In this activity, students use wood, wax paper and oil to investigate the importance of lubrication between materials and to understand the concept of friction. Using wax paper and oil placed between pieces of wood, the function of lubricants between materials is illustrated. Students extend their understanding of friction to bones and joints in the skeletal system and become aware of what engineers can do to help reduce friction in the human body as well as in machines.
Techniques for Studying Materials: Raman Spectroscopy
This set of animations provides understanding of Raman Spectroscopy, rule of mutual exclusion, spectral resolution and the interactions of light with a molecule. From TLP: Raman Spectroscopy
Construction d'une base de connaissances et d'une banque de ressources pour le domaine du téléappr
This article sets the foundation for the development of a knowledge base and a resource (learning object) repository in the domain of telelearning, enabling researchers to reference resources in this domain using standard specifications based on domain ontology and to integrate them according to a set of research or teaching activities. The resources are referenced with metadata based on domain ontology and their search is guided by use cases describing activities where these resources are used
Innovation North Research Conference 2006 Alan Dix
Keynote speaker Professor Alan Dix from Lancaster University talks about understanding how people use things leads to better design, better systems, and increased usability
December Graduation - 1st Ceremony
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Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches t
It’s Really Heating Up in Here!
Students create and observe a greenhouse effect model and discuss the implications of global warming theory for engineers, themselves and the Earth.
Students observe demonstrations, and build and evaluate simple models to understand the greenhouse effect and the role of increased greenhouse gas concentration in global warming.
What Color is Your Air Today?
Students develop awareness and understanding of the daily air quality using the Air Quality Index (AQI) listed in the newspaper. They explore what engineers can do to help reduce poor air quality.
19 - Paradise XV, XVI, XVII
This lecture focuses on the cantos of Cacciaguida (Paradiso 15-17). The pilgrim's encounter with his great-great grandfather brings to the fore the relationship between history, self and exile. Through his ancestor's mythology of their native Florence, Dante is shown to move from one historiographic mode to another, from the grandeur of epic to the localism of medieval chronicles. Underlying both is the understanding of history in terms of genealogy reinforced and reproved by Dante's mythic r
Students will research common diseases/disorders that affect the nervous system. They can present their findings to the class to enhance the class's understanding
'It's my body and I'll do what I Like with it' Bodies as possessions and objects
We commonly use the language of body ownership as a way of claiming personal rights, though we do not normally mean it literally. Most people feel uneasy about markets in sexual or reproductive services, and though there is a substantial global trade in body tissues, the illicit trade in live human organs is widely condemned. But what, if any, is the problem with treating bodies as resources and/or possessions? Is there something about the body that makes it particularly inappropriate to apply t
Design a dynamic website
Design a dynamic website for Bazaar Ceramics. At this stage the prototype will not include the database and server-side scripting required to implement the e-commerce functions. This stage of the project is to focus on design only. Therefore the prototype will develop the pages and interface for the e-commerce features, but none of the functionality. Your task is to review the requirements document to develop an understanding of the e-commerce requirements of the website and then design and buil
Care for babies
Learn how to be a caregiver with babies. This project includes understanding babies and their needs, sleeping patterns, distressed babies, separation anxiety, feeding, safety hazards, nappy changing, toilet training and illness.
Safety Signs and Information: Understanding Saftey Signs
Understanding Safety Signs. Topic 2, extracted from the Safety Signs and Information resource. In this topic you will understand the appropriate action to take for common safety signs.
Manage Your Own Performance
This unit encourages professional development and self management in the areas of performance, personal competency and personal work priorities to foster a better understanding of the management style of the student and increase effectiveness in such a role using a holistic approach.
Small Business Marketing: Financial Plan
The Financial Plan. This unit focuses on identifying the elements of a financial plan; understanding the information required to compile a financial plan; describe sources of finance; prepare a profit and loss statement; conduct break-even analysis; cash-flow projection; and develop a comprehensive financial plan. This object is supported by the text Reynolds, W, Savage, W, & Williams, A (1994) Your Own Business, (2nd Edition), Nelson, Australia. This forms a resource for Certificate III in Sma
Perform four basic rules mathematical calculations
Understanding how to do calculations is important when measuring and marking out lengths of material for specific jobs. Trying to reduce waste and cost is always necessary. To do any simple calculations there are four main rules that you need to follow.
Plan for minimal Environment Impact Practices
This unit is about planning for minimal environmental impact. It is of a practical nature - you will need to show your understanding of the unit competencies in practical ways, that is, in the field and over a period of time. It covers the knowledge and skills to plan outdoor activities to ensure that minimal environmental impact occurs. At the end of your study, you should understand key ecological concepts and identify sources and types of environmental impact. You will become aware of land ma
Manage merchandise and store operations
This learning object encompasses the competency to introduce and develop the manager's understanding of merchandising as a discipline and the management strategies necessary to plan and coordinate the merchandising team within the store environment.