Climate Change: Taking the temperature 50 years down the road
Even though the issue of climate change has been known for about decades, it has only been in the past five years or so that the topic has been seriously addressed. Governments and businesses have started to adapt their policies and practices, mostly due to pressure from the public.
On the loss of legitimacy and contagion of scandals
How do consumers react when the ‘bad apple’ is a scandal-ridden financial company? How much do sales suffer as a result of its wrongdoing? What are the effects on sales of other similar companies such as pension providers, fund managers, and insurers?
The Effects of Green House Gases
Methane, water vapour, nitrous oxide and ozone are the green houses
gases, which exist in the earth’s atmosphere. They absorb thermal
radiations that are breathed out by the earth’s surface and reflect it
back to the earth, thereby serving as a blanket preventing the earth
from heat loss and keeping temperatures constant and perfect for animals
to live, and plants to grow.
For years now, rising temperatures have been a particularly hot topic
Getallen splitsen De leerlingen leren de getallen in volgorde splitsen in drie levels of niveaus. Ze kunnen pas naar het volgende level gaan als ze voldoende juiste antwoorden hebben gegeven.
De leerlingen leren de getallen in volgorde splitsen in drie levels of niveaus. Ze kunnen pas naar het volgende level gaan als ze voldoende juiste antwoorden hebben gegeven.
Skies over Sochi lit up for Olympic closing ceremony
Follow the Olympics in Sochi: http://smarturl.it/SochiOlympics Fireworks lit up the night sky over Sochi's Fisht Stadium as the 2014 Russian Winter Olympic Games came to a close. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For
Approaches to Studying and Perceptions of University Teaching-Learning Environments: Concepts, Measu
This paper introduces work on a major ongoing research project being carried out collaboratively between Edinburgh, Durham and Coventry Universities in Britain. The main concepts and conceptual frameworks being used in the project are introduced, along with a brief summary of a literature review used to define the most salient aspects of teachinglearning environments in higher education. The remainder of the paper describes the development and initial analyses of two questionnaires completed by
A fun and descriptive way of describing the different gases in chemistry and how they interact with the environment where they are contained.
The Science Behind Appetite
This video segment, adapted from NOVA, documents a ballerina's experience with a potentially deadly eating disorder: anorexia nervosa. Research suggests that a brain chemical called serotonin plays a prominent role in regulating appetite—a key factor in eating disorders. The disruption of serotonin levels by dietary changes can lead to a vicious cycle that prolongs the disorder. By restoring nutrition to her diet, however, the dancer in the video is tackling her eating disorder and resuming he
Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy - Cranial Nerves Exam - Facial Nerve (CN VII) Sub-exam - Patient 2
Patient is a 52-year-old African-American male with a known diagnosis of myotonic muscular dystrophy. His neuromuscular symptoms began in the early 1990s with poor dexterity in the hands, dropping objects, and clumsiness with fine motor weakness. He is very slow buttoning clothes, putting on his shoes, brushing his teeth, shaving, and other similar activities. He has trouble in ambulation and falls frequently. He has trouble getting up from a chair or sofa and climbing stairs. He also reports co
Cut the cake : what's a fair share?
In this activity students determine how to divide a square cake into six pieces with equal volume and surface area. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, explains why properties of three-dimensional objects can be determined by examining their two-dimensional faces. Students see how to use the perimeter measurement of the cake to find two possible ways to divide it. The activity page contains links to a solution hint, the solu
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This activity opens with an animated picture of an access ramp over a three-step staircase, with steps 7 inches high and 10 inches wide. Students are asked to determine how far away the ramp should start in order to go up the steps. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, explains how slope, or the measurement of steepness, is important to civil engineers, landscapers, and surveyors. The hint states that ramps usually go up 1 ve
Big tree : have you ever seen a tree big enough to drive a car through?
In this activity, students are given the girth and height of 10 National Champion giant trees and asked to determine which of the trees is large enough for a car to drive through. The activity, from the Figure This! list of 80 math challenges, also asks students to apply what they have learned to estimate the height of a tree in their neighborhood. It suggests that the student make a table to relate information about tree girth, circumference, and diameter to help determine which giant trees are
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
These middle/junior high school activities require students to find and graph factors such as wind chill and relative humidity for up to a month, drawing from datasets available on the Internet or from local sources. Students then hypothesize relationships between pairs of factors, and test their ideas using data from a site in Oklahoma with a Surface Meteorological Observation System (SMOS). The activities are part of the Atmospheric Visualization Collection (AVC), which focuses on data from th
Choosing books that are "just right"
This teacher research study examines how students select books for independent reading and how teachers can help them make choices more appropriate to their reading levels.
Columbia Plateau, Columbia River Basalt Group
This website features multiple links to geologic resources relating to the Columbia River Plateau and Columbia River Basalt Group. The types of resources available include background information, special items of interest, maps, graphics, images, and educational outreach for multiple levels of experience.
Unwanted Sex Versus Rape: How the Language Used to Describe Sexual Assault Impacts Perceptions of Pe
A review of recent psychology and medical literature reveals that the term ‘unwanted sex’ has become commonly used in journals. Despite this, no universally held definition for the term could be found. Uses ranged from consensual, yet undesirable sexual intercourse, to rape. It was hypothesized that the term ‘unwanted sex’ may have different connotations than the word rape and impact perceptions of what occurred. It was also hypothesized that using the term ‘unwanted sex’ instead of
Historical Case Study of ESL Staff Development for Mainstream Content Area Teachers in a Pennsylvani
This study is an analytical critique of English as a second language (ESL) staff development based on an informed understanding of the field of teacher training that considers the diversity within perceptions and perspectives of the stakeholders. The importance of context will be explored in the district’s ESL staff development programs from 2000-2005; in order to evaluate the future needs in mainstream teacher training. The research sites include an elementary, middle and a high school locate
Transformational Leadership: Is It a Factor for Improving Student Achievement in High Poverty Secon
This mixed-method study addressed the following problem: What type of leadership is most appropriate to guide schools through the process of continuous rapid change required by the No Child Left Behind legislation and the twenty-first century while still performing well? It investigated a possible relationship between improved student achievement on state assessments, improved four-year graduation rate for high schools, improved attendance for schools without graduating classes, and the Leit
A View from Eternity: The Spiritual Journey of Emily Dickinson
A gap in the extant criticism of Emily Dickinson requires further discussion of the significance of her poetry. This study utilizes a theory of New Historicism to analyze Emily Dickinson‘s biography and body of work; it draws upon Dickinson‘s own poems and letters as well as critical, historical, social, political, and scientific sources. The study shows that the poet deliberately structured her lifestyle in a triangular configuration: she resided in her father‘s house; she developed her
Randy Wayne White: An American Social Philosopher and Practitioner of Ecological Noir
This dissertation examines the Doc Ford series of mystery novels written by Randy Wayne White (1950-) along with his four volumes of essays. White’s literary output is largely unexplored; he is the subject of only one significant critical study, Maurice O’Sullivan’s “Ecological Noir,” a chapter in Crime Fiction and the Sunshine State (1997), a collection of essays about mystery writers who set their fiction in the state of Florida. With his graceful prose, intricate plots, skillful int