Why do scientific writers sometimes act irrationally when faced with religion? An historical survey
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What Makes a Successful CEO?
Cassandra Frangos, who guided Cisco's leadership transition when John Chambers stepped down as CEO, discusses her new book on the skills and career strategies many C-Suite executives share.
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The children head to the back yard in search of bugs.  They turn over rocks and find a centipede, slug, and pill bug. By looking at the critters, they learn how they live and what they do.
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Building-Stone Geology
This laboratory activity gives an example of the creativity required when teaching non-native rock types. In order to study igneous and metamorphic rocks in central Florida (a huge area consisting solely of sedimentary rock), geology students examined building stones in downtown St. Petersburg. Each student picked a particular rock type used in a particular way (structure, decorative facade, etc.), performed geologic tests on it, read up on its properties, history, and uses, and prepared a paper
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A Geologic Walking Tour of Building Stones of Downtown Baltimore, Maryland
This website describes a geologic walking tour of Baltimore Maryland. The tour has a map, lots of photos and descriptions of twelve structures built from a variety of rocks. The tour provides a unique way of studying rocks in the 'field' for urban students.
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Oil Contaminants Hidden from View
In this video adapted from KTOO, watch as cleanup crews return to the bays and islands of Prince William Sound, Alaska. Before the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill, Sleepy Bay, near the village of Chenega Bay, had been used for subsistence living by Alaska Native peoples. Despite cleanup efforts, oil residue remains stuck between and beneath rocks. A crew also visits a tidal lagoon whose sediments had been saturated by oil and where no remediation had been done. Even after 10 years, oil residue re
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Case Studies in Science Education: Raquel—Grade 7
Raquel, a seventh-grade teacher, is increasing the involvement of girls and students of color in science.,Although the content of this case study is beyond the benchmarks and standards, (the movement of sunspots as an indicator of the rotation of the sun), the teacher was using inclusive classroom strategies to encourage the participation of women and minorities in science. Students may benefit from opportunities in which they are allowed to express their ideas in different ways-e.g., in oral o
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Smithsonian Kids: Collecting
This site invites kids to start a collection of rocks, shells, postcards, posters, or something else that interests them. Three Smithsonian collections are sampled. Rocks and Minerals includes the Hope Diamond; Stamps includes Western Cattle in Storm (1898); Historic Coins includes the Jefferson Indian Peace Medal.
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Geologic Time: The Story of a Changing Earth
This site examines the history of Earth. Learn about the formation of Earth, dating the age of rocks, geologic time, plate tectonics, climate change, ocean circulation, evolution, extinction, ecology, and topics related to paleobiology.
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Engaging students, engaging industry and engaging enterprise
This reflective case study and poster relates to a specific event staged by students and examines the phases and critical points within the whole process. It identifies some key learning outcomes for all involved
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John Ballam, Director of the Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing at Oxford University's Depart
Dr Ballam tells how his love of writing brought him from his modest Appalachian childhood to his current position at Oxford University; and of a creative writing contest which the University's Department for Continuing Education is sponsoring.
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Modern Erotics and the Quest for Intimacy
The demand that sexual relations should be at the basis both of self-understanding and self-realisation often puts our intimate lives under particular pressure. This talk will look at contemporary sexualities and their uneasy relationship to love, fantasy and intimacy. Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst. Henrietta Moore is professor of social anthropology at LSE. Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and visiting professor at LSE. Renata Salecl is centennial professor of law at LSE.
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All You Need Is (the Summer of) Love - Creating an Exhibit that Compares 1960s and Contemporary Cult
In this lesson, students explore various aspects of the 1960s, including the 1967 "Summer of Love," and compare them with contemporary times to ascertain cultural influences.
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Checklist - Study Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
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4.1 Insulation in terrestrial endotherms

For organisms of similar size and shape in a similar thermal gradient, the rate of heat loss from convection is up to 90 times as fast in water as in air, so in temperate climates, aquatic endotherms need much more efficient insulation than terrestrial species. Since seawater freezes at −1.9° C, but the temperature of the air around the Poles can fall below −50° C, the insulation requirements of aquatic and terrestrial polar animals are not very different. Nonetheless, there are impor
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