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California Academy of Sciences: AntWeb
AntWeb, an excellent service of the California Academy of Sciences, provides users with "tools for exploring the diversity and identification of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). These tools have been developed to facilitate the use of ants in inventory and monitoring programs and provide ant taxonomists with images and types." At present, AntWeb offers information on all ant genera worldwide as well as highlighting ants of Madagascar and California in particular. The site provides a search engine
Cerritos College Earth Science On-Line Tutorial Center
At this website, Cerritos College offers a series of straightforward, educational lessons covering basic Earth science topics. Users can learn about clouds through a pictorial tutorial and a review. Students can review the metric system, units of measurement, scientific notation, and other fundamental mathematics used in Earth Science. The site offers a virtual tour of the volcanoes of Hawaii, informative images of various landforms, quizzes on topographic maps, reviews of plate tectonics, and m
The La Silla Observatory
This European Southern Observatory website features the La Silla Observatory's latest news, telescopes, and observation reports. Visitors can find sun and moon tables, a meteorological monitor, and satellite maps. Students can learn how the mountain's geologic and geographic features impact observational abilities. Researchers can find out about visiting the Observatory and how to apply to use the observation equipment. Everyone can view amazing images of La Silla's Chilean landscape and the Obs
On the Move
Looking at models and maps, students explore different pathways and consequences of pollutant transport via the weather and water cycles. In an associated literacy activity, students develop skills of observation, recording and reporting as they follow the weather forecast and produce their own weather report for the class.
Go Public: Osteoporosis Brochure
Students will answer the Challenge Question and use the acquired learning from Lesson 1, “Fix the Hip Challenge” and Lesson 2, “Skeletal System Overview”to construct an informative brochure addressing osteoporosis and the role biomedical engineering plays in diagnosing and preventing this disease.
What Is Energy? Short Demos
Three short, hands-on, in-class demos expand students’ understand of energy. First, using peanuts and heat, students see how the human body burns food to make energy. Then, students create paper snake mobiles to explore how heat energy can cause motion. Finally, students determine the effect that heat energy from the sun (or a lamp) has on temperature by placing pans of water in different locations.
Workshop 3: Learning to Share Perspectives
With Dr. Carne Barnett. Often teachers complain that they do not have ample opportunity to talk with colleagues about their students’ mathematical reasoning. In this workshop, you will learn about professional development based on the discussion of cases in mathematics teaching. Dr. Barnett describes this case approach, and a long-term teacher group is shown
Meet our Nurse Ambassadors: Jeremy Kirlew, RN, BSN
Jeremy Kirlew creates learning experiences to assure every nurse in the cardiac catheterization lab is well versed in its ever more sophisticated technology. View his video to learn more. You can also send your questions to Jeremy on our Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing Related Links: UMMC Nursing http://www.umm.edu/nursing/index.htm Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing UMMC Awards and Honors http://ww
Media, speech act theory and computer supported cooperative work
Speech act theory, an influential trend in current CSCW research, has been used tomodel and develop a number of academic and commercial groupware systems.The question remains, however, concerning what happens when we use speech acttheory to analyze real world conversations in an organizational context. Thisdissertation recorded the face-to-face and telephone conversations and collectedemail over a six week period of a real world group of computer scientistscollaborating to produce a complex piec
JMS Professional Develpment 2-1
Order of Mapungubwe This video lecture can be used by self learners or as a supplement to sports science course material.
The Order of Mapungubwe is one of the National Orders bestowed each year on deserving South Africans. A number of UCT academics have been honoured with this award. This series of talks was occasioned by awards to Professor Timothy Noakes and Wieland Gevers in November 2008. It features talks by UCT academics Professors Vicki Lambert, Lionel Opie (Order of Mapung
This video lecture can be used by self learners or as a supplement to sports science course material.
Gengo Spanish #28 - The Latin American Tour
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! When you planned your trip to Mexico, your friend was meant to be showing you around, but now he’s been called away on business. For a couple of days, you’ve been wandering around aimlessly, but you’ve just overheard some people excitedly talking about a tour they’d just finished…maybe that’s what you [...]
Congratulations to the U-M Solar Car Team
In celebration of the U-M Solar Car Team and its great accomplishments at the World Solar Challenge in Australia.
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New residence hall planned to offer amenities students want
Students at Washington State University will have another choice of living accommodations for fall 2013. Design work is wrapping up on the tentatively named Northside Residence Hall, to be built along Colorado Street on the Pullman campus. Keith Bloom, WSU Capital Planning and Development (CPD) executive director, said the hall will add much needed housing space. The $32 million project will house about 300 rooms in single, double and other configurations, giving students a wide range of livin
WSU Chemist Applies Google Software to Webs of the Molecular World
The technology that Google uses to analyze trillions of web pages is being brought to bear on the way molecules are shaped and organized. Aurora Clark, an associate professor of chemistry at Washington State University, has adapted Google's PageRank software to create moleculaRnetworks, which scientists can use to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions without the expense, logistics and occasional danger of lab experiments. For more about this story, click here: http://news.wsu.edu/p
HILT Symposium 2012
The inaugural HILT Symposium opened a Harvard-wide conversation, engaging faculty and students in dialogue, debate, and the sharing of ideas about pedagogical innovation. The event convened invited members of the Harvard community and presenters from within Harvard and externally who offered interesting and informative perspectives on teaching and learning in higher education, with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches.
Arid Zone, Fertile Ground
The unique landscape surrounding UNSW's Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station near Broken Hill has drawn researchers from around the world for over 40 years, spawning over 300 PhDs and over 1,000 scientific papers. Australia's only arid zone research station, it has enough diverse ecosystems and habitats to provide a vital snapshot of Australia's interior. This is where the most extensive long-term research on the kangaroo has been carried out; indeed the kangaroo sequences for David Attenbor