Art Institute of Chicago Musecast: October 2007
1. Exhibition Focus: Curator Douglas Druick speaks about Jasper Johns: Gray.
2. American Perspectives: Poet Quraysh Ali Lansana speaks about his work and a painting by Horace Pippen.
3. Art Institute in the Community: Teen Lab participants create their own art inspired by works in the collection.
4. What's News: As the Modern Wing takes shape, galleries throughout the museum are being renovated and reinstalled.
Molly Marshmallow's Adventure Through the Digestive System!
This is a amusing, well-done (but a little long), simply-animated, student-created project about Molly Marshmallow's journey through Barry's digestive system. (10:23) There is no voice narration, but steps are explained with captions. The musical selections throughout the project are amusing.
President Chester A. Arthur
Chester A. Arthur, America's twenty-first president, served from 1881 to 1885. Although Arthur was a Vermont-native, he exuded the presence of a New Yorker. In 1880, Arthur was elected Vice President. This is a video that explains his character and shortcomings.
Color Changing Milk Science Experiment
Shows how dishsoap in milk and food coloring can create designs, but also scientific principles as fat in milk reacts to liquid soap. A science fair possibility. From Steve Spangler Science. Run time 03:27.
Columns: Experimenting with Balloons
If you were in search of a good building column, a balloon probably wouldn't be your first choice. Still, if you were in a pinch, you might be surprised at the strength of several balloons lying side by side. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, three cast members test how many balloons are needed to support a person's weight. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:38.
Columns: Experimenting with Paper Cups
Columns, vertical structural elements that are strong in compression, are good at propping things up. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, the cast uses paper cups to illustrate what makes columns strong and why they sometimes collapse. By filling the cups with sand, they also show that even hollow columns of a weak material like paper can be made surprisingly strong. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:03.
Columns: Finding the Strongest Shape
The shape of a structure and its parts is often as important as the materials those parts are made of. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, members of the cast bend and fold sheets of paper to see which shape is the strongest and will support the weight of a heavy book. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:33.
Columns: Hillary's Neighborhood
In this video segment from ZOOM, Hillary, from Randolph, MA, proves she knows a thing or two about columns. She identifies their structural components, explains how and where they are used, and encourages viewers to look around their own communities for columns. If they're anything like her town, columns are everywhere! Closed captioning included. Run time 0:52.
Indra Swallowtail Butterfly Pupation Time Lapse Documentary
A very close-up look at the pupation process of the Indra Swallowtail (subspecies phyllisae), accompanied by still images of the adult and larvae. Pretty amazing time lapsed footage as the process is repeated 4 times. Set to music. Run time 02:28.
Bomb kills two in northern Pakistan
A bomb near northern Pakistan's Peshawar city kills two and injures three others.
Selection of work by Anna Gerber
Various journals and magazines Anna Gerber has contributed to. Anna Gerber is a graphic designer and writer based in London. She is the author and designer of All Messed Up: Unpredictable Graphics (Laurence King, 2004) and co-editor and co-designer of Influences: A Lexicon of Contemporary Graphic Design (Die Gestalten Verlag, 2006) with Anja Lutz. She writes regularily for magazines such as Print, Eye, Creative Review, Varoom and Idea Magazine and her work has also been published in shift!,
Help Session 03 - 11/14/2010
Help Session 03
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
A Design Approach to Research in Technology Enhanced Mathematics Education
This thesis explores the prospect of a design science of technology enhanced mathematics education (TEME), on three levels: epistemological, methodological and pedagogical. Its primary domain is the identification of scientific tools for design research in TEME. The outputs of this enquiry are evaluated by a demonstrator study in the domain of secondary school mathematics. A review of existing literature establishes a need for a design perspective in TEME research, but at the same time suggests
Etude de connaissances d'élèves de seconde sur les mutations génétiques.
L'ADN est une notion qui pose problème aux élèves de lycée aussi nous nous proposons d'identifier et de classer les conceptions des élèves sur ce sujet. Pour cette analyse, nous avons utilisé la notion de mutation, qui permet d'étudier à la fois, comme nous le souhaitions, la structure et la fonction de l'ADN. Après avoir effectué une étude bibliographique et une analyse du savoir, nous avons cherché à vérifier l'existence de six niveaux biologiques dans les productions des élèv
Lecture 37 - 11/29/2010