In this unit, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin did, taking inheritance for granted, but ignoring the mechanisms underlying it.
Interview with Larry Madoff, Editor of ProMED-mail (MWV47)
In episode 47 of MicrobeWorld Video, filmed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Washington, D.C., on February 20, 2011, Dr. Stan Maloy talks with the Editor of ProMED-mail, Lawrence Madoff, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School Boston. ProMED-mail is the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, an online network of more than 55,000 members who monitor the four corners of the world
The Sports Song
The Sports Song.
Preposition Song from Grammaropolis - "A Merit Badge Is Just Like a Cat"
This cute animated video will teach students the basics about prepositions. Prepositions place objects in space and time and show logical relationships. Students will enjoy the funny green creatures singing. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review prepositions in the elementary classroom. (3:59)
Smithsonian Spotlight - Rovers Raise the Bar
Space rovers can see more detailed information and travel further than humans. With all the work they're doing on the planet Mars, it's hard not to become attached to the little guys. (01:32)
2012 Carl Smith Lecture: Jacinta Ruru: Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water
Jacinta Ruru of the Faculty of Law presents the 2012 Carl Smith Lecture on the topic “Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water”. 16 April 2012.
CSAFE and CTPI: Public Square – Climate Change: Just Sit Back and Enjoy the Grapes?
National business commentator Rod Oram, climate change scientist Dr Jim Salinger and Chief Executive of the Methodist Mission, Laura Black, discuss major ethical issues surrounding the climate change debate. Hosted jointly by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and the Centre for Sustainability: Agriculture, Food, Energy, Environment. 11 October 2011.
One reason why gobies are considered to be a fish is because they are vertebrates. Vertebrate animals have a skeletal structure of bones to support their bodies.
Ligaments are flexible bands of fibrous tissue that connect the bones and bind the joints together. They connect bones to bones and they sometimes act as guides for tendons.
Fiddler crab burrows
Fiddler crabs dig small burrow holes to live in. They are often found on the beach. Other animals that live in burrows or holes in the ground are groundhogs, ants, and earthworms.
Skin covers and protects the body. Your skin also has the ability to detect differences in texture. Each fabric in this image has a different texture, or feel. Receptors on your skin translate the texture into a message and relay the message to your brain so that you interpret the difference in textures from one fabric to another.
Everyday objects under the microscope
Objects underneath a microscope can reveal new views of the object that wouldn't be seen without a microscope's aid.
Domain Bacteria is one of the three domains and includes the most diverse and widespread prokaryotes, which are cells lacking a true nucleus. The other prokaryotic domain is Domain Archaea.
Environments and Experiments
Environments are effected by the organisms that live in them. An environment is everything that surrounds and influences an organism. An environmental factor is one part of an environment-it can be living or nonliving.
Ecstasy is a dangerous drug that causes the release of serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and acetylcholine. These molecules are neurotransmitters.
Studeren aan de universiteit
Je luistert naar een gesprek waarin een dochter haar ouders vertelt dat ze wil gaan studeren aan een universiteit in een andere stad. Nadien vul je een gatentekst aan en je vat een stukje van het gesprek samen.
Luisteroefening: Red Nose Day
Terwijl je luistert naar een audiofragment over een geldinzamelingsactie, vul je een gatentekst aan met feiten en getallen uit een lijst. Bij een tweede audiofragment moet je een aantal vragen beantwoorden.
Regents' Professor Nicholas James Strausfeld
Regents' Professor, the highest of faculty ranks, is reserved for full professors with exceptional achievements that have brought them national or international recognition. Nicholas Strausfeld is a Professor of Neuroscience.
University Distinguished Professor Dick Demers
University Distinguished Professor awards honor faculty who have made sustained contributions of consistent educational excellence and have demonstrated outstanding commitment to undergraduate education. Dick Demers is a Professor of Linguistics.
Regents' Professor Roy R. Parker
Regents' Professor, the highest of faculty ranks, is reserved for full professors with exceptional achievements that have brought them national or international recognition. Roy R. Parker is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology.