ISS Update - June 19, 2012
The International Space Station video update for June 19, 2012.
"Sonnet 4 - Unthrifty Loveliness, Why Dost Thou Spend..." by William Shakespeare (poetry reading)
Shakespeare was fond of puns. At the time this was written, the word "spend" at the end of the first line had a double meaning. It meant to ejaculate. They had the idea that the body made only a limited supply of procreative fluid - and that it deteriorated in quality with expenditure. The poem advises the young man to ration his usage of semen to create an heir and pass on his beauty - and not use it "for having traffic with thyself alone". It's interesting that they were aware that se
VUCast: Laughing Gas For Labor
This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Laughing gas for labor Searching for alien planets What Vanderbilt WON at the Liberty Bowl
Impact of Obama jobs plan on small business
Jan. 11 - Rafael Pastor, CEO of small business coaching organization Vistage, discusses the impact of President Obama's latest job creation proposals.
The French Summer School - Dans la Cuisine, Part 2
The native French speaker in this video show how to order a meal with preferences during this four-minute video. The speaker recites the meal preferences while images and French words appear on the screen. The viewer may have been better served if each phrase was said more than once and slower.
i-Willy : Educatief spel i-Willy is een educatief en grappig spel voor kinderen. Je maak er zelf je eigen quiz met behulp van afbeeldingen en geluiden. Elke verpakking bevat een reeks van interactieve grafische bladen met geluiden en scores, handig voor het leren …
i-Willy is een educatief en grappig spel voor kinderen. Je maak er zelf je eigen quiz met behulp van afbeeldingen en geluiden. Elke verpakking bevat een reeks van interactieve grafische bladen met geluiden en scores, handig voor het leren …
Singing fingers Met deze app is het mogelijk om spraak te oefenen, maar ook om er muziek mee te maken. Kinderen maken op het scherm een tekening en spreken op hetzelfde moment iets in, bijvoorbeeld een liedjestekst of een naam. Wanneer je nadien dezelfde stappen …
Met deze app is het mogelijk om spraak te oefenen, maar ook om er muziek mee te maken. Kinderen maken op het scherm een tekening en spreken op hetzelfde moment iets in, bijvoorbeeld een liedjestekst of een naam. Wanneer je nadien dezelfde stappen …
Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectural Design (Measuring the Impact of Media on Architectura
The relationship between the media and architectural design can be an important factor and can influence the design outcome. However, the nature, direction and magnitude of this relationship are unknown. Consequently, there have been many speculative claims about this relationship and almost none of them are supported with empirical research studies. In order to investigate these claims and to provide a testable framework, an empirical study has been conducted. A set of quantitative measures was
Team Teaching: Two Teachers, Three Subjects, One Project
A pair of educators are sanguine about their art, biology, and multimedia program as they discuss what it is like to work as partners in the classroom and the good and problematic value in team teaching. This four minute video has some good insights.
Lauren Myracle: 2011 National Book Festival
Lauren Myracle appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Lauren Myracle is a best-selling author, and her latest books include the dramatic young-adult mystery "Shine" and "Violet" in Bloom, from her tween "Flower Power Book" series. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5382.
Even a Jailbird can Learn the Gas Laws - Part 3 - Gay-Lussac's Law
This video explains the concepts behind Gay-Lussac's law, as well as works through the math required in order to solve a problem involving Gay-Lussac's law. The computer-generated voices can be annoying to some, but high-school students generally find them amusing. This video was created because a high-school chemistry teacher requested an entertaining video about the gas laws - because she has found that her students are generally bored with the topic. (5:15)
The Boxes Go Mobile
To display the results from the previous activity, each student designs and constructs a mobile that contains a duplicate of his or her original box, the new cube-shaped box of the same volume, the scraps that are left over from the original box, and pertinent calculations of the volumes and surface areas involved.
Surfactants: Helping Molecules Get Along
Students learn about the basics of molecules and how they interact with each other. They learn about the idea of polar and non-polar molecules and how they act with other fluids and surfaces. Students acquire a conceptual understanding of surfactant molecules and how they work on a molecular level. They also learn of the importance of surfactants, such as soaps, and their use in everyday life. Through associated activities, students explore how surfactant molecules are able to bring together two
A quantitative illustration of how non-renewable resources are depleted while renewable resources continue to provide energy. The activity requires students to remove beads (units of energy) from a bag (representing a country). A certain number of beads are removed from the bag each “year.” At some point, no non-renewable beads remain. Groups of students have different ratios of renewable and non-renewable energy beads. A comparison of the remaining beads and time when they ran out of energy
Reaction Exposed: The Big Chill!
Students investigate the endothermic reaction involving citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and water to produce carbon dioxide, water, and sodium citrate. In the presence of water [H2O]; citric acid [C6H8O7] and sodium bicarbonate [NaHCO3] (also known as baking soda) react to form sodium citrate [Na3C6H5O7], water [H2O], and carbon dioxide [CO2]. Students test a stoichiometric version of the reaction followed by testing various perturbations on the stoichiometric version were each reactant (citric
Oceans, climate and weather
What is the difference between weather and climate? What do the oceans have to do with them? Weather is the day-to-day state of the atmosphere and its short-term (minutes to weeks) variation. Climate is typically described by the regional patterns of seasonal temperature and precipitation over 30 years. The averages of annual temperature, rainfall, cloud cover, and depth of frost penetration are all typical climate-related statistics. The oceans influence the worlds climate by storing solar ener
Life on the Moon
Sudents learn about the physical properties of the Moon. They compare these to the properties of the Earth to determine how life would be different for people living on the Moon. Using their understanding of these differences, they think about what types of products engineers would need to design for humans to live comfortably on the Moon.
How Do Seasonal Temperature Patterns Vary Among Different Regions of the World?
The purpose of this resource is to have students use GLOBE visualizations to display student data on maps and to learn about seasonal changes in regional and global temperature patterns. Students learn how sunlight spreads over the Earth at different times of the year, emphasizing the solstices and the equinoxes. Students investigate the effect of the Earth.s tilt on the spread of sunlight by modeling different tilts using a three-dimensional polyhedron which they construct from paper. Students
The Relationship between Science and Technology
In this lesson, Students will discuss the technology(ies) that powers satellites and enable(s) them to move through space. They will be introduced to the concept of “attitude control” and the role technology has in the design of spacecrafts, as well as engage in an angular momentum experiment.