Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
The NOVA documentary Search for a Safe Cigarette recounts the tobacco industry's decades-long attempt to engineer a safer cigarette. This companion Web site offers a number of interesting and informative features, as well as a lesson plan for grades 5-8 and 9-12. The interactive feature titled Anatomy of a Cigarette offers a fascinating tour of the conventional cigarette and two safer versions. The Web site also includes: a review of the safer cigarette's checkered pedigree; an animated introduc
This Web site comes from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, located in Chicago, Illinois. Designed for students in grades 7-12, Butterfly Lab offers online activities and materials covering butterfly anatomy, life cycle, behavior, and related topics. Detailed information is accompanied by colorful diagrams and photographs. Butterfly Lab also offers three offline activities involving butterfly anatomy, movement, identification, handling, and more. Students may submit
Morphing : can you turn a frown into a smile?
This online challenge activity offers students a look into the world of computer animation. It features a simplified explanation of how one image can be transformed into another image using digitization and explains the mathematics concept of the average. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. Related questions ask students to consider other situations that require the use of percentages to mea
Auburn vs. Tennessee (1956)
"A capacity crowd of 44,000 in Birmingham's Legion Field saw Tennessee's All-America halfback Johnny Majors lead his veteran teammates to a crushing 35-7 victory over a green Auburn squad which lost four fumbles inside its 26-yard line. Majors scored one TD, threw for two, gained 166 yards running and passing, and earned the title of "Back of the Week" in the nation for his performance in getting the Vols off and winging toward an unbeaten season. All five Tennessee scores came cheap and were th
Auburn vs. Houston (1956)
"Auburn rolled up 425 yards, 26 first downs, and threatened Houston's goal line all afternoon but managed to get across for TD's only twice while blanking the Cougars 12-0 before 20,000 in Cliff Hare Stadium. With the injured Howell Tubbs still out of action, Jimmy Cook and Frank Riley directed the Tiger attack and each engineered a scoring drive. Cook passed 23 yards to Jerry Sansom for the first Plainsman tally just as the first half ended. Riley then conducted an 82-yard march that found Bobb
Auburn vs. Kentucky (1955)
"Fighting and clawing at each other like two wild animals in an arena, the Auburn Tigers and Kentucky Wildcats battled to a 14-14 tie before 34,000 fans in Birmingham. The bright green turf of Legion Field was a place only for men this day, as each team blew alternately hot and cold, making many mistakes, but always giving all it had. In a desperate attempt to pull this one out of the fire, Auburn tried three field goals, but could never succeed in putting the ball through the cross-bars. The ti
Auburn vs. Furman (1955)
"After passing the Big Three test with flying colors, the Tigers returned to Cliff Hare Stadium to do a little home-work against Furman. And those who were there will tell you that Coach Jordan's boys had learned their lessons well, as they trounced the outmanned Purple Hurricane, 52-0. Breathing easily for the first time all season, the Plains-men gained a total of 467 yards, compared to Furman's 22, and held a 22-3 edge in first downs. There were no individual stars for Auburn this time—they
This document examines energy consumption. The reading will explore energy consumption or energy usage in the United States and discuss specific topics such as (1) Who uses energy?, (2) Homes and commerce, (3) Heating and Cooling, (4) Lighting, (5) Appliances, (6) Appliance efficiency ratings, (7) Payback period, (8) Industrial sector, (9) Petroleum refining, (10) Steel manufacturing, (11) Aluminum Manufacturing, (12) Paper manufacturing, (13) Chemical Manufacturing, (14) Cement Manufacturing, (
Structures index page
Students will learn about structures: Bridge and Tower. This site provides an extensive easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to structures. This index provides 24 links to specific information, historical concepts, and modeling projects. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This book provides an introduction into why we need the ozone layer, the causes of ozone depletion, and some of the actions the world is taking to correct the problem. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Logic for Computer Science: Foundations of Automatic Theorem Proving
This book is intended as an introduction to mathematical logic, with an emphasis on proof theory and procedures for constructing formal proofs of formulae algorithmically. This book is designed primarily for computer scientists, and more generally, for mathematically inclined readers interested in the formalization of proofs, and the foundations of automatic theorem-proving. The book is self contained, and the level corresponds to senior undergraduates and first year graduate students. However,
The Age of Einstein
The Age of Einstein, is a brief introduction to Einstein's Theories of Special and General Relativity. It is a book for the inquisitive general reader who wishes to gain an understanding of the key ideas put forward by the greatest scientist of the 20th-century. No more than a modest grasp of High School Mathematics is required to follow the arguments.
The Adventures of Josie True
The Adventures of Josie True is a web-based historical adventure game for girls. The hero of the game is Chinese-American Josie True, a regular girl who becomes involved in intrigue across time and space as she tries to find her inventor-turned-teacher Ms. Trombone. She time travels with one of Ms. Trombone's inventions, the Intellicat. Includes a guide for teachers and parents with lesson plans. For girls 9-11 years of age. We want to give real girls good content and provide real historical rol
Online Poetry Classroom
"Songs My Teacher Taught Me," created by Teaching Fellow Anthony Consiglio, is a series of three lesson plans intended to guide students through approximately one month of poetry study. This unit involves minimal technology requirements but extends across a wide range of poetry. Of the eighteen poets included; eight are women, six are African-American; two are nineteenth-century poets and the three lesson plans are thematically broken into "What is Poetry?", "Poems of Childhood," and "Self and S
How to accelerate your Internet
Access to sufficient Internet bandwidth enables worldwide electronic collaboration, access to informational resources, rapid and effective communication, and grants membership to a global community. Therefore, bandwidth is probably the single most critical resource at the disposal of a modern organisation. The goal of this book is to provide practical information on how to gain the largest possible benefit from your connection to the Internet. By applying the monitoring and optimisation techniqu
Learning about energy is fun when you include energy hogs! The Energy Hog Challenge is a set of classroom activities that guide children through lessons about different sources of energy, how we use energy at home, and how to bust energy hogs to save energy. Each student can become an Official Energy Hog Buster upon completion of the lessons. These activities meet national learning standards and are designed for grade levels 3-8.
Some of the topics that this book addresses are: Vector spaces; finite-dimensional vector spaces; differential calculus; compactness and completeness; scalar product space; differential equations; multilenear functionals; integration; differentiable manifolds; integral calculus on manifolds; exterior calculus. Note: this is a 57 MB PDF Document.
A First Course in Linear Algebra
A First Course in Linear Algebra is an introductory textbook aimed at college-level sophomores and juniors. Typically such a student will have taken calculus, but this is not a prerequisite. The book begins with systems of linear equations, then covers matrix algebra, before taking up finite-dimensional vector spaces in full generality. The final chapter covers matrix representations of linear transformations, through diagonalization, change of basis and Jordan canonical form. Along the way, det
A Beginners Guide to Second Life
Textbook for a Summer School Course about Virtual Worlds at UOC Barcelona. The textbook offers a glimpse into virtual worlds in general and Second Life in particular. Titled “Mundos virtuales. Un paseo por Second Life” (“Virtual worlds. A stroll in Second Life”), the course (and book) covers a range of topics ranging from basic movement and building techniques to some theories on virtual identities.
This book addresses the following topics: Iterations and fixed points; bifurcations; conjugacy; space and time averages; the contraction fixed point theorem; Hutchinson's theorem and fractal images; hyperbolicity; and symbolic dynamics. 151 page pdf file.