probes and instruments can track single molecules. Topics in the 60-page booklet include folic acid, sugars and fats, DNA, making medicines, harnessing biology's magic, and more.
Summer Break 2010: Study Abroad Fellowships in Taiwan
Five College of Charleston students participated in Asia University's and China Medical University's Cross-Cultural Fellowship program where they studied "Tourism & Hospitality Management" and "Chinese Culture, Language and Medicine" in Taiwan. The students also traveled on course-related field trips to Taiwanese cultural sites, tourist attractions, and other places of interest. Sixty students from ten different countries participated in this summer's program. Learn more about study abroad o
Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a postapartheid community
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Imagining the City: Memories and cultures in Cape Town
The overriding strength of this book is that it places people, ordinary people at the centre of memory at the centre of historical and contemporary experience and thus at the centre of re-imagining and owning the city of Cape Town It is as they speak what they choose to say what they choose to remain silent about that we become aware of the possibilities of the city if it really did embrace all its people in all of their diversity. From the Foreword by Mike van Graan playwright and arts activist
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A single mom from North Carolina recently received an extremely rare triple transplant. She received a new heart, lungs and a liver and is enjoying her new lease on life. Shereyse Joyner from Ahoskie, NC, is believed to be only the twelfth patient in the U.S. since 1988 to receive the triple organ transplant. She was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and impending organ failure in 2006, and her health steadily declined. "It started off with the lungs, where I was short of breath and I cou
Why We Delivered Our Babies At The Medical University of South Carolina
Employees of MUSC discuss why they chose to deliver their babies at MUSC Women's Health, including the great care they received from the entire Labor and Delivery team.
Epidemiological Thinking For Non-Specialists, Fall 2007
Introduction to methods and problems in research and applications where quantitative data is analyzed to reconstruct possible pathways of development of behaviors and diseases. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, heterogeneous pathways, and controversies with implications for policy and practice. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in fields related to health, gerontology, education, psychology, sociology, a
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Meet MUSC Breast Cancer Surgeon, Dr. Virginia Herrmann. She works primarily in the Hilton Head area, heading up the Breast Health Center. Dr. Herrmann believes it is a privilege to be able to help and guide women through the difficult diagnosis of breast cancer. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer surgical management, breast cancer genetics, and breast disease.
Digitizing Architecture: Formalization and Content
CAAD is constantly provoking and raising many potentials, challenges and arguments in academia, practice, and even in the theory of architecture itself. This process starts with the pedagogy of designing and the ongoing questions such as how much of CAAD should be incorporated in teaching, and ends with digital design technologies and the new emerging questions such as how biologically inspired computational processes alter the form of our architecture and the typical design process. Architectur