AMSER LAR Collection

AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for those in community and technical colleges, but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library, and is being created by a team of project partners led by Internet Scout.

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Activity: Is There Really Life on Mars?
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This Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) activity explores the controversy over whether or not there is life on Mars. Part of the Mysteries of Deep Space Program that originally aired in April 1997, the activity includes instructional objectives, background information, and discussion/essay questions related to life on Mars. It also features an activity where students can grow microorganisms, examine them under a microscope, and analyze their observations with the aid of follow-up questions.

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Mathematics
Geoscience
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
PBS
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AMSER LAR Collection
Date Added:
10/28/2006
Adult Neurogenesis
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BioEd Online is an ’˘Î—Γeducational resource for educators, students, and parents’˘Î—Ν from the Baylor College of Medicine. This is an excellent place to find educational materials and current information in the field of biology. The ’˘Î—ΓHot Topics’˘Î—Ν section of this site focus on current events and issues in biology that are ’˘Î—Γreceiving national attention.’˘Î—Ν This site, created by Tadzia GrandPr’ŰΊ, PhD, contains a brief discussion of Adult Neurogenesis or the ability for new neurons to develop in the brain. The article includes background information on the field of neuroscience, as well as information about how neurons work. The site includes links to references and further reading. In addition, a related slide set, "Adult Neurogenesis," is available for viewing along with links to several related news articles. Both the slide set and the news articles could be easily used in the classroom along with the other resources provided in this ’˘Î—ΓHot Topic’˘Î—Ν from BioEd Online.

Subject:
Life Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
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Author:
GrandPr„ďŠ, Tadzia
GrandPr’ул©, Tadzia
Date Added:
03/21/2007
Aerodynamics: The Mathematical Implications
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This unit from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute is "an attempt to develop a unit in mathematics that will provide topics for students interested in the aviation trades." The unit can be used to cover all areas of mathematics from areas in geometry sectors to basic addition of fraction and decimal numbers. These general math concepts will be introduced using aerodynamics and aviation language and it is hoped that students will begin "to understand the applicability of some of the mathematics concepts they have learned." This curriculum unit also includes sample lesson plans and references.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Life Science
Mathematics
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
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AMSER LAR Collection
Author:
Smikle, Hermine E.
Date Added:
03/11/2000
Analytical Electrochemistry: Basic Concepts
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This module focuses on the basic concepts involved in dynamic electrochemistry when the net current is not zero - the combination of mass transfer and electrochemical reactions at the interface between solids and fluids. It is at an introductory level appropriate for undergraduates in their sophomore or junior years.

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Technology
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Simulation
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AMSER LAR Collection
Author:
Kelly, Richard S.
Date Added:
06/03/2011
Animal Science Image Gallery
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The National Agricultural Library, along with the USDA and the American Society of Animal Science are collaborators on this website of animal science images. The images, animations, and videos, which also have accompanying text, are intended for classroom and educational outreach. Additionally, the site also encourages the public to submit their own images relevant to animal science, and it also fully explains the process of selection, the criteria the image must meet to be suitable for classroom and educational outreach, and the copyright and use information for each submission. On the left side of the page are the categories of animals and topics included on the website. Some of the links include "Dairy Cattle", "Companion Animals", "Horses", "Poultry", "Genetics", "Reproduction", and "Nutrition". Although some of the categories have fewer images than others, such as Companion Animals, others such as "Nutrition" and "Horses" have over 100 images. For categories that do have images, the visitor can choose to view subcategories, or just view all the images in the category. Once you've chosen an image to view, you will initially see a thumbnail and a description of the image. If you click on "Image Details" at the bottom of each description, you will be privy to details such as the date created, image rights, how many times downloaded, and how many times viewed. Conveniently, you can download the image in different file and dimensional sizes to suit your needs.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER LAR Collection
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
06/11/2009
Animations for Physics and Astronomy: Electricity and Magnetism Animations
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This web site contains a large collection of animations illustrating basic concepts of electricity and magnetism. It covers topics such as electric fields, flux, gauss's law, conduction, magnetic force, etc. Animations can be viewed in a number of different formats, either embedded in a web page or through a downloaded media file.

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Education
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
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Author:
Gallis, Michael
Date Added:
04/06/2010
Animations to Assist Learning Some Key Computer Science Topics
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This series of eight interactive modules was developed at Virginia Polytechnic Institute to give undergraduate computer science students a unique online resource for introductory course material. "Each module consists of a set of lessons and review questions with embedded interactive components." Topics include non-decimal number systems and arithmetic, operating systems, programming languages, and software engineering, to name a few. There is even a module that breaks down the fundamental hardware components of a computer's architecture. The animations are of high quality and demonstrate various concepts quite well.

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Technology
Education
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
Date Added:
08/05/2007
An Antipodal Mystery
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This case study looks at how the scientific process really works, particularly in respect to evolutionary biology. Using the example of the discovery of the platypus, the lesson ties in easily with biology or zoology courses. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also includes a section for instructor feedback where general comments may be read and contributed.

Subject:
Education
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
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AMSER LAR Collection
Author:
Herreid, Clyde F.
Date Added:
08/15/2005
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.

