Mice Rule! (Or Not)
Students explore the relationships between genetics, biodiversity, and evolution through a simple activity involving hypothetical wild mouse populations. First, students toss coins to determine what traits a set of mouse parents possesses, such as fur color, body size, heat tolerance, and running speed. Next they use coin tossing to determine the traits a mouse pup born to these parents possesses. These physical features are then compared to features that would be most adaptive in several differ
Student Greeting Highlights, 2011
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Just Passing Through? -Mediating Scales and Landscapes of Migration in the Dominican Republic.
Trans_Local Emil Rodríguez Garabot MIT- Humphrey Fellow, Dominican Republic 2010-2011. "The Mirador Sur Park and the 1998 Tsunami False Alarm" Anticipation, mobilization and outrageousness for a new ecological urbanity in Santo Domingo . Trans_National Deepak Lamba-Nieves- MIT-lDG, PhD Candidate "Social Remittances and Development Logics" Social Trans(actions) from Boston to Baní, and from Baní to Boston. Trans_Regional Shaney Peña Gómez- Prof. Landscape Arch. PUCMM in the Dominican Repub
Billy Bob Buzzard Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is Billy Bob Buzzard written by Terry Barnett Williams and illustrated by My Way in Education. In this story Billy Bob Buzzard likes to swing and sing. Everyone learns to be ok with being different. There is a pause, next, back button on each page. Each word is highlighted as it is read by narrator. This is a good resource to help build a literacy rich environment in the elementary classroom. It would work well in a listening
03.06.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Nach Standard & Poor's droht nun auch die Ratingagentur Moody's mit einer Überprüfung und möglichen Herabstufung der Kreditwürdigkeit der USA. Sollte es bis Mitte Juli keine Fortschritte bei Haushaltsgesprächen geben, werde das Rating wahrscheinlich herabgestuft, teilte Moody's in New York mit. Derzeit werd
What Makes a Good President?
Author and historian Alan Brinkley shares his thoughts on the alchemy of luck and chance in the Oval Office.
TRMM Rainmap Anomalies: Flooding in Mozambique
Rain maps derived from nearly three years of TRMM operations.
Order Whole Numbers with StudyJams
Whether you are putting scores in order to figure out who won the game or dates in order for a histor project, being able to order whole numbers is important. These step-by-step strategies from StudyJams will make it a cinch! A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this interactive link.
Posterior end of Daphnia underneath a one millimeter measuring grid.
Place Value - by StudyJams
Each digit in a number has a value. That means that a digit's place determines its value. Once you know the place values of numbers, reading any number will be a breeze. Learn more about place value with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
TRMM Biomass Burning - Smoke Inhibits Rainfall: Water Droplet Size, Precipitation and Fires March 1,
Correlated water droplet size, precipitation, and fires over northern Borneo on March 1, 1998
Inner Rocky Planets - Part 2
This video focuses on the little jagged worlds (or Inner Rocky Planets) from their birth to this day, and their compositions, structures, and their differences. (05:18)
Birds in the Band Read-Aloud Online Storybook (Musical Instruments)
This read-aloud is Birds in the Band written by Thesaurus Rhymewrite and illustrated by Joshua Murphy. This read-aloud is a cute song about different birds playing musical instruments. There is a next, back, and pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as it is read by the narrator. This would be a good resource to help introduce musical instruments in an elementary classroom. It would be beneficial for a listening center activity.
Olfaction and Chemical Communication
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in physiology and animal behavior, including student outlines, instructors notes, and suggested questions for laboratory reports.
The Beat Goes On (Activity)
In this activity, students learn about their heart rate and different ways it can be measured. Students construct a simple measurement device using clay and a toothpick, and then use this device to measure their heart rate under different circumstances (i.e., sitting, standing and jumping). Students make predictions and record data on a worksheet.
"The People Were Very Peaceable": The U.S. Senate Investigates the Haitian Occupation
Largely at the behest of American bankers, U.S. marines occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934. By 1919, Haitian Charlemagne Péralte had organized more than a thousand cacos, or armed guerrillas, to militarily oppose the marine occupation. The marines responded to the resistance with a counterinsurgency campaign that razed villages, killed thousands of Haitians, and destroyed the livelihoods of even more. The military atrocities and abuse of power during the Caco War of 1919–1920 led to a U.S. Sena
PediNeuroLogic Exam: Developmental Anatomy - Brain Growth
The newborn brain weighs 400 grams. At one year of age the brain weighs 1,000 grams. By 2 years of age the brain has reached 80 percent of its adult size. By 18 years of age the brain has reached its adult weight of 1400 grams. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
SeaWiFS Views the Whole World with Three Years of Data
By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing. A measurement of photosynthesis is essentially a measurement of successful growth, and growth means successful use of ambient carbon. Until now, scientists have only had a continuous record of photosynthesis on land. But following three years of continual data collected by the SeaWiFS instrument, NASA has gathered the first record of photosynthetic productivity in