Sampling is a computer tool designed to help biology students obtain a qualitative understanding of basic concepts related to estimation and statistics. Sampling presents the user with a group of hypothetical populations distributed throughout an area, and with tools for sampling these populations to estimate characteristics such as population size and density, the nature of each population's spatial patterning, and spatial correlations in abundance between populations. By manipulating the numb
Data Collection and Organization
The Data Collection and Organization (DC&O) text module provides background on useful, general-purpose software tools. The aim is to discuss types of generic software that virtually every well-equipped scientist uses. This includes: spreadsheets, database programs, statistics packages, graphics programs, and word processors. DC&O includes several examples of the use of these tools in biology. These include 'An Embryological Example with Tips and Tricks' and the complete text and dataset of a cl
The Water Sourcebooks contain 324 activities for grades K-12 divided into four sections: K-2, 3-5, 5-8, and 9-12. Each section is divided into five chapters: Introduction to Water, Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment, Surface Water Resources, Ground Water Resources, and Wetlands and Coastal Waters. This environmental education program explains the water management cycle using a balanced approach showing how it affects all aspects of the environment. All activities contain hands-on investigat
Math Literature Connections: Two of Everything
Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong recounts a Chinese folk tale. The farmer finds a magic pot which doubles everything that is put into it. This humorous story is a great introduction to function machines and input/output tables as teachers make the transition to the "doubling pot" and recording information in an input/output table.
NASA CONNECT Team Extreme: The Statistics of Success
In NASA CONNECT, Team Extreme: The Statistics of Success, focuses on NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate and the teamwork required to produce a successful space mission. Students will learn about the numerous systems, skills and capabilities involved in a mission and how NASA manages and integrates these systems. Students will draw a parallel between the teamwork used in a NASA mission and find out how teamwork energizes the popular sport of auto racing. Grades 6-8.
Historical Introduction to Philosophy
This course covers the following topics: an introduction to philosophy; philosophy of religion; epistemology; the philosophy of mind; free-will and determinism; ethics and metaphysics.
Creating space for diverse perspectives and student learning
This website is an 'illustrated case' of the teaching of a high school English class on the literature of social vision and social change. The case examines the use of multicultural materials in a standard English class and the instructors' efforts to refine the course as the year progressed. The website offers video clips of classroom activities, teacher reflections, and examples of student work.
Linear Systems and Optimization: Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems
Introduction to applied linear algebra and linear dynamical systems, with applications to circuits, signal processing, communications, and control systems. Topics include: Least-squares aproximations of over-determined equations and least-norm solutions of underdetermined equations. Symmetric matrices, matrix norm and singular value decomposition. Eigenvalues, left and right eigenvectors, and dynamical interpretation. Matrix exponential, stability, and asymptotic behavior. Multi-input multi-outp
Online Science-athon: The Chocolate Melt
The Online Science-athon offers elementary and middle-grade students opportunities to discover the science in their daily lives. Presented as challenges, the Science-athon asks students to investigate their world in ways that are engaging and fun, easy for teachers to incorporate into their teaching, and instructive. Students doing the Chocolate Melt decide on a container-tin can, cardboard box, plastic bucket, paper bag, or similar object-to use as a solar cooker. Then they consider how to melt
Discovering Information Systems An Exploratory Approach
Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. Since then technologies have changed so the non-conceptual and more technical parts of the book may be out of date. Why Yet Another Textbook (WYAT)? There are many excellent introductory information systems (IS) texts on the market. Why then produce our own text? Interestingly enough, when we sat down to critically review the first year Information Systems curriculum, the very last thing that we wanted was to get involved in writing
Introduction to Molecular Virology
Introductory Virology for 2nd and 3rd year courses The material consists of a series of linked pages exploring an introduction to the concept of viruses, and an exploration of their general properties. This site provides the basis of material for 7-lecture course in introductory microbiology (MCB2016F) and a 20-lecture course (MCB3024S, Defence and Disease) given to third-year students.
Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications
The book, Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications, presented in the following pages represents over twenty years of experience in teaching the material contained therein. The high price of textbooks and a desire to customize course material for my own needs caused me to write this material. This Web text and associated exercises is a continuing project. Check back often for updates.
12 Year old kid develops for Windows Phone! Elliot Forde is just like any other 12 year old. He likes to hang with his friends, play video games and wrestle with his dog. The difference is Elliot is a self taught Windows Phone developer whose app is rising to the top of the marketplace! We stopped by his home to catch Elliot in his natural habitat and see how this boy wonder came to be.
Elliot Forde is just like any other 12 year old. He likes to hang with his friends, play video games and wrestle with his dog. The difference is Elliot is a self taught Windows Phone developer whose app is rising to the top of the marketplace! We stopped by his home to catch Elliot in his natural habitat and see how this boy wonder came to be.Author(s):
Nancy Folbre: "The Socialist Feminist Imaginary" NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the interface between
political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on
the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles
published in academic journals, she is the author of Greed, Lust, and
Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (Oxford, 2009), Valuing Children:
Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2009), Who P
NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of
Gcompris : Verzameling educatieve programma's Gcompris staat voor het Franse “J’ai compris” (ik heb het begrepen). Het is een verzameling educatieve programma’s voor kinderen van twee tot tien jaar. Naast de meer dan vijftig kleine activiteiten die in …
Gcompris staat voor het Franse “J’ai compris” (ik heb het begrepen).
Het is een verzameling educatieve programma’s voor kinderen van twee tot tien jaar. Naast de meer dan vijftig kleine activiteiten die in …
Obama warns on Budget impasse
U.S. President Barack Obama urged Congress to find "common ground" sparing the country a damaging government shutdown. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Calls from the street continue in Bahrain
Thousands march through the streets of Bahrain's capital, Manama calling for change. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Respite at Tunisia-Libya border
Volunteers on Tunisia's border with Libya offer food and shelter to refugees fleeing violence.
Reform Movements 1800s
This seven minute video discusses the reform movement in regard to mental illness and prisons of the 1800s. The work of Dorothy Dix is explained and its importance. The modern public education movement under Horace Mann is explained, too. The 18th amendment's passage and the causes are also examined and its failure. A good overview of the progressive movement and those responsible for its improvements.
Wounded At Antietam 1862
This is the opening sequence of Lincoln and Lee, directed by Rob Child, that depicts a young civilian Mary Bedinger Mitchell engulfed by the unending stream of wounded Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Antietam-1862. This 1:40 videos shows students what it was like during this battle. Video shows wounded soldiers.