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Misconceptions about fossil fuels This activity is designed to help identify what students already know about fossil fuels. Unless pre-existing ideas are identified and properly addressed, new knowledge may not be incorporated correctly. Three common misconceptions are identified that can be used to form the basis of a classroom discussion. Alternatively a short multi-choice survey can be used to determine the underlying knowledge students have. Classroom discussion Where can we find oil? What is oil made from? Where can oil be found? Misconception survey This survey is adapted from Elementary Students’ Ideas Concerning Fossil Fuel Energy by Audrey Rule. What do you already know about fossil fuels? What are petroleum products used for? WWW-VL: World History Index and History Central Catalogue | The World Wide Virtual Library News In Memoriam Lynn H. Nelson (1931-2012), the creator of CARRIE and the WWW-VL History Central catalogue: Remembering Lynn H.Nelson, Pioneer Digital Historian European History Primary sources. The Belgian history site has been updated The Mexico history site has been updated by her maintainer, Adriana Luna-Fabritius. New version and new address for the Yiddish Sources at: Yiddish Sources aims to be a comprehensive source of information for those who are interested in using Yiddish materials in their research. This portal is hosted by the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. The EUI is not responsible for the selection of web sites and for eventual broken links. EUI History Department EU Historical Archives Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at EUI Doctorel Programme of the History Department

SWACO SWACO offers a number of environmental programs and resources to Franklin County teachers, students and residents. Tour the Landfill: Are you looking for a different type of field trip that students are sure to remember and learn valuable environmental and ecological lessons from? Come and tour the landfill. Learn more here. Download Classroom Activites: Activities focus on solid waste reduction and resource conservation. Teacher Assistance and Resources: The SWACO library has been donated to the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. Kids Corner: Click here to play games and download a cartoon. SWACO Grants Program: For more information on how to apply for a SWACO Grant click here. SWACO Mission Manage the District municipal solid waste stream to achieve environmentally responsible and cost-effective disposal, treat solid waste as a resource capable of yielding recovered materials and energy, reduce reliance on landfilling, and plan future disposal capacity for the District. SWACO Guiding Principles:

lam2_2_cienciassociales.pdf Hydroelectric Power: How it works, USGS Water-Science School So just how do we get electricity from water? Actually, hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants produce electricity in a similar way. In both cases a power source is used to turn a propeller-like piece called a turbine, which then turns a metal shaft in an electric generator, which is the motor that produces electricity. A coal-fired power plant uses steam to turn the turbine blades; whereas a hydroelectric plant uses falling water to turn the turbine. The results are the same. Take a look at this diagram (courtesy of the Tennessee Valley Authority) of a hydroelectric power plant to see the details: The theory is to build a dam on a large river that has a large drop in elevation (there are not many hydroelectric plants in Kansas or Florida). This diagram of a hydroelectric generator is courtesy of U.S. As to how this generator works, the Corps of Engineers explains it this way: "A hydraulic turbine converts the energy of flowing water into mechanical energy.

Carlos V - Historiografía y recursos en la red - Recursos en Internet ¿Muerte o transfiguración del lector? Roger Chartier(1) École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) «Se habla de la desaparición del libro: yo creo que es imposible». Jorge Luis Borges, «El libro», 1978. En 1968, en un célebre ensayo, Roland Barthes asociaba el todo-poder del lector a la muerte del autor. A esta constante del nacimiento del lector, le han sucedido los diagnósticos que le han adjuntado su acta de muerte. Las constataciones, hechas a partir de las políticas editoriales, han reforzado la certeza en la «crisis» de la lectura(6). En el sector de las ciencias humanas y sociales, las encuestas estadísticas -por ejemplo la del Sindicato nacional de la edición- verifican el retroceso en los 90: sobre el número global de volúmenes vendidos, 18.2 millones en 1988; 15.4 millones en 1996; y sobre el número de ejemplares vendidos por título publicado (2200 ejemplares en 1980, y 800 en 1997). Otro hecho puede conmocionar el mundo de lo numérico. Esto no puede más que seducir. 1.

