Triangles from three sides
At least in part, geometry is an exploration of shapes, and the triangle, the simplest of polygons, provides a surprising variety of explorations for the middle school learner. As a geometric figure, it offers opportunities to study fundamental concepts o
During the first kinetics lecture, we traced the efforts of atmospheric chemists to explain the depletion of ozone in the upper atmosphere. (The powerpoint slides have been posted on Blackboard for your review.) U2 spy planes gathered much of the initial data that linked ClO in the stratosphere to the ozone depletion. The data collected during these flights showed the concentrations of various chemical species in the stratosphere, but did not measure how fast the processes were occurring. To det
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Investigating the Precipitation-Streamflow Relationship
This activity prepares you to launch an investigation of the relationship between precipitation and streamflow for a local watershed. It can enrich a study of the water cycle. Following the step-by-step instructions in a case study you will locate, download, format, and finally graph one year of Web-based data for these two variables. The graph highlights the details of this often complex precipitation-streamflow relationship and provides a context for launching a classroom discussion of the bal
Effective communication is the key to a successful presentation. This unit will provide you with a systematic approach to develop the necessary skills. It is important to understand that effective presentation skills can be practised and learned. It is the content of your presentation, and the simple delivery of clear and reasoned arguments, which will help you to achieve your objectives.
Extreme Global Makeover
Modernization is an important issue in the New York State Global History and Geography curriculum. Students are expected to understand how modernization may impact such areas as society, politics, the economy, and the environment. In the Global History and Geography curriculum, a study of historical examples of modernization includes examples of attempts to transform society, such as the Meiji Restoration or Kemal Ataturk. In this lesson, two PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries -- "To Have and Have Not
Summer Break 2010: Study Abroad Fellowships in Taiwan
Five College of Charleston students participated in Asia University's and China Medical University's Cross-Cultural Fellowship program where they studied "Tourism & Hospitality Management" and "Chinese Culture, Language and Medicine" in Taiwan. The students also traveled on course-related field trips to Taiwanese cultural sites, tourist attractions, and other places of interest. Sixty students from ten different countries participated in this summer's program. Learn more about study abroad o
Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a postapartheid community
Raw Life New Hope is the story of one community's efforts to secure a decent life in post-apartheid South Africa For residents of The Park a squalid shantytown on the outskirts of Cape Town life was hard and they described their social world as raw Efforts to get on with the messy business of everyday life were often underut by cruel poverty. Despite inhospitable conditions they sought to create respectable lives. The opportunity of formal housing fired them with enthusiasm as they saw the possi
Duke study finds longer use of antiviral medication improves lung transplant outcomes
A Duke Medicine study finds that extending the standard post-transplant antiviral medication from three months to 12 can slash CMV virus infection rates for lung transplant patients. While 65 percent of lung transplant patients who receive the standard course of medication contract CMV, only 10 percent of patients do who receive the longer course, and their pneumonia rate is only a seventh of those who receive the shorter course of medication. "It's really not adequate just to say, well, we'r
A study of Milton's poetry, with some attention to his literary sources, his contemporaries, his controversial prose, and his decisive influence on the course of English poetry.
Introduction to the Old Testament
This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural
Founder's Day Symposium: Michael J. Strambler
Founder's Day Symposium - Black Men in the 21st Century: Myths, Data and Reality PART 3 of 6 This ongoing summit extends the mission of the Morehouse Research Institute and builds upon a critical mass of research at the College that looks at the affirmative development of black men and boys. Additionally, this symposium served as an exciting review of current thinking from national experts in light of America's first African American President. Michael J. Strambler, 96 is a postdoctoral a
Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study
Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study is an APEC EDNET Project that aims to improve the quality of education in the area of Mathematics. This project is sponsored by APEC Members Japan and Thailand. The APEC-Tsukuba International Conference III was broadcast live from Tokyo, December 9-10, 2007. The project has produced useful papers describing mathematical thinking, lesson videos of classroom instruction. This project focuses on Lesson Study with the goal of improving the quality of educat
Office Hours with Marcy Lowe on Green Jobs
Marcy Lowe is a research associate at Duke University's Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness. In a webcast October 8, 2010, she discusses her latest study, which found that the United States is well-positioned to be a leader in producing batteries for electric cars.
SAMS - Evan Moss
Evan Moss, a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Las Vegas, attended Carnegie Mellon's Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science (SAMS) as a rising high school junior and senior. SAMS is a program designed to increase the number of outstanding college-bound students from diverse backgrounds who pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. He reflects on his time in the program and how it improved his study habits. For more information about SAMS, vi
6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT)
Welcome to 6.041/6.431, a subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference. Nowadays, there is broad consensus that the ability to think probabilistically is a fundamental component of scientific literacy. For example: The concept of statistical significance (to be touched upon at the end of this course) is considered by the Financial Times as one of "The Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Science". A rece
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teachers role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Jersey City: Ice Cream Problem Algebra II teacher Gina Kiczek introduces a problem that helps her students learn the difference between permutations and combinations. What Is Pascals Triangle? An overview of the Arithmetic Triangle: what it is, its history, and how it is
"War Eagle" from Tanzania
Nine undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Education under the leadership of Dr. Lisa Kasmer journeyed to Arusha, Tanzania in May 2010. This Study Abroad program provided these pre-service teachers an opportunity to become aware of how teaching is practiced differently in different cultural contexts and learn about Tanzania customs, values and traditions. During the week, students taught in local schools (including a lesson on how to offer a proper "War Eagle!") and had daily K
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 1. Following Children's Ideas in Mathematics
An unprecedented long-term study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University followed the development of mathematical thinking in a randomly selected group of students for 12 yearsfrom first grade through high schoolwith surprising results. In an overview of the study, we look at some of the conditions that made the students math achievement possible.,10 min Building Towers Five-HighThe Kenilworth students in the fourth grade are seen working on the Towers problem (How many different
Seasonal Migrations: Hummingbird
Students map the remarkable northward journey of these tiny jewels from Central America and Mexico to Canada and Alaska. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Guidelines, lessons, activities, reading connections, and interactive maps are included for each study. Spring Only: Weekly updates: Thursdays, February-May.
Seasonal Migrations: Gray Whales
Students "join" volunteers who count gray whales migrating past California on their journey to the frigid Arctic. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Guidelines, lessons, activities, reading connections, and interactive maps are included for each study. Spring Only: Updates: February-June.