In this weather-related activity, learners make a portable cloud in a bottle. Learners discover that clouds form when invisible water vapor in the air is cooled enough to form tiny droplets of liquid water. You an accomplish the same cooling effect by rapidly expanding air in a jar using a wide-mouth jar, rubber glove, matches, and tap water. This activity can be conducted as a demonstration or by learners with adult supervision.
In this activity about electricity, learners suspend pieces of tape from a straw to construct an electroscope, a device that detects an electrical charge. Then, learners use a plastic comb to identify whether the pieces of tape are positively or negatively charged.
The Drawing Board consists of a marking pen that remains stationary and a platform that swings beneath the pen, acting as a pendulum. As the platform swings, the pen marks a sheet of paper that is fastened to the platform, generating beautiful repetitive patterns. These colorful designs contain hidden lessons in physics. This resource includes instructions for making a large-scale Drawing Board as well.
Make a "Mummy"
The Ancient Egyptians used a naturally-occurring salt from the banks of the Nile River, called natron, to mummify their dead. Natron is made up primarily of sodium carbonate (a very efficient, but relatively expensive, dehydrating material), with about 17% sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). This activity explains how to create your own fish mummy using common baking soda!
21L.455 Classical Literature: The Golden Age of Augustan Rome (MIT)
Roman Literature of the Golden Age of Augustus Caesar, produced during the transition from Republican to Imperial forms of government, was to have a profound and defining influence on Western European and American societies. These writings ultimately established lasting models of aesthetic refinement, philosophical aspiration, and political ambition that continue to shape modern cultures. This class will be exploring the Golden Age of Latin Literature from an historical perspective in
2.71 Optics (MIT)
This course is an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered include geometrical optics: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry; wave optics: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Faunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, and space-bandwidth product. Emphasis is on analytical and numerical tools used in optical design. Graduate students are required to com
Lesson 08 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 8 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to count from one to ten. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s):
Lesson 09 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 9 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to ask people how they're feeling and to answer the question yourself. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
Regional Night: Japan
Thunderbird students perform Dec. 9, 2012.
Co-op Stories: Andrew Edgerly - "The Value of Co-op"
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NSF/DIMACS SaTC Workshop - Oct 15, 2012: Janne Lindqvist
Janne Lindqvist (Rutgers University) speaks about current SaTC PIs at the NSF/DIMACS Workshop for Aspiring PIs in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace. This event took place on October 15, 2012 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in Raleigh, NC and was presented under the auspices on the DIMACS Special Focus on Cybersecurity with additional support from the National Science Foundation. Find out more about the workshops here: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Aspiring/program.html Visit http://dimacs.
Concordia's Co-op volunteers at Moisson Montréal
http://concordia.ca/now | http://co-op.concordia.ca/ Some of Concordia's Co-op employees volunteer at Moisson Montréal food collection and redistribution centre. What started as an idea to support a Co-op student during her work term turned into a rewarding learning experience for everyone.
Regional Night: Asian Hip-Hop
Thunderbird students perform Dec. 8, 2012.
Don't Build Your Home, Grow It!
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat. Soft cars, jet packs and houses made of meat are all in a day's work for urban designer, architect and TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim. While the concept of these future homes is fascinating and a bit "far out there", the ideas are based on scientific research and the merging of biology and architecture. This video could be used t
Episode 94 - Opscode demonstrate Chef an integration framework for Cloud Automation | Windows Azure In this episode Nick and Nate are joined by George Moberly, VP of Product Management, and Bryan Hale, Director of Business Development, at Opscode who discuss and provide an in depth demo of Chef - an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. No ma
In this episode Nick and Nate are joined by George Moberly, VP of Product Management, and Bryan Hale, Director of Business Development, at Opscode who discuss and provide an in depth demo of Chef - an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. No ma
C++ and Beyond 2012: Andrei Alexandrescu - Systematic Error Handling in C++ | Going Deep Abstract: Writing code that is resilient upon errors (API failures, exceptions, invalid memory access, and more) has always been a pain poi
Writing code that is resilient upon errors (API failures, exceptions, invalid memory access, and more) has always been a pain poi
Site Libre Savoirs: Lagroécologie : une perspective pour nos recherches ?
Domaine: Sciences de la vie et ingénierie du vivant
Le regroupement déquipes de recherche dans le cadre du plan campus à Saclay concerne un très grand nombre de disciplines qui couvrent un champ très vaste (dans le périmètre de SIVAAE : du changement climatique aux sciences sociales en passant par lécologie théorique, lagronomie et les sciences de lenvironnement). Ce rassemblement est une opportunité pour constituer un collectif autour de programmes de recherche pluridisc
Technology Water Supply, Desalination and Energy Recorded 12/15/11
11.12.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Im Syrien-Konflikt setzt die Europäische Union auf eine Stärkung des Oppositionsbündnisses Syrische Nationale Koalition. Die EU-Außenminister erkannten das Bündnis als "legitimen Vertreter" der syrischen Bevölkerung an. Diese Formulierung sei stärker als jene vom November, sagten Diplomaten. Damals hatten die Minister die Koalition als "legit