Navigating at the Speed of Satellites
For thousands of years, navigators have looked to the sky for direction. Today, celestial navigation has simply switched from using natural objects to human-created satellites. A constellation of satellites, called the Global Positioning System, and hand-held receivers allow for very accurate navigation. In this lesson, students investigate the fundamental concepts of GPS technology — trilateration and using the speed of light to calculate distances.
Who’s Down the Well?
Students learn about several possible scenarios of contamination to drinking water, which comes from many different sources, including surface water and groundwater. They analyze the movement of sample contaminants through groundwater, in a similar way to how environmental engineers analyze the physical properties of groundwater to predict how and where surface contaminants travel.
In this activity, students act as environmental engineers involved with the clean up of a toxic spill. Using bioremediation as the process, students select which bacteria they will use to eat up the pollutant spilled. Students learn how engineers use bioremediation to make organism degrade harmful chemicals. Engineers must make sure bacteria have everything they need to live and degrade contaminants for bioremediation to happen. Students learn about the needs of living things by setting up an ex
Convert It Now
Students convert measurements made in a previous lesson/activity to a different measurement system in order to relate the imperial and metric systems, and practice the factor-label method of mathematical unit conversion operations.
Thinking Green: Grow Your Own
This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national science education standards. Student engagement with agriculture and gardening can not only fill a knowledge gap but also tap in to the affective domain. Students can get involved in community gardens, or collaboratively plan, plant, and cultivate a school garden, indoors, or out.
Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment
While there are many strategies for improving the educational process, we need a way to find out what works and what doesnt work as well. Educational assessment seeks to determine just how well students are learning and is an integral part of our quest for improved education. The nation is pinning greater expectations on educational assessment than ever before. We look to these assessment tools when documenting whether students and institutions are truly meeting education goals. But we must stop
Edd Presnell: Dulcimer Maker
Edd Presnell, a mountain craftsman and native of Watauga County, North Carolina, demonstrates and comments on the construction of a dulcimer. Presnell learned his craft from his father-in-law. Film includes a brief performance on a finished dulcimer by his wife, Nettie. This 16mm film is archived in the Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader collection in the Archives of Appalachia, East Tennesse State University.
Arts & Crafts, Traditional, Work / Appalachia / 1973
Ready, Set, SCIENCE!: Putting Research to Work in K-8 Science Classrooms
What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences? Ready, Set, Science! guides the way with an account of the groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research into teaching and learning science in kindergarten through eighth grade. Based on the recen
The lemon battery challenge
In this activity, students will learn how a chemical reaction can produce electricity. Learners will create a wet-cell battery to determine how much power it takes to run an electric car.
Explore a few of the ways plants pollinate each other in this video segment from Sexual Encounters of a Floral Kind.
The 13 Clocks
This video version of The 13 Clocks by James Thurber includes text, narration, and pictures. It is listed on the CoreStandards.org website as part of the suggested reading material for grades 2-3. (10:00)
Charles Dutoit and Matias Tarnopolsky
Cal Performances Director Matias Tarnopolsky and maestro Charles Dutroit discuss the program that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs in Berkeley including works by Kodály, Liszt and Brahms on January 28, 2012.
Male Weedy Seadragon Carrying Eggs on Abdomen
This very short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a male Weedy Seadragon carrying eggs on his abdomen. Weedy seadragons are one of only two species of seadragons, the second is known as the leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) due to the greater number of leaf-like appendages along its body. Seadragons resemble the seahorses to which they are related, having a bony-plated body and elongated snout; their tails are not prehensile however. This is a great resource to help buil
Meet our Nurse Ambassadors: Tracy Statter, RN, BSN, CPEN
Tracy Statter RN, is one of our youngest senior clinical nurses. She's a great example of one of the most fundamental principles of our culture: merit matters most. View her video to learn more. You can also send your questions to Tracy on our Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing Related Links: UMMC Nursing http://www.umm.edu/nursing/index.htm Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing UMMC Awards and Honors htt
Meet our Nurse Ambassadors: Jeremy Kirlew, RN, BSN
Jeremy Kirlew creates learning experiences to assure every nurse in the cardiac catheterization lab is well versed in its ever more sophisticated technology. View his video to learn more. You can also send your questions to Jeremy on our Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing Related Links: UMMC Nursing http://www.umm.edu/nursing/index.htm Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing UMMC Awards and Honors http://ww
Crown Forum: Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest
Nine finalists competed for the winning spots for the Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest. The topic for this year's competition is Men of Morehouse: Shattering the Silence Concerning Caliginous and Ineffectual Solutions to Global ills of Modern Society.
The 2012 CLARK KERR LECTURES - Contemporary Trends: Diagnoses and Conditional Predictions
The 2012 CLARK KERR LECTURES Lecture 3: Contemporary Trends: Diagnoses and Conditional Predictions The third lecture turns to the present and future. The lecturer initially sketches a """"perfect storm"""": a confluence of adverse economic, political, and institutional changes that, to many, spell revolutionary transformation if not doom for higher education. In the remainder he assesses the most salient of these changes in the context of what our institutions of higher education have become.
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz: Challenges of global health
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, delivers a public lecture at Madingley Hall on 24 November 2011. The lecture is chaired by Dr Ron Zimmern, Chairman of the Foundation for Genomics and Population Health, and introduced by Dr Rebecca Lingwood, Director of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge. Please note that the lecture proper begins at the 4:05 minute point in the video.
Electric Vehicles - the race is on
Experiential, hands-on learning is the goal of the WSU Electric Vehicle Team, one of 30 clubs in the College of Engineering and Architecture. Mentored by Kirk Reinkens, students design and build one-person vehicles powered by AC electrical systems. Their skills are tested in nationally recognized Electrathons, where drivers compete to see how fast and far their cars can go in an hour.
Energy Flow in Communities
In Session 1, we saw that one characteristic of life was the need for a constant supply of matter and energy. Why is this? What’s the difference between the two? The next two sessions explore these questions. Session 7 focuses on energy and life, while Session 8 focuses on matter and life