Photosynthesis: Life's Primary Energy Source
This lesson covers the process of photosynthesis and the related plant cell functions of transpiration and cellular respiration. Students will learn how engineers can use the natural process of photosynthesis as an exemplary model of a complex yet efficient process for converting solar energy to chemical energy or distributing water throughout a system.
Trash to Treasure!
Student teams use the engineering design process to create a useful product of their choice out of recyclable items and "trash." The class is given a "landfill" of reusable items, such as aluminum cans, cardboard, paper, juice boxes, chip bags, egg cartons, milk cartons, and etc. and each group is allowed a limited amount of bonding materials, such as duct tape, hot glue and string. This activity addresses the importance of reuse and encourages students to look at ways they can reuse items they
Student teams learn about engineering design of green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) and the use of GFPs in medical research, including stem cell research. The use of GFPs is simulated by adding fluorescent dye to water and allowing a flower or plant to transport the dye throughout its structure. Students apply their knowledge of GFPs to engineering applications in the medical, environmental and space exploration fields. Due to the fluorescing nature of the dye, plant life of any color, light or da
The Cloning of Cells
In this lesson, students continue their education on cells in the human body. They discuss stem cells and how engineers are involved in the research of stem cell behavior. They learn about possible applications of stem cell research and associated technologies, such as fluorescent dyes for tracking the replication of specific cells.
Swinging Pendulum (for High School)
This activity shows students the engineering importance of understanding the laws of mechanical energy. More specifically, it demonstrates how potential energy can be converted to kinetic energy and back again. Given a pendulum height, students calculate and predict how fast the pendulum will swing by using the equations for potential and kinetic energy. The equations will be justified as students experimentally measure the speed of the pendulum and compare theory with reality.
Sliders (for High School)
In this hands-on activity, students learn about two types of friction static and kinetic and the equation that governs them. They also measure the coefficient of static friction and the coefficient of kinetic friction experimentally.
Ramp and Review
In this hands-on activity rolling a ball down an incline and having it collide into a cup the concepts of mechanical energy, work and power, momentum, and friction are all demonstrated. During the activity, students take measurements and use equations that describe these energy of motion concepts to calculate unknown variables, and review the relationships between these concepts.
2.2 The role of technology in the broadcast news industry
BBC News 24, Sky News, CNN – we live in an era where news has become almost instantaneous. This unit will look at how news is gathered and the technology used for its dissemination. You will also be encouraged to examine how information might be manipulated by questioning its reliability.
2.11 Further exercises
Number systems and the rules for combining numbers can be daunting. This unit will help you to understand the detail of rational and real numbers, complex numbers and integers. You will also be introduced to modular arithmetic and the concept of a relation between elements of a set.
Word Blending Activity - Free-Reading
This short video shows a teaching demonstrating how to blend short vowel words. The students in the class also have chances to blend and read words. (1:08)
Ice cream in a Bag!
Developed for first grade. Students will make ice cream from scratch while focusing on the Food Guide Pyramid and what constitutes healthy and unhealthy food choices. Also, in doing this experiment states of matter - solids, liquids, and gases will be covered. While making the ice cream, you can ask the students what they expect to happen. Do they expect the ice cream to turn into a solid? Does it begin as a liquid? Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The
Pathway 2 Information: Citing References
The citing and referencing module is part of a wider online tutorial designed to teach a range of information skills to undergraduate students. The module aims to provide an introductory guide to why referencing and citing is important and how to reference particular types of material according to different referencing styles. This skill is required by students throughout their degree courses and backs up more traditional face-to-face teaching in this area. The module uses an interactive approa
University Honor Code Orientation
In the summer of 2006, the University of Notre Dame initiated a program under which all new undergraduates had to pass an online honor code orientation prior to finalizing their class registration. Students were presented with eight fictional cases and asked to choose among four responses indicating whether a violation of our honor code had occurred and why (or why not). Only one of the four responses was correct. To pass the orientation, students needed to get at least six of the eight correct
The water cycle: what goes around comes around
The resources here will provide you with content information as well as lessons and activities to guide your students to deeper understandings of the nature of water, the need for and intricacies of its management, and why water management issues can be divisive.
Rebecca Black's "Friday": A Libertarian Allegory The astonishing popularity of Rebecca Black's "Friday" video — which became the YouTube meme of all memes in the course of a wild six weeks — has mystified many critics. Was it shared and watched so wildly because it was so bad? Certainly the overwhelming judgement on the part of viewe
The astonishing popularity of Rebecca Black's "Friday" video — which became the YouTube meme of all memes in the course of a wild six weeks — has mystified many critics.
Was it shared and watched so wildly because it was so bad? Certainly the overwhelming judgement on the part of viewe
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Simon Says Big Amplitude, Small Wavelength!
In this activity, students play the game Simon Says to make the amplitudes and wavelengths defined by the teacher. First they play alone, and then they play with a partner using a piece of rope.
Manufacturing Technologies: Making a Picture Frame
The goal of this activity is to demonstrate the basic processes involved in a manufacturing system while producing your own picture frame.
Inhibition of Gland Development in Insects by a Naturally Occurring Antiallatotropin "Anti-Hormone"
The exercise will introduce the students to using chemical surgery as well as demonstrate the function of insect juvenile hormone and naturally occurring compounds in the interaction between insects and host plants.
The Beaux Stratagem
Tickets are now on sale for the Missouri State Theatre & Dance production of the classic Restoration comedy, The Beaux' Strategem, adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig, with direction by Sarah Wiggin. It is showing: April 7-9 7:30pm, and 102:30pm Coger Theatre The Beaux' Strategem tells the story of two young bucks who, having spent all their money by living too well, leave London and roam from town to town in search of love and fortune. In order to find a wealthy heiress for at least