Taking the Boat to Manaus
In this activity, the students will apply the concepts they learned regarding mass, volume and density in the previous activities to design a boat.
Downhill Science: Alpine Skiing
The following resource is from Lessonopoly, which has created student activities and lesson plans to support the video series, Science of the Olympic Winter Games, created by NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation. Featuring exclusive footage from NBC Sports and contributions from Olympic athletes and NSF scientists, the series will help teach your students valuable scientific concepts. In this activity, students will explore the physics of alpine skiing by simulating a downhill run and r
Nanoscience in Nature: A Webquest for Middle and High School Science
In this activity students act as design specialist for Wayne Industries, the leading provider for technologies used in the superhero community, to create and market a specialized superhero tool based on nanoscience and biomimicry. Teams of students learn about nanoscale, biomimicry, and nanoscience and then use their knowledge to design and present the tool they have designed. Worksheets are provided that students complete as they investigate web sites. A rubric for assessing students' designs,
Everyday Engineering: What makes a squirt gun squirt?
You may not think of engineering and squirt guns in the same sentence. However, like many examples of engineering design, the squirt gun pump mechanism is uncomplicated, yet elegant, and very inexpensive to manufacture. The design is widely used because of its simplicity and low cost. With only a few moving parts, it is able to deliver a stream of water, a spray of cleanser, or a squirt of liquid soap. In this article, the authors will examine how these simple, everyday pumps operate. In additio
Polar Bears International : Wrangel Island, Russia
This site describes the ongoing research of the polar bears in the Russian High Arctic. Wrangel Island with neighboring small island, Herald Island, are the key reproductive areas for the Chukchi-Alaskan polar bear population. Marine areas and Wrangel and Herald islands provide optimum foraging habitats for polar bears, and polar bear densities in these marine habitats are high all year round. Approximately 350-500 pregnant female polar bears construct their maternity dens on Wrangel and Herald
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
Brain Tumor Success Story: Teresa Buchheister
Teresa Buchheister experienced a severe headache that sent her to the emergency room. After a CT scan showed something more serious was going on, she was transferred to the University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center, where Dr. Graeme Woodworth performed surgery to remove a rare type of tumor, known as a chondromyxoid fibroma, in her brain. In this 3-minute video, she describes her experience before, during and after her surgery. Related Links: Brain Tumor Center http://www.umgcc.org/bra
A Future in Medicine: Soft Materials Immunology
Dr. Barbara Osborne, UMass Amherst describes Soft Materials Immunology, a new area of life sciences that holds great promise for developing new ways to treat and prevent disease.
"The Owl" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (poetry reading)
In some versions the fourth line in each stanza is repeated. I find it easier to read this version. Some echo has been added to the sound track. When cats run home and light is come, And dew is cold upon the ground, And the far-off stream is dumb, And the whirring sail goes round, Alone and warming his five wits, The white owl in the belfry sits. When merry milkmaids click the latch, And rarely smells the new-mown hay, And the cock hath sung beneath the thatch Twice or thrice his roundelay
Plate Tectonics: Lake Mead, Nevada
Using animations to illustrate the theory of plate tectonics, this video segment adapted from Discovering Women takes you to Lake Mead, Nevada, to see visual evidence of how plate movement has been stretching the North American continent.