Functional Neuroanatomy Atlas, v.2.0
This interactive neuroanatomy atlas features a selected list of the most clinically relevant neuroanatomical structures with descriptions of their functions. The majority of images in the program are MR generated to familiarize the student with media that they will encounter in the clinic. Surface features are illustrated, and cross sections of spinal cord and brainstem were generated from whole slices. All of the images have a "vascular territories" overlay accessed by toggle switch, so that th
A changing climate for educational research? The role of research capability-building
As part of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme, the ESRC have funded a totally new kind of project, which is likely to be watched with interest by others in social science more generally. This Research Capacity-Building (RCB) project (grant number L139251106) is an innovative attempt to invigorate an entire research field. Among its aims are to support and encourage: the management of complex projects, a widening of methodological approaches, the further combination of different approac
Developing Questions for Gallery Walk to Engage Higher Order Thinking
This site from SERC's Starting Point explains best practices for developing Gallery Walk questions which involves preparing questions based on a lecture's central concept, issue, or debate. A variety of questions can be used but the technique seems to work best with higher order questions relating to analysis, evaluation, and synthesis; using Bloom's Hierarchy provides a guide for wording questions at various levels of abstraction. Examples of various types of questions including comprehension,
Training Educators to Design and Develop ODL Materials
Welcome to this facilitator’s guide. It contains exciting materials for conducting a workshop to train educators to develop Open and Distance Learning (ODL) resources. As you navigate through this document you will find materials needed for planning and conducting sessions for training educators in the development of ODL learning resources. These materials have been designed so that they can be used for professional development as well as for personal knowledge. This facilitator’s guide is
A plain language guide to copyright in the 21st century By Julien Hofman Computers and the Internet have transformed the way we produce and distribute information and entertainment. And copyright is struggling to keep pace with these changes. The authors of all kinds of works, from the humble email to blockbuster films, rely on copyright to protect what they produce. But authors and those who use their work are often unclear about what copyright allows and what it prohibits. This book was wri
Investigating the Climate System: Clouds
This activity casts students as interns in a state climatology office. Their assignment: to investigate how clouds form, how they're classified, and their role in heating and cooling the earth. This 30-page guide also helps students understand why clouds (and the study of them) are important.
The Dirt on Soil
The latest from DiscovorySchool.com (last mentioned in the February 22, 2002 NSDL Life Science Report) is the extensive and very well done Web lesson -- the Dirt on Soil. The Down and Dirty portion of the site describes the different layers of soil, how they are formed, what they usually consist of, soil particle size comparisons, and more. The field guide link contains photographs and descriptions of a creature from each major group of soil organisms, such as the creepy looking Beetle Mite. The
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
The Coastal Ocean Observatory Laboratory (COOL) of Rutgers Marine and Coastal Sciences invites teachers and students to use the COOL Classroom, a series of Internet-based instructional modules that link middle and high school classrooms with active research investigations conducted by Rutgers scientists. In the Gone Fishing module, students explore the role of phytoplankton in the marine food web, and learn a lot about the experimental design in the process. A printable teacher's guide helps edu
Muscles and Bones
Muscles and Bones offers teachers 10 activities that help students understand how the body's muscles and bones work. The activities in this guide help students explore important questions related to muscles and bones in living things; such as: Do you know which foods have lots of calcium for your bones? What are you doing to keep your muscles strong? and How do your bones and muscles work together?
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
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
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
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.
Parts of a Soybean Seedling
This illustrated guide to a soybean seedling (Glycine max, Dicotyledon) is designed to help students recognize and learn the plant's individual parts. Along with an explanation of dicotyledon embryos, it includes a short description for the following labeled parts: root system, cotyledon, axillary buds, petiole, compound leaf, and leaflet.
Clara Barton's House: Home of the American Red Cross
is a curriculum-oriented guide to the life of the famous nurse. The site uses photographs, floor plans, and the like about her home in Glen Echo, Maryland as a focal point but gives readings and suggested school assignments about her career.
Master Teachers: Ali Akbar Khan
SPARK visits Ali Akbar Khan, one of the finest musicians of North India in the world as he passes his gift to several generations of musicians at the Ali Akbar Khan College of Music in San Rafael, California. This Educator Guide offers explorations of North Indian Classical Music and culture.
Let's Talk Politics: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Acclaimed British playwright David Edgar takes aim at American politics with his two-play cycle, Continental Divide, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. This Educator Guide explores the history of political activism and political theatre in the UK and the US.