Babbage: November 24th, 2010
Orchestrating cell separation in plants : what are the risks and benefits?
In this podcast, Professor Roberts from the School of Biosciences discusses his research into the mechanism responsible for regulating cell separation in plants. In particular how plants ‘shed’ parts of themselves such as leaves or fruit. Professor Roberts explores the potential application of his research, through prevention or encouraging of the ‘shedding’ process, agricultural harvests could potentially be increased or even synchronised. Professor Roberts also discusses the resistanc
14.15J Networks (MIT)
Networks are ubiquitous in our modern society. The World Wide Web that links us to and enables information flows with the rest of the world is the most visible example. It is, however, only one of many networks within which we are situated. Our social life is organized around networks of friends and colleagues. These networks determine our information, influence our opinions, and shape our political attitudes. They also link us, often through important but weak ties, to everybody else in the Uni
How to Combat the Effects of Poverty on Education
Teachers today have to meet more expectations than just lessons, standards and objectives. For many children, even educational basics such as reading a book, owning a pencil or counting is out of reach. It can greatly benefit any teacher to know a little bit about the effects of poverty on the learning environment and how they can help give students the necessary skills needed for employment and advancement in society.
Water Cycle in a Bottle
Developed for second grade. In this activity students will be able to view the different ways water travels and the different forms in which water can be found. The experiment focuses mainly on evaporation, transpiration, condensation and precipitation within the 3 different soda bottle chambers. Students will create their own water cycle chambers by using 3 soda bottles (2 with the bottoms cut off) turned upside down and placed one inside the other. The bottom soda bottle will be filled with th
Developed for third grade. In participating in this activity, students will realize that seeds can sprout and grow without being immersed in soil. After looking at the inside of a lima bean and learning about the different parts of the seed, the students will grow their own little garden of mini-mustard plants in any shape they desire, using a sponge as the base. The kids will be able to care for the seeds soon after they sprout. They will be able to "taste" their mustard plants and even use the
Module 2: Risk Mitigation Techniques
A success global business professional may not actively participate in foreign exchange risk mitigation; however, understanding the risks and opportunities is essential to operating a profitable international business. To master the concepts in this Task, you must know and understand foreign exchange risk mitigation techniques and required documentation: hedging tools, currency option contracts, and transfer pricing. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to creat
Developed for third and fourth grade. In this activity students will be able to explore the structure of a cell by building their own models with Jell-o and candy. Students will learn the different parts of the cell and their functions. We will also discuss the importance of cells in the human body. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teach
Possum Run Greenhouse
The Possum Run Greenhouse is home to the largest Fuchsia production operation in the United States. But besides running this 8,000 square foot greenhouse, owner Justin Marotta is also involved with an organization that works to collect and preserve the genetic material of ornamental plants.
026 Hydrogen part 2 Emission Spectra
Twenty sixth lecture in Professor James Binney's Quantum Mechanics Lecture series given in Hilary Term 2010
Global EMBA: Darden GEMBA Curriculum
Professor S. Venkataraman talks about the design of the Global MBA for Executives curriculum at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Conception of a simulator for a TEL system in orthopaedic surgery.
Within a research project whose aim is to promote the learning of percutaneous operation in orthopedic surgery, we investigate some representation models of empirical, deductive, and perceptivo-gestural knowledge. From these models, we design an TEL system (Tecnological Enhaced Learning) This project belongs to a multidisciplinary field including computer, orthopedic surgery, medical imaging, didactic and cognitive sciences. The article presents the design principles of TEL with a particular int
Drinking Water Treatment 2
This course deals with the design of drinking water treatment plants. Theory is discussed and a design excercise is made. Study goals: Understanding of design aspects and design details.
Advanced semiconductor devices as a new source of energy for the 21st century, which deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented. Study Goals: Students learn about renewable energy sources, name
Virtual Laboratories - Contents and Instructions
This file outlines three 'Virtual Laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology' which can also be downloaded from JorumOpen. SDS-PAGE and Western blotting; Immuno-electron microscopy; Investigating intracellular signalling pathways (direct links are given in the document). It provides guidance on how the laboratories can be used for teaching and also contains instructions for downloading and installation. Read this before installing the laboratories.
Public Health - Environmental Cleanup Partnerships in Washington State A Public Health Seminar delivered on Monday, October 4, 2010. In the public imagination, the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. is an enclave of pristine environmental situations. This reputation has also attracted major environmental risks. The state of Washington hosts nearly 60 superfund priority sites under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. These sites include, for example, Hanford, a 586-square-mile site created in 1943 as part of
A Public Health Seminar delivered on Monday, October 4, 2010.
In the public imagination, the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. is an enclave of pristine environmental situations. This reputation has also attracted major environmental risks. The state of Washington hosts nearly 60 superfund priority sites under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. These sites include, for example, Hanford, a 586-square-mile site created in 1943 as part of
Concepts in Economic Evaluation
Describes how economic theory is linked to economic evaluation techniques like cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis and to introduce students to many concepts that are specific to economic evaluation.
Collaborative Writing in a Computer-integrated Classroom for Early Learning
This paper describes a collaborative experiment with a special software application supporting the acquisition of initial reading and writing skills embedded in a computer-integrated environment for young children. The NIMIS project has set up three Computer-integrated Classrooms across Europe with appropriate "roomware" environments, i.e. furniture, hardware and software to support early learning. Here, we present a collaborative writing task facilitated by a shared workspace system, that has b
Internet Scout Project
The University of California Berkeley's "University Herbarium (UC) and Jepson Herbarium (JEPS) represent the largest collection of herbarium material west of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the largest at a public university in the United States." Visitors can discover the scientific uses of the many specimens held in the UC, which was established in 1895. The website describes the JEPS's research on systematics and floristics of vascular plants. Researchers and students can find concise overv
Internet Scout Project
The Alaska Geological Society (ACS) presents its geology-related events, activities, and talks. Geologists can learn about board meetings, membership opportunities, and publications. Students and teachers will benefit from the links discussing scholarship possibilities, science fairs, and educational activities. Individuals can find out about ACS led field trips to geologically significant places throughout Alaska. The website furnishes community forums and website support links.