Understanding health - taster materials
Alcohol abuse, healthy living and Alzheimer’s disease all regularly hit the headlines. This unit will take a brief look at these issues and introduces you to the type of issues that you would be asked to examine should you wish to study OU course Y158 Understanding Health.
This unit provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice ages and analyisis of recorded temperatures. We will aim to gather meaningful information from this data. We will briefly assess the impact and influence of humans on global warming and, finally, we will examine climate models and how to predict future changes.
Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
Understanding the Brain Through Epilepsy
In the midst of a young boy’s epileptic seizure, Dr. Fritz Dreifuss describes what is happening to him on a medical level. He explains that a lack of adequate inhibitory neurotransmitter function leads to an “electrical storm” in the brain. Different types of treatment are covered, including valproic acid and radical surgeries, along with how and why they are effec
Close Reading For Understanding Workshop 15
Fifth-grade teacher Dana Robertson models strategic reading, and teaches his students the strategies readers use to comprehend the text. He then continues with small group instruction while other students work independently.
Using Global Insight
A presentation on how to find data using Global Insight www.globalinsight.co.za
EO Global Warming
Earth Expeditions: Global Warming has been designed to provide students with an interactive multimedia environment where they can learn about the causes and possible effects of the rise in concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for more than a century. How will Earth’s environment be affected if this rise continues over the next century? The multimedia package provides background information about radiation from the Sun and Earth, the Earth’s energy balance, and the greenhouse ef
The Rock Cycle: Understanding the Earth's Crust
Teachers, are you looking for new activities to excite your students about the evolution of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks? This website, developed by the non-profit organization Math/Science Nucleus, provides numerous hands-on activities for each grade from kindergarten through sixth. The chemistry section deals with the mystery of why and how minerals and rocks are formed. The minerals segment provides students with an appreciation of the basic building blocks of rocks as well as
Zoonotic Diseases Go Global
This recent Whyfiles feature offers a detailed look at zoonotic diseases, or those diseases that spread to people from other animals. Zoonotic diseases, such as monkeypox and West Nile virus, make up two-thirds of all infectious diseases and may represent a growing threat. This 4-page Whyfiles piece provides an insightful and easy-to-understand discussion of emerging zoonotic diseases, including a short section on the hazards presented by our own household pets.
Looking Forward: Our Global Environment
Earth's essential systems are being stressed in many ways. There are many tipping points in the environment, beyond which there could be serious consequences. Will human ingenuity, resiliency, and cooperation save us from the worst outcomes of our global experiment?
CARLINK - First global presentation
First presentation about the CARLINK PROJECT. The main purpose is to develop an intelligent wireless traffic service platform between cars supported by wireless technologies (VANETs). Author - Jamal Toutouh
Workshop 8: Understanding Energy
Energy lights our homes, fuels our transportation systems, and much more, but affordable energy is in limited supply. In this session, look at the global impact of these limits and see how being smart about using energy will become more important in our daily lives.
Some Clues to Describing and Understanding Organisms
This online guide helps students focus their biodiversity research in the classroom, field, and lab. It includes general and specific questions to consider, designed to help students see the clues they might otherwise miss and give them the vocabulary to discuss their findings. General questions include "What might this clue indicate?" and "Does the organism always occur in the same 'zone'? "Plant-specific questions range from "If it's woody, is there one main trunk (trees), or are there several
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a behind-the-scenes look at the biodiversity that's part of the many things they eat and use daily. The site opens by asking kids a series of questions to get them thinking about the ingredients in common foods and products. Then it takes them to a well-stocked kitchen, where they can mouse over everything from chocolate chip cookies and coffee to cough drops and cold m
Chicago's Black Metropolis: Understanding History through a Historic Place
is a curriculum-oriented site concentrating on the area, south of the main business district, where blacks lived in Chicago, Illinois. The site shows photos and maps of historic buildings in the area and gives suggestions for student assignments.
Building Understanding: Comparing Linear and Quadratic Functions
Watch the video 6b-Building Understanding (running time: 4:27), the second part of the interview, in which students use the Comparing Functions applet to explore the y = 2x and y = x2 functions.
Global Village: Diamano Coura West African Dance Company
African artists Dr. Zak Diouf and Naomi Gedo Washington direct their company, Diamano Coura, and prepare the group for an annual repertory performance. This Educator Guide is about distinctive musical structures and dance traditions unique to West Africa.
Coastal Clash: Understanding Private Property Rights
"Coastal Clash" is a one-hour documentary focusing on the urbanization of California's coastline. The activities and lesson plans for the film "Coastal Clash" target students at the high school level and align with the California State Standards for Government. Students will study the concept of "private property" and the Fifth Amendment, analyze arguments, and evaluate evidence to develop their own opinions.
HAZ-ED - Classroom Activities for Understanding Hazardous Waste
Hazed materials can be used as part of a larger curriculum, as special stand-alone activities, or on an occasional basis to teach students about hazardous waste issues. Hazed is a compilation of interdisciplinary activities that focus on the often complicated and sometimes controversial scientific, technical, and policy issues related to hazardous waste sites and Superfund. It is designed to help students develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. It also increase
Understanding Infectious Diseases
This tutorial is designed to aid first and second year medical students understand general and specific concepts of infectious diseases, explain best methods of specimen collection, and help interpret laboratory reports. It includes general material on infectious organisms, host response, and mechanisms of injury. The introductory material is followed by a series of short case studies that develop and augment the concepts and principals of infectious disease.