Mt. Etna Erupts and Terra-MODIS Captures It
MODIS captures Mt. Etna's Plume and Smoke Trail
An Arm and A Leg
Students will design and build a prototype of an artificial limb using a simple syringe system as an introduction to bioengineering. Students will determine which substance water (liquid) or air (gas) will make the appendage more efficient.
Blossom and Boo Stay Up Late Read-Aloud-Online Storybook-(Bedtime)
This read-aloud is Blossom and Boo Stay Up Late written by Dawn Apperly. It is a cute story about two animal friends who want to see what the forest is like at night. There is a play button to get story started and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as the speaker reads. The speaker changes voices with each character. This is a wonderful resource for building a literacy rich environment in the classroom. It would be beneficial for struggling readers and/or special education st
The intestine and anus of the Daphnia
The intestine and anus are part of the digestive system. In animals, the complete digestive system is made up of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, and the anus. The digestive system functions to process food and eliminate wastes.
Sea Lion Skeleton - Backbone
Sea lions are vertebrates with both backbones and ribs. The backbone is a gliding joint, allowing the animal to be flexible, while the ribs main function is to protect it's inner organs. The short tail helps to balance the animal while walking on land.
"The Black Man's Burden": A Response to Kipling
In February 1899, British novelist and poet Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem entitled "The White Man's Burden: The United States and The Philippine Islands." In this poem, Kipling urged the U.S. to take up the "burden" of empire, as had Britain and other European nations. Theodore Roosevelt, soon to become vice-president and then president, described it as "rather poor poetry, but good sense from the expansion point of view." Not everyone was as favorably impressed as Roosevelt. African Americans, a
How Clean is that Water?
This lesson plan helps students understand the factors that affect water quality and the conditions that allow for different animals and plants to survive. Students will look at the effects of water quality on various water-related activities and describe water as an environmental, economic and social resource. The students will also learn how engineers use water quality information to make decisions about stream modifications.
Octopus and clam
One reason why both the octopus and the clam are considered to be mollusks is because they lack body segmentation. Although the octopus and the clam look very different from each other, they are both mollusks.
The Magnetosphere - Earth Raises its Shields
A view of a computer-generated model of the Earth's magnetosphere. Semi-transparent surfaces represent particle density (red is high, blue is low) and silvery tubes represent the magnetic field lines. In this particular model, the solar wind has an ambient density of 8.35 particles-cm^3. The isosurfaces are then red (>17 particles-cm^3), yellow (>12 particles-cm^3), green (>8.6 particles-cm^3) and blue (<1.0 particle-cm^3).
Severe Storms - by StudyJams
Severe storms can really wreak some havoc on the Earth. Thunderstorms bring lightning and strong winds, but tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards can cause even greater destruction. Learn more about severe storms with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
How Different Forces Affect Aircraft
NASA Connect segment explaining how different forces affect aircraft. The video also explores team work and engineering for conducting research. (04:32)
The Assassination of JFK (3:37)
The course of events surrounding JFK's assassination shocked the nation and left more questions than answers. This is a good overview of the events that came after the assassination and the
The Properties of Matter - by StudyJams
Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. That is why mass and volume are the properties of matter. There are many different kinds of matter: conductors, insulators, and magnets to name a few. Learn more about the properties of matter with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Why do we love pirates?
The fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise opens nationwide this Friday, May 20. The previous three films, which star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, have had tremendous success across the globe. University of Minnesota film studies professor Megan Lewis provides insight on why these movies (and their star, Depp) have been so popular.
PediNeuroLogic Exam: 6 Month Old: Normal: Motor - Tone
Tone is assessed for the upper and lower extremities by passive range of motion when the baby is cooperative. Distraction is a great way to get that cooperation. Babies at this age have found their feet and can suck on their toes. On passive range of motion, the lower extremity should be flexible enough to bring the foot to the baby's mouth. There shouldn't be any ankle clonus. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the chil
3.3 Case study 1 For much of the last century, many children who would today be regarded as being in need were caught up in the long-running child migration scheme. This scheme had been running throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century and its role was to export children to the outposts of the Empire. In all, it is estimated that 150,000 children were exported in this way (Bean and Melville, 1989). The scheme continued to run throughout the post-war years, which saw a rapid expansion of children's
For much of the last century, many children who would today be regarded as being in need were caught up in the long-running child migration scheme. This scheme had been running throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century and its role was to export children to the outposts of the Empire. In all, it is estimated that 150,000 children were exported in this way (Bean and Melville, 1989). The scheme continued to run throughout the post-war years, which saw a rapid expansion of children's
2.5 Component 3: Skills We all have considerable skills that we develop as we go through life. Many of them are so familiar to us that we probably don't think about them. For example, the reading skill which you are using right now is a highly complex and sophisticated one which took years to develop to this level. Our approach to skills is again to provide you with a framework to help with your learning and understanding. We use four categories of skill in our framework:
We all have considerable skills that we develop as we go through life. Many of them are so familiar to us that we probably don't think about them. For example, the reading skill which you are using right now is a highly complex and sophisticated one which took years to develop to this level. Our approach to skills is again to provide you with a framework to help with your learning and understanding.
We use four categories of skill in our framework:
3.20 Key ethical issues for CAM practitioners: an effective complaints mechanism
Why are so many people now turning to complementary and alternative medicine and why do approaches to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) raise such controversy? This unit explores the following three key areas: ‘Why people use complementary and alternative medicine’, ‘Critical issues in the therapeutic relationship’ and ‘Ethics in complementary and alternative medicine’.
7.014 Introductory Biology (MIT)
The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organism
Introduction to SPSS
An online introductory course on version 18 of the statistics package SPSS. The course consists of a series of short tutorials which introduce users to the basics of SPSS and also includes guides to various statistical tests.
Introduction to SPSS was developed by David Coast
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