MAS.965 Social Visualization (MIT)
Millions of people are on-line today and the number is rapidly growing - yet this virtual crowd is often invisible. In this course we will examine ways of visualizing people, their activities and their interactions. Students will study the cognitive and cultural basis for social visualization through readings drawn from sociology, psychology and interface design and they will explore new ways of depicting virtual crowds and mapping electronic spaces through a series of design exercises.
SAT Prep: Test 7, Section 5, Part 5
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems. This video is appropriate for high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen. (The rest of problem 20 on page 796.)
How can we take into account student conceptions of the facial angle in a palaeontology laboratory w
This study investigates student conceptions of the facial angle as a way to attain understanding elements of the theory of human evolution. The chosen laboratory work involved determining the species of a human cranium, and students had to design and write down their own experimental procedure. Three versions of the laboratory work were carried out leading to different student productions. Three aspects will be presented in the present paper, which are related to the three conceptual difficultie
Research how plants in your area can be used to indicate climate change. Project BudBurst is a U.S. field study campaign that engages citizen scientists in making careful observations of the phenological events such as first leafing, first flower, and first fruit ripening of a diversity of trees, shrubs, ...
14.02 Principles of Macroeconomics (MIT)
This course is designed to introduce classic macroeconomic issues such as growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, exchange rates, technological progress, and budget deficits. The course will provide a unified framework to address these issues and to study the impact of different policies, such as monetary and fiscal policies, on the aggregate behavior of individuals. These analytical tools will be used to understand the recent experience of the United States and other countries and to a
Seasonal Migrations: Robin
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: February-May. Students conduct a winter backyard census before tracking these harbingers of spring from the South to the Arctic.
Virginia Schools in the Great Depression
This project provides teachers and students with free, online historical sources and instructional materials for teaching the history of the Great Depression in Virginia, using public schools as a case-study of how decision makers, the public, and educators responded to the crisis of the Depression. The five educational modules available on this website address the following themes: 1. The Impact of the Depression on Virginia Public Schools 2. Who Should Bear the Burden? Public Opinion and Sc
Oh Boy, Buoyancy!
This teacher developed Design Challenge unit weaves engaging inquiry lessons and design challenges into the physical science content of buoyancy to create a hands-on, content rich unit of study.
Tale of a Whale
In this issue’s lesson, students exercise their observation skills to do some of the actual work of marine biologists who study the endangered North Atlantic right whale. They identify an individual whale by examining photographs taken at sea. They then examine a record of sighting of the whale in order to track its movements.
The functional anatomy of the uretero-vesical junction. A historical review.
This paper evaluates the progress of anatomy and dissection during the Middle Ages both in Europe and in the Muslim World. For that purpose, the functional anatomy of the ureterovesical junction and the mechanism of micturition were studied both in the works of Galen (130-200 AD) and in the works of 6 Islamic medical scholars who lived in the period from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries AD (Alrazi, Alzahrawi, Ibn Sina, Al-Baghdadi, Ibn El Nefis and Ibn El Quff). The study relied, only, on o
Hydrogen Storage Case Study Teacher Notes
This module contains the Teacher Notes for the Hydrogen Storage for Use as a Fuel Case Study.
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts' bodies change in space?
Study changes in an astronaut's body due to life in a reduced gravity environment and simulate vinegar's effect on bones.
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts study sand in space?
Find out more about how astronauts study sand in space and experiment with sand stability as water is added.
NASA KSNN How do satellites help us study Earth from space?
Find out more about how satellites help us study Earth from space and demonstrate how satellite pictures and information are transmitted from space to Earth.
NASA KSNN How many satellites does NASA use to study the Earth?
Learn more about how many satellites NASA uses to study Earth and demonstrate how satellites stay in orbit around Earth.
NASA CONNECT The Measurement of All Things: Atmospheric Detectives
In NASA CONNECT Atmospheric Detectives, NASA scientists and researchers introduce students to the study of atmospheric science. They demonstrate the use of mathematics and remote sensing to measure the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere and how human activity contribute to the amount of these aerosols in the atmosphere. Grades 4-8
The Quilt Index
This is a hub of information on American quilts and quilt-making. It now features images and documentation for hundreds of quilts from Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, and Illinois. An online discussion is open to anyone interested in the documentation or study of quilts, quilters, and quilting history.
Integrating Service Learning and Field Research into a Community Engagement Experience in Huamachuco
A principal objective of the MSU semester-long study abroad program in Peru entitled Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Study of Global Issues in the Peruvian Highlands
Myths and Truths of Caribbean Tourism (Dominican Republic)
This panel will address issues of inequality associated with the development of tourism infrastructure in the Caribbean, specifically in the Dominican Republic. The panelists attended the study abroad trip Tourism and Regional Development in the Caribbean: The Dominican Republic Experience
The Hannah Arendt Papers
This site offers selections from a writer whose work is one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life. Selections include an essay on Arendt's intellectual history, a chronology of her life, and an index of all folders in the Arendt Papers.