Clays of the Piedmont: Origins, recovery, and use
A "virtual field trip" through the North Carolina Piedmont and thousands of years of history explains the origin of Piedmont clays and how clay is made into pottery. With high-resolution photographs.
Art a GoGo Podcast #27 - David Smith, Guggenheim and MoMA Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. We wrap up our recent trip to New York with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum where we saw the exhibition, David Smith: A Centennial. We also took a side trip to the NY International Auto Show and visited MoMA, where we saw exhibitions by Edvard Munch and John Szarkowski. Thanks for listening! Kathleen &
Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show.
We wrap up our recent trip to New York with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum where we saw the exhibition, David Smith: A Centennial. We also took a side trip to the NY International Auto Show and visited MoMA, where we saw exhibitions by Edvard Munch and John Szarkowski.
Thanks for listening!
Moore’s Law Statistical Validation – Sanjoy Sanyal
Dr Sanjoy Sanyal, Surgeon, Medical Informatician, Neuroscience Professor and Course Director, takes existing published data from Intel(R) and graphically proves the validity of Moore's postulate and its derivatives and variants.An addendum has been added in the last slide mentioning 3 recent developments, as of 2014. Educational Value: It is an exercise in 'Geekism' :)
When You Reach Me
Virtual Maths, Brick Density - Water Displacement method
Presentation explaining how to calculate the density of a brick using water displacement method.
You're the Scientist: Verifying Data Collected by Peers
As part of Journey North's Internet Field Team, your students collect backyard observations and share them with classrooms across North America. This throng of student observers expand the eyes and ears of scientists in ways never before possible. But in order for the data to be valid and useful, these observations must be accurate. How can we assess their reliability?
Birdsong Playback as a Tool for Teaching Animal Behavior
Animal behavior is often downplayed in general biology labs. Problems include where to deal with the topic in the syllabus, time constraints and special equipment needs, and the unpredictable nature of behavioral responses. Birdsong playback offers a solution to these problems. Birdsong relates well to several important conceptual areas of biology. Its acoustic features can be investigated easily using desktop computers, and it is a fairly reliable behavioral response obtainable in the field. Th
Biotic Indices of Stream Macroinvertebrates for Fun and (Educational) Profit
Water quality monitoring activities can support student inquiry into ecological concepts and pollution issues, as well as offer insight into integrating field and lab work. This exercise provides students with practice in identification (to order or family level) of stream macroinvertebrates that they've previously collected. Provided information indicates water pollution tolerance of the various taxa. Students use the data to calculate several different biotic indices for the macroinvertebrates
Adaptations of Aquatic Insects to Habitat and Food Resources in Streams
This exercise is a field study of the ecology of aquatic insects in a small stream. By using the inquiry technique, students discover how different animals have unique adaptations for being successful in particular habitats, especially at small spatial scales. Students also learn how these specializations establish essential ecological roles for the aquatic insects in stream ecosystems. Thus, students gain an appreciation of how biodiversity is not just a list of species in a particular environm
SOAR - Advice for first-year students
The SOAR team interviewed several McMaster students who had recently completed their first year.
The City, Spring 2003
Examines the evolving structure of cities, the dynamic processes that shape them, and the significance of a city's history for its future development. Develops the ability to read urban form as an interplay of natural processes and human purposes over time. Field assignments in Boston provide the opportunity to use, develop, and refine these concepts.
When Everything Looks Like a Nail: Graph Models of the Internet
The general appeal of abstracting real-world networks to simple graphs is understandable and has been partly responsible for fueling the new field of "network science". However, as the Internet application has demonstrated, such abstractions that ignore much of what engineers consider as critical come at a price. For example, they can lead to the study of graph models that have little in common with the real-world networks that motivated these models in the first place. In turn, they tend to foc
Statistical Reasoning I
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. It represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its appl
Putting DNA to Work
This site looks at where DNA is found, similarities in the DNA of humans and other species, and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Learn how DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), discovered 50 years ago, is used today to detect diseases, improve crops, and catch criminals. The museum has identified unique, inquiry-based activities related to this exhibit (physical and virtual) that are designed for middle and high-school students and adhere to the National Academies' National Scien
In Search of the “Alpha” CEO
CEOs are still scrambling to emerging markets, but they could be running the risk of overlooking exciting developed market growth opportunities.
The Underground Railroad
This three minute video uses a narrator and images to provide a good overview of the Underground Railroad and dwells on the people and causes of the movement.
7.3 Disposal requirements
Health, safety and risk assessment are of paramount importance both in the laboratory and the field. This unit will help make you more aware of the hazards and risks involved in laboratory and field-based research work, as well as giving you an overview of the legal requirements attached to this work. The unit discusses issues involved in the handling chemical and biological agents, basic safety procedures and common field-work hazards.
Worldwide Amphibian Declines
AmphibiaWeb is an online system enabling anyone with a Web browser to search and retrieve information relating to amphibian biology and conservation. This site was inspired by the global declines of amphibians, the study of which has been hindered by the lack of multidisplinary studies and a lack of coordination in monitoring, in field studies, and in lab studies. We hope AmphibiaWeb will encourage a shared vision for the study of global amphibian declines and the conservation of remaining amphi
AP Environmental Science Course Material
One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching an advanced placement environmental science course is finding enriching field and lab activities for your students. These labs have been developed by an experienced team of environmental science educators in partnership with the Environmental Literacy Council. Each lab has been the subject of an extensive peer review by a number of experienced environmental science educators. The content of this initial collection is varied, and APES
Kids Next Door
This site lets kids know how they can help the homeless, presents personal stories on what young people are doing to help their communities, and provides a place for kids to submit their own stories. Children can also take a virtual field trip to the library, learn how to go on a scavenger hunt, and more.