A Handbook for Collecting Releve Data in Minnesota
The exercise describes releve field methods and discusses the multivariate analysis of releve data. The application of releve data to problems of habitat evaluation, forest inventory, and research projects in Minnesota was presented by experts from the Minnesota Natural Heritage Program, the Minnesota County Biological Survey, and the Univ. of Minnesota. All participants received a releve handbook that covered the history of the method, field instructions, data-entry forms, and an overview of a
A Guided Inquiry in a Computer-based Biology Lab
Computer technology is used by the research teams of 3-4 students to search for background information for the guided inquiry, organize this information into a concept map, complete an electronic template (the TLNB: Team Lab Notebook), and analyze data with Microsoft Excel. A computer projection system is used to present their findings to the other teams. This format can be adapted to do open and guided inquiry laboratories in biology for both the major and non-major student. In addition it can
The course treats the design of offshore mooring systems literally from the ground up: Starting with the anchor and its soils mechanics in the sea bed, via the mechanics of a single mooring line and system of lines. The course concludes by touching on other mooring concepts and the dynamic behavior of the moored object as a non-linear mechanical system.
Methods and algorithms for system design
System design is the central topic of this course. We move beyond the methods developed in circuit design (although we shall have interest in those) and consider situations in which the functional behavior of a system is the first object under consideration.
Accelerated motion in two dimensions
Motion in two dimensions with one dimensional acceleration (projectile) is analyzed with component motions in coordinate system, whereas motion in two dimensions with two dimensional acceleration (circular motion) is analyzed with the help of component accelerations - tangential and normal accelerations.
In this unit we will take a look at an overview of several body systems and how they relate to the Respiratory System. We will look at the structures and functions of each system
Detecting Genetically Modified Food by PCR
Genetic engineering is responsible for the so-called "second green revolution." Genes that encode herbicide resistance, insect resistance, drought tolerance, frost tolerance, and other traits have been added to many plants of commercial importance. In 2003, 167 million acres of farmland worldwide were planted in genetically modified (GM) crops equal to one fourth of total land under cultivation. The most widely planted GM crops are soybeans, corn, cotton, canola, and papaya. Two important tr
Bar Graph Mania
Use these activities to build and interpret data on bar graphs. Catch all the bugs in the system and put them in the correct column of the bar graph.
Nutritional Health,Food Production,and the Environment
This course provides an understanding of the complex and challenging public health issue of food security and in a world where one billion people are under-nourished while another billion are overweight. Explores the connections among diet, the current food production system, the environment and public health, considering factors such as economics, population and equity. Case studies are used to examine these complex relationships and as well as alternative approaches to achieving both local and
Learn with Pictures and Video S3 #20 - Don’t Shop in Mexican Spanish Without These Words
You’re at the Mall of Mexico, 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 [...]
Speaking Innovation to Power: The Uses and Abuses of Power in Social Innovation
Speaking innovation to power is a key element of successful, system changing, social innovations. This session will ground the dynamics of challenging and channeling existing power resources to support real change in cases as diverse as helping displaced persons camps in Eritrea, facilitating multistakeholder collaborations in British Columbia and changing the power dynamics of environmental organizations through the use of global search engines.
Pathways to Scale: From Prototyping to System Change
Explore the necessary conditions and models for taking innovative solutions to scale, with the ultimate objective of systemic change. Panel members will focus on sustainable transport systems and explore how this sector can serve as a model for scaling and engaging multiple stakeholders. Panel members will map their initiatives against a 5-stage model of innovation, from early prospecting, through prototyping and start-up enterprises, to networked solutions and, ultimately, system change.
Partnering for power: Leveraging private sector alliances
Access to private sector funding, supply chains, reach and expertise can help social entrepreneurs develop win/win scenarios. Health Care Without Harm and Kaiser Permanente promote better environmental and safety practices across the health care system worldwide. Root Capital and Starbucks create supply chains which promote development and protect the environment. College Summit and Deloitte equip American high schools to value their students’ success in college. Learn about the pros and cons
Social entrepreneurship in indigenous communities
This session will discuss different traditions of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship from the perspectives of three leaders from the ‘First Peoples’. It will explore the particular cultural forms which manifest altruistic orientations in an indigenous thought system. Presentations by ‘Chiefs’ from Canada, New Zealand and Latin America – on the power of indigenous thought systems to revitalize their own communities – will be followed by facilitated discussion.
This unit looks at some of the architectural and programming paradigms used in distributed system development. You will learn about synchronous and asynchronous message passing, distributed objects technology and event-based bus architecture, before finally moving on to tuple architecture.
Tobias Wunden talks about ETH Zurich's Replay system.
Engaging Developers with Open Source Projects - "The line of code that could"
This talk follows the creation of the speaker's first patch to the Moodle core code, showing the Open Development model from a first-hand perspective. It discusses the advantages of this process to the developer, his employer and the entire community. How does one contribute to an open source project? What are the thoughts, conversations and actions that lead to the creation of a contribution, and then, how does it get accepted into the project? This talk follows the creation of the speaker's fi
Tobias Wunden talks about ETH Zurich's Replay system.
Elections, Parties, and the Party System
Parties after 1945: continuities and change — Parties and the German State — The main parties: SPD — CDU — FDP — Greens — Party system and cleavage change — The 2005 Bundestag election
Colloquium - Week 5 MT09 (Senior Speaker)
"'Fly Genetics':What can fruit flies tell us about our immune system?"