3.7.1 Technical considerations

Handwriting

Nowadays most people use a word processing package to write essays while some people may use a typewriter. However, if you don't have access to either of these you will need to hand-write your essay. Should this be the case, the ease of reading depends on the quality of your handwriting . It is only fair to your tutor to try to make your writing as legible as possible. This will take time and care. But when you have spent a long time putting an essay togeth
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3.3 Case study 1

For much of the last century, many children who would today be regarded as being in need were caught up in the long-running child migration scheme. This scheme had been running throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century and its role was to export children to the outposts of the Empire. In all, it is estimated that 150,000 children were exported in this way (Bean and Melville, 1989). The scheme continued to run throughout the post-war years, which saw a rapid expansion of children's
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On completion of this unit you will have:

  • examined the place play has in the curriculum framework/guidance or documents most relevant to your setting;

  • considered various definitions of play;

  • explored ideas about the value of play and adults' attitudes towards play;

  • considered play in your setting and attempted to access children's perceptions of play;

  • explored issues such as gender and play and children's right to play.
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Introducing Rhodes finalist Giuseppe Del Gobbo
Rhodes Scholarship finalist Giuseppe Del Gobbo talks about why he chose engineering, and why it's important to be a well-rounded student.
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The University of Memphis minute for the week of December 7, 2012.
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R.L. Stine appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: R.L. Stine has sold more than 350 million books, making him one of the best-selling children's authors in history. When he was 9, Stine found an old typewriter in the attic. That discovery changed his life. He carried it down to his room and started typing stories and little joke books. His Goosebumps series began in 1992. The series quickly became a hit around the world and has been translated into 32
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Het chocoladetraject is een gratis educatief pakket voor lessen over transport en logistiek.

Het betreft materiaal voor een vakoverschrijdend project waarin de vakken aardrijkskunde, techniek en Nederlands aan bod komen en er ook …


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4.3.5 Domestic campaigns

An important aspect of efforts to reduce nutrient inputs to water bodies is the modification of domestic behaviour. Public campaigns in Australia have encouraged people to:

  • wash vehicles on porous surfaces away from drains or gutters

  • reduce use of fertilizers on lawns and gardens

  • compost garden and food waste

  • use zero- or low-phosphorus detergents

  • wash only full loads in washing machi
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6.3 Some issues for consideration

DEMOCS offer a novel, and perhaps unique approach to public participation on contentious science issues. But how far is the process capable of dealing with the difficulties and uncertainties raised in the examples of engagement processes already considered in this unit, and what benefits might it bring? For example:

  1. How far is this process of group discussion likely to lead to outcomes that are representative of ‘public’ opinion?


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3.4 Consensus conference on plant biotechnology

The first UKNCC (at Regent's College) was hosted by the Science Museum and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The conference was based on a procedural model developed by the Danish Board of Technology. In Denmark, consensus conferences are held regularly and can be seen to have had unequivocal effects on policy making. Indeed, in a number of instances, Parliament has explicitly incorporated lay-panel recommendations in legislation. For example, lay-p
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2 Summary

Despite claims made for its potential, wave energy can never make any significant contribution to global energy supplies, although it may find a use in coastal communities. The greatest potential from wave energy exists far from shore, but waves are wind-dependent and so supplies are bound to be irregular.


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3.2 Structural domains

Structural domains can serve as spacers, which position other domains in an appropriate orientation or location, or they may permit movement of domains relative to each other. Examples of domains that function as spacers are the heavy and light immunoglobulin constant domains which ‘present’ the working end of the immunoglobulin, i.e. the variable domains, for binding to target antigen (Author(s): The Open University

8.6 Line spectra: Activity 8 Quasar redshifts

Activity 8: Quasar redshifts

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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • explain the meaning of all the newly defined (emboldened) terms introduced in this unit;

  • draw, analyse and interpret position–time, displacement–time, velocity–time and acceleration–time graphs. Where appropriate, you should also be able to relate those graphs one to another and to the functions or equations that describe them, particularly in the case of straight-line graphs;

  • find the derivati
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3.1 The origins of domesticated dogs

Archaeologists and biologists agree that dogs (Canis familiaris) were the first species to become domesticated. Francis Galton, Darwin's younger cousin, suggested at the end of the 19th century that domestication began when humans captured and raised wolf puppies. The resulting adults ate scraps of human food, assisted in hunting and acted as guard dogs around camps. Among the evidence in support of this hypothesis is the observation that tribal people all over the world take wild anim
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1.1 The Sun at visible wavelengths

The Sun is seen as a blindingly bright, yellow object in the sky. The part of the Sun that you normally see is called the photosphere (meaning ‘sphere of light’); this is best thought of as the ‘surface’ of the Sun, although it is very different from the surface of a planet such as Earth. Its diameter is about 1.4 million kilometres, making the Sun's volume roughly one million times that of the Earth. The photosphere is not solid. Rather, it is a thin layer of hot gaseous mater
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3.3 Variation

Fossil rodents are first found in rocks that date from around 65 million years ago (from the Eocene) and are thought to have evolved from insectivore/omnivore-type mammals that lived 100 million years ago (in the Cretaceous period). To say that they evolved from simply means that there probably is a direct line of descent but that the descendants have changed from their forebears. One of the most significant ways that evolutionary change can be brought about is by a process known as na
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5.4 Older Cover

Moving up succession, the next lithotectonic unit is the Older Cover. By referring to Figure 9 and Table 2 in conjunction with the
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7.1 The ascending auditory pathway

Up till now we have dealt with the anatomy of the auditory periphery and how the basic attributes of sound are coded within the auditory periphery. A great deal of additional processing takes place in the neural centres that lie in the auditory brainstem and cerebral cortex. Because localisation and other binaural perceptions depend on the interaction of information arriving at the two ears, we need to study the central auditory centres, since auditory nerves from the two cochleae interact on
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