The 'Language Box' is an online resource whereby teachers and students will be able to share their learning materials for any language. The site has been developed by the Faroes project team at the the University of Southampton and the University of Portsmouth, with the financial support of JISC. The site is very easy to navigate, and in most cases users can view previews of the materials before downloading them. Sometimes free registration is necessary to be able to download files. Materials ca
Students are introduced to the concept of air quality by investigating the composition, properties, atmospheric layers and everyday importance of air. They explore the sources and effects of visible and invisible air pollution. By learning some fundamental meteorology concepts (air pressure, barometers, prediction, convection currents, temperature inversions), students learn the impact of weather on air pollution control and prevention. Looking at models and maps, they explore the consequences o
Feedback shortcuts for assessing writing
Here is a set of comments I use frequently when giving feedback to students. It's designed for EFL writers with an English level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above. The links are to sites I regularly use in teaching, and the recommended books are available in my university library. Feel free to adapt according to your students' level, needs and available resources. There are different ways you could exploit the comments set: 1. (on paper) as a cover sheet when returning written work. 2. (in Micros
Orphaned gorillas returned to DRC
July 25 - Rwandan government officials return six orphaned baby gorillas to the DRC after various foiled poaching attempts by Rwandan and Congolese smugglers. Nick Rowlands reports.
Indiana's Water Shortage plan drought triggers
Symposium on Data-Driven Approaches to Droughts (DDAD2011), June 21-22, 2011. A presentation by Jerry Unterreiner of the Indiana Water Shortage Task Force with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He discusses Indiana's water shortage plan drought triggers.
"Cold War Science, Fall 2008"
" This seminar examines the history and legacy of the Cold War on American science. It explores scientist's new political roles after World War II, ranging from elite policy makers in the nuclear age to victims of domestic anti Communism. It also examines the changing institutions in which the physical sciences and social sciences were conducted during the postwar decades, investigating possible epistemic effects on forms of knowledge. The subject closes by considering the place of science in th
APW2011-From Sorcerers to Cybercrime
From Sorcerers to Cybercrime: with Professor Veronica Taylor, Dr Lennon Chang, Dr Miranda Forsyth, Dr Judith Healy & Dr Jeroen Van Der Heijden. This is the second session of Asia Pacific Week 2011, recorded on Monday 11 July 2011 at The Australian National University
The legal and regulatory systems of the Asia-Pacific offer a rich mix of legal pluralism and complex issues of governance. In this panel, scholars from the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at ANU present examples of interdi
History of Remote Sensing: Landsat's Thematic Mapper (TM)
The Landsat Thematic Mapper is a multispectral imaging sensor added to Landsats 4 and later. This site uses text, photographs, tables, and diagrams to explain how the Thematic Mapper works and the advantages of sensing radiation in wavelengths other than those normally visible to the human eye. It is part of NASA's Remote Sensing Tutorial and links to the rest of the tutorial are provided.
Control of Eukaryotic Transcription III from the course General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Fall 2006. This course covers molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their viruses. Mechanisms of DNA replication, transcription, translation. Structure of genes and chromosomes. Regulation of gene expression. Biochemical processes and principles in membrane structure and function, intracellular trafficking and subcellular compartmentation, cytoskeletal architecture, nucleocytoplasmic transport, signal transduction mechanisms, and c
Rocket Me into Space
One of the exciting challenges for engineers is the idea of exploration. This lesson looks more closely at Spaceman Rohan, Spacewoman Tess, their daughter Maya, and their challenges with getting to space, setting up satellites, and exploring uncharted waters via a canoe. This lesson reinforces rockets as a vehicle that helps us explore outside the Earth's atmosphere (i.e., to move without air) by using the principles of Newton's third law of motion. Also, the ideas of thrust, control and weight
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