Laboratory Orientation and Testing of Body Fluids and Tissues for Forensic Analysts
This web site is part of the President\'s DNA Initiative and is devoted to an overview of historical and contemporary techniques to characterize body tissues. The first part of the course covers basic laboratory procedures, safety requirements for laboratory personnel and emphasizes quality control and quality assurance in the laboratory. The second section deals with serological techniques for characterizing specimens such as saliva, semen, blood and urine Identification and individual utilizin
Handbook of Basic Atomic Spectroscopic Data
This National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) site containing atomic spectroscopic reference data. Information can be accessed through a variety of means, such as an interactive periodic table and dropdown lists of elements organized by name or atomic number. Data available include isotope abundance, electron configuration, nuclear spin, magnetic moment, ionization energies, spectral line wavelengths and intensities, and energy level information. References are also given.
Cooperative Learning Structures
This website is an invaluable resource on cooperative learning. The site provides information on a number of cooperative learning techniques such as jigsaw, think-pair-share, etc. that faculty who are interested in active learning will find invaluable.
This site is a good freshman or sophomore level introduction to diffraction and its application to studying crystal structure. Because it\'s very visual and interactive, it engages the student. It\'s not mathematical enough for an upper level course. The basics of diffraction are covered with excellent interactive demos. Demos are great as a supplement but not as a stand alone module on diffraction.
The site demonstrates principles behind the operation of the interferometer in an FTIR spectrometer. Graphics and interactive movies are used. Examples start from a single wavelength and build to the superposition of multiple wavelengths. The connection between an interferogram and a frequency domain spectrum is discussed.
Biosensors and Other Medical and Environmental Probes
This site links an article from the Oak Ridge Nat\'l Laboratory that reviews publications dealing with biosensors and their applications. Although limited to work from ORNL\'s scientists, it contains several examples of cutting-edge sensor devices with sufficient background information linking their use to real-world applications. The narrative is written more in a story-telling fashion than as a journal report that contributes to its readability. The descriptions and graphic illustrations co
Biological Animation Library
This site produced by the Dolan DNA Learning Center of the Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory contains a number of high quality animations that explain processes important in bioanalytical chemistry. For example, one animation illustrates the process of Sanger sequencing and another explains what Gene Chips are and how they work. PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, model organisms and stem cell lines are also treated. The site allows the animations to be viewed or downloaded for PC or Mac, which mean
Hoofdluis : Hoekenwerk met ganzenbord Hoekenwerk met zeven verschillende opdrachten over luizen, zoals het maken van een mindmap, opdrachten bij een filmpje, het spelen van een elektrospel met aangepaste vragen.
Hoekenwerk met zeven verschillende opdrachten over luizen, zoals het maken van een mindmap, opdrachten bij een filmpje, het spelen van een elektrospel met aangepaste vragen.
News #127 - Score One for Team Android
Android Users - you’ve been heard! Today, it’s all about Android. The leader of the Open Handset Alliance and darling of the open source mobile phone platform, Android has been winning fans all over the world. Even here in Japan! Compared to what we have in the Apple iTunes store, we’ve been lagging [...]
6.3 Developing a strategy In developing a strategy for improving your IL skills you are aiming to: identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your IL skills; establish the outcomes you hope to achieve and the targets for meeting them; identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as books, study guides, tutorials, specialist training, databases, libra
In developing a strategy for improving your IL skills you are aiming to:
identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your IL skills;
establish the outcomes you hope to achieve and the targets for meeting them;
identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as books, study guides, tutorials, specialist training, databases, libra
The Strongest Pump of All
In this lesson the students will learn how the heart functions. Students will be introduced to the concept of action potential generation. The lesson will explain how action potential generation causes the electrical current that causes muscle contraction in the heart. Students will be introduced to the basic electrical signal generated by the heart; P, QRS, and T waves. The lesson will approach the heart from an engineering standpoint and encourage students to design ways to improve heart funct
How to float an egg
Developed for third grade. This lesson begins by exploring the concepts of density and buoyancy with an introductory "sink or float" activity. In this activity students will be asked to predict whether they think each of a group of small objects will sink or float. The objects we used for this activity are on the materials list. This gets students interested and asking the question "why do some objects sink, and others float?" Students will be asked to think about this question before being give
DRC Plenary: Joan Snyder, 2010-11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence
Wednesday, February 28, 2011 Joan Snyder received the MacArthur Fellowship Award (popularly known as the "Genius Award") in 2007, and her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the United States. She founded the Women Artist Series at Douglass College in 1971 (which has since then been renamed the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series). A concurrent survey exhibition of her small paintings from 1965-2010, Joan Snyder/Intimate Works, is on view at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries t
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.
Theory of Snowball Earth
This website is a well-illustrated description of Snowball Earth controversy. The description includes an introduction, background information, arguments for and against snowball earth, figures and tables, discussion and conclusions as well as references. This is a useful site for a comprehensive description of the Snowball Earth theory.
Introduction to Philosophy
This course is an introduction to philosophy for students seeking (or being forced) to fulfill the first of their university philosophy requirements. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
Web Video Conferencing...
Web Video Conferencing and History Discourse: Dr. Gary Ostrower '61 uses Skype to allow his class to discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis with Pulitzer Prize winning author Martin Sherwin.
Overview Technology Inspires the Classroom
Technology Inspires the Classroom at Alfred University: An overview of how technology is creating a modern learning community at Alfred University