Amusement Park Physics: What Are the Forces Behind the Fun?
This interactive exhibit, part of the Exhibits Collection, explores how the laws of physics play a role in the design of amusement park rides. Activities in the exhibit invite visitors to design a roller coaster and determine the outcomes of bumper car collisions. The exhibit also includes related Web sites.
Gasping for truth : tracking the spread of SARS around the world
This is a lesson plan in which students investigate global responses to fighting the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Students will read a newspaper article to discover what is being done to curb the spread of the deadly disease. Then, students will use a variety of different media to track the spread and other statistics related to the disease. Students will write news reports advising citizens of what to do in affected areas.
Car Safety Tips in Children
This three minute video shows the importance of using baby seats in cars. It does not tell you how to identify a good one and is weak on showing how they should be belted at different ages. At best, this is a warning video for parents.
5 minute pitch for the Spring 2011 iCampus Prize First Round competition. Bookxor was selected as one of five First Round iCampus Student Prize winners for Spring 2011. See http://icampusprize.mit.edu/ for more information.
This video shows step by step how to assembly the percussion kit and how to hold the mallets/sticks and play some first sounds. (07:30)
Atomic Structure and the Periodic Chart
Online eText gives a thorough descriptive overview of atomic structure. The site is organized into sections on light particles and waves, the Bohr atom, the quantum atom, atomic electron configuration, and periodic properties. Hyperlinks to interactive demonstrations of physiochemical principals with questions posed are included. At the end of each section, flowcharts, called \"concept maps\" guide the students from basic principles to working concepts.
Parkinson Disease - Station and Gait Exam - Station 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
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a look at the benefits of biodiversity on our planet.
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.
The Skills of Making Relationships
Lesson that requires students to think about the 3 key relationship skills and how they might put these skills into action.
Using a film in Transition Year
Lesson built around watching a film - el Mariachi. Includes preparation and follow-up exercises, both written and oral.
3.2 The agreement to protect the ozone layer
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development of technology can influence the direction of a society. From the Industrial Revolution to the present day find out how we have changed the planet.
2.7 Ecological footprinting
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
Students are introduced to the circulatory system, the heart, and blood flow in the human body. Through guided pre-reading, during-reading and post-reading activities, students learn about the circulatory system's parts, functions and disorders, as well as engineering medical solutions. By cultivating literacy practices as presented in this lesson, students can improve their scientific and technological literacy.
1.7.6 Researcher maturity
Are you about to undertake a PhD in science, technology or mathematics? If so, this unit will help you to examine your work processes. You will consider and develop the nature of postgraduate work and look at the planning of work needed at doctoral level.
Using Infectious Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes to Dissect the Molecular Biology of beta Herpesvir
Using Infectious Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes to Dissect the Molecular Biology of beta Herpesvirus - D. Yu
2.6 Caravaggio's sexuality
Accounts of Caravaggio's life are filled with suggestions of murder and intrigue. But does knowing more about this dark artist's experiences help us to interpret his art? Or does understanding his motivations cloud their true meaning? This unit explores the biographical monograph, one of the most common forms of art history writing.
Energy Panel at MIT Sloan Africa 2.0
Energy Panel at MIT Sloan Africa 2.0
2.8.1 A case study
The power of graphics should not the underestimated. They can express information clearly and simply. This unit will help you to assess which style of graphic to use in different situations.
Bob Geldof's Band Aid
Historische informatie over Live Aid samenvatten