We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents

In this National Geographic lesson, students will use National Geographic's Yellowstone internet module to learn about the processes that drive geysers. The activity involves learning about hydrothermal vents and uniquely adapted animals that live near the vents with the aid of pictures and maps. The activity concludes with an opportunity to create an aquarium exhibit which showcases some of these animals and their special adaptations. The website also includes related links and extensions for t

Environmental Catalyst Module

In the Environmental Catalysis Module, a joint project with the Institute for Environmental Catalysis at Northwestern University, students learn what a catalyst is and become aware of the use of catalysis to promote environmental protection. Besides introducing the concept of catalysis, the module also focuses other issues such as catalytic selectivity, specificity, poisoning, condition optimization, and waste minimization. The first activity of the module introduces the concept of catalysis in

Visualizing Cultures

Visualizing Cultures opens a window on modern times by wedding popular images and scholarly commentary in ways that were not technologically possible until recently. Focusing to date on Japan and Asia in the modern world, these units enable users to “see” historical moments as they were actually depicted for mass audiences at the time from various national, cultural, racial, ideological, and individual perspectives. The graphics themselves also reflect the evolving nature of different medium

GoNU.TV Game Recap - Men's Basketball vs. Delaware - February 15, 2011

Jawan Carter scored 22 points to lead Delaware to a 72-66 win over Northeastern in Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball action on Tuesday night at Matthews Arena. Chaisson Allen led the Huskies with 20 points and four steals and Kauri Black notched a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Neither team ever had a double-digit lead in a game that featured eight ties and 11 lead changes. The Huskies (9-18, 5-11 CAA) were up by four early on, but the Fightin' Blue Hens (12-14, 7-9)

Ask a Mac Expert: What does the Egyptian uprising mean for the region?

Robert O'Brien, professor and chair of McMaster's Political Science Department, talks about the potential for more unrest in the Middle East due to the Egyptian uprising.

Big City Sleep

A group of UCL students joined volunteers from other London universities to sleep rough for a night in Spitalfields Market to raise money for Action for Brazil's Children (ABC) Trust.
Film by UCL student Jacob Harbord.
Further information:
http://www.uclunion.org/volunteers/
http://www.abctrust.org.uk/

Visual Basic Threads and Semaphores Lab

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The module is a lab assignment to help you better understand the very basics of Microsoft Visual Basic threads and semaphores.

Some Rig

Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications

The book, Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications, presented in the following pages represents over twenty years of experience in teaching the material contained therein. The high price of textbooks and a desire to customize course material for my own needs caused me to write this material. This Web text and associated exercises is a continuing project. Check back often for updates.

Lactic Acid Bacteria

This on-line exercise is focused on lactic acid bacteria, a group of related bacteria that produce lactic acid as a result of carbohydrate fermentation. It includes a protocol for the enrichment of lactic acid bacteria from enriched samples (like yogurt, sauerkraut, decaying plant matter, and tooth plaque). Three parameters are measured: growth, culture diversity, and pH. The exercise also includes instructions for the isolation of some of these bacteria by using the streak-plate method.

Computational Biology: Bioinformatics Unit

This site features an undergraduate Computational Biology course as part of the Red Layer Microbial Observatory (RLMO) Project's Original Waksman/NSF supported courses and workshops. The course is offered as part of RLMO's education and outreach in order to better prepare students in the widely-applicable field of computational biology. Unit outlines, the syllabus, the project, and presentations and manuscripts about this curriculum can all be downloaded on site. Units include using NCBI, using

Midpoint Theorem (Coordinate Geometry)

An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate how to find the midpoint of a line segment when the coordinates of the endpoints are given. The applet has two points on a Cartesian plane. As the user drags either point it continuously recalculates the midpoint of the line segment defined by them. The midpoint is shown both on the plane and as a continuously changing formula. The grid, axis pointers and coordinates can be turned on and off. The midpoint calculation can be turned of

Line definition (Coordinate Geometry)

An interactive applet and associated web page that show the definition of a line in coordinate geometry. The applet has two points that the user can drag. The two points define a line, and the user can see how the line changes when the points are moved. The grid, axis pointers and coordinates can be turned on and off. The applet can be printed as it appears on the screen to make handouts. The web page has a full definition of a line when the coordinates of the points defining it are known, and h

Introduction to Coordinate Geometry

A web page that introduces the concepts behind coordinate geometry. Can be used as a reference for students to learn about the topic when away from class. Has links to other related pages that contain animated demonstrations. This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference Interactive Geometry textbook project at http://www.mathopenref.com.

Intersecting straight lines. (Coordinate Geometry)

An interactive applet and associated web page that show how to find the intersection of two straight lines, given the equation for each. The applet sows two lines defined by two pairs draggable points. As any point is dragged the equations for the lines are derived and the point of intersection calculated. The web page shows worked examples using various line slopes, equation forms and unusual conditions, such as one line being vertical. The grid, axis pointers and coordinates can be turned on a

Intercept (b) of a line (Coordinate Geometry)

An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the intercept (b) of a line. The applet has two points that define a line. As the user drags either point it continuously recalculates the intercept, the point where the line crosses the y-axis at x=0. Can be used in conjunction with the slope to derive the equation of a line. The grid, axis pointers and coordinates can be turned on and off. The intercept calculation can be turned off to permit class exercises and then turned back on

Horizontal line definition. (Coordinate Geometry)

An interactive applet and associated web page that show the definition of a horizontal line in coordinate geometry. The applet has two points that the user can drag which define a line. The line flagged when it is horizontal (slope=0) and the equation of the line is shown. The grid, details and coordinates can be turned on and off. The applet can be printed exactly as it appears on the screen to make handouts. The web page has a discussion on how to test for horizontal, the line equation and has

Equation of a line - point - slope form. (Coordinate Geometry)

An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the equation of a line in point-slope form. The user can move a slider that controls the slope, and can drag the point that defines the line. The graph changes accordingly and equation for the line is continuously recalculated with every slider and / or point move. The grid, axis pointers and coordinates can be turned on and off. The equation display can be turned off to permit class exercises and then turned back on the verify the a

Equation of a line - slope and intercept form. (Coordinate Geometry)

An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the equation of a line in coordinate geometry. The equation is in the form y=mx+b. The user can move two sliders that control a and b. The graph changes accordingly and equation for the line is continuously recalculated with every slider move. The grid, axis pointers and coordinates can be turned on and off. The equation display can be turned off to permit class exercises and then turned back on the verify the answers. The applet can

Distance between points

An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate how to find the distance between two points with given coordinates. The applet has two points on a Cartesian plane. As the user drags either point it continuously recalculates the distance between them. The distance is shown both on the plane and as a continuously changing formula. The grid, axis pointers and coordinates can be turned on and off. The distance calculation can be turned off to permit class exercises and then turned bac