6.6.2 Hibernation-induction trigger
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the
3.4 Preparing to move on – connecting theory with skills This section has been encouraging you to think about using two additional sources to help you prepare for change. The first of these sources has been other people that you know. The second has been a selection of ‘academic’ theory that can be linked to learning. We hope that this has added to your knowledge and understanding of your own learning. In this next section, the focus shifts to gauging how your work with these two sources has used and (we hope) developed a number of y
This section has been encouraging you to think about using two additional sources to help you prepare for change. The first of these sources has been other people that you know. The second has been a selection of ‘academic’ theory that can be linked to learning. We hope that this has added to your knowledge and understanding of your own learning.
In this next section, the focus shifts to gauging how your work with these two sources has used and (we hope) developed a number of y
Chimpanzees and their needs
Chimpanzees need water, air, food, and shelter.
Digital Earth Workbench: 3D Hurricane Luis
The Digital Earth Workbench is an interactive application that runs on a SGI Onyx Infinite Reality system and is controlled by an Immersive Workbench, tracked stereo glasses, and a tracked wand. The application allows an unprecedented freedom to roam georeferenced datasets at multiple resolutions and timescales. This animation is one of a series of direct screen captures of the application in operation. The occasional menu appearance denotes direct intervention by the operator to add or delete d
Get Your Motor Running
Students investigate motors and electromagnets as they construct their own simple electric motors using batteries, magnets, paper clips and wire.
Ferns attached to a forest rock
Ferns have small, branched leaves, not to reduce gas exchange and water loss, but to increase the surface area for spore producing structures. This demonstrates that plants develop certain characteristics for very different reasons.
Architects and Engineers
Students explore the interface between architecture and engineering. In the associated hands-on activity, students act as both architects and engineers by designing and building a small parking garage.
David Gergen at Elon University Convocation
David Gergen, Senior Political Analyst for CNN, talks about current issues the government faces during Elon University's Spring Convocation for Honors April 7, 2011.
Explain which fish you would want to be in this school and why.
" Over the Hump and Jump"- Counting with Transitional Numbers
This computer-animated video provides practice counting with transitional numbers, numbers ending with nine. The video shows the "nine" numbers climbing to the top of a mountain with the "tens" number being the summit. Many examples are given. ( 2:55)
Plants That Aren't Plants: Mosses and Lichens
Mosses and lichens are not given much attention in introductory biology laboratory courses, in part because instructors lack skills necessary to cover the topic-namely, moss leaf cross sectioning and lichen chemical spot tests. Acquiring confidence in just these two techniques, as well as familiarity with basic terminology, lays a foundation for further investigation.
Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
The Berkeley Institute of the Environment announces its first annual Distinguished Lecture, featuring Lester R. Brown. Mr. Brown has been called "one of the planet's most important thinkers" and a "guru of the environmental movement." He is founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute, and author or co-author of 50 books related to the environment.
Striking a Solar Balance by NASA
A short video by NASA discussing how the solar and thermal energy balance effects climate change and global warming. for more information see: http://www.nasa.gov
UCSD Organic Lab: Extraction
Training video for organic lab technique.
Thermography allows the investigator to create a 3 dimensional image based on infrared emissions from tissue. Warmer tissues show up as yellow and white, whereas darker colors represent cooler structures. Malignant tumors are metabolically active and appear yellow and white on the images. Metastatic melanoma in left inguinal lymphonodes - metastatic melanoma in left leg -Prof. Camillo O. Di Cicco, MD
Vision and Challenges
This video presents the history of Grid development, an overview of the European Union Akogrimo research project, its visions and challenges in the development of a Next Generation Grid.
Lines of Force
"Lines of Force" opens with footage of a dramatic explosion. For most of the piece, the screen is divided, into a triptych at first, and slowly into horizontal and vertical bars. Electronically manipulated footage shows a man walking, a marching band, ferns, cartoons, a window, and a train arriving on a set of tracks. The naturally occurring lines in the array of images presented mirror the electronically created bars and lines that divide the screen. Natural scenes provide a respite from the fr
Microbe Lab (MWV13)
MicrobeWorld visits the Marian Koshland Science Museum for "Microbe Lab,” a free day of activities for the general public. In this episode we interview Erika Shugart, deputy director of the Koshland Museum, about "Microbe Lab” and the Crack Koshie’s Curious Case: A Disease Detective Mission activity. Next, we talk with Nagla Fetouh, Education Program Manager for the Koshland Museum, who led a disease exchange activity that teaches people about ways to control the spread of infectious disea