Variability and Selection in Natural Populations of Wood Lice
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in evolution, including student outlines, pre-lab questions, post-lab questions, instructors notes, and suggested questions for laboratory reports.
Using Dermatoglyphics from Down Syndrome and Class Populations to Study the Genetics of a complex tr
Dermatoglyphics is the study of epidermal ridges on the hands and feet. Ridge patterns and counts develop prenatally, are inherited, and show quantitative variation. This exercise introduces the preparation and interpretation of finger and palm prints for quantitative analysis. The techniques are simple, inexpensive, and can be adapted as an exercise on genetics for beginning or advanced students. Palm prints from individuals with Down Syndrome serve as a population sample to statistically test
Lighting Up: Analysis Of Yeast RAS Genes Using A Chemiluminescent Southern Blot Procedure
Genomic and plasmid-encoded RAS2 genes from Baker's and brewing yeast strains will be analyzed using a shortened Southern blot procedure employing chemiluminescence. Unique parts of this procedure are the gravity-driven "upside down" transfer and a rotisserie-like hybridization oven, which greatly facilitate shortening the transfer time to 45 minutes and the hybridization step to 60 minutes. Chemiluminescence obviates problems associated with radioisotopes without sacrificing sensitivity: the pl
Module 8: Medium- and Long-term Financing
Identify and arrange medium- and long-term finance for an overseas buyer (internal/external) to allow the buyer extended terms while providing cash payment to a seller without recourse. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to create resources to help increase international skills in the business community. These materials address the need of the international trade practitioner for knowledge and information that is specific to trade finance by providing a means
Surface Irrigation Design
This course was originally developed for the United States Department of Agriculture. It contains nearly 20 video lecture presentations with accompanying slides in English, Arabic, and French, an online textbook, homework assignments, and downloadable surface irrigation simulation software also developed by Dr. Walker. This course highlights design and evaluation of surface irrigation systems, field measurements for evaluating and improving uniformity and efficiency, simulation of surface system
Changes in Ecosystems - by StudyJams
Ecosystems are constantly going through gradual changes. Sometimes those changes are natural, and sometimes they are caused by humans. Learn more about changes in an ecosystem with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Photonic Dipole Contours of Ferrofluid Hele-Shaw Cell (Basic Video)
This investigation describes and demonstrates a novel technique for the visualization of magnetic fields. Two ferrofluid Hele-Shaw cells have been constructed to facilitate the imaging of magnetic field lines. We deduce that magnetically induced photonic band gap arrays similar to electrostatic liquid crystal operation are responsible for the photographed images and seek to mathematically prove the images are of exact dipole nature. "15 sets of sequenced red, yellow, and green LED’s around the
Obtaining SNPs from UCSC Table Browser
A quick tip of the week on how to obtain a list of SNPs and data for a gene of interest quickly from the UCSC Table Browser
Moby, Legacy Apps and the Semantic Web
Presentation given at the Web Services Biohackathon '08 in Tokyo, Japan 2008-02-11. It describes tools for using and providing interoperable bioinformatics Web services. This presentation followed another one outlining the (Bio)Moby protocol and its usage, see www.biomoby.org for more information. Presenter: Paul Gordon. [Note: poor video quality lasts only for the first 30 seconds]
"Quantum Optical Communication, Fall 2008"
" This course is offered to graduate students and covers topics in five major areas of quantum optical communication: quantum optics, single-mode and two-mode quantum systems, multi-mode quantum systems, nonlinear optics, and quantum systems theory. Specific topics include the following: Dirac notation quantum mechanics; harmonic oscillator quantization; number states, coherent states, and squeezed states; P-representation and classical fields; direct, homodyne, and heterodyne detection; linear
Exploring Texture from a Set Work: Mozart
A lesson plan aimed at all levels. Students are required to listen to a specific extract from a set work with which they are already familiar and select an appropriate diagram which graphically represents the accompaniment at various points.
Glaciations and Conglomerates Gallery
This gallery of online resources is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The Glaciations and Conglomerates Gallery, part of the Earth: Inside and Out seminar, features: Illustrations from the Hall of Planet Earth, which has two informative overviews: Ice Ages and Earth's Orbit and Icebox or Hothouse?; Gowganda Conglomerate from the Huronian Supergroup in the Hall of Planet Earth, which has
14.05.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Samstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Auf dem FDP-Parteitag in Rostock hat der neue Vorsitzende Philipp Rösler die bisherige Regierungsarbeit der schwarz-gelben Koalition verteidigt. Den Menschen in Deutschland gehe es heute besser als zu Zeiten der großen Koalition, sagte der Bundeswirtschaftsminister in seiner Grundsatzrede. Zugleich gab er
Fat Burning Cardio Workout
This 2:47 long video shows how this Quick Fat Burning Cardio Workout using an exercise bike is conducted. It demonstrates how this is done and how long it takes for each exercise. A good way to get a workout as you can pace yourself depending on age and conditioning.
The Human Body by StudyJams
The human body is an incredible, complex system built with different cells. Similar cells get together to form tissue, like muscle tissue. All of these tissues form the organisms that keep everything running smoothly in the body. Learn more about the human body with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music with information written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included in this link.
Turning Points in History - Hammurabi's Code of Laws
A uniform set of laws becomes necessary with the rise of cities in order to keep order and this 3:32 minute video explains how law came from the Hammurabi in what is now Iraq. A good history that helps students understand how law came to be and why it is needed.
The Story of the FBI
Be aware that there is an add to start this video. I recommend turning on the video after this video has started after it has aired. The 48 minute long video shows its history and how it operates. It is a good video to show the impact of violating the First Amendment and for a debate on stereotypes. Well worth showing for mature students.
Pantera - Snare Drum Exercise
This is a basic exercise guide to how to do various beats on the snare drum. The 1:22 long video moves very rapidly and the video may need to be stopped several times to let the students practice what they have seen.
Saturn's Mysterious Moons
This video can be watched in high-resolution 1080p. "On the first of July 2004, the Cassini probe entered the orbit of Saturn. It then began to compile what has become one of the greatest photographic collections of all time, of a giant gas planet, surrounded by colorful rings, guarded by a diverse collection of moons, and millions of tiny moonlets." (25:15)
Shakespeare's Rap - Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's tales of tangled love. The plot is complicated--but that was the point.
This rap breaks the story down for you, with Shakespeare as your very own emcee. Lyrics to the song are also located on the Flocabulary website. (04:20)