ABC's of Nuclear Science and Technology
Introduces the object that contains almost all of the mass in the universe, the atomic nucleus. Antimatter, beta rays, fission and fusion, the structure of the atomic nucleus, how elements on the earth were produced, how we use the nucleus in every day life, and the effects of radiation in the environment are among the topics. The site includes nearly a dozen experiments that can be done in chemistry and physics classes, along with A Teacher's Guide to the Nuclear Science and Technology Wall Cha
Wimpy Radar Antenna
Students will reinforce an antenna tower made from foam insulation, so that it will withstand a 480 N-cm bending moment (torque) and a 280 N-cm twisting moment (torque) with minimal deflection. One class will be used to discuss the problem, run the initial bending and torsion tests and graph the results. The following classes will be used for design and construction of a sturdier tower, its testing and graphing of the results.
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Romantic Circles High School
This is a real-time multi-user environment that includes online classrooms designed and occupied by classes across the country, a library of Romantic electronic texts, a teachers' lounge, and shared spaces for special events and social interaction. The class is meeting inside Villa Diodati, the house that Lord Byron rented in the summer of 1816 and that served as the impetus for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Maths Test I for Grade 10
A 75 question module suitable for grade 10 maths classes. Individual quizzes consist of 25 questions drawn at random from the full set. Quizzes carry a 10 minute time limit.
Pathophysiology of Systolic Heart Failure
Defines heart failure. Differentiates between systolic and diastolic heart failure, emphasizing systolic heart failure. Defines cardiac output and stroke volume. The module contains the following levels: Defining Heart Failure Systolic versus Diastolic Heart Failure Systolic Heart Failure Preload versus Afterload CHEM7 and CBC Review Cardiac Contractility Compensatory Mechanisms within Heart Failure Compensatory Neurohormones within Heart Failure Precipitating and Aggravating Factors Signs and S
Pharmacotherapy of Systolic Heart Failure
The module contains the following levels: Advanced Review of Heart Failure Pathophysiology Nopharmacological Therapy for Chronic LV Systolic Dysfunction Categorizing the Classes Adverse Effects Individual Adverse Effects Monitoring Parameters Correlated Stages and Medications ACE Inhibitors Dosing ACE Inhibitors for Heart Failure ARBs Dosing ARBs for Heart Failure Nitrates and Hydralazine Beta Blockers Beta Blocker Dosing for Heart Failure Diuretics Diuretic Dosing in Heart Failure Diuretic Resi
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
Ancestors in the Americas
These classroom guides have been designed to help educators use the ANCESTORS IN THE AMERICAS series and companion web site in history, geography and social studies classes (grade levels 9-12). The lesson plans may also be adapted for use as stand-alone exercises. The ANCESTORS IN THE AMERICAS companion Web site helps to round out the stories and ideas presented in this groundbreaking series. Visit the Asian American Timeline to learn about specific moments and events that shaped Asian America
The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS "Napoleon" video series and companion Web site in secondary social studies, civics, religion, and language arts classes. The lesson plans may also be adapted for use as stand-alone resources.
Motivación y Liderazgo: una Comparación de los Factores Motivadores que Influyen para Seguir un Gr
Este manuscrito presenta los hallazgos de un estudio que trata de identificar los factores que motivan a un estudiante graduado a proseguir para un grado en administración educativa. Ciento sesenta y uno (161) estudiantes graduados de tres (3) universidades en Mississippi participaron del estudio. Los participantes completaron un instrumento de investigación de diez (10) ítems el cual utilizo una escala Likert de cuatro (4) puntos, con la cual evaluaron un listado de factores motivacionales,
Podcasting in the English Classroom
All too often students in high school English classes complain about content. Beowulf, The Scarlet Letter, and Pride and Prejudice offer little to capture the interest of the average teenager. In order to open up these texts to their students, teachers must explore new ways of presenting the material. ...
Mission to Mars
Cramped quarters, no privacy and the stress of working together every day. Psychology, more than aerospace engineering, may be the key to sending human crews to Mars. Run time 03:02.
Self-efficacy in the primary classroom: An investigation into the relationship with performance
This paper explores the relationship between primary pupils’ self efficacy and their performance in science. Using basic techniques adapted from research in the USA, it reports a small scale quantitative study of fifty-two pupils in two parallel classes in an English primary school.
Frontal Lobes and Behavior: The Story of Phineas Gage
This module relates the story of Phineas Gage, whose name appears in virtually every general psychology textbook. After a heavy metal rod was blown through his temporal lobe, Phineas experienced dramatic mental change. The study of the trauma and its physiological effects provided the first documented evidence of how brain injury can affect human behavior.
Sunlight and Seasons
Workshop 8: The International Picture
This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Developing Students as Artists
In this session, participants explore how arts teachers help students develop knowledge and fundamental skills while weaving in opportunities for creativity and independence. First, a dance teacher gives senior students leadership responsibilities and coaches them in their choreography projects. Then a theatre teacher mentors stagecraft students who are responsible for the technical aspects of a dance concert. In an intermediate visual art course, a teacher builds on students’ prior learning i
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Students
Arts teachers are aware of and respond to the many differences they find among their students. In this session, participants meet a visiting theatre artist who takes advantage of the different backgrounds and learning styles of ninth-graders to help them understand and embrace the playwriting process. A visual art teacher brings together honors art students and students with disabilities, so they can learn from each other. As a music teacher works with different classes, she addresses needs comm
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Making the Most of Community Resources
Arts teachers develop relationships with community members and organizations by bringing artists into the classroom, taking students beyond school walls, and asking students to draw inspiration from the voices of their community. In this session, participants see a guest choreographer who challenges the students with her working style and expectations. A visiting theatre artist helps playwriting students
develop monologues based on interviews with people in the neighborhood. A visual art t