Fire of 1776 The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Martha J. New York was the only American city to remain under British military occupation for nearly the entire Revolutionary War, and it suffered more physical damage than any other city. Just after midnight on September 21, a fire broke out in the Fighting Cocks Tavern on Whitehall Street and quickly spread uptown and by 2 a.m. had consumed Trinity Church. The Biology Corner Mendelian inheritance Gregor Mendel, the German-speaking Augustinian monk who founded the modern science of genetics. Mendelian inheritance was initially derived from the work of Gregor Johann Mendel published in 1865 and 1866 which was re-discovered in 1900. It was initially very controversial. When Mendel's theories were integrated with the chromosome theory of inheritance by Thomas Hunt Morgan in 1915, they became the core of classical genetics. History The laws of inheritance were derived by Gregor Mendel, a nineteenth-century Austrian monk conducting hybridization experiments in garden peas (Pisum sativum). Between 1856 and 1863, he cultivated and tested some 5,000 pea plants. Mendel's conclusions were largely ignored. Mendel's findings allowed other scientists to predict the expression of traits on the basis of mathematical probabilities. Mendel's laws Mendel discovered that when crossing purebred white flower and purple flower plants, the result is not a blend. Mendelian trait
Bright Ideas That Work What's even better than a bright idea? A bright idea that works! Educators from across the country have discovered excellent ways to tackle some common classroom stumbling blocks. Below are their step-by-step suggestions on how to handle issues like the fourth-grade slump or the development of critical thinking skills. Essential Actions: 15 Research-based Practices to Increase EL Student Achievement In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Bright Ideas author Kristina Robertson offers an overview of WIDA's new Essential Actions handbook and shares a step-by-step process for using this valuable tool as part of a professional learning community focused meeting ELLs' academic language needs. Common Core and ELLs: Key Shifts in Language Arts and Literacy (Part II) The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy are rigorous, internationally benchmarked, and aligned with college and work expectations. Teaching Tips: Summer School for English Language Learners
good layman ecology books? | Ecology and the environment Depending on how narrowly you want to focus on ecology, several authors come to mind (kind of obvious) - Edward O. It might be a good idea to read stuff on the ecology of your own region, if you can, stuff you can go out and see for yourself. Your local nature center might have some. And you can't go wrong with Darwin. If you've read The Beak of the Finch, then you have to read Voyage of the Beagle. It's the least technical Darwin's stuff.
FDNY A History Over three hundred years ago, American firefighting consisted of four volunteers and their buckets of water. In 1648, New Amsterdam Governor Peter Stuyvesant appointed four fire wardens to patrol the area between the streets, inspect chimneys to be sure they had been swept properly, and to enforce the ban on wooden chimneys. Fire fighting and city politics have been intertwined ever since Stuyvesant shrewdly split these warden appointments between two Dutchmen and two Englishmen. In 1657, a log cabin fire prompted New Amsterdam's Dutch colonists to establish a group of eight night watchmen, whose duty was to wander the streets after dark, looking for fires or suspicious individuals. Officially, the watchmen were called the "Rattle Watch" because of the wooden rattles they carried to sound a fire alarm, but the town's people simply referred to them as the "Prowlers." In 1664, the English took over New Amsterdam, renaming it New York.
ENSI/SENSI: Evolution/Nat.of Sci.Home Page 19 February 2017 ATTENTION, FILMMAKERS! A chance to make a film about evolution and win a prize! Scientists and science educators of all stripes -- students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators -- are invited to enter the Seventh Annual Evolution Video Competition, sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action. To enter, please submit a video that explains a fun fact, key concept, compelling question, or exciting area of evolution research in three minutes or less. The finalists will be screened at the Evolution 2017 meeting in Portland, Oregon. For information about the contest, visit:
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