Drifting Continents
This activity is a teacher-led demonstration of continental drift and includes a math worksheet for students involving the calculation of continental drift over time. Students will understand what continental drift is, why it occurs, and how earthquakes occur because of it.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies
Students apply the mechanical advantages and problem-solving capabilities of six types of simple machines (wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley) as they discuss modern structures in the spirit of the engineers and builders of the great pyramids. While learning the steps of the engineering design process, students practice teamwork, creativity and problem solving.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Tower Investigation and the Egg
Towers have been a part of developed society for centuries. Towers serve a variety of purposes, from lookouts to cellular towers. In this activity student groups will build three types of towers, engineering them to hold an egg one foot high for 15 seconds.
Author(s): Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,

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Light Plants and Dark Plants, Wet Plants and Dry Ones
Students plant sunflower seeds in plastic cups, and once germinated, these are exposed to different conditions of light levels and/or soil moisture contents. During exposure of the plants to these different conditions, students measure growth of the seedlings every few days using non-standard measurement (inch cubes). After a few weeks, they compare the growth of plants exposed to the different conditions, and make pictorial bar graphs that demonstrate these comparisons.
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

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Supplies
In this lesson, students will determine what supplies they will take with them to survive their trip through the Amazon. Students will use estimation and basic math skills to determine how much they can carry and what they can use to survive in the Amazon and how much they can carry until they reach their destination.
Author(s): Adventure Engineering,

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Testing the Caverns - Optional
This activity provides a fun, activity-based closure to the Asteroid Impact unit. Students build model caverns using paper mache or clay and bury them in a tray of sand. Next, they test the models by dropping balls onto them to simulate an asteroid hitting the earth. By molding paper mache around a balloon to form a dome, or around a small cardboard box to form a rectangular structure, students will be able to build their caverns.
Author(s): Adventure Engineering,

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Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
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Gary Hirshberg: Make Money and Save the World

Environmental activist and businessperson Gary Hirshberg calls on individuals to realize their power to effect change in the marketplace — "the power of one" — while proving that environmental commitment makes for a healthier planet and a healthier bottom line.

Hirshberg, president and "CE-Yo" of Stonyfield Farm, Inc. — the world's largest organic yogurt company — discusses how business can both save the planet and deliver higher growth and superior profits.


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6.1.2 Using a screen reader with PDFs
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Author(s): The Open University

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5.1 What is a computer virus?
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Author(s): The Open University

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Open Classroom: Demography is Destiny 03-30-11 #4
Open Classroom Series 03-30-11 Demography is Destiny Can America Afford an Aging Society: Who will work? Who will pay taxes? Barry Bluestone and Deborah Banda
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The Clemson Area
Clemson students Tayler Easton and Adam Dorsam, along with Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management professor Denise Anderson, discuss what they love about the Clemson area.
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An Expert Survey on the Barriers and Enables of Open Educational Practices
An Expert Survey on the Barriers and Enables of Open Educational Practices
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1.3.5 Histograms and scatterplots: summary
This Unit will introduce you to a number of ways of representing data graphically and of summarising data numerically. You will learn the uses for pie charts, bar charts, histograms and scatterplots. You will also be introduced to various ways of summarising data and methods for assessing location and dispersion.
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Ion Exchange Chromatography
This website contains an ion chromatography simulator that can be run on-line or can be downloaded. The simulator focuses on separations of proteins using Ion Chromatography. Also included is hyperlinked reference information, an example of a homework assignment using the simulator, and some information on protein structures.(note this is an archived version of this site, as the original has been moved).
Author(s): Paul A. Craig

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Lecture 5b: Functional Analysis - Infinite products and Tychonoff's theorem
The sixth class in Dr Joel Feinstein's Functional Analysis module is a revision of finite products of topological spaces. Further module materials are available for download from The University of Nottingham open courseware site: http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/resource.aspx?hid=bd32d53b-3c12-ac19-176b-d9e112731951 and on iTunes U: http://itunesu.nottingham.ac.uk/albums/64.rss Dr Feinstein's blog may be viewed at: http://explainingmaths.wordpress.com Dr Joel Feinstein is an Associate Pro
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ScienceNow: Disaster in Japan
This ScienceNow event, held on March 29, 2011, presented five expert perspectives on the science behind the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crises that have engulfed Japan. Event Panelists Susan Beck, Professor, Geosciences, University of Arizona Beck provided an overview of the earthquakes and tsunamis that are at the core of Japan's catastrophe. Her research involves using broadband seismology to understand mountain belts, earthquakes and faulting. Current studies include earthquakes and Ear
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Cloud Cover Episode 42 - The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything (also DataMarket)

Join Wade and Steve each week as they cover the Windows Azure Platform. You can follow and interact with the show @CloudCoverShow.

In this episode, Christian "Littleguru" Liensberger joins Steve and Wade as they discuss the Windows Azure Market
Author(s): Wade Wegner

World TB Day Tuberculosis in the 21st Century: David Rochkind
David Rochkind, photojournalist and Pulitzer Center grantee, features his photos and personal stories from people in South Africa, India and Moldova with TB.
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ISS Update - April 1, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 1, 2011.
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