Engineering Design Challenges
This site presents challenges faced by NASA engineers who are developing the next generation of aerospace vehicles. The challenges: thermal protection systems, spacecraft structures, electrodynamic propulsion systems, propellers, and personal satellite assistants. Students design, build, test, re-design, and re-build models that meet specified design criteria, using the same analytical skills as engineers.
NSF Scrub Club
The Scrub Club® program is the first of its kind – a fun, interactive and educational Web site (www.scrubclub.org) that teaches children the proper way to wash their hands. The site consists of a Webisode interactive games, educational music, downloadable activities for kids, educational materials for teachers and program information for parents. Note: The Scrub Club® is designed for children who are 3 to 8 years of age. Children in this age range are at different cognitive and developmental
Evolution of High-Throughput Data
Approaches to gene therapy and computational models. Lecture from the Women in Bioinformatics series. Tina M. Hernandez-Boussard, Ph.D. Scientific Curator, Computational Biologist, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine. PharmGKB at Stanford University.
Backward to the Future
Oral histories not only help us to recall important memories, but when told to children in the form of storytelling, they also provide a connection to the real world and give children a place within their own community. Oral histories help to explain events in one's life while providing an account of the time remembered. In this lesson, students watch a video of a personal history and learn the difference between primary sources and secondary sources of information. They learn how technology and
Language arts: esoteric vocabulary games
These games are based on my personal vocabulary that I come across in white papers for teaching and academia. The level is suitable for late secondary school upwards. Words are tested using mystery word games. The current database of words and definitions has a size of 40.
Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds
In this activity students observe and sketch clouds, describing their forms. They initially generate descriptions of a personal nature and then move toward building a more scientific vocabulary. They then correlate their descriptions with the standard classifications using the ten cloud types identified for GLOBE. Each student develops a personal cloud booklet to be used in conjunction with the GLOBE Cloud Chart. . The intended outcome is that students will be able to identify cloud types using
Lunch Poems: Cornelius Eady
Cornelius Eady's poetry meets the world's absurdities head-on with his own deft paradoxes. His highly personal use of language never detracts from its hard-hitting content. Eady's seven books of poetry include The Autobiography of a Jukebox, and his latest, Brutal Imagination. He's won the Academy of American Poets' Lamont Prize and teaches creative writing at CCNY.
Driving Through Geologic Time - An analogy
This activity uses an analogy to illustrate the scale of geologic time and our limited view of the Earth's history. It relates the history of the Earth to a drive across the country. The drive is 4560 km (rough distance between Washington D.C. and Seattle), with 1 km equaling one million years of Earth's history. This analogy is used by the author as a springboard to talk about the limits of our personal perceptions and experiences when making conclusions. Learning goals, context for use, teachi
Pipestone Quarry and Westward Expansion: Whose Rock is This Anyway?
This lesson is designed to emphasize how individuals' worldviews affect their method of expressing themselves and of telling stories. People describing the same thing will convey very different things depending on their worldviews (composed of their personal philosophy, religion, and even their job or discipline). Students will compare primary documents and analyze the motives of the speaker, and the author's intended audience. They will respond to these comparisons in writing and then by creati
Automobile Choices and Alternative Fuels
In this lesson students will compare and make distinctions among 5 alternative fuels. They will understand the impact of different types of fuel on: a. the environment b. lifestyle c. the economy/personal finances of car choices. They will also use critical thinking skills to support multi-step decision-making for buying a car.
Frederic Remington: The Color of Night
Frederic Remington (1861–1909) has long been celebrated as one of the most gifted interpreters of the American West. Initially, his western images appeared as illustrations in popular journals. As he matured, however, Remington turned his attention away from illustration, concentrating instead on painting and sculpture. About 1900 he began a series of paintings that took as their subject the color of night. Before his premature death in 1909 at age forty-eight, Remington completed more than se
This is an exhibit that features the works of French artists who painted in the time of Napoleon. With the revolution, French painting resumed its moral and political purpose and embraced the style known as neoclassicism. After 1789, artists increasingly sought noble themes of public virtue and personal sacrifice from the history of ancient Greece or Rome.
World History Survey Course on the Web
World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to fu
Ancient World Mapping Center
Cooperating with faculty at UNC-CH, and with the scholars who commission custom maps from the AWMC for their publications, we are developing a collection of free digital maps for educational use. This effort gives teachers and students an expanding set of small-scale reference maps for classroom and personal use. Each may be downloaded from the website in multiple formats. A blank version of each map -- suitable for map quizzes and customization -- is usually available.
Gcompris : Verzameling educatieve programma's Gcompris staat voor het Franse “J’ai compris” (ik heb het begrepen). Het is een verzameling educatieve programma’s voor kinderen van twee tot tien jaar. Naast de meer dan vijftig kleine activiteiten die in …
Gcompris staat voor het Franse “J’ai compris” (ik heb het begrepen).
Het is een verzameling educatieve programma’s voor kinderen van twee tot tien jaar. Naast de meer dan vijftig kleine activiteiten die in …
Portland Guitar Duo
The Portland Guitar Duo spent an afternoon playing music in the Memorial Union at Oregon State University. This is their performance of Spanish Dance no. 2 'Oriental' by E. Granados.
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
Hypothesis Testing of Single Mean and Single Proportion: Examples
Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D.
This module provides examples of Hypothesis Testing of a Single Mean and a Single Proportion as a part of the Collaborative Statistics collection (col10522) by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean.
Making a Shoebox Budget
This video is a detailed tutorial on creating a budget. An enthusiastic presenter explains the steps of tracking spending for one month, grouping spending into categories, adding up amounts in categories, finding ways to reduce spending, writing categories, and assigning dollar amounts to each category. This video may appeal to students because she mentions budgeting for video games, movies, etc. (6:22)
Kant on race and economic globalization: On just trade and free trade
Dr Pauline Kleingeld (University of Leiden) gives a paper for the 2010 Kant and Colonialism Conference held at Nuffield College, Oxford. Introduced by Dr Tomothy Walingore.