To Know Ourselves
This site tells about the Human Genome Project and provides general information about and links to the coordinated effort to determine the complete sequence of the DNA in the human genome. It surveys the project's goals, the tools being used to map genetic code, the spin-off technologies generated by the project, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of knowing our genetic blueprint.
SIMply Prairie: Prairie Advocates
In this multidisciplinary, inquiry-based project students prepare a plan and give a persuasive oral presentation to create a reconstructed prairie based on research. Teachers can use this unit with their students to justify enlarging or keeping an existing prairie. This project can serve as the organizing structure for prairie study where materials from units such as The Prairie – Our Heartland become research materials. It can be used in conjunction with the unit which is taught best in the f
Applying Ohm's Law to Semiconductors
This project allows students to apply concepts of momentum conservation and energy conservation from classical physics. However, here they are not enough: they must be combined with modern physics, using concepts from relativity and particle physics as well as modern units that put energy, mass, and momentum in terms of MeV and GeV. Most important, students will learn about both fundamental and cutting-edge physics by actually doing what physicists do.
Bringing the Book of the Dead to life
Roberta Shaw, Assistant Curator of Egyptian Arts and Culture, introduces the restoration project of the ROM's Book of the Dead. A team from the University of Bonn worked throughout May 2008 to piece together this rare ancient Egyptian papyrus dating to about 320 BC.
PTC 624: Professional and Technical Editing
This seminar introduces students to contemporary editing strategies. As information managers within organizations, twenty-first century editors must be able to demonstrate proficiency in a wide range of areas, from working with writers to improve the tone of a manuscript to providing warranted evidence in support of copyediting changes. Topics will allow students to encounter a wide range of experiences, from production-oriented aspects of project management to document-based forms of electronic
Consulting pupils about teaching and learning
The resource is a summary, appearing on the GTCE website, of a three-year research project, led by Professor Jean Rudduck, as part of the Economic and Research Council, Teaching and Learning Research Programme. The project, a Research for Teachers (formerly Research of the Month) case study, considers the impact of consulting pupils about teaching and learning.
This project will allow you to explore tangrams in various interactive ways.
NYIT Roundtable: 9/11 Memorial
NYIT Roundtable host Tania Carvahlo speaks with Doreen Lynn Saunders about the Americana Stars 9/11 Memorial Project.
MAS.963 Out of Context: A Course on Computer Systems That Adapt To, and Learn From, Context (MIT)
Increasingly, we are realizing that to make computer systems more intelligent and responsive to users, we will have to make them more sensitive to context. Traditional hardware and software design overlooks context because it conceptualizes systems as input-output functions. Systems take input explicitly given to them by a human, act upon that input alone and produce explicit output. But this view is too restrictive. Smart computers, intelligent agent software, and digital devices of the future
Native American Community Teaching and Demonstration Garden Nez Perce Reservation, Nez Perce County,
This site provides information on a USDA research project. The primary objective of this project, a teaching and demonstration garden, is to provide hands-on teaching and demonstrations to grade school-age children, elders, the USDA Tribal Food Service Center, and other residents of the reservation. The primary teaching and demonstration efforts will target knowing native plants of the Americas; planting and establishing plants of the Americas; understanding garden vegetable culture and producti
Research how plants in your area can be used to indicate climate change. Project BudBurst is a U.S. field study campaign that engages citizen scientists in making careful observations of the phenological events such as first leafing, first flower, and first fruit ripening of a diversity of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses in their local area. Resources include K-12 Teacher Guide and Student Data Collection Sheet
Digital Roman Forum
The purpose of the modeling project was to spatialize information and theories about how the Forum looked on June 21, 400 A.D., which was more or less the height of its development as Rome as a civic and cultural center. The digital model includes over twenty features (buildings and major monuments) filling up the western zone of the Roman Forum from the Temple of Vesta and Temple of Antoninus and Faustina on the east to the Tabularium facing the western slope of the Capitoline Hill.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is one of series of history primary sourcebooks. It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures. Although this part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project began as a way to access texts that were already available on the Internet, it now contains hundreds of texts made available locally.
Improving Your Commute
Road traffic is a challenging societal problem, and with the increasing crowding of areas in and around cities, it is only becoming worse. With the proliferation of wireless connectivity, smartphones (think cheap embedded computers), it is now possible to continuously monitor urban areas using mobile sensors carried by people
TakingITGlobal HIV/AIDS Youth Guide to Action
Introducing TakingITGlobal's official HIV/AIDS Youth Guide to Action! This comprehensive guide contains inspiring stories and useful resources for youth; all the necessary tools to help carry out your project, raise awareness, and help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Lactic Acid Bacteria
This on-line exercise is focused on lactic acid bacteria, a group of related bacteria that produce lactic acid as a result of carbohydrate fermentation. It includes a protocol for the enrichment of lactic acid bacteria from enriched samples (like yogurt, sauerkraut, decaying plant matter, and tooth plaque). Three parameters are measured: growth, culture diversity, and pH. The exercise also includes instructions for the isolation of some of these bacteria by using the streak-plate method.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXIX, Summer 2002
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Brownlee Lecture, In Gratitude, 2002 Fall Lecture Series, Call for Papers, Mimesis in Ancient Jewish and Christian Literature Project, Book Reviews
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XVI, Issue 2
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Contents/A Word of Thanks, IAC Staff Members Accept New Appointments, Scholar in Focus -- Karen L. King, The Society for Antiquity & Christianity: Honor Role of Donors (1988-1989), British Scholar is Featured Speaker at Brownlee Lecture, The Founding of the IAC, Coptic Magical Papyri Project Continues Work
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXXIV, Summer 2007
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, In Memoriam, International Patristics Conference, Models of Piety Project, 2007 IAC Panel at SBL, Rhetorics Conference, IAC Fall 2007 Lecture Series, 2007 Brownlee Lecture, Project Directors' Updates, Book Reviews