How much money do I have?
Students will play any of the following games to practice counting money and making change. Once completed, students will be able to apply these skills on a worksheet that will be turned in.
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The purpose of this resource is to have students learn to use the hydrology instruments and collect the hydrology data accurately. In the classroom, students practice using the instruments or kits for protocols, exploring the range of measurements and sources of variation and error.
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Illustrating Hillslope Diffusion with Physical and Numerical Models
In this lab exercise, students use hillslope evolution to examine how numerical theories are developed, how we might test this theory with an analog model, how numerical models are constructed and the limitations of numerical modeling. They do this by collecting hillslope data, constructing a model, ...
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USGS Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations: Frequency Curves
This 21-page pdf file is Book 4, Chapter A2 of a series of manuals on techniques and procedures for planning and executing specialized work in water-resources investigations. It describes procedures for preparing frequency curves from samples of hydrologic data. It also discusses the theory of frequency curves, compares advantages of graphical and mathematical fitting, suggests methods of describing graphically defined frequency curves analytically, and emphasizes the correct interpretations of
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Water Quality Acquisition
In this activity, students visit two sites to practice their field water sample collection and water quality assessment skills. They use a vertical well-water sampler and downhole water quality probes to measure groundwater conductivity, pH, and temperature at different depths in a landfill. Collected water conductivity data is contoured to map the distribution of a contaminant plume. Students then study acid mine drainage by using water quality meters to compare pH and conductivity values up an
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Ensemble theory; noninteracting classical and quantum systems; cluster expansion for interacting systems, many body quantum mechanics, phase transitions, scaling, renormalisation; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; Boltzmann transport equation
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Transportation
The objective is to get insight and practice in the design and use of mathematical models for the estimation of transport demand in the framework of major strategic transportation planning. The course consists of a number of lectures and several exercises in OmniTRANS.
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Stochastic Evolution Equati
The lectures are at a beginning graduate level and assume only basic familiarity with Functional Analysis and Probability Theory. Topics covered include: Random variables in Banach spaces: Gaussian random variables, contraction principles, Kahane-Khintchine inequality, Andersonâ€™s inequality. Stochastic ...
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Inference for Proportions Activity
This activity provides practice for constructing confidence intervals and performing hypothesis tests. In addition, it stresses interpretation of confidence intervals and comparison and application of results in context.
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Sensory Perception and Communication in Electric Fish
This exercise provides practice in a number of important general animal behavior techniques such as maintenance of freshwater aquaria, the use of an oscilloscope and other electronic devises for behavioral recording, and the taxonomic identification of fish.
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Species Diversity, Island Biogeography, and the Design of Nature Reserves
This field and laboratory investigation is an open-ended exercise designed to test predictions from island biogeography theory using various-sized fragments of leaf litter arthropod communities as "island" systems. Litter islands are constructed in a deciduous forest and students collect samples of leaf litter and extract arthropods using the Berlese Funnel technique. After arthropods are collected, students learn identification techniques, compute diversity indices, construct dominance-diversit
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The Evolution of Cooperative Behavior
In this exercise students investigate the possibility of cooperative behavior to arise among unrelated individuals even in the presence of selfish individuals or individuals that do not care for the well- being of other organisms with which they interact. Is it possible for individuals to obtain the benefits of mutual cooperation but at the same time protect themselves from cheaters? Students play a game among themselves where they use a number of different strategies that are either cooperative
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Thermoregulation in Vertebrates Studied by Telemetry
This exercise, which is adaptable for introductory biology students or advanced physiology classes, uses a simple radio telemetry system for measuring body temperature from unrestrained and undisturbed animals. The advantages of this system over traditional probe-type thermometers are enormous. The laboratory will include practice in calibration of the transmitters, instruction in inserting the transmitter into the animals, and experience in interpreting the data obtained.
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Using Chromosome Kits to Assemble Human Karyotypes
This exercise provides a hands on introduction to the preparation of human karyotypes. Students practice karyotype preparation using Biophotos of normal male and female chromosome smears. The students then prepare a karyotype using a Biophoto of chromosomes from a Down syndrome individual or from a Down syndrome carrier.
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Siberian Expedition: Wrangel Island
This Web site chronicles an AMNH research expedition in 1998 to Siberia's Wrangel Island to collect woolly mammoth bones and test the theory that lethal disease caused the mammal's extinction.
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Video Gallery: What Is Space?
This online video gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. What Is Space?, part of the Frontiers in Physical Science seminar, is available in broadband and modem formats and with a printable PDF transcript. The video explains how Einstein's General Theory of Relativity changed the way we look at space.
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