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5 - Waves & Technology
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The phenomenon that launches this unit is a cell phone call to a student in the class, where the caller on speaker phone asks “How are you hearing me?”. Over the course of the unit, students discover the patterns with waves. Then use that understanding to explain ultrasound medical imagining technology and ultimately how cell phones work. Cell phone communication is operationalized by the engineering challenge of communicating a three letter signal by first coding a spreadsheet to digitize the signal in binary (ASCII), then transmit the digital signal using light and sound (AM and FM), then receive and decode the signal to complete the communication. This project models the sending and receiving of a text message.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland Metro STEM Partnership
Provider Set:
Patterns Physics
Date Added:
08/01/2018
Advanced Calculus
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Some of the topics that this book addresses are: Vector spaces; finite-dimensional vector spaces; differential calculus; compactness and completeness; scalar product space; differential equations; multilenear functionals; integration; differentiable manifolds; integral calculus on manifolds; exterior calculus.

Note: this is a 57 MB PDF Document.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Harvard University
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Individual Authors
Author:
Sternberg Shlomo and Lynn Loomis
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Advanced High School Statistics
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This textbook is part of the OpenIntro Statistics series and offers complete coverage of the high school AP Statistics curriculum. Real data and plenty of inline examples and exercises make this an engaging and readable book. Links to lecture slides, video overviews, calculator tutorials, and video solutions to selected end of chapter exercises make this an ideal choice for any high school or Community College teacher. In fact, Portland Community College recently adopted this textbook for its Introductory Statistics course, and it estimates that this will save their students $250,000 per year. Find out more at: openintro.org/ahss

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Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenIntro
Author:
Christopher Barr
David Diez
Leah Dorazio
Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel
Date Added:
04/11/2018
Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University
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This book is intended to help students prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Papers). STEP examinations are used by Cambridge colleges as the basis for conditional offers in mathematics and sometimes in other mathematics-related subjects. They are also used by Warwick University, and many other mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on past papers to become accustomed to university-style mathematics.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Book Publishers
Author:
Stephen Siklos
Date Added:
11/19/2018
Advanced Statistics
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This course is oriented toward US high school students. The course is divided into 10 units of study. The first five units build the foundation of concepts, vocabulary, knowledge, and skills for success in the remainder of the course. In the final five units, we will take the plunge into the domain of inferential statistics, where we make statistical decisions based on the data that we have collected.

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Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
08/28/2013
The African Continent
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Earthquakes are natural phenomena that can cause immense human suffering because of intense ground shaking and are consequently of great societal importance. Earthquakes are also important because the seismic waves that generate the ground shaking provide scientists with important information about Plate Tectonics and geology, in particular information about the structure and composition of our planet and how the insides of the planet are deforming. In this course, earthquakes in Africa and the seismic waves they generate are used to help you to learn about the geology of Africa and how the earth beneath the African continent is being deformed by Plate Tectonics.

Subject:
Physical Science
Geology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Andy Nyblade
Date Added:
09/18/2018
Agricultural Business Model
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales. Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Management
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
07/15/2013
Agriscience / Intro to Agriculture
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** The Agriscience/Intro to Agriculture course helps students acquire a broad understanding of a variety of agricultural areas, develop an awareness of the many career opportunities in agriculture, participate in occupationally relevant experiences, and work cooperatively with a group to develop and expand leadership abilities. Students study California agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural technologies, natural resources, and animal, plant, and soil sciences.

Subject:
Agriculture
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
07/15/2013
Air Pollution
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Students are introduced to the concept of air quality by investigating the composition, properties, atmospheric layers and everyday importance of air. They explore the sources and effects of visible and invisible air pollution. By learning some fundamental meteorology concepts (air pressure, barometers, prediction, convection currents, temperature inversions), students learn the impact of weather on air pollution control and prevention. Looking at models and maps, they explore the consequences of pollutant transport via weather and water cycles. Students are introduced to acids, bases and pH, and the environmental problem of acid rain, including how engineers address this type of pollution. Using simple models, they study the greenhouse effect, the impact of increased greenhouse gases on the planet's protective ozone layer and the global warming theory. Students explore the causes and effects of the Earth's ozone holes through an interactive simulation. Students identify the types and sources of indoor air pollutants in their school and home, evaluating actions that can be taken to reduce and prevent poor indoor air quality. By building and observing a few simple models of pollutant recovery methods, students explore the modern industrial technologies designed by engineers to clean up and prevent air pollution.

Subject:
Engineering
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Algebra 1
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In this course students gain proficiency in Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities, Graphing linear equations, Solving Systems of Equations, Simplifying with Polynomials, Division of Polynomials, Factoring Polynomials, Developing a Factoring Strategy, and Solving Other Algebraic Equations.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Boyoung Chae
SBCTC Admin
Date Added:
02/01/2018
Algebra 1 (2nd Student's Edition)
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A work in progress, CK-12's Algebra I Second Edition is a clear presentation of algebra for the high school student. Topics include: Equations and Functions, Real Numbers, Equations of Lines, Solving Systems of Equations and Quadratic Equations.

