Profit Maximization and Competitive Supply; Review - Microeconomic Analysis
Microeconomic Analysis - Spring 2006. Resource allocation and price determination. By the end of the semester, students should know the basic theory, models, and results of the topics covered. They should be able to use this knowledge to answer questions and analyze real-world situations. They should also be able to identify which theory or model is appropriate to analyze a particular question and explain why their answers are correct in intuitive, as well as mathematical, terms.
Big Stuff: Earth
This series looks at how the really gargantuan things of the world work. This episode covers huge industrial places on Earth. Topics covered include Gary Works the steel manufacture, ceiling cranes, London's Underground, monster mechanical moles, Hughes Space and Satellite Plant, Gold Mine in Nevada, P and H Electric shovels, and the Ski dome.
Some Learning Questions include: 1. What place in the United States is among the world leaders in steel manufacturing?
2. How many Disne
Free Educational Tool Online
This news segment is from WTOK, Channel 11, out of Jackson MS. It is a brief introduction to the website along with an interview with WatchKnowLearn's CEO, Dr. Joe Thomas. (0:30)
A New Conversation with Jack Welch
Jack Welch has never been one to pussyfoot around when it comes to discussions of leadership, and he doesn’t break from form during a lively give-and-take with MIT Sloan Dean David Schmittlein and an audience of Sloan students.
Schmittlein starts with a series of questions involving the reasons why some top corporations
Introducing Britain: Medieval Architecture - Castle (3 0f 4)
From the BBC, David Dimbleby takes us to Hedingham Castle. Commentary is excellent, fascinating. After the conquest, the Normans built something the British has never seen before: the castle. Castles will built to instill fear into those who viewed it. (03:47).
After the Quake: Aftershocks, infrastructure worries surface
Aug. 23 - University of California Assistant Professor Michael Oskin and Reuters Correspondent John Crawley provide an update on the impact of the earthquake that hit the U.S. East Coast.
Kids Talk Politics-Founding Fathers' Day-(Famous Quotes made by Founding Fathers)
This video shows pictures of the Founding Fathers and famous quotes made by them. This would be a great resource for a unit/lesson on America, Founding Fathers, Presidents, etc. and would work well in conjunction with non-fiction texts on these subjects. (2:37)
Europe Day Ahead: Markets stabilise, await Paris summit
Aug. 15 - Risk assets stabilise as battered equities tempt bargain hunters, but caution prevails ahead of tomorrow's Franco-German summit on debt.
Great Zoom out of Baltimore, MD: Convention Center
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
The Nature of Diamonds
This Web site, created to complement an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, looks at how diamonds are created (naturally and synthetically), and how they have been used throughout history.
Choices in the classroom
Goals as being a reader
The Impossible Football Club
Harry keeps track of the number of times he sneezes in certain locations to try to diagnose the cause of his allergy in this video segment from Cyberchase.
Monarch butterfly hatching from the cocoon
Inside the pupa, the caterpillar has changed into a beautiful butterfly. Once full grown, the butterfly emerges from the cocoon.
I Can't Take the Pressure!
Students develop an understanding of air pressure by using candy or cookie wafers to model how it changes with altitude, by comparing its magnitude to gravitational force per unit area, and by observing its magnitude with an aluminum can crushing experiment.
In this activity, students act as power engineers by specifying the power plants to build for a community. They are given a budget, an expected power demand from the community, and different power plant options with corresponding environmental effects. They can work through this scenario as a class or on their own.
El Nino Sea Surface Temperature and Height Anomalies 3D Side View: January 1997 through July 1998
Sea surface temperature anomalies are in color with red being warmer than normal and blue being colder then normal. Sea surface height anomalies are shown as exaggerated heights.