2.6 Mind mapping
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.
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Using, developing and sharing resources
Using, developing and sharing resources
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Senior Day Speaker Wangari Maathai
Watch video of Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, receiving Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal May 12 during Senior Day. The Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal, which includes a cash prize, is one of the university’s highest honors and is given to individuals who define thekeep reading »
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Summary of Section 2
This unit helps you understand the properties of nucleotides and how they contribute to secondary and tertiary structures of nucleic acids at the molecular level. You will learn about the different composition and roles of nucleic acids in the cell, their interactions with each other and the use of ribozymes, aptamers, antisense and hybridization as tools in molecular research. The unit covers the function of DNA packaging within the cell, the interactions between the DNA double helix and the nu
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Base pairing
This unit helps you understand the properties of nucleotides and how they contribute to secondary and tertiary structures of nucleic acids at the molecular level. You will learn about the different composition and roles of nucleic acids in the cell, their interactions with each other and the use of ribozymes, aptamers, antisense and hybridization as tools in molecular research. The unit covers the function of DNA packaging within the cell, the interactions between the DNA double helix and the nu
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1.1 A burst of evolution
Fossils are a glimpse into the distant past and fascinate young and old alike. This unit will introduce you to the explosion of evolution that took place during the Palaeozoic era. You will look at the many different types of creatures that existed at that time and how they managed to evolve to exist on land.
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2.3.3 Fracturing and motion of the ice shell
The new discipline of astrobiology – that is, the science of searching for extraterrestrial life – is not only rapdly growing, but has also captured the public imagination. This unit examines the emergence of icy satellites of distant planets as potential sites of extraterrestrial life. Focussing on the case study of Jupiter's moon Europa, the unit looks at the potential for life there, and speculates on the ethics of searching for life elsewhere in the solar system.
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Learn with Pictures and Video S2 #20 - Don’t Shop in Spanish Without These Words
You’re at the Mall of Spain, and you can’t get over how huge it is! It’s so big that you get a little overwhelmed and forget the Spanish words for what you came to buy. You look in a few stores and speak Spanish with a few people, and quickly you regain the confidence you [...]
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The Holloway Series in Poetry: Joshua Clover
Lively, stylish and "totally great" poetry from a poet of "fierce power." With graduate poet Colin Dingler. Clover's work has been praised by theorist Judith Butler for the way that it "brilliantly queries our historical moment in and as form" and it is with an intellectual clarity and linguistic sharpness that he undertakes these poetic investigations. Stylish, textured, intricate, irreverent-- Clover's work is studded with intensity, "social passion" and delight. This is what Wallace Stevens
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6.2 Mimicking and mastering nature: manipulating the digital world
How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This unit explores the way in which information, in the form of text, still and moving images, and sound can cross the boundary from the analogue universe into a digital world.
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Variability and Selection in Natural Populations of Wood Lice
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in evolution, including student outlines, pre-lab questions, post-lab questions, instructors notes, and suggested questions for laboratory reports.
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Using Dermatoglyphics from Down Syndrome and Class Populations to Study the Genetics of a complex tr
Dermatoglyphics is the study of epidermal ridges on the hands and feet. Ridge patterns and counts develop prenatally, are inherited, and show quantitative variation. This exercise introduces the preparation and interpretation of finger and palm prints for quantitative analysis. The techniques are simple, inexpensive, and can be adapted as an exercise on genetics for beginning or advanced students. Palm prints from individuals with Down Syndrome serve as a population sample to statistically test
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Lighting Up: Analysis Of Yeast RAS Genes Using A Chemiluminescent Southern Blot Procedure
Genomic and plasmid-encoded RAS2 genes from Baker's and brewing yeast strains will be analyzed using a shortened Southern blot procedure employing chemiluminescence. Unique parts of this procedure are the gravity-driven "upside down" transfer and a rotisserie-like hybridization oven, which greatly facilitate shortening the transfer time to 45 minutes and the hybridization step to 60 minutes. Chemiluminescence obviates problems associated with radioisotopes without sacrificing sensitivity: the pl
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The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia
Since the events of 9/11, Saudi Islamists have attracted considerable attention. However, given the opacity of the Saudi Kingdom, very little is known about them. Who are those activists who challenge in the name of Islam a regime whose claims to legitimacy are based on religion? Stephane Lacroix is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po. In 2008-2009, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. His work focuses on Islam and politics in the contemporary Middle East,
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Las misiones católicas y las economías coloniales en la América española
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Este módulo introduce los aspectos económicos de las misiones católicas en la América española.
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Estimating Time from Rate
Harry estimates how long it will take him to get to the front of a long ticket line in this Cyberchase video segment.
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Mt. Pinatubo 10th Anniversary Perspective (Stills)
This recent false color Landsat-7 image, from January 2001, shows Mt. Pinatubo as it stands today. The caldera is seen in the middle of the image, underneath clouds. Ten years after the blast, vegetation is re-growing on the slopes of the mountain (in green.) Streams of mud, called lahars, (resulting from ash from the eruption mixing with water- seen as the lighter sediment) continue to flow down the sides of the mountains, as well as channels of water (darker streams). However, as vegetation gr
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What Students Want: Teaching from a Student's Perspective
Teachers often make assumption about what motivates, excites or frustrates their students. But how do students themselves view teaching? This video is from college students, but has applications for other levels as well. This 1:37 video is best used as an example of what teachers might do to improve by asking students who have left their classroom for a few years what helped them the most. I have done this and it is most valuable.
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How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? Read-Aloud Online Picture Book
How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? by Varsha Bajaj---From bear to butterfly to snake, 10 animal parents--some moms, some dads--ask their little ones the title question: "'How many kisses do you want, young fellow?' Mommy Duck asks, fluffing Little Duck yellow." "'I want TWO,' he says with a quack. 'One on my beak and one on my back.'" Each response is well matched to the creature; Little Spider, for example, wants eight kisses, one for each leg. The game continues until a human Daddy poses the
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How to make a Toilet paper tube Octopus
This seven minute video provides the instructions and shows how to make this product. The video moves rapidly at times, but students should be able to follow it without much of a problem.
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