Tools and Equipment, Part I
Through a series of activities, students discover that the concept of mechanical advantage describes reality fairly well. They act as engineers creating a design for a ramp at a construction site by measuring four different inclined planes and calculating the ideal mechanical advantage versus the actual mechanical advantage of each. Then, they use their analysis to make recommendations for the construction site.
Students are introduced to the circulatory system, the heart, and blood flow in the human body. Through guided pre-reading, during-reading and post-reading activities, students learn about the circulatory system's parts, functions and disorders, as well as engineering medical solutions. By cultivating literacy practices as presented in this lesson, students can improve their scientific and technological literacy.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Thomas Jefferson reads the words that started it all: The Declaration of Independence.Author(s):
Tallahassee False Color Time Lapse from SeaWiFS
Transitions between relatively cloud free scenes of the Tallahassee region, using true color land and clouds with false color-chlorophyll water images, all from SeaWiFS
Chicago False Color Time Lapse from SeaWiFS
Transitions between relatively cloud free scenes of the Chicago region, using true color land and clouds with false color-chlorophyll water images, all from SeaWiFS
Duke Chapel Live
Duke Chapel Live
Breaking the Mold
In this math activity, students conduct a strength test using modeling clay, creating their own stress vs. strain graphs, which they compare to typical steel and concrete graphs. They learn the difference between brittle and ductile materials and how understanding the strength of materials, especially steel and concrete, is important for engineers who design bridges and structures.
Protecting Our City with Levees
Students design and build their own model levee. Acting as engineers for their city, they design a sturdy barrier to prevent water from flooding the city in the event of a hurricane.
Riding the Radio Waves
Through this lesson students learn how AM radios work through basic concepts about waves and magnetic fields. Waves are first introduced by establishing the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves, as well as identifying the amplitude and frequency of a given waveform. Students then learn general concepts about magnetic fields, leading into how radio waves are created and transmitted. Several demonstrations can be performed in order to help students better understand these concepts.
Accuracy of measurement in navigation depends very much on the situation. If a sailor's target is an island 200 km wide, sailing off center by 10 or 20 km is not a major problem. But, if the island were only 1 km wide, it would be missed if off just the smallest bit. Many of the measurements made while navigating involve angles, and a small error in the angle can translate to a much larger error in position when traveling long distances.
A Good Foundation
Students explore the effects of regional geology on bridge foundation, including the variety of soil conditions found beneath foundations. They learn about shallow and deep foundations, as well as the concepts of bearing pressure and settlement.
The Story of Bob and Jim
From Razor Clams to Robots: Drawing Engineering Inspiration from Natural Systems
This is one of the Boulder Summer School 2011 lecture videos. The lecturer is Professor Anette (Peko) Hosoi from MIT. You can find the lecture notes on the BSS2011 website under the link of "Lecture Notes": http://boulder.research.yale.edu/Boulder-2011/index.html
Biological Active Matter I
This is one of the Boulder Summer School 2011 lecture videos. The lecturer is Professor Jerry Gollub from the Haverford College. You can find the lecture notes on the BSS2011 website under the link of "Lecture Notes": http://boulder.research.yale.edu/Boulder-2011/index.html
Dynamics of Large-Scale Domain Motions in Protein Kinase A
Don Blumenth gives a talk at the RPP08 conference about the application of SAXS small-angle scattering to study the domain motions in Protein Kinase A and other protein kinases specifically in response to cAMP.
Hot Air shows a brief segment of someone blowing glass and asks students to describe what object they would create if they were a glass blower.
Global Reaction to US Credit Downgrade
Krannert School of Management Assoc. Prof. Xiaoyan Zhang discusses the global reaction to the U. S. credit downgrade.
OMED Team Coach Program - Briana Brown
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Research Project - Midterm Review Fall 2007
Research Project - Midterm Review. From Chem 1A General Chemistry - Fall 2007. Stoichiometry of chemical reactions, quantum mechanical description of atoms, the elements and periodic table, chemical bonding, real and ideal gases, thermochemistry, introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria, introduction to oxidation-reduction reactions. Closed Captioned webcast available.
Car Insurance Comparison
Visit http://www.carinsurancecomparison.co.uk - When most people think of the words "car insurance", they do not automatically think about savings, only the burden of a big payment. However, the truth is that right now, you are probably paying too much to get your car insured. It might not be comfortable to hear, but in all likelihood, you have been paying too much for your insurance for several years.