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Education
Life Science
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jim Schombert
Schombert, James
Date Added:
03/03/2004
Atkins or "Fadkins"?
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This case study looks at the relationship between claims made about diet trends and the actual ways body systems work together to contribute to homeostatsis. The lesson was designed for upper level high school and lower level undergraduate students, and would be particularly useful for non health majors studying human anatomy and physiology. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also includes a section for instructor feedback where general comments may be read and contributed.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Geoscience
Material Type:
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
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AMSER LAR Collection
Author:
Bledsoe, Karen E.
Date Added:
06/26/2009
Bald Eagle
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Journey North hosts this site, which tracks migrating bald eagles through the spring of 2004, providing migration updates, information about tracking bald eagle migration, and related educational lessons and activities. These activities include tracking eagle migrations, eagle characteristics, reproduction, food, and conservation. The "Challenge Questions" section contains hundreds of quiz questions about not only the bald eagle, but hummingbirds, whooping cranes, and robins.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
Date Added:
10/16/2004
Bath Time with Archimedes
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This algebra lesson helps students make the connection between functions and their graphs. The model of the level of water in a bathtub is used. Students will watch the graph and a chart of the depth of the water at different time increments. They are then asked to identify the events that caused each change in the graph. A student worksheet is available for download here in a Word Document.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Simulation
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AMSER LAR Collection
Date Added:
12/14/2010
BioEd Online: Food and Fitness
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BioEd Online continues in their fine tradition on online teaching resources with the release of the Food and Fitness professional development workshop for teachers and other interested parties. Created with funding from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, the workshop provides "an opportunity to explore research that uncovers ways to reduce space-related health problems through diet, exercises or rehabilitation." The materials include seven classroom activities which are designed to help students examine techniques to make life-long healthy meal and activity choices. Additionally, users of the site can learn about the workshop's educational objectives, their peer review board, and also examine their disclaimers and disclosures.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER LAR Collection
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
10/16/2007
BioEd Online: Genes, Health and Society
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The BioEd Online project from the Baylor College of Medicine has been creating high-quality instructional resources for a number of years, and this web-based course is one of the most recent additions to their site. The "Genes, Health and Society" course is intended for educators, undergraduates, and anyone else interested in "exploring both classic knowledge and current thinking in the fields of genetics and genomics." Visitors will need to complete a free registration form before accessing the course. After this registration process is complete, users can look over the three modules of the course: "Transmission Genetics," "The Nature of Genetic Material," and "Medical Genetics." Throughout the course, users are asked to complete self-assessment questions and problems, record their observations, and access supplementary resources in areas called "Side Trips."

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Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
08/28/2009
BioEd Online: Japanese Earthquake and Tsunamis, Before and After
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The BioEd Online website from the Baylor College of Medicine offers a cornucopia of resources for biology teachers, including slide sets, presentation notes, and podcasts. This particular resource deals with the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunamis. Created by Gregory L. Vogt, these instructional materials include information about how satellite images are used by recovery planners to allocate recovery resources in the most effective ways possible. The site includes a slide set of the "before" and "after" situation in Japan, a poster depicting the affects of the earthquake, and links to related news pieces. The site also includes direct links to ten other resources including tsunami imagery from NASA and fact sheets from NOAA's Tsunami Information Center.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER LAR Collection
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
04/08/2011
BioEd Online: Podcasts Plus Lessons
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Baylor College of Medicine is responsible for creating this educational online resource for students, teachers, and parents. The podcast feature of the website is a new one and offers "supplementary standards-based educational activities, research information, and links." The currently available podcasts are by produced by scientists from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), and they address such topics as astronauts' sleep, astronauts having to diagnose their own injuries while in space, the hazards of lunar dust, and how astronauts exercise in space. Visitors will find that each podcast has a short version and long version that can be played or downloaded. Each podcast also links to lessons for grades K-12, including ones from NOVA Science, NASA, Neuroscience for Kids, and NSBRI. Visitors will also find that there are numerous activities to supplement each podcast, such as "Additional Activities/Extensions," "Additional Resources" and "National Science Standards" for grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
02/26/2010
BioEd Online: Presentations
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The resources for biology teachers offered by BioEd Online are uniformly excellent, and this particular section of their website is no exception to that trend. Designed specifically for teachers, this site contains dozens of presentations that can be adopted for use in a variety of classroom settings. Users of the site can explore a list of topics and featured presentation materials, which include "The Cell: Cloning," "Diversity of Life: Introduction to Human Behavior," and "The Human Organism: Influenza Vaccination." That's far from all however, as the site also has interactive lesson demonstrations, lab techniques, and teaching strategies. Equally important for instructors is the "Seeking a Teaching Position," which includes presentations like "So You Want to Teach?" and "High Stakes Communication: Interviewing for a Teaching Position."

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER LAR Collection
Date Added:
04/23/2008
BioEd Online: Spider in Space Mission Page
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Beyond the bounds of the Earth's atmosphere, two golden orb spiders are living and flourishing on the International Space Station. Each one lives in separate habitat chambers, and they have a bountiful supply of fruit flies. Each chamber contains cameras and lighting systems, and visitors can use this site from BioEd Online to peer into their world up above. BioEd Online also provides an amazing teachers guide here for educators, along with a dozen or so archived spider videos. Educators take also take advantage of the PowerPoint presentations, and a collection of links to pamphlets on the operation of rockets and microgravity.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
08/22/2011
BioEd Online: The Pathway to Genomic Medicine
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The Baylor College of Medicine's BioEd website is a veritable cornucopia of biology teaching resources. Recently, they added a new video presentation and slide set that will delight science educators everywhere. Titled "The Pathway to Genomic Medicine", these materials were created by Dr. Richard Gibbs, Director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Throughout both the slide set and the video presentation, Dr. Gibbs offers specific information about recent progress made in this area that will help educators better understand some of these developments. Overall, it's quite a resource, and one that can be used in high school and college science classrooms. Visitors should also note that each slide contains keywords, so they should feel free to search the slides this way, if they are so inclined.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
10/16/2001
Biodiversity and Ecosystems
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This learning activity from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) will allow students to examine how biodiversity affects an environment's temperature and determine how animal diversity changes in different environments. A student worksheet and discussion questions are included. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
Date Added:
02/16/2011