Swing in Time
Students examine the motion of pendulums and come to understand that the longer the string of the pendulum, the fewer the number of swings in a given time interval. They see that changing the weight on the pendulum does not have an effect on the period. They also observe that changing the angle of release of the pendulum has negligible effect upon the period.
Students learn about weight by building a spring scale and observing how it responds to objects with different masses.
Pointing at Maximum Power for PV
Student teams measure voltage and current in order to determine the power output of a photovoltaic (PV) panel. They vary the resistance in a simple circuit connected to the panel to demonstrate the effects on voltage, current, and power output. After collecting data, they calculate power for each resistance setting, creating a graph of current vs. voltage, and indentifying the maximum power point.
Biodomes Engineering Design Project: Lessons 2-6
In this multi-day activity, students explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a scale model biodome, following the steps of the engineering design process. The Procedure section provides activity instructions for Biodomes unit, lessons 2-6, as students work through Parts 1-6 to develop their model biodome. Subjects include energy flow and food chains, basic needs of plants and animals, and the importance of decomposers. Students consider why a solid und
The Search for Secret Agents
Students embark on a scavenger hunt around the school looking for indoor air pollution and mapping source locations.
In this activity, students act as environmental engineers involved with the clean up of a toxic spill. Using bioremediation as the process, students select which bacteria they will use to eat up the pollutant spilled. Students learn how engineers use bioremediation to make organism degrade harmful chemicals. Engineers must make sure bacteria have everything they need to live and degrade contaminants for bioremediation to happen. Students learn about the needs of living things by setting up an ex
Students will use their knowledge of scales and areas to cut out rectangular paper pieces to represent caverns to scale with the maps. These paper cutouts can then be placed on the maps to help students decide where the best locations.
What Is Energy? Short Demos
Three short, hands-on, in-class demos expand students’ understand of energy. First, using peanuts and heat, students see how the human body burns food to make energy. Then, students create paper snake mobiles to explore how heat energy can cause motion. Finally, students determine the effect that heat energy from the sun (or a lamp) has on temperature by placing pans of water in different locations.
We've Got the Power
In this lesson, students will research various sources of renewable energy. They will discover how each source can be used to generate electricity, the potential benefits and drawbacks of each and which source might best power their home or school. This lesson can be completed in 1-2 class periods.
Otis: Share a Memory of the Woman's Building: Chutney Gunderson
Otis College: Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building: Weekend of October 15-16, 2011: Still Doin' It: Fanning the Flames of the Woman's Building: Share a Memory of the Woman's Building During the Weekend of October 15-16, 2011, women gave their memories of their experiences at the Woman's Building. Some were there and participated in numerous activities, some were influenced by it. Otis College exhibition "Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building"
PowerPoint Games: Teaching with Games. Excuse Me.... Teach with games?
This 2:38 video provides some startling statistics that should be viewed by all teachers. It also has good hints on how to make PowerPoint Games.
Normal - Station and Gait Exam - Station Sub-exam - Patient 1
Patient is a female with no known neurological health problems who volunteered to act as a simulated patient in order to demonstrate 'normal' responses to exam techniques. She is merely a reference point for exam procedures and protocols, as well as to denote subtle signs from diagnosed patients.
Professor Germaine Greer - An Insight - Full Interview
Warning: Explicit Content Professor Germaine Greer delivered the 2010 Winifred Mercier public lecture at Leeds Met on Tuesday March 23. Born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University, Professor Greer's first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. She has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA and makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcast
South Island Wren--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a South Island Wren. The South Island wren is a small but robust alpine bird with a very short tail, rounded wings, and long legs and toes. While the male’s plumage is a dull green colour above, grey-brown below and yellow on the flanks, the female is more olive-brown in colour. This charming bird has an unusual habit of vigorously bobbing up and down. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to hel
Embedding enterprise in the curriculum
This presentation discusses the pioneering approach to the embedding of enterprise in the curriculum through people and pedagogy
When Sophie Gets Really, Really Angry
Story by Molly Bang. ASL translation by Marvin Miller
Lesson #047, Tuesday You make a sentence negative by placing 'non' directly before the verb, and when responding negatively to a question, you must say 'no' as well as placing 'non' before the verb. Cantiamo bene in italiano. = We sing well in Italian. Non cantiamo bene in italiano = We do not sing well in Italian. Signor Gianni scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni writes a letter. Signor Gianni non scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni does not write a letter. Tommaso e' italiano? = Is
You make a sentence negative by placing 'non' directly before the verb, and when responding negatively to a question, you must say 'no' as well as placing 'non' before the verb.
Cantiamo bene in italiano. = We sing well in Italian.
Non cantiamo bene in italiano = We do not sing well in Italian.
Signor Gianni scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni writes a letter.
Signor Gianni non scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni does not write a letter.
Tommaso e' italiano? = Is
Interactive Panel: The Importance of Being Native In 2011, we saw a resurgence of interest in native code - in C++ in 2011 and in C++11. Is this "C++ Renaissance" a flash in the pan? Is it a long-term trend?
This is an interactive panel. This means you, the attendee in the room or online, will be first class members of the conversation - you drive it. You ask the questions. The theme has been provided. Where do you want to take it? It's up to you.
In 2011, we saw a resurgence of interest in native code - in C++ in 2011 and in C++11. Is this "C++ Renaissance" a flash in the pan? Is it a long-term trend?
Interview with NASA Earth Scientist Melissa Dawson
NASA Earth Scientist Melissa Dawson describes her role in the Crew Earth Observation program at Johnson Space Center.
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