Water Quality Acquisition
In this activity, students visit two sites to practice their field water sample collection and water quality assessment skills. They use a vertical well-water sampler and downhole water quality probes to measure groundwater conductivity, pH, and temperature at different depths in a landfill. Collected water conductivity data is contoured to map the distribution of a contaminant plume. Students then study acid mine drainage by using water quality meters to compare pH and conductivity values up an
Biomedical Engineering Design
This course presents a design philosophy and a design approach, dedicated to rehabilitation technology. This field was selected because of human-machine interaction is inherent and vital. Illustrative examples will be discussed by their entire design process
Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world. The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field.
Quantum Information Processing
Quantum Information Processing aims at harnessing quantum physics to conceive and build devices that could dramatically exceed the capabilities of today's "classical" computation and communication systems. In this course, we will introduce the basic concepts of this rapidly developing field.
The UChannel (also known as the University Channel) makes videos of academic lectures and events from all over the world available to the public. It is a place where academics can air their ideas and present research in a full-length, uncut format. Participating universities contribute video and audio recordings of lectures, seminars, panels and interviews to a virtual pool of academic content. Participants produce their own content, under their own name. The UChannel provides the audience for
Free Online Psychology Videos and Video Clips
A list of online videos and video clips related to the field of psychology. These can be used for online classes, hybrids, in class, or for outside assignments.
Species Diversity, Island Biogeography, and the Design of Nature Reserves
This field and laboratory investigation is an open-ended exercise designed to test predictions from island biogeography theory using various-sized fragments of leaf litter arthropod communities as "island" systems. Litter islands are constructed in a deciduous forest and students collect samples of leaf litter and extract arthropods using the Berlese Funnel technique. After arthropods are collected, students learn identification techniques, compute diversity indices, construct dominance-diversit
The Kankapot Creek Coast Guard: Public service through water quality monitoring of a stressed stream
The Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin -- Fox Valley is carrying out a long-term project in which students gather water quality data on a nearby impaired stream. These data will eventually be used to help formulate a restoration plan for the stream. This exercise follows the procedures our students use to assess stream habitat quality, chemical and physical parameters, and benthic macroinvertebrate diversity and pollution tolerance. Data collection is completed in the field using
The Roles Of Living Marine Organisms And Field Work In Teaching Invertebrate Biology
A laboratory introducing students to the "larger world" by demonstrating behavioral adaptations using marine invertebrates in the classroom and observing them in their natural habitat in field studies.
The Use of Echosounding Equipment in Limnology and Ecology Classes
This exercise demonstrates the use of commercially available echo sounding equipment as a tool in ecological studies which are appropriate for class field projects.
The Use of the Biotic Index as an Indication of Water Quality
This is a field/laboratory exercise involving the collection, identification, and use of aquatic insects to estimate the water quality of lotic stream ecosystems. Aspects of this laboratory are appropriate for an introductory biology course, an extended student project, or a detailed laboratory exercise ...
It Takes All Kinds to Make a World
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, marine biologist Melanie Stiassny introduces kids to biodiversity in the ocean. The article contains three engaging, kid-friendly sections: Diversity of Life on Earth, which has an overview of six major groups of life on Earth and challenges kids to determine the correct group for nine different life forms, including blue-green alga, spiny lobster, red mangrove, and white marlin.
Rose Center for Earth and Space
This Web site, created to complement the museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space, offers a virtual visit to the museum, complete with text, photos, and video.
Creating the Hall of Planet Earth
This Web site tells the stories behind the making of the museum's Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. Along with tracking the hall's creation, the following sections also tell the story of our planet's creation. What You See Here Is Out There introduces students to the five big questions asked by Earth scientists. The Man Who Knew a Mountain takes a look at how obsidian from the Medicine Lake volcano became part of the exhibit. Expeditions explains how museum expeditions sought the answers to the fi
The Ancient City of Petra
This fun Web article is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about the ancient city of Petra. The article begins with an overview of this city, which was located along the ancient trade routes between Arabia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean Sea. Kids then have the chance to take a walk through Petra's ruins.
What's the Big Idea? Archeology
This fun Web article is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about archeology Piecing Together the Puzzle of History looks at how archaeologists use clues to assemble a picture of the past. Clues to the Past explains that, like all scientists, archaeologists begin with a question they want to explore. Fieldwork Is Where They Dig In explores the challenges of finding a site to excavate. Evidence of an Era has an overview of th
Lizards and Snakes: Alive!
This Web site, created to complement the Museum's Lizards and Snakes: Alive! exhibit, offers a virtual visit to the Museum, complete with text, photos, video and sound clips, a lizard cam, and more.
Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries
This Web site, created to complement the Museum's Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries exhibit, offers a virtual visit to the Museum, complete with text, photos, video clips, audio interviews, and more. The site takes an in-depth look at modern paleontology and today's advanced technology.
The American Museum of Natural History is home to the world's largest collection of vertebrate fossils, totaling nearly one million specimens. This Web site offers visitors a virtual visit to the Museum's famed Fossil Halls. It features seven sections along with a brief introduction, a Teacher's Guide, and information about the Museum's Division of Paleontology.
Rock Deformation Gallery
This gallery of online resources is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The Rock Deformation Gallery, part of the Earth: Inside and Out seminar, features: Illustrations from the Hall of Planet Earth, which has two informative overviews - Deformed Rocks and Deforming Rocks in the Laboratory: Deformed Marble Cylinders;Deformed Conglomerate in the Hall of Planet Earth, which has three annota