This tool aids in investigating relationships between interacting data elements or data clusters analysis in genetic mapping and in competition between different groups of organisms and their resource requirements.
Atmospheric scientists investigating the possibility that human influences are changing the Earth's climate confront a significant problem - how do we actually detect climate change? As they participate in this classroom activity, students will develop the understanding that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability and that random climate variability makes detecting climate change more difficult. A list of materials, instructions, assessment ideas, and
Dark Ages, Summer 2008
Beginning with the decline of the Roman Empire, this course discusses German, Muslim, Viking and Magyar invasions, the development of Catholicism in Western Europe and of Eastern Orthodoxy in the Byzantine Empire, the Arabic contribution to mathematics, science, and philsophy and the institutions of feudalism and manorialism. The course concludes with the economic, demographic and urban revival which began around 1000 AD.
Hysteria Over Pfiesteria
Students will be guided through an investigation of the Pfiesteria outbreaks through a variety of approaches employing writing, math, drawing, summarizing and deductive skills. As students assimilate details of the Pfiesteria problem, they will begin to develop a multifaceted understanding of the issue and its potential links to nonpoint source pollution. In Exercise II, they study the spatial and temporal distribution of Pfiesteria outbreaks in an effort to explore reasons for the connection be
Guidelines for Teaching Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well
Most classroom teachers work hard planning lessons, choosing materials, teaching classes, working with individual students, and assessing student progress. Yet some schools and teachers seem to be more successful than others. What makes the difference? This booklet is designed for middle and high school teachers and administrators who wish to improve their English programs. Guidelines for Teaching Middle and High School Students to Read and Write Well draw upon a series of research reports and c
Medicine Games: Fight Beriberi
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Before the 20th century, no one had heard of vitamins. It was Christiaan Eijkman who first pointed out a substance in rice skin, which was later to be known as vitamin B1. For this, and for his new ways of investigating, as well ...
The Amana Colonies
looks at the historic utopian society established in the 1850s along the Iowa River by German-speaking settlers from a religious group known as the Community of True Inspiration. The group, which originated in Himbach, Germany, in 1714, created a communal system of living of seven villages, each with ...
Henry F. Owens, III, comments on the death of Levi Hart
Excerpt from the Say Brother program investigating the events the night Levi Hart, a 14-year-old African American youth from Roxbury, Mass., was killed in a police chase. Hart, and two other Roxbury youths had stolen and car. When the officers caught up to them, Hart was shot, arguably by Richard Bourque, in an act of police brutality. Hart family attorney, Henry F. Owens, III, talks about the treatment minorities receive on the criminal side of the court, and the belief police were not going to
Star Library: Counting Eights: A First Activity in the Study and Interpretation of Probability
Students explore the definition and interpretations of the probability of an event by investigating the long run proportion of times a sum of 8 is obtained when two balanced dice are rolled repeatedly. Making use of hand calculations, computer simulations, and descriptive techniques, students encounter ...
How Do Pain Relievers Work?
Some people take aspirin or ibuprofen to treat everyday aches and pains,but how exactly do the different classes of pain relievers work? Learn about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we've invented to block or circumvent that discomfort. (04:14)
Norman Manea on Herta Müller Norman Manea speaks with Hugh Eakin about Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller, the 2009 Nobel laureate in literature, and what her life and work reveal about the status of ethnic minorities in her native country. A transcription of highlights of the conversation is available at blogs.nybooks.com.
Blancanieve y Rojaflor Don’t let the title of this week’s tale fool you. This “Snow White” is a different girl from the classic Snow White who hung out with the seven dwarfs. Hitler Launches the Battle of Britain How To Hold Drumsticks In German And French Timpani Positions Tribute Warsaw Uprising 1944 Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Address Eric Carle Interview: Brown Bear to Baby Bear Germany Wartime Propaganda WWII U-Boats Hit Close to Home
Blancanieve y Rojaflor (“Snow-White and Rose-Red”)
Britain's Royal Air Force staves off destruction at the hands of the German Luftwaffe thanks for radar and bravery. Shows one of Hitler's many errors in judgment.
DRUM! Magazine music editor Wally Schnalle explains and demonstrates live how to properly hold drumsticks in German and French timpani positions. His explanations are very detailed and thorough. This is more appropriate for high school students. Mr. Schnalle is sitting at a drum.
Video shows pictures of the war, the people, and the effects of the war. 63-day struggle to liberate World War II Warsaw from German occupation. Undertaken by the Armia Krajowa (Home Army), the Polish resistance group, at the time Allied troops were breaking through the Normandy defenses and the Red Army was standing at the line of the Vistula River.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson is named President of the United States in 1913. The inaugural address of the President at the White House in Washington DC. Dignitaries and officials arrive in cloaks and hats for the ceremony. Guests include outgoing President William Howard Taft, British ambassador Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, German ambassador to the US Count Von Bernstorff, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Joseph Gurney Cannon, Chief Justice of the US Charles Evans Hughes, US Secretary of State Wil
Brown Bear to Baby Bear: Bill Martin Jr. Eric Carle Video interview with German-American illustrator Eric Carle. He talks about his collaboration with Bill Martin Jr. and discusses the "Brown Bear" and "Baby Bear" books they created. We see photographs of his art studio. (3:44)
History, culture, facts about Germany. Also a short lesson on basic German words. This video is a student's geography project. A live concert in Germany at the end of the video. (Amateur video)
The federal government did not repeat the mistakes of the First World War, when doughboys marched off to fight "the war to end all wars." During the earlier conflict, the government entered into a high-powered propaganda campaign that proclaimed America was striving "to make the world safe for democracy." George Creel headed the Committee on Public Information, which turned out crude propaganda that demonized the enemy, particularly the German "Huns." One film that captured the mood was titled T
The fact that German submarines were stationed just off the coast of the United States in World War Two. Perhaps best used to show that for the first time the oceans surrounding America did not offer the protection it did in previous conflicts. Run time 02:20
Norman Manea speaks with Hugh Eakin about Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller, the 2009 Nobel laureate in literature, and what her life and work reveal about the status of ethnic minorities in her native country. A transcription of highlights of the conversation is available at blogs.nybooks.com.
Blancanieve y Rojaflor Don’t let the title of this week’s tale fool you. This “Snow White” is a different girl from the classic Snow White who hung out with the seven dwarfs.
Don’t let the title of this week’s tale fool you. This “Snow White” is a different girl from the classic Snow White who hung out with the seven dwarfs.
Hitler Launches the Battle of Britain
How To Hold Drumsticks In German And French Timpani Positions
Tribute Warsaw Uprising 1944
Woodrow Wilson Inaugural Address
Eric Carle Interview: Brown Bear to Baby Bear
WWII U-Boats Hit Close to Home