Detectable Civilizations in Our Galaxy, Part 2
Using a well-known formula, Mr. Khan focuses on a framework for thinking about how many detectable civilizations are out there. He uses computer software for instruction. (08:53) Why do we even care about the Drake Equation? Thinking about the fraction of a planet's life when a civilization might be detectable.
Professional Learning Communities: Concepts in Action in a Principal Preparation Program, an Element
The Professional Learning Community model has moved to the forefront in the field of education as one of the most effective frameworks to improve student achievement and overall school success. “When a school or district functions as a professional learning community (PLC), educators within the organization embrace high levels of learning for all students as both the reason the organization exists and the fundamental responsibility of those who work within it” (Dufour, 2006, p. 3). The resea
This patient education program discusses glaucoma including the anatomy of the eye, types of glaucoma, symptoms and risks, diagnosis, treatment options, and surgery. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
An Arm and A Leg
Students will design and build a prototype of an artificial limb using a simple syringe system as an introduction to bioengineering. Students will determine which substance water (liquid) or air (gas) will make the appendage more efficient.
The Perfect Purple Feather Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is The Perfect Purple Feather written by Hanoch Piven. Feeling a poke from within his pillow during the night, Jacob maneuvers a fluffy purple feather to the surface. Beginning with a bluebird in a nearby tree, various animals explain how they would put it to good use-as a wing, a pen, a tail, etc. When a tick tickles an elephant's nose with it, the elephant sneezes, causing the feather to fly through the sky, suggesting the possibility that it may land in the reader's bedro
Blossom and Boo Stay Up Late Read-Aloud-Online Storybook-(Bedtime)
This read-aloud is Blossom and Boo Stay Up Late written by Dawn Apperly. It is a cute story about two animal friends who want to see what the forest is like at night. There is a play button to get story started and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as the speaker reads. The speaker changes voices with each character. This is a wonderful resource for building a literacy rich environment in the classroom. It would be beneficial for struggling readers and/or special education st
Endangered Species Game
This OLogy board game is a fun-filled way to help kids understand that once a species is extinct, it's gone forever. And that there are lots of things they can do to help preserve biodiversity. The activity begins by introducing kids to the difference between endangered and extinct animals, as well as to the U.S.'s Endangered Species Act. A colorful game board is included as a printable PDF file. You'll need a pair of dice and a marker of your choosing for each player. Simple directions for asse
Expression Vectors Used in Project-Oriented Teaching Laboratories Chapter 2
This chapter describes a multi-week project taught in an upper level cell and molecular biology laboratory. Isolation of sufficient quantities of rare proteins from biological tissues can be difficult. These native proteins are often required for raising antibodies, and for studying enzymatic or regulatory function. Expression vectors are used to obtain large quantities of proteins. The cDNA encoding a protein is cloned into an expression vector. The fusion protein is over-expressed in E. coli,
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
This patient education program reviews urinary tract anatomy and symptoms to explain what an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) involves, including the benefits and risks of this procedure. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Discussion: étiquettes, pas une langue secrète!
A la fin de cette leçon, tu comprends l'information sur une étiquette d'aliment. Tu sais quelle information est légalement obligatoire. Tu peux retrouver des informations abstraites sur un site Web gouvernemental. Tu sais à quelles instances tu dois t'adresser pour la sécurité alimentaire et l'étiquetage.
Welke taal spraken de Oude Belgen?
At the end of this unit: You can understand an interview on the language of the Ancient Belgians. When performing this task, You have to follow the line of reasoning in the interview. You have to listen carefully for more specific information
Hurricane Erin from SeaWiFS: September 10, 2001 (Version 2)
Hurricane Erin off the eastern coast of America
San Francisco True Color Time Lapse from SeaWiFS
Transitions between relatively cloud free true color scenes of the San Francisco region from SeaWiFS
Fly around Mt. St. Helens, with terrain growing from flat to x3 vertical exaggeration
A flyby of Mt. St. Helens from Landsat data, with the terrain elevation growing to three times exaggeration
Goodnight D.W. Read-Aloud Online Storybook
This read-aloud is Goodnight D.W. written and illustrated by Marc Brown. It's time for bed, but D.W. can't sleep, not even after Mom, Dad, and Arthur tuck her in.Fortunately, D.W. finds that she can ease her fears of the dark all by herself-well, almost! There is a play button to start story and a pause button on each page. Each word is highlighted as the speaker reads. The speaker changes voices with each character. This is a wonderful resource to help build a literacy rich environment in the c
The thematic focus of this unit is people in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the world they live in. You use audio and text to practise German language skills while also enhancing your cultural understanding.
2011 Commencement Speakers
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Why do we love pirates?
The fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise opens nationwide this Friday, May 20. The previous three films, which star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, have had tremendous success across the globe. University of Minnesota film studies professor Megan Lewis provides insight on why these movies (and their star, Depp) have been so popular.