Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts
This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. This 37-slide presentation starts by presenting a generalized map of the earth's rift system. The composition of mid-ocean ridge basalt is introduced in the context of major-element chemistry, petrography, trace elements, spreading rate, and isotope chemistry. Melt generation in terms of mantle and lithospheric structure is portrayed in a number of schematic diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology col
"Introduction to Neuroscience, Fall 2007"
" This course is an introduction to the mammalian nervous system, with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement, learning and memory, and diseases of the brain."
Aerodynamics: applications of force and flow
Although there is a great deal of historical information about aerodynamics that could be discussed here, we purposely narrowed the stream of resources to those that encourage students to experiment with technological design and function.
Math Literature Connections: Patterns and Algebra
Ideas and activities that use Two of Everything, One Grain of Rice and the King's Chessboard to introduce students to function machines and input/output tables. Links to appropriate templates are also provided.
Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/Solution
This exercise teaches students to understand the organizational structure of problem/solution essays by having them write "what it says" and "what it does" statements about a text. Asking students to write these statements about a text will enable students to read the text closely and will ensure that ...
Personal Preparedness Planning For Public Health Workers
Public health workers need to understand and implement basic concepts of personal preparedness planning so that they can function effectively as public health emergency responders in a post-9/11 world. These basic preparedness strategies can be applied to meet a broad range of public health emergency response challenges, including - but not limited to - acts of terrorism. Personal Preparedness Planning provides a practical introduction to these concepts that is tailored to the needs of public he
The Cardiovascular System
After completion of this project, you will be able to: 1. Identify the components of blood 2. Describe the function of blood 3. Label a normal human heart. 4. Trace the flow of blood through the human body and the heart.
Kidney Stones (Spanish)
This patient education program discusses kidney stones including how they are formed, their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention. It also reviews the anatomy and function of the kidneys. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, ...
Soil Characterization Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to characterize the physical and chemical properties for each horizon in a soil profile. Students identify the horizons of a soil profile at a soil characterization site, then measure and record the top and bottom depth for each horizon. For each horizon, students describe the structure, color, consistence, texture, and abundance of roots, rocks, and carbonates. Samples are collected and prepared for additional laboratory analysis.
Microscope Imaging Station
This site shows what blood is, what happens when the immune system goes awry, what are stem cells are, and more. See videos exploring cell structure and function, cell development and motility, plankton, plants, and protozoa. Learn how the sea urchin helps us understand genes, reproduction, and cancer.
Momodou Ceesay talks about the function of an artist
Gambian artist Momodou Ceesay, painting instructor at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts and at Roxbury Community College, talks about his function as an artist and his recent work illustrating African stories for children.
Modeling the interior of the Earth using Seismic Waves
This is an inquiry-based student exercise designed to explore how we use seismic waves to understand the structure of the Earth's interior. Students test several models of the interior of the Earth beginning with a simple homogeneous Earth and moving toward more complex multi-layered Earth models. The ultimate goal involves student generation of a model that reproduces actual measured seismic travel times as closely as possible. The activity is appropriate for an introductory level geoscience co
Biomechatronics is a contraction of biomechanics and mechatronics. In this course the function and coordination of the human motion apparatus is the central focus, and the design of assistive devices for the support of the function of the motion apparatus.
Highlight the meaning of a function, and see how it can be seen as something changing over time, with this tool that links a motion model to a graph.
Federal Court Concepts
This module, "Federal Court Concepts", is designed to introduce secondary and postsecondary students to the American federal court system. It contains basic information about the structure of the federal courts, what kind of cases that federal courts hear, and how to use federal court decisions in research.
The Effects of Cattle Grazing on Vegetation in a Shortgrass Prairie Ecosystem
Grazing by large herbivores has profound effects on both the structure and function of shortgrass prairie ecosystems. In this exercise a grazed section of prairie on a working cattle ranch is compared to a less grazed section on an adjacent wildlife refuge. The Daubenmire canopy-coverage method is used ...
The Line-Intercept Method: A Tool for Introductory Plant Ecology Laboratories
This ABLE major workshop took participants to Bogg's Rock, a granitic flatrock community that is in the early serial stages of succession. The line-intercept method of sampling was employed to allow the rapid characterization of the community structure. After species composition was defined, a simple statistical procedure was used to test one of several factors that might be controlling species distribution.
Using Bromelain in Pineapple Juice to Investigate Enzyme Function
This investigation introduces students to the structure and function of the proteolytic enzyme, bromelain, which is present in large quantities in the fruit, leaves, and stems of pineapple. In this lab exercise, students study the rate at which bromelain catalyzes the hydrolysis of gelatin (substrate) at different temperatures and pHs. Strips of developed black and white photographic film are placed in freshly squeezed pineapple juice under different experimental conditions. The time it takes fo
ENVIRONMENT-BEHAVIOR STUDIES AND DESIGN RESEARCH
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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)