This site features Flash animations that illustrate how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works. The animations depict how GPS signals are derived, compare geostationary and polar orbits, and explain satellites, ground control, and user segments, which comprise the three main GPS components. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
Atmospheric Pressure and Wind Animations
This site features Flash and QuickTime animations that illustrate diurnal changes in wind patterns along coasts due to unequal heating of the land and water, the Coriolis Effect on the Earth's surface and in the context of everyday weather patterns, and global circulation, temperature, and wind patterns. The animations can be paused and rewound to stress important points. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
Thunderbird Tower Tour
Project leader Will Counts gives a preview of the restored World War II landmark at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. http://www.thunderbird.edu
Parkinson Disease - Coordination Exam - Upper Extremities Sub-exam - Patient 10
The patient is a 68-year-old Caucasian male admitted to the VA on February 27, 2002, because of severe tremors and inability to walk due to chronic Parkinson Disease. This gentleman had been living with Parkinson Disease for many years and apparently, in spite of prescribed medications, had not improved or was getting worse. He experiences tremors, drooling, an inability to walk, and difficulty swallowing. Recently he had been unable to take the full dose of his carbidopa/levodopa medication du
Bring history to life with a Living History Day!
A Living History Day turns students into teachers and challenges them to think historically.
Berkeley Writers at Work: Michael Pollan
Pollan reads from his work, is interviewed about his writing process, and answers questions from the audience. Michael Pollan is Knight Professor of Journalism at the Graduate School and director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. He is a contributing writer at the "New York Times Magazine", and the author of three books: "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World"; "A Place of My Own"; and "Second Nature". For many years he served as Executive Editor of
A Woman's Work: Mary Lease Celebrates Women Populists
Women are not often thought of in association with the Populists, but the best-known orator of the movement in the early 1890s was a woman, Mary Elizabeth Lease. Born in Pennsylvania in 1850 to Irish parents, Lease became a school teacher in Kansas in 1870. She and her husband, a pharmacist, spent ten years trying to make a living farming, but finally gave up in 1883 and settled in Wichita. Lease entered political life as a speaker for the Irish National League, and later emerged as a leader of
The Chicken or the Egg: Agency and Autonomy in Informed Consent
One of the fastest growing global markets is pharmaceutical sales. With changing political landscapes and an increased awareness of new customers worldwide, sales have increased in Eastern Europe, Asia, and especially Latin America. As researches expand into countries with poor socio-economic and political infrastructures, guidelines such as the Helsinki Declaration, the Nuremburg Code, and the Belmot principles are being challenged. Regulatory and ethical guidelines have not
Manned Mission to Mars
This lesson will discuss the details for a possible future manned mission to Mars. The human risks are discussed and evaluated to minimize danger to astronauts. A specialized launch schedule is provided and the different professions of the crew are discussed. Once on the surface, the crew's activities and living area will be covered, as well as how they will make enough fuel to make it off the Red Planet and return home.
Students learn how a bill becomes law in the U.S. Congress and research legislation related to global warming.
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.
How Wind Power Is Created
Wind power is created by windmills, which use generators to
produce electricity that is gathered by wires. Find out why some
windmills produce more energy than others with information from a
science teacher in this video.
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.
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.
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.