This Week @Minnesota: Wikipedia research, football practice and healthy lunches
In our episode of This Week @Minnesota for August 12, 2011, we learn more about findings that prove there is a gender imbalance on Wikipedia, get an inside look into Gopher football practice by talking with Quarterback MarQueis Gray and get tips on how to pack a healthy lunch this coming school year.
A small-scale demonstration of the IVEO Learning System
Landsat 7: Remote Sensing Environmental Problems
This educational brief presents a discussion of how the Landsat project has been able to provide data on environmental changes and potential problems. Topics include a short history of the project, an overview of the sorts of environmental issues Landsat satellites are able to "see" from space, and a brief description of ground truthing and how it supports remotely sensed data.
The Parts of a Story Song
Cute song to introduce or review story elements. Author, illustrator, setting, characters, problem, and solution. Students will enjoy this catchy tune. (1:00)
Northern Ireland 1920-1969 - Quiz
Test your knowledge about the history of Northern Ireland
Botany and Art: Their Roles in Conservation
Students are introduced to the work of botanists and botanical illustrators, and specifically to their race to make records of endangered plant species around the world. Students examine illustrations, photographs, and dried specimens of endangered plants and consider the conservation value of an illustration over a photographic image. In a second session, students try their own hands at botanical illustration and follow the methods of a Smithsonian staff illustrator. Pencils, markers, tracing p
Addiction and the Brain
Learn about the structure of the human brain and how it is affected by drugs of abuse.
Scientists @ the Smithsonian
Video interviews with twenty Smithsonian scientists introduce students to the wide variety of work in the sciences. Students will learn the diverse pathways that these scientists took to enter their fields and they will see that many kinds of people become scientists.
Plant Tissue Culture Techniques
Several tissue culture procedures, ranging from simple to more complex, are examined. These procedures can be performed by beginning and advanced biology students and include seed sterilization and aseptic seed germination, as well as techniques for callus proliferation, cell suspension culture, and anther culture. Choice of tissues, aseptic methods, media preparation, and experimental design are addressed.
Student Teaching Procedures
This module represents a discussion of the procedures that should be followed in a student teaching position. Various aspects are discussed such as non-teaching duties, following accepted guidelines, legal aspects of assuming classroom responsibilities when no licensed teacher is in the room and other aspects of student teaching procedures.
Do Ethics Stop us Cloning
This 3:21 medical video looks into the ethical argument behind cloning. It provides an overview of what the process is about and how some people consider it a moral problem. The video is a good start for a debate, but the video is dated in terms of research and government restrictions.
Walter Isaacson: "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life"
In this University of Pennsylvania program, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, discusses the life of one of Americas most influential figures: Benjamin Franklin. In his recent book, "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life," Isaacson reveals the personal life of Benjamin Franklin and all the intricate details of this revolutionary leaders life that have made him unique among a group of leaders. The presentation was given at the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of
Giving in the Digital World
For charitable organizations and initiatives, the Internet provides the opportunity to reach more people in more direct and personal ways. Are they grasping this opportunity? Following on the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, generous individuals around the world used their mobile phones to make more than $40 million in gifts to aid organisations. More than $1 billion in gifts came in the next four weeks, a large percentage of which was donated online. But the real stories of how digital tec
Amateur video of Syrian violence
Aug. 14 - Amateur video posted on social media sites purports to show civilians being beaten and a home destroyed by security forces in Deir Al Zour. Lily Grimes reports.
Dr. Dean Ornish, Army War College's Health Day
Dr. Dean Ornish, a pioneer in studies that prove that lifestyle changes may stop, or reverse, the early stages of heart disease gives a presentation on "The Power of Personalized Lifestyle Changes", as part of the Army War College's Health Day on Aug. 4, sponsored by the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute.
What do you know about Drama? - Quiz
A quick 6 question quiz about drama
Mutiwavelength Milky Way: Application of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
This educational brief provides an overview of how previously unrevealed information about our galaxy and other celestial objects can be obtained by examining their energy emissions in parts of the electromagnetic spectrum other than that visible to the human eye. Remote imagery of the Milky way in several wavelengths is included, and links to additional information are embedded in the text.
15.08.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Montag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.In Syrien geht das Regime von Präsident Baschar al-Assad offensichtlich mit immer härteren Mitteln gegen die Demokratiebewegung vor. Wie Augenzeugen berichteten, kamen beim Beschuss von dicht besiedelten Wohnvierteln der Hafenstadt Latakia neben Panzern und Bodentruppen auch Kriegsschiffe zum Einsatz. Dabei seien am
The Taking of Coast to Coast
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