How Lou Got the Flu
This article from our family magazine series traces the spread of the flu virus from a duck in China to a young girl in Kansas. The article begins by introducing kids to Louise and the symptoms of influenza. On a series of clickable screens, they learn how the flu virus traveled from a duck to a pig to a farmer to a shopper to a student to Louise. A sidebar (But I Got a Flu Shot Last Year...) explains why influenza is trickier to outsmart than smallpox and polio. Another sidebar ("Microbes on th
Meet the Microbes
This article from our family magazine series introduces kids to bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. The article begins with an engaging introduction to microbes that explains the abundance of this oldest form of life on Earth. Kids can click to see colorful photographs of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, as well as details about these major types of microbes. The Microbe Size-O-Meter puts microbes into perspective, using a scale in which a kid's body is the size of California. A humorous sidebar ex
Baseball as America
This Web site, created to complement the Baseball as America exhibit, looks at how this sport has changed along with the country. It includes the following sections:Our National Spirit examines why the label "national pastime" has grown increasingly accurate over time. Ideals and Injustices considers the game's troubling legacy of segregation and why the sport is seen as "doorway to American culture" by many immigrants. Sharing a Common Culture looks at how the game and its heroes have become a
Astronomers remember Magellan's astounding photos of Venus.
Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter
An orbiter design animation presents a new era of space mobility using nuclear power to explore our galaxy. For more information see: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/
JANE Apps - Puzzle-Bubble running at UMA
Puzzle-Bubble is a wireless ad-hoc network application developed with JANE that represents the potential utilization of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs) as entertainment platforms. For more information, please visit: CARLINK
Litmus Test For Love (Live Comedy Show)
Two lonely chemists sing about their desire for a litmus test for love. Live comedy show performed at the American Society for Human Genetics Annual Meeting
Lighting a Bunsen Burner (and blooper)
How to light and adjust a Bunsen (or similar) burner, with a blooper (1:57 min)
Lassueur Piccardi Graham Little Syndrome.
A rare disease in which cicatricial (scarring) alopecia of the scalp is associated with widespread keratosis pilaris particularly in the axillae and pubic area where scarring does not usually occur. The scarring in the scalp may be clinically indistinguishable from the end stage of other forms of scarring hair loss.
Large bending of a beam
Calculated by VFIFE(V-5), vector form intrinsic finite element. V-5 is developed by Center for Bridge Engineering Research, National Central University, Taiwan. The element is a 3D frame element.
Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease - Exhibit
This Web site, created to complement the museum's Epidemic! exhibit, provides an in-depth look at the world of infectious disease. It includes the following sections: Environmental Change looks at how a season of heavy snow and rainfall led to an outbreak of hantavirus in the Four Corners region of the southwestern U.S., and at the different habitat needs of microbes. Long-Term Changes examines how changes to the prehistoric landscape and in our living patterns since the development of agricultu
Mahara Tutorial 2: Einstellungen (de)
Screencast für die Verwendung eines E-Portfolio Tools (Mahara) für das EU-Projekt MOSEP. Teil 2: Einstellungen
Mahara Tutorial 4: Portfolio (de)
Screencast für die Verwendung eines E-Portfolio Tools (Mahara) für das EU-Projekt MOSEP. Teil 4: Portfolio.
Sky Paths: Studying the Movement Celestial Objects
By using these activities, K-4 students will have the concrete experiences of observing, organizing, comparing, and describing the movement of objects that they observe in the sky. Students will also learn how early cultures viewed objects in the sky and created stories to explain the objects they observed. Then, students will create their own stories to explain their own observations.
"Like One Big Family": A Former Textile Worker Describes the Closeness of the Southern Mill Village
The southern textile mills, which had expanded dramatically during World War I, faced serious decline in the 1920s. New tariffs, the growth of textile manufacturing in other parts of the world and the shorter skirt lengths of the 1920s, which required less fabric, exacerbated the problems brought on by wartime overexpansion. Textile manufacturers responded by trying to cut wages and increase workloads. Nevertheless, textile workers often look back at the 1920s with genuine affection and nostalgi
Lament for "The Lost Pardner"
Although absent from Hollywood portrayals of the old West, homosexuality was surely a feature of life on the frontier. "The West," observe John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman in their history of sexuality, "provided extensive opportunities for male-male intimacy. Some men were drawn to the frontier because of their attractions to men." Badger Clark was born in 1883 and grew up in Deadwood, South Dakota. His collection of western poems, Sun and Saddle Leather, was not published until the second de
Learning Planet Sizes
In this activity, learners use the concepts of greater than, less than, and equal to, in order to classify student height, object size, and planet size. They will build scale models of the planets based on their discoveries of planet size. In the extension, advanced learners download images of the planets and use NIH Image to identify and describe their size by comparing them to one another.
A Case of the Wobbles: Finding Extra Solar Planets
Students plot and analyze NASA data to determine the period of an invisible planet orbiting a wobbling star.
Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire
This lesson presents the drawing and description that helped Joseph Glidden, a farmer from De Kalb, Illinois, win a patent for barbed wire in 1874. Glidden's design remains today the most familiar style of barbed wire. This site also examines the considerable impact of barbed wire on the economy, society, and politics in the West.
Health rules!: fitness and nutrition for kids
In this publication, you will find web sites that provide information for teachers as well as lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom. In addition to looking at how we can help children to establish good habits, you will find web sites that look at the health issues facing preteens and teenagers today. How many kids need help evaluating their diets and taking a good look at their food consumption? Most likely all of them. With this in mind, there will be many opportunities to examin