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
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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
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The relevance of role playing in environmental education.
This article published by the Commission on Biology Education summarizes a study of the relevance of role-playing in environmental education. The researchers created different role-plays and analyzed them in light of certain values that 8 to 10 year-old children were able to distinguish. They determined that role-plays do have an impact and they facilitate the emergence of values such as solicitude, aestheticism, solidarity, tolerance, responsibility and autonomy.
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Scientist Uses Tombstones to Track Environmental Changes
This National Geographic News article discusses how a scientist uses tombstones to track environmental changes. Geomorphologist Tom Meierding visited more than 700 cemeteries and measured 15,000 tombstones to see what kind of environmental changes they might reveal.
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Radar Resources
The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) provides radar data and derived products are on their Radar Resources webpage. The system from which these data are collected is the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler network (WSR-88 Radar) which began operation at a few sites in 1991. Users can get and view online radar data, access products and publications, review data inventories, access the online library and find information regarding NCDC radar research. Data sets include a storm events datab
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Model United Nations Headquarters
Model United Nations (UN) is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. This Headquarters homepage offers an 'ask an ambassador' section, an overview of the Model UN, FAQ, information on how to get started and how to prepare for a conference. Users can also follow links to several interactive forums, a conference calendar, additional links and e-news.
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Demonstration of Endothermic Reactions
Teacher demonstration illustrating and discussing endothermic chemical reactions and solid-solid reactions (using barium hydroxide crystals and solid ammonium thiocyanate).
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Pupil Electrolysis Experiments
Experiment investigating how electricity passing through water can cause a chemical reaction (electrolysis). Includes teachers' notes and solutions to questions.
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Electrochemical Series Mnemonic and Notes
Worksheet that helps students remember important aspects of electrochemistry through a mnemonic. Also includes notes on electrolysis of aqueous solutions.
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Investigating the Electrical Conductivity of Different Materials
Instructions for using test circuit kits to examine a variety of solids, liquids and solutions for electrical conductivity.
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Dictionary Skills Worksheets
8 worksheets to teach basic dictionary skills. The assignments are based from the Concise Oxford School Dictionary - Irish Edition published by The Educational Co (Edco).
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The Romans
A worksheet on the Ancient Romans which can be used in conjunction with the BBC Education website.
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Peruvian Manu Rainforest
Worksheet that pupils can complete as part of an activity involving searching for information about rainforests from an educational website.
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Alphabetical Order Worksheets
Series of worksheets on alphabetical order, prior to developing dictionary skills.
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Sequencing Exercises
4 worksheets to develop sequencing skills.
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Factors that Influence the Temperature of Soils
Details for this soil science experiment which can be carried out in a single class.
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Comparing Drainage in Heavy and Light Soils
Instructions for carrying out this soil science experiment in a double period.
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Determining the Organic Matter Content in a Soil Sample
Instructions for carrying out this experiment which aims to determine the amount of organic matter in a soil sample. Suitable for a single class period.
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Determining the Air Content of a Soil Sample
Details for this soil science experiment which can be carried out in a double period.
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Earthworms Preferred Soil Conditions
Experiment that examines the type of soil conditions most preferred by earthworms. Can be conducted in a single class.
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