George Ellis on The Nature of the Physical World
On Thursday 17 September the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will present an opportunity to hear one of the worlds leading cosmologists discuss the way scientific and everyday views of the nature of things relate to each other. How do relativity theory quantum theory and cosmological theory change our views of the world and the universe? How do they relate to every day life? George Ellis Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University
Colouring the Invisible
75 meters of coloured translucent vinyl covering 150 glass windows over 5 floors. 'Colouring The Invisible' is a short-term installation by Julia Vogl, postgraduate sculpture student at the Slade School of Fine Art to reflect the languages most commonly spoken by the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies' (SSEES) community. Created from data which captured over 450 responses from SSEES students and staff, the work challenges identity and familiarity, whilst transforming the architect
Made up true story
Sam Winston, who also wrote/illustrated this work presents some ideas on the project he has been working on for the last three years. Winston’s experiments came from looking at the structures of different types of literature: from storybooks to bus timetables: “The way you navigate a timetable is very different to the way you read a short story” he comments. “I wanted to take these different types of visual navigation and introduce them to each other: a timetable re-ordering all the w
Lunch Poems: Myung Mi Kim
Born in Seoul, Korea, Myung Mi Kim travels to the root of language, connecting speech and culture in a rich web of immaculate phrases. Kim strips words to the bone, using fragments and white space to enhance her themes of dislocation and first language loss. She is the author of four books of poetry, including Under Flag, winner of the 1991 Multicultural Publishers Book Award, and Commons (2002).
Smithsonian Source: Transportation
This section is intended to supplement the curricula, textbooks, and materials you currently use for lessons that demonstrate the importance of travel and transportation in American life. The teacher-developed resources will enhance the classroom experience for both you and your students. You might start by viewing the short video, in which curators at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum discuss the achievements and legacy of Amelia Earhart.
Letters from the Frontier: Reading and Writing Primary Documents
By immersing themselves in primary sources (George Catlin's letters), students will learn the difference between objective and subjective writing styles. They will draw facts out of the letters to create newspaper articles in Activity 1, and write their own letters as if they were members of the Catlin family in Activity 2. These activities are designed to enliven historical figures, to connect the "current events" of the past with the current events of the present, and to help students read and
How to use and understand the interface of the Space and Technology News Alerts application.
The Space Age Is Born
View excerpts from the documentary,"Explorer 1: JPL and the Beginnings of the Space." For more information see: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/sputnik/sputnik20071003/
NASA KSNN Are there grocery stores in space?
Learn more about foods in space and compare powdered foods.
NASA KSNN Do astronauts need calcium in space?
Investigate why astronauts need calcium in space and observe that bones can be hollow and strong.
NASA KSNN Do you know what a glove box is?
Find out more about the use of a 'glove box' in space and practice weaving within a glove box.
NASA KSNN What do astronauts do if they get sick?
Learn more about some of NASA's newly developed technology that helps astronauts while in space and create a brochure to promote a medical spinoff from NASA.
NASA KSNN Why can't a teddy bear travel on the space shuttle?
Find out more about materials that cannot go into space and compare a western pioneer life to space pioneer life to determine items important for survival.
NASA KSNN Why do astronauts float around inside the space station?
Understand why it looks as if astronauts are floating inside the space station and try to demonstrate microgravity.
NASA KSNN Why do astronauts float inside the space shuttle?
Find out more about why astronauts appear to float inside the space shuttle and demonstrate how water reacts in free fall.
NASA KSNN Why is NASA boiling fluids in space?
Learn more about why NASA is boiling fluids in space and observe the process of boiling and convection.
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts study sand in space?
Find out more about how astronauts study sand in space and experiment with sand stability as water is added.
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts will recycle water in space?
Find out more about recycling water in space and create a model of a water purifier.
NASA KSNN How do satellites help us study Earth from space?
Find out more about how satellites help us study Earth from space and demonstrate how satellite pictures and information are transmitted from space to Earth.
NASA KSNN Return to Flight
Special Edition of Kids Science Network dedicated to flight and the space shuttle