The Lives of Microorganisms: A Micronaturalist's Notebook
A Micronaturalist's Notebook is a series of photo essays from BioMEDIA Associates offering a quick but fascinating look at "the teaming worlds of life in ponds, streams, tidepools, moss beds, the soil, and virtually everywhere else in the world." The website contains amazing photographs by BioMEDIA's biologist/filmmaker Bruce Russell, along with interesting and informative descriptions. The November 2003 feature, Bacteria: Ya Can't Live Without 'Um! highlights bacterial decomposition, cyanobacte
Sand Vibration Patterns - Chladni Plate
Hey kids! Go rest your hands on a speaker playing loud music. Feel the sound vibrations? Good. Now you might want to adjust your volume for this one.Sound frequencies produce a variety of increasingly intricate resonance patterns. And if you sprinkle sand or salt on a metal plate that is vibrating from these sound frequencies, you can see the patterns.
Sand on a rectangular metal plate shows the resonance patterns at specific frequencies of oscillation.
Data analysis: as real world as it gets
In Data Analysis: As Real World As It Gets, we feature resources for teaching about data and statistics as supported by the NCTM Standards (NCTM, 2000). Data collection and analysis can be an avenue into the meaningful mathematics and problem-solving skills needed by students in the twenty-first century. And an answer to the student question, Why do we have to study math? can be found when teaching mathematics with a real-world statistics approach.
Engage Super League: A Skills for Life Learning Resource.
An interactive learning resource booklet on the subject of Rugby League, designed to offer the family fun educational activities to improve basic maths and English.
Sir Hermann Bondi Lecture: Secret Mathematicians
Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin artists' creative output and reveals that the work of the mathematician is sometimes no less driven by strong aesthetic values.
European shares lose ground
Nov. 4 - European shares extended falls on Friday, with investor sentiment hit after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said hardly any G20 countries had committed to participate in the euro zone bailout fund. Matt Cowan reports.
Huge eruption of DR Congo volcano
Nov. 14 -DR Congo's Nyamuragira volcano sends lava hundreds of metres into the sky, in its largest eruption of the century. Travis Brecher reports.
CHIN 101-01, Elementary Chinese, Fall 2004
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.,This course introduces students with no previous knowledge of Chinese to the language--called "Mandarin" by English speakers, putonghua in the People's Republic, and Kuo-yu in Taiwan. Equal emphasis will be given to acquiring the rudiments of both spoken and written Chinese. Although oral-aural work naturally makes up the bulk of our work in the classroom, the instructors will always be availab
Japan's Noda lays a wreath at veteran's memorial
Nov. 12 - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda lays wreath and pays respects at veteran's cemetery in Hawaii. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
The Story of Wakefield
A basic skills learning resource booklet with interactive activities designed to introduce the Wakefield Museum.
Taj Mahal, India
Watch this selection for a 3D virtual tour of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of white marble built by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. The tour is accomapanied by narration explaining the symbolism of the architecture. ( 6:25)
Duke Chapel Live - 11/6/2011
Duke Chapel Live - 11/6/2011
American Revolution - By Press TV
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Venice, Italy: The Doge's Palace
This three minute video provides a travel guide to touring Venice and examples of some of the most significant structures and the history of the city.
Boundary Spanners: Beyond Repackaging
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Andreas Schotter, Ph.D., goes inside the mind of a boundary spanner. http://www.thunderbird.edu
Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, & Yorktown, VA
U.S. military personel take a tour of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, VA in the 1960's viewing the major attractions and learning the history of these colonial cities and their involvement during the Revolutionary War. (10min)
Scientists slow aging in fruit flies
Nov. 22 - Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have slowed the aging process in fruit flies, by manipulating a gene that is also present in humans. Their experiments extended the lives of the insects by as much as 50 percent although the researchers say it's too early to tell if the results could be replicated in humans. Rob Muir reports.
"Paying it forward" for clean water
Nov. 7 - The creator of The Million Dollar Homepage and co-founder of the social network Bebo have come up with a novel fundraising campaign that taps the network effect of social media to support charity: water. Matt Cowan reports.
IDS350 Session 9 Fall 2011
IDS350 Gardens of California 11/06/11 Jerry Turney
Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of November 6, 2011
This week in Duke on Demand ... students from Duke's Nursing School pick up their guitars and sing the praises of a healthy diet. Duke Theater Department faculty and students put on playwright Henrik Ibsen's domestic drama "A Doll's House." And, the GoDuke Weekly webcast show features brothers Mason and Miles Plumlee with tips on the art of dunking.