When art meets astronomy
What happens when art and astronomy meet? Artist Katie Paterson has joined the Astrophysics Group within UCL Physics & Astronomy as their first Artist in Residence, thanks to a grant from the Leverhulme Trust. During the residency, Katie will investigate ideas of Ancient Darkness and Early Light in the Universe, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, and very distant objects, and create a new body of artwork alongside her findings. Katie graduated from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art in 2007. Further info
In this lesson there is a lot of conversation and is one way of creating a recipe with the class.
This video deals with the various geographical landmarks that surround and make up China. One of the largest deserts in the world the, Gobi Desert, stretches across the nothern part of China. The Balankyla, Himalayan, and the Kunlun mountain ranges are one of the many mountainous terrains that settle in China. One famous mountain, Mt. Everest, is the most tallest mountain in the world that
stands at about 29,035 ft high. The Taklamakan Desert is so hot that even before the raindrops
Explore the wonderful world of animals Listen to the animal sound. See if you can identify the animal.
Money talks: April 4th 2011
In this week's programme - goings on at Berkshire Hathaway, the ECB tightens interest rates and the latest on exchange mergers
EU on a Cross-road and the Future of Our European Project - a View from Central Europe [Audio]
Speaker(s): Miroslav Lajcák | Miroslav Lajcák is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, a position he has held since April 2012. Prior to this he held a series of senior diplomatic postings including managing director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service (Dec 2010-April 2012); High Representative/European Union special representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina (July 2007-January 2009); and personal representative of E
Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle
Children's video for the song "Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle" challenges kids coordination skills with wiggling nose and toes at the same time. (03:10)
What Is A Constellation?
This is a four minute video that does a good job of explaining why we have constellations and their purpose. Compares the constellations and learning about them to studying a map of the world. Teachers may want to stop the video at times so that the students can better understand the patterns.
"Manifest Destiny" Educational Rap by MC LaLa
The rap starts like this: "Here's a little story I'd like to tell about the land that we love and know so well it started small, not much to boast, just thirteen colonies on the east coast..." (03:24)
Expedition 27 Launch
NASA astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev launch in their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 4, 2011 (April 5, Kazakhstan time).
"Mr Edwards and the Spider" by Robert Lowell (poetry reading)
It's a critique of the religion of Lowell's New England heritage. He was related to Mr. Edwards who preached sermons promising sinners the flames of hell. One of them was called "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God". http://tinyurl.com/3hp6vlr Josiah Hawley was Mr. Edwards' uncle who died by his own hand, supposedly consigned to the flames of hell because suicide is a mortal sin. Here's a good reading: http://www.kmp.podcastpeople.com/posts/21407 You might compare the poem to Donne's "Noc
4.3.5 Adapt your strategy Often, plans run into difficulties because of unforeseen or changing circumstances. For example, it may have taken you longer than expected to get the information you needed, or just as you were ready to print off your final version of a report, the computer crashed. Plans are only a means to an end and frequently need to be modified. If you run into difficulties, think about how they affect the production of your immediate work and your overall goals. Do you need to modify your short-term pl
Often, plans run into difficulties because of unforeseen or changing circumstances. For example, it may have taken you longer than expected to get the information you needed, or just as you were ready to print off your final version of a report, the computer crashed. Plans are only a means to an end and frequently need to be modified. If you run into difficulties, think about how they affect the production of your immediate work and your overall goals. Do you need to modify your short-term pl
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3.6 Length of torpor bouts in hibernation
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the
Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser ran seven shipyards and employed thousands of people. He used an assembly line to build ships, assembling some in less than five days. One image in this collection shows a ship's hull under construction. Another shows a diagram with goals for completing a ship. The workers at the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, California, produced the most warships in the country during World War II. One photograph shows workers celebrating the launch of one of their ships. Kaiser wa