Renewable Energy News The following feature stories take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at how NREL is advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. You may subscribe to receive weekly news features by e-mail or via RSS feed . August 2012 Early attention to design makes employee parking structure a model of low energy use. July 2012 1,300 solar panels turn sunlight into electricity on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. NREL is working with industry to find ways to reduce the energy intensity of large hospitals, schools, and retail buildings by 50%. From humble beginnings, NREL's expanding campus is a model of research, deployment, and sustainability. June 2012 Device combines infrared camera with GPS and software to identify failing receivers at concentrating solar power plants. Growing renewable butanol refiner demonstrates its process for a future scale-up of the drop-in petroleum replacement. May 2012 Homes will soon communicate with the grid to conserve energy and save money. April 2012

Mercosur debate cómo lograr el regreso de Paraguay al bloque AnteriorSiguiente La cumbre del Mercosur que se realizará este viernes en la ciudad de Montevideo se centrará sobre el reclamo de Paraguay, que establece como condición para reintegrarse al bloque asumir la presidencia pro témpore en lugar de Venezuela. Se espera que los presidentes de Argentina, Cristina Kirchner; Brasil, Dilma Rousseff; Uruguay, José Mujica; y Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, envíen un mensaje político exhortando a Paraguay para regresar al bloque. A ellos, se sumará Evo Morales, mandatario de Bolivia, en proceso de adhesión al bloque y con la expectiva de que se haga un repudio a los episodios vividos la semana pasada en Europa. Paraguay se encuentra suspendido desde el año pasado, en represalia por la destitución de Fernando Lugo. Eso será en agosto, con la asunción de Horacio Cartes. Maduro dijo este martes que cedería el mando, si eso ayudaba a la reincorporación de Paraguay, pero el ofrecimiento despertó sospechas entre los políticos de ese país. Embed

Common Misconceptions About Rocks and Minerals — Rocks and Minerals Although the research base for geologic misconceptions is not as extensive as that of other disciplines within earth and space science, it is clear that students and teachers alike hold a wide range of incorrect ideas about rocks, minerals, and the rock cycle. To promote accurate scientific instruction, it is important that teachers are cognizant of their own understanding and seek to continually improve their content knowledge. Formative assessment can provide a great deal of insight into student thinking before, during, and after instruction. Finally, teachers should be metacognitive practitioners and reflect on how their methods of instruction may lead to the formation or strengthening of existing misconceptions. Geologic Misconceptions Geologic misconceptions can take many forms – the language used to define and describe specimens, relevant properties for classification, the rock cycle, and geologic time. Communication Breakdown Size Really Doesn’t Matter Good Looks Are Superficial

Mercosur Argentina, Sede Permanente del Mercosur Cultural - Mercosur/CMC/N° 11/6 VISTO: El tratado de Asunción, el Protocolo de Ouro Preto, las Decesiones N° 2/95 y 11/96 del Consejo del Mercado Común y la Resolución N° 122/96 del Grupo Mercado Común. CONSIDERANDO: Que el nuevo rol de la cultura en la agenda internacional constituye un elemento estratégico en la formulación de las políticas de desarrollo regional, contribuyendo a profundizar la integración; Que el reconocimiento que los bienes y servicios culturales poseen una doble dimensión, por generar riqueza y ser portadores de identidad basándose en la diversidad cultural, contribuyen a afianzar el sentido regional; La importancia de que el MERCOSUR cuente con una instancia permanente de articulación de las políticas culturales de la región. El antecedente: II Reunión de la RECAM, con delegaciones de Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay, Bolivia y Chile, entre los días 13 y 15 de Junio de 2004 PARCUM, Parlamento Cultural del Mercosur ...

What's the Scoop on Soil? What's the Scoop on Soil? It's easy to forget about soil. You have to look down on the ground to see it. Even then, soil may not seem to do very much. But there's more to soil than you might think. It isn't just dirt that gets on your shoes. Trees and plants need soil to grow. Most soil comes from rocks. Not all soil is the same. The color of soil can sometimes tell you where you are. The feel of soil can tell you about its ingredients. Did you know that squeezing soil can tell you about the weather? Soil that is wet and sticky is called mud. To read a storybook about soils, click on the first link in the gray box. Dan Stillman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

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