Preservation of the West
During the late 1800s, American industry's demand for more and more natural resources pushed Congress to recognize the need to explore and chart the geological characteristics and mineral wealth of the country. In 1864, William Brewer (seen third from the left in "Field Party of 1864"), chief botanist of the California Geological Survey, led the first state-sponsored expedition to survey, map, chart, document, and photograph vast, previously unexplored areas of California. The government sponsor
Quantum Dots are man-made artificial atoms that confine electrons to a small space. As such they have atomic-like behavior and enable the study of quantum mechanical effects on a length scale that is around 100 times larger than the pure atomic scale. Quantum dots offer application opportunities in optical sensors, lasers, and advanced electronic devices for memory and logic. This seminar starts with an overview of wavelike and particle like properties and motivates the existence of quantum mech
Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor
The development of "nanotechnology" has made it possible to engineer materials and devices on a length scale as small as several nanometers (atomic distances are ~ 0.1 nm). The properties of such "nanostructures" cannot be described in terms of macroscopic parameters like mobility and diffusion coefficient and a microscopic or atomistic viewpoint is called for. The purpose of this course is to convey the conceptual framework that underlies this microscopic theory of matter which developed in cou
Choosing a Career in Health
There are two lessons in this group. The first lesson is a lab activity that illustrates the importance of hand washing as a way to prevent the spread disease. The second lesson includes discussion of various careers in the health field and allows students to explore careers utilizing various resources.
Frank Baker's White Dutch clover pasture, Shelby County
This White Dutch clover pasture had been established for four years and heavily grazed in 1945. It is located on Frank Baker's farm in Shelby County. From the J.C. Lowery agronomy slide collection. For more slides, visit Auburn University Libraries Special Collections and Archives.,Kodachrome color slide
Research how plants in your area can be used to indicate climate change. Project BudBurst is a U.S. field study campaign that engages citizen scientists in making careful observations of the phenological events such as first leafing, first flower, and first fruit ripening of a diversity of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses in their local area. Resources include K-12 Teacher Guide and Student Data Collection Sheet
8.05 Quantum Physics II (MIT)
Together, this course and 8.06: Quantum Physics III cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. Topics covered in this course include the general formalism of quantum mechanics, harmonic oscillator, quantum mechanics in three-dimensions, angular momentum, spin, and addition of angular momentum.
Clearing Techniques for the Study of Vascular Plant Tissues in Whole Structures and Thick Sections
The clearing technique presented here in 4 exercises changes the refractive properties of various organelles without altering the structural integrity of the cells. It effects a refractive uniformity among cellular organelles so that their distinctive and contrasting features can be revealed with phase contrast and Nomarski interference microscopy or through selective staining in conjunction with bright field optics.
Cyberethics for Teachers: A Lesson Plan for Teachers of Elementary and Middle School Children
This lesson looks at issues in the field of computer crime, including predatory behavior and breaking into systems to vandalize and/or steal information and intellectual property. The site also offers a Code of Responsible Computing as developed by the Computer Learning Foundation.
Visitors by Cathedral of Mobile, Our Lady of Leche Shrine, and Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ave Mari
This image is part of a series of color photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) Visitors admiring the Cathedral of Mobile, Alabama, Our Lady of Leche Shrine, and Mission San Juan Capistrano ... The AVE MARIA GROTTO consists of over 125 miniature reproductions of famous churches, shrines and buildings from all over the world. Encompassing an area of over three acres, this miniature fairyland was built by a Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph. He has spent ove
Geronimo and the San Carlos Apaches of Arizona
Pacification program of the US Military and the Reservation System, heroic field officers General George Crook and Lt. Charles Gatewood; Gen. Nelson Miles and the betrayal of Apache scouts.
America's Volcanic Past - Idaho
This website features descriptions of volcanic features and events in Idaho's three geologic regions. Descriptions include integrated definitions and links to related topics. The site also incorporates links to the geologic time scale, Craters of the Moon Volcanic Field and more in-depth information about Idaho volcanoes
NASA KSNN Why do magnets work?
Magnetism is an invisible force felt within the space around a magnet. This space, called the magnetic field, can either attract (pull) or repel (push away) other magnets and some types of metal
Intro to Instructional Design
Instructional technology is a systematic way of designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the processes of learning and teaching with specific objectives based on research in human learning and communication. It employs a combination of human and nonhuman resources to bring about more effective instruction. Instructional technology includes aspects of instructional design, product development, interactive learning technologies, multimedia, distance education, and library and informatio
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
Introduction to Open Education
The goals of the course are (1) to give you a firm grounding in the current state of the field of open education, including related topics like copyright, licensing, and sustainability, (2) to help you locate open education in the context of mainstream instructional technologies like learning objects, and (3) to get you thinking, writing, and dialoguing creatively and critically about current practices and possible alternative practices in open education.
Basketball team, Pomona College
The members of the 1902 Pomona College women's basketball team pose for a photograph sitting in a line inside Renwick Gymnasium wearing their uniforms. One student is holding a basketball.
Magnet and Compass
Ever wonder how a compass worked to point you to the Arctic? Explore the interactions between a compass and bar magnet, and then add the earth and find the surprising answer! Vary the magnet's strength, and see how things change both inside and outside. Use the field meter to measure how the magnetic field changes.
Pomona College sophomore men, class of 1905
Sophomore men of the class of 1905 pose for a photograph outside in two rows. All of the students are wearing matching sweaters with "1905" across the breast. Vernon Wolcott is on the first row, first on the right. Wallace Robb is on the second row, first on the right.
Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control.