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Amazing Classrooms: FACES for the Future
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FACES is a partnership between Oakland and Berkeley public schools and Children's Hospital Oakland. The program helps prepare at-risk kids for entry into college and the health professions through a multitude of services based at the hospital. FACES has already changed the lives of many young people who live in one of the most violent communities in America.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
11/02/2012
Biotechnology in North Carolina Today
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The economy in North Carolina began as a largely agrarian one. Many of our traditions today hearken back to that agricultural past, including the traditional school calendar. As time has passed, North Carolina gained many jobs from textile manufacturing. Farms consolidated and there were less small family farm operations and more, large scale industrial farms. Over the past few decades, textile and furniture manufacturing jobs have been lost by North Carolina – many of these jobs have gone overseas. The new jobs that have been coming in to replace these are biotechnology jobs. These jobs pay well, but require more training and expertise than traditional manufacturing jobs.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
North Carolina State University
Provider Set:
Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
Author:
Cinnamon Frame
Date Added:
03/03/2016
Careers Education and Guidance
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Successful transitions - whether from lower secondary to upper secondary; at age 16; into work-based training or university; or into work at any age - are life-enhancing for individuals and crucial to our future social and economic well-being. They are also an indicator of a good school. Careers education and guidance (CEG) is therefore at the heart of a school's personal development program and all teachers have a role in securing successful transitions for their students.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Careers: What Will Future Jobs Look Like?
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Students will examine how technology is changing or eliminated careers that currently exist. Students will draw conclusions and develop hypotheses about these current careers and the changes that could possibly occur based on technology.

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Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sarah Mattern
Date Added:
07/13/2017
Climate Kids: Farmer's Market Manager
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In this career-oriented interview, readers are introduced to the manager of several farmer's markets in Portland, Oregon. Following a brief description of his job and the general operations of a farmer’s market, he explains why these venues are beneficial to the vendors, the customers and the environment. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Climate Kids: Green Building Contractor
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An interview conducted with a building contractor provides insights into what it means to build an environmentally "green" house. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Climate Kids: Home Energy Auditor
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This career-oriented interview features a home energy auditor. He describes his job responsibilities and offers tips for improving home energy efficiency. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Climate Kids: Recycling Program Educator
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Using her countywide program as an example, a recycling educator offers incentives for recycling by providing data on energy savings and explaining how her county in Michigan supports the program. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Climate Kids: Renewable Energy Scientist
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In this career-oriented interview, readers are introduced to a scientist who works primarily on wind energy. He explains the importance of wind farm placement planning. Images of architectural wind and a wind farm are included, along with a link to the Power Up game. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Climate Kids: Water-wise Landscaper
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A landscaper explains, through an interview format, how it is possible to design and maintain yards and gardens that require very little water. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Climate Kids: What Can We Do To Help?
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The article addresses this question by suggesting environmentally friendly actions to help reduce carbon footprints, trash production, and water usage. “Green” careers are also discussed. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Computing and Society
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The primary goal of the course is to develop computer professionals able to explore the implications of what computing professionals create as part of their work and how this impacts society at large. It will help the learner to understand the development, application and consequences of computing technology in relation to society.

In this course, you will learn about the history of computing; principles, concepts and terminology of computing, software uses, application and development; role of computing professionals; current computing technologies and their use in everyday life, examination of variety of computing perspectives such as access to information, privacy, computer security, virtual society, transformation of work and workplace; social, ethical and legal issues and their implications to computing in our daily lives as a society; professional aspects of computing.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
William Korir
Date Added:
08/06/2018
Culture Talk: Egypt
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Culture Talk: Yemeni Arabic
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Current Incentives for Scientists Lead to Underpowered Studies with Erroneous Conclusions
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We can regard the wider incentive structures that operate across science, such as the priority given to novel findings, as an ecosystem within which scientists strive to maximise their fitness (i.e., publication record and career success). Here, we develop an optimality model that predicts the most rational research strategy, in terms of the proportion of research effort spent on seeking novel results rather than on confirmatory studies, and the amount of research effort per exploratory study. We show that, for parameter values derived from the scientific literature, researchers acting to maximise their fitness should spend most of their effort seeking novel results and conduct small studies that have only 10%–40% statistical power. As a result, half of the studies they publish will report erroneous conclusions. Current incentive structures are in conflict with maximising the scientific value of research; we suggest ways that the scientific ecosystem could be improved.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
PLOS Biology
Author:
Andrew D. Higginson
Marcus R. Munafò
Date Added:
08/07/2020
A Day in the Life: Exploring Biomanufacturing Careers
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Students will explore the different careers found in Biomanufacturing by conducting a series of experiments that mimic the day to day operations found in industry. Students will use yeast cells as the basis the labs. They will conduct microbiology-type experiments by growing some of the yeast cells on petri dishes and examining the number of cells that grow both on the plates and under the microscope. Next, students will grow yeast cells in a similar fashion to what is seen in large-scale bioreactors. They will analyze the results of the experiment by applying computer skills to create graphs and charts of their results. In addition, Students will also design a filtration apparatus that will separate the cells from the product they are producing and calculate the yield percentage. These activities can be used as part of a microbiology or biochemistry unit or as an introduction to biotechnology.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
North Carolina State University
Provider Set:
Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
Author:
Lori Stroud
Date Added:
03/03/2016
Engineering: An Introduction for High School
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Introduces engineering techniques and practices to high school students. The nature of engineering and it's societal impact are covered, as well as the educational and legal requirements needed to become an engineer. This book is designed for a broad range of student abilities and does not require significant math or science prerequisites.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Baker, Dale
Ganesh, Tirupalavanam G.
Krause, Stephen
Morrell, Darryl
Roberts, Chell
White-Taylor, Janel
Date Added:
09/17/2009
Engineering Career Options
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The profession of engineering is grouped into specialized disciplines that have developed in response to societal needs. No matter what their field, whether one of the "big four" fields of civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering, or a specialty discipline like ocean engineering, all engineers possess a mix of creativity and smarts. They excel in mathematics or science and spatial relations, and they use these talents to synthesize information, solve problems, and innovate. In this collection of images adapted from The American Society for Engineering Education, learn more about the many fields that make up the engineering profession. Grades 3-12.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Argosy Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
05/09/2006
Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM
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Students research engineering careers and create poetry to understand the vocabulary of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Subject:
Engineering
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013