"A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python, January IAP 2008"
" This course will provide a gentle introduction to programming using Python™ for highly motivated students with little or no prior experience in programming computers. The course will focus on planning and organizing programs, as well as the grammar of the Python programming language. Lectures will be interactive featuring in-class exercises with lots of support from the course staff. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT
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Current Research III
Three “young Turks” of computation science, in the words of moderator John Guttag, discuss recent, and quite varied, research.
The traditional approach to characterizing neurological diseases in large populations assumes “there is an average brain that represents us all,” says
Polina Golland, and th
Mother Theresa Biography
This four minute video is an overview of this Romanian nun. Provides good depth, but some students may have a problem with the accents. Very good overall.
Pictures of Geometric 3D Figures
A visual demonstration of some three-dimensional geometric figures using photograph is the purpose of this 1:43 long video. No narration and so sound can be muted.
Volume of a Cylinder
This 22 minute video does a great job of showing how to think about a cylinder as a special kind of box where the bases are just circles. This helps students understand the volume formula for a cylinder, as it is just base times height. All steps involved with finding the volume are explained using a narrator and a smart board.
Completing the Square and Quadratic Formula
This nine minute video uses a narrator and a smart board to provide examples of completing the square to solve a quadratic
equation, when the coefficient of x-squared is not 1. The problem is
also solved using the quadratic formula.
Weapons of the Middle Ages
In 1807, William Congreve created the Congreve Rocket which was used in the Napoleonic Wars. In this four minute video the narrator reviews the history of the use of rockets as weapons through history and how they worked and range.
How Not to Lose Weight
Discover the 5 fads not to follow when trying to lose weight is the purpose of this one minute video. A bit off-hand and for older students. A preview is a must.
Jump Rope Jam
This 2:43 video is for advanced students and shows how to use a jump rope to create high intensity workouts. A jump rope is not necessary for this exercise. Caution is urged as this is for those who have the conditioning and dexterity to utilize its benefits.
A Boy and His Toys - a Narrated eBook
This is a narrated eBook with images about a boy who loses his toy and goes on a journey. The words appear on the screen as they are being said. (06:41)
Global Firms in the Industrializing East
Singapore has transformed itself into an economic powerhouse along the Pacific Rim. In the early 1960s, multinational companies attracted by a highly skilled and cheap labor force turned Singapore into a major manufacturing center. Just a generation later, companies in Singapore delegate labor-intensive work to Malaysia and Indonesia while bringing in new business in research, development, and finance. (27:49)
Children's Story - Cosmo The Boat Cat
This video might be better serve its audience by having the words on the screen for its younger viewers. Nice illustrations. (06:32)
The experiences of visitors to Hawaii, Malaysia, and Borneo are shaped by the tourist industry. Hawaii has the most mature industry, the product of decades of development that preserved little of its indigenous culture; Malaysia is following a similar path. Borneo is developing "ecotourism," catering to more intrepid travelers. The paradox of tourism offers opportunities for local development yet can destroy native cultures and environments. (27:43)
Green seaweed attached to the rock and exposed during low tide
Seaweeds have unique adaptations to help them survive intense wave action. Sea weeds lack true roots, stems, and leaves, but are anchored by root like structures. Seaweeds are important producers and provide food and shelter to many animals.
Liquid Assets: Community Participation/Activism
This video segment from a WPSU documentary Liquid Assets explains the problem that the city of Pittsburgh faces in terms of its watershed management and the work being done by an environment group in helping its citizens deal with it.
The guarantee - writing an accompanying letter in in French
Writing an accompanying letter in order to make use of a product guarantee.
The Trouble with Topos
Students learn how to identify the major features in a topographical map. They learn that maps come in a variety of forms: city maps, road maps, nautical maps, topographical maps, and many others. Map features reflect the intended use. For example, a state map shows cities, major roads, national parks, county lines, etc. A city map shows streets and major landmarks for that city, such as hospitals and parks. Topographical maps help navigate the wilderness by showing the elevation, mountains, pea
Sliders (for High School)
In this hands-on activity, students learn about two types of friction static and kinetic and the equation that governs them. They also measure the coefficient of static friction and the coefficient of kinetic friction experimentally.
Chlorine Monoxide from new Microwave Limb Sounder on Aura (WMS)
Chlorine monoxide (ClO) in the atmosphere as measured by the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) instrument on NASAs Aura satellite. MLS can simultaneously measure several trace gases and ozone-destroying chemicals in the upper troposphere and photosphere. In this series of animations we present chlorine monoxide (ClO), hydrogen chloride (HCl), nitric acid (HNO3), ozone (O3), water vapor (H2O) and temperature measurements. These are first light data taken when the MLS was operated for the first time. C