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Innate Behaviour | Ecology and Environment
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What is 'innate behaviour'? Where does it feature in the environment? And how does it compare to 'learned behaviour? In this Ecology GCSE / K12 video learn all of the answers to these questions.Are you a passionate teacher who would like to reach tens of thousands of learners? Get in touch: vsteam@fusion-universal.comFind out more: http://www.thevirtualschool.comThis video is distributed under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
The Virtual School
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
The Virtual School & Rose Galsworthy
Date Added:
02/20/2013
an Introduction to Complex Numbers
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This unit looks at complex numbers. You will learn how they are defined, examine their geometric representation and then move on to looking at the methods for finding the nth roots of complex numbers and the solutions to simple polynominal equations.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Next Generation Infrastructures
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Infrastructures for energy, water, transport, information and communications services create the conditions for livability and economic development. They are the backbone of our society. Similar to our arteries and neural systems that sustain our human bodies, most people however take infrastructures for granted. That is, until they break down or service levels go down.

In many countries around the globe infrastructures are ageing. They require substantial investments to meet the challenges of increasing population, urbanization, resource scarcity, congestion, pollution, and so on. Infrastructures are vulnerable to extreme weather events, and therewith to climate change.
Technological innovations, such as new technologies to harvest renewable energy, are one part of the solution. The other part comes from infrastructure restructuring. Market design and regulation, for example, have a high impact on the functioning and performance of infrastructures.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Delft University of Technology
Date Added:
10/23/2014
Powerful Pulleys
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Read the Fine Print
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Students continue to explore the story of building a pyramid, learning about the simple machine called a pulley. They learn how a pulley can be used to change the direction of applied forces and move/lift extremely heavy objects, and the powerful mechanical advantages of using a multiple-pulley system. Students perform a simple demonstration to see the mechanical advantage of using a pulley, and they identify modern day engineering applications of pulleys. In a hands-on activity, they see how a pulley can change the direction of a force, the difference between fixed and movable pulleys, and the mechanical advantage gained with multiple / combined pulleys. They also learn the many ways engineers use pulleys for everyday purposes.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Jacquelyn Sullivan
Justin Fritts
Lawrence E. Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies
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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.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brett S. Ellison
Denise Carlson
Jacquelyn Sullivan
Lawrence E. Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014