Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information? This unit will help you to understand the distinction between the two and examines how a computer-based society impacts on daily life. You will learn what computers can do with data to produce information and how computers can be used to work with data and search for it, control machines, and support commercial operations.
Students will learn about tornadoes, the damage they cause, and how to rate tornadoes. Specifically, students will investigate the Fujita Damage Scale of tornado intensity, and use it to complete a mock engineering analysis of damage caused by a tornado. Lastly, students will learn some basic tornado safety procedures.
Great Zoom into Sabie River, Africa (EOS Land Validation Site)
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities: Proficiency Exam
This module contains the a graphing linear equations and inequalities from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr.
Do While Loop
An introduction to the do while control structure with examples in the C++ programming language.
Development of Good Living: The Social Transformation Agenda in Ecuador
Editor's note: The lecture is in Spanish language. | This lecture provides an idea of the approach of the Ecuadorian Government to comply with its strategies of "Good Living", a concept developed in recent years that sees growth and economic development as a whole in which includes new indicators and ways to measure it. This concept of "Good Living" is one of the axes of the thought of the "Citizens Revolution". René Ramírez is the National Secretary of Planning and Development of Ecuador and
TRMM Rainmap for September 1998: Indonesia
Monthly average rainfall over Indonesia for September 1998 as measured by TRMM. High rainfall rates are in red.
Diffusion of Innovations
A summary of the Diffusion of Innovations framework for implementing change is provided through an integrated set of resources for direct instruction and experiential learning. The DOI innovation attributes are incorporated into a case study and role play on nursing assessment.
James A. Peterson Interview
The late James A. Peterson, distinguished professor emeritus of sociology and former director of the USC Emeriti Center, discusses his career as a sociologist and gerontologist, including his nearly 30 years at USC. A clergyman turned sociologist and gerontologist who for many years discussed marriage and family problems on Art Linkletter's television series "House Party," Peterson was a well-respected educator, administrator, author and expert on marital and family counseling and aging. Pet
Profits and Interest
This program explains how banks, big business, and little entrepreneurs act to maximize profit. (28:51)
In this activity, students will learn how to read a topographical map and how to triangulate with just a map. True triangulation requires both a map and compass, but to simplify the activity and make it possible indoors, the compass information is given. Students will practice converting a compass measurement to a protractor measurement, as well as reverse a bearing direction (i.e., if they know a tree's bearing is 100 degrees from you, they can determine what bearing they are from the tree). St
Color Use in Design
In this activity, you will learn a little bit about color theory and how it can effect the colors that you choose for a design. This activity covers the Arizona State CTE Standard for demonstrating drawing and visualization skills required for graphic communications (Standard #13).
How to Break in Billiards
This 2:21 long video is how to properly do a break in billiards/pool. It goes into considerable detail about how to do this stroke. From a physiological standpoint, some people would say that this is the most important shot in a match. Excellent detail and easy to follow.
Polluted Air = Polluted Lungs
To gain a better understanding of the roles and functions of components of the human respiratory system and our need for clean air, students construct model lungs that include a diaphragm and chest cavity. They see how air moving in and out of the lungs coincides with diaphragm movement. Then student teams design and build a prototype face mask pollution filter. They use their model lungs to evaluate their prototypes to design requirements.
Igneous Rock - by Study Jams
Igneous rock forms from melted rock called magma. Magma exists inside the earth's surface, and it becomes lava when it is released through a volcanic eruption. When it cools, it becomes igneous rock. Learn more about igneous rock with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant pictures are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also provided with this link.
Building Roller Coasters
Students build their own roller coasters using pipe insulation and marbles, and then analyze them using principles of physics. They examine conversions between kinetic and potential energy and frictional effects to design roller coasters that are completely driven by gravity. A class competition is then held to determine the most innovative and successful roller coasters.
HUM310 Session 3 Summer 2011
HUM310 Theatre of Revolt - Session three 05/22/11 Bill De Luca and interview with Stephen Farbman, Student actor at CSUDH
Elon University's 121st Commencement - May 21, 2011
Highlights of the Elon University undergraduate commencement, held Under the Oaks on May 21, 2011
Melting Glaciers: Clues to Climate Change
This interactive feature story is part of Science Bulletins, an innovative online and exhibition program that offers the public a window into the excitement of scientific discovery. Published in March 2005, this Earth Bulletin follows a team of glaciologists racing to core the world's largest tropical ice cap -- before global warming melts it away.