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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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Next Steps
This unit introduces the topic of vectors. The subject is developed without assuming you have come across it before, but the unit assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in algebra and trigonometry, and how to use Cartesian coordinates for specifying a point in a plane.
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Learn with Pictures and Video S4 #13 - Powerful Japanese Learning Technique - Learning Through Oppos
This Japanese video lesson will give you even more Japanese opposites, so stop your ’searching!’ You can ‘find’ all the Japanese resources you need for opposites right here in this lesson! You’ll get get access to one of the most powerful tools for learning Japanese! This Japanese video series is a brand new way to learn [...]
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Experiments in Electroanalytical Chemistry
This website offers educators a set of eight classical electroanalytical experiments suitable for use in a quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, or electrochemistry course. The materials should be useful for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Experiments include coulometric, conductometric, and potentiometric titrations, stripping analysis, flow injection analysis, and polarography. It is important to note that several of the experiments use mercury or mercury co
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7.3.2 Identify the outcomes you hope to achieve

An outcome is the result or consequence of a process. For example, you may want to produce an accurate analysis of some survey data, and to do this you may need to improve and apply your statistical skills. In this case the result of your analysis is an outcome, and using your number skills is part of the process by which you achieve that outcome.

Try to express the outcomes you hope to achieve as clearly and accurately as possible, asking others for help and comments if necessary. To h
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1 Understanding social construction and social constructionism

The audio file included in this unit was designed to complement the D218 Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity Open University course. It is intended to help you gain a greater understanding of the terms: social construction and social constructionism.

The audio file was recorded in 2001. It is a studio discussion between academic colleagues who examine and define social construction and social constructionism.

Participants in the discussion were:

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3.8 Evaluating strategy and presenting outcomes

By now you will have found out about and sampled different resources for learning and used different ways to learn. But the structured approach used in this section is one of the main resources for developing and improving your other key skills.

So how do you know if you have learned? How do you know if you have improved? How do you know if you are meeting the standard for improving your own learning and performance expected of someone doing a course in higher education or using higher
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Must See Top 10 Most Selling Spy gadgets in World
http://www.bespy.be - These Spy gadgets are the most efficient devices that are helping us to ensure our security. Many people have installed different types of spy cameras in their offices and homes just for the security reasons types of cameras are being used these days like Car Spy camera , car gps tracking device , wireless spy camera , spy camera pen , spy cam recorder , spy camera watch ,cap spy camera many more .
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Ice Drillers are Hard Core
Deciphering the secrets of past climate hidden in ice cores depends on the technical skills and ingenuity under pressure of drillers from ICDS, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Ice Coring and Drilling Services. In this video, ICDS staffers Lou, Mike and Jay explain why they enjoy the life of drillers, braving extreme cold in some of the remotest regions of the globe. Mike says drilling requires both science and art, and why he keeps his hand on the cable even when it's minus 20; Lou talks a
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How Much Water Do We Use?
What is our water budget? Studying watersheds is one way to understand how much water we use.
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History of Economic Cycles (~1800-2000)
Cycles Research is not a commonly studied subject and yet there are definite trends in history in the finding of information about cycles. Starting with Sir William Herschel there have been reports of various length cycles in many economic variables including commodity yields and prices, stock markets, business conditions, building activity, growth, price fluctuations and industrial production. The common cycles periods found over extended time periods are mentioned and the people that they are
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Homogenization of northern U.S. Great Lakes forests due to land use
Human land use of forested regions has intensified worldwide in recent decades, threatening long-term sustainability. Primary effects include conversion of land cover or reversion to an earlier stage of successional development. Both types of change can have cascading effects through ecosystems; however, the long-term effects where forests are allowed to regrow are poorly understood. We quantify the regional-scale consequences of a century of Euro-American land use in the northern U.S. Great Lak
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HIV/AIDS Education in America (MWV14)
In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video we ask some leading researchers, education specialists, and public health officials about the state of HIV/AIDS education in America and ideas they have to support the teaching of microbial evolution using the latest HIV/AIDS research all while instilling innovative prevention strategies. Filmed at a forum for educators on February, 11, 2008 at the Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C. and at San Diego State University, this episode features the follow
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Enhancing Your Biology Course and Lab WWW Pages with the Latest in HTML, CGI, and JavaScript Feature
This workshop directed at individuals with basic htm and web page construction experience, demonstrates how to enhance your course webpages. We will demonstrate techniques in a platform independent manner such that you can add tutorials, quizzes, embedded sound, video, image maps and JavaScript to your course homepages. We will discuss the potential and limitations of enhanced webpages and the basic differences between the Internet and your own campus Intranet. We will show how to optimize your
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Electron Flow in Photosynthesis
The fascinating concept of electron flow is explored with simple equipment in an exercise for first-year students. Students use a spectrophotometer to generate an absorption spectrum for spinach chloroplasts, and then make a prediction about the effect of wavelength of light on the rate of photosynthesis. Students design their own carefully controlled experiments to test their predictions.
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Lunar Lollipops
The students work in teams of two to discover the relative positions of the Earth, Sun and Moon that produce the different phases of the Moon. The students will be given a Styrofoam ball that they will attach to a pencil so that it looks like a lollipop. This ball will be the Moon, the students will be the Earth and a hanging lightbulb will be the Sun. The students will move the "Moon" around them to discover the different phases. They will fill in the position of the Moon and its corresponding
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Addiction and the Brain
Learn about the structure of the human brain and how it is affected by drugs of abuse.
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Ovadia Baruch - Education
Holocaust survivor, Ovadia Baruch, from Salonika, describes the school he attended as a child. For more information, click here: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/learning_environments/salonika/salonika.asp
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4.2.5 Focusing
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.
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Urban Signatures: Sensible Heat Flux (WMS)
Big cities influence the environment around them. For example, urban areas are typically warmer than their surroundings. Cities are strikingly visible in computer models that simulate the Earths land surface. This visualization shows sensible heat flux predicted by the Land Information System (LIS) for a day in June 2001. Sensible heat flux is higher in the cities--that is, they transfer more heat to the atmosphere--because the surface there is warmer than in the surroundings. Only part of the g
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