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The Art of the Probable: Literature and Probability, Spring 2008

The Art of the Probable: Literature and Probability, Spring 2008

The Art of the Probable" addresses the history of scientific ideas, in ... (more)

The Art of the Probable" addresses the history of scientific ideas, in particular the emergence and development of mathematical probability. But it is neither meant to be a history of the exact sciences per se nor an annex to, say, the Course 6 curriculum in probability and statistics. Rather, our objective is to focus on the formal, thematic, and rhetorical features that imaginative literature shares with texts in the history of probability. These shared issues include (but are not limited to): the attempt to quantify or otherwise explain the presence of chance, risk, and contingency in everyday life; the deduction of causes for phenomena that are knowable only in their effects; and, above all, the question of what it means to think and act rationally in an uncertain world. Our course therefore aims to broaden students’ appreciation for and understanding of how literature interacts with--both reflecting upon and contributing to--the scientific understanding of the world. We are just as centrally committed to encouraging students to regard imaginative literature as a unique contribution to knowledge in its own right, and to see literary works of art as objects that demand and richly repay close critical analysis. It is our hope that the course will serve students well if they elect to pursue further work in Literature or other discipline in SHASS, and also enrich or complement their understanding of probability and statistics in other scientific and engineering subjects they elect to take. (less)

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Jackson, Noel
Kibel, Alvin
Raman, Shankar
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Biomedical Devices for the Eyes

Biomedical Devices for the Eyes

Students examine the structure and function of the human eye, learning some ... (more)

Students examine the structure and function of the human eye, learning some amazing features about our eyes, which provide us with sight and an understanding of our surroundings. Students also learn about some common eye problems and the biomedical devices and medical procedures that resolve or help to lessen the effects of these vision deficiencies, including vision correction surgery. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Lesley Herrmann
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
William Surles
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Culture, Embodiment and the Senses, Fall 2005

Culture, Embodiment and the Senses, Fall 2005

Culture, Embodiment, and the Senses will provide an historical and cross-cultural analysis ... (more)

Culture, Embodiment, and the Senses will provide an historical and cross-cultural analysis of the politics of sensory experience. The subject will address western philosophical debates about mind, brain, emotion, and the body and the historical value placed upon sight, reason, and rationality, versus smell, taste, and touch as acceptable modes of knowing and knowledge production. We will assess cultural traditions that challenge scientific interpretations of experience arising from western philosophical and physiological models. The class will examine how sensory experience lies beyond the realm of individual physiological or psychological responses and occurs within a culturally elaborated field of social relations. Finally, we will debate how discourse about the senses is a product of particular modes of knowledge production that are themselves contested fields of power relations. (less)

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Social Sciences
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
James, Erica
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A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach entices students to think about what makes ... (more)

A Day at the Beach entices students to think about what makes a perfect day at the beach including something from all of their senses. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

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Humanities
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Video Lectures
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Teachers' Domain
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WLVT PBS 39
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Early Childhood Activity: Evergreens in Winter

Early Childhood Activity: Evergreens in Winter

Evergreen green offer a sensory overload! Through these experiences, children will touch, ... (more)

Evergreen green offer a sensory overload! Through these experiences, children will touch, smell, see, hear and taste the season of winter. Consider trying these experiences year-round in areas with or without snow. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Other
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Project Learning Tree
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American Forest Foundation
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Explore Like a Scientist

Explore Like a Scientist

In this activity, learners use their senses to collect information about a ... (more)

In this activity, learners use their senses to collect information about a fruit and record their findings in a Science Journal. Learners use science words to describe the fruit, ask or write questions about the fruit, and make drawings and take measurements of the fruit. At the end, the fruits are mixed together and learners must be able to find their own fruit in a pile of other similar fruits. This activity is written as an assessment but can be used individually. A scoring rubric is included. This activity is featured on pp.15-16 of the "ScienceWorks" K-2 unit of study. (less)

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Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Human Anatomy - Laboratory

Human Anatomy - Laboratory

In this lab, the student will review the anatomy and histology of ... (more)

In this lab, the student will review the anatomy and histology of the organs by using images of models, microscopic slides, and videos on cat and sheep dissections. The student will then be asked to assess his or her knowledge, which eventually can be put to practical or experimental use. Upon successful completion of this lab supplement, students will be able to: use anatomical terminology correctly in the laboratory; using a compound light microscope, identify different tissues and describe a human organ where that tissue can be found; describe the major features and functions of human skin; identify and name human bones and their major features and differentiate, microscopically and grossly, between compact and spongy bone; name and describe the functions of the human brain's major structures; describe the anatomical and functional differences between the dorsal and ventral roots of spinal nerves and the dorsal and ventral horns of the spinal cord's grey matter; describe the structure of an intervertebral disc; identify, microscopically and grossly, the differences between the three types of muscle and describe the respective structures and locations of different muscle tissues; identify and name the structures of the human eye and the human ear; describe the major similarities and differences in the structure of an artery and a vein; describe the flow of blood through the heart and identify all major vessels, chambers, and valves; identify and name, histologically and anatomically, the major components of the respiratory system, the digestive system, and the male and female urinary systems; identify and name, histologically and anatomically, the major components of male and female reproductive systems. (Biology 302 Laboratory) (less)

