Pythagoras Theorem Proof
An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrates a graphical proof of Pythagoras' Theorem. The applet shows a right triangle that is replicated and then moved around to demonstrate the relationship between the sides. It can can be stepped through slowly to allow classroom discussion, or let to run as a movie. Useful for students who like to see things graphically as opposed to symbolically. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. This resourc
World of Enzymes
What does the word enzyme mean to you? Did you know that all living organisms contain enzymes, but did you also know that they are also found in laundry detergents and various food products? This project will explore what enzymes are, how they function and the factors that influence how well they work.
Authors@Google: Sherry Turkle - "Alone Together"
Consider Facebook—it's human contact, only easier to engage with and
easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes
it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with
people and more connected to simulations of them.
In "Alone Together", MIT technology and society professor Sherry
Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically
alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are
looking for—and sacrificing—in a wo
Not in Our Town Northern California: Staging a Response to Hate - Newark, CA
"Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here" looks at five communities that are dealing with hate violence. This Educator Guide addresses events that took place in Newark. Students from Memorial High School were planning a presentation of "The Laramie Project" for their fall play when they learned that one of their peers, a transgender student, had been murdered in a crime similar to the one they were exploring on stage. This Guide includes discussion ideas and activities relate
Backstage with Alistair McGowan
Backstage visits the set of Oleanna at Lakeside Arts Centre for a chat with the play's stars Alistair McGowan and Clare Foster. Oleanna, which has its run at Lakeside Arts Centre in April is widely regarded as David Mamet's most controversial work. For more info visit www.lakesidearts.org.uk
2.3 Influence diagrams
The power of graphics should not the underestimated. They can express information clearly and simply. This unit will help you to assess which style of graphic to use in different situations.
Snow Cover over North America during the Winter of 2001-2002 (WMS)
The amount of snow covering the land has both short and long term effects on the environment. From season to season, snow coverage and depth affect soil moisture and water availability, which directly influence agriculture, wildfire occurrences, and drought. In the long term, the part of the Earths surface covered by snow reflects up to 80 or 90 percent of the incoming solar radiation as opposed to the 10 or 20 percent that uncovered land reflects, and this has important consequences for the Ear
The Sweet Truth: Unraveling the Myths and Mysteries of Fructose
Professor Mark Kern of San DIego State University gave the UA's spring Well U lecture on March 9, 2011.
Reading labels at the grocery store can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to the slew of sugars that might pop up on the ingredients list. Do you really know the difference between sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, agave nectar and so on? To help clear up some of the confusion, Mark Kern, a professor in the department of exercise and nutritional sciences at San Diego State University
How to Correctly use Booster Seats
In this 2:30 video viewers learn how to use a booster seat, how to determine if a child is ready to wear a safety belt alone, and why children and teens should sit in the back seat. The final segments include a one-minute car safety check and additional safety tips for the whole family.
Functional and Structural Insights Revealed by Molecular Dynamics Simulations of an Essential RNA Ed
RNA editing ligase 1 (TbREL1) is required for the survival of both the insect and bloodstream forms of Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite responsible for the devastating tropical disease African sleeping sickness. The type of RNA editing that TbREL1 is involved in is unique to the trypanosomes, and no close human homolog is known to exist. In addition, the high-resolution crystal structure revealed several unique features of the active site, making this enzyme a promising target for structure-base
Back Pain (Spanish)
This patient education program reviews the anatomy of the back, the most common causes of back pain, and measures to prevent back pain. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
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