Duane McKenna Laboratory Beetle Genome Projects
he FedEx Institute is funding a groundbreaking genetic research project on the Asian Multicolored Ladybug that has yielded 592 million short sequences of DNA. Completion of this draft genome puts the U of M in the company of top-ranked research schools. Asian Long-horned Beetle Genome Project- The McKenna Lab has successfully mapped the full genome of this beetle, which was accidentally introduced to the United States in the 1990s. The research will aid in the effort to control the beetle, whos
Can't Hide the Pride Weekend: April 20-22 -- College of Charleston
For one weekend in April, College of Charleston students, faculty, staff and alumni donned maroon and white to show their Cougar pride. This video is a collection of the more than 85 images posted on Facebook from around the campus and around the world.
UGA Grad Studies 3MT Finals - Karen Gerow
Karen Gerow presents her entry in the 1st Annual UGA 3MT Competition, titled "Can Improving Spatial Skills Boost Math Achievement?" The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience. Doctoral s
Purdue students to display innovations during senior design finale
Purdue University mechanical engineering students in their senior capstone design course will demonstrate a diverse collection of inventions that includes a robotic stair cleaner, an autonomous surveillance helicopter and a solar-powered motorized baby stroller. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/events/2012/120425StarkeySeniorDesign.html
Panel IV - The Role(s) of Civilian Agencies: Doing What with What?
Panel IV - The Role(s) of Civilian Agencies: Doing What with What? Moderator: Dr. Jeff McCausland, USAWC / SSI Panelists: Dr. Peter Feaver, Duke University; Mr. James Stephenson, Senior Advisor; Creative Associates and Former USAID Mission Director; Mr. Michael Lekson, USIP
Arctic Ecosystem (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, learn about how environmental conditions in the Arctic influence the northern polar ecosystem. Investigate the variety of organisms that inhabit this unique ecosystem. Additional information details the members and relationships that form its complex food web and discusses the potential consequences of climate change on Arctic life.
Introduction to the intuition behind limits
This 7:38 video introduces limits used in calculus. A limit is the value of the expression as the expression approaches. This introduction gives examples that show that limits are not as simple as just evaluating a function. The video uses a narrator and a smart board.
TED Ed--How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon
Can folding a piece of paper 45 times get you to the moon? By seeing what happens when folding just one piece of paper, we see the unbelievable potential of exponential growth. This lesson will leave you wanting to grab a piece of paper to see how many times you can fold it! (3:49)
Anatomy of a Volcano (Interactive)
Volcanoes repeatedly remind people of Earth's potential for violence. Since 1700, volcanic eruptions have killed more than 250,000 people and devastated scores of communities. What causes these dramatic geologic displays? This interactive activity from NOVA Online provides a detailed look at the inner workings of one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes, Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Antarctic Food Web (Interactive Game)
This interactive game adapted from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences challenges players to build a food web, a complex model that shows how various food chains in an ecosystem are connected. Players must position the names of producers and consumers in the correct places in a diagram. The completed diagram reveals how energy flows through an Antarctic ecosystem and the relationships between predators and prey.
TED Ed--How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries
Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections in the classroom. (7:32)
TED Ed--The Secret Life of Plankton
New videography techniques have opened up the oceans' microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex. Marine biologist Tierney Thys teamed with Christian Sardet (CNRS/Tara Oceans), Noé Sardet and Sharif Mirshak to use footage from the Plankton Chronicles project to create a film designed to ignite wonder and curiosity about this hidden world that underpins our own food chain. (6:02)
Tale of the Shepherd Planets
A quote from the movie: "Until recently, the search for planets beyond our solar system was a matter of calculating the odds and laying out theories of solar system formation. Circumstantial evidence began to trickle in, a color shift in a stars light as a planet tugged on it, or a dipping in its light as a planet passed in front." (04:50)
TED Ed--Evolution of Animals in a Big City (Animal Adaptation)
Using newts, coyotes, and mice, Jason Munshi-South shows how animals develop genetic differences in evolution, even within an urban city. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and would work well in conjunction with lesson/unit on animal adaptation. (5:16)
Purdue University HTM Study Abroad Programs
Purdue University's department of Hospitality and Tourism Management has administered many programs abroad. See pictures from Portugal, China, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, Japan, Korea, Australia, Ireland, and many other locations.
"All About Colors!" Storybook Read Along
This video book uses real life pictures to teach about colors. Students will see the color and color word, hear the word, and see 3 pictures to represent each color. This is a great resource to introduce and/or to review colors and color words in the early childhood classroom. (6:53)
Read Across America
Otis Visiting Artist:Adam Budak
Otis Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Adam Budak, who lives in Graz and Krakow, is currently curator for contemporary art at the Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria. He studied theatre studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and history and philosophy of art and architecture at the Central European University in Prague. He is a guest professor at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts Flanders in Ghent and at the Theatre Institute of the Kunstuniversität in
Upper Beginner #9 - What Time is Curfew at the Japanese Game Arcade?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’re rushing to pick up your little brother from the Japanese game arcade you left him in while you did a bit of shopping. You arrive right on time to collect him as the game arcade curfew starts, but he’s nowhere to be seen. You wonder if your Japanese is good [...]
Garden Variety (Interactive)
Discover the uncommon stories behind the most common fruits and vegetables in this interactive.