In this activity, students make a model of a lithium atom using gumdrops and toothpicks. Using this model, they investigate the makeup of an atom, including its relative size. Students also practice adding and subtracting electrons from an atom and determining the overall charges on atoms.
Should There Be Shop-Closing Laws? A really cool thing is happening in Germany. After decades of strict laws regulating when stores can open and close (Ladenschlussgesetz), the laws are progressively liberalizing. Since 2006, the decision has been left to the individual states. Whereas commercial establishments once could not open their doors before 6 a.m. or keep them open past 10 p.m., now man
A really cool thing is happening in Germany. After decades of strict laws regulating when stores can open and close (Ladenschlussgesetz), the laws are progressively liberalizing. Since 2006, the decision has been left to the individual states. Whereas commercial establishments once could not open their doors before 6 a.m. or keep them open past 10 p.m., now man
Multiple Sclerosis - Station and Gait Exam - Gait Sub-exam - Patient 21
This is a 52-year-old white male with a history of bilateral optic neuritis presenting in his twenties who now reports polyextremity sensory motor disturbance. He also has diabetes. The patient reports bilateral upper and right lower extremity sensory and motor disturbance with a band-like sensation about his torso for the past 1-2 months.
Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy - Motor Exam - Muscle Tone Sub-exam - Patient 2
Patient is a 52-year-old African-American male with a known diagnosis of myotonic muscular dystrophy. His neuromuscular symptoms began in the early 1990s with poor dexterity in the hands, dropping objects, and clumsiness with fine motor weakness. He is very slow buttoning clothes, putting on his shoes, brushing his teeth, shaving, and other similar activities. He has trouble in ambulation and falls frequently. He has trouble getting up from a chair or sofa and climbing stairs. He also reports co
Essential Tremor - General Observations Exam - Opening Interview Sub-exam - Patient 12
The patient is a 70-year-old Caucasian female who first noticed voice and head tremor about 15 years ago. She has had a gradual progression of this tremor that now causes her head to shake, her voice to tremor and her bilateral arm to tremor. The tremor is most noticed when the limbs maintain a posture or are in motion. Her writing is affected especially when she attempts to write small. Fine motor tasks have become more effortful as the years have passed. The tremor is worsened by fatigue. She
Grammar Present Tense
This lesson is a very enjoyable way to revise the verbs and even to teach them for the first time. At this point the pupils only need the verb in the first person singular (i am, i get up).
Mac an Cheannaí (II)
Sample answers on a famous poem. Useful for the Higher Level optional course. Sample poetry answers on a famous Irish Poem. May be used as a chosen poem at HL.
Fothrach Tí i Mín na Craoibhe
How can you best answer the questions on the poem? Useful as a poem for the Higher Level optional course.
Emigration and Emigrants
This essay was published in the Magazine Feasta. It's a great help to students to see this example of an essay of another student who is on a similar level to them.
This Web article is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here they meet Deena Soris, who interviews the fossil of a Protoceratops. The more-than-20 questions answered by this dinosaur fossil include: You look fabulous. How old are you?How do scientists guess an extinct dinosaur's speed?Is it a thrill to have a frill?So what happened?One day you're happily munching away on thick, tough plants, the next you're history?How did you go from being
This OLogy trivia game offers a fun way to test kids' knowledge of light. The game board (included in a printable PDF) represents an atom, with a central nucleus circled by two orbits. Each player represents an electron that has been bumped into the atom's outer unstable orbit. Kids answer the questions about light on the trivia cards (included in a printable PDF) as they move around, circling the outer orbit. The first player to make it around the game board pops back into the stable orbit, emi
Web of Life Game
This offline OLogy game is a fun way to illustrate how all the organisms in an ecosystem are connected and depend on one another to survive. To play this game, you'll need at least six students and index cards, a marker/pen, and a ball of twine. A list of organisms to connect is included. As students toss the ball of twine to each other, they make connections between the organisms they are linking. The game ends with a discussion about what would happen to the "web of life" that's been created i
Rethinking Investment Treaty Law - A Policy Perspective
Australia recently announced to discontinue investor-state-arbitration provisions in trade agreements; Ecuador abandons its BITS and left ICSID; South Africa seeks to renegotiate its BITs; the Norwegian and U.S. BIT review have stirred much controversy. This colloquium addresses these national experiences and their significance for future developments of investment treaty law. Alvaro Galindo is the former director of the International Litigation and Arbitration Unit at the Solicitor General Offi
The three pillars of Colombia's recent progress
Álvaro Uribe Vélez is the former President of Colombia, holding the office from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Uribe has a Law Degree from the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), and a post-graduate degree in Management and Administration from Harvard University. From 1998 to 1999 after being awarded the Simon Bolivar fellowship by the British Council in Bogotá, he worked as an associate professor at Oxford University. Mr Uribe began his political career in 1977 as Secretary General of the Ministry of La
The Lessons of Northern Ireland for Contemporary Counterterrorism and Conflict Resolution Policy
What are the lessons from the 30 years of the Troubles for modern counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism policy elsewhere, for peacemaking and for reconciliation? Leading experts debate how Britain's experience in Northern Ireland can help us address today's terrorism and conflict resolution challenges. Richard English is professor of politics and, from September 2011, director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews. Martin Mansergh is a
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Welcome and Opening Remarks, History
It’s Day 95 in MIT’s 150 days of sesquicentennial celebration, and all thoughts turn to the evolution of computer science and MIT’s pivotal role in that history. As Victor Zue puts it so succinctly, “Computers sure have changed.” They are even invading biology, and President Hockfield (who is also a Professor of N
Engineering Solutions to the Problems of Cancer
Engineers “bring a new set of tools and a new way of looking at problems posed by biologists,” says
Paula T. Hammond, and are proving integral to advances in cancer diagnostics and therapies. Hammond cites evidence of bioengineering breakthroughs against the disease: the design of micron-sized posts that can identi