Stop Pointless Personal Pollution
This is a set of exercises based on some of the topics addressed in the accompanying article. They emphasize personal participation and creation of a program. In Exercise I, students are encouraged to take charge of their environment through an Adopt-A-Street program. Exercise 2 is a problem that uses math interpretation to lead students to think about a more water-conservative strategy for car washing. In particular, students are asked to work with fractions. The third exercise uses a case stud
Excuse Me: Is this the Way to the Drainpipe?
Demonstrate and explain what happens to water when it leaves your home
Where Does Your Water Come From?
This taste test will illustrate the differences between ground water and surface water, highlight some of the common contaminants in natural water, and encourage student thought on the sources of drinking water. This test should follow a class discussion on the possible sources of water for the community.
Thirstin's Groundwater Movement Activity
Ground water must be able to move through underground materials at rates fast enough to supply useful amounts of water to wells or springs in order for those materials to be classified as an aquifer. For water to move in an aquifer, some of the pores and fractures must be connected to each other. Water moves through different materials at different rates, faster through gravel, slower through sand, and even slower through clay. Gravels and sands are possible aquifers; clays usually are not aquif
Planning GIS for Emergency Management
This course introduces the potential of GIS to support all stages of emergency (crisis or disaster) management activities, the latest R&D advances that are helping to achieve this potential now, and some challenges for the future. The course focuses on requirements analysis and proposal writing targeted toward planning and implementing GIS solutions for government agencies and contractors. As a basis from which to pursue these objectives, Planning GIS for Emergency Management introduces the curr
Oil Floats and Spreads
An experiment, designed for elementary school students, that shows how oil behaves in water.
The Global Drifter Program
This website is the homepage of NOAA's global drifter program, which tracks the motion of buoys across the world's oceans. The buoys measure temperature and other properties, and have a transmitter with which to send data to passing satellites. Ocean currents and chemistry can be measured from the buoy's data.
"The Influence of Shaivism on Pala Buddhism"
Alexis G. J. S. Sanderson is an Indologist and fellow at All Souls College at the University of Oxford. His field is early medieval religion in India and Southeast Asia, focusing on the history of Saivism, its relations with the state, and its influence on Buddhism and Vaishnavism. In the last 26 years, Alexis Sanderson has published over 1,400 pages of articles covering Saiva, Vaishnava, and Buddhist Tantra in South and Southeast Asia.Author(s):
Design against crime leaflet 2005
Leaflet detailing the areas of research conducted by the Design Against Crime (DAC) Research Centre. This includes past, current and future projects. Areas include socially responsive design, crime-resistant products, interior and exterior environments, clothing and systems, communications, design licensing opportunities, consultancy, knowledge transfer, industry linked projects.
Open Web Mapping
This course involves the design, development, and deployment of interactive mapping tools distributed via the World Wide Web and using “open” (non-proprietary, community-developed) standards and software code. It will also prepare students to design, develop, and implement custom web mapping applications using open standards and open source software. On completion of the course, students will be able to build and deploy a complete web mapping solution including selecting the spatial data, th
GPS and GNSS for Geospatial Professionals
This course cultivates a working knowledge of current and future capabilities of GPS and the emerging Global Navigation Satellite System.
"The Flood Disaster in Pakistan: Socio-economic Consequences and Potential Geopolitical Ramification
Imtiaz Gul is the Executive Director of the Centre for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad. He is the author of three books on the ongoing security concerns in South Asia: The Unholy Nexus, The Al-Qaeda Connection, and The Most Dangerous Place. Gul addresses the longer term political and social consequences of the floods in Pakistan of July of this
Atravesando el portal digital: la nov?sima Arquitectura de los tiempos de la Internet. - (Crossing
Our architectonical environment is based on the material concept - entity whose control marks the relevance of the XX century: the atom. Across the threshold of the XXI century a new virtual entity - concept: the bit, spreads to became the basic unit of power - control - production, being its more dynamic evidence the phenomenon known as Internet, establishing complex relationships with groups constituted in the net like Virtual Communities, outlining metaphors that involve Urbanists and Archite
The nitrogen cycle: what goes around comes around
The gas we do need, oxygen, makes up only 20 percent of the atmosphere. Commonly, our students equate the atmosphere, or air, with oxygen, unaware that atmospheric nitrogen is as essential to living things as carbon and water. This publication will provide you with resources designed to help students gain knowledge regarding nitrogen, how it cycles, and its biological importance.
SML 2010 - Agence Regionale de la Sante
Semaine Médicale de Lorraine
Intervenant : Jean-Yves GRALL : Médecin, Directeur Général de l’ARS (Agence Régionale de Santé Lorraine)
Résumé : l’ARS est la clé de voûte de l’organisation prévue par la loi HPST (Hôpital-Patients-Santé-Territoire), elle met en œuvre la politique régionale de santé en coordination avec ses partenaires. Après une présentation des différents services et de leurs missions, l’auteur décrit les principales attributions, ainsi
Semaine Médicale de Lorraine
STELLAR European Research Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning
Starting February 1st, 2009, the European Union is supporting a new Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning called STELLAR (Sustaining Technology Enhanced Learning Large-scale multidisciplinary Research). STELLAR represents the effort of the leading European institutions and projects in Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) to unify their diverse community. This Network of Excellence is motivated by the need for European research on TEL to build upon, synergize and extend the valuable
E-Conteúdos e Ambientes de Aprendizagem
Neste capítulo, são abordados temas relativos à criação de conteúdos para ambientes virtuais de aprendizagem. Numa primeira análise crítica, procura-se contrariar a ênfase exagerada nas características técnicas dos ambientes multimédia e do pouco interesse normalmente dedicado aos processos de interacção e às necessidades reais do utilizador individual. As variáveis intrínsecas ao perfil cognitivo do aprendente e ao processo individual de aprendizagem, bem como as variáveis rel
Internet Scout Project
At this website, the University of Washington discusses its hydrology research focused on large- and small-scale surface water hydrologic modeling. Individuals can find forecasts on hydrologic, streamflow, and reservoir systems in the western United States. Researchers can learn about the group's surface water monitoring as well as its collaborative projects dealing with climate change and impacts. The website offers numerous Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and posters describing the group's
A Grid-Based Approach for Processing Group Activity Log Files
The information collected regarding group activity in a collaborative learning environment requires classifying, structuring and processing. The aim is to process this information in order to extract, reveal and provide students and tutors with valuable knowledge, awareness and feedback in order to successfully perform the collaborative learning activity. However, the large amount of information generated during online group activity may be timeconsuming to process and, hence, can hinder the rea