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Extra-Credit Problems in Space Science A collection of 20 problems and activities that explore concepts in space science, space physics and space weather, and that stress reading and math skills. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley The CSE@SSL website provides resources for K-12 educators, space scientists and the general public. Scientists can find help with the education and public outreach components of their proposals and missions. Educators can find space science lessons and activities for all grade levels, and the public can access self guided astronomy modules. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Deep Impact Science Poster This was created by the science team as a general overview of the mission. It can be copied in large landscape format or run onto an 81/2 X 11 handout. It's appropriate for exhibit or general information on the mission. It's not highly technical, so students can enjoy it. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Organic Chemistry Demonstration Experiments on Video - Chemistry Visualized This site contains organic chemistry experiments that are potentially dangerous and video demonstrations. Experiments featured involve: Addition, Substitution, Test, Catalytic, Radical, and others. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Living with a Star: An Educator Guide with Activities in Sun-Earth Connetion Science This guide is designed to provide educators with a quick reference to materials and resources that are useful for understanding the connections between the Sun and Earth. There are sections for commonly asked questions, Sun-Earth Connection Missions, and a classroom activities. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Connecting the Sun, Earth, Sunspots, and Climate Four interrelated lesson plans explore the dynamic nature of the Sun, magnetic fields of the Earth, magnetic characteristics of sunspots, and temporal correlations between sunspot activity and Earth’s past climate. Scientists and teachers who are preparing classroom activities for grade 5 – 8 students can use these lessons to enhance understanding about the connections between the Sun and Earth, and sunspots and climate. These four lessons comprise the Sun-Earth Connection unit of a Teacher’s Guide to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Climate Discovery Exhibit. They may be From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Cell Biology Topics Cell Biology Topics is a collection ofimages and text selected from a variety of sources to provide information on a variety of cell topics--mitochondria, membranes, microtubules, clia, flagellae, protein synthesis and sorting of molecules produced within the cell, and the nucleus. There are also several lecture slide presentations on selected topics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


The WWW Cell Biology Course This site is designed to be a general cell biology course. It is partially complete. There are links from an image of a cell to images and descriptions of cell organelles. The site currently includes cell types, parts of the cell and cell division. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


cells.de--The Online Service for Cell Biology This site contains numerous videos and animations of cell structure and cell function. It includes virtual "fly throughs" of animal and plant cells as well as narrated movies of organeeles. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Genres of Children's Books and Children's Literature In the field of Children's Literature, an understanding of the genres used in creating books for children is an important component in developing anoverview and understanding the variety of books and literature available for children of all ages. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Yahoo! 360� Yahoo 360� is an easy way to keep connected to friends and family with blogs, photos and more. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Fantasy Fiction Fantasy Fiction Appreciation introduces readers to the Fantasy genre. It will increase students understanding of the genre and hopefully develope a better understanding and appreciation of Fantasy as entertainment and literature. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Fantasy Fiction: Arthurian Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Appreciation introduces readers to the Fantasy genre. It will increase students understanding of the themes the genre explores and hopefully, students will come away with a better understanding and appreciation of the Fantasy genre as entertainment and literature. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Fantasy Fiction: Mythic and Mythopoeic Fantasy Fantasy Fiction Appreciation introduces readers to the Fantasy genre. It will increase students understanding of the themes the genre explores and hopefully, students will come away with a better understanding and appreciation of the Fantasy genre as entertainment and literature. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 9:30 p.m..


Commonwealth Learning Scholarships Over 22,000 students from low socio-economic backgrounds are set to benefit from the $68 million 2006 Commonwealth Learning Scholarships. There are two types of Commonwealth Learning Scholarships - Education Costs Scholarships and Accommodation Scholarships to assist students who have had to move away to study. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


SC: 14/02 Apple releases latest version of MacOSX - 10.4.5 Apple Computers have released version 10.4.5 of their MacOSX operating system for machines running on G3/G4 and G5 processors as well as the new Intel-powered Macintoshes ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 14, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


SC: 14/02 Microsoft releases 7 security patches Microsoft has issued 7 security patches for Windows today ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on February 14, 2006 at 7:31 p.m..


