1.2.1 Science throughout history: a case of attribution? Much of the science we now take for granted was first done by scientists outside today's industrialised nations. For example, Arabic medicine was in advance of European medicine throughout the Middle Ages, and from Salerno (the first recorded medical school, founded in the 10th century), to Vesalius (the first person to publish a book of human anatomy, in 1543), Western doctors learned from their Muslim counterparts. Activity 2 gives an opportunity to learn more about some of
Much of the science we now take for granted was first done by scientists outside today's industrialised nations. For example, Arabic medicine was in advance of European medicine throughout the Middle Ages, and from Salerno (the first recorded medical school, founded in the 10th century), to Vesalius (the first person to publish a book of human anatomy, in 1543), Western doctors learned from their Muslim counterparts.
Activity 2 gives an opportunity to learn more about some of
1.2.1 Planning your search
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
1.2 Be a knight in shining armour
Learning languages and finding out about other countries can be fun, as well as useful, and this unit is an introduction to the differences in culture and language about which we all need to be aware. There are 10 independent sections: any selection of them can be studied in any order. Some are about why knowledge of other languages and cultures can be important; others are about what it’s like to study a foreign language or to have a career using a foreign language. This unit is aimed at seco
Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals.
Active Transport in Insect Malpighian Tubules
The Malpighian tubules of insects are an excellent model for examining the properties of secretion in a transporting epithelium. In this exercise students expose tubules from cockroaches or crickets to chlorophenol red and visually estimate the dye concentration in the lumen. By adding metabolic inhibitors and competitors or by substituting ion-free media they can demonstrate competition, specificity, and energy- or ion-dependence of active transport. Advanced students can design their own exper
8 Technical glossary This glossary is intended to provide a basic explanation of how a number of common mathematical terms are used. Definitions can be very slippery and confusing and at worst can replace one difficult term with a large number of other puzzling concepts. Therefore, where an easy definition is available it is provided here, where this has not been possible an example is used. If you require more detailed or complete definitions, you should refer to one of the very good mathematical dictionaries th
This glossary is intended to provide a basic explanation of how a number of common mathematical terms are used. Definitions can be very slippery and confusing and at worst can replace one difficult term with a large number of other puzzling concepts. Therefore, where an easy definition is available it is provided here, where this has not been possible an example is used. If you require more detailed or complete definitions, you should refer to one of the very good mathematical dictionaries th
From Clay to Bronze
In 2008 the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas was renovated. Included in this renovation was the installation of a new crucifix and new structures around the altar.
Elevate - Brain Training App for Android
'Elevate is a brain training app designed to improve focus, speaking skills, processing speed, and more. Each person is provided with his or her own personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results.With regular training, Elevate will help you improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence.FEATURES* 16 games for critical skills like focus, processing, precision, and comprehension * Detailed performance track
Derived copy of Fertilization
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Ruth Rendell interviewed by David Grylls
Acclaimed crime writer Ruth Rendell discusses with David Grylls, Director of Studies, Literature and Creative Writing, the latest edition of the Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes, for which she has supplied the introduction.
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
Setting Goals, Building Solutions
In this lesson, students consider the value of setting goals for themselves and for their community, thinking critically about the idea of defining community and shared interests and concerns. This is an introduction to the concepts that underlie the Millennium Development Goals.
This program allows users to graphically enter population and disease characteristics (e.g., the virulence of the pathogen, the likelihood of transmission), to set up an initial population, and then observe the changes in population characteristics and the prevalence of the disease through time. Using modified SIR-type models (Susceptible-Infected-Recovered), Epidemiology allows students * to ask a variety of "what if" questions * to design and perform their own investigations * to
This text manual introduces statistical analysis and its underlying philosophy, enabling students to understand how to describe the confidence they have in their analysis. Statistical analysis is one of the most widely used, and abused, techniques in the biological sciences. Statistics are ostensibly used to allow an investigator to be objective. That is, the researcher uses statistical tests to determine whether or not his/her hypothesis is supported by the data collected. Unfortunately, the
PURPOSE: A simple Excel-based workbook with worksheets as a front end for the AT&T GraphViz Graph Layout software suite. BioGrapher enhances Excel-based tools developed in the Chemistry and Biology Departments at Beloit College to allow for convenient visualization of graphs and graphical connections that are important in systems and computational biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics.
Learning to Think Mathematically
Concerned that most students leave college thinking of mathematics as a fixed body of knowledge to be memorized, Cooperstein designed a new course to help students learn to think mathematically for themselves. This website serves as a course portfolio that documents the new class, Introduction to Mathematical Problem Solving. The principal activity in the class involved students working on and discussing novel problems which required them to formulate experiments, work out cases, look for patter
Iconic Statue of Sekhmet
Dating to the reign of King Tutankhamun's grandfather, this Egyptian sculpture is a very fine example of one of the oldest known Egyptian deities, the lion-headed warrior goddess also known as Mistress of Dread and Lady of Slaughter. On display in the Galleries of Africa: Egypt, the statue is one of the Museum's iconic objects.
Detection of Genetically Modified Foods
Genetically modified foods are often in the news and widely grown in the United States. Three US government agencies (USDA, FDA, and EPA) work to regulate the introduction and production of genetically modified foods. These crops can provide agricultural, ecological and nutritional benefits, but there are also potential risks to the environment and consumers. As consumers and public interest groups around the world have become aware of these risks, there has been a call for more explicit product
Building Molecular Models of DNA, Protein, and Lipids
Molecular models of DNA, protein (alpha-helix and beta-pleated sheet), and lipids are built to scale. With a minimum of scientific jargon, these laboratory exercises effectively display the important aspects of three-dimensional shape and spatial orientation that are poorly presented in textbook illustrations and demonstrate how the shape of molecules and weak chemical associations like hydrogen bonds and hydrophobic/hydrophilic interactions combine to form the macromolecular associations fundam