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Modern Day Pyramids

Modern Day Pyramids

Students investigate the ways in which ancient technologies six types of simple ... (more)

Students investigate the ways in which ancient technologies six types of simple machines and combinations are used to construct modern buildings. As they work together to solve a design problem (designing and building a modern structure), they brainstorm ideas, decide on a design, and submit it to a design review before acquiring materials to create it (in this case, a mural depicting it). Emphasis is placed on cooperative, creative teamwork and the steps of the engineering design process. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Brett S. Ellison
Denise Carlson
Jacquelyn Sullivan
Lawrence E. Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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Musical Analysis, Spring 2008

Musical Analysis, Spring 2008

An introduction to the analysis of tonal music. Students develop analytical techniques ... (more)

An introduction to the analysis of tonal music. Students develop analytical techniques based upon concepts learned in Harmony and Counterpoint I and II. Students study harmony, counterpoint, melodic line and motivic relationships at local and large scale levels of musical structure. Three 7-page papers, one revised paper, and one oral presentation required. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Child, Peter
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The NSTP (Non-Spatial Thinking Process) Theoretical Unification: The Superultramodern Unification

The NSTP (Non-Spatial Thinking Process) Theoretical Unification: The Superultramodern Unification

This article attempts to bring out ‘The Superultramodern Unification’. It is basically ... (more)

This article attempts to bring out ‘The Superultramodern Unification’. It is basically the idea that the mysterious phenomena underlying most of the most challenging problems in modern / ultramodern science / philosophy are, in fact, multiple aspects of a singular structure, which the NSTP (Non – Spatial Thinking Process) theory (a major component of superultramodern science / philosophy) is the unique theoretical representation of. The NSTP theory thus unifies and demystifies the phenomena, and solves the problems. The first part of this article presents the solutions to two of the problems viz. Zeno’s paradoxes and the problem of quantum non-locality. The second part states the remaining problems. And the third, and the last, part states some other challenging problems, solvable with the NSTP theory, which are not directly connected to the aforementioned structure. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Kedar Joshi
No Strings Attached
Olympic Engineering

Olympic Engineering

The lesson begins by introducing Olympics as the unit theme. The purpose ... (more)

The lesson begins by introducing Olympics as the unit theme. The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the techniques of engineering problem solving. Specific techniques covered in the lesson include brainstorming and the engineering design process. The importance of thinking out of the box is also stressed to show that while some tasks seem impossible, they can be done. This introduction includes a discussion of the engineering required to build grand, often complex, Olympic event centers. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Janet Yowell
Katherine Beggs
Melissa Straten
Tod Sullivan
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Organic Chemistry I, Spring 2003

Organic Chemistry I, Spring 2003

Introduction to organic chemistry. Development of basic principles to understand the structure ... (more)

Introduction to organic chemistry. Development of basic principles to understand the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Emphasis on substitution and elimination reactions and chemistry of the carbonyl group. Introduction to the chemistry of aromatic compounds. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Imperiali, Barbara
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Park It!

Park It!

The difference between an architect and an engineer is sometimes confusing because ... (more)

The difference between an architect and an engineer is sometimes confusing because their roles in building design can be similar. Students experience a bit of both professions by following a set of requirements and meeting given constraints as they create a model parking garage. They experience the engineering design process first-hand as they design, build and test their models. They draw a blueprint for their design, select the construction materials and budget their expenditures. They also test their structures for strength and find their maximum loads. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Janet Yowell
Katherine Beggs
Melissa Straten
Sara Stemler
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Prosthetic Party

Prosthetic Party

Student teams investigate biomedical engineering and the technology of prosthetics. Students create ... (more)

Student teams investigate biomedical engineering and the technology of prosthetics. Students create a model prosthetic lower leg using various materials. Each team demonstrate its prosthesis' strength and consider its pros and cons, giving insight into the characteristics and materials biomedical engineers consider in designing artificial limbs. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Megan Podlogar
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RNAi Discovered

RNAi Discovered

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, learn how RNAi, a ... (more)

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, learn how RNAi, a mechanism that has evolved in cells to prevent viral infection, was discovered and how it works. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
WGBH Educational Foundation
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RNAi Explained

RNAi Explained

Using scientific animations and illustrated metaphors, this interactive activity from NOVA scienceNOW ... (more)

Using scientific animations and illustrated metaphors, this interactive activity from NOVA scienceNOW explains RNAi and how it works. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Reading Fiction, Spring 2007

Reading Fiction, Spring 2007

Reading Fiction is designed to sharpen your skills as a critical reader. ... (more)

Reading Fiction is designed to sharpen your skills as a critical reader. As we explore both short stories and novels focusing on the theme of "the city in literature," we will learn about the various elements that shape the way we read texts - structure, narrative voice, character development, novelistic experimentation, historical and political contexts and reader response. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Braithwaite, Alisa
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Reading, vocabulary, structures: I want to be a pilot... What do I have to do?

