What is a Mammal? Answers from Dr. Ross MacPhee (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcast Extras)
Through a series of short video segments, we interviewed Ross MacPhee, curator in the Department of Mammalogy of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to give us a basic understanding about polar mammals. A paleomammalogist, he travels around the world studying mammals of the ancient past as well as those of today. In particular, MacPhee studies woolly mammoths, the not-so-distant relatives of our present-day elephants.
21H.126 America in Depression and War (MIT)
The Great Depression and World War II permanently changed American politics and society. Topics include: the Great Crash, the New Deal, Roosevelt, the home front, the Normandy Invasion, and the atomic bomb. Explores those events through film, novels, newspapers, and other historical documents.
Native American Community Teaching and Demonstration Garden Nez Perce Reservation, Nez Perce County,
This site provides information on a USDA research project. The primary objective of this project, a teaching and demonstration garden, is to provide hands-on teaching and demonstrations to grade school-age children, elders, the USDA Tribal Food Service Center, and other residents of the reservation. The primary teaching and demonstration efforts will target knowing native plants of the Americas; planting and establishing plants of the Americas; understanding garden vegetable culture and producti
17.950 Understanding Modern Military Operations (MIT)
A proper understanding of modern military operations requires a prior understanding of both the material side of war, including especially weapon, sensor, communication, and information processing technologies, and the human or organizational side of war, including especially military doctrine, which is an institutionalized vision within military organizations that predicts how the material tools of war will be wielded on future battlefields. Military doctrine makes assumptions about the nature
Lecture 29 - 11/12/2010
Revealing Student Understanding in a Problem-Based Educational Psychology Course
This 'class anatomy' includes the full documentation of one of the problems on the application of a technique for teaching reading as well as some video excerpts from the class, and analyses of the development of students' understanding. It represents the first attempt of a Carnegie Scholar and KML staff to produce a multi-media website. This site was revised in 2004 to emphasize the multimedia components of Cerbin's work from an original course portfolio which is located at http://gallery.carne
Climate change: island life in a volatile world
What impact will global warming really have? This unit examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels. Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level? Who would you blame?
Online For-Profit Organization Development Program
The ten modules presented here can be immediately implemented by professional and service organizations to promptly provide a business and management development program in their locale. (This program can be adopted "as is" or modified. Guidelines are included herein for carrying out the program.) As a free, self-paced program for entrepreneurs, leaders and managers. As a free, self-paced program for trainers and developers to better understand basic systems and concepts in business. (In conjunc
History and Politics Out Loud
HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to ena
This introductory activity aims to familiarize students with TakingITGlobal.org and the TIGed online environment, as well as build cross-cultural and empathetic capacities. Students will read TIG profiles and Member Stories, with the objective of better understanding others? perspectives to critically reflect and write about their own identity.
Maroon Minute: Excellence in Public Affairs awards
The Missouri State University Board of Governors recently awarded its Staff and Faculty Excellence in Public Affairs awards to five individuals who excel at carrying out the public affairs mission. The recipients of the Excellence in Public Affairs awards are: Kathy Nordyke, who created new community partnerships and projects that will help address community problems and social justice issues. Dr. Herbert Lunday, who helped foster citizenship, community service and involvement on the West Pla
Toxic and Harmful Algal Blooms
These activities, in conjunction with Bigelow Laboratory's “Toxic and Harmful Algal Bloom" web site, will help your students gain a better understanding of toxic and harmful algal blooms. Each module below consists of background content material and related standards-based activities. Each module is independent of the others; however, some background knowledge is required to complete the lessons.
Current Population Reports, P60-235,
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United St
This report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2008 and earlier Annual Social and Economic Supplements (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data presented in this report indicate the following: • Real median household income increased between 2006 and 2007—the third annual increase.1 • The poverty rate was not statistically different between 2006 and 2007.
Defining Regional Boundaries
The purpose of this resource is to identify a region for study as a system, and to establish a list of characteristics and features useful for determining the boundaries of regional systems. Students discuss their current understanding of what Earth systems are and how they work, and consider how to identify the boundaries of a region for Earth system study. In small groups, they select a region for recommendation to the class, and they make a list of characteristics and features that can mark t
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a uniform
The package was written in 1996. Radio immuno assay (RIA) is a technique for measuring concentrations of antigens. Although better techniques have subsequently been developed from it, understanding RIA forms the basis for understanding these derivatives. RIA belongs to the family of competition assays which are widely used in science, medicine and related industries to measure the concentrations of biologically active molecules. This package introduces the concepts of RIA and will be useful to a
NASA KSNN What does a scientist do?
Scientists share certain methods and approaches to understanding the nature of the world around them. They use a systematic approach to observing and studying the world. They ask questions, look for patterns, and try to find general rules for the way life works.
NASA KSNN What patterns do you see?
Identifying patterns is an important skill in understanding math and science. Patterns can be seen all around us. They are sometimes seen as repeating visual images or may be found as special arrangements of numbers in a list.
NASA KSNN How can objects be sorted?
Sorting things into categories is the first step in understanding nature. To sort items, you need to carefully observe them. This often leads to new insights into nature.
First Year Chinese I
This course provides an understanding of basic principles of Chinese speaking and written language. The focus in Chinese 1010 is on pronunciation and simple Chinese character writing.