"Communication System Design, Spring 2006"
" This course presents a top-down approach to communications system design. The course will cover communication theory, algorithms and implementation architectures for essential blocks in modern physical-layer communication systems (coders and decoders, filters, multi-tone modulation, synchronization sub-systems). The course is hands-on, with a project component serving as a vehicle for study of different communication techniques, architectures and implementations. This year, the project is focu
Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study and educators as they teach the AP Biology curriculum.
Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study and educators as they teach the AP Physics curriculum.
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.
What are ICTs?
This is an introductory unit and is meant to build an understanding of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and their impact/use in modern life.
147 - 154 (ad finem) ORBIS SENSUALIM PICTUS (LATINE)
Note - some of Comenius' comments on religion do not measure up to modern standards of objectivity, and are posted here in audio as historical documents of academic interest.
Fundamentals of Income Tax Theory and Practice
This book is for an undergraduate income tax course where objectives include learning tax concepts and how to prepare income tax returns. Fundamentals of Income Tax Theory and Practice is developed to provide students with both the conceptual and practical information needed for a sound understanding of individual income tax at a reasonable cost. The text uses the latest information available from the Internal Revenue Service and combines it with background, conceptual information, and pedagogy
Principles of Microeconomics
The authors teach economics as the study of “choice “ by providing students with an accessible, straightforward overview of economics. This text combines the clarity and writing of Tregarthen's seminal periodical "The Margin" with great teaching insights.Rittenberg and Tregarthen help students to understand how real individuals actually work with economics. In this new book, the authors illustrate the practicality and relevance of economics with a variety of new illustrations and insights.Th
This hands-on activity covers the basics of rock identification. After a brief discussion of the terms 'rock' and 'mineral', students will study the characteristics and classifications of the three major rock groups (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary).
Population: Basic Statistics
This lesson reinforces the idea that Earth's population, including the population of the United States, is growing at a dramatic rate. It discusses some of the basics of demography, the study of population and its changes, and introduces key terms.
Newton's Second Law
This lesson introduces students to Sir Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion. Topics include the two ways to study the dynamics of a system in which there is motion and a brief description of Newton's work in studying and measuring the motion of objects.
Discussion of holes in the stratospheric ozone layer usually revolves around investigations of the thickness of the layer near the South Pole. This online activity allows users to study the thickness of the ozone layer over any location on Earth.
ESL Habits and Frequency
This is a lesson plan focusing on indefinite frequency. The teacher will prepare a set of questions to ask the students (i.e. How often do you study English?). Students will go to a certain corner of the classroom which contains a frequency (i.e. "sometimes" or "never") as to respond to the teacher's questions.
Phenology: The Effects of Climate Change on Ecosystem Health
The article gives a good introduction to how scientists are using plant data to study the effects of climate change.
Human Development Across the Lifespan, Fall 2007
Human Development Through the Lifespan is devoted to the study and understanding of constancy and change for human beings, male and female, in the physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains interpreted through a variety of theoretical frameworks, contexts, and interdisciplinary research.
Students will practice interpreting bivariate tables by examining the relationship between credit hours and study hours, gender and video games, and type of school and language offerings.
The Census Project
In the first part of this exercise, students will use the elaboration model to analyze the census data from the SSDAN website. To carry out this study, whey will follow the basic procedures in social research and apply the concepts and techniques that have been discussed in class.
Redesigning Urban Classrooms to Impact Student Achievement
Because of the No Child Left Behind school reform policies, public schools are gravely scrutinized. This analysis focuses on how to redesign the urban classroom in order to impact student achievement with the intent of being an impetus for better overall school performance ratings. All public school leaders are expected to adhere to the same procedures and guidelines regardless of the population served. The research exposes the fact that there is no comprehensive school reform that is a cure al
Student Choral Officers
This module includes information and recommendations regarding the value and use of officers within a choral ensemble in high school, university, community and church choral ensembles.
Harvard Peabody Museum Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reference Collection
The Zooarchaeology Laboratory of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, was established in 1981 in order to facilitate the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites (also called Archaeozoology). Presently covering more than 850 square feet (79 square meters) on the third floor of the museum, the laboratory provides working and storage space for students and researchers who carry out studies on animal bones and teeth from around the world. It is also a tea