Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment shows examples of probes used to elicit ideas about the wearing down of mountains and how the appearance of a mountain is an indication of its age. The interviewer uses a series of questions to elicit explanations of why the two pictures of mountains are different and when the student uses terms like "worn down," he probes further, eliciting ideas about weathering.
Science in Focus: Energy
Interview with Dr. Jaci VanHeest about the transfer/transformation of energy, food ordering, and the food chain/web,,Dr. Jaci VanHeest states that heat is generated when using muscles. Targets only first sentence of benchmark.
Title: spouted bowl
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Description: Red burnished ware spouted bowl made from marl clay. The bowl has a flat bottom and the spout is applied to the main body of the bowl. It has previously been broken into four large pieces and repaired.
Title: fishtail lance head
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual
Description: Light brown pressure-flaked fishtail lance blade. Both sides of the lance blade are heavily worked to form sharp, denticulated edges.
The fishtail section of the blade is incomplete and has been broken and repaired.
Title: Coptic manuscript
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual A
Description: A page from a Coptic text of the Song of Moses, Exodus 15. The manuscript has a decorative chapter heading and initial letter. There are 18 horizontal lines of Coptic text, read from left to right. Above and to the right hand side of the Coptic text is a translation in 19 lines of Arabic.
The manuscript has a split where it has previously been folded in half and there is some slight discolouration.
Title: red and white snuff bottle
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for
Description: Inside-painted glass snuff bottle of flattened ovoid shape, with a cork and bone snuff spoon with mother-of-pearl stopper.
The main body of the snuff bottle is made of smokey glass with a uneven band of orange-red overlay around the rim and oval footrim. There are two orange-red frames on both the front and back and a carved orange-red 'handle' on both sides. The fan-shaped frame on the upper half of the front shows a mountain scene; below is a roughly rectangular frame s
Title: Tibetan figure of a Buddhist deity
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Ce
Description: Tibetan cast bronze seated four-armed Buddhist deity, on a stand.
The Buddha is seated in Dhyanasana (lotus position) on a double lotus plinth, with his principal hands held in front of the breast, with the left palm turned inward (toward the body) and the right turned outward, and the circles formed by the thumbs and index fingers of each hand touch one another in Dharmachakra Mudra (gesture of teaching). The secondary hands are held higher than the principal hands, with
Title: Ming blue and white dish
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for V
Description: Thickly potted blue and white porcelain dish with a plain rim, slightly rounded sides and a finely cut foot-ring.
The dish is decorated in deep underglaze blue. A bunch of lotus, sagittaria and water chestnut tied with a narrow ribbon is painted at the centre of the dish. This is surrounded by a composite flower scroll in the cavetto and a narrow band of classic scroll below the rim. On the outside of the dish is a composite flower scroll between a narrow key fret border
Grey Acquer Dress with V Neck
Grey dress with abstract black and white design. V neck and small V in collar at back. Three quarter length sleeves, shaped bust, full skirt. One shoulder pad.. Maker: Acquer. Date: 1940 - 1949 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Volta Cylinder vacuum Cleaner
Cylinder vacuum cleaner; body covered in beige fabric with small all-over design of diamonds.. Maker: Volta. Date: 1960 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Histology, striated muscle ts x40, (direct/above view)
Histology, striated muscle ts x40, (direct/above view). Rat dissection stills taken from FARID (Functional Anatomy of the Rat [Interactive Dissection]). This resource was authored by Megan Quentin-Baxter and David Dewhurst, with Graham Irving and Stephen Mera at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Seven Small Plates in Bramble Pattern by W. Hulme, Burslem
Seven small circular plates. Part dinner service of green and white 'Bramble' pattern.. Maker: W. Hulme - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Countess Bone ChinaThimble
White bone china thimble, gilded around rim and decorated with sprays of flowers. Top is impressed with dimples. Complete with box. Marked (inside): Countess Fine Bone China England . Maker: Countess - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
French Navy Crepe Dress with Yoke-Effect Embroidery
French navy crepe dress; small collar to round neck. Embroidered self-coloured detail to give yoke-effect. Three-quarter length sleevesfinished in fold-back cuffs with single self-covered button trim. Bodice is loosely gathered to waist; skirt has two unpressed pleats to centre front. Short metal zips to back neck and left hand side; belt loops in same fabric (belt missing). Bodice is pleated into waist either side of centre back. Label 'Dominant Dorma Fitting'. Date: 1940 - 1949 - from the The
Excitation-Contraction Coupling -- So What's the Difference Between Striated and Smooth Muscle?
This module illustrates, primarily through animation, the phenomenon of excitation-contraction coupling of muscle in a step by step manner. Striated and smooth muscle are both shown. Entry to the module is via the html "Intro" file.
Towards Collaborative Learning via Shared Artefacts over the Grid
The Web is the most pervasive collaborative technology in widespread use today; and its use to support eLearning has been highly successful. There are many web-based Virtual Learning Environments such as WebCT, FirstClass, and BlackBoard as well as associated web-based Managed Learning Environments. In the future, the Grid promises to provide an extremely powerful infrastructure allowing both learners and teachers to collaborate in various learning contexts and to share learning materials, lea
The Heart of the Matter
This lesson describes how the circulatory system works, including the heart, blood vessels and blood. Students learn about the chambers and valves of the heart, the difference between veins and arteries, and the different components of blood. This lesson also covers the technology engineers have developed to repair the heart if it is damaged. Students also understand how the circulatory system is affected during spaceflight (e.g., astronauts lose muscle in their heart during space travel).
Move Your Muscles!
This lesson covers the topic of muscles. Students learn about the three different types of muscles in the human body and the effects of microgravity on muscles. Students also learn how astronauts need to exercise in order to lessen muscle atrophy in space. Students discover what types of equipment engineers design to help the astronauts exercise while in space.
Walk, Run, Jump!
In this activity, students participate in a series of timed relay races using their skeletal muscles. The compare the movement of skeletal muscle and relate how engineers help astronauts exercise skeletal muscles in space.
T?cnicas Cinematogr?ficas para las Animaciones Arquitect?nicas (Film-making techniques for Architect
The paper presents film techniques for the expressive development of architectural animations, based on a graphic analysis of productions related to architecture (famous movies, documentaries of buildings and contemporary animations). This study is revealing some cinematographic concepts such as the dynamic composition of image, diversity of camera's positions, control of movements and rhythmic montage of shots that support a meaningful presentation of buildings. Also it suggests the geometric p