Physics | 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999 Curiosity Cabinet Over the past 25 years I have accumulated a collection of various gizmos, devices, toys etc. which to me are excellent examples of scientific principles or things that you look at and you say "That's impossible!" except it's staring you in the face. In the hope that others may also find them interesting and with the help of two undergraduates, Jacy Lundberg and Omar Khan, we have created videos of many of the items in the collection. Jacy and Omar are currently seniors in the Boston College pre-medical program. In the olden days some people assembled what were known as curiosity cabinets.
Education trends and analysis from Vicki Davis classroom teacher Vicki Davis on EdutopiaNovember 3, 2015 The sixth annual Global Education Conference 2015 is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. This year’s conference will take place Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015. The entire conference is virtual and will take place online in webinar format. Sessions are held around the clock […] In A Story of a Young Life Turned Around by Great Teachers, Kevin Honeycutt shared, “I believe you can flip a kid on any given day in one hour.” Can self-publishing change everything? We’re not here to teach, we’re here to change lives. Teachers want to help students improve. You can add Google Drive to Microsoft Office now. How can we improve our lessons? Sketchnoting is big. Annotation, reflection, research! I love how the kids are inspired to be curious and investigate. We don’t just need genius hour. For more on Sketchnoting: How do you fill your students with wonder?
101 Killer Open Courseware Projects from Around the World: Ivy League and Beyond | The .Edu Toolbox How will you obtain a higher education? Some major headlines in 2009 already play on the fears about how to pay for a higher education. Press releases from colleges want to quell those fears about monies for college, and politicians have introduced legislation to make education more affordable. The desire to lure students into college is strong across the globe, and many colleges have learned that education no longer belongs to a select few who can afford a degree. The following list of 100 open courseware projects are designed to offer readers access to supplementary materials for education. The list, which also includes a few open source libraries (for textbooks) and some directories (for open source courses only) to expand your tool base, is alphabetized, as each resource offers more than one category; however, a few resources do specialize in one genre.
Movie Sheets - Teacher Submitted Movie Worksheets for the Classroom NOS Overview: STEM-Ready ENSI Lessons ENSI Lessons That Meet STEM, NGSS, and CCSS Click Here for PDF of this page Several of the ENSI lessons contain elements appropriate for STEM teaching (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as NGSS and CCS (Common Core Standards). They deal with scientific argumentation, scientific creativity, functional design, applications of math, and some with the potential for reverse engineering and competitive engineering. Others use molecular data obtained from online data banks; one of these is actually a tutorial so students can find and download desired online data, and use online tools for processing data. For desired lessons, go to the NOS (Nature of Science) index, or the Evolution index, as appropriate. A. B. C. D. E. F. G.
English Literature The English Literature Major is designed to cultivate a broad knowledge of the evolution of cultural and literary expression in English as well as an ability to critically engage with texts of all media. In pursuit of these goals, you will be required to take ENGL101 through ENGL301, a progression that will afford you a working knowledge of the general evolution of literature in English from its Medieval origins to the present. The core program will also familiarize you with the tools and terminology that English Literature scholars have devised in order to facilitate the study and discussion of literature, from Marxist literary theory to poetry scansion techniques. You will also be required to take four 400-level electives. To fulfill the requirements for this major, you must complete the core program (6 courses) as well as 4 electives of your choice (4 courses) for a total of 10 courses. If you would like to complete a Minor in this area of study, please click here.
PhysicsLAB: Converging Lenses Any lens that is "thicker in the center" than on the edges is generally described as a convex lens and will function as a converging lens when it is operating in air. The point where all rays which enter the lens parallel to its axis are brought to a focus is called the principal focus. This position is located behind the lens and is usually labeled as F in ray diagrams. Whenever the actual rays of light that refract through the lens converge behind the lens to form an image, that type of image is called a real image. Since the actual rays of light passing through the lens form these real images, they are also known as "hot" images. Converging Lenses There are three primary rays which are used to locate the images formed by converging lenses. Remember, ALL rays must have ARROWS! When the physlet opens notice that the author has listed for you the initial focal length, object distance and image distance.
Starlight, Star Bright: Luminosity & Magnitude A glance at the night sky above Earth shows that some stars are much brighter than others. However, the brightness of a star depends on its composition and how far it is from the planet. Astronomers define star brightness in terms of apparent magnitude (how bright the star appears from Earth) and absolute magnitude (how bright the star appears at a standard distance of 32.6 light years, or 10 parsecs). Measuring star brightness is an ancient idea, but today astronomers use more precise tools to obtain the calculation. Star Quiz: Test Your Stellar Smarts Though they look serene and silent from our vantage on Earth, stars are actually roiling balls of violent plasma. 0 of 10 questions complete From Greek to modern times More than 2,000 years ago, the Greek astronomer Hipparchus was the first to make a catalog of stars according to their brightness, according to Dave Rothstein, who participated in Cornell University's "Ask An Astronomer" website in 2003. Limitations of absolute magnitude
The Saylor Foundation prettygoodphysics - home Free Sign Language Classes (ASL) In this unit of the free sign language class, you will be learning how to fingerspell. Materials you will need for the class ASL 1 WORKBOOK (PDF) (Required & Free) - You will use the workbook for the class assignments and activities. If you are having trouble viewing the videos, make sure you have Adobe Flash Player installed. Vocabulary Conversation Read this outline, and then watch the conversation in action on the video clip. A: HELLO MY NAME fs-CRIS. B: MY NAME fs-CHRISTINE. A: NICE MEET-you SAME "Nice to meet you too." Conversation Explained HELLO MY NAME fs-CRIS. In the first sentence, you will notice that names are fingerspelled, as you probably already knew. YOUR NAME WHAT? This, as you will learn in Unit 6 of this free sign language class, is a wh-word question. NICE MEET-you SAME. This is a common phrase used in ASL when meeting someone for the first time. Fingerspelling means spelling out words by using signs that correspond to the letters of the word. Fingerspelling Assignment
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