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.
Rubric for an Earth Systems Problem
This subsite of NASA's Earth System Science Course (ESSC) describes a team exercise to develop understanding of ESS. The page includes a rubric for a problem statement, advice to students, directions for the assignment and a reference list. Users may also follow links to other parts of the ESSC website.
Our Planet in Space - Quiz
Pupils will show an understanding of planet Earth, the role of the sun and the other parts of the solar system. Pupils will be able to name some of neighbors in space.
Human Reproduction - Quiz
A simple quick test on the Human Reproduction System.
Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
The module contains the following levels: Defining Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Precipitating Factors of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure ADHF Pathophysiology Evaluating ADHF via the Forrester Classification System Evaluating ADHF via the Clinical Severity Classification System Lab Parameters and Other Diagnostic Tests Goals of ADHF Therapy Introduction to ADHF Treatment Class Effects Catecholamine-like Agents in ADHF Dosing Dopamine for ADHF Dosing Effects Drug Properties Treatment Consid
Pharmacology: Classification of Drugs
The module contains the following levels: Acetylcholine-modulating Drugs Sympathetic Nervous System Modulating Drugs Autonomic Drugs and Related Agents
Carbon on the Move
Through a reading, demonstration stations, and completion of a puzzle, students will recognize how respiration and photosynthesis move carbon through the earth system, how fossil fuels were formed, and how human activities have altered this movement on a global scale.
This animation shows how velocity and position of an aircraft are resolved in a 3-D Cartesian coordinate system.
Geospatial System Analysis and Design
The course provides the geospatial information system professional an overview of systems analysis and design with emphasis the concepts behind the design process including: business use case modeling, business object modeling, requirements definition, analysis and preliminary design, and, finally, detailed design and deployment. The concepts of the geospatial software and database development process are introduced and the limitations of current modeling techniques are addressed within the spat
GPS and GNSS for Geospatial Professionals
This course cultivates a working knowledge of current and future capabilities of GPS and the emerging Global Navigation Satellite System.
Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village
invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions.
Categorizing Celestial Objects
In this lesson students will apply astronomy concepts to develop and test a classification system for planets; Participate in a class vote on planet classification; Read an article about astronomers' response to the planetary categorization; Discuss and write an essay about the scientist's role as decision-makers for the public.
The Musculoskeletal System
LearnHealth presents the first installment of the Human Body series, "The Musculoskeletal System." This video talks about bones, muscles, types of muscles and joints, ligaments, and tendons. Everything is well labeled-video can be paused to take notes.(3:33)