Images of the Earth
Structure: Three credits. Three lecture hours per week (45 total hours). This is an introduction to the new, rapidly evolving, and interdisciplinary field of Earth System Science. This course emphasizes the ideas of Earth as a planet within the solar system; the interactions among the components of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere; and global changes. Studying Earth as a system is accomplished by the analysis of remote sensing data. Images acquired by airborne and spaceborn
Yard and food wastes make up nearly one-third of the waste stream in the United States, most of which gets put in landfills or incinerated. Did you know that by simply combining some basic elements — organic waste, soil, water, and air — you can create ideal conditions for recycling these wastes naturally? This interactive activity from Keep America Beautiful, Inc. details what composting is and the roles that soil microbes, oxygen, and moisture play in this process. A game challenges users
The Queens MFA community
Students and faculty talk about the supportive atmosphere of Queens' low-residency MFA program.
Making Recycled Paper
Recent Environmental Protection Agency studies have shown that 0.9 metric tons (one ton) of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 26,500 liters (7000 gallons) of water, 27 kilograms (60 pounds) of pollution, 2.5 cubic meters (3.3 cubic yards) of landfill space, and enough energy to power the average American home for six months. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members demonstrate how something that might otherwise be discarded, such as newspaper, can be recycled to create a functional or
President William McKinley
A four minute summary of William McKinley's accomplishments and life history. A very good video to show human side of a president.
The Empathic Civilization
At this event Jeremy Rifkin will talk about his latest book The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. His book is a sweeping new interpretation of the history of civilization, that looks at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development-and is likely to determine our fate as a species.
It's time that politicians had performance-related bonuses
During the financial crisis, politicians across the spectrum have assailed bankers’ bonuses. In a similar way, politicians should now use the sovereign-debt crisis as an opportunity to re-examine their own pay. The collapse of the largest Ponzi scheme in history, the European Social Model, is not caused by inappropriate bonuses, but by a lack of bonuses.
M As: Not necessarily the best way to grow your company
There are several good ways to grow a company, but only about a third of firms actively use all the methods available to them, and this narrow focus widens the corporate gap between success and failure significantly.
That’s according to a 10-year global study of 162 telecom companies conducted by Laurence Capron, INSEAD strategy professor, and Will Mitchell, a professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Baha'i Academy - An introduction to Team Discussion
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How to Make Lollipops
A step by step instructional video about how to make lollipops for your class. Easy to follow and inexpensive. Warnings given for working for younger children as well.
Internet Scout Project
The Water Environment Federation offers hands-on activities in pdf format covering a wide range of the important water-related environmental topics. Educators can find materials for students from kindergarten through high school dealing with the characteristics of floodplains and wetlands, water cycles, pollution, and so much more. Each activity clearly lays out a plan for the teachers including advanced preparation, background materials, a list of terms, the actual procedure, and a follow-up. T
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer uses a series of probes to build upon Emily's idea that wind and rain can break down rock to find her idea of where the broken down pieces of rock go. The segment shows that the interviewer has identified that Emily has some correct ideas about the role of water and wind but struggles with where the material and what size, gets deposited.
Diagnostic et aide dans un environnement d'apprentissage ouvert : Un exemple en chimie, SCHNAPS
Cet article présente la conception et la réalisation d'un environnement ouvert pour l'apprentissage de la résolution de problèmes en chimie. Trois questions principales y sont étudiées : les outils mis à la disposition de l'élève, l'analyse de son activité et les aides que le système est en mesure de lui apporter. La conception de ces trois composantes de l'environnement s'appuie sur des analyses préalables des difficultés rencontrées, des formes de résolution des élèves et des
Metamorphosis — Stories of Change
The goal of this activity is for students to learn how to tell a story in order to make a complex topic (such as global warming or ozone holes) easier for a reader to grasp. Students realize that the narrative impulse underlies even scientific and technical writing and gain a better understanding of the role of myth as a “science” of imagination that helps us to gain insight into human motivation.
Students learn how a bill becomes law in the U.S. Congress and research legislation related to global warming.
Ancient arachnid crawls back to life
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25863 Open-source software has been used to reconstruct the gait of one of the first land predators
Call of the Wild Part 2
This is an old animated video based based on the novel, Call of the
wild, by Jack London. The reading of the story by excerpts being read
from the novel.
Eastman Jazz: Two Ways to the Same Stage
Each spring, two of the big bands at Eastman, the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble, put together a split concert that they perform in Kilbourn Hall. While the two bands have a similar makeup in terms of the size of the group and the instruments, they each take a very different approach to the music that they will play on the very same stage. While the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble is known for playing newer music, the approach of ensemble director Dave Rivello is a rather tra
Students will learn the difference between global, prevailing and local winds. In this activity, students will make a wind vane out of paper, a straw and a soda bottle and use it to measure wind direction over time. Finally, they will analyze their data to draw conclusions about the prevailing winds in their area.