Levels of Learning Studio Technology Specifications for levels of technology use in the new Ocotillo Hall at Estrella Mountain From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on February 14, 2006 at 7:30 p.m..


A Gentle Introduction to Haskell : Version 98 Online version of a publication first released in 1998 and revised by Reuben Thomas in 2000. The text offers a guide to Haskell, a functional programming language. Chapters discuss values, types, functions, case expressions, pattern matching, monads, and arrays, among other topics. Content is available in a choice of formats, including PostScript and PDF. All code in this tutorial, with additional commentary, can be found in the code directory. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 14, 2006 at 1:30 p.m..


Visual Calculus This website provides a collection of modules that can be used to study or teach calculus. It was designed for instructors to show how technology could be used in the teaching of calculus. Instructions are provided on implementing these ideas with various public domain, shareware and commercial software packages. The site also includes tutorials, quizzes and drill modules, interactive modules (LiveMath, Java, and JavaScript) and detailed instructions for TI-85 and TI-86 graphing calculators. Topics covered include: pre-calculus, limits and continuity, derivatives, applications of differentiati From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 14, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..


Understanding Algebra Understanding Algebra is an online text book written by James Brennan, Boise State University. It is aimed at high school students. Topics covered include numbers, basic algebra, graphs, linear equations, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and roots, and quadratic equations. The entire textbook can be downloaded in PDF format (Adobe Reader required). Additional resources available are a Java applet for drawing line graphs, a prime factorisation calculator, a script to generate prime numbers, and a quadratic equation solver. From EEVL New Learning Materials on February 14, 2006 at 12:30 p.m..


Oracle in talks to buy open source companies Oracle is reported to be in talks with a number of open source companies including JBoss, Zend (who produce PHP) Sleepycat (spun out of University of California at Berkeley in 1996). The first two of these companies create and maintain open source software which runs on top of databases such as Oracle's. In both cases, the companies also sell their services and if Oracle can use the companies to drive more users to the Oracle databases and consulting serviceStuartYeates's blog on February 14, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


Cell and Molecular Biology Online The goal of this site is to develop and maintain an online informational resource for cell and molecular biologists that provides links to resources for research, education and community. It contains educational resources including texts, images, general "cool stuff." The site also includes career resources, and information on professional societies and grants. New content is added regularly and there is a section of recommended sites. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 14, 2006 at 10:30 a.m..


Project Compassion Project Compassion is Caritas Australia's annual fundraising appeal. Project Compassion 2006 begins on Ash Wednesday 1 March 2006 and ends on Easter Sunday 16 April 2006. During these six weeks of Lent, Catholic schools and parishes throughout Australia will aim to broaden the way we view the world and to help reduce world poverty. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Ariadne celebrates ten years in print Ariadne, the UK based web magazine for information professionals celebrates ten years in print. Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield. It concentrated originally on reporting in depth to the information community at large on progress and d From StuartYeates's blog on February 14, 2006 at 6:10 a.m..


COAG Discussion of Education Issues The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 17th meeting recently in Canberra. Among the education and training issues discussed, COAG made committments in the areas of early childhood development, literacy and numeracy, transition from school to work or further study, and adult learning. The Communique from COAG contains further information. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 3:45 a.m..


Expressions of Interest to Edit The Knowledge Tree Sought Expressions of interest are invited until close of business 1 March 2006 to to produce and publish the content of the e-learning online journal - The Knowledge Tree: an e-Journal of Learning Innovation. A product of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework), this online journal has a readership of vocational and technical education professionals, and higher education academics across Australia and in the international arena. From EdNA Online on February 14, 2006 at 2:42 a.m..


Eat Well ACT: A Public Health Nutrition Plan 2004-2010 Eat Well ACT has been developed in consultation with a range of health professionals, community organisations and other government agencies. It focuses on the public health nutrition priority areas identified in the Health Action Plan and Eat Well Australia. From EdNA Online on February 13, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


ACT Health Promotion This section of the ACT Health Promotion website provides a listing of networks and committees in the ACT. From EdNA Online on February 13, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning This site provides information and links on global issues such as poverty and climate change, and suggests ways we can help to create a fairer world. From Recent Items on February 13, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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