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.
Finding Common Ground
Finding common ground helps students make informed decisions to conserve temperate forests in the United States and central China, habitat of the endangered giant panda. Through classroom activities, on-line simulations, and field investigations students learn about the important role temperate forests play in local and global ecosystems. Action steps culminate in a Class Conservation Action Plan. In the course of this curriculum students locate the biome in which they live, explore a local habi
This site helps students answer questions about dinosaurs: What makes a dinosaur a dinosaur? Where did they live? What caused their mass extinction? Students can participate in a virtual dinosaur discovery, follow milestones in dinosaur evolution, and see behind-the-scenes slide-shows of the lab environment where vertebrate specimens are prepared for exhibits and research.
Effective Leadership of Social Enterprise
This course is about the leadership challenges of creating and sustaining high performing nonprofit organizations. The operating environment for nonprofit organizations is changing as dynamically as that of the for-profit sector. A venerable name is no longer sufficient to insure the success, much less the sustainability, of an organization. Yet the theory of how to effectively manage established nonprofits is in many cases just being formulated and tested. This course enables the student to bot
Jazz, A Film by Ken Burns
This is the companion website to the Ken Burns PBS series that aired in January 2001. Explore cities and clubs where jazz developed; listen to excerpts of bebop, cool jazz and other styles; discover what makes jazz jazz and the theory behind the art form often called the purest expression of American democracy. The site provides biographies of nearly 100 musicians, transcripts of interviews that went into the making of the show, a virtual piano, a study guide and more than a dozen lessons.
From Page to Stage
Musical theater book writers, lyricists, and composers have long looked to literature for their inspiration and subject material. In this lesson, students will compare and contrast literary works and the musicals they inspired. Utilizing video clips and Web sites, students will compare specific passages from original texts to moments in Broadway musicals on which they were based, and analyze similarities and differences between the two. As a culminating activity, students will try their hand at
Radiation is natural and all around us. It can be man-made too. But it's nothing new. It is, quite simply, part of our lives. RadTown USA is a virtual community showing a wide variety of radiation sources and uses as you may encounter them in everyday life. Explore this interactive, virtual community of houses, schools, laser light shows, construction equipment, flying planes, and moving trains. Each place in RadTown helps you learn about radiation sources or radiation- treated items you might f
Visualizing inequality, envisioning a future
This activity uses mapmaking and geography to plot the presence of the MDGs in communities, as well as visually represent development inequalities. The maps made in this lesson may be created using chart paper and markers, or using the Class Maps feature in TIGed Virtual Classrooms.
NOAA: National Marine Sanctuaries
This webpage features information on the marine life and habitats of the marine sanctuaries in the United States. Photographs, videos, and information on conservation efforts, protection, management and heritage of the sanctuaries are included. Users can click on the marine conservation sanctuary of their choice to take a virtual journey. This webpage is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
We have used visualization software to create 3-D virtual environments at six NeMO sites. Each virtual site is based on a real location at Axial Volcano, but the virtual views allow you to see the seafloor in a way that would otherwise not be possible. And you can visit any time! Each virtual site has a fly-through movie, a panorama, and links to video clips.
NASA CONNECT Virtual Earth: Using Concept Maps to Solve Problems
In NASA CONNECT Virtual Earth, students will be introduced to Earth system science. They will learn what a system is and how to apply the concept of systems to learn more about how the Earth functions. Students will understand the only way to really comprehend the workings of our planet is to look at the Earth as a whole system. They will also focus on Earth science applications of national priority to expand and accelerate the use of knowledge, science, and technologies resulting from the Earth
Lecture on fieldwork in the Soviet Union, 1988-9
Public lecture given in October 1989 by Professor Ernest Gellner. He reflected on his year spent in the Soviet Union on the eve of the collapse of communism.,The lecture was given to a Cambridge Audience in the Rayleigh Lecture theatre in the Social and Political Sciences Faculty. Professor Gellner had flown in that morning from America. It was filmed, using a video 8 camera, by Humphrey Hinton. It was chaired by Dr. Alan Macfarlane. The video is unedited. The lecture lasts for about 65 minutes.
Mixed Reception Scenario
This activity is set in a research group that is developing an antivenom for spider bites. In the opening scene, Nelson Pogline, a talented graduate student, dies unexpectedly at a university reception. As a detective, you must use chemistry concepts to determine if this was murder and if so, solve the case. You can interview suspects using Quicktime movies, investigate the crime scene for clues with Quicktime Virtual Reality images, and analyze the evidence from the crime lab. This activity req
Otis Ben Maltz Gallery: MAKE:CRAFT
MAKE:CRAFT is a survey of artists who combine hand making and building techniques to create, engineer and hack unique, mostly functional devices, objects, machines and accessories; making either a social/political statement, creating new markets for individual styled products, or creating inventive ways to experience the tactile world, non-virtual, the "real."
Touchable Holography It does not get much more futuristic than this: a demo of holograms one can actually touch. The holographic tactile display uses ultrasound to exert a pressure field - for example, it will exert pressure on the surface of your palm when virtual raindrops fall on it.
It does not get much more futuristic than this: a demo of holograms one can actually touch. The holographic tactile display uses ultrasound to exert a pressure field - for example, it will exert pressure on the surface of your palm when virtual raindrops fall on it.
Bears of Yellowstone, Yellowstone Electronic Field Trip
Bears of Yellowstone, Yellowstone Electronic Field Trip presents 40 photos of grizzlies and black bears fishing, traveling with their cubs, and in various other activities and habitats. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is prime grizzly and black bear habitat. GYE encompasses two national parks, portions of six national forests, three national wildlife refuges, private and state lands, tribal lands, and Bureau of Land Management holdings. Its18 million acres (28,315 square miles) are appr
Nicole Atkins and XPN | 07/06/10
Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins is performing at the XPoNential Music Festival on the Camden Waterfront this weekend. State of the Arts producer Christopher Benincasa chats with the Jersey shore native about sharks, couch surfing, touring in mini-vans, and, of course, making music. For more information about the festival, check out jerseyarts.com/festivals and xpn.org.
Angelo Gobbato on Beethoven's Fidelio and selected Cape Town performances
On Thursday 15 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is Angelo Gobbato, one of South Africa's leading authorities on opera who will discuss Beethoven's Fidelio and selected Cape Town performances. Angelo Gobbato is widely acknowledged as having helped opera to flourish in South Africa and garner international interest and recognition. Having begun his operatic career as a bass Gobbato, he went on to become a highly successful opera
GIPCA Great Texts / Big Questions Public Lectures 2009
GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear leading intellectuals discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. All of the lectures from 2009 were recorded and are now available online. Below is a brief summary of each talk. Follow the link above to the download page for the mp3 lectures. On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx and "The Gettysburg
Duke Children's Health Center Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration
The McGovern-Davison Children's Health Center -- or CHC, as it has become known -- serves as the virtual front door for Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center. Since the doors opened in 2000, the beautiful feather mobile and giant fish tank in the lobby have provided a welcoming atmosphere for countless patients, families, and visitors. For more information about Duke Children's, visit http://dukechildrens.org.