1 Children's rights: general issues

The audio file in this unit considers the general issues of children's rights, and the possibilities and implications of imagining children as citizens. Within the discussion, ideas about childhood and children's needs are explored. Although the programme focuses specifically on children it is possible to link to the wider issue of social construction of difference and power. Some examples are given in these notes.

This audio file was recorded in 1998 and related to a TV programme on ch
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Introducing the Maths Toolbox

Below is a presentation that introduces that 12 concepts of the maths problem solving toolkit.  These tools are essential for students to become effective maths problem solvers.

Be sure to download the A3 and A4 posters associated with this also to put up around your classroom.  This resource is suitable for students of all
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EMOIS Nancy 2011 - Alimentation d’un registre épidémiologique de pédiatrie (video)

Alimentation d’un registre épidémiologique de pédiatrie. Comparaison d’une recherche plein texte sur le dossier médical versus PMSI.
Résumé : L’alimentation des registres épidémiologiques repose sur un recueil manuel de l’information. Avec le développement des SIH apparaît la possibilité d’alimenter semi automatiquement ces registres à partir des dossiers patients informatisés. Cependant, les données médicales numériques sont encore largement en plein texte. N
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4.4 Functions returning true or false
This unit will help you to understand the forms of data that are handled by software and look at the various processes that can be applied to the data. These ideas are demonstrated through the use of a supermarket till and illustrate how simple data sets can be manipulated.
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Problem Solving
Problem solving is the thought processes involved in solving a problem. It is both a means of developing students' knowledge of mathematics and a critical outcome of a good mathematics education. A mathematical problem, as distinct from an exercise, requires the solver to search for a method for solving the problem rather than following a set procedure. Mathematical problem solving, therefore, requires an understanding of relevant concepts, procedures, and strategies. To become good problem solv
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A global view of mobile trends
The custom research firm TNS is launching its Mobile Life 2011 study which shows the mobile web is becoming an increasingly important factor in the way people use their devices.
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Institute for Systems Biology: T1DBase
T1DBase was created jointly by the Institute for Systems Biology, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory to support the work of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) researchers. T1DBase currently "includes annotated genomic sequences for suspected T1D susceptibility regions; microarray data; functional annotation of genes active in beta cells; and 'global' datasets, generally from the literature,
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CSU Engine Web Pages
This resource on internal combustion engines comes from a mechanical engineering professor at Colorado State University. It is essentially an online textbook with three main chapters, which cover the topics of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics involved in engine operation. Users should have an understanding of basic engine components, and a background in calculus would be helpful. Some of the material is fairly conceptual, while other parts involve analytical derivations. Many s
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World AIDS Day 2004
From the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, this website provides information and images related to Worlds AIDS Day 2004. Notably, the site contains a downloadable version of the _AIDS Epidemic Update 2004_, which "provides the most recent estimates of the epidemic's scope and human toll, explores new trends in the epidemic's evolution, and features a special section on women and AIDS." In addition, site visitors can download a set of eleven epidemiological PowerPoint slides based on th
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Seaworld: Water
An educational lesson plan entitled Water is offered by the Seaworld teacher resources Web site. Objectives of the unit include having students identify the three phases of water, discuss the hydrologic cycle, describe the structure of the water molecule and the properties of water, explain ocean currents, and more. The well designed lesson allows students to study various topics by reading provided text and completing the activities described such as measuring salt content in water and estimati
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An Atlas of Cyberspaces
"CyberGeography is the study of the spatial nature of computer communications networks, particularly the Internet, the World-Wide Web and other electronic 'places' that exist behind our computer screens, popularly referred to as cyberspace." The Atlas of Cyberspaces highlights many efforts from around the world to visualize this type of information. Some of the features have links to download software tools, like an experimental browser that portrays Web sites as three dimensional buildings (the
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CICLOPS : The Cassini Imaging Page
The CICLOPS site contains a flight log, updates, and images from the Cassini mission to the outer planets. NASA is releasing new pictures almost every day on the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory Operations (CICLOPS) web site.
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Keeping Cool at Deep-Sea Vents
This Astrobiology Magazine article reports that a research team of marine scientists has determined that water chemistry controls the location and distribution of two species of weird worms inhabiting deep-sea hydrothermal vent sites: the tubeworm (Riftia pachyptila) and Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana). The article includes color images of the worms and monitoring equipment, links to related web pages and other astrobiology resources, and an MP3 machine text-to-speech function.
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Putting a Twist on Inquiry
After studying linear motion and learning the basic concepts involved, (inertia, force, friction), middle level students can apply their learning to nonlinear situations. Using toy tops is one way to teach students the basic concepts of nonlinear motion in a fun and engaging way. In this activity, students design, construct, and test tops, then present their designs to the rest of the class.
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Earth and Space
In earth and space science, students study the origin, structure, and physical phenomena of the earth and the universe. Earth and space science studies include concepts in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy.
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2.14 Summing up
This unit is concerned with macroevolution – the patterns and processes of evolution above the species level. A crucial consideration in macroevolutionary studies is that of the evolutionary relationships (phylogeny) of the organisms in question. The unit begins with an introduction to the scope of macroevolutionary studies and illustrates methods of reconstructing phylogeny, from both morphological and molecular data.
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Which Roof is Tops?
When you walk or drive around your neighborhood what do the roofs look like? What if you lived in an area with a different climate, how would that effect the style of roof that you might find. This is an introductory activity to explore the advantages of different roof shapes for different climates or situations.
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Digital Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), once used predominantly by experts in cartography and computer programming, have become more and more pervasive in both business and consumer use. This unit explores GIS in general as a technology for about which more can be learned, and it also explores applications of that technology. Students will especially get to experience GIS technology through the use of Google Earth on the environmental topic of plastics in the ocean in an area known as the Great Pa
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The Portable Fluid Power Demonstrator (PFPD)
Working as teams, students learn the basics of fluid power design using the PFPD as their investigative platform. Students will investigate the similarities and differences between using pneumatic and hydraulic power in the PFPD. While the main components of the PFPD have been previously assembled, the students must determine the correct way to connect the valves to the actuators using the colored, plastic tubing. Once connected correctly, students may have timed challenges between others to tes
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Human Power
Students do work by lifting a known mass over a period of time. The mass and measured distance and time is used to calculate force, work, energy and power in metric units. The students’ power is then compared to horse power and the power required to light a 60 W light bulb.
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