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Measurable You!
This lesson introduces an anthropometric measurement system developed to identify and track people in the penal system in late 19th and early 20th century. Students conduct a guided experiment and discussions while collecting anthropometric measurements, exploring the impact of experimental errors in a scientific system, and explaining their observations/findings in writing.
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science: Session 8. Order out of Chaos: Our Solar S
Why do all the planets orbit the Sun in the same direction and why are the planets closest to the Sun so different from the gas giants farther out? In this session, participants gain a better understanding of the nature of the solar system by examining its formation.,Students explore the question: What is the relative scale of the planets in the solar system?
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Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Using GLOBE Data to Study the Earth System
This Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter guides users through the process of locating and graphing data that has been collected by students who participate in the GLOBE Program. Users access the online GLOBE graphing tool and produce a graph comparing four Earth system variables over two complete years. Data include Maximum Air Temperature, Soil Moisture (at depths of both 10 cm and 90 cm), and Rainfall recorded in Greenville, Pennsylvania. As they investigate this specific case study, users disc
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Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis
This activity describes the technique of preparing latitude-longitude based data so it can be imported into a geographic information system (GIS). The chapter describes the steps to create a map to display data and guides users through some basic geographic analyses. The focus of the chapter's case study is earthquake prediction. Users download and format near real-time and historical earthquake data from the USGS. They import the data into ArcVoyager Special Edition GIS software, and analyze pa
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Systems
Topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity, system infrastructure, networks and distributed systems, atomicity and coordination of parallel activities, recovery and reliability, privacy of information, impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and outside reading in the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. The group project is to write an NSF systems proposal to fund a middle-ware produc
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Latitude and Longitude Animation
This site features a Flash animation that illustrates how to grid the earth with the latitude (parallel) and longitude (meridian) coordinate system. This resource is suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
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Island Arc Magamatism
This 50 slide PowerPoint presentation introduces the basic structural facets of an island arc system. Magma series (tholeiitic, alkaline, calc-alkaline) and differentiation within magma series are related to the major elements. Other trends in magma series (spatial, temporal, trace element, isotope) are presented. Petrogenesis of magmas is illustrated in terms of mantle flow, rate of subduction and age of the subducting slab and subduction zone. Pressure-temperature-time paths are used as instru
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Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacher’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Englewood—Kindergarten: Stacking Blocks In Englewood, New Jersey, a kindergarten teacher uses blocks as mathematical objects in an addition activity.
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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2007.10.19-Magnolia (Audio)
Magnolia is a leading commercial open-source Enterprise Content Management System based on the Java Content Repository standard (JSR-170). Magnolia is renowned for its outstanding combination of ease-of-use and enterprise architecture.
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Mitochondrial Control Region
Every human cell has a "second" genome, found in the cell's energy-generating organelle, the mitochondrion. In fact, each mitochondrion has several copies of its own genome, and there are several hundred to several thousand mitochondria per cell. This means that the mitochondrial (mt) genome is highly amplified. While each cell contains only two copies of a given nuclear gene (one on each of the paired chromosomes), there are thousands of copies of a given mt gene per cell. Because of this high
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Implications for Educators of Gifted Minority Students

This webinar addresses critical issues regarding diverse learners in gifted education and provides tips on how to meet their educational needs. Cultural and academic considerations are explored as well as the challenges minority students confront in dealing with the American education system.

Diane Boothe, D.P.A, is Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Curriculum Instruction and Foundational Studies at Boise State University. She has an extensive record of scholarly acti
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Science in Focus: Energy: Workshop 6. Energy and Systems
Physicists use the concept of a system to trace and quantify the flow of energy. In this session, take a close look at a number of energy systems and see how this concept is closely linked to the Law of Conservation of Energy.,This segment explores the question "What is a system?" by visiting classrooms as well as interviewing students and scientists.
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Science in Focus: Energy: Workshop 6. Energy and Systems
Physicists use the concept of a system to trace and quantify the flow of energy. In this session, take a close look at a number of energy systems and see how this concept is closely linked to the Law of Conservation of Energy.,This segment explores the question "What is a system?" by visiting classrooms as well as interviewing students and scientists.
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Sun's Impact on Earth's Temperature
In this activity, middle school students view NASA images and movies of Venus, Earth, and Mars to deduce weather patterns and manipulate computer models to test competing hypotheses. By completing this activity, the learner will compare weather patterns observed on Venus, Earth, and Mars; manipulate computer models to investigate the influence of solar distance and atmosphere; evaluate various solar system hypotheses using a computer model.
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A Holistic Approach to Teaching a Laboratory, Using Sea Urchin Development as an Example System
This exercise uses brainstorming, writing, and oral presentation techniques within the framework of a laboratory to illustrate the basic principles of early development. In groups, students learn how to identify a good model system (the sea urchin), isolate its gametes, mix some gametes from each sex, and study the ensuing processes of fertilization and development. After being introduced to the basic techniques, student groups design their own experimental approaches to further analyze these pr
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Analysis of a selection of educational ICT systems for mathematics
The deliverable describes a grid that has been designed to study ILEs (Iteractive Learning Environments) in arithmetic and algebra, a process for choosing 6 ILEs to be studied and the result of the studies. The studied ILES are: ActiveMath, AnimalWatch, Cognitive Tutor, Math-Teacher Plus, MatXpert, Ms. Lindquist.,deliverable D20.5.1 from ERT Telma in the NoE Kaleidscope
Author(s): Nicaud Jean-François,Alshwaikh Jehad,argyro papad

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Peripheral Nervous System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology
Duke Neurology of Raleigh's Vinod Krishnan, MD, helps to make sense of the peripheral nervous system.
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Office XP for Business
Manual to support students in using the Microsoft Office XP operating system and the Microsoft Office 2003 software suite. In many developing countries IS textbooks tend to be expensive despite the best and, I believe, sincere efforts of educational publishers to keep their developing country rates as low as humanly possible. This book (except for the Access section) has been released under the Creative Commons license, i.e. it is freely available for (educational) use to anyone who wants it.
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Learnovation Foresight Report
The foresight activity of Learnovation is framed within its goal of building a new vision of technology enhanced learning in Europe, by means of a consensus process which overcomes traditional borders of education and training and addresses learning in a much broader perspective, centred on its role in innovation and lifelong learning implementation, and in light of a policy advising perspective. This activity has been carried out through two parallel processes, feeding one into the other and pr
Author(s): Dondi Claudio,Aceto Stefania,Proli Daniela

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An Introduction to Plant Vascular Systems
As a laboratory exercise that uses scientific techniques to add an investigative component to study the vascular system of plants.
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