Compare Human-made Objects with Natural Objects
In small groups, students will experiment and observe the similarities and differences between human-made objects and nature. The students will compare the function and structure of hollow bones with drinking straws, bird beaks, tool pliers, bat wings and airplane wings. A classroom discussion can be held to discuss similarities and differences that were observed along with follow up assessment activities such as journal writing and Venn diagrams.
4.6 New Lanark and the Falls of Clyde
Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime … these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert Owen, seen by some as a visionary and by others as a knave and a charlatan, sought to address in the early 1800s. This unit uses a series of essays written by Owen to explore the ideas of this important and controversial figure.
Panel: "Clearing the Air: Managing Air Quality to Benefit Health and Climate in India"
Sarath Guttikunda, assistant professor at Desert Research Institute and founder of Urban Emissions.Info in India; William K.M. Lau, chief of the laboratory for atmospheres at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and senior science adviser to the Hong Kong Observatory; and Danielle Meitiv, climate specialist at the Clean Air Task Force, will discuss this topic.
Winning secrets to teaching excellence
Using quirky metaphors, inspiring student questions and working day and night — these are some of the winning strategies that have led three Simon Fraser University professors to clinch an SFU 2010 Excellence in Teaching award. See also: http://at.sfu.ca/cwcBOy
What Is Renaissance Art?
The Renaissance period of art was full of great innovations as artists expanded their technical skills of making super-realistic images both in paint and in sculpture. This 2:23 long video explains the origins of the Renaissance art with information from an art historian, critic and curator. Unfortunately, there are no photos of the art as it is a talking head video.
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På onsdagen berättade Klartext att en mordmisstänkt man i Örebro har tagit livet av sig. Vi berättade också att det verkar om om bilföretaget Saab har svårt att betala sina räkningar.
Cell Phones in Schools
This seven minute video is an interview with two educators on how cell phones can be used in the classroom. Also talks about various other uses such as blogs, one cell classrooms, and using texting.
ISS Update - March 30, 2011
The International Space Station video update for March 30, 2011.
Russia's fossil fuel bonanza
Russia, a major global oil and gas producer, is set to benefit from high demand for fossil fuels after the turmoil in Libya and nuclear disaster in Japan but some analysts warn the future may not be as bright as it looks.
UK Barclays mulls HQ options
Barclays PLC has declined to comment on reports it's considering moving its headquarters out of London as the cost of holding more capital threatens to make the UK capital less attractive.
Blast kills at least 12 in Pakistan
A suspected suicide bomber blows himself up near an Islamist party gathering in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 12 people. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Obama vows to curb oil dependence
Summary of business headlines: Obama vows to cut U.S. oil imports by a third; Civil war hits Libyans in their pocketbooks as fear spreads; U.S. labor market continues recovery in March; Stocks rally in U.S. and Europe, Qihoo more than doubles in debut.
How a Hybrid Works
In Lesson 4, students conclude the Research and Revise step of the Legacy Cycle, as they investigate different forms of hybrid engines as well as briefly conclude a look at the different forms of potential energy.
Students learn the definition of a function by splitting into two groups, zebras and rhinoceroses. They are handed cards (either a zebra or a rhinoceros) and group together according to the rules of the club function. The students freeze in their groups after about two minutes, and if they are not following the rules of the club function, then they are not allowed into the club.
The Challenge Question
This lesson introduces the “Walk the Line” Challenge question. Students are asked to journal responses to the question and brainstorm what information they will need to answer the question. The ideas are shared with the class (or in pairs and then to the class, if class size is large). Students then read an interview with an engineer to gain a professional perspective on linear data sets and best-fit lines. Students brainstorm any additional ideas and add them to the list they produced alrea
Bernoulli’s principle relates the pressure of a fluid to its elevation and its speed. Bernoulli’s equation can be used to approximate these parameters in water, air or any fluid that has very low viscosity. Students learn about the relationships between the components of the Bernoulli equation through real-life engineering examples and practice problems.