Solar System Scavenger Hunt
This OLogy activity gives kids a grounded way to understand the scale of the planets in our solar system. The activity begins with a brief overview that tell them why all planets are round and introduces them to the concept that the planets vary widely in size. Kids are then asked to create a model of the solar system using found objects that match the provided scale in inches for the planets. The activity ends with a series of challenges, which include arranging the planets according to size an
The week ahead: May 25th 2011
Silvio Berlusconi's trial resumes, Japan and the EU have a summit in Brussels and the Champion's League final plays at Wembley stadium
4.5 The function of consciousness
What is consciousness? How does the brain generate consciousness and how can a science of the mind describe and explain it adequately? This unit will introduce you to the slippery phenomenon that is consciousness, as well as some of the difficulties consciousness presents to science and philosophy.
Authors@Google: Andrew Baggarly
Andrew Baggarly spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on May 23, 2011 about his book A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants. He is introduced by Ryan Terribilini. About the book: "The 2010 San Francisco Giants were the most unlikely World Series champions of all time. Sure, they had some quality pitchers, but the Giants roster consisted of a rag-tag group of castoffs, oddballs, rookies, and old-timers who seemed a lot more entertaining off the field than on it. After 53 years o
The Quest for the Perfect Tomato
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the many ecosystems in the ocean. The site opens by telling kids that people have learned to change the food we eat. The first comic strip looks at a farmer who works to produce a larger, redder, tastier tomato. The second comic strip tells kids about genetic modification and imagines a scientist putting the flounder's "anti-freeze" gene inside the DNA of a tomat
3.3.3 Mechanical methods of contraception
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced
Two Perspectives on the Longitudinal Trends in Food Consumption: The Case of Denmark 1900-2000
Tenna Jensen, Department of History, University of Copenhagen, gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series
Northeastern University Street Smarts: Summer Edition
Our Northeastern Street Smarts reporter asks students what their plans are for the summer, where they wish they could go, and what they think of New England weather.
Texas Tech Alumna Teaches Sea Lion to React to Guns Up
Tricia Dees, a Texas Tech alumna, has trained a California sea lion to "bark" using a "guns up" prompt at SeaWorld San Antonio.
Commencement 2011 Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins — May 26, 2011 — The Johns Hopkins University Class of 2011 Commencement. More than 6,000 Graduating students gathered at Homewood Field at the Baltimore campus of the renowned university.
Harvard University's 2011 Commencement Morning Exercises
Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:45 AM Welcome to the 360th Harvard Commencement. Although Harvard's first Commencement in 1642 is more than 369 years behind us, Commencement numbering has fallen out of step as exercises were omitted for reasons ranging from war to plague. The cumulative effect is that 2011, for example, marks only the 360th Harvard Commencement. Commencement at Harvard is comprised of three components: the ceremonial Morning Exercises, during which University degrees are conferred
Using manufacturer's service manual to remove/replace
This topic describes how to remove and replace electrical units and assemblies using a manufacturer's service manual. Vehicle manufacturers produce repair manuals for each model of vehicle they produce. Each manufacturer may have different procedures for removing and replacing electrical units from the models they produce. You should always use the specific manual written for the make and model of vehicle on which you are working.
Plan to achieve team outcomes
This task looks at involving team members in developing the purpose, goals, and plans of your team and how you can support your team to achieve them. The learning pack contains information, resources and activities to help you develop the team's purpose, goals and objectives, and to support the team to achieve outcomes expected of them.
Prepare solutions in the laboratory
SimuLab Laboratory performs chemical and biological testing. Laboratory technicians are required to prepare, standardise and use solutions to monitor the quality of prepared solutions. Calculations involving preparation of solutions must comply with the relevant standards, appropriate procedures and enterprise requirements.
Weighing the Sub-Sample and Placing in the Oven - simulation
An introduction to procedures in scientific and medical testing laboratories for conducting non-instrumental tests on samples. Activity takes the student through procedures for a moisture content test.
Monitor the quality of laboratory solutions
SimuLab Laboratory performs chemical and biological testing. Laboratory technicians are required to prepare, standardise and use solutions to monitor the quality of prepared solutions. Covers Monitoring the quality of laboratory solutions.
Record test results - Maintain Laboratory Records
An introduction to microbiological laboratory procedures for lab technicians in scientific and medical testing laboratories. Covers procedures for recording results.
Occupational Health and Safety Committee meeting - Work team communication
An introduction to team skills required by lab technicians working in scientific and medical testing laboratories. Covers effective teamwork and committee meeting procedures.
ESL - The Pet Problem
This tutorial is for ESL students and provides a range of everyday exercises which involve listening to normal transactions.