Yellowstone Fires
You will perform an Earth system science analysis. Then, you will make predictions, based on the results of the ESS analysis, concerning the policy debate about whether to let naturally-caused fires in national parks burn to their natural conclusion.
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Building Model Solar Cars
You will investigate some of the components that go into designing your own model of a solar car. This is to kindle car design ideas, not limit them.
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Shopping for Boxing Day!
Op het einde van deze les kun je: De teksten op producten begrijpen.
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MacRetina
MacRetina simulates data from retinal ganglion cells in the eye to the brain. By sampling neural activity while stimulating the retina with small spots of light, students can see the dynamic excitatory and inhibitory responses of these neurons in the simulation, and map the organization of the retinal region that drives the cell's receptive field. MacRetina is modeled accurately on published data and is a realistic simulation of a lab experiment that would otherwise be beyond the reach of the
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"Reining in Global Warming"
Panel Discussion
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Multiple Slit Diffraction Model
The EJS Multiple Slit Diffraction model allows the user to simulate Fraunhofer diffraction through single or multiple slits. The user can modify the number of slits, the slit width, the slit separation and the wavelength of the incident light. The scale of the diffraction pattern can also be changed and a plot of the light intensity can be toggled on and off with a checkbox.
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Helen Mirren on Vasily Kandinsky
Filmed by Lost & Found Films. Produced by MoMA Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 1. 1914. Oil on canvas. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2. 1914. Oil on canvas. Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 3. 1914. Oil on canvas. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 4. 1914. Oil on canvas. Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). All works in th
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Het Gravensteen
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Tijdens een bezoek aan het Gravensteen (Gent) kunnen de leerlingen een opgavenblad invullen. Het Poortgebouw, het Opperhof, de grafelijke kamers, de kelder, de audiëntiezaal, de kerker, de grote zaal... worden achtereenvolgens besproken. Er …


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2.1 Environment and technology
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.
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3.2 Exploring your quality of life
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.
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6.1 Introduction

In recent years different explanations of how labour markets operate have been proposed by a number of economists dissatisfied with neoclassical theory in general and its explanation for labour market disadvantage in particular. Some of these alternatives simply extend neoclassical models to include the effects of various institutional factors. Others, however, have sought to develop a new theoretical approach. All reject a predominantly competitive analysis and emphasise instead the fragment
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5.3.1 Investment in education and training

Human capital theory has been used to show how investments in education and training lead to higher levels of earning. One reason why education and training are referred to as investments is because their benefits accrue over time and because training early in a career leads to higher earnings over the rest of an individual's working life. An important consideration, therefore, in the decision about whether to invest in additional human capital is the potential length of working life over whi
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3.1 Gender-based disadvantage

The post-war period has seen a significant increase in the participation of women in the labour market, with women now making up around 45 per cent of the UK workforce. Although women still undertake the major share of family responsibilities and domestic activities, an increasing number of women are entering the labour market. This increase is evident in many countries and has been associated with an improvement in the relative earnings of women. This trend towards greater equality is eviden
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2 Discrimination in the labour market: introduction

Discrimination can manifest itself in all aspects of life. It may be evident in the type and location of housing available to certain groups, in their access to quality education and health care or how they are treated in the labour market. We will focus on the last of these considerations and, in particular, why the labour market status of some groups of workers is significantly worse than that for the population at large. This does not mean that discrimination in the labour market is a more
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1.1 Examples of positive working relationships

If you are a childminder or nanny, or if you work in a small-scale setting, it may seem that you have little opportunity to work with other professionals. However, many practitioners in small-scale settings do forge positive working relationships with others. Many are involved in sharing information and certainly in cooperating with other professionals. Whether you are a childminder or you work in a large organisation, what you have in common with all early years practitioners is that you do
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Alumni Profile: Jean-Christophe Bedos SLN2000, Chief Executive Officer, Boucheron
Jean-Christophe Bedos SLN2000 reflects on his career and time at the School.

Visual Datasets
The Visual Datasets text module discusses the concept of visual learning and presents some suggestions for ways to design learning environments that support students in developing visual literacy skills. Three visual datasets that can be used for problem solving activities in evolution, classification, development, and botany are included: Caminacules: A dataset of imaginary animals that can be used as the basis for a variety of problem-posing and problem-solving activities in evolution, classi
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SimBio2
From 1991 until 1993 the Biosphere system supported people, plants, and animals. Experiments offered the opportunity for tracking in great detail the interactions among land and water ecosystems and the atmosphere. SimBio2 offers several scenarios in which students can generate simulation graphs using actual data from the Biosphere 2 experiment. Studentscan explore some of the problems that affected Biosphere 2 such as higher levels of carbon dioxide than expected and the resulting decrease oxy
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Arts: Emily Zinkin BA Ancient History and History [SUBTITLED]
Emily on how the course structure is preparing her for later study.
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LABash Conference Patrick Dougherty
Patrick Dougherty is world renowned for his woven willow sculptures that brink on the border of natural environment (chaos) and man made structures (order). His work can be seeen at http://www.stickwork.net. His presentation was recorded Friday, March 25 as part of LABash 2011. LABash 2011 was held March 25-26 at Purdue University and was hosted by Purdue University's Landscape Architecture program.
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