Make an Alarm!
After reading the story "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary, students create an alarm system for something in the classroom, just as the main character Leigh does to protect his lunchbox from thieves. Students learn about alarms and use their creativity to devise an alarm system to protect their lockers, desk, or classroom door. Note: this activity can also be done without reading "Dear Mr. Henshaw."
Author(s): Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,

Go with the Flow
Students gain an understanding of the difference between electrical conductors and insulators, and experience recognizing a conductor by its material properties. In a hands-on activity, students build a conductivity tester to determine whether different objects are conductors or insulators. In another activity, students use their understanding of electrical properties to choose appropriate materials to design and build their own basic circuit switch.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

Physics of Roller Coasters
Students explore the physics utilized by engineers in designing today’s roller coasters, including potential and kinetic energy, friction, and gravity. First, students learn that all true roller coasters are completely driven by the force of gravity and that the conversion between potential and kinetic energy is essential to all roller coasters. Second, they also consider the role of friction in slowing down cars in roller coasters. Finally, they examine the acceleration of roller coaster cars
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

Six Minutes of Terror
This lesson discusses how each component of a spacecraft is specifically designed so that a rover can land safely in six minutes. Also, students will learn how common, everyday materials and technology, like nylon, polyester and airbags, are used in space-age technology.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

Strum Along
Music and sound are two different concepts that share much in common. Determining the difference between the two can sometimes be difficult due to the subjective nature of deciding what is or is not music. The goal of this activity is to take something constructed by students, that would be normally classified as just sound and have the class work together to make what can be perceived to be music. Students will construct a basic stringed instrument made of a shoebox and rubber bands. This activ
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

Ocean Water Desalination
Students learn about the techniques engineers have developed for changing ocean water into drinking water, including thermal and membrane desalination. They begin by reviewing the components of the natural water cycle. They see how filters, evaporation and/or condensation can be components of engineering desalination processes. They learn how processes can be viewed as systems, with unique objects, inputs, components and outputs, and sketch their own system diagrams to describe their own desalin
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

The Boxes Go Mobile
To display the results from the previous activity, each student designs and constructs a mobile that contains a duplicate of his or her original box, the new cube-shaped box of the same volume, the scraps that are left over from the original box, and pertinent calculations of the volumes and surface areas involved.
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

River Flow Rate
In this activity, students utilize their understanding and feel for flow rate from the Faucet Flow Rate activity to estimate the flow rate in a local river. The objective is for students to relate laboratory experiment results to the environment. Students will then use the Engineering Our Water Living Lab (accessible through TeachEngineering.com) to determine the actual flow rate data for their chosen river. They will compare their estimate with the actual flow rate. Note: for this activity to b
Author(s): Teach Engineering Living Laboratories,

Pointing at Maximum Power for PV
Student teams measure voltage and current in order to determine the power output of a photovoltaic (PV) panel. They vary the resistance in a simple circuit connected to the panel to demonstrate the effects on voltage, current, and power output. After collecting data, they calculate power for each resistance setting, creating a graph of current vs. voltage, and indentifying the maximum power point.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

We've Got the Power
In this lesson, students will research various sources of renewable energy. They will discover how each source can be used to generate electricity, the potential benefits and drawbacks of each and which source might best power their home or school. This lesson can be completed in 1-2 class periods.
Author(s): Molly Leifeld

Our sun
This informational piece, part of a series about the future of energy, describes the structure of the sun and the reactions taking place there. Students view a diagram of the four layers that make up the sun and review their characteristics. The energy of the sun results from fusion, which is described in a three-step process. The sun's role in the food chain explains the tremendous need for light and heat from the sun. Other information includes the age of the sun and an estimation of its lifes
Author(s): Iowa Public Television. Explore More Project

Are You An Energy Efficient Consumer?
This activity engages students in learning about ways to become energy efficient consumers. Students examine how different countries and regions around the world use energy over time as reflected in night light levels. They then track their own energy use, identify ways to reduce their individual energy consumption, and explore how community choices impact the carbon footprint.
Author(s): Creator not set

The 13 Clocks
This video version of The 13 Clocks by James Thurber includes text, narration, and pictures.  It is listed on the CoreStandards.org website as part of the suggested reading material for grades 2-3.  (10:00)
Author(s): No creator set

First African-American ASB President Gives Keynote Address for Black History Month
Nic Lott, the first African-American Associated Student Body President opened the University's Black History Month's events with a keynote address to students, faculty, staff and community members in the Union recently. For more Black History Month events visit - http://events.olemiss.edu/events/index.php?com=searchresult. Video by Mary Stanton.
Author(s): No creator set

Using optical fibres, very high data rates (gigabits per second and higher) can be transmitted over long distances (tens of kilometres) without amplifiers or regenerators. As a consequence, optical fibre has completely superseded copper wires as the primary medium for cabled transmission over long distances. Until recently, however, optical fibre has been used less in LANs, where twisted-pair copper cable has been dominant. Similarly, fibre has been slow to penetrate the access network, from
Author(s): The Open University

Evaluating Expressions 1
This is a very brief video clip about Evaluating Expressions, Part 1. (01:40)
Author(s): No creator set

Big Ideas for Geograph
ideas for projects involving either the Geograph Website, or the Geograph Image Archive
Author(s): Barry Hunter

Catholic Mass - 2/12/2012 (Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Duke Catholic Center's Celebration of the Eucharist Father Matthew Monnig, SJ, presiding Fr. Michael Martin, OFM http://catholic.duke.edu Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Service begins @ 7:15 Homily begins @ 23:07 Scripture: First Reading: Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 Psalm 31: I Put My Life in Your Hands (43) Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 Gospel: Mark 1:40-45 Hymns (from the the Gather hymnal, ©1994): Processional Hymn: Lift Up Your Hearts (558) Offertory Hymn: Take Up Your Cross (698
Author(s): No creator set

This is the first of a series of videos where we will follow developers as they take the steps to give their Windows Phone applications make-overs. Our first guinea pig is Mangesh Deshpande and he needed some design tips and tweaks to take his app, "Meal Nirvana" to the next level. He met with our design team and resident expert, Arturo Toledo and has begun the redesign work. We will check back with Mangesh eve
Author(s): Laura Foy

PREMIER SÉMINAIRE INTERNATIONAL SANKORÉ DE RECHERCHE UNIVERSITAIRE SUR LA PÉDAGOGIE NUMÉRIQUE

Conférence-Débat : INSERM / SANKORE : ZOOM SUR LES NEUROSCIENCES
Que disent les neurosciences sur l’Education numérique ?

Les nouveaux médias viennent concurrencer les outils traditionnels de la transmission des savoirs et du développement des capacités cognitives.
Dans un domaine où l'innovation est constante, la recherche devient rapidement obsolète.
Author(s): No creator set