Viking Ship Design Challenge
In this design challenge, students learn about the Vikings from an engineering point-of-view. While investigating the history and anatomy of Viking ships, they learn how engineering solutions are shaped by the surrounding environment and availability of resources. Students apply this knowledge to design, build and test their own model Viking ships.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

Drifting Continents
This activity is a teacher-led demonstration of continental drift and includes a math worksheet for students involving the calculation of continental drift over time. Students will understand what continental drift is, why it occurs, and how earthquakes occur because of it.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies
Students apply the mechanical advantages and problem-solving capabilities of six types of simple machines (wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley) as they discuss modern structures in the spirit of the engineers and builders of the great pyramids. While learning the steps of the engineering design process, students practice teamwork, creativity and problem solving.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

Tower Investigation and the Egg
Towers have been a part of developed society for centuries. Towers serve a variety of purposes, from lookouts to cellular towers. In this activity student groups will build three types of towers, engineering them to hold an egg one foot high for 15 seconds.
Author(s): Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,

Light Plants and Dark Plants, Wet Plants and Dry Ones
Students plant sunflower seeds in plastic cups, and once germinated, these are exposed to different conditions of light levels and/or soil moisture contents. During exposure of the plants to these different conditions, students measure growth of the seedlings every few days using non-standard measurement (inch cubes). After a few weeks, they compare the growth of plants exposed to the different conditions, and make pictorial bar graphs that demonstrate these comparisons.
Author(s): Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,

Supplies
In this lesson, students will determine what supplies they will take with them to survive their trip through the Amazon. Students will use estimation and basic math skills to determine how much they can carry and what they can use to survive in the Amazon and how much they can carry until they reach their destination.

Testing the Caverns - Optional
This activity provides a fun, activity-based closure to the Asteroid Impact unit. Students build model caverns using paper mache or clay and bury them in a tray of sand. Next, they test the models by dropping balls onto them to simulate an asteroid hitting the earth. By molding paper mache around a balloon to form a dome, or around a small cardboard box to form a rectangular structure, students will be able to build their caverns.

Interfaith Service - URI's 20th Annual LGBTQ Symposium
URI's 20th Annual LGBTQ Symposium - Interfaith service following a talk by Bishop Gene Robinson.
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Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
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Environmental activist and businessperson Gary Hirshberg calls on individuals to realize their power to effect change in the marketplace â€” "the power of one" â€” while proving that environmental commitment makes for a healthier planet and a healthier bottom line.

Hirshberg, president and "CE-Yo" of Stonyfield Farm, Inc. â€” the world's largest organic yogurt company â€” discusses how business can both save the planet and deliver higher growth and superior profits.

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Vice-Chancellor's End of Year Review
Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick, takes a look back over the last year at Warwick including our success in the RAE, our research and international partnerships, student achievements and campus developments.
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Very few people study or work in complete isolation. Some courses now set projects and assignments that need to be completed in pairs or groups, either face-to-face or using econferencing. Even if your course does not formally require you to do this, working with others is an important part of your skills portfolio. Most jobs require you to work as part of a team, and employers value individuals who can demonstrate this.

In working on a work project or an assignment with others â€“ in p
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6.1.2 Using a screen reader with PDFs
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Author(s): The Open University

5.1.3 Keeping Microsoft up-to-date
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Author(s): The Open University

5.1 What is a computer virus?
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Author(s): The Open University

Often plans run into difficulties because of unforeseen problems or changing circumstances. For example you may be running over your deadlines, the resources or support you were expecting are unavailable to you, or your personal circumstances may have changed. Plans are only a means to an end, however. If you run into difficulties, take some time to think about what effect they will have on your plans, and what changes you may need to make to your overall strategy to achieve the outcomes you
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Open Classroom: Demography is Destiny 03-30-11 #4
Open Classroom Series 03-30-11 Demography is Destiny Can America Afford an Aging Society: Who will work? Who will pay taxes? Barry Bluestone and Deborah Banda
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The Clemson Area
Clemson students Tayler Easton and Adam Dorsam, along with Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management professor Denise Anderson, discuss what they love about the Clemson area.
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The Roots of Morality: Does Religion Play a Role or is the Tail Wagging the Dog?
Psychology Lecture Series 2011 Presented by Dr. Luke Galen
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Fostering Open Educational Practices
Fostering Open Educational Practices
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