Part of the supporting resources for the School of Earth Sciences dynamic earth module, the -Why Topography?- site discusses two models introduced in the 19th century that are still used to explain topographic variations. These models are the Pratt and Airy models of isostasy. In the Pratt model, high topography (relative to surroundings) is due to lower density whereas in the Airy model, high topography is due to thick crust.
Finding Racial Stereotypes in Popular Culture
In this lesson students analyze current media and determine if racial stereotyping exists and consider causes of and remedies for racial stereotyping.
The aim of this lesson is to enable students to recognize the importance of organizational skills in achieving study goals. It is the second lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or u
Arctic Ozone from February 1, 2003 through March 30, 2003
This visualization shows the northern hemisphere ozone hole from February 1, 2003 through March 30, 2003.
Photography@Google: Moose Peterson, "Captured"
Moose stops by the Googleplex to discuss his latest work, his passion for aviation, and his recent conservation trips. Moose's work has direct impact on our world. Captured: Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer is more than just a photography book-it's a chronicle of more than 30 years'worth of unbelievable moments that only nature can reveal. And Moose Peterson is more than just a wildlife photographer-he's a storyteller in both prose and pictures. If you're looking for the ul
Lemon Shark--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Lemon Shark. This stocky, powerful shark is named for its pale yellow-brown to grey skin, which lacks any distinctive markings. This provides perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy seafloor in its coastal habitat. It has a flattened head with a short, broad snout, and the second dorsal fin is almost as large as the first. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world con
Science Sampler: Magic termites—Exploring scientific inquiry
The objective of the termite experiment is to walk students through the process of designing and conducting an experiment while allowing them to use inquiry-based methods to infer why, in this lab, termites follow the line of blue Bic or Paper Mate brand ballpoint pens. This experiment also reinforces the concept of observation versus inference and introduces independent and dependent variables. Students not only identify variables, but also identify constants in their experiment.
Take a trip to Earth’s freezer – the coldest, windiest, driest, place on Earth. How long has Antarctica been like it is today? That’s what polar researchers want to find out. Meet ANDRILL, the Antarctic drilling team in this video. (7:32)
President Faust Visits the JB Petit High School for Girls, in Mumbai, India
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“Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It” (video)
A talk by Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. In their book "Cutting the Fuse", Robert A. Pape, James K. Feldman and the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism examine every suicide terrorist attack worldwide from 1980 to 2009, nearly 2200 attacks in all. In this talk, Robert Pape presents their finding that contr
Preparing a project
Managing projects is something most managers will find themselves doing at some point in their career. This unit aims to provide an overview of the features of a project and the issues that arise in managing a project.
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
Freedom Riders Create Change
In this video segment adapted from American Experience: "Freedom Riders," view newsreel footage, archival photos, and interviews to explore how the Freedom Rides of 1961 brought about the end of racial segregation in interstate transportation. The Freedom Riders, aware that their nonviolent protest would elicit violence from some Southerners attempting to enforce local segregation laws, were determined to continue their protest even in the face of possible arrest. A series of events involvi
THE DETECTIVE: Eduardo Pagán THE PLACE: Crownpoint, New Mexico THE CASE: History Detectives investigates the mystery behind an unusual Navajo rug. We meet with a Navajo medicine man and a traditional Navajo weaver. We travel to Crownpoint, New Mexico, long considered the center of Navajo weaving to discover if a weaver violated a taboo to create this rug. Finally, History Detectives visits a textile historian to find out who may have been behind this controversial design. (17:35)
My friends, Finnish conversation questions
My friends, Finnish conversation questions.
Does the Mind have a Future?
Baroness Greenfield discusses how Information Technology is changing the way humans think and feel. Whilst there are clear benefits, she also highlights the less desirable consequences, and suggests how best to minimise these threats. The human brain is exquisitely sensitive to the environment. The brain is personalised even in clones (identical twins), as different experiences drive the unique configuration of different brain connections. These connections are constantly changed and updated by
PSYC 212-01, Human Experimental, Fall 1998
There are three goals. First, I will expose you to the basic research techniques used in psychology. You will learn the fundamental principles of research design, how psychologists gain knowledge. You will also develop skills and competencies needed to begin a research project. Second, I hope to give you enough practical experience so that you will be ready for upper-level laboratory courses and so that you can make an informed decision about possibly pursuing a research career after you graduat
PROSAD "PROSAD: A Bidding Decision Support System for Profit Optimizing Search Engine Advertising" by Bernd Skiera, Goethe University, Nadia Abou Nabout Goethe University and Steffan Vogel, SEA. The authors present a model-based decision support system to enable optimal bidding for key words as well as facilitating human intervention in the process
"PROSAD: A Bidding Decision Support System for Profit Optimizing Search Engine Advertising" by Bernd Skiera, Goethe University, Nadia Abou Nabout Goethe University and Steffan Vogel, SEA.
The authors present a model-based decision support system to enable optimal bidding for key words as well as facilitating human intervention in the process
The Organizing Framework Behind US Science Agencies: Panel Part of the second class in the series of IAP classes titled "Fundamentals of Science and Technology Public Policy-Making - Sci/Tech Policy Boot Camp." The lecturer is William B. Bonvillian, Director at the MIT Washington Office. This class will posit the argument that Sci/Tech organization is a third direct innovation factor and examine the organizational framework behind the mix of U.S. science agencies, their missions and research organizational models. It will examine th
Part of the second class in the series of IAP classes titled "Fundamentals of Science and Technology Public Policy-Making - Sci/Tech Policy Boot Camp." The lecturer is William B. Bonvillian, Director at the MIT Washington Office. This class will posit the argument that Sci/Tech organization is a third direct innovation factor and examine the organizational framework behind the mix of U.S. science agencies, their missions and research organizational models. It will examine th
Color Blind Test
This 1:17 long video provides some images in which may indicated color blindness. Color Blindness is mainly the result of hereditary deficient X chromosome. Because men only have 1 X chromosome, they are more likely to be color blind. A good video to show all students individually so as not to embarrass them. No audio.