Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts (CCA)
CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies aspires to create an interdisciplinary and culturally diverse framework within which to bring historical, social, and political analysis as well as formal analysis, to bear on the interpretation of the visual world. Our goal is to train students to write professionally about the visual arts and visual culture. Hear firsthand as CCA students, faculty, and alumni discuss the program's unique, collaborative, and inspiring community. Learn m
In March, the European Space Agency launches what has been dubbed 'the Formula One of spacecraft'. The Earth observation satellite's sleek design is essential because its orbit is so low it will literally skim the top of the atmosphere.
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DNA, RNA, and Protein Extraction: The Past and The Present
This is a review article that provides an overview of the molecular techniques in DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, past and present. It discusses manual procedures and the accompanying difficulties involved. It discusses the advantages of automated procedures that can signifincatly increase efficiency and accuracy while minimizing cross-contamination.
Acknowledgements Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this unit: The content acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons licence). See Terms and Conditions. Figure 2.1: Ashley Jonathan C
Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this unit:
The content acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons licence). See Terms and Conditions.
Figure 2.1: Ashley Jonathan C
Poorest children 'falling behind'
This BBC news item reports on the widening of the social gap in achievement, which Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove claims is revealed by Government figures for 2007.
11.422 Downtown Management Organizations (MIT)
This course focuses on the origins, functions, and implications of downtown management organizations (DMOs), such as business improvement districts, in a variety of national contexts including the United States, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. It critically examines how a range of urban theories provide a rationale for the establishment and design of DMOs; the evolution and transnational transfer of DMO policy; and the spatial and political externalities associated with the local p
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Great Art & Craft Ideas for your Students I probably don't get as artistic as I should with my kids from time to time but the fact is tha
I probably don't get as artistic as I should with my kids from time to time but the fact is tha
What Makes a Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School?
This report forms part of the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE) 3-14 project, a major longitudinal study funded by the DCSF. It presents the findings of a sub-study on transitions, taken from questionnaire responses of over 500 children in their first term at secondary school, as well as their parents. Case studies of 12 of the pupils who had enjoyed a successful transition were subsequently undertaken, involving interviews with them and their primary and secondary te
Treasure Hunt in Alaska
This is a Web-based story of three children who venture out to find their great-grandfather's treasure box that was lost in the remote state of Alaska. Using simple terminology, the story integrates complex Earth and Space science concepts, such as the formation of gold deposits and the operation of satellites. The children model creative thinking, acquire and interpret radar images, plan a treasure hunt, work systematically, and learn about Alaska. They also exhibit the successes and setbacks o
The Moon and Earth's Tides
This is a well-done animation video of the effect of the moon on the Earth's tides. The clip addresses tidal bulge and sun and moons gravitational pull. (01:54)
Micromorphology samples from Mousterian, Kebaran, Natufian, and Byzantine contexts at Hayonim, Israel. This cave site has important evidence about prehistoric human occupation in the Levant. Its sequence helps document major transitions in the region, including human origins and the origins of agriculture.
Le Body Knowledge dans Motion Bank : le contrepoint chorégraphique (audio) La pensée chorégraphique est «une pratique épistémologique, qui traite de l’archéologie du
savoir». Ce sont là les paroles de William Forsythe qui a toujours voulu encourager une danse rendant
visible l’expérience que le corps a de lui-même. Poussé par le désir d’enquêter d’un point de vue
pratique et scientifique les principes relatifs à ...
La pensée chorégraphique est «une pratique épistémologique, qui traite de l’archéologie du savoir». Ce sont là les paroles de William Forsythe qui a toujours voulu encourager une danse rendant visible l’expérience que le corps a de lui-même. Poussé par le désir d’enquêter d’un point de vue pratique et scientifique les principes relatifs à ...
Why Stock-price Volatility Should Never Be a Surprise, Even in the Long Run
Equities are subject to much wider price swings than previously understood, according to a recent paper co-authored by Wharton finance and economics professor Robert Stambaugh. The research adds a new perspective to the work of Wharton finance professor Jeremy J. Siegel, author of the book Stocks for the Long Run, which says stock returns more than offset risks if you stay with the market through its ups and downs. In a recent interview with Knowledge@Wharton, the professors described their view
Developed for third grade. Using simple math, students will figure out their lung capacity by breathing into a bottle filled with water and measuring the volume of water displaced. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least once by studen
Oh No! Oil Spills
Developed for second grade. Students will create shoreline habitats on a mini scale. They will think deeply and investigate the effect of oil spills on the environment. To do this, they will put objects similar to animal fur or feathers in an oily situation, as well as put themselves in an oily situation. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the
NASA CONNECT Functions and Statistics: Dressed for Space
In NASA CONNECT Dressed for Space, students learn about the suits astronauts wear in space and why sizing is critical for working in space. They learn how the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space suits were developed. Building on past space suit technologies, NASA engineers and researchers use functions and statistics to create the next generation of space suits for the International Space Station and beyond.
NASA CONNECT Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation
In NASA CONNECT Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation, students meet NASA researchers and other professional who describe the relationship between force, energy, and motion; discuss how NASA's experimental X-plane is being tested to make space travel more reliable; and show students how proportionality and ratios are used to make scale models of spacecraft like the X-33. Students learn how scale models are more manageable than full-scale models when it comes to testing and retesting designs. G