Civil War Archeology: Investigating the Battles of Wilson's Creek and Pea Ridge
This site examines archeological techniques used to explore these two battle sites. These battles, fought in Missouri and Arkansas in 1861 and 1862, helped keep Missouri in the Union and set the stage for the Union to gain control of most lands west of the Mississippi by 1863.
Images from the History of Medicine
This is a collection of nearly 60,000 images that illustrate the social and historical aspects of medicine. The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in various media.
The Gallery's American Collection Online
This site features American paintings from the late 1700s-1900s. Included are works by John Copley, Henry Tanner, John Sargent, James Whistler, Gilbert Stuart, and more. Much art of the American colonial period consisted of portraits, as settlers sought to establish their identities in a new world. After the new nation achieved its independence, landscapes and scenes of native flora, fauna, and folk customs began to express its unique qualities and illustrate its untapped resources.
Bastille Day Flare Animation
Fly-in of TRACE full sun image to the flare location. Fade to a model of the field lines with a magnetogram of the solar surface. Pull back out to display a movie of flare images. This version uses lens flares to illustrate matter motion along the field lines.
Bastille Day Flare without Matter Motion
Fly-in of TRACE full sun image to the flare location. Fade to a model of the field lines with a magnetogram of the solar surface. Pull back out to display a movie of flare images. This version does not show the matter motion along the field lines.
A Multi-Mission View of the AR9906 Solar Flare with Instrument Labels
Here's a view of the Sun, from the point of view of a fleet of Sun-observing spacecraft - SOHO, TRACE, and RHESSI. The time scales of the data samples in this visualization range from 6 hours to as short as 12 seconds and the display rate varies throughout the movie. The region and event of interest ...
GOES-SXI views the Sun in X-rays (3 Channels)
The Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) aboard GOES-12 went online for full-time operation on January 22, 2003. It provides full-disk X-ray images of the Sun updated every few minutes. This movie combines three channels from the imager with red covering 0.6-2.0 nanometers wavelength, green covering 0.6-4.0 nanometers ...
Dawn Mission Video
Leonard Nimoy narrates this animated 13-minute glimpse of NASA's Dawn mission that was launched in October 2007. The movie features a look into the planning, instrumentation and technological challenges of this mission into the heart of the asteroid belt.
Scientific Ethics and the Signs of Voodoo Science
Until recently, the issue of research ethics had not been a subject of explicit discussion within the Physics community. Over the past ten years, however, documented cases of scientific fraud have brought this issue to center stage. We will explore, through case studies, some examples ranging from poor ...
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Massive explosion in deep space - Death Star - BBC Horizon science
This four minute video explores might have caued this huge explosion in space. As on all YouTube videos block out the comments.
"Special Topics: Computational Camera and Photography, Fall 2008"
" A computational camera attempts to digitally capture the essence of visual information by exploiting the synergistic combination of task-specific optics, illumination, sensors and processing. In this course we will study this emerging multi-disciplinary field at the intersection of signal processing, applied optics, computer graphics and vision, electronics, art, and online sharing through social networks. If novel cameras can be designed to sample light in radically new ways, then rich and us
Prototype development: try, try again...
This electronic publication offers middle school teachers select resources that they can use when teaching about the prototype development stage of the design process. Engineers engage in the design process when they are developing new products.
Justice for All? To Kill a Mockingbird and A Time to Kill
Following a study of the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," students will view the courtroom scenes in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "A Time to Kill" and determine factors which influenced the verdicts in each trial.
Marketing "Song of Roland--the Movie"
This enrichment and review lesson ties the French epic poem "Song of Roland" to workforce development marketing skills. It allows students to imagine themselves as entrepreneurs engaged in marketing schemes for "Song of Roland--the Movie" as they read the epic in English world literature class.
Preservation: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
SPARK goes behind the scenes with two conservators with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to get a glimpse into their painstaking work restoring and preserving treasures of the art world. This Educator Guide addresses the scientific and artistic issues of preserving and conserving works of art.
Solo Acts: Derique
SPARK follows as Derique takes his one-man show from stage to street and back again as an evangelist for the art of "Hambone," a traditional form of body percussion originated by African American slaves in the Old South. This Educator Guide introduces educators to Hambone, explores the evolution of ...
Think Globally: San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
SPARK goes behind-the-scenes for a look at two dance companies that perform cultural dances, as they prepare to audition for the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. This Educator Guide introduces students to ethnic dance and dance education.
Tornadoes: Information and Preparation
Have you seen the movie The Wizard of Oz? Well, as you know, there were a few people who weren't quite prepared what a tornado brings. Your job is to put together information about tornadoes and what to do in the case of one!
This patient education program discusses end-stage renal disease, or ESRD. It reviews how the kidneys work, signs and symptoms of problems, treatment options, and preventive measures. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.