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
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.
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.
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
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.
Demonstration of Endothermic Reactions
Teacher demonstration illustrating and discussing endothermic chemical reactions and solid-solid reactions (using barium hydroxide crystals and solid ammonium thiocyanate).
Pupil Electrolysis Experiments
Experiment investigating how electricity passing through water can cause a chemical reaction (electrolysis). Includes teachers' notes and solutions to questions.