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Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars
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This website provides materials for a complete introductory astronomy course. Under the lecture heading, students and teachers are provided with pictures, cartoons, and textual information on topics like: matter, energy, gravity, telescopes, stellar astronomy, the interstellar medium, and compact objects. This website also provides quizzes and links to other resources on the Internet.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Assessment
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jim Schombert
Schombert, James
Date Added:
03/03/2004
Astronomy 123: Galaxies and the Expanding Universe
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This is a course website for teaching galaxies and the expanding universe in one semester to introductory astronomy non-science majors. It contains a syllabus, lectures, links to internet resources, and quizzes. The text used is Pathways of Astronomy by Schneider and Arny. The site was developed by James Schombert, University of Oregon. Topics include: historical cosmology, fundamental particles, forces, relativity, galaxies, the structure of the universe, dark matter, dark energy, inflation, nucleosynthesis, the CMB, galaxy formation, and the fate of the universe.

Subject:
Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jim Schombert
Date Added:
03/07/2004
Design and Construction of an Eco-House
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This interdisciplinary course is a real-world collaborative multi-year project that connects various departments, courses, and independent study projects on a college campus. Using the client/consultant model, students from several departments and a wide range of environmental backgrounds come together to explore the design of an efficient future student house on campus. Over a couple of years, students research and test building designs, energy for heating and power, natural flows of available energy, natural ecosystem processes including living machines, and possible materials to use in the eventual construction of the eco-house. This SERC Starting Point site includes learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and references.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
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Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Cathy Manduca
Environmental Studies Course, Carleton College Professor Gary Wagenbach gwagenba@carleton.edu and Lecturer Richard Strong rstrong@acws.carleton.edu, Compiled by Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, ssavanic@carleton.edu
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Environmental Assessment Course
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This semester-long project on conducting an environmental audit of a college campus can be done by an individual or by groups of students working in teams. Each group will research a different aspect of campus operations; they will collect data, analyze their findings, and make recommendations for improvements. This SERC Starting Point site includes learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and references.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Cathy Manduca
Suzanne Savanick
Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College. Based on a Greening the Campus environmental studies colloquium course taught at Carleton College in 1991.
Date Added:
02/16/2011
The History of Public Health
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In the History of Public Health we will examine the historical experience of health and illness from a population perspective. This material seeks to reveal how the organization of societies facilitates or mitigates the production and transmission of disease. It also asks how do populations and groups of individuals go about securing their health? One key theme is the medical management of space in one form or another - from the public space of the environment through institutional spaces such as schools and workplaces to personal/individual body space. The progression of the lectures reflects this, working "inwards" from the environment to individuals. The content provides an historical interpretation of how the theory and practice of public health in today's world has come to be what it is. We will concentrate primarily on the modern world (i.e., 1750 onwards) and omit detailed examination of public health in antiquity and the middle ages, although these time periods will be alluded to frequently. A thematic rather than chronological structure will be adopted so that comparisons can be made across the centuries and between different parts of the globe.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Syllabus
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mooney, Graham
Mooney, Graham
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences Conference
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This web site contains the proceedings from the Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS) conference, held in March 2014. Materials available include presentations and posters from the conference and a database of syllabi for physics courses for a life science audience.

Subject:
Technology
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Date Added:
07/28/2014
Methods in Biostatistics I
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Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples. Topics include discrete and continuous probability models; expectation and variance; central limit theorem; inference, including hypothesis testing and confidence for means, proportions, and counts; maximum likelihood estimation; sample size determinations; elementary non-parametric methods; graphical displays; and data transformations.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Syllabus
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Caffo, Brian
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Ocean World
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Developed and maintained by the Jason Education Project at the Texas A&M University, this comprehensive site has educational information and activities on weather, foraminifera, coral reefs, satellites, El Nino, ice ages, fisheries, waves, icebergs and currents. A wealth of student and educator resources is available. Teacher resources include a crash-course in oceanography, a section on using technology in the classroom, and five classroom activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
Syllabus
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Problem Solving for Immunization Programs
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Countries around the world - even those at war - are collaborating to ensure that children under the age of five don't die from diseases for which vaccines are available. In the past twenty years, global vaccine coverage has surpassed eighty percent, and a second disease, polio, is nearly eradicated. In the United States, coverage rates are even higher, and vaccine-preventable diseases are now rare. Never have so many resources been focused on immunization - yet problems remain. Additional, highly effective vaccines have been developed but still do not reach the majority of children. More worrisome, currently high immunization rates may be unsustainable for a number of reasons. This material will cover immunization basics and survey the public health, sociological, and economic literature, identifying and analyzing common problems using a standard problem-solving approach. Topics will span developed and developing countries and will include vaccine-delivery strategies, program management and supervision, epidemiological surveillance, community participation, and disease eradication. Students will analyze actual vaccination data using the U.S. Center for Disease Control's CASA software program. Once you've completed the course, you should have gained the necessary tools to identify and formulate innovative solutions to common problems faced by immunization program managers and policymakers.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Syllabus
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
McQuestion, Michael
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Statistical Reasoning I
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Statistical Reasoning in Public Health provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. It represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons; issues of power and sample size in study designs; and random sample and other study types. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is on interpretation and concepts.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
McGready, John
McGready, John
Date Added:
02/16/2011