Botanic Gardens as Environments for Learning
This is a report for teachers from a project looking at the educational opportunities offered by Botanic gardens. The work at King’s College London was funded by the National Science Foundation. The report provides background knowledge on why plants matter, on science concepts, on the roles of botanic gardens, on research on teaching about plants, and on types of visits and possible outcomes. Case studies show the variety of learning that pupils might gain from visits. The report ends with sug
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Methods: Observation
Professor Jerry Wellington provides a commentary on a sample chapter on observation from 'Research Methods in Early Childhood Education' by Mukherji and Albon. This chapter provides a helpful introduction to the use of observation, its historical background, different types of observation and some of the problematic issues involved in doing it - such as recording, reporting and the avoidance of bias.
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What is the Weather Song
This simple song and video poses the question "What is the Weather Today?".  The song is sung two times accompanied by images of various types of weather.  It is extremely short, but could be useful in an early childhood classroom as an introduction to discussing weather each day.

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Observe Precipitation
Water that falls from the sky is called precipitation. As one aspect of weather, precipitation such as rain or snow can affect your daily life. However, it is also a vital step in the water cycle, returning water from the atmosphere back to Earth's surface. In this video you will observe three different types of precipitation — rain, hail, and snow. Sound but no narration. Run time 01:00.
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12.110 Sedimentary Geology (MIT)
This course covers sediments in the rock cycle, production of sediments at the Earth's surface, physics and chemistry of sedimentary materials, and scale and geometry of near-surface sedimentary bodies, including aquifers. We will also explore topics like sediment transport and deposition in modern sedimentary environments, burial and lithification, survey of major sedimentary rock types, stratigraphic relationships of sedimentary basins, and evolution of sedimentary processes through geologic t
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Student experiences of enterprise education
This report outlines data collected from students across a broad range of subject areas across all Faculties of Leeds Met University. This data was generated in response to a questionnaire designed to obtain information on students experiences of enterprise education
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4.4.1 Measures of adiposity

The amount of lipid stored within the body – an individual's adiposity – can be indirectly measured. Body shape (e.g. ‘apple’ or ‘pear’ shapes), waist-to-hip ratio, waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) are all used to classify obesity and being overweight, although BMI is the most common. Everyone should aim to have a body weight within the normal range for their height. Slightly different ranges apply between populations due to different body shapes. It is worth noting t
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Virtual Maths - Shapes, Space and Measure, Theodolite Survey simulation
Simulation of using a thodolite to calculate the height of a building.
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Speak What We Feel (Not)
Professor Carol Rutter delivers her guest lecture at The Great Shakespeare Debate 2011: 'Speak What We Feel (Not)'.
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2.4 Obesity and brain reward systems

Very palatable foods, especially those high in fat and carbohydrate may be potent stimuli for neural pathways in the brain. Direct evidence for this idea has been found in recent studies of non-human animals. For example, it is known that many types of both natural (i.e. food, sex) and drug (e.g. cocaine or amphetamine, opiates, nicotine) rewards are able to stimulate activity within a brain pathway that innervates the ventral striatum at the base of the forebrain (Figure 8). The nerve cells
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21W.732-5 Introduction to Technical Communication: Explorations in Scientific and Technical Writing
This course is designed to help you develop skills that will enable you to produce clear and effective scientific and technical documents. We will focus on basic principles of good writing-which scientific and technical writing shares with other forms of writing-and on types of documents common in scientific and technical fields and organizations. While the emphasis will be on writing, oral communication of scientific and technical information will form an important component of the course, as w
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Diversity Law School Admissions and Student Panel
9th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference: Diversity Law School Admissions and Student Panel
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Khan Academy MCAT Prep - Memory
Khan Academy video tutorial series on memory. Includes 9 videos relevant to an introduction to memory (general psychology level of understanding).  Designed as preparation for the MCAT exam; also relevant as a general psychology course supplement.
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2014 Scholars Luncheon - Fred Lowrance
Queens University of Charlotte presents Fred Lowrance at the 2014 Scholars Luncheon.
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Honduran mother speaks of her deportation ordeal
The American dream comes to an abrupt end for a Honduran mother and daughter, deported back to the world's most violent city after a grueling journey to Texas for a shot at a better life. Mana Rabiee 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
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SITE INVESTIGATION
"Site Investigation" by C.R.I. Clayton, M.C. Matthews and N.E. Simons
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Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 5. Variation, Adaptation, and Natural Selecti
What causes variation among a population of living things? How can variation in one generation influence the next generation? In this session, variation in a population will be examined as the “raw material” upon which natural selection acts.,A teacher reflects on how important it is to correctly simplify difficult concepts for young children. For this you need strong background knowledge. She has a Ph.D. in cellular biology. She says that teaching 6th graders is difficult because you have
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4.6 Accretion power
The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active galaxies? How are they powered? This unit examines the different types of active galaxy and looks at the crucial role of the active galactic nucleus and the energy source at its heart.
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Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
Fundamentals of Program Evaluation familiarizes students in different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes, impact assessment, and cost analysis. Students gain practical experience through a series of exercises involving the design of a conceptual framework, development of indicators, analysis of computerized service statistics, and development of an evaluation plan to measure impact. This course cover
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Global Climates and Seasons. A Look at Temperature and Precipitation
Several factors affect a region's climate and the number and types of seasons it experiences. Here students explore colorful animations of annual changes in temperature and precipitation.
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