Angle of Repose
In this activity, students explore how different sediment properties influence slope stability. They make piles of sediments with varied grain size, angularity, and water content and measure the maximum slope at which the grains are stable. The results are then used to examine the nature, frequency, timing, and causes of landslide events in Seattle. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
IDAHoBiT 2014 at UCL (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia)
For International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia 2014 on 17 May, we asked UCL students and staff: What does freedom of expression mean to you? http://dayagainsthomophobia.org Further info: For staff - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/equalities/lgbt/lgbt_group.php For students - http://uclu.org/lgbt-students-at-uclu http://www.ucl.ac.uk/support-pages/lgb
Developed for third and fourth grade. This is a very content driven experiment. Students will dissect flowers, with the main focus and emphasis being on learning the different parts and functions. Especially parts that are most necessary for survival. Students will also play a game to learn new vocabulary about plants. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level
An Inside Look at Apples
Developed for first grade. Primary Biological Content Area Covered:; Students will learn about the different parts of an apple.; Students will learn the different varieties of apples.; Students will learn why apples are good for their health.; Students will learn how apples fit into the food pyramid, which will lead to further discussion on healthy eating. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and de
Amazing Bean Races
Developed for fifth grade and above. Primary biological content area covered:; Plant growth; Seedling morphology; Hypothesis testing; Experimental design; Line graphing; Introductory statistics. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least
USGS Bedform Sedimentology
This site presents a collection of photographs, short movies, classifications, and computer-generated images for identifying various types of bedforms. Viewing of movies and 3D dynamic computer-modeled bedforms allows students to observe the creation, internal structure, and migration of bedforms through time. Photographs depict these processes in the real world. In addition, software for simulating ripple and dune bedforms and crossbedding is available for a free download. The site also feature
Tsunamis and Earthquakes
This site uses animation and virtual reality to show how tsunamis are generated by earthquakes. Learn about tsunami research and mitigation efforts -- how sediments are transported by a tsunami, how researchers decipher the geologic record of prehistoric tsunamis, and the seismograph network of the west coast tsunami warning system.
Google Reader and News in the Classroom Google reader is probably the best RSS agregator on the web and Google news is another reource you can access to link current affairs to activities in the classroom. Click here to find out how you can use
Google reader is probably the best RSS agregator on the web and Google news is another reource you can access to link current affairs to activities in the classroom. Click here to find out how you can use
Charge in Magnetic Field
The EJS Charge In B-Field model allows the user to simulate moving charged particles in two identical magnetic field regions separated by a zero magnetic field gap.
Knowledge Economies in China
As China takes its place among the world's richest economies, economic growth in the long run will endure only if innovation and technology capabilities ramp up dramatically. How will this happen? Professor Danny Quah is head of the Department of Economics at LSE.
Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: assessing the economic rise of China and India
Professor Pranab Bardhan will deliver two lectures on the evening of 4 and 5 May. In this first lecture he will give a broad critical overview of the main achievements and failures in the two giant economies.
How to write essays
This resource includes content and activities about writing essays. It presents information and examples related to understanding the topic and the use of structure, evidence and language.
Imagination, Creativity And Entrepreneurship
This is a course about the courage to create, and to risk making mistakes in the quest for ideas that lead to a true innovation of a product, service or process. Creativity is the central focus, which might be defined as "the application of a person's mental ability and curiosity to discover something new. The act of relating previously unrelated things." More specifically, we are concerned with capitalist creativity, which means that solutions must be generated that are profitable and reflect b
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
Kamchatka: Siberia's Forbidden Wilderness
These lessons are designed for earth science and biology students in middle and high school classrooms, though extension suggestions for older and younger students will allow you to adapt each lesson for younger and older audiences. The lessons are designed to complement the Living Edens: Kamchatka program; each lesson will indicate clips from the program that focus on the topic at hand, though the lessons function equally well as stand-alone content.
Survival of the Fittest Microbes: Examining the Conditions of One River and the Microbes that Thrive
In this lesson, created for grades 6 - 12, students learn about the harsh conditions of Spain's Rio Tinto River and research the microbes that nonetheless manage to thrive there. They then synthesize their knowledge by creating a reality television program set in the Rio Tinto in which the microbes are the "contestants." The lesson includes an article about the Rio Tinto with accompanying questions, a detailed classroom activity, vocabulary list, discussion questions, extension activities, inter
Biology Textbook (CA Textbook)
Students explore the science of biology in an interactive and engaging way. This online resource provides a powerful framework for connecting the big ideas of biology to the California standards. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.
The Visual Datasets text module discusses the concept of visual learning and presents some suggestions for ways to design learning environments that support students in developing visual literacy skills. Three visual datasets that can be used for problem solving activities in evolution, classification, development, and botany are included: Caminacules: A dataset of imaginary animals that can be used as the basis for a variety of problem-posing and problem-solving activities in evolution, classi
Phylogenetic Investigator (PI) is a software package designed to facilitate creative problem-solving in phylogenetic analysis for the purpose of teaching and learning phylogenetic inference. Users can identify characters and states, polarize characters, and engage in directed-search phylogenetic tree construction. PI also allows the user to * make inferences and represent them one step at a time * vary representational features of their trees (such as angle of divergence and time betwee
CuraÁao is a computer program that simulates the sterile insect release method (SIRM) of pest population suppression, first conceived by E. F. Knipling (1955). The user can investigate the effects of several variables on the effectiveness of the method and discover what happens when some of the basic assumptions of the model are relaxed or violated in some way. The user should gain some understanding of the sorts of things that complicate the application of the technique in situations that are