In this activity, students use wood, wax paper and oil to investigate the importance of lubrication between materials and to understand the concept of friction. Using wax paper and oil placed between pieces of wood, the function of lubricants between materials is illustrated. Students extend their understanding of friction to bones and joints in the skeletal system and become aware of what engineers can do to help reduce friction in the human body as well as in machines.
Early Career Learning - the LiNEA project. Interim report for Engineering
This interim report is based on data obtained from recently graduated engineers about their learning and development in their first full-time jobs. It covers the first two years of a four-year project, and its main themes have been selected in order to facilitate the next ‘action’ phase of the research. The focus is on the graduate engineers’ learning, and the factors that may affect the speed at which expertise develops. We have identified some areas where adjustments could be made to imp
You be the Radiologist!
In addition to the associated lesson, this activity functions as a summative assessment for the Using Stress and Strain to Detect Cancer unit. In this activity, students will create a 1-D strain plot in Microsoft Excel depicting the location of a breast tumor amidst healthy tissue. The results of this activity will function as proof of the accuracy and reliability of the students’ breast cancer detection design.
Presenting Painless Breast Cancer Detection!
This lesson culminates the unit with the Go Public phase of the legacy cycle. In the associated activity, students must depict a tumor amidst healthy body tissue using a graph in Microsoft Excel. In addition, students will design a brochure advertising a new form of painless yet reliable breast cancer detection to both patients and doctors alike. Together, the in-class activity and the take-home assignment will function as an assessment of what the students have learned throughout the unit.
The RCBN Consultation Exercise: Stakeholder Report
One of the early objectives of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) Research Capacity Building Network has been to undertake an extensive consultation exercise in order to identify the priorities for research capacity-building and to generate a database of expertise from across the UK educational research community. This report provides an account of the first element of the consultation exercise, interviews with twenty-five key stakeholders each representing the major consti
A chapter describing protein structure and function, including 53 figures and 7 large tables. It is intended as ~9hrs study time at level 2/3. It also provides background reading for the experimental investigation on SDS-PAGE and Western-blotting (http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/1579).
Derivatives in Physical Science The function of mathematics in physical science. From a theoretical concept to a practical tool, the derivative helps to determine the instantaneous speed and acceleration of a falling body. Differentiation is developed further to calculate how any quantity changes in relation to another. The power rule, the product rule, the chain rule -- with a few simple rules, differentiating any
The function of mathematics in physical science. From a theoretical concept to a practical tool, the derivative helps to determine the instantaneous speed and acceleration of a falling body. Differentiation is developed further to calculate how any quantity changes in relation to another. The power rule, the product rule, the chain rule -- with a few simple rules, differentiating any
Information Technology and the Networked Economy
The beginning of the 21st century has seen a rapid change from the industrial economy to a networked economy built on computers, connectivity, and human knowledge. The networked economy is characterized by rapidly changing market conditions and methods of commerce. Instead of leveraging human strength with machines as was done in the industrial economy, the networked economy leverages human knowledge with computers and connectivity to produce goods and services. The networked economy requires t
Analyse Hair and Scalp
Learn about diagnosis and treatment of scalp conditions.
Fixing Vine Health Problems
This lesson is divided into four sections, as follows: Factors relating to controlling plant health; Chemical control; Integrated Pest Management (IPM); Modifying growing conditions
Implement staff training
This learning object encompasses the competency involved in providing training in the workplace (but for whom the training function is not a major part of their job).
ESOL students using nintendo DSi machines in class ESOL students using the pic2chat function of the DSi to take part in a question, answer and spelling session.
ESOL students using the pic2chat function of the DSi to take part in a question, answer and spelling session.
Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of interest to those who are curious about human biology. This unit will enable you to relate what you read to your own sensory experiences – and indeed many of the questions asked have exactly that function. This unit will be best understood by those with some biological understanding.
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unif
Evaluate and improve HR processes and tools
Managing the HR function involves not only putting processes, procedures, and tools into action, it also entails implementing a continuous improvement process. This resource outlines methods and tools the HR manager can use to evaluate the contribution of HR to organisational goals, and to evaluate HR activities themselves.
Pink Westclox Electric Alarm Clock
Pink electric alarm clock, square with circular face. Alarm function and knobs to back. Maker: Westclox - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Systems Testing for a website
The company you work for have expanded their operations to include web-hosting services. This project involves investigating systems testing tools and using these tools to ensure the web server/websites function as required. You are required to develop a test plan and prepare the test environment for testing the web server and individual websites. You then need to conduct testing of the individual and system components and analyse test results.
Business Information Processing
This module will enable the student to describe the function of the various business sub-systems, the information flow between them and the function and content of typical business internal and external transaction documents. Students will also be able to state the purpose and scope of Decision Support Systems and Management Information Systems.
Maintain personal hygiene
Maintaining personal hygiene in the workplace is all about your personal presentation and cleanliness, your clothing and footwear, and what to do if you are ill or have a health condition. All these aspects of personal hygiene impact on the quality and safety of the food and service you provide to your customers. Poor personal hygiene can also affect the health of your work colleagues. So there are many important reasons why personal hygiene standards must be in place and
Gooseneck barnacles in rock crevices
Gooseneck barnacles do not move and rely on surrounding waters for food and nutrients. They have strong, hard, and sharp shells that keep predators from walking on them. They resist drying out and are found in all the intertidal zones.