The Earth's Shells - Density vs. Depth
In this activity students devise a way of graphically plotting the density variations vs. depth in the Earth. They recreate spreadsheets, shown in the Powerpoint module, with formulas that answer various pieces of the overall question. This module is the sixth in a series of six that examine the density of planets and rocks, and was designed for an undergraduate class where students are asked to look at geological questions mathematically and may spend more time on the math than on the geology.
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The Earth's Shells - Thicknesses and Densities
In this activity students explore the combination of densities and shell thicknesses that produce an aggregate density of the Earth of 5.5 g/cm3. They recreate spreadsheets shown in the Powerpoint module with formulas that answer various pieces of the overall question. This is the fifth module in a series of six that examine the density of planets and rocks, and was designed for an undergraduate class where students are asked to look at geological questions mathematically and may spend more time
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In this lab, students use dice to simulate radioactive decay. Students create a standard decay curve for a fictional element, calculate the half-life of this element, and, using the information their graph, "date" rocks that contain the new element. The use of dice has some advantages over similar exercises because the half-life is not immediately obvious to students and they will need to experimentally determine it. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and
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It Takes All Kinds to Make a World
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, marine biologist Melanie Stiassny introduces kids to biodiversity in the ocean. The article contains three engaging, kid-friendly sections: Diversity of Life on Earth, which has an overview of six major groups of life on Earth and challenges kids to determine the correct group for nine different life forms, including blue-green alga, spiny lobster, red mangrove, and white marlin.
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Creating the Hall of Planet Earth
This Web site tells the stories behind the making of the museum's Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. Along with tracking the hall's creation, the following sections also tell the story of our planet's creation. What You See Here Is Out There introduces students to the five big questions asked by Earth scientists. The Man Who Knew a Mountain takes a look at how obsidian from the Medicine Lake volcano became part of the exhibit. Expeditions explains how museum expeditions sought the answers to the fi
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Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites
This Web site, created to complement the Hall of Meteorites, looks at these fallen rocks and what they tell scientists about the formation of stars and planets.
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Rock Deformation Gallery
This gallery of online resources is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The Rock Deformation Gallery, part of the Earth: Inside and Out seminar, features: Illustrations from the Hall of Planet Earth, which has two informative overviews - Deformed Rocks and Deforming Rocks in the Laboratory: Deformed Marble Cylinders;Deformed Conglomerate in the Hall of Planet Earth, which has three annota
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Rock Dating Gallery
This gallery of online resources is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The Rock Dating Gallery, part of the Earth: Inside and Out seminar, features: Illustrations from the Hall of Planet Earth, which has two informative overviews; Dating Rocks with Radioactivity and Telling Time Precisely: Stillwater Gabbro, which has two images of this rock from the Stillwater Complex in Montana and a v
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Embedding enterprise in the curriculum
This presentation discusses the pioneering approach to the embedding of enterprise in the curriculum through people and pedagogy
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Economics for Marketing
What is this module about? To develop knowledge and understanding of the concepts and theories in economics that underpins consumer choice and market interactions. The lectures and seminars will explore the theories and empirical evidence regarding the choices made by consumers in the contemporary marketplace, and how these choices are shaped and influenced. Objectives On completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Examine the key theories of behaviour and economic decision making
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Centennial of murder that triggered World War One
Sarajevo marks the centennial of the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that triggered World War One. Gavino Garay reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters ha
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Professor Jane McAdam - Australian refugee policies
In recent times Australia has introduced a range of refugee policies focussed on stopping the arrival of refugees by boat. What are these policies and are they lawful? Video 4 in the series "Refugees - Rights, Protection and Policies" Understanding the international legal obligations that Australia has to refugees and asylum seekers is crucial when it comes to separating myths from facts in contemporary Australian debates. In this series Professor Jane McAdam goes behind the headlines, defines
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In Conversation: Kelly Richardson
Curator Kelly Gordon talks with artist Kelly Richardson, whose work, "Exiles of the Shattered Star," 2006, appears in Part 1 of the Hirshhorn's two part exhibition, "The Cinema Effect".
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Index to Dynamic Earth Warmups
This website, developed for the Dynamic Earth course at Winona State University, describes a long list of warm-up activities regarding several different subjects. Subjects include, minerals, igneous rocks, volcanism, weathering, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, geologic time, earthquakes, internal ...
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45. The Afternoon Nap (Intermediate)
Learn Italian with Podcasts! Our dear friend Maria from New York asks: "Is it true that in Italy all shops close during lunch break?" - "And is it true that during the afternoon break Italians love to take a nice nap?" -- Dear Maria, the answer to both questions is yes! On this episode we'll [...]
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Phrasebook #7: Sightseeing & Entertainment
Gianni, one of the most active LearnItalianPod VIP members, sent us a terrific email. He says: "Jane and Massimo, I love your podcasts! It makes learning Italian so much fun, and easier than any other method I've tried, and I've tried many! - Now, I have a request: how about some useful words and sentences [...]
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5. An Unexpected Encounter (Upper Intermediate)
Here's what our VIP Subscriber Amanda has to say about this new Upper Intermediate Level Series: "I just love this new series. That's exactly what I needed. I can understand most of the Italian spoken on the series, and it is challenging enough to drive me on and keep me digging deeper into this [...]
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11. Goodnight My Love (Upper Intermediate)
Episode #11 of the "Upper-Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "Goodnight My Love". Italo is finally in his bedroom at the hotel in Venice, ready to go to bed. There's only one thing he needs to do right before falling asleep: calling his wife Lucia, ask her about her day, and wish her goodnight. Let's hear [...]
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