This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
A Few Things Learned from Craigslist
In his unassuming way, Craig Newmark believes his eponymous website might just help nudge people toward greater civic engagement. While Craigslist.org “is a simple platform where people help each other out,” focusing on everyday needs like getting a job or an apartment, it is also a profoundly collaborative venture, with p
Top five sales negotiation mistakes
Stop talking, start listening. Can tweaking your approach help clinch the deal? Picture the scene: it’s late in your fiscal year and you’re in the final stages of negotiating a big sale. If you land this one, you will exceed your annual sales target by 25 percent and your bonus will double. No doubt about it – you want this one.
Strafrecht : Werkbundel Werkbundel rond strafrecht voor de leerlingen van het Buitengewoon Secundair Onderwijs (GASV, OV 3, type 1) met : Instap
Werkbundel rond strafrecht voor de leerlingen van het Buitengewoon Secundair Onderwijs (GASV, OV 3, type 1) met :
A modified Standardized Precipitation Index for monitoring drought
Symposium on Data-Driven Approaches to Droughts (DDAD2011), June 21-22, 2011. Presentation by Brent McRoberts from the Texas State Climatologist Office discussing a modified Standardized Precipitation Index for monitoring drought.
Faculty Forum Online: The Strange New Worlds of Exoplanets
The study of exoplanets—planets outside the solar system that orbit distant stars—can be portrayed as a single-minded quest for habitable, Earth-like planets. But the most remarkable discoveries have been exoplanets with unanticipated properties that can make habitation impossible. In the first Faculty Forum Online of 2014, Associate Professor Joshua Winn ’94, SM ’94, PhD ’01 described these new worlds—and shared research discoveries about the formation and evolution of planets. Fol
PGE Distinguished Lecture: "Is Development Sustainable? Not Even Close"
A talk by Robert Repetto. Is development sustainable? Certainly not the way the world is now going about it. Major trends are heading straight toward ecological and human disasters and if they are not changed and changed soon, development efforts will fail for billions of people, comprising mainly the world?s most vulnerable populations. Climate change, water
The Great Depression and the 1990s
This lesson asks students to research a modern government program having roots in the New Deal. Following their research, students participate in a congressional forum where they debate which programs should be continued. Recommended for grade 11, can be adapted for other grades.
"The 'Urban' in International Economic Development: Lessons from a Colombian City" (video)
Lecture by Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota; response by Ronald Grzywinski, President of South Shore Bank; discussion with Luis Medina and Alicia Mendez, University of Chicago; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).
Lecture by Laura Mays
Presented by the Furniture Program at California College of the Arts, this lecture was filmed on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus.
"The Talibanization of South Asia: Can it Be Stopped?"
A talk by Pervez Hoodbhoy, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azama University. Dr. Hoodbhoy received his bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, master's in solid state physics, and Ph.D in nuclear physics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a faculty member at the Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad since 1973. He is cha
The Alphabet Song
This is a great song to help teach the sounds that each letter makes plus help students learn over 50 new words that go with all the sounds of the alphabet.
19.04.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Indien hat nach eigenen Angaben erfolgreich eine atomwaffenfähige Langstreckenrakete getestet. Der Versuch der Interkontinental-Rakete vom Typ Agni-V sei ein "hundertprozentiger Erfolg gewesen", sagte Vijay Saraswat, der Leiter der Entwicklungsbehörde des Verteidigungsministeriums (DRDO), die die Rakete gebaut hat. Sie hat eine Reichweite von me
Sight Words Unscramble
A sight word game with the following sight words: much, pick, kind, myself, and only. Random letters are arranged at the bottom of the screen. The narrator says the sight word and the letters are arranged in boxes to spell out the word. (1:19)
Slang English Part 2
This video presents slang terms. The new vocabulary is defined and presented in situations.You can read sample sentences on the screen.
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Alexander Fleming, Short Clip of Actual Footage
Short actual footage of the famous scientist. Run time 0:14.
Translational Research for an Innovative Tomorrow
The USC School of Pharmacy is a premier research institution, ranking second in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among all pharmacy schools in the United States in 2010. Working in partnership with industry, academia and government, the school offers a supportive, interdisciplinary research environment encompassing state-of-the-art facilities and multiple core laboratories that support collaboration among teams of experts in areas including biotechnology, chemical biology, neuroscienc
Persepolis Recreated-Part 2 of 5
Persepolis once stood where present day Iran is located. This documentary is suitable for high school students. "Archaeological evidence shows that the earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. André Godard, the French archaeologist who excavated Persepolis in the early 1930s, believed that Cyrus the Great chose the site of Persepolis, but that Darius the Great built the terrace and the great palaces" (Persepolis, Wikipedia, 2009).
Discovery - First Time Machine
What does a cup of coffee have to do with the speed of light? Watch this clip taken from the Discovery Channel documentary 'The First Time Machine' (05:31) to find out.