Information and Communication Technology
This course traces the birth of information technology and briefly describes the concepts by linking it to the development of computers beginning with the first generation of computers. It introduces the learner to the basic working processes of a computer. It demonstrates how the memory and the processor coordinate activities based on instructions received from input devices or computer programs stored on the disk drive. This course discusses the different computer components and helps the lear
Commonwealth of Learning Copyright Audit
To a significant extent, copyright law governs the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge and culture. In an "information society" it is particularly important to ensure that the gates of learning are kept wide open. It is in this context that an examination of copyright law with respect to education becomes crucial. When performing an audit of copyright law, it is essential to keep in mind international treaty obligations: particularly, the Berne Convention, the Agreement on tra
This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet is a simulation of the voter experiment, an interacting partile system that consists of a rectangular array of sites. At each discrete time unit, a site is chosen at random, a neighboring site is chosen, and the color of the first site is changed to that of the neighbor. The applet illustrates clustering of the colors and convergence to consensus.
The skeletal system is made of bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage in animals. The skeleton supports the body and protects internal organs.
Birds are vertebrates, meaning they have a skeletal bone system. They lay eggs to reproduce. They are warm-blooded, meaning they make their own body heat and don't need the sun to stay warm. They are the only animals to be covered in feathers.
Zebra fish blood stream to heart
Arteries, veins and the heart are the organs that make up the circulatory system, an organ system. Organs are made up of several types of tissues.
Zebrafish develop a closed circulatory system later in life
Lateral view of developing Danio showing blood flow dorsally to the tail and ventrally returning to the beating heart (note the development of the closed circulatory system).
Sprinkle & Trickle Irrigation
This is a course regarding technical design and evaluation of pressurized agricultural irrigation systems, including system layout, pipe sizing, water applicator selection, pumping system hydraulics, water filtration requirements, and water application uniformity and efficiency.
Study Guide for a Beginning Course in Ground-Water Hydrology
The principal purpose of this study guide is to provide a broad selection of study materials that comprise a beginning course in ground-water hydrology. These study materials consist primarily of notes and exercises. The notes are designed to emphasize ideas and to clarify technical points that commonly cause difficulty and confusion to inexperienced hydrologists and may not receive adequate treatment in standard textbooks. Some of the exercises are more extensive than those usually found in tex
The Business Plan Laboratory
The Business Plan Laboratory has been created for non-business students who are either competing in the Syracuse Business Plan Competition, or have an idea for a venture but do not know how to put together a professional business plan. It will meet one night per week during the Spring Semester. The Lab will have a very "hands-on" focus, where we work with student business concepts in discussing how to put together a great plan, including the mechanics of such challenges as defining a market and
Marvelous Mozart The last movement of Mozart's Duo for Violin and Viola Number 1 in G major. Soloists MIT students Sherman Jia on violin and Adrian Anantawan on viola. Bravo! Bravi! Thanks to Sherman's teacher Lynn Chang and to Marcus Thompson of the MIT Chamber Music Society, Killian Hall, March 23, 2012.
The last movement of Mozart's Duo for Violin and Viola Number 1 in G major. Soloists MIT students Sherman Jia on violin and Adrian Anantawan on viola. Bravo! Bravi! Thanks to Sherman's teacher Lynn Chang and to Marcus Thompson of the MIT Chamber Music Society, Killian Hall, March 23, 2012.
Introduction to Climate Dynamics and Climate Modeling (CA Textbook)
A comprehensive analysis of all the components of the climate system (atmosphere, ocean, ice sheets, etc) and of all the interactions between them is out of the scope of any course or book. We have thus chosen here to provide only a brief overview of the processes that rule the behaviour of those different ...
Environmental Landfill Management
Lesson objectives: Students will be able to identify what a pollutant is and its affects on the environment. The students will demonstrate knowledge of the vocabulary used in environmental management by the DOE and other federal agencies. The students will attain a basic understanding of waste problems within our environment and the fundamental concepts of the laws of nature, science, physics, and engineering. Students will construct and operate a small-scale leach-bed barrier system.
This course teaches students about disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system. The students will become familiar with the immunology and pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases that may predominantly affect joints but also affect multiple organ systems of the body in some diseases.
Design Packing to Safely Mail Raw Spaghetti
Students will use their creative skills to determine a way to mail raw spaghetti. The students will need to choose a way to safely package their raw spaghetti using only the materials provided. To test the packing designs, the spaghetti will be mailed through the postal system and evaluated after delivery.
Evolutionary Engineering: Simple Machines from Pyramids to Skyscrapers
Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier, and which people have used to provide mechanical advantage for thousands of years. Students learn about the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley in the context of the construction of a pyramid, gaining insights into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still important today. Through numerous hands-on activities, students imagine themselves as ancient engineers building a pyra
Engineering and the Human Body
The Engineering and the Human Body unit covers the broad spectrum of topics that make-up our very amazing human body. Students are introduced to the space environment and learn the major differences between the environment on Earth and that of outer space. The engineering challenges that arise because of these discrepancies are also discussed. Then, students dive into the different components that make up the human body: muscles, bones and joints, the digestive and circulatory systems, the nervo
An Arm and A Leg
Students will design and build a prototype of an artificial limb using a simple syringe system as an introduction to bioengineering. Students will determine which substance water (liquid) or air (gas) will make the appendage more efficient.
Designing an Earth System Course
This Starting Point module describes the process of putting together a course in Earth System Science course. Users will find information on what an ESS course is, why this approach is useful and how to actually create the class. This module supports faculty efforts to structure Earth system science ...
Rubric for a Problem Statement
This subsite of NASA's Earth System Science Course (ESSC) describes a team exercise where students build a model of Earth System Science. The page includes a rubric to assess the model and additional advice to students. Users may also follow links to other parts of the ESSC.