Go with the Energy Flow
Students learn about energy and nutrient flow in various biosphere climates and environments. They learn about herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, food chains and food webs, seeing the interdependence between producers, consumers and decomposers. Students are introduced to the roles of the hydrologic (water), carbon, and nitrogen cycles in sustaining the worlds' ecosystems so living organisms survive. This lesson is part of a series of six lessons in which students use their growing understanding
Lead in DC Water
This site is a PowerPoint presentation describing the problem with lead in Washington, DC, drinking water. The presentation is interesting and well illustrated. It contains a discussion of the basic chemistry involved with this problem. It is potentially useful for a broad range of interests from high school through university level courses in environmental chemistry. It does not contain any significant amount of material on chemical analysis (lead determinations in water are well covered i
Next Steps After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:
After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:
In this lesson there is a lot of conversation and is one way of creating a recipe with the class.
Subliminal Political Messages
This four minute videos discusses subliminal campaign ads. New research shows that subliminal messages can change political views and behavior and this video explains the research and how it is accomplished. A great debate subject for students.
3.04.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Sonntag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Drei Wochen nach Beginn der Protestwelle in Syrien hat Präsident Baschar al-Assad einen neuen Regierungschef ernannt. Der bisherige Agrarminister Adel Safar erhielt den Auftrag, ein neues Kabinett zu bilden, wie das Staatsfernsehen berichtet. Die Regierung seines Vorgängers Nadschi Otri war am Dienstag zurückgetr
Declaration of Independence (3:49)
This video explains what the Declaration is important, what is contained in it and when it was written. A good overview.
Nobel Peace Prize Documentary, Obama, 2009.mp4
In this short video excerpt about President Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2009, member of administration, politicians, former co-workers and the Chairman of the Nobel Committee discuss the debate about awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama. To see the full version: http://nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1552
3.8.1 Select and bring together effective ways to present outcomes The most appropriate method to present your work may depend on what you are required to do either for your course, or for a work-related project. For example you could be submitting a written assignment, making a presentation to work colleagues, or putting together a collection of designs. You also need to look back at your notes and comments and take time to consider what you have learned while completing this key skill. Bring together what you have learned into a synthesis. A synthesi
The most appropriate method to present your work may depend on what you are required to do either for your course, or for a work-related project. For example you could be submitting a written assignment, making a presentation to work colleagues, or putting together a collection of designs.
You also need to look back at your notes and comments and take time to consider what you have learned while completing this key skill. Bring together what you have learned into a synthesis. A synthesi
Coaching, Counselling and Consulting - Mini Lecture
A mini-lecture which will consider the differences between coaching, consulting and counselling before concluding by considering the characteristics of a good client.
DRC Plenary: Joan Snyder, 2010-11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence
Wednesday, February 28, 2011 Joan Snyder received the MacArthur Fellowship Award (popularly known as the "Genius Award") in 2007, and her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the United States. She founded the Women Artist Series at Douglass College in 1971 (which has since then been renamed the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series). A concurrent survey exhibition of her small paintings from 1965-2010, Joan Snyder/Intimate Works, is on view at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries t
Theory of Snowball Earth
This website is a well-illustrated description of Snowball Earth controversy. The description includes an introduction, background information, arguments for and against snowball earth, figures and tables, discussion and conclusions as well as references. This is a useful site for a comprehensive description of the Snowball Earth theory.
Introduction to Philosophy
This course is an introduction to philosophy for students seeking (or being forced) to fulfill the first of their university philosophy requirements. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
Introductory Physics I
Welcome to the NROC Introductory Physics course. This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint you with topics in classical and modern physics. The first semester discusses topics in Newtonian mechanics including: kinematics, laws of motion, work and energy, systems of particles, momentum, circular motion, oscillations, and gravitation. The first semester concludes with topics in fluid mechanics, thermal physics, and kinetic theory. The second semester discusses the topic
Bulk Density Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to measure the bulk density of each horizon in a soil profile. In the field, students collect three soil samples from each horizon in a soil profile using a container with a measured volume. In the classroom, students weigh the samples, dry them, and weigh them again to determine their dry mass and water content. Students then sieve the dry soil samples and measure the mass and volume of any rocks and material with dimensions greater than 2 mm. Students use the Bu
Marie Villa: From Hawaii to Oswego
Non-traditional broadcasting major Marie Villa explains why she chose SUNY Oswego. Video intern Emi Williams interviewed Marie in spring 2011.
Space Travel Guide
This OLogy activity offers kids a fun way to use their astronomical knowledge to create a comic-book travel guide that blends science and fiction. The activity begins by telling kids that the best science fiction writers play with scientific facts to make a story more exciting. It then challenges them to write a travel guide for their favorite destination in space that will convince their Earthling pals to visit. To help inspire and direct kids, the activity includes examples of science fiction
In this session, participants see how five middle-level teachers use both formal and informal student/teacher conferences to monitor their students’ progress and help them improve as writers. (58:25)
News #64 - Score One for Team Android
Android Users - you’ve been heard! Today, it’s all about Android. The leader of the Open Handset Alliance and darling of the open source mobile phone platform, Android has been winning fans all over the world. Compared to what we have in the Apple iTunes store, we’ve been lagging in the [...]
How to Remember the Planets in Order
Remembering the planets in order is as easy as remembering the mnemonic device of saying, "My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas." Remember the planets, with or without Pluto, in order with help from an astrophotographer in this 1:30 minute video. There is also a brief description of each planet and help should Pluto no longer be considered a planet.