Historical Geology: Georgia Perimeter College
This introductory online historical geology class teaches basic scientific principles like evolution and plate tectonics and reviews Earth history from the Precambrian to the present day. The course readings are online, as well as writable worksheets. The course also asks students to present their research findings as web pages. The course stresses the methods scientists use to determine the information and a good understanding of historical geology.
The Snowball Earth Hypothesis: Theory and Observations
The proceedings of the Geological Society of America, Earth System Processes, Global Meeting include a session titled The Snowball Earth Hypothesis: Theory and Observations. This website contains links to the session's abstracts as well as a link to the full meeting schedule.
Artificial Intelligence: Natural Language Processing
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and ideas in natural language processing (NLP), and to get them up to speed with current research in the area. It develops an in-depth understanding of both the algorithms available for the processing of linguistic information and the underlying computational properties of natural languages. Wordlevel, syntactic, and semantic processing from both a linguistic and an algorithmic perspective are considered. The focus is on m
Linear Systems and Optimization: Convex Optimization II
Continuation of Convex Optimization I. Subgradient, cutting-plane, and ellipsoid methods. Decentralized convex optimization via primal and dual decomposition. Alternating projections. Exploiting problem structure in implementation. Convex relaxations of hard problems, and global optimization via branch & bound. Robust optimization. Selected applications in areas such as control, circuit design, signal processing, and communications. Course requirements include a substantial project.
Music to Our Ears
This lesson allows students to visualize early musical influences of African-Americans in jazz and understand the impact of this music/dance. This lesson is based on the understanding that students have already been exposed to news reel as primary source documents in the Social Studies classroom (this can be done in succession with Lesson #1 and#2 or as a stand alone lesson during African-American History Month or during another teacher-chosen unit).
30. When The Phone Rings, Be Ready! (5 Min. A Day)
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Documenta??o e Comunica??o Digital do Patrim?nio Arquitet?nico Moderno: Centro T?cnico de Aeron?utic
This paper intends to contribute for the analysis of the digital representation applied for documentation, communication and diffusion of architecture as cultural heritage, more specifically the production and communication of informations about buildings and sites of modern movement, arguing the possibilities and limits of this instrumental for the best understanding, recognition, evaluation and diffusion of the architecture on a historiographical perspective. As studies of cases, were selected
Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 6/6 This video shows how frogs are becoming extinct. Researches travel to a stream to try and find a female toad that is disappearing. They look under rocks, in water, and under leaves. They have searched this area six times and have not found any female, they would like to find one so they can use it for reproduction and save it from extinction. They explain why there is such an amphibian extinction currently going on, the eviden
This video shows how frogs are becoming extinct. Researches travel to a stream to try and find a female toad that is disappearing. They look under rocks, in water, and under leaves. They have searched this area six times and have not found any female, they would like to find one so they can use it for reproduction and save it from extinction. They explain why there is such an amphibian extinction currently going on, the eviden
Lesson 181: Brazil on the news – Michael Jackson
In this lesson you will practice understanding news from a newspaper and important vocabulary about Michael Jackson’s funeral.
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Ocean Surface Topography From Space: El Nino/La Nina and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation
Materials presented here are intended to help the learner understand the complex interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere that affect global weather and climate events. Users may learn how data from the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 satellites provide monitoring of oceanic conditions that may produce El-Nino/La Nina events, and help track the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), a long-term oceanic fluctuation. A selection of links to related sites is included.
Studying Earth's Environment From Space
Studying Earth's Environment from Space (SEES) includes four modules on the following topics: 1) Stratospheric Ozone, 2) Global Land Vegetation, 3) Oceanography, and 4) Polar Sea Ice Processes. The modules are designed to increase the use of satellite data in science classrooms by providing lecture ...
This poster of Mars shows a full-disk mosaic, taken by the Mars Global Surveyor. The northern polar ice cap, Tharsis volcanoes, and Valles Marineris are visible. The accompanying text provides a brief description, history, and geology, as well as some statistical facts and significant dates in Mars ...
2.58J Radiative Transfer (MIT)
This course investigates the principles of thermal radiation and their applications to engineering heat and photon transfer problems. Topics include quantum and classical models of radiative properties of materials, electromagnetic wave theory for thermal radiation, radiative transfer in absorbing, emitting, and scattering media, and coherent laser radiation. Applications cover laser-material interactions, imaging, infrared instrumentation, global warming, semiconductor manufacturing, combustion
"From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology, Spring 2010"
"Like transistors in a computer, synapses perform complex computations and connect the brain's non-linear processing elements (neurons) into a functional circuit. Understanding the role of synapses in neuronal computation is essential to understanding how the brain works. In this course students will be introduced to cutting-edge research in the field of synaptic neurophysiology. The course will cover such topics as synapse formation, synaptic function, synaptic plasticity, the roles of synapses
"Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2009"
"This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts feminist
Lesson 11 – Coffee Break Spanish
Lesson 11 concentrates on dealing with problems associated with languages. You’ll learn how to say which languages you speak and ask for help understanding what is being said to you in Spanish. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Place Values up to Millions This video offers great help to understand how to read and write place values up to millions. Place value, through million, is put on the screen. Then place value is defined, standard form is shown and discussed, expanded form is shown and discussed, and word form is shown and discussed. After looking at the different forms of a number, some examples are done using the pla
This video offers great help to understand how to read and write place values up to millions. Place value, through million, is put on the screen. Then place value is defined, standard form is shown and discussed, expanded form is shown and discussed, and word form is shown and discussed. After looking at the different forms of a number, some examples are done using the pla
The Solid Earth
Learn how the solid interior of the earth affects the outer layer through mountain ranges, volcanoes and plate tectonics. Get a better understanding of the earth and plate tectonics by viewing this video.
Velocity and Time
Unlike Lorentz, Albert Einstein was motivated to perfect the central ideas of physics rather than to explain the Michelson-Morley experiment. The result was a wholly new understanding of the meaning of space and time, including such matters as the transformation of velocities, time dilation, and the twin paradox.