Introduction to Music Theory
This course introduces the basic concepts and terms needed to discuss melody and harmony. It is intended for teens or adults with no background in music theory but some familiarity with reading common notation and playing an instrument (or singing). Concepts covered include interval, major and minor keys and scales, triads and chords.
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Introduction to bioinformatics
Instrument and Note Identification
This contains the modules in which the Fall 2004 Elec 301 project of Charles Tripp, Michael Lawrence and Nate Shaw is explained.
Information and Signal Theory
This course gives the student a broad introduction to basics in signal processing and information theory.
General Chemistry II
Concept Development Studies used for the second semester of first year general chemistry at Rice University.
General Chemistry I
Concept Development Studies associated with the first semester of a two semester General Chemistry course at Rice University
Biography of Galileo
Face Recognition using Eigenfaces
An introduction to automated face recognition using eigenfaces.
ECE 320 Spring 2004
Development of real-time digital signal processing (DSP) systems using a DSP microprocessor; several structured laboratory exercises, such as sampling and digital filtering, followed by an extensive DSP project of the student's choice.
DSP Laboratory with TI TMS320C54x (International Demo)
This course is a demonstration of using the Connexions project to host foreign language content in the context of a DSP lab course. It borrows material from Doug Jones' ECE320 course at UIUC and provides translations of some of the material in the Japanese, Chinese and Thai languages.
Equilibria and the solution of linear and linear least squares problems. Dynamical systems and the eigenvalue problem with the Jordan form and Laplace transform via complex integration.
Eye from the course General Human Anatomy
General Human Anatomy - Fall 2006. The functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination.
Mud feels good!
Students will listen to "Mud Walk" by Joy Cowley. Students will experience and describe mud using a bubble map to record their responses. Students will create a class book using chocolate pudding to imitate mud.
Formulating Questions to Meet Information Needs of ESL Students
A multi-activity lesson plan to teach the concept of asking engaging, researchable questions prior to reading which leads to effective inquiries during project work. Using engaging questions creates a sense of connectedness by linking academic contents with students' personal concerns. The lesson is primarily designed for English Language Learners although it can be adapted for mainstream students. This lesson can also be modified for use with grades 4-8.
Digging up discoveries
The students will study archeology, practicing their knowledge of spelling patterns and capitalization and punctuation skills along the way. The students will go to a teacher-created excavation and discover a surprise in a "rock" from the excavation. The students will then write about their experience.
Rate Tornado Damage
In this interactive activity from NOVA Online, use the Fujita tornado intensity scale to assess the level of destruction left in the wake of actual tornadoes.
The Grand Canyon: How It Formed
This video segment adapted from NOVA uses animation to present the theory of how the Grand Canyon was formed and features rare footage of a phenomenon known as debris flow.
"Conclusions and Recommendations by the Committee of Six Disinterested Americans"
U.S. marines occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934. By 1919, Haitian Charlemagne Péralte had organized more than a thousand cacos, or armed guerrillas, to militarily oppose the marine occupation. The marines responded to the resistance with a counterinsurgency campaign that razed villages, killed thousands of Haitians, and destroyed the livelihoods of even more. In 1926 the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) organized a committee to look into conditions in Haiti and offer alt
Frustration versus Fantasy: How the Movies Made Some People Restless
Fears about the impact of movies on youth led to the Payne Fund research project, which brought together nineteen social scientists and resulted in eleven published reports. One of the most fascinating of the studies was carried out by Herbert Blumer, a young sociologist who would later go on to a distinguished career in the field. For a volume that he called Movies and Conduct (1933), Blumer asked more than fifteen hundred college and high school students to write "autobiographies"of their expe
Super Bowl parties and alcohol
For Americans, Super Bowl Sunday means laughter, cheering, camaraderie, plenty of food and for many -- alcohol. Watching sporting events and consuming alcohol go hand-in-hand, and this year is likely to be no different. But if you plan to imbibe, you could be contributing to a serious public health risk. University of Minnesota School of Public Health expert Darin Erickson offers some tips on a successful Super Bowl Sunday that includes alcohol