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Science and Technology
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Saylor Foundation
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The Saylor Foundation
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Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the ... (more)

What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why canŠ—Čt we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Open Yale Courses
Provider:
Yale University
Author:
Paul Bloom
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Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2004

Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2004

This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from ... (more)

This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and psychoanalytic. One of the best aspects of Psychology is that you are the subject matter. This makes it possible to do many demonstrations in lecture that allow you to experience the topic under study. Lectures work in tandem with the textbook. The course breaks into small recitations sections to allow discussion, oral presentations, and individual contact with instructors. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Jeremy
Wolfe
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It's Natural

It's Natural

This activity introduces learners to Native Americans as people who depended upon ... (more)

This activity introduces learners to Native Americans as people who depended upon nature in the past and continue to emphasize the importance of nature in the present. Learners go outside and use their senses to make observations about their environment. This experience inspires curiosity about nature, helps learners understand that we all need and use natural resources and helps them imagine what it would be like to depend entirely on the natural world. This introductory activity is featured on pp.10-11 of the "One With the Earth: Native Americans and the Natural World" multidisciplinary unit of study for kindergarten through third grade. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
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Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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My Mechanical Ear Can Hear!

My Mechanical Ear Can Hear!

Students are introduced to various types of hearing impairments and the types ... (more)

Students are introduced to various types of hearing impairments and the types of biomedical devices that engineers have designed to aid people with this physical disability. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Emily Weller
Jessica Todd
Lesley Herrmann
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sara Born
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Neurobiology

Neurobiology

This course is designed to provide an overview of neurobiology - the ... (more)

This course is designed to provide an overview of neurobiology - the biology of our nervous system, from the spinal cord to the brain, and everything in between. After a general introduction and review of pertinent scientific concepts, the student will take a look at cellular signaling, neuron development and plasticity, and the larger systems of neurobiology, such as the sensory system, motor system, and the complex phenomena of memory and emotion. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the basic biochemical concepts pertinent to cell biology; identify the basic structure of the nerve cell, the various functions of different components of the nerve cells, and different types of nerve cells; describe various different nervous systems; describe the structure and function of the nervous systems; explain how nerve cells propagate and transmit nervous impulses; describe select diseases caused by malfunctioning or nerve cell death in parts of the nervous system; explain how the nervous system responds to nerve damage or death and therapeutic measures; describe how the nervous system is formed in the embryo and identify the role of various genes and hormonal regulators in that development process; describe the structure and function of the brain and spinal cord; describe the structure and function of the somatic sensory system and the motor system. (Biology 303) (less)

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Science and Technology
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Saylor Foundation
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The Saylor Foundation
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Our Beautiful World

Our Beautiful World

In this Bob the Builder(TM)-themed activity, learners go on a nature walk ... (more)

In this Bob the Builder(TM)-themed activity, learners go on a nature walk outside and describe what they observe using their senses. Learners discuss everyone's responsibility of taking care of the world. Then, learners use stickers and nature cutouts to create a collage displaying the items they sensed outside, such as wind, sun, flowers, rocks, trees, squirrels, or birds. Learners can also collect small items for the collage while on the nature walk. This activity is featured on page 12 of the "Bob the Builder(TM) ‰ŰÓ Project: Build It" unit of study. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Protect Those Eyes

Protect Those Eyes

Students design and build prototypes for protective eyewear. They choose different activities ... (more)

Students design and build prototypes for protective eyewear. They choose different activities or sports that require protective eyewear and design a device for that particular use. Students learn about the many ways in which the eyes can be damaged and how engineers incorporate different features and materials into eyewear designs to best protect the eyes. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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TeachEngineering
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Lesley Herrmann
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
William Surles
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Sensation And Perception, Spring 2009

Sensation And Perception, Spring 2009

"This course provides an introduction to important philosophical questions about the mind, ... (more)

"This course provides an introduction to important philosophical questions about the mind, specifically those that are intimately connected with contemporary psychology and neuroscience. Are our concepts innate, or are they acquired by experience? (And what does it even mean to call a concept 'innate'?) Are 'mental images' pictures in the head? Is color in the mind or in the world? Is the mind nothing more than the brain? Can there be a science of consciousness? The course will include guest lectures by Professors." (less)

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Science and Technology
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Full Course
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Balas, Benjamin
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George Kocur
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