Reading, vocabulary, structures: I want to be a pilot... What do I have to do?

The student practices their reading comprehension and vocabulary by means of texts ... (more)

The student practices their reading comprehension and vocabulary by means of texts concerning the training of pilots. He/she exercise structuring details by comparing data from several websites. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
KlasCement
Provider:
KlasCement
Author:
Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
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Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks cover the earth's surface, including what is below or near human-made ... (more)

Rocks cover the earth's surface, including what is below or near human-made structures. With rocks everywhere, breaking rocks can be hazardous and potentially disastrous to people. Students are introduced to three types of material stress related to rocks: compressional, torsional and shear. They learn about rock types (sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic), and about the occurrence of stresses and weathering in nature, including physical, chemical and biological weathering. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Denise Carlson
Jacquelyn Sullivan
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Megan Podlogar
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Selected Topics in Architecture: Architecture from 1750 to the Present, Fall 2004

Selected Topics in Architecture: Architecture from 1750 to the Present, Fall 2004

General study of modern architecture as a response to important technological, cultural, ... (more)

General study of modern architecture as a response to important technological, cultural, environmental, aesthetic, and theoretical challenges after the European Enlightenment. Focus on the theoretical, historiographic, and design approaches to architectural problems encountered in the age of industrial and post-industrial expansion across the globe, with specific attention to the dominance of European modernism in setting the agenda for the discourse of a global modernity at large. Explores modern architectural history through thematic exposition rather than as simple chronological succession of ideas. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Dutta, Arindam
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The Self-Evident Non-Spatiality of Consciousness

The Self-Evident Non-Spatiality of Consciousness

The purpose of this work is to describe that ‘it is self-evident ... (more)

The purpose of this work is to describe that ‘it is self-evident that consciousness is non-spatial’; that is, ‘consciousness can be represented by no spatial structure’. It considers the example of the consciousness of bodily pain, which is stated to be conceptually distinct from its bodily counterpart, i.e. identification of some electrochemical signal in brain, as a self-evident fact. This example is just a matter of illustration and is not meant to be the justification/basis of the self-evident non-spatiality of consciousness, as no self-evident truth needs justification. Further it is argued that a reader’s possible denial of the self-evident non-spatiality of consciousness is, in fact, their inability to understand the truth due to the relatively profound concepts involved in it; as a simple self-evident mathematical proposition, like if p implies q and if p is true then q is true, may not be self-evidently comprehensible to a person of extremely poor intellect. The self-evident proposition that ‘consciousness is non-spatial’ is one of the six self-evident propositions that form the axiomatic/self-evident foundation of the NSTP (Non – Spatial Thinking Process) theory. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Kedar Joshi
No Strings Attached
Shapes of Strength

Shapes of Strength

Students are introduced to brainstorming and the design process in problem solving ... (more)

Students are introduced to brainstorming and the design process in problem solving as it relates to engineering. They perform an activity to develop and understand problem solving with an emphasis on learning from history. Using only paper, straws, tape and paper clips, they create structures that can support the weight of at least one textbook. In their first attempt to build the structures, they build whatever comes to mind. For the second trial, they examine examples of successful buildings from history and then try again. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Janet Yowell
Katherine Beggs
Melissa Straten
Tod Sullivan
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Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies

Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies

Students apply the mechanical advantages and problem-solving capabilities of six types of ... (more)

Students apply the mechanical advantages and problem-solving capabilities of six types of simple machines (wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley) as they discuss modern structures in the spirit of the engineers and builders of the great pyramids. While learning the steps of the engineering design process, students practice teamwork, creativity and problem solving. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Brett S. Ellison
Denise Carlson
Jacquelyn Sullivan
Lawrence E. Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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Somatosensory and Motor Systems, Spring 2002

Somatosensory and Motor Systems, Spring 2002

General principles of motor control in biological systems. Structure and function of ... (more)

General principles of motor control in biological systems. Structure and function of sensory receptors. Muscle structure and reflex arcs. Spinal cord. Locomotion. Oculomotor control. Cerebellar structure and function. Motor thalamus. Basal ganglia. Somatosensory cortex: maps and neuronal properties. Cortical plasticity. Motor psychophysics and computational approaches to motor control, and motor planning. Alternate years. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Bizzi, Emilio
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Stable Shapes

Stable Shapes

In this activity (located on page 9 of PDF), learners compare the ... (more)

In this activity (located on page 9 of PDF), learners compare the stability of a triangle- and square-shaped structure. Learners use straws and paper clips to construct the shapes and then press down on the tops to see which shape collapses. Learners are then encouraged to build stronger shapes, perhaps by using diagonal cross-pieces as triangular bases. Use this activity to introduce compression force and structural stability. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Stop the Stretching

Stop the Stretching

Students will learn about composite materials, tension as a force and how ... (more)

Students will learn about composite materials, tension as a force and how they act on structural components through the design and testing a strip of plastic chair webbing. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
Center for Engineering Ed Outreach, Tufts University
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