This online article is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Scenario: Immortality, part of the Genetics, Genomics, Genethics seminar, briefly covers: the age-old quest for eternal life and youth; the recent discovery of telomeres and telomerase; how this discovery could revolutionize the way we treat disease and aging; the ethical and ecological issues that could arise.
Genetically Modified Food: Golden Rice: Help or Hazard?
This online article is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Genetically Modified Food: Golden Rice, part of the Genetics, Genomics, Genethics seminar, briefly covers: why more than a million people in developing countries are struck with irreversible blindness; the proposed solution of genetically engineering rice to contain carotenoid, the precursor of Vitamin A; environmental concerns ab
Diversity of Fishes: Bloch Illustrations
This online image collection features a brief biography of ichthyologist Marcus Elieser Bloch and 34 of his hand-colored fish illustrations. The collection is from Diversity of Fishes, a distance-learning course that is part of the Museum's Seminars on Science, designed to help educators meet the new national science standards.
Hurricane Linda from GOES: September 11, 1997 (Fly Across)
GOES Hurricane Linda Sept. 1997 for Release in March 1998 - fly across
David Gergen at Elon University Convocation
David Gergen, Senior Political Analyst for CNN, talks about current issues the government faces during Elon University's Spring Convocation for Honors April 7, 2011.
Using Grouping to Count Quickly
In this Cyberchase video segment, the CyberSquad helps the Fairy Tale people save their king by teaching them how to count quickly by grouping.
Terrorism, Peace, and Other Inconsistencies
This course addresses a set of inter-related questions that have become central to peace and security in the modern era, at both the domestic and international levels. What is the history and rationale for contemporary terrorism, including suicide terrorism? What does the rise of al-Qaeda terror mean for a host of problematic issues including the relationship between the Western and Islamic worlds, the future of peace in the Middle East, the future of various western foreign policy actions? What
Plants That Aren't Plants: Mosses and Lichens
Mosses and lichens are not given much attention in introductory biology laboratory courses, in part because instructors lack skills necessary to cover the topic-namely, moss leaf cross sectioning and lichen chemical spot tests. Acquiring confidence in just these two techniques, as well as familiarity with basic terminology, lays a foundation for further investigation.
A historical or a literary walk? Both!
Op het einde van deze les kun je beschrijven welke stadswandelingje zelf zou uitkiezen en waarom.
Contributions of Ibn Al-Nafis to the progress of medicine and urology. A study and translations from
This primary-source study of 4 medical works of the 13th century Muslim scholar Ibn Al-Nafis confirmed that his Kitab Al-Mujaz Fi Al-Tibb was authored as an independent book meant to be a handbook for medical students and practitioners not as an epitome of Kitab Al-Qanun of Ibn Sina as thought by recent historians. His huge medical encyclopedia, Al-Shamil, represents a wave of intense scientific activity that spread among the scholars of Cairo and Damascus following the massive destruction of bo
Bee inside flower retrieving nectar
The bee obtains nectar from the flower to make into honey. During this process, the bee is covered in pollen that will be transferred to other flowers for reproduction. Both the bee and the flower benefit from this process.
Bee covered in pollen inside a flower
Unlike animals, plants are unable to move and find other plants to mate with. Thus, plants rely on insects and other animals to transfer pollen (male sperm) from one flower to the female sex organ (carpels) on another flower. This is called pollination.
Economic Term Review
This 2:12 is not narrated, but relies on slides to help illustrate major economic and government terms from supply and demand to opportunity cost to command and market economies. A quick overview, but moves too rapidly for most students.
Electromyography: Recording Electrical Signals from Human Muscle
A laboratory exercise using surface recording electrodes, a small battery-powered pre-amplifier, and a small battery-powered audio-monitor for purposes of biofeedback to analyze electromyogram EMG activity from the gastrocnemius muscle in a freely moving, untethered human
A Walk around Medieval Dublin
Comprehensive details for conducting a history field trip around medieval Dublin, plus ideas for projects that can subsequently be conducted.
"Such Cases of Outrageous Unspeakable Abuse...": A Puerto Rican Migrant Protests Labor Conditions Du
In 1917 the United States declared the inhabitants of Puerto Rico, a U.S. possession since 1898, to be citizens of the United States--a "gift" that many Puerto Ricans resented. Seeing an untapped source of inexpensive labor, the U.S. Labor Department worked with industry to facilitate the migration of Puerto Rican workers to America. During the First World War the War Department agreed to transport Puerto Rican workers to labor camps in the United States where they would be housed and fed while
Moral Foundations of Politics
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C5: Cafe session - putting everything together
C5: Cafe session - putting everything together.
9 Wildebeest migration
From the mouse-deer to the elephant, plant eaters come in all shapes and sizes. But how do they manage to flourish on a salad diet? In this unit we will examine the special features that allow them to extract their nutrients from leaves, and see how some plants protect themselves from these predators. This is the fourth unit in the ‘Studying mammals’ series.
2.1 Working through the section
This unit examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, ‘Of the immortality of the soul’. More generally, they examine some of the shifts in attitude concerning death and religious belief that were taking place in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, through examination of this and other short essays.