Compare Human-made Objects with Natural Objects
In small groups, students will experiment and observe the similarities and differences between human-made objects and nature. The students will compare the function and structure of hollow bones with drinking straws, bird beaks, tool pliers, bat wings and airplane wings. A classroom discussion can be held to discuss similarities and differences that were observed along with follow up assessment activities such as journal writing and Venn diagrams.
2.2 Mental models: implicit and explicit We all have mental models of the world in which we live. We have mental models of ‘how X will react if I ask her to do a particular job’, of what would be ‘a nice holiday’, ‘what should happen if I turn up the thermostat on this heater’ and so on. Virtually all these models are so taken-for-granted that we do not even realise that they are models, i.e. that they are simplifications of the complexity around us. The significance of these implicit mental models is that
We all have mental models of the world in which we live. We have mental models of ‘how X will react if I ask her to do a particular job’, of what would be ‘a nice holiday’, ‘what should happen if I turn up the thermostat on this heater’ and so on. Virtually all these models are so taken-for-granted that we do not even realise that they are models, i.e. that they are simplifications of the complexity around us. The significance of these implicit mental models is that
2.2.1 A first diagram
The power of graphics should not the underestimated. They can express information clearly and simply. This unit will help you to assess which style of graphic to use in different situations.
Science Digest - Episode 2 Animal Guy
Quirky Science Digest talk show host Mathew Arden interviews animal expert Brad Crane.
Pride and Prejudice - Quiz 2
That students will identify key characters in the novel. That students will develop their understanding of the plot.
Snow Cover over North America during the Winter of 2001-2002 (WMS)
The amount of snow covering the land has both short and long term effects on the environment. From season to season, snow coverage and depth affect soil moisture and water availability, which directly influence agriculture, wildfire occurrences, and drought. In the long term, the part of the Earths surface covered by snow reflects up to 80 or 90 percent of the incoming solar radiation as opposed to the 10 or 20 percent that uncovered land reflects, and this has important consequences for the Ear
Bij de dokter: in het Frans op consultatie kunnen gaan
Op het einde van deze les kun je: De raadgevingen van een dokter doorvertellen aan een vriend/in die ook ziek is.
Lezen, schrijven, woordenschat, cultuur: Going Irish
Je oefent leesvaardigheid en woordenschat aan de hand van teksten over Ierland en de plaatselijke gebruiken. Je leert welke de plaatselijke gebruiken zijn en stelt ze tot slot voor in een folder.
Women on Boards: Davies Report Reflections
The report led by Lord Davies addressing the lack of women in the boardroom has produced a strong, largely positive reaction. The report's findings are discussed along with developments since the report was published. This includes discussion of the target of 25% of women on boards, a target for chief executives to look at the numbers of women on their executive committees, and a forthcoming code of practice from the major search consultants,also promising new figures on women director appoint
2011 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Award Ceremony - Stern Acceptance Speech
Robert A.M. Stern accepts the 2011 Richard H. Driehaus Prize and reinforces the relevance of classical architecture in the modern world.
2011 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Colloquium
Chicago Public Television producer Geoffrey Baer hosts the 2011 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Colloquium in Chicago. Participants include: Robert A.M. Stern—Principal, Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Dean, Yale School of Architecture Robert A. Peck—Commissioner of Public Buildings, General Services Administration Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk—Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company; Dean, University of Miami School of Architecture Paul Goldberger—Architecture critic at The New Yorker
How to Correctly use Booster Seats
In this 2:30 video viewers learn how to use a booster seat, how to determine if a child is ready to wear a safety belt alone, and why children and teens should sit in the back seat. The final segments include a one-minute car safety check and additional safety tips for the whole family.
WWI Firsts (1:18)
WWI may have been the war to end all wars, but it was also the beginning of many military and civilian technologies. This 1:18 animation has some excellent statistics and other facts that are not well known and can help students better understand this war.
Who buried the bodies?
Kamila Shamsie, the Pakistani-born author of books including In the City by the Sea and Burnt Shadows, gives a talk as part of the 2014 Wolfson Lecture series on 'New Challenges for South Asian Writing in the 21st Century'.
The Heart of the Matter
This lesson describes how the circulatory system works, including the heart, blood vessels and blood. Students learn about the chambers and valves of the heart, the difference between veins and arteries, and the different components of blood. This lesson also covers the technology engineers have developed to repair the heart if it is damaged. Students also understand how the circulatory system is affected during spaceflight (e.g., astronauts lose muscle in their heart during space travel).