Dress for Success
In this design activity, students investigate materials engineering as it applies to weather and clothing. Teams design and analyze different combinations of materials for effectiveness in specific weather conditions. Analysis includes simulation of temperature, wind and wetness elements, as well as the functionality and durability of final prototypes.
Pointing at Maximum Power for PV
Student teams measure voltage and current in order to determine the power output of a photovoltaic (PV) panel. They vary the resistance in a simple circuit connected to the panel to demonstrate the effects on voltage, current, and power output. After collecting data, they calculate power for each resistance setting, creating a graph of current vs. voltage, and indentifying the maximum power point.
The Visual Spectrum
In this activity, students make simple spectroscopes (prisms) to look at different light sources. The spectroscopes allow students to see differing spectral distributions of different light sources.
Taking the Boat to Manaus
In this activity, the students will apply the concepts they learned regarding mass, volume and density in the previous activities to design a boat.
Biological Diversity Animals III
This online textbook describes with pictures and text the evolutionary history of a variety of animal groups.
Downhill Science: Alpine Skiing
The following resource is from Lessonopoly, which has created student activities and lesson plans to support the video series, Science of the Olympic Winter Games, created by NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation. Featuring exclusive footage from NBC Sports and contributions from Olympic athletes and NSF scientists, the series will help teach your students valuable scientific concepts. In this activity, students will explore the physics of alpine skiing by simulating a downhill run and r
GRCC Board of Trustees Meeting (January, 2012)
Recorded January 23, 2012. Regular meeting of the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees.
ESL - Student Presentation 2
While the 1960s saw young people "tune out" by way of the hippie counterculture, other segments of society were also calling for change. Both ethnic minorities and women were hard at work challenging what they saw as unjust laws and unfair treatment by society (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Crown Forum: Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest
Nine finalists competed for the winning spots for the Otis Moss, Jr. Oratorical Contest. The topic for this year's competition is Men of Morehouse: Shattering the Silence Concerning Caliginous and Ineffectual Solutions to Global ills of Modern Society.
First African-American ASB President Gives Keynote Address for Black History Month
Nic Lott, the first African-American Associated Student Body President opened the University's Black History Month's events with a keynote address to students, faculty, staff and community members in the Union recently. For more Black History Month events visit - http://events.olemiss.edu/events/index.php?com=searchresult. Video by Mary Stanton.
Springing to Life
"Springing to Life: Movable Books & Mechanical Devices," curated by Leah Hamilton, features more than 50 examples of pop-up books, bibliographic mechanisms, and amazing feats of paper engineering and spans nearly 500 years of the interactive book. Each of the books in the exhibit is a part of the collection in the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections Department. For more information on the exhibit, visit: http://www.library.rochester.edu/node/32924.
This five minute music hip hop video is about this classic tale. It also contains a script that students can follow.
Day 1 Keynote - Bjarne Stroustrup: C++11 Style We know how to write bad code: litter our programs with casts, macros, pointers, naked new and deletes, and complicated control structures. Alternatively (or additionally), we could obscure every design decision in a mess of deeply nested abstractions using the latest object-oriented programming and generic programming tricks. Then, for good measure, we might complicate our algorithms with interesting special cases. Such code is incomprehensible, unmaintainable, usually inefficient, and not u
We know how to write bad code: litter our programs with casts, macros, pointers, naked new and deletes, and complicated control structures. Alternatively (or additionally), we could obscure every design decision in a mess of deeply nested abstractions using the latest object-oriented programming and generic programming tricks. Then, for good measure, we might complicate our algorithms with interesting special cases. Such code is incomprehensible, unmaintainable, usually inefficient, and not u
"Days of Wine and Roses" by Ernest Dowson (poetry reading)
It's not actually called "Days of Wine and Roses" but people remember that quotation. The title is a quotation from Horace and it means "The brevity of life stops us from having long plans". The most persuasive argument for drinking in literature might be The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, for instance, "I often wonder what the vintner's buy One half so precious as the goods they sell". Then there's Baudelaire "You have to be always drunk...it's the only way...you have to be continually drunk".
Jeremy Mende: Rome and Other Stories
This lecture was recorded Wednesday, November 30, 2011, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. 2010-11 Rome Prize winner in design, Jeremy Mende, thinks out loud about the unthinkable. Read feature on Jeremy Mende: http://www.cca.edu/news/2010/04/19/faculty-member-jeremy-mende-receives-rome-prize
95 Years of Marquette Basketball
More than 100 former players, coaches and staff came together Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at the Bradley Center to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Marquette men's basketball program. Watch members of the 1977 NCAA championship team reflect on the program's history and what it means to be a part of it.
Keck Medicine of USC
Enjoy a fast-paced video tour of the medical breakthroughs happening at Keck Medicine of USC. Addressing the most pressing health challenges of our times -- from Alzheimer's and autism to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a host of other conditions -- the researchers at USC are discovering the causes and the cures. Learn more about research at Keck Medicine of USC: http://keck.usc.edu/research Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn about the Campai
Lesson #047, Tuesday You make a sentence negative by placing 'non' directly before the verb, and when responding negatively to a question, you must say 'no' as well as placing 'non' before the verb. Cantiamo bene in italiano. = We sing well in Italian. Non cantiamo bene in italiano = We do not sing well in Italian. Signor Gianni scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni writes a letter. Signor Gianni non scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni does not write a letter. Tommaso e' italiano? = Is
You make a sentence negative by placing 'non' directly before the verb, and when responding negatively to a question, you must say 'no' as well as placing 'non' before the verb.
Cantiamo bene in italiano. = We sing well in Italian.
Non cantiamo bene in italiano = We do not sing well in Italian.
Signor Gianni scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni writes a letter.
Signor Gianni non scrive una lettera. = Mr. Gianni does not write a letter.
Tommaso e' italiano? = Is
Evaluating Polynomials Using Synthetic Division - Problem 1 of 2
This video is a continuation and presents an example that demonstrates how to use synthetic division to evaluate a polynomial function. (4:30)