Climate Change Graphics from the Hall of Planet Earth
This collection of Climate Change Graphics is from Earth: Inside and Out, part of the Museum's Seminars on Science series. These distance-learning courses are designed to help educators meet the new national science standards.
Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites
This Web site, created to complement the Hall of Meteorites, looks at these fallen rocks and what they tell scientists about the formation of stars and planets.
The Struggle for Existence: Competition Between Bacterial Strains
Two strains of Escherichia coli are grown in broth and plated out at intervals. A population growth curve is plotted for each strain. The two strains are then grown together for several days in different types of broth. Students from each day's laboratory plate out the mixed culture on selective media. Data are pooled. Population curves are plotted for the two strains in competition. With different conditions, it is possible to observe competitive displacement of one strain by another.
Loss of sea otters, loss of kelp forests
Events that affect one population typically affect other populations. This phenomenon is demonstrated by the otter-urchin-kelp connection.
Killdeer are birds, and they lay eggs just like all other birds do. Killdeer lay their eggs on the ground, in gravel, on rooftops, or wherever the splotchy pattern of the eggs may be hidden best. The eggshells are hard for added protection.
Switchgrass Science - Partners Video Magazine
At the University of Tennessee, switchgrass is all the buzz - a plant that's farmer and environment-friendly, and a cheap alternative to high-priced corn for making ethanol. Switchgrass Science is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, Fueling America. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html
Reading comprehension: Home and community
Using the telephone in an efficient manner to give tips about recycling. An exercise to complete a form and a speaking exercise about recycling. Being able to give instructions about recycling.
The Numbers Behind Hunger: Calorie Counting
Following are a series of activities in which students apply various math skills to better understand the problems of world hunger and what steps are being taken to reduce the number of people without enough to eat. This activity makes use of basic math skills to learn more about the energy value of food. A link to the US Dept. of Agriculture National Nutrient Database is listed here. Teachers may want to browse through the database first and determine the best way to present it to students: let
GIS Database Development
The lessons in Geography 484 cover creation and editing of vector data layers; georeferencing image files; principles of relational database design; acquiring data via the Internet; managing the coordinate systems of datasets; metadata creation and editing; attribute and spatial joins, and thematic mapping for the sake of analysis; and much more. We give the people who feel they have the experience and skills covered in Geography 484 the option of testing out of the course by completing the fina
Spastic Paraplegia - Reflexes Exam - Abnormal (Pathological) Sub-exam - Patient 5
This video features a 54-year-old white male with a history of spastic paraplegia (diagnosed in 1994) and no previous history of heart disease or cardiac workup. He presented to the Emergency Room complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain. Patient presented to the ER complaining of three days on-and-off retrosternal chest pain, rated 3/10, lasting approximately 30 minutes, occurring multiple times daily at rest or during activity. The first episode occurred three days before
How Lou Got the Flu
This article from our family magazine series traces the spread of the flu virus from a duck in China to a young girl in Kansas. The article begins by introducing kids to Louise and the symptoms of influenza. On a series of clickable screens, they learn how the flu virus traveled from a duck to a pig to a farmer to a shopper to a student to Louise. A sidebar (But I Got a Flu Shot Last Year...) explains why influenza is trickier to outsmart than smallpox and polio. Another sidebar ("Microbes on th
Tree of Life Cladogram
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they explore the Tree of Life cladogram. The site begins with a brief explanation of cladograms and how the Tree of Life shows the relationship of all living things on Earth. A cladogram of fruit is used to demonstrate on a small scale how scientists use this tool to understand how things are similar and different.
Retail Marketing: merchandising
This course examines the importance of the atmospherics and visual merchandising and describes how a retail store image is conveyed to consumers. These concepts are combined with the customer service with the objectives of communicating with the consumer in the point of sale and to gain competitive advantage. Greater awareness of the would benefit students entering the sector. Core module designed to build on the student’s knowledge of merchandising in the marketing field. Retail Managers need
Statics deals with the principles of equilibrium. In this course the principles of forces and moments will be explained as well as principle of equilibrium of forces and moments. This also includes the equilibrium of 2D and 3D structures and trusses. Furthermore the principle of internal forces and moments is addressed as well as the use of the principle of virtual work to calculate both external and internal loads. Finally, the concepts of centre of gravity, centroids and moments of inertia are
Testing Fundamental Loads
Students will conduct several simple lab activities to learn about the five fundamental load types that can act on structures: tension, compression, shear, bending, and torsion. In this activity, students break foam insulation blocks by applying these five fundamental load types (tension, compression, shear, bending and torsion). Students will study carefully each type of fracture pattern (break in the material) and make drawings of the fracture patterns in their notes in order to learn the tell
Epidural Anesthesia (Spanish)
This patient education program explains the benefits and risks of epidural anesthesia for pelvic and leg operations. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
The Last Days Remembered: A Compatriot Recalls the Deaths of Sacco and Vanzetti in 1927
The emotional and highly publicized case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti became a touchstone and rallying cry for American radicals. In 1920 the two Italian immigrants were accused of murder and although the evidence against them was flimsy, they were readily convicted, in large part because they were immigrants and anarchists. They were executed, despite international protests, on August 23, 1927. Aldino Felicani, printer and publisher of the anarchist paper Controcorrente, was a long-t
Students at Martin Luther King School
African American students and white students in woodshop and sewing classes at the Martin Luther King Middle School. Exterior shots of the Martin Luther King Middle School.
UMass Amherst protest ends
A group of minority students exit the New Africa House on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The students hold a press conference in front of the media and a group of supporters. An African American male student reads a prepared statement, announcing the end of the occupation of the New Africa House. The student says that the protesters are pleased that the New Africa House will be restored as a cultural center for African American and third world students. He adds that th
Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600
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