This exercise opens up discussion on global biodiversity loss. Students count the number of species they can find in a five-minute block of time in both an urban green space and natural, unmanaged forest area. They will begin to recognize low and high biodiversity areas and understand what affects biodiversity loss. This exercise can be completed in one normal two-hour lab session. This SERC Starting Point site includes learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, assessment, and references.
Diversidad Cultural en Chile : ¿Utopía o Realidad?
Hoy en día estamos viviendo un proceso de promoción de la diversidad cultural en todo el mundo, tendencia generada en parte como respuesta a la vocación homogeneizadora de ese ente multiforme que llamamos globalización. La sociedad chilena no es ajena a este diálogo, que abarca desde lo cultural, hasta lo económico, pasando por lo social, lo político, etc. El curso ‘Diversidad cultural en Chile y el mundo: ¿utopía o realidad?&
Oil Contaminants Hidden from View
In this video adapted from KTOO, watch as cleanup crews return to the bays and islands of Prince William Sound, Alaska. Before the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill, Sleepy Bay, near the village of Chenega Bay, had been used for subsistence living by Alaska Native peoples. Despite cleanup efforts, oil residue remains stuck between and beneath rocks. A crew also visits a tidal lagoon whose sediments had been saturated by oil and where no remediation had been done. Even after 10 years, oil residue re
Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public, and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA's major ocean exploration initiatives with the people around the world. The Bioluminescence 2009: Living Light on the Deep Sea Floor Expedition offers a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as we continue our journeys to parts of our ocean planet that few have seen - th
Reflections on using film in fieldwork
These reflections on filming among the Gurungs were made in the autumn of 2000 A.D. Alan Macfarlane talked into the camera in order to capture some of the types of film he made, the changing technologies, and some tips on how to film in the field. This was filmed on 3-chip digital video. The clips should be viewed over broadband.,The history of my early filming and photography on an 8mm film camera, 1968-1987 Filming on video from 1988; the advantages What should one film? Finding a theme Fil
Structure and function in living systems
In this publication, we provide a wide variety of resources to enrich your content knowledge of the characteristics of living things, including their diversity, extinction, and evolution.
Frequency domain blind multiple-input multiple-output system identification
Since commercial banks play important roles in the financial markets, it is important to evaluate whether banks operate efficiently. Moreover, given increased competition from non-bank financial institutions, commercial banks should operate more efficiently than they did previously. Commercial banks might operate more efficiently if they have superior information. If this is true, bank size should not matter to the operation of the bank. Thus, as long as the bank has superior information, it wil
Water: From Neglect to Respect
helps students use graphing, estimating, and writing skills to discover the ways they are dependent upon water to maintain their standard of living.
LIT 331: World Literature II: Africa and the Middle East, Asia, and Europe
Literature 331 offers students an opportunity to enhance their understanding of contemporary global interactions by exploring a diverse array of culturally expressive artifacts---novels, short stories, and poems--grouped geographically by region. Course readings represent the following regions: Europe, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East. A second course, Literature 330, covers the literature of North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Australia and Oceania.
The Law of the Internet
The Internet is at once a constructive and disruptive technology. As more and more of our lives move online, we are faced with opportunities to do new and amazing things. Concurrently, we encounter problems that no one anticipated as we collectively built the internet as we know it today. This seminar will consider some of the most intriguing of the issues to which the advent of the internet has given and continues to give rise. It will focus on a cluster of topics about which any computer user
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 2. Classifying Living Things
How can we make sense of the living world? During this session, a systematic approach to biological classification is introduced as a starting point for understanding the nature of the remarkable diversity of life on Earth.,This segment has students talking about the gas requirement of all living things. They have a notion about oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 2. Classifying Living Things
How can we make sense of the living world? During this session, a systematic approach to biological classification is introduced as a starting point for understanding the nature of the remarkable diversity of life on Earth.,Four questions for classifying plants as living things are now applied to animals.
Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
USC School of Pharmacy: Living, Working and Playing in Los Angeles
Members of the USC School of Pharmacy Class of 2014 reflect on living, working and playing in Los Angeles. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn more about the USC School of Pharmacy: http://www.usc.edu/schools/pharmacy/
PLoS Computational Biology
PLoS Computational Biology is published by PLoS in partnership with the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). PLoS Computational Biology features works of exceptional significance that further our understanding of living systems at all scales through the application of computational methods.
Lecture 29 - 11/12/2010
Magic School Bus "Rot Squad"
Join Ms. Frizzle and the class and they take a journey through a rotting log. This Magic School Bus video addresses the following two concepts about decomposition. (1) Decomposition, or rot, is part of every life cycle. (2) Plants and animals called decomposers naturally recycle once-living things. Many, such as fungi and bacteria, are too small to be seen. Run time 22 minutes.
Climate change: island life in a volatile world
What impact will global warming really have? This unit examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels. Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level? Who would you blame?
Module Three: Communication
Communication is not a single act but a process involving various elements. The process involves the sending and receiving of messages. Successful living requires effective communication skills. Learners communicate using various elements within the process of communication. In examining communication in life skills it is important that you as the learner focus on the process, methods, barriers, listening skills, conflict resolution and anger management in your day to day interactions with other
"Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East" (video)
A talk by Rashid Khalidi. Rashid Khalidi is Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies and Director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, and is among the foremost U.S. historians of the modern Middle East. He is the author of numerous books on the region--several written during his many years on the faculty at the University of Chicago--