Tempo and mode in macroevolution Fall 2007
General Biology - Fall 2007. This is a general introduction to plant development, form, and function; population genetics, ecology, and evolution. Intended for students majoring in the biological sciences, but open to all qualified students.
In general at the end of Biology 1B students will be able to: describe the scientific method and explain how it would be applied to a novel problem; explain the consequences of random variation when extrapolated over time; distinguish between positive and
Episode 62: Please Explain: Islamic Banking
Prof Abdullah Saeed explains the concepts, history and modern-day practice of banking and finance according to Islamic law. With host Jacky Angus.
Andy Green GLS 2010 interview
Andy Green, CEO, Logica, on what we can learn from emerging markets
Video Gallery: Shark Dissection
This video gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Part of the Sharks and Rays: Myth and Reality seminar, Dissection Gallery features 16 videos, each with a printable PDF transcript:Introduction to DissectionOverview of SpecimenDissectionDiscussion of Alimentary TractLiver DissectionEsophagus and Stomach DissectionIntestine DissectionNostrils of the Shark RayElectric Organ of the E
Greek Sculpture (BBC: How Art Made The World)
This ten minute video is about how Greek art was created as something more human than human. This is an excerpt from the BBC documentary "How Art Made The World" and contains a narrator and images of Greek sculptures. Be aware that this are real images of nude bodies.
STS-135 Flight Day 8 Interviews, Part 1
The STS-135 crew members participate in interviews with CBS Radio, KYW-TV in Philadelphia and Associated Press. Next up was interviews with WPVI-TV and KYW Radio, both of Philadelphia, and Reuters.
What is Global Warming
This video is 2:06 minutes long and explains the concept of global warming, which is generally thought to be caused by human driven emissions of greenhouse gasses. Good date is presented and the video is easy to understand for most age groups. Here are additional lessons: http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/global-warming.html
After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:
Vascular Surgery Patient Success Story: Carl Adams
Last November 2010 Carl Adams was flown to the University of Maryland Medical Center after being diagnosed with an aortic dissection, a potentially life-threatening condition in which a tear causes bleeding in the inner wall of the aorta. After arriving at the Medical Center, Carl went into renal failure. Dr. Robert Crawford performed a thoracic stent graft and renal stents and six months later, Carl was given a clean bill of health. In this video, Carl and his fiance Suzanne Good talk about the
The Berlin Wall History
The Berlin Wall separated Berlin between 1961 and 1989 and this two minute video explains why it was built and what is was a symbol of. A good overview.
Episode 13: Medical Tourism in Asia
Dr Andrea Whittaker explores the phenomenon of medical tourism in Asia with Sian Prior. Dr Whittaker also talks about her research in illegal abortions in Thailand.
Guest: Dr Andrea Whittaker from Asia Institute
Topic: Medical Tourism in Asia
What is Energy?
With an introduction to the ideas of energy, students discuss specific types of energy and the practical sources of energy. Hands-on activities help them identify types of energy in their surroundings and enhance their understanding of energy.
SPC Foundation: Gift of Education
The Gift of Education is a gift worth giving.
As you plan your giving, think of St. Petersburg College and the students who can benefit from your generosity.
There are many ways you can make a difference including:
* Designate your dollars for a particular scholarship fund or program
* Initiate your own scholarship compatible with your specific educational interests
* Create a lasting legacy through annual gifts or bequests.
Strychine Poisoning in Toads
Strychnine is the principal alkaloid in nux vomica, the seeds of a tree strychnos nux vomica native to India. A toad is used in demonstrating the CNS ecitatory effect of strychnine.
Boron has an atomic number of 5 and is a metalloid (some properties of metal, some of nonmetal). The four minute video explains what Broon is and what it is used for. There is a lot of information here, including its history and uses in cleaning clothes.
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