The new discipline of astrobiology – that is, the science of searching for extraterrestrial life – is not only rapdly growing, but has also captured the public imagination. This unit examines the emergence of icy satellites of distant planets as potential sites of extraterrestrial life. Focussing on the case study of Jupiter's moon Europa, the unit looks at the potential for life there, and speculates on the ethics of searching for life elsewhere in the solar system.
Using a Dictionary
This language and communications skills resource is concerned with the use of a dictionary to look up the meaning of words and compare synonyms. It is suitable for pupils who are in the following categories - educationally/socially disadvantaged, learning difficulties, dyslexia, refugees, specific learning disabilities, hearing impairment,
Skylab: A Home Above Our Home Planet
The history of America's first space station Skylab. For more information see: http://www.nasa.gov
The Interwar Period in Bălţi
Holocaust survivors from Bălţi, Romania (today Moldova) talk about the daily life of the Jews in Bălţi before the Holocaust. The video is part of the exhibition "The Story of the Jewish Community of Bălţi" on the Yad Vashem website. This exhibition was prepared with the support of The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Click here to enter the exhibition: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/communities/Balti
Wasting Energy at Home
People use energy in all aspects of their lives for cooking, lighting and entertainment. Much of this energy use takes place in buildings, such as our homes. To save money and reduce the impact on our environment, many people are reducing their energy use. One way is to hire engineers to perform home energy audits to understand the ways we use energy and identify ways we can conserve energy. In this activity, students act as energy conservation engineers and identify the ways energy is conserved
Evaluation of 'Business Enterprise' Module
This report outlines a process of evaluation for a business enterprise module. This exploratory research investigates the impact of 'contextual' based evaluation of enterprise education curricula
Slide Right on By Using an Inclined Plane
Students explore building a pyramid, learning about the simple machine called an inclined plane. They also learn about another simple machine, the screw, and how it is used as a lifting or fastening device. During a hands-on activity, students see how the angle of inclination and pull force can make it easier (or harder) to pull an object up an inclined plane.
Oral Public Health and Community Service Program
This course addresses the following questions: What are Public Health, Civic Engagement, and Community Service, and how do they relate to general health and well-being? What are the fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics and what are their practical applications in general health and healthcare? Why are oral health and oral healthcare access major public health issues world-wide? How do the oral public health issues of water fluoridation, mercury disposal, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and tobacco u
Sir Christopher Ricks on the Poetry of Bob Dylan
Guest lecturer Professor Christopher Ricks discusses the poetry of Bob Dylan, "All Because of the Color of his Skin" as part of Jepson School of Leadership Studies Professor Gary L. McDowell's Folk Music and Protest Thought class. Professor Ricks is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, and co-director of the Editorial Institute. He has been professor of English at Bristol and at Cambridge universities in the United Kingdom, and was elected Professor
ICSAT 2011 at CU-ICAR - James Barker and Dr. Klaus Scharioth, German ambassador to the U.S.
Clemson University hosted more than 100 auto industry representatives from around the world on April 5th and 6th for the International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). It was the first time for the conference to be held in North America. After visiting Clemson's main campus earlier in the week, Dr. Klaus Scharioth, German ambassador to the United States, told the conference that investments betwee
Strange Fruit: Reconstruction to Jim Crow
The film "Strange Fruit" looks at the history of the anti-lynching campaign in the United States, the history of the song Strange Fruit, and explores the impact of Strange Fruit today. This lesson plan includes activities related to the film such as playing an online game called "The Road to Equality," and an activity in which students will create their own board games.
Study says Earth on brink of mass extinction event
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe June 18 - A landmark study by an international group of scientists has concluded that planet Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction event comparable in scale to the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The researchers found that extinction rates are currently 1000 times higher than normal due to deforestation, global climate change, and the depletion of ocean fisheries. Ben Gruber reports. More Innovations: http://smarturl.i
Brassica plants produce seeds to reproduce. They need to be cross-pollinated in order to make seeds.
A presentation of Monopoly, its characteristics and influences.
Less Developed Countries
The characteristics of Less Developed Countries and Third World Debt
Reference Resources: Being a Good Detective
Students become familiar with a variety of reference resources when seeking information. These sources include atlases, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, online search engines for the Internet, and online library card catalogs.
How to Define Opportunity Cost
This one minute video explains and provides examples of opportunity costs are defined as the difference between the money a person could have earned and the money that was actually earned. A good overview that can be used when introducing this concept.