What is Energy?
With an introduction to the ideas of energy, students discuss specific types of energy and the practical sources of energy. Hands-on activities help them identify types of energy in their surroundings and enhance their understanding of energy.
Immune System - Free Science Video by Brightstorm
This 9:40 lecture, which includes a text of the material, is about the
immune system and how it protects the body from diseaes. It detects and kills things like viruses and bacteria to prevent sickness and to allow the body to continue to function properly. A good introduction.
SPC Foundation: Gift of Education
The Gift of Education is a gift worth giving.
As you plan your giving, think of St. Petersburg College and the students who can benefit from your generosity.
There are many ways you can make a difference including:
* Designate your dollars for a particular scholarship fund or program
* Initiate your own scholarship compatible with your specific educational interests
* Create a lasting legacy through annual gifts or bequests.
Strychine Poisoning in Toads
Strychnine is the principal alkaloid in nux vomica, the seeds of a tree strychnos nux vomica native to India. A toad is used in demonstrating the CNS ecitatory effect of strychnine.
Guiteau and the Assassination of President Garfield
This three minute video is a recreation of the this event. Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President Garfield, was put on trial for murder, commencing November 14, 1881. (Garfield had died two months earlier - on the 19th of September.)The facts of the shooting were never in doubt. The real issue was whether Guiteau was insane at the time he pulled the trigger. This is a good video to discuss what a jury does and what an insanity plea is and what it means. There is a lot of good fod
Learn about Amelia Earhart
This 3:21 minute video is a short biography of the world’s most notable early female pilots. It provides insights into her early life and accomplishments and later, mysterious, death.
The furore surrounding the so-called ‘mad cow’ diseases is an important and controversial episode of recent years. Although it peaked several years ago, the topic is still of great medical significance, influencing the way members of the public think about and experience science and scientists.
Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems (basics)
Our human society consists of many intertwined Large Scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSSTS), such as infrastructures, industrial networks, the financial systems etc. Environmental pressures created by these systems on Earth’s carrying capacity are leading to exhaustion of natural resources, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and are causing a resource and climate crisis. To avoid this sustainability crisis, we urgently need to transform our production and consumption patterns. Given that we, as
GPS on the Move
During a scavenger hunt and an art project, students learn how to use a handheld GPS receiver for personal navigation. Teachers can request assistance from the Institute of Navigation to find nearby members with experience in using GPS and in locating receivers to use.
UK on top of Olympic security threat: Robertson
July 21 - The UK Minister for Sport and the Olympics says London is as prepared as it can be to deliver a secure Games, but precautions against terrorism won't be at the expense of people's enjoyment.
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