Creating Effective Web-based Learning Resources in the Geosciences
This site contains information, resources and activities related to creating on-line materials for teaching in the geosciences. The site provides guidelines and tips for both the academic and technical development of internet-based learning resources. Topics addressed include how to determine when the use of web-based course materials is appropriate, how to design the educational content of those resources, and how to design and build the actual resource. Users are encouraged to add to the discu
Stereotypes of the French
This unit comprises four major lessons which are distinct yet cumulative. In the first lesson, the students will lay the groundwork for their examination of French stereotypes by generating those stereotypes themselves. They may draw, write, or find examples of what they think are "typical" French things. In the second lesson, they will be required to change perspective -- instead of being the examiners, they will be the examined culture. Students will look at various examples of stereotypes of
The course focuses on the underlying concepts of science. Content coverage includes the scientific method, measurement in science, the human body, the nature of matter, humans and technology, and safety in science. The content will be presented in themes which in turn will draw upon students' understanding of themselves and their everyday experiences. The self-paced structure of the course will allow students to work through the material at a pace suitable to their individual needs. The course i
American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936
This collection consists of approximately 4,500 photographs documenting natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. Produced between 1891 and 1936 by a group of American botanists generally regarded as one of the most influential in the development of modern ecological studies, these photographs provide an overview of important representative natural landscapes across the nation. They demonst
Applied Mathematics II
In this applied maths quiz, some children set out to complete their toy zoo. While out shopping they encounter numerous arithmetical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of currency units. This helps your child gain the independence required to manage their own pocket money. Currencies used in the module are dollars, pounds and euros. The module includes many puzzles, involving sums of money up to about 20 to 30 dollars, euros and pounds, including calculation wi
Online Readings in Psychology and Culture
Online Readings in Psychology and Culture (ORPC) an official publication of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. ORPC is an open access journal (that is also free for authors). From the site: "This unique and expanding collection of readings in culture and psychology is free to professors, students, and others throughout the world. The articles, written by noted scholars, may be used by professors to supplement lectures and textbooks in any psychology course, or may be us
Dive and Discover: Juan de Fuca Ridge
Dive and Discover brings you right aboard the expedition to the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the Pacific Ocean, where scientists are exploring hydrothermal vent fields and microbes inhabiting hydrothermal vents. The site gives you access to the latest oceanographic and deep submergence research from a variety of scientists including geologists, geophysicists, chemists, and biologists who are exploring the seafloor and making amazing deep-sea discoveries. The mission and objectives, daily updates, photo
Gravimetric Soil Moisture Protocols
The purpose of this resource is to measure soil water content by mass. Students collect soil samples with a trowel or auger and weigh them, dry them, and then weigh them again. The soil water content is determined by calculating the difference between the wet sample mass and the dry sample mass.
Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP)
This webpage describes the purpose of the US Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP), a program intended to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education are at the core of these improvement efforts. Other part
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.