Subject:
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Andrew
Annamaria
Anne
Eve
Farbizio
Gloag
Rawley
Date Added:
12/03/2010
Algebra 1 - TI Activities (Teacher's Edition)
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CK-12's Texas Instruments Algebra I Teacher's Edition Flexbook allows an Instructor to teach students to better utilize a graphing calculator in understanding the fundamental concepts of algebra.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Jordan, Lori
Date Added:
12/13/2010
Algebra 1 (Teacher's Edition)
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CK-12 Foundation's Algebra I Teacher's Edition FlexBook complements CK-12's Algebra I Student Edition. The solution and assessment guides are available upon request.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Fay-Zenk, Mary
McFarland, Andrew
Date Added:
11/06/2009
Algebra 2
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The College and Career Readiness Standards for Level E (High School) outline the outcomes for this course.In this course students gain proficiency in Functions, Linear Functions, Solving Quadratics, Quadratic Functions, Exponential Functions, and Logarithmic Functions.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Boyoung Chae
SBCTC Admin
Date Added:
02/01/2018
Algebra2Go - Prealgebra
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Prepare yourself to take an Algebra course with the Algebra2go䋢 prealgebra resources page. Whether you are attending Saddleback College's prealgebra class (math 351), taking a prealgebra class at another school, or need to refresh your math skills for a business or science class, Professor Perez and his favorite student Charlie have the tools that can help you. We have five primary types of study materials: class notes, video worksheets, video lectures, practice problems, and practice quizzes. For some topics we have some additional tools to assist you.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Saddleback College
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Candice Harrington
Larry Perez
Patrick Quigley
Date Added:
04/10/2013
Algebra2go- PreAlgebra - Intro to Subtraction
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This course is for community college students featuring Professor Perez and his student Charlie. This lesson demonstrates subtraction, including when the answer is negative, on the number line.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Saddleback College
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Candice Harrington
Larry Perez
Patrick Quigley
Date Added:
05/28/2013
Algebra - Basic (Student's Edition)
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CK-12 Foundation's Basic Algebra FlexBook is an introduction to the algebraic topics of functions, equations, and graphs for middle-school and high-school students.

Subject:
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Farbizio, Annamaria
Gloag, Andrew
Gloag, Anne
Kramer, Melissa
Date Added:
09/21/2010
Algebra I
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This course is oriented toward US high school students. Its structure and materials are aligned to the US Common Core Standards. Foci include: graphing, equations and inequalities.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
08/28/2013
Algebra I - Edicion Espanola (Student's Edition)
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CK-12 Foundation's Algebra FlexBook is an introduction to algebraic concepts for the high school student. Topics include: Equations & Functions, Real Numbers, Equations of Lines, Solving Systems of Equations & Quadratic Equations.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Gloag, Andrew
Gloag, Anne
Date Added:
11/23/2010
All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design
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Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is a hot topic in marine conservation today. The surprisingly high level of bycatch about 25% of the entire global catch is responsible for the decline of hundreds of thousands of dolphins, whales, porpoises, seabirds and sea turtles each year. Through this curricular unit, students analyze the significance of bycatch in the global ecosystem and propose solutions to help reduce bycatch. They become familiar with current attempts to reduce the fishing mortality of these animals. Through the associated activities, the challenges faced today are reinforced and students are stimulated to brainstorm about possible engineering designs or policy changes that could reduce the magnitude of bycatch.

Subject:
Engineering
Ecology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Whitt
Matt Nusnbaum
Vicki Thayer
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources
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Is climate change real? Yes, it is! And technologies to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are being developed. One type of technology that is imperative in the short run is biofuels; however, biofuels must meet specifications for gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, or catastrophic damage could occur. This course will examine the chemistry of technologies of bio-based sources for power generation and transportation fuels. We'll consider various biomasses that can be utilized for fuel generation, understand the processes necessary for biomass processing, explore biorefining, and analyze how biofuels can be used in current fuel infrastructure.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Caroline Clifford
Date Added:
03/08/2016
Android Acceleration Application
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In the first of two sequential lessons, students create mobile apps that collect data from an Android device's accelerometer and then store that data to a database. This lesson provides practice with MIT's App Inventor software and culminates with students writing their own apps for measuring acceleration. In the second lesson, students are given an app for an Android device, which measures acceleration. They investigate acceleration by collecting acceleration vs. time data using the accelerometer of a sliding Android device. Then they use the data to create velocity vs. time graphs and approximate the maximum velocity of the device.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Sandall
Scott Burns
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Animal Behaviour and Welfare MOOC
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Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals.

