Through ten lessons and numerous activities, students explore the natural universal rules engineers and physicists use to understand how things move and stay still. Together, these rules are called "mechanics." The study of mechanics is a way to improve our understanding of everyday movements, such as how gravity pulls things together, how objects balance, spin and twirl, and how things fly and fall. While studying Newton's three laws of motion, students gain hands-on experience with the concept
An Arm and A Leg
Students will design and build a prototype of an artificial limb using a simple syringe system as an introduction to bioengineering. Students will determine which substance water (liquid) or air (gas) will make the appendage more efficient.
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.
Where Are the MDGs?
By investigating the coverage of the Millennium Development Goals in the media, students learn about both the local and global presence of development issues, as well as gain an introduction to the way the media represents these issues in different parts of the world.
Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using Spreadsheets (DISCUS)
DISCUS is a set of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets designed for teaching first year undergraduate level statistics. Students can use them on their own and do not need prior knowledge of Excel. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, binomial distributions, and regression etc. This page has links to more info about each topic, an independent review of DISCUS, and a DISCUS download. It also links to information on the creation of a Spanish version of DISCUS called Tutorial para el Aprendi
Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
The module contains the following levels: Defining Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Precipitating Factors of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure ADHF Pathophysiology Evaluating ADHF via the Forrester Classification System Evaluating ADHF via the Clinical Severity Classification System Lab Parameters and Other Diagnostic Tests Goals of ADHF Therapy Introduction to ADHF Treatment Class Effects Catecholamine-like Agents in ADHF Dosing Dopamine for ADHF Dosing Effects Drug Properties Treatment Consid
Pharmacotherapeutics of Infectious Disease
The module contains the following levels: Review of the Gram Stain Review of the Lab Culture Growth Qualities Review of Chemical Properties Morphology of the Gram Positive Cocci Grouping the Streptococci Gram Stain Results of the Aerobic Bacilli Gram Stain Results of the Cocci Gram Stain Results of the Anaerobic Bacilli Miscellaneous Classifications Classifying Fungi Aerobic versus Anaerobic Defending the Host Location of the Normal Flora Sterile versus Nonsterile Localized versus Systemic Indic
The Drug Information Consult
A short introduction on how to write a drug information consult. The module contains the following levels: Introduction to the DI Consult Steps to Writing a DI Consult Sections of the DI Consult Choosing Primary Literature Other Writing Tips Complete Assessment of the Drug Information Consult
Can Gases Act as a Greenhouse?
In this lab, students will infer a potential for increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leading to global warming by contrasting the temperature rise in a CO2 rich atmosphere to that of normal air when both environments are exposed to a bright light in a controlled experiment.
Play Plinko and develop your knowledge of statistics. Drops balls through a triangular grid of pegs and see the balls random walk through the lattice. Watch the histogram of final positions build up and approach the binomial distribution.
Hey, Mr. Producer!
It's not that uncommon for secondary school students to study the ups and downs of the stock market, but in this lesson, students will examine the economic roller coaster involved in the production of a Broadway musical. As an introduction to the lesson, students will read a series of online articles to investigate the similarities and differences between nonprofit theater production and Broadway, or commercial, theater production. They will view excerpts from the PBS series BROADWAY: THE AMERIC
Measuring Health Disparities
Measuring Health Disparities is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health workforce. In contains audio and interactive elements and focuses on some basic issues for public health practice - how to understand, define, and measure health disparity. The material is divided into four parts. Parts One and Two review what health disparities are, how they are defined, and provide and overview of common issues faced in measuring health dispar
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Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series
Welcome to the Nanotechnology 501, a series of lectures designed to provide an introduction to nanotechnology.
Basic radio physics
A general introduction to basic physics relevant for wireless networking.
Introduction to mailing lists
Introduction to basic mailing list concepts, finding and using mailing lists.
Introduction to OpenOffice.org Impress
An introduction to using OpenOffice.org Impress for presentations - aimed at getting learners comfortable with OOo Impress basics and giving them the confidence to go further on their own.
Introduction to MS Access
Introduction to MS Access basics: working with tables fields, records and primary keys.
Introduction to OpenOffice.org Writer
An introduction to the OpenOffice.org Writer word processor.
High-level introduction to mesh networks.