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APS Podcast Updates Research on Elephant Seismic Communication
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APS Podcast Updates Research on Elephant Seismic Communication

This is a press release "explaining how elephant vocalizations travel through the ... (more)

This is a press release "explaining how elephant vocalizations travel through the ground for great distances, and how other elephants can understand them". (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Readings
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
APS Communications Office (American Physiological Society Communications Office)
The Art of the Probable: Literature and Probability, Spring 2008
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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)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jackson, Noel
Kibel, Alvin
Raman, Shankar
Biology of Human Aging Web Site
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Biology of Human Aging Web Site

Support for instructors and students in courses on human aging, especially with ... (more)

Support for instructors and students in courses on human aging, especially with the text book Human Aging: Biological Perspectives by A.G. DiGiovanna, McGraw-Hill, 2nd edition, (2004) (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
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Activities and Labs
Assessments
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Syllabi
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
PhD Augustine G DiGiovanna (Salisbury University Biological Sciences)
Biomedical Devices for the Eyes
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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)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Lesley Herrmann
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
William Surles
The Blindfolded Walk
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The Blindfolded Walk

In this activity, learners work in teams to study the observation skills ... (more)

In this activity, learners work in teams to study the observation skills essential to scientific research. Learners work in groups and lead one blindfolded member of the group to a tree and other various places nearby. The blindfolded team member describes what he/she smells, feels, and hears while the other members take notes. Learners switch roles and at the end, compare their observations and analyze their observational skills. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Geoscience
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
American Museum of Natural History
Brain Week!
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Brain Week!

This week-long exploration of brain structure and function through hands-on experiments and ... (more)

This week-long exploration of brain structure and function through hands-on experiments and web Treasure Hunts ends with an open inquiry on the brain designed by students. Exploration topics include brain parts and their functions, surface area, optic nerve activity, touch receptors, muscle spindle fibers, motor learning, neuroscientists, and the effects of drugs on the brain. This teaching resource was developed by a K-12 science teacher in the American Physiological Society퉌Ís 2004 Frontiers in Physiology Program. For more information on this program, please visit www.frontiersinphys.org. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Ms. Kathleen Kelly (American Physiological Society)
Ms. Rachel Gillis (Arsenal Technical High School)
PhD Marsha L Matyas (American Physiological Society Education)
Brain is a Computer
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Brain is a Computer

Students learn about the similarities between the human brain and its engineering ... (more)

Students learn about the similarities between the human brain and its engineering counterpart, the computer. Since students work with computers routinely, this comparison strengthens their understanding of both how the brain works and how it parallels that of a computer. Students are also introduced to the "stimulus-sensor-coordinator-effector-response" framework for understanding human and robot actions. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Computing and Information
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,
Sachin Nair, Charlie Franklin, Satish Nair
TeachEngineering.org
Bug Hats
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Bug Hats

In this activity, learners use their imaginations and experiment with different materials ... (more)

In this activity, learners use their imaginations and experiment with different materials to create bug hats. Use the suggested open-ended questions to encourage learners to talk about what they know about bugs as well as to compare humans and insects. Learners will also discover that insects use antennae to touch, taste, and smell! (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Engineering
Life Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
OMSI
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Commanding a Robot Using Sound
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Commanding a Robot Using Sound

Students continue their exploration of the human senses and their engineering counterparts, ... (more)

Students continue their exploration of the human senses and their engineering counterparts, focusing on the auditory sense. Working in small groups, students design, create and run programs to control the motion of LEGO® TaskBots. By doing this, they increase their understanding of the use and function of sound sensors, gain experience writing robot programs, and reinforce their understanding of the sensory process. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center, College of Engineering,
Sachin Nair, Kalyani Upendram, Satish Nair
TeachEngineering.org
Culture, Embodiment and the Senses, Fall 2005
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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)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
James, Erica
A Day at the Beach
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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)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
WLVT PBS 39
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Double Dutch
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Double Dutch

This resource helps guide an experiment finding out if hearing or seeing ... (more)

This resource helps guide an experiment finding out if hearing or seeing the ropes in double dutch have a bigger effect on performance, or whether both senses equally important. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Student Guide
Provider:
Twin Cities Public Television
Provider Set:
DragonflyTV
Author:
DragonflyTV
Early Childhood Activity: Evergreens in Winter
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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)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
American Forest Foundation
Provider Set:
Project Learning Tree
Echolocation Lab
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Echolocation Lab

In this lab students experience how dolphins and other echolocating animals use ... (more)

In this lab students experience how dolphins and other echolocating animals use their senses to locate and identify objects with out using their sense of sight. A blindfold removes students sight and a stream of water replaces the sound waves. Students observe the effect of changing distance on echolocation. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
National Health Museum
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum: The Site for Health and Bioscience Teachers and Learners
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum REV
Donald Mills
Donald Mills (Cumberland Regional High School REV)
National Health Museum
Permissions Manager (Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum REV)
Elementary GLOBE: Cloud Fun
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Elementary GLOBE: Cloud Fun

A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" ... (more)

A learning activity for the "Do You Know That Clouds Have Names?" book in the Elementary GLOBE series. Each student will be given the opportunity to create their own cumulus cloud out of white paper and mount it on blue paper. Students will also complete the Cloud Fun Student Activity Sheet that includes a description of the cloud and what the weather was like on the day the cloud was observed. The purpose of the activity is to help students identify cumulus clouds and observe the weather conditions on days that they see cumulus clouds. Students will learn about a cumulus cloud's shape and appearance, how to verbally describe cumulus clouds, and what the weather is generally like when these clouds appear in the sky. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Textbooks
Provider:
NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
The GLOBE Program
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
NOAA
The GLOBE Program
Envirolopes
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Envirolopes

In this outdoor activity and observation game, learners hunt for a variety ... (more)

In this outdoor activity and observation game, learners hunt for a variety of textures, colors, odors and evidence of organisms in the activity site. The activity can be done with same age or mixed age groups in almost any outdoor setting-- along a trail, around a school or science center, at a camp, or on a family outing. By using their senses of sight and touch, and possibly other senses (depending on the challenges presented), learners become more aware of diversity in nature. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lawrence Hall of Science
Explore Like a Scientist
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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)

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