Extraction, Assay, and Light Activation of NADP+-3-Phosphoglyceraldehyde Dehydrogenase
This exercise is useful as an introduction to an open-ended semester research project, suitable for third year students.
Recording Action Potentials from Cockroach Mechanoreceptors
Readily available from suppliers, this larva has a large midgut that specializes in transporting excess potassium (from its plant food) into its lumen. The exercise is offered as an alternative to the traditional study of frog skin. In this exercise, the midgut is mounted on a perfusion tube, and the electrical potential difference across the wall of the midgut is measured with an oscilloscope which provides data on the rate of potassium transport. The basic set-up is amenable to the study of a
Leon Sverdlove On the Taft-Hartley Act
The Taft-Hartley Act, passed in 1947, symbolized the anti-labor climate of postwar America. The act expanded the power of employers and the government to prevent union organizing and strikes, and made it difficult for unions to take industrial action. The most difficult aspect of the bill for many unions to swallow required labor leaders to declare themselves to be non-Communist if they wanted to participate in NLRB elections. While many union members, like Leon Sverdlove of the Jewelry Workers
Module 8: Medium- and Long-term Financing
Identify and arrange medium- and long-term finance for an overseas buyer (internal/external) to allow the buyer extended terms while providing cash payment to a seller without recourse. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to create resources to help increase international skills in the business community. These materials address the need of the international trade practitioner for knowledge and information that is specific to trade finance by providing a means
Orchidaceae Morphology: Oncidium cultivar
Orchid morphology of Oncidium. Structures labeled include: petals; sepals; callus; column; column wings; stigma; pollinia and anther cap. Includes a dissection that removes the anther cap to expose the pollinia.
Lesson 79 – Coffee Break Spanish
It’s the penultimate episode of this season of Coffee Break Spanish and we continue to follow the adventures of María-José and Andrew as they come to the end of their time together in Spain. This week Andrew is signing up for his course in the ayuntamiento and needs to ask for some directions. We’ll here [...]
This 1:36 long video is about the art of origami and its rich history and tradition. This video teaches the words used, equipment needed and symbols. This is the first of six videos. The other videos show how to make various designs. A good starter video.
How To Quickly Change Directions on the Soccer Field
Soccer Coach Sean Carlisle demonstrates an effective footwork drill for learning how to quickly change direction on the soccer field during a game. (1:30)
Gaming to Re-engage Boys in Learning
At TEDxPSU, Ali Carr-Chellman pinpoints three reasons boys are tuning out of school in droves, and lays out her bold plan to re-engage them: bringing their culture into the classroom, with new rules that let boys be boys, and video games that teach as well as entertain.
Ali Carr-Chellman is an instructional designer and author who studies the most effective ways to teach kids and to make changes at school. (12:30)
Using Nature to Grow Batteries
Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. At TEDxCaltech, she shows us how it's done. (10:26)
How to Stop a Crying Baby : Infant Massage to Stop a Crying Baby
This one minute video goes through some basic methods of stopping a child from crying.
Inspiring Education...A Motivational Teacher Video
Something for life-long learners to ponder. This two minute video is a compliation of images and quotes. A good video to start an inservice
How to Divide Polynomials
The instructor uses a small whiteboard in this short two-and-a-half-minute tutorial to demonstrate how to divide polynomials. He just uses one problem for demonstration. The video goes step-by-step and is easy to understand.
Louisa May Alcott, The Woman Behind Little Women
This two minute video tells about the darker side of Alcott, or once wrote children's books, and how she tried to give her novels a deeper side. Good insights and excellent for students how are starting to read her book and also who may want to become writers.
The Butterfly Circus (Part One)
This is a short Christian film starring Nick Vujicic about a man who learns how to overcome adversity and to be accepted by his peers. The setting is in the Depression era with a traveling circus. (The 'limbless' man may be difficult for younger children to watch.) (10:01)
The Butterfly Circus (Part Two)
This is a short Christian film starring Nick Vujicic about a man who learns how to overcome adversity and to be accepted by his peers. The setting is in the Depression era with a traveling circus. (The 'limbless' man may be difficult for younger children to watch.) (10:01) The movie won an award for 'Best Film Short'.
Visualizing the Medical Data Explosion
Today medical scans produce thousands of images and terabytes of data for a single patient in mere seconds, but how do doctors parse this information and determine what's useful? At TEDxGöteborg, scientific visualization expert Anders Ynnerman shows us sophisticated new tools -- like virtual autopsies -- for analyzing this myriad data, and a glimpse at some sci-fi-sounding medical technologies in development. This talk contains some graphic medical imagery.
VoiceThread in a 1st-grade Classroom
Think your students are too young for digital tools? Watch 1st-grade teacher Jennifer Orr use VoiceThread to get her students thinking about the Founding Fathers in this three minute video. It has a script, too. This video shows how a teacher uses data acquisition for younger children based. A good video to introduce this style of learning activities to younger students. Well worth watching.
Internet Safety (lesson for very young children)
This narrated video (or slideshow) discusses internet safety tips for children. (04:47)
Alzheimer's Association Education Video
Do you know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease? Are you aware of the plight of caregivers -- the friends and loved ones who care for Alzheimer's patients. This eight minute video goes through the basic warning signs of those who have Alzheimers. A must watch for adults, but also for students who may be helping those with such a condition. The data is dramatic and heart rendering.