Rockets: Educators Guide
Few classroom topics generate as much excitement as rockets. The scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry provide exciting classroom opportunities for authentic hands-on, minds-on experimentation. The activities and lesson plans contained in this educator guide emphasize hands-on science, prediction, data collection and interpretation, teamwork, and problem solving. The guide also contains background information about the history of rockets and basic rocket
Educator's Guide to Kitchen Comets
You can make an accurate model of a comet nucleus easily and inexpensively. Unfortunately it is difficult to do it neatly. Here is the recipe. It's fun, it's a mess, and it's one of the most memorable and scientifically accurate demonstrations in astronomy!
GP-B Educator's Guide
This 52-page booklet provides an overview of the history, science and technology of this mission, including an introduction to Einstein's theory of curved spacetime. The guide also contains 18 pages of hands-on classroom activities related to gyroscopes, curved spacetime, frame-dragging and other concepts related to the GP-B experiment.
Building a Winogradsky Column: An Educator Guide with Activities in Astrobiology
This 27-page educator guide is a NASA Quest resource about Microbial Ecology and related Astrobiology activities. Students will construct a Winogradsky Column to observe the growth of microbes in a column of mud. During this investigation students will develop a hypothesis, record their observations and results, and form conclusions. They will compare and contrast their methods during the investigation with those of the astrobiologists performing research in the field and the laboratory. It incl
3... 2... 1... Liftoff! Educator Guide
Introduces children to the International Space Station (ISS), the most complex international scientific endeavor in history. Activities focus on the purpose and construction of the ISS, the history of rockets, and the role of rockets in space station assembly. Activities emphasize hands-on involvement, data collection, observation, exploration, prediction, interpretation, problem solving, and language skills.
Breaking away from the math book : creative projects for K-8
This site, developed by two university instructors, offers 37 lesson plans for hands-on learning activities for grades K-8 to reinforce or introduce concepts. Lessons cover a multitude of topics. Several involve constructing containers; these require students to look at the connection between dimensions and volume. For example, the lesson on Capacity has students make several boxes of different dimensions and calculate the capacity of each box. The boxes are then used to measure dry rice. Other
Social Justice Education: Facilitator's Guide
This curriculum appears in an era of heightened violence around the world and increasingly visible inequalities of wealth among world nations and world peoples. In several months in mid and late 2001 we have witnessed the limited success of the U.N-sponsored conference on racism and other forms of oppression in Durban, South Africa; the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York; the mounting of international conflict centered in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iraq and neighboring states,
An On-Line Biology Book
The text items are modified lecture outlines Dr. Farabee has developed over the many years of teaching college-level introductory biology.
eMarketing: the essential guide to online marketing
According to these authors, currently available online marketing textbooks are largely inadequate and outdated and lack the technical know-how and practical background that would make them applicable to students, educators and practitioners in the corporate sector. Quirk offers a dynamic and integrated learning experience that will ensure that students, educators and companies using the guide to eMarketing, will be in the know regarding the latest trends and best practices in this exciting spher
A Text-Book of the History of Painting
The object of this series of text-books is to provide concise teachable histories of art for class-room use in schools and colleges. The limited time given to the study of art in the average educational institution has not only dictated the condensed style of the volumes, but has limited their scope of matter to the general features of art history. Archæological discussions on special subjects and æsthetic theories have been avoided. The main facts of history as settled by the best authorities
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.
Edna's Guide to Networking
If you’re shy or this is your first time trying out professional networking, then I have 3 useful tips that will help you network at conference, workshop or trade show.
Dissection - 17 - The Ear
Dissection - 17 - the ear. An unusual section of the skull for dissection.
Dissection - 03 - the anterior body wall
Dissection - 03 - the anterior body wall. WARNING! Not for the faint hearted!!
Dissection - 02 - intrinsic muscles of the back
Dissection - 02- intrinsic muscles of the back - vertebral column - spinal meninges - spinal cord WARNING! Not for the faint hearted!!
Dissection - 01- Skin and subcutaneous tissue of trunk and up
Dissection - 01- Skin and subcutaneous tissue of trunk and upper thigh. WARNING! Not for the faint hearted!!
Carex squarrosa habit and dissection
Carex squarrosa habit and perigynium dissection. For context, see: Carex squarrosa species page and Carex Interactive Identification Key.
Carex pachystachya habit and perigynium dissection
Carex pachystachya habit and perigynium dissection. For context, see: Carex Interactive Identification Key.
Carex oligosperma habit and perigynium dissection
Carex oligosperma habit and perigynium dissection. For context, see: Carex oligosperma species page and Carex Interactive Identification Key.
Carex lupulina habit and dissection
Carex lupulina habit and dissection. For context, see: Carex lupulina species page and Carex Interactive Identification Key.