Using Chromosome Kits to Assemble Human Karyotypes
This exercise provides a hands on introduction to the preparation of human karyotypes. Students practice karyotype preparation using Biophotos of normal male and female chromosome smears. The students then prepare a karyotype using a Biophoto of chromosomes from a Down syndrome individual or from a Down syndrome carrier.
Using Handheld Wireless Computers to Increase Interactivity and Collaborative Learning in Large Clas
We conducted a pilot study to determine the effectiveness of wireless, handheld computers in fostering active and collaborative learning in lecture-based teaching. We compared the capabilities of the largest type of handheld, the Jornada 820, to that of the smallest, a Handspring Visor "personal digital assistant." This article describes our use of the handhelds in a variety of classroom exercises, emphasizing wireless internet access. We explain our successes, problems, and proposed solutions.
Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit
This Web site, created to complement the Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit exhibit, includes the following sections: Introduction is an overview of the incredible diversity of Vietnam's people and landscapes; Journeys Through Time and Space provides a look at Vietnam today and a time-line of this ancient country's history; Journeys of Gods, Families and Ancestors considers the importance of lunar New Year and the ancestral altar; Journeys of People and Goods examines how international
A Seasonal Guide to New York City's Invertebrates
This engaging illustrated guide gives an introduction to the local invertebrates one can see in various habitats of New York City and offers suggestions for where and when to search for them, along with information on how best to protect them. The Seasonal Guide is being distributed at no charge throughout the City to parks, nature centers, and other organizations involved in public education and conservation.
Kids' Guide to the Birds of Central Park
An illustrated guide to birds commonly found in Central Park, and an introduction to birding for young naturalists. The guide also includes information on where to go in Central Park to see birds in various habitats: freshwater, woodlands, and open areas.
Leaf Litter Invertebrates of Central Park
Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this booklet provides an introduction to urban invertebrates. The book: Focuses on the species that live in city woodlands. Examines the human impact on leaf litter invertebrates and park rangers' conservation efforts. Lists 11 books for references and recommended readings available in English and Spanish. Can be downloaded as a PDF or ordered free of charge.
This OLogy activity gives kids a chance to test their investigation skills while learning about daily life for the Incas. Inca Investigation begins with an introduction to archaeologist Craig Morris and the ancient Inca city that his team excavated in the Andes mountains. Then kids are given detailed directions for how to play Inca Investigation, which includes tips to help them better examine evidence. At any time, they can get help, learn how to read a plan, or browse a book about Inca history
The American Museum of Natural History is home to the world's largest collection of vertebrate fossils, totaling nearly one million specimens. This Web site offers visitors a virtual visit to the Museum's famed Fossil Halls. It features seven sections along with a brief introduction, a Teacher's Guide, and information about the Museum's Division of Paleontology.
Earth Scientist Gallery
This gallery of online resources is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The Earth Scientist Gallery, part of the Earth:Inside and Out seminar, features: A Video Gallery with four brief video clips, each with a printable PDF transcripts; Introduction to Ed Mathez, Introduction to Ro Kinzler, Creating the Hall of Planet Earth I, and Creating the Hall of Planet Earth II; An Image Gallery wit
Annual Lecture in Law and Society: Law and Social Illusion
Professor Liam B Murphy, Herbert Peterfreund Professor of Law and Philosophy at New York University School of Law gives the 2013 Annual Lecture in Law and Society. In the wake of the House of Commons Debate on tax fairness and increasing public outrage at tax avoidance by Google and other multinationals, Professor Murphy will assess how misunderstandings of the ethical bases of the central legal institutions of a market economy badly distorts political debate on tax and other issues of social
Existential Graphs is a Web resource offering an introduction to the existential graphs system of logic, originally developed about a century ago by American philosopher Charles S. Pierce. The system offers a way of formalising and analysing logical arguments, including methods for testing proofs, but unlike more conventional formalisation systems, it adopts a graphical approach. Although the method will be unfamiliar to many students of logic, Pierce claimed that it was easier to use than tradi
Kindergarten Social Studies Overview
Slide show with background rap type singing in the background, illustrates Kindergarten social studies standards. National holidays, American symbols, chronology and time, American culture, diverse communities, family, maps and globes, responsible citizenship and jobs are mentioned. Slides show kindergarten classrooms. The background is a parody of the song Tik Tok originally performed by Ke$ha. Song does use non-standard English.
Engineering Large Software Systems
This is an introduction to the theory and practice of large-scale software system design, development, and deployment. Project management; advanced UML; reverse engineering; requirements inspection; verification and validation; software architecture; performance modeling and analysis.
Shape Grammars for Innovative Hybrid Typological Design
This paper describes a new methodology of deriving innovative hybrid designs using shape grammars of heterogeneous designs. The method is detailed within three phases of shape grammars: analysis, synthesis and evaluation. In the analysis phase, the research suggests that original rules of each design component are grouped in subclass rule sets to facilitate rule choices. Additionally, adding new hybrid rules to original rules expands the options available to the grammar user. In the synthesis ph
CSU Asain American & Pacific Islander Initiative "ACCESS"
Journey to Succes Program "ACCESS"
This 5 minute video shows various silly clips of cats and kittens, set to music. The video could be used as an introduction or hook to a story about cats with younger students. (5:04)
The Vowel Song (a e i o u) Short Vowels
A simple song and video to help practice short vowel sounds. Some of the three letter words formed are cat, bed, dog, and bus. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review short vowels in the early childhood classroom. (1:34)
Matrix Multiplication (Part 2) - Khan Academy
The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to demonstrate Matrix Multiplication. At the time of this posting from WatchKnow, this video was a Featured Video on YouTube. The instructor, Sal Khan, continues from Part 1 on multiplying matrices. The student or educator may want to open the video to 'full screen' as the instructor is using a black background and the writing is small. (14:37)
Tomaso Clavarino Talks About the Scars of Rwanda's Genocide
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/project/africa-rwanda-genocide-past-amputees-hutu-tutsi. Tomaso's Pulitzer Center-sponsored project explores how Rwandans who were seriously injured in the 1994 genocide have continued their lives in a country once ravaged by brutal violence.
11.958 Getting Things Implemented: Strategy, People, Performance, and Leadership (MIT)
An old saying holds that "there are many more good ideas in the world than good ideas implemented." This is a case based introduction to the fundamentals of effective implementation. Developed with the needs and interests of planners—but also with broad potential application—in mind, this course is a fast paced, case driven introduction to developing strategy for organizations and projects, managing operations, recruiting and developing talent, taking calculated risks, measuring resu