Extraction, Assay, and Light Activation of NADP+-3-Phosphoglyceraldehyde Dehydrogenase
This exercise is useful as an introduction to an open-ended semester research project, suitable for third year students.
Size-Selective Feeding of Zooplankton by Fish
This laboratory exercise is an experiment to test the size-selective predation hypothesis. Bluegill sunfish are placed in an aquarium containing a range of sizes of a crustacean, Daphnia, and fish stomach contents are examined to determine which size range was eaten.
"We Want Real Jobs:" Sandra White and Brenda Steward on the Work Experience Program in New York City
During the 1960's and 1970's welfare reform movements from the left sought to increase benefits and expand community power, but in 1996 critics from the right passed the federal Welfare Reform Act to limit the program by imposing time-limits and restrictions on welfare benefits. In New York City, the Work Experience Program (WEP), or workfare, initiated in conjunction with the 1996 act, required welfare recipients to "pay off" their welfare benefits by working menial jobs for the city at well be
Leon Sverdlove On the Taft-Hartley Act
The Taft-Hartley Act, passed in 1947, symbolized the anti-labor climate of postwar America. The act expanded the power of employers and the government to prevent union organizing and strikes, and made it difficult for unions to take industrial action. The most difficult aspect of the bill for many unions to swallow required labor leaders to declare themselves to be non-Communist if they wanted to participate in NLRB elections. While many union members, like Leon Sverdlove of the Jewelry Workers
"There Grew Up this Whole Culture and Feeling of Sisterhood:" Shelley Ettinger Recalls Working for t
Although the 1970's saw an increase of women entering non-traditional and unionized jobs, many skilled and building trades remained effectively closed to women. As a result, in many cities throughout the 1970's and 1980's, private and city bus companies provided important opportunities for women interested in non-traditional jobs. Boasting large numbers of women and lesbians and an atmosphere of social tolerance, these jobs were seen as gay-friendly and provided female workers with a strong voic
The Analysis of Liquid Crystal Phases using Polarized Optical Microscopy
Changsheng Xiang, Andrew R. Barron
Liquid crystals (LCs) have tremendous applications in industry fields such as LCs display, LCs thermometer and polymers. In this paper, different types of LCs with its unique property will be […]
Vous connaissez le chemin the Santenay?: giving a route description
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to write a summary of a route description.
To Clone or Not to Clone: That is the Question?
Students will learn the basics of cloning through some interactive web sites. Students will then be able to decide on whether to clone or not to clone and develop a well researched and supported debate topic. Students will make connections to the novel "The House of the Scorpion" after completing this project.
The NASA Health Stabilization Program
This NASA Sci Files segment describes the NASA Health Stabilization Program, a quarantine system for soon-to-fly astronauts. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to m
Lesson 79 – Coffee Break Spanish
It’s the penultimate episode of this season of Coffee Break Spanish and we continue to follow the adventures of María-José and Andrew as they come to the end of their time together in Spain. This week Andrew is signing up for his course in the ayuntamiento and needs to ask for some directions. We’ll here [...]
Economic Update on WBAI 99.5FM April 23rd - Guest Costas Panayotakis
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This 1:36 long video is about the art of origami and its rich history and tradition. This video teaches the words used, equipment needed and symbols. This is the first of six videos. The other videos show how to make various designs. A good starter video.
The Solar System - Space School
This four minute video is about how the solar system was formed. Planets were formed by pieces of debris colliding into each other
until it formed a planet. The sun's gravity held them in orbit. Each of the planets is quickly shown with some debate about Pluto. Dwarf planets are explained. A good overview.
The Human Body by StudyJams
The human body is an incredible, complex system built with different cells. Similar cells get together to form tissue, like muscle tissue. All of these tissues form the organisms that keep everything running smoothly in the body. Learn more about the human body with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music with information written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included in this link.
Turning Points in History - Hammurabi's Code of Laws
A uniform set of laws becomes necessary with the rise of cities in order to keep order and this 3:32 minute video explains how law came from the Hammurabi in what is now Iraq. A good history that helps students understand how law came to be and why it is needed.
Improving Basketball Skills : How to Dunk a Basketball
There are many ways to dunk a basketball; however, the fundamental rule when dunking the ball is to start jumping three to five feet before the basket. This 2:12 video reviews how to hold the ball and the jump. Too basic and lacking insights such as take-off leg, how to hold the ball, and landing.
How To Shoot Three Pointers In Basketball
This 1:24 minute video has some quality issues, but offers a brief overview of how to take a three point shot. Too brief to help most students and does not show the proper way to hold the ball or how to aim or follow-through. Best used as an introduction.
Gaming to Re-engage Boys in Learning
At TEDxPSU, Ali Carr-Chellman pinpoints three reasons boys are tuning out of school in droves, and lays out her bold plan to re-engage them: bringing their culture into the classroom, with new rules that let boys be boys, and video games that teach as well as entertain.
Ali Carr-Chellman is an instructional designer and author who studies the most effective ways to teach kids and to make changes at school. (12:30)
Using Nature to Grow Batteries
Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. At TEDxCaltech, she shows us how it's done. (10:26)
John Adams Presidency and the Alien and Sedition Acts
This video discusses John Adams and the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts as well as the Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions and packing the courts. The five minute video does an excellent job of explaining these acts and adds insights into John Adams and the Federalist Party.