Who Are the Plants?
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers a brief overview of the plant kingdom. Specifically, it covers: why plants have their own kingdom, Plantae; what separates the kingdom's two very basic categories; the plant kingdom's 10 divisions, including the number of species in each; and why some organisms that seem like plants belong instead to the kingdom Protista or the kingdom Fungi.
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Kids in the Hall of Biodiversity
This biodiversity Web site for kids, part of the museum's Kids in Our Halls program, was produced by high school interns at the Museum. In includes these sections: What Do You Think About Extinction?, an interview with kids visiting the Hall of Biodiversity; Did You Know?, a collection of fun facts that includes challenges to be solved; a five-question interactive biodiversity quiz; a Q&A interview with the head of the museum's Ichthyology Department; brief articles about the origins of chocolat
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You Decide: Do violent video games cause real violence in children?
This educational guide focuses on video games as a potential cause of violence in children Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
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Ask.com, Vivisimo, and WiseNut offer options for finding, organizing, and displaying the websites you're looking for.
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Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam
Photographs and text tell the story of rice and rural life in Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on the highlanders, or Montagnards.
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Making a Contour Map
The purpose of this activity is to learn how contour maps can be made by hand. Students plot data from GLOBE schools on a map with latitude and longitude lines and draw contours based on the values plotted. A suggested extension and how to use this activity as an assessment is included.
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Viscosity of the Mantle: Constraints from Post-glacial Rebound
In this lab, students determine the viscosity of a relatively viscous fluid by measuring the rate of rebound of a partially submerged object following a rapid decrease in its mass. This experiment is carried out in the context of an analysis of post-glacial rebound as a measurement of the viscosity of the mantle. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
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Using functions in an introductory geoscience course
This template and set of exercises is designed to help faculty increase the graphical literacy of their students. The template gives general guidelines for teaching students the relationship between functions and their graphical representation. The exercises help teach exponential growth and decay. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
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Experimentación en Biotecnología I (Grado en Biotecnología)
El objetivo general de la asignatura es el estudio termodinámico, desde un punto de vista experimental, de las disoluciones no ideales de electrolitos. En particular, se pretende estudiar la influencia de las sales disueltas en el agua de mar en las reacciones químicas que tienen lugar en ella. Para ello se presentan dos entornos de trabajo: uno centrado en un equilibrio heterogéneo (reacción de precipitación) y otro en uno homogéneo (reacción de formación de un complejo). La metodologí
Author(s): JOSE JAVIER BORGE ALVAREZ,MARIA ISABEL MENENDEZ RO

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Econometría
La econometría se ha convertido en una herramienta fundamental en el análisis económico. Hace ya casi 90 años Joseph Schumpeter afirmaba que "todo economista, le guste o no, es un económetra, ya que necesita tratar de explicar sus argumentos con cifras" y desde entonces la popularidad de los modelos econométricos se ha ido incrementando gracias al aumento de la información estadística y al desarrollo de software estadístico-econométrico.En la actualidad los modelos econométricos son u
Author(s): ANA JESUS LOPEZ MENENDEZ,BLANCA MORENO CUARTAS,RIG

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Cálculo (Grado en Ingeniería Mecánica)
En esta página encontrarás el Programa, la Bibliografía, las Tutorías y  diverso Material Docente de esta asignatura correspondiente al primer  semestre del primer curso de las titulaciones de los diferentes Grados  en Ingeniería y que se imparte en la Escuela Politécnica de Ingeniería  de Gijón.Desde esta página pueden descargarse las trasparencias y ejercicios  correspondientes a cada Tema. Tema 1: FUNCIONES REALES DE UNA VARIABLE REALTema 2: INTEGRAL DE RIEMANNTema 3: SUCESIONES
Author(s): LUIS FROILAN BAYON ARNAU,JOSE MARIA GRAU RIBAS,JOS

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Photos from the Community Cafe Showcase and party.
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Your 2010 W-2 has been mailed to your current address (typically your home address) on file with Human Resources. The W‐2 HelpLine is available again this year to assist you with questions or problems at 322-3100 (2-3100 on campus.) Please allow the U.S. Postal Service until Feb. 1 to deliver your W‐2 before requesting akeep reading »
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Important changes to payroll and benefits for all employees
Please see these important changes to HR Payroll and Benefits information that you should be aware of as we move into 2011: Social Security tax has decreased. The tax rate for the OASDI (Social Security) tax has been decreased for 2011 from 6.2% to 4.2%. The maximum OASDI tax for 2011 is $4,485.60 (down fromkeep reading »
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HR may be contacting you to verify your I9
Human Resources is currently verifying all Vanderbilt employees’ employment eligibility in response to federal regulations put in place in September 2009.  All employees hired since January 2010 have already gone through the E-Verify process.  HR is also reviewing the I-9 forms submitted by all employees hired prior to January 2010 and is emailing employees fromkeep reading »
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alpacas for sale

Alpacas are South American camelid and related to llamas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca fiber are very stronger as well as warmer than wool. Alpaca are native to South America and were originally found in Ecuador, Bolivia and northern Chile. Because of similar appearances alpacas were thought to have descended from IIamas. In 2001 researchers proved that alpacas are more closely related to the vicuna.

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21M.542 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Musical Time (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV special element video, AV selected lectures. This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of three broad topics concerning music in relation to time.Music as Architecture: the creation of musical shapes in time;Music as Memory: how musical understanding depends upon memory and reminiscence, with attention to analysis of musical structures; andTime as the Substance of Music: how different disciplines such as philosophy and neuroscience view the temporal dimensi
Author(s): Marks, Martin,Thompson, Marcus A,Shadle, Charles

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