Starting Out With Earth History
This activity asks students to place 6-10 events in Earth history on a timeline, first working in small groups and then as a class. Then, through questions, important points such as how certain events are dated, where humanity fits in, and so forth, can be brought up. The Starting Point website builds a context for the exercise by detailing the learning goals, teaching notes and materials (downloadable), and additional resources.
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Carbon Dioxide Exercise
In this activity, students work in groups, plotting carbon dioxide concentrations over time on overheads. They are asked to estimate, from their plots, the rate of change over five years. This Starting Point site details the carbon dioxide activity and highlights its learning goals and context, downloadable teaching materials, and additional links to references and resources.
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NEXRAD National Mosaic Reflectivity Images
The NEXRAD National Mosaic Reflectivity site allows users to search for reflectivity images by date. Daily images are available for 1 April 1995 to 18 April 1997, and hourly images are available for 19 April 1997 to 22 March 2004. The images are clickable maps that allows users to zoom in and out of the United States reflectivity images.
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Linkage and Arms Control
Henry Kissinger, U.S. national security adviser from 1969 to 1973 and then secretary of state until 1977, was the dominant figure in creating the foreign policy of the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford administrations. This video segment deals with the concept of "linkage": interlocking U.S. arms-control negotiations with leveraging Soviet behavior and policy. Kissinger's interview conducted for War and Peace in the Nuclear Age: "One Step Forward" touches on points contained in his blueprint for de
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Ganapati: A Spirit in the Bush
'Ganapati' examines the issues of cruelty to animals, focusing on the treatment of elephants. Sections were filmed on location in Kenya, India, and Thailand. Much reference is made to the respect paid to elephants by some spiritual practices, where they are considered to be deities. Older moving image footage is incorporated, which shows a circus elephant being killed, and performing elephants in film, television advertisements, and nature shows. A variety of text sources are quoted in the form
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Volcano Saga
Based on a thirteenth-century Icelandic myth, 'Volcano Saga' recounts the tales of a young woman (portrayed by Tilda Swinton) whose dreams foretell the future.
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Curso Cero para Economía (spanish)
Materiales didácticos on-line para preparar el estudio de un curso de introducción a la Economía, especialmente para estudiantes de ciencias sociales.
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History's Warming
An ancient global warming episode drastically changed the planet. Life on Earth needed 200,000 years to recover. What we're headed for in the next century could be even bigger.
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Evolution of High-Throughput Data
Approaches to gene therapy and computational models. Lecture from the Women in Bioinformatics series. Tina M. Hernandez-Boussard, Ph.D. Scientific Curator, Computational Biologist, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine. PharmGKB at Stanford University.
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Black Smokers: Life Forms
This educational web site features life forms of deep sea hydrothermal systems. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers a brief introduction of the community and then focuses on Vestimentiferan tube worms, Vescomyid clams, and Bathymodiolid mussels. The site includes interactive games, teacher resources, a glossary, and more.
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WebMapper Presentations
This mirror site for NOAA's World Data Center (WDC) for Paleoclimatology offers Java applets on annual records of tropical systems (ARTS) and WDC data on coral, sclerosponge, ice core, plant microfossil, pollen, and tree rings. Each animation displays summary information (e.g., site name, investigator, latitude, longitude (in decimal degrees), place, altitude, the number of samples, variables, radiocarbon dates, species, date ranges, etc.); as well as the publications associated with the site; d
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It's an ad!
How do marketers target kids -- and how can we teach kids to know the difference between advertising and fact? These websites provide strategies to build critical thinking skills for media literate kids.
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Becoming an online teacher
For even the most experienced classroom teacher, teaching online requires a thoughtful transition to the new environment.
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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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Whatzzzup-Stream?
In this set of exercises, students will study rivers and waterways around them by using the Internet, maps, and their knowledge of local landscapes. The students will use an EPA Web site to investigate what is upstream and downstream of them. They will also look at graphs of flow in familiar river locations on a live U.S. Geological Survey Web site. Using small rocks and a washbasin, students will build a model that leads to extending their understanding of streams in different geographic locati
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Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making, Fall 2003
This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, taken from the disciplines of artificial intelligence and operations research. Reasoning paradigms include logic and deduction, heuristic and constraint-based search, model-based reasoning, planning and execution, reasoning under uncertainty, and machine learning. Optimization
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Communication Systems Engineering, Spring 2003
Introduces the fundamentals of digital communications and networking. Topics covered include elements of information theory, sampling and quantization, coding, modulation, signal detection and system performance in the presence of noise. Study of data networking includes multiple access, reliable packet transmission, routing and protocols of the internet. Concepts discussed in the context of aerospace communication systems: aircraft communications, satellite communications, and deep space commun
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De energie van de toekomst
At the end of this unit: You can formulate a point of view on environmental issues When performing this task: you have to retrieve the main thought. you have to assess statements about the text. you have to identify arguments supporting and opposing
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Hispaniolan Ground Iguana--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Hispaniolan Ground Iguana. The Hispaniolan ground iguana is a sizeable, robust iguana, easily recognized by the enlarged spiny scales that wrap in transverse rings around the tail, and by its highly distinctive coloration. Students will enjoy the close up shots of this amazing reptile in its natural environment. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the cl
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Carotid Stenosis Part 1
In this module, you will learn about cerebral vascular occlusive disease and its relation to symptoms. Clinical history: WISE-MD is a required, case-based, multidisciplinary, self-study online resource within the surgery clerkship. It is employed 1) as a model that provides core surgical knowledge, decision-making, intellectual aspects of skills, and professional competency, and 2) a primer for operating room experiences. In actual use it consists of 2 parts: Part 1 is an enactment of the patien
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