The NeMO curriculum is based on real events and real data: the 1998 eruption at Axial Volcano and the rumbleometer instrument that was stuck in the new lava flow. The activities for the classroom are modeled on how scientists actually investigated this event. This curriculum is intended for middle and high school students in earth science and marine science classes. It is composed of four parts (which are each a separate file): Part 1 - Introduction and Background Information Part 2 - Classroom
Dedication to Douglass - Designing Historically Accurate Monuments to Frederick Douglass
In this lesson, students learn about the controversy regarding the historical accuracy of the Frederick Douglass Circle monument in Central Park. They then create their own design proposals for less controversial monument components and write the text for plaques to accompany them.
Fifty Years: From the Little Rock Nine to the Jena Six.
In this lesson, students discuss how the issues surrounding school integration have changed since the Little Rock Nine entered Central High School and what the recent events in Jena, Louisiana, teach us about what issues we still face as a nation.
Suffer the Little Children - Reflecting on Child Labor in Guatemala
In this lesson, students learn about and respond to the plight of child workers in Guatemala in the face of increased free trade through the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
The Ohio & Erie Canal: Catalyst of Economic Development for Ohio
tells how the construction of this canal transformed one of the poorest states in the Union in the 1820s into the third most prosperous by 1840. The 308-mile canal helped open New York and New Orleans markets for central Ohio farmers and traders. Stores and taverns sprang up along the canal. People ...
Central Vermont: Explore History in the Heart of the Green Mountains
explores Central Vermont's history using 43 historic places that recall past eras when numerous small villages grew slowly until the coming of the railroad, which resulted in a period of rapid growth for Vermont in the last half of the 19th century.
The Emerald Necklace: Boston's Green Connection
recounts the creation of a series of parks in Boston in the 1880s. At that time, Boston was crammed with buildings and people. It was overcrowded, noisy, and dirty. City officials, concerned about the health and well-being of Bostonians, hired Frederick Law Olmsted, who had designed Central Park in New York, to create a park system that wove together a series of small parks?gardens, waterways, meadows, tree museums, and others?into what became known as Boston's Emerald Necklace.
Unearthing Clues to Martian Fossils
This news article examines how scientists are looking at sites on Earth, especially Mono Lake in central California, to see how evidence of past life on Mars might be preserved. A selection of links to related topics is provided.
Visit to an Ocean Planet: Fathometer in a Box
This classroom activity gives students an introduction to depth sounding and mapping ocean topography. The materials include an overview, concepts, a materials list, and instructions. Terms are linked to a glossary and a list of related sites is included.
Homework for Resonant Tunneling Diodes
This homework assignment was created for EE 218 "Introduction to Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology" (Stanford University). It includes a couple of simple "warm up" exercises and two design problems, intended to teach students the electronic properties of resonant tunneling diodes and carbon nanotubes, ...
Homework for Circuit Simulation: ECE 255
This collection of homeworks is used in ECE 255 "Introduction to Electronic Analysis and Design" (Purdue University). Students do their work, or sometimes check their work, by using the Spice 3F4 simulator on nanoHUB.org.
Statistics Online Compute Resources
This site offers software tools, instructional materials and online tutorials about college-level probability and statistics. The SOCR tool has interactive graphs and information about dozens of distribution models, as well as a large collection of statistical techniques for online data analysis, visualization, ...
Introduction and Textures and Structures of Igneous Rock
These lecture notes provide an introduction to igneous rocks. The notes cover information about characteristics of magmas, plutonic rocks, volcanic rocks, and textures of igneous rocks. There are several illustrations within the text. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html
Introduction to Petrography
This Introduction to Petrography homepage from the University of Houston contains a variety of instructional materials. Topics covered include tectonics, the rock cycle, mineralogy, sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic petrology, classification, phase diagrams, and magmatic differentiation. There are ...
"Principles of Digital Communication I, Fall 2009"
" The course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice behind many of today's communications systems. 6.450 forms the first of a two-course sequence on digital communication. The second class, 6.451 Principles of Digital Communication II, is offered in the spring. Topics covered include: digital communications at the block diagram level, data compression, Lempel-Ziv algorithm, scalar and vector quantization, sampling and aliasing, the Nyquist criterion, PAM and QAM modulation, signal
"Introduction to Neuroscience, Fall 2007"
" This course is an introduction to the mammalian nervous system, with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement, learning and memory, and diseases of the brain."
"Brain Structure and Its Origins, Spring 2009"
" Outline of mammalian functional neuroanatomy, aided by studies of comparative neuroanatomy and evolution, and of brain development. Topics include early steps to a central nervous system, basic patterns of brain and spinal cord connections, regional development and differentiation, regeneration, motor and sensory pathways and structures, systems underlying motivations, innate action patterns, formation of habits, and various cognitive functions. Lab techniques reviewed. Optional brain dissect
"Frameworks and Models in Engineering Systems / Engineering System Design, Spring 2007"
" This class provides an introduction to quantitative models and qualitative frameworks for studying complex engineering systems. Also taught is the art of abstracting a complex system into a model for purposes of analysis and design while dealing with complexity, emergent behavior, stochasticity, non-linearities and the requirements of many stakeholders with divergent objectives. The successful completion of the class requires a semester-long class project that deals with critical contemporary
"Applied Geometric Algebra, Spring 2009"
" Laszlo Tisza was Professor of Physics Emeritus at MIT, where he began teaching in 1941. This online publication is a reproduction the original lecture notes for the course "Applied Geometric Algebra" taught by Professor Tisza in the Spring of 1976. Over the last 100 years, the mathematical tools employed by physicists have expanded considerably, from differential calculus, vector algebra and geometry, to advanced linear algebra, tensors, Hilbert space, spinors, Group theory and many others. Th
"Statistics and Visualization for Data Analysis and Inference, January IAP 2009"
" A whirl-wind tour of the statistics used in behavioral science research, covering topics including: data visualization, building your own null-hypothesis distribution through permutation, useful parametric distributions, the generalized linear model, and model-based analyses more generally. Familiarity with MATLAB®, Octave, or R will be useful, prior experience with statistics will be helpful but is not essential. This course is intended to be a ground-up sketch of a coherent, alternative per