This is the On-Demand version of this course, which means you can start the course at any time and work through the course materials at your own pace. The materials and quizzes will always be available to you.

You can come and talk about the course on Twitter using the hashtag #EdAniWelf

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Provider:
University of Edinburgh
Date Added:
11/03/2015
Animal Science
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** In the Animal Science course, students study large, small, and specialty animals. Students explore the necessary elements--such as diet, genetics, habitat, and behavior--to create humane, ecologically and economically sustainable animal production systems.

Subject:
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
07/15/2013
Archery, Spring 2006
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This 12 session course is designed for the beginning or novice archer and uses recurve indoor target bows and equipment. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the basic techniques of indoor target archery emphasizing the care and use of equipment, range safety, stance and shooting techniques, scoring and competition.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Silva, Cheryl
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Astrobiology Survey - An introductory course on astrobiology
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Astrobiology Survey is an introductory course on astrobiology. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach that unites the sciences and arts to study the three questions of "How does life begin and evolve?", "Does life exist elsewhere in the universe?" and "What is the future of life on Earth and beyond?"

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Michael P. D'Alessandro
Date Added:
09/07/2016
Atoms and Conservation of Energy
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In this activity, students will explore how the Law of Conservation of Energy (the First Law of Thermodynamics) applies to atoms, as well as the implications of heating or cooling a system. This activity focuses on potential energy and kinetic energy as well as energy conservation. The goal is to apply what is learned to both our human scale world and the world of atoms and molecules.

Subject:
Engineering
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Interactive
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
06/20/2008
Basic Math (BPCC Open Campus Math 097)
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This course is a review of basic mathematics skills. Here's what's covered:
-fundamental numeral operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication
division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
-ratio and proportion
-percent
-systems of measurement
-an introduction to geometry
NOTE: Open Campus courses are non-credit reviews and tutorials and cannot be used to satisfy requirements in any curriculum at BPCC. (Basic Mathematics Course by Bossier Parish Community College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://bpcc.edu/opencampus/index.html.)

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Bossier Parish Community College
Author:
Michelle Barnickel
Date Added:
10/11/2017
Basic Mathematics
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BPCC Open Campus - Math 097: Basic Mathematics is a review of basic mathematics skills. Here's what's covered: -fundamental numeral operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals -ratio and proportion -percent -systems of measurement -an introduction to geometry NOTE: Open Campus courses are non-credit reviews and tutorials and cannot be used to satisfy requirements in any curriculum at BPCC.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Allison Martin
Date Added:
10/11/2017
Basic Physics Second Edition (Student Edition)
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CK-12 Basic Physics - Second Edition updates CK-12 Basic Physics and is intended to be used as one small part of a multifaceted strategy to teach physics conceptually and mathematically.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Dann, James
Date Added:
03/20/2010
Beginning Algebra
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This course is also intended to provide the student with a strong foundation for intermediate algebra and beyond. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: simplify and solve linear equations and expressions including problems with absolute values and applications; solve linear inequalities; find equations of lines; and solve application problems; add, subtract, multiply, and divide various types of polynomials; factor polynomials, and simplify square roots; evaluate, simplify, multiply, divide, add, and subtract rational expressions, and solve basic applications of rational expressions. This free course may be completed online at any time. It has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. (Mathematics 001)

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/16/2012
Beginning Algebra (BPCC Open Campus: Math 098)
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In this beginning algebra course, you'll learn about fundamental operations on real numbers, exponents, solving linear equations and inequalities, applications, functions, graphing linear equations, slope, and systems of linear equations. This course was created by Bossier Parish Community College as part of its MOOC series "Open Campus." NOTE: Open Campus courses are non-credit reviews and tutorials and cannot be used to satisfy requirements in any curriculum at BPCC. (Beginning Algebra Course by Bossier Parish Community College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://bpcc.edu/opencampus/index.html.)

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Bossier Parish Community College
Author:
Gail Hendrix
Date Added:
03/13/2015
Beginning Algebra (BPCC Open Campus: Math 098)
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In this beginning algebra course, you'll learn about
fundamental operations on real numbers
exponents
solving linear equations and inequalities
applications
functions
graphing linear equations
slope
systems of linear equations

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Lesson
Module
Provider:
Bossier Parish Community College
Author:
Gail Hendrix
Date Added:
10/16/2017
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
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Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Tyler Wallace is a textbook licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. There is also a student guide and supplemental videos for each section.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Big Bend Community College
Author:
Tyler Wallace
Date Added:
01/29/2014
The Big Questions
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With recent advances in physics (and philosophy), we are finally able to make some headway into some of the most pressing questions of the universe. We will explore such topics as the big bang theory, time travel, relativity, extraterrestrial life, and string theory. We will attempt to answer some big questions such as: Was there a beginning of time? Will there be an end? Is time travel possible?

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. Highlights for High School
Author:
Nicholas DiBella
Date Added:
09/18/2013