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 ...
Can Gases Act as a Greenhouse?
In this lab, students will infer a potential for increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leading to global warming by contrasting the temperature rise in a CO2 rich atmosphere to that of normal air when both environments are exposed to a bright light in a controlled experiment.
Carbon on the Move
Through a reading, demonstration stations, and completion of a puzzle, students will recognize how respiration and photosynthesis move carbon through the earth system, how fossil fuels were formed, and how human activities have altered this movement on a global scale.
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.
GPS and GNSS for Geospatial Professionals
This course cultivates a working knowledge of current and future capabilities of GPS and the emerging Global Navigation Satellite System.
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.
Water: The Flow of Women's Work
helps students compare the division of labor around water-related work in their own homes to families in rural Lesotho to gain an understanding of the multiple factors influencing gender role formation.
Water Uses and Children's Lives in East Africa
asks students to compare their interactions with water to those of children in Kenya and Tanzania and discover that access to water helps to define children's roles in the family. They can then demonstrate their understanding through essays and pictures.
We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover
Since the advent of book musicals such as "Show Boat" and "Oklahoma!", many Broadway shows have touched upon relevant social and historical issues. In this lesson, students will investigate how Broadway musicals can reflect the times in which they were created. Students will examine video clips and Web sites related to relevant productions, study song lyrics, and compare and contrast actual history with Broadway history. By becoming "historical detectives," they will determine how accurately Bro
R. Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud
This site is a spinoff from the PBS series about the architect, designer, engineer, poet, philosopher, author, and global iconoclast, best known for the geodesic dome.
Genetically Modified Foods
This lesson is designed to expose students to the various issues surrounding GMO foods and to help them understand the complexity of the issues surrounding the biotechnology movement. Students will read aloud from two NewsHour pieces, both of which involve a variety of perspectives surrounding the GMO issue. Additionally, students will try to identify GMO foods that they have consumed and discuss the "to label or not to label" debate. At home students will be surveying family and/or peers and at
12. How To Make Small Talk (HTI)
Learn how to speak real everyday Italian with LearnItalianPod! You will find that most Italians are generous by heart, hospitable, and willing to talk at almost anytime of the day. Being able to connect with Italians through small talk can sometimes lead to a real understanding of Italians and their culture. So today let's see [...]
Digital Libraries, Winter 2008
This is a special topics seminar focusing on the current state of “digital libraries” broadly defined. The seminar is multi-disciplinary in focus and in method, covering the history of the idea, its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, non-profit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence their development and growth. The concept of the digital library will serve as an intellectual construct within which to explore the related concepts of scholarly c
Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services, Winter 2009
Course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to: * Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluation * Identify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information services * Examine the role of evaluat
Digital Libraries and Archives, Winter 2009
This course focuses on the current state of "digital libraries" from a multidisciplinary perspective. Its point of departure is the possibilities and prospects for convergence of professions and cultures around the notion of digital media and content. The course covers the history of the idea of the digital library and the digital archive, especially its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, nonprofit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence the develop
Information Economics, Winter 2007
This course is a half-semester module, Information Economics. In the second half-semester I teach a companion module, Incentive-Centered Design: Contracting and Signaling. My goal is to give you a strong grounding in the economics of information goods and services. We will analyze strategic issues faced by for-profit and not-for-port organizations: pricing, bundling, versioning, network externalities and rights management. My teaching objectives are: To provide you with a framework for understan
Measuring Health Disparities
Measuring Health Disparities is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health workforce. In contains audio and interactive elements and focuses on some basic issues for public health practice - how to understand, define, and measure health disparity. The material is divided into four parts. Parts One and Two review what health disparities are, how they are defined, and provide and overview of common issues faced in measuring health dispar
Trabalenguas (Spanish tongue twisters) Here are a few Spanish tongue twisters. The first one will give you great practice for trilling (rolling) the “r” in Spanish. I Erre con erre cigarro
Erre con erre barril
Here are a few Spanish tongue twisters. The first one will give you great practice for trilling (rolling) the “r” in Spanish.
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Impact of the Air Pollution
This item presents information about global warming, ozone depletion, and acid rain. Includes great graphics.
A learning object is best described as a representation designed to be reused in different educational contexts. In this page you will references to my papers and examples of various learning objects develop either by my self or by my students. Learning objects might reside in digital repositories, ready to be located and utilized by those involved in educational activities (e.g., teachers and students). They address: (a) key concepts from disciplines, in visual and often interactive ways not pe