Introduction to Psychology
What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspect
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.
Birth of a drug
The search for new medicinal products is one of the major driving forces behind the development and application of new synthetic methods. This unit focuses on a specific case study, which follows the development of a drug for the treatment of high blood p
This unit is based upon a case study scenario -- it simulates the experience of moving around an organisation, talking to people, and looking at organisational documents. Many managers find that they are required to manage projects.
Welsh history and its sources
This unit is a teaching and learning resource for anyone interested in Welsh history. It contains study materials, links to some of the most important institutions that contribute to our understanding of the history of Wales, and a pool of resources that
Understanding health - taster materials
Alcohol abuse, healthy living and Alzheimerâ€™s disease all regularly hit the headlines. This unit will take a brief look at these issues and introduces you to the type of issues that you would be asked to examine should you wish to study OU course Y158 U
Medicine Games: Incredible Megacell Game
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! The compartments of the cell, the organelles, are so small that it was impossible to study their structure until the electron microscope became available in 1938. Albert Claude, Christian de Duve and George E. Palade were awarded ...
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Teacher's Page
Roanoke Revisited supplements concepts in core curricula courses and provides teachers and their students with appropriate information for the study of pre-colonial America. Although each classroom teacher is likely to find multiple uses for the materials, the suggested method for implementation is ...
AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone On a Flat Map
Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor of air pollution around the world on a daily basis. Aura measures five of the six "Criteria Pollutants" identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The complexity of pollution transport makes it difficult ...
AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over Indonesia
Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor air pollution around the world on a daily basis. Aura measures five of the six "Criteria Pollutants" identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over South America
Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry. Many different organizations monitor regional areas of the troposphere, but Aura is the first to record daily global measurements.
Solar System Lithograph Set for Space Science
This set of posters contains images of the Sun, the nine planets, Earth's moon, the moons of Jupiter, asteroids, and comets. Each poster features a brief description of the image, some statistical facts, and significant dates in the study of these objects.
Space Based Astronomy
This NASA educator guide tells the story of why it is important to observe celestial objects from outer space and how to study the entire electromagnetic spectrum. It features a set of hands-on activities and demonstrations which can be performed by teachers to reinforce the concept that Earth's atmosphere ...
This poster shows images of comets Hale-Bopp and Shoemaker-Levy 9. The accompanying text describes possible source regions for comets in our solar system, the behavior of comets as they approach the Sun, their possible role in the evolution of Earth, and significant dates in the study of comets.
These images of Neptune were captured by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1989. The images are accompanied by a brief description and history, some statistical facts, and important dates in the study of Neptune.
Quantum Dots are man-made artificial atoms that confine electrons to a small space. As such they have atomic-like behavior and enable the study of quantum mechanical effects on a length scale that is around 100 times larger than the pure atomic scale. Quantum dots offer application opportunities in ...
Introduction to Nanometer Scale Science and Technology
This seminar will provide an introductory overview for non-experts of the emerging field of nanometer scale science and technology. The following topics will be emphasized: (1) Historical background and motivation for the study of nanometer scale phenomena; (2) Strategies for controlling the structure ...
GeoMaths MathHelp Material
This site provides students with mathematics self-study material which is embedded within the context of the geosciences. The material consists of many MathHelp "notebooks" covering specific mathematical topics related to a relevant geological context, such as plate velocity or cliff erosion. The notebooks ...
"When Development Goes Awry: How Cancer Co-opts Mechanisms of Embryogensis, Fall 2009"
" During this course, we will study the similarities between cancer and normal development to understand how tumors co-opt normal developmental processes to facilitate cancer initiation, maintenance and progression. We will examine critical signaling pathways that govern these processes and, importantly, how some of these pathways hold promise as therapeutic targets for cancer treatment. We will discuss how future treatments might be personalized to target cancer cells in specific patients. We w
"Neuropharmacology, January IAP 2009"
" The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP)