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Radiation Reassessed
While the scientific community agrees that big doses of ionizing radiation cause serious damage to the human body, the effects of long-term, low-dose radiation are hotly contested. Some believe these minimal doses are dangerous, while others argue they are actually beneficial to human health. So, what's up with radiation? How have disasters at Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Chernobyl aided our scientific understanding of radiation?
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The European Court of Justice
This unit will give you a basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU and domestic law. It will provide a brief explanation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European legislation, as well as the background to such institutions as the European Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice.
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Summary of Part D
This unit will give you a basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU and domestic law. It will provide a brief explanation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European legislation, as well as the background to such institutions as the European Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice.
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EU secondary legislation
This unit will give you a basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU and domestic law. It will provide a brief explanation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European legislation, as well as the background to such institutions as the European Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice.
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Towards a constitution
This unit will give you a basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU and domestic law. It will provide a brief explanation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European legislation, as well as the background to such institutions as the European Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice.
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The effect of ICT teaching activities in science lessons on students’ understanding of science ide
This is the second of three research reviews using on the effectiveness of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning the core curriculum. The review provides insights for science teachers, teacher trainers, continuing professional development (CPD) providers and policy makers. This review adopted the EPPI protocols. In this small sample, ICT simulations improved students’ basic understanding of science ideas and scientific approach. There was no significant impa
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A Virtual Organisation for e-Learning
We present in this paper the results of an European funded project Diogene, finished in October 2004, whose aim has been the design and the development of a distributed e-learning system able to perform several automatic actions such as course customization and information retrieval on the Semantic Web. The Diogene architecture is based on a network of specialized Organizations each of which has been realized as an independent Web Service.
Author(s): Capuano Nicola,Carrolaggi Pierre,Fabio Crestani Je

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Sci-tutors: Life Processes and Living Things: Cells and Cell Functions
The emphasis of this article is on the conceptual changes needed by learners (tutors, teachers and their pupils) to come to an understanding of living things. This covers the material useful at KS1-4, and provides access to the key ideas of the topic and provides suggestions for appropriate practical experiences to support learning.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand what is meant by a common law system;

  • demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of what is meant by the common law and how its rules are made and changed;

  • demonstrate an understanding of how the common law has developed;

  • describe what is meant by a system of binding precedent;

  • explain the court hierarchy;

  • discuss how a precedent can be altere
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Pivot Stick Figure Animation - Fun Learning tool for Students

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A Holistic Approach to Teaching a Laboratory, Using Sea Urchin Development as an Example System
This exercise uses brainstorming, writing, and oral presentation techniques within the framework of a laboratory to illustrate the basic principles of early development. In groups, students learn how to identify a good model system (the sea urchin), isolate its gametes, mix some gametes from each sex, and study the ensuing processes of fertilization and development. After being introduced to the basic techniques, student groups design their own experimental approaches to further analyze these pr
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1 Springs
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
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SeaWiFS Biosphere: Rotating Globe with Zoom to Africa
Rotating Globe then pause and then zoom onto Africa (dates Jan. 98 to Dec.98)
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GESTI?N DIGITAL URBANA ROSARIO (Digital Management of Urban Rosario)
This project is aimed at developing an instrument to reach the city-net multidimensionality (flux /real-space) of Rosario city in Argentina. Both, an integral view and the view of the different information layers of the urban net are required. We decided the used of computers to determine a digital dynamic model. The tool proposed has to be useful not only in search and urban survey but also as a design instrument, to pre-view the urban interventions. Simultaneously this tool is needed to evalua
Author(s): Argumedo, C., Guerri, C., Rainero, C., Carmena, S.

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Pharmaceuticals Management for Under-served Populations
Students will be guided to analyze problems and develop strategies based on real world drug management issues including regulations, manufacture, procurement, distribution, safety, policy, financing and the unique aspects of international pharmaceutical trade, the role of the World Trade Organization - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (WTO-TRIPS), government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals/programs in the selection and use of pharmaceutical products. C
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Principles of Industrial Hygiene
Principles of Industrial Hygiene provides an introduction to the field of industrial hygiene and to occupational health in general. The instructor focuses on introducing concepts, terminology, and methodology in the practice of industrial hygiene and identifies resource materials. The class would benefit those wishing to pursue a Master's degree in industrial hygiene, those wishing to complete a certificate in occupational health, or for students in allied health fields needing a basic understan
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Music-ITE: Learning how to Teach Singing in the Primary School
This module on the Music-ITE website has been designed to support the teaching of singing by tutors with some understanding of how to set about the task. The activities and materials have been designed to provide a sensitive approach to getting students singing. There is an attempt to identify free resources which could support students’ work in schools, and there is an opportunity for critical reflection on current initiatives in primary singing.
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A Study of Gene Linkage and Mapping Using Tetrad Analysis in the Fungus Sordaria fimicola
This laboratory focuses on some aspects of spore color determination in the fungus Sordaria fimicola. Tetrad analysis of asci from a cross between strains mutant for two spore color genes is used to determine if the genes are linked and to map the location of each gene relative to the centromere. This laboratory is logistically simple and inexpensive, the data are relatively easy to collect, and the analysis facilitates a good understanding of meiosis and Mendel's principles of inheritance. Alte
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Aquatic Food Web Interactions: Microcosms as Lake Models
A laboratory exercise for increasing knowledge of trophic cascades in aquatic ecosystems has led to a better understanding of several basic ecological tenets, including competition, predation, and a variety of other community-level food web interactions using microcosms from whole water plankton collections.
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Applying the Learning Cycle Approach to Digestive Systems and the Principles of Structure-Function a
The three parts of the learning-cycle strategy student exploration, concept formation, and concept application are the framework on which student understanding of 1 the interrelation of structure and function and 2 the coexistence of unity and the diversity among organisms are designed.
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