The State of the Nation's Ecosystems
This Web site is provided by the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment -- "a nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy." The State of the Nation's Ecosystems is a comprehensive report prepared by "experts from businesses, environmental organizations, universities, and federal, state, and local government agencies," intended for "decision makers, opinion leaders, and informed citizens who seek an auth
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Dream Anatomy Learning Station
This Web site contains the educational materials for Dream Anatomy, a new exhibit at the National Library of Medicine. Viewable online, the exhibit offers a somewhat macabre but undeniably fascinating survey of changes in anatomical representation over the last five centuries. Recently added to the main Dream Anatomy Web site, Learning Station provides lesson plans and activities intended for 6-12 graders. The material can be used exhibit or its online version. The lesson plans titled Beginnings
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Solving a problem
This informational piece, part of a series about the future of energy, introduces students to a three-stage process for problem solving. The three stages are identify the problem, test the solutions, and evaluate the results. A student tip sheet explains each stage and enables students to work through the processes in a step-by-step manner while seeing how the information is tied together. A graphic organizer provides students with an opportunity to evaluate the problem-solving solutions they ha
Author(s): Iowa Public Television. Explore More Project

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Dams
Through eight lessons, students are introduced to many facets of dams, including their basic components, the common types (all designed to resist strong forces), their primary benefits (electricity generation, water supply, flood control, irrigation, recreation), and their importance (historically, currently and globally). Through an introduction to kinetic and potential energy, students come to understand how dams generate electricity. They learn about the structure, function and purpose of loc
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Heredity Mix ’n Match
Students randomly select jelly beans (or other candy) that represent genes for several human traits such as tongue-rolling ability and eye color. Then, working in pairs (preferably of mixed gender), students randomly choose new pairs of jelly beans from those corresponding to their own genotypes. The new pairs are placed on toothpicks to represent the chromosomes of the couple’s offspring. Finally, students compare genotypes and phenotypes of parents and offspring for all the “couples” in
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

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Electronics - Tutorial
An encyclopedic collection of descriptions of electronics circuitry and principles to introduce or reacquaint readers with a wide variety of concepts. The site is very well organized to access the information needed. In addition to passive and active components, electricity and magnetism are also described.
Author(s): Wayne Storr

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Principal Component Analysis
This site provides an introduction to principal component analysis, beginning with a glossary of important terms before taking the reader through the process of completing a principal component analysis. One limitation to the site is its reliance on Minitab and SPSS for calculations. Users without access to these programs can reproduce the calculations using other software packages, such as the freeware program R. Prior knowledge of basic statistics is assumed; thus, the site is most appropriate
Author(s): Alan Fielding

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Fundamental measurement PowerPoint
This site contains good images of basic general chemistry lab equipment and how to use them to make measurements (graduated cylinders, burets, thermometers, and balances). It could be useful for introducing students to laboratory work and measurements.
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Bragg's Law and Diffraction
This site presents an introduction to Bragg\'s Law of Diffraction, along with how diffraction of x-rays provides information on atoms in crystalline material. An Applet allows the user to vary the wavelength and angle of incidence of radiation to a surface, along with the distance between layers of the material to demonstrate the conditions necessary for constructive interference, or a Bragg\'s condition. The derivation of Bragg’s law is also explained.
Author(s): Konstantin Lukin

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A Case of the Wobbles: Finding Extra Solar Planets
Students plot and analyze NASA data to determine the period of an invisible planet orbiting a wobbling star.
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Frogs
Lesson plan with word search activity which aims to teach children about the metamorphosis and development of an amphibian from tadpole to frog.
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You Again? Reintroducing and Introducing Species
This BioBulletin Web site takes an in-depth look at the work involved in reintroducing and introducing species. The site includes text, videos, photographs, and interviews with key scientists. What Is Being Moved and Why? outlines the three motives for relocating members of a species for release into the wild.
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SEM Ground Spider Interactive
This interactive look at a ground spider's anatomy has 30 close-up images taken using the high-resolution technology of a scanning electron microscope (SEM). By mousing over the labeled images, students can see both the dorsal and ventral views.
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OSU Cascades
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Essential Tremor - Station and Gait Exam - Gait Sub-exam - Patient 12
The patient is a 70-year-old Caucasian female who first noticed voice and head tremor about 15 years ago. She has had a gradual progression of this tremor that now causes her head to shake, her voice to tremor and her bilateral arm to tremor. The tremor is most noticed when the limbs maintain a posture or are in motion. Her writing is affected especially when she attempts to write small. Fine motor tasks have become more effortful as the years have passed. The tremor is worsened by fatigue. She
Author(s): John C. Pearson, PhD

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Next steps
What is your experience of work and what did you learn from this experience? This unit will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.
Author(s): The Open University

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7.6 Have you got a project coming up that requires a new skill?
What is your experience of work and what did you learn from this experience? This unit will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.
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3.7.2 Finding a mentor
What is your experience of work and what did you learn from this experience? This unit will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.
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Is There Hope for Liberty in Our Lifetime?
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Survival Ecology Hamburger Harmonics
A man conducts an experiment in survival ecology with a house plant as he describes, in a voiceover, how he butchers beef in a slaughterhouse. In his demonstration, the man trims leaves from a plant, cuts them into pieces, burns them, and then plants them in a pot. The man then steps back, doffs his lab coat and gloves, and dons a sports coat and a bow tie. At this point in the soundtrack, the man concludes his description of the butchering process and begins to reflect on his personal response
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