Tropical Ecology and Conservation
This seminar plus field work in Costa Rica is designed to give students with an in-depth understanding of tropical ecology and conservation biology. More specifically it provides students the opportunity to (1) read the original literature, (2) give oral presentations, (3) design and write a research proposal, and (4) gain hands-on research experience in Costa Rica. Here are what the students say are the highlights of the course: 1. Learning how to write a proposal and executing that project. 2.
This applet covers an aspect of the Physical Chemistry II course that students often find confusing. Although it is based on relatively simple mathematics, a complete understanding of the phenomenon requires assimilating the following concepts: The energy levels of a diatomic molecule are given by the formula: E(v,J) = hv (v + ½) + BJ (J + 1); v = 0..infinity, J=0..infinity. A molecule absorbs light at frequencies that correspond to difference between energy levels. In this case, we are interes
Tracing Human Evolution to Its Roots
This graphic from Biology by Kenneth R. Miller and Joseph Levine suggests how some recent hominid fossil finds might fit into the overall picture of hominid evolution. As more fossils are found and further analysis advances our understanding of human evolution, this picture will almost certainly be ...
Through ten lessons and numerous activities, students explore the natural universal rules engineers and physicists use to understand how things move and stay still. Together, these rules are called "mechanics." The study of mechanics is a way to improve our understanding of everyday movements, such as how gravity pulls things together, how objects balance, spin and twirl, and how things fly and fall. While studying Newton's three laws of motion, students gain hands-on experience with the concept
Using an Earth History Approach
This Starting point module is written to assist geoscience faculty who are developing or modifying courses or units on Earth history/historical geology or on contemporary topics that benefit from a historical perspective. It provides information on what this approach is, why it is useful, how to make ...
Rubric for an Earth Systems Problem
This subsite of NASA's Earth System Science Course (ESSC) describes a team exercise to develop understanding of ESS. The page includes a rubric for a problem statement, advice to students, directions for the assignment and a reference list. Users may also follow links to other parts of the ESSC website.
The Story of Life, Part 1
This website contains a set of slides that discuss the current state of understanding of the Precambrian evolution of life. Information includes rocks that support the evolutionary theories. Users can click from slide to slide or follow quick links to specific slides.
Our Planet in Space - Quiz
Pupils will show an understanding of planet Earth, the role of the sun and the other parts of the solar system. Pupils will be able to name some of neighbors in space.
Pupils will show an understanding of the properties of water, the water cycle and water on earth
Pride and Prejudice - Quiz 2
That students will identify key characters in the novel. That students will develop their understanding of the plot.
When I started teaching this subject I found three kinds of texts. There were applications books that avoid proofs and cover the linear algebra only as needed for their applications. There were advanced books that assume that students can understand their elegant proofs and know how to answer the homework questions having seen only one or two examples. And, there were books that spend a good part of the semester multiplying matrices and computing determinants and then suddenly change level to wo
Compounds - Quiz
Students will have a greater understanding of how compounds are formed.
Farming in Ireland Quiz
The user will be enabled to test his/her knowledge on various types of farming in Ireland. The user will be enabled to test his/her knowledge on the products of farming in Ireland. The user will be enabled to develop an understanding of the importance of farming in Ireland as a primary industry.
After reading the electronic version of the Jumanji book, please take this quiz to test your knowledge and understanding.
Knots and their uses
A set of questions designed to test knowledge and understanding about common knots, their uses, advantages and disadvantages. The test includes questions on hitches, bends, loops and other commonly used and useful knots. The What Knot? sections also tests you on your ability to choose the most appropriate ...
Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection
This course will covers a basic understanding and appreciation of energy efficiency and environmental concepts, basic operating principles of day-to-day energy conversion devices, various options to increase energy efficiency, ways to save energy and money, and ways to save the environment.
Resolution of Satellite Images and Applications to Tropical Meteorology
Penn State's weather forecasting sample lesson - In this tutorial you will learn about the resolution of satellite images and test your understanding of the concepts presented. After answering a question at the end, you'll find out how well you learned the material.
Essentials of Oceanography for Educators
This course is designed specifically for science teachers who seek to enrich their knowledge of oceanography and contemporary principles of the fluid Earth
The Hare and the Water: A Tanzanian Folktale
helps students explore the literary elements of a Tanzanian folktale, connect its message to contemporary Tanzanian life, create original conclusions, and thematically illustrate the folktale using oil pastels.
Water: A Source of Life and Culture
asks students to research and analyze the role of water in daily life and create symbols to represent their findings. The students' symbols are then arranged to create a contemporary work of art.