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Creative Learning Exchange — Pacific Education Institute — Home Fysiktentamen på Köpenhamns Universitet SUBJECT: FYSIKTENTAMEN PÅ KÖPENHAMNS UNIVERSITET FROM: Håkan Nilsson <*> DATE: 2006-03-06 Följande handlar om en fråga på en fysiktentamen på Köpenhamns Universitet: Beskriv hur man kan bestämma en skyskrapas höjd med hjälp av en barometer. En student svarade: Man binder ett långt snöre om barometern och sänker den sedan från skyskrapans tak ner till marken. Detta högst originella svar retade examinatorn till den grad att han kuggade studenten som överklagade eftersom hans svar obestridligen var rätt och universitetet tillsatte en opartisk skiljedomare. I fem minuter satt studenten tyst och tänkte intensivt. När han uppmanades att skynda på svarade studenten som följer: Först och främst skulle man kunna ta med sig barometern upp på skyskrapans tak, släppa den över kanten och mäta den tid det tar för den att nå marken. Eller om solen skiner kan man mäta barometerns längd, sätta den i marken och mäta längden på dess skugga.

Finding and Resolving the Root Causes of the Sustainability Problem Systems Theory Systems theory is the interdisciplinary study of systems in general, with the goal of elucidating principles that can be applied to all types of systems at all nesting levels in all fields of research.[citation needed] The term does not yet have a well-established, precise meaning, but systems theory can reasonably be considered a specialization of systems thinking; alternatively as a goal output of systems science and systems engineering, with an emphasis on generality useful across a broad range of systems (versus the particular models of individual fields). A central topic of systems theory is self-regulating systems, i.e. systems self-correcting through feedback. Self-regulating systems are found in nature, including the physiological systems of our body, in local and global ecosystems, and in climate—and in human learning processes (from the individual on up through international organizations like the UN).[3] Overview[edit] Examples of applications[edit] Systems biology[edit]

Outdoor and Environmental Education - Defining Terms, Objectives and Purposes, Instructional Methods, History and Status in the United States and Abroad Outdoor education and environmental education are separate but closely related areas of study within the field of education. They share some common content and processes, although they are distinctive in other important ways. Various interpretations have appeared in the literature, but their original purposes have changed very little since their inceptions. This article will define the terms and show their relation to each other and to other related educational movements, describe their objectives and purposes, outline their commonly used instructional methods, briefly trace their historical development in the United States and abroad, discuss their status in American school curricula, and suggest several key issues, controversies, and trends. Defining Terms The term outdoor education emerged in the early 1940s to describe the instructional use of natural and built areas to meet student learning objectives in a variety of subject-matter disciplines through direct experiences. Summary

Like Brain Teasers? This DIY Puzzle “Nails” It I love brain teasers and wood-based puzzles and this is a good one that you can easily make yourself. Basically, all you need is a chunk of pine, a nail, and some boiling water (oh, and a saw and a drill). It’s called the “Tooth and Nail” puzzle, and it appears to be an optical illusion. It is not. SPOILER ALERT: How this works is fascinating. Gareth Branwyn Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. Linda Booth Sweeney Systems Analysis Interesting Web Sites List Systems Analysis Web Sites General Systems Analysis Links Systems and Systems Thinking Definition of a System A system definition courtesy of the Pentagon. Horizonwatching: A Smarter Planet --- aka a system! Systems and Systems Thinking Dr. Benefits of Systems Analysis Product Design by Business Week Systems Theory at work: Using a Complex Systems Approach to Study Educational Policy Horizonwatching: A Smarter Planet --- aka a system! MetaPlanning Victorian Data Processing Modern Systems Analyst Don Norman's website. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Web-based Information Systems Hospital begins process by re-examining patient experience Places to Intervene in a System Systems Analysis for Beginners To Combat Terrorism, a Systems Approach is Vital -- read the article. Systems Analysis: A Tool to Understand and Predict Terrorist Activities Systems Thinking at Wikipedia Systems Thinking from MIT VIDEO: Warriors of the Net An Example Systems Analysis Humor in Systems Analysis IDE-O comes to St.

NH Field Investigation Models Using Field Investigations to Model Scientific Inquiry State and national science standards emphasize the importance of inquiry and problem-solving for today’s students. Field investigations offer rich opportunities for students to practice inquiry in engaging and authentic ways. Key steps in field investigations mirror the inquiry process. They are posing research questions, planning and conducting investigations, using evidence to describe findings, communicating research findings to target audiences, and asking new research questions based on findings. Beyond Data Collection Just as New Hampshire is gifted with abundant natural resources, so too do we benefit from plentiful scientific field investigations. Maximum and minimum air temperature data collected at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Field Investigation Model HB Max Min Air Temp.pdf HB Max Min Air Temp Data.xls Precipitation data collected at several rain gages at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Useful Links

How to Arrange Presentation Slides Like a Graphic Designer | Visual Learning Center by Visme We’ve all been there. We’ve all been forced to follow a presentation that lost our interest within the first few minutes, maybe even seconds. What was it exactly that triggered the sudden boredom? It turns out that our brains are incredible machines. Although we may not be conscious of it, within the first 30 to 60 seconds of a presentation, we’ve already processed millions of stimuli and made judgments about the speaker’s likability and credibility. While our verdicts are mostly swayed one way or another by a presenter’s body language and what is said, a lot also depends on the visual elements that are used to support the speaker’s message. Just think back to all the presentations you’ve seen with cluttered slides, distracting clipart and ill-chosen images, and remember how this led you to consider their messages a little less seriously. To help you avoid this same fate for your future presentations, we’ve created a guide for arranging elements on your slides like a pro designer. 1 Contrast

Keynote: Adopting Systems Thinking as a Standard Organizational Approach The numerous and diverse challenges facing society today have become more complex as people--and our institutions--become increasingly interconnected. Opportunities are plentiful, but only for those who can navigate the complexity, understand the ecosystems, and effect change across the entire system. This discussion will explore how to frame and approach challenges from a systems perspective; offer ideas on how to transform organizations and make systems thinking the norm; and provide examples of useful practices that demonstrate the value of this approach. Adopting systems thinking as an organizational approach requires breaking down internal and external stovepipes and working across organizations and sectors. In this presentation, James Cook will discuss how to foster enterprisewide, horizontal alignment to begin to move the leaders of any organization to a broader, system-oriented perspective on the challenges they face. credit 2014 SDM Conference license MIT TechTV