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Systems Thinking and Practice

Systems Thinking and Practice

What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and ... (more)

What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in 'seeing' the world in a particular way, because how you 'see' things affects the way you approach situations or undertake specific tasks. This unit will help you to learn about the problems of defining a system and meet some of the key concepts used in systems theory: boundary, environment, positive and negative feedback, etc. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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Stem Cells

Stem Cells

This article aims to clarify the issue of research with stem cells ... (more)

This article aims to clarify the issue of research with stem cells in Brazil. Noting the legal relationship of the Law 11105/05 with the religious issues raised by the Catholic Church and the positioning of the scientists on the benefits that such bodies will bring to many sick people, the article demand a humanist who thought the company should follow. Explores the legal characterization of the aforementioned law, constitutional reasons and finally, the applicability and functionality in the XXI century. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Luiz Felipe Nobre Braga
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Systems thinking: critical thinking skills for the 1990s and beyond

Systems thinking: critical thinking skills for the 1990s and beyond

This pdf article discusses the need for teaching systems thinking and critical ... (more)

This pdf article discusses the need for teaching systems thinking and critical thinking skills. Systems thinking and systems dynamics are important for developing effective strategies to close the gap between the interdependent nature of our problems and our ability to understand them. This article calls for a clearer view of the nature of systems thinking and the education system into which it must be transferred. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Starting Point (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Barry Richmond
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An Overview of Stem Cells

An Overview of Stem Cells

This module is an introduction to the fundamentals of stem cells and ... (more)

This module is an introduction to the fundamentals of stem cells and stem cell research. It serves to provide background information on an increasingly politically charged area of research in today's scientific community. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Kirstin Matthews
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Stem Cell Debate

Stem Cell Debate

This essay from the NOVA "Life's Greatest Miracle" Web site explores the ... (more)

This essay from the NOVA "Life's Greatest Miracle" Web site explores the debate over the use of embryonic stem cells in scientific research. ***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:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Planarian Regeneration and Stem Cells

Planarian Regeneration and Stem Cells

A mini-documentary discussing the remarkable regenerative capabilities of the planarian, and how ... (more)

A mini-documentary discussing the remarkable regenerative capabilities of the planarian, and how HHMI researcher Alejandro Snchez Alvarado uses them to study the biology of stem cells. This presentation is also featured on the DVD Potent Biology: Stem Cells, Cloning, and Regeneration, available for free from HHMI. This video is 11 minutes and 46 seconds in length, and available for download in Quicktime (114 MB) and Windows Media (156 MB) formats. All Stem Cell videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/stemcells/video.html. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Author:
Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado
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Stem Cells: Seeds of Hope?

Stem Cells: Seeds of Hope?

This video explores the basic scientific and ethical questions surrounding the use ... (more)

This video explores the basic scientific and ethical questions surrounding the use of stem cells in medical research. ***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:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Nuffield STEM Games

Nuffield STEM Games

Nuffield STEM Games is an active learning project inspired by London 2012. ... (more)

Nuffield STEM Games is an active learning project inspired by London 2012. The activities are cross-curricular, taking in elements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. There are four pods totalling 16 hours of timetabled or off-curriculum learning. All resources are free and include presentations, pupil activities and teacher notes. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Nuffield Foundation
Provider:
Nuffield Foundation
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Stem Cells: 5 Year Progress Report

Stem Cells: 5 Year Progress Report

Embryonic stem cells can transform themselves into every cell in your body. ... (more)

Embryonic stem cells can transform themselves into every cell in your body. Does researching these stem cells violate human sanctity, or is it medicine's brightest frontier? What are the prospects for adult stem cells? (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
The Why Files
Provider:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Author:
David Tenenbaum
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Stem Cell Research: A Science and Policy Overview

Stem Cell Research: A Science and Policy Overview

The Stem Cell Research: A Science and Policy Overview course is an ... (more)

The Stem Cell Research: A Science and Policy Overview course is an overview of embryonic stem cell biology and public policies. These materials were produced for the conference series, "Stem Cells: Saving Lives or Crossing Lines" sponsored by the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Kirstin Matthews
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Cultured Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Cultured Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Cell cultures derived from human embryonic stem cells can reproduce indefinitely and ... (more)

Cell cultures derived from human embryonic stem cells can reproduce indefinitely and also differentiate into specialized cell types, including beating heart cells. This presentation is also featured on the DVD Potent Biology: Stem Cells, Cloning, and Regeneration, available free from HHMI. This video is one minute and 17 seconds in length, and available for download in Quicktime (8 MB) and Windows Media (11 MB) formats. All Stem Cell videos are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/stemcells/video.html. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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