Ekati Diamond Mine
The page on the Ekati Diamond Mine, which is located in the Northwest Territories and is North America's only operating diamond mine, presents a satellite image and informational text. A detailed map of the region is also included which will allow users to compare the satellite image to what the area looks like on a map. The CCRS was last mentioned in the May 24, 2000 Scout Report for Science and engineering.
JIVE: Joint Institute for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) in Europe
Provided by the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON), the Joint Institute for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) in Europe (JIVE) operates the EVN MkIV VLBI Data Processor and offers support to astronomers and the Telescope Network. The website offers clear summaries of many research topics pursued at the Institute including gravitational lensing, interstellar scintillation, and pulsar astrometry. Visitors can learn about the operational status and history of the EVN M
Students observe and discuss a simple model of a wet scrubber to understand how this pollutant recovery method functions in cleaning industrial air pollution.
Plumbing the Deep - Using Sound Waves to See
In this lesson, students learn about echolocation: what it is and how engineers use it to “see” things in the dark, or deep underwater. Also, they learn how animals use echolocation to catch their dinner and travel the ocean waters and skies without running into things.
Graphing the Rainbow
Students are introduced to different ways of displaying visual spectra, including colored “barcode” spectra, like those produced by a diffraction grating, and line plots displaying intensity versus color, or wavelength. Students learn that a diffraction grating acts like a prism, bending light into its component colors.
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
Welcome & Plenary I: Population, Consumption and Human Wellbeing
Welcome remarks were made by Haile Debas, Steve Shortell and John Stobo. Plenary I was chaired by Malcolm Potts, with a keynote speech by Sir John E. Sulston and comments by panelists Ndola Prata and Jaime Sepulveda.
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
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
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.
The Story of Wakefield
A basic skills learning resource booklet with interactive activities designed to introduce the Wakefield Museum.
This five minute music hip hop video is about this classic tale. It also contains a script that students can follow.