Cost Comparisons
Students learn about the many types of expenses associated with building a bridge. Working like engineers, they estimate the cost for materials for a bridge member of varying sizes. After making calculations, they graph their results to compare how costs change depending on the use of different materials (steel vs. concrete). They conclude by creating a proposal for a city bridge design based on their findings.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

Windstorm
In this activity, students will learn about how tornadoes are formed and what they look like. By creating a water vortex in a soda bottle, they will get a first-hand look at tornadoes.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

Lost in the Amazon
The Lost in the Amazon curricular unit is a series of minds-on and hands-on engineering activities based in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Motivated by an adventurous theme, students discover, learn and apply the following: 1) Classification of Plants and Insects; 2) General Categorizing Skills; 3) Process Skills: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking; 4) Scientific Testing and Experimentation; 5) Properties of Materials The investigative, exploratory and problem solving nature of Lost in the

Straining out the Dirt
In this activity, students build a water filter with activated carbon, cotton and other materials to remove chocolate powder from water.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

Improving West Corridor Design
This lesson uses the FasTracks Living Lab, a web portal to interactive train (transit) traffic data for a major metropolitan city. In this lesson, students will first evaluate whether a particular section of the transit system is functioning in an efficient manner and whether it is meeting design requirements. Then, students will suggest design improvements and evaluate whether they make a positive impact on the performance of the transit system. Throughout this lesson, students will work with r
Author(s): Teach Engineering Living Laboratories,

"Yes we can!" is back -- immigration activists hit White House
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Dozens of immigration activists gather outside to thank U.S. President Barack Obama for his executive order and chant "Yes we can!" Justin Mitchell reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More 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, fina
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Launching a new venture
What strategies can entrepreneurs adopt to help them weather the current economic storm? John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice, has researched entrepreneurial ventures and offers some valuable insights

NMR tutorial
The introduction to this site provides an entry-level introductions to NMR in a text + figures format. The site also contains two example structure elucidation problems using NMR. IR and MS data complete with hints and answers. Although the molecules are pretty simple, the examples do a good job of illustrating the structure elucidation process. The site also has data for 5 more complex structure determination problems.
Author(s): Dekek Bogdal, Politechnika Krakowska

3 Work on your own mathematics
This unit focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.
Author(s): The Open University

This unit focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.
Author(s): The Open University

1 Forces for development
This unit focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.
Author(s): The Open University

References
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment and humankind. This unit will look at interactions between plants, animals and the physical and chemical environment, as well as considering ways in which humans have altered, and are altering this environment. These changes have health implications that are not always immediately obvious. Frequently, we initiate changes that are going to have their ef
Author(s): The Open University

Next steps
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment and humankind. This unit will look at interactions between plants, animals and the physical and chemical environment, as well as considering ways in which humans have altered, and are altering this environment. These changes have health implications that are not always immediately obvious. Frequently, we initiate changes that are going to have their ef
Author(s): The Open University

This stage of the framework is about keeping track of your progress. Are you using number effectively for your purposes? How do you know? Could you have done things differently: made use of different tools (such as software packages) or facilities, taken more advantage of tutorials, training sessions or local expertise, or recognised that such support would have helped you?

Monitoring your own performance and progress needs practice; try to stand back and look at what you are doing as i
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math song (place value to the millions)
Mr. R.'s math song about numbers in the millions- have your students try to say the challenges in the millions! See more of Mr. R.'s free math and science re...
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Ask a Rabbi: What is Passover? (2:24)
In this video, viewers learn why Passover is the celebration of the liberation of the ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt. They left Egypt, crossing the Red Sea into the Sinai desert to Mount Sinai to receive the Torah and founded Israel. This is an easy to understand video that moves slowly and provides a good understanding of the practices and reasons for the celebration.
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Pesach: The Story and the Holiday (Passover)
A description of the story of Pesach and a brief overview of how the holiday is celebrated. Pesach (Passover)  Pesach is an eight-day holiday that celebrates the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt and our freedom from oppression in modern days. This is a slow moving video of ten minute duration that clearly explains the background of the celebration and the individuals involved. The images are difficult to understand at times. A good video for all ages and easy to follow.
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Aristotle on the good life
Video is first one on the column at the left of the opening page. This is a 29 minute video that discusses what makes life worth living. The video tells that history of Aristotle and his interest in nature and why he was different than other philosophers of his time. This video stresses ethics and the problems of the character of life. It may be to complex for some students. A good video to use for teaching the Declaration of Independence, too.
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