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ATTRA - The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

This website, provided by ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program, promotes sustainable agriculture. Publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, and organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable agricultural activities are included on the website.  Events on the topic of sustainable agriculture...
NCSR: Environmental Science I

Program Description: Environment Science is a series of three courses developed by Chemeketa Community College that addresses environmental topics. Each is a 4-credit course that includes a lab and lecture. The courses are targeted towards students in natural resource areas (e.g. Forestry, Fish and Wildlife, Agriculture). This series of courses was added as a requirement for students in the...

Shape Memory Alloys

This experiment, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, covers Shape Memory Alloys or Smart Materials. A Smart Material or Shape Memory Alloys belongs to a class of materials which displays the shape memory effect (SME); they possess the ability to radically change crystal structure or phase at a distinct temperature. The lab will "explore how smart materials work and...
The Critical Thinking Community

This website, provided by the Foundation for Critical Thinking, provides resources for educators regarding educational reform through critical thinking.  Visitors to the site can find links to the foundation's research, resources for professional and curriculum development, and conferences and events.
Gender Differences in Confidence Levels, Group Interactions, and Feelings about Competition in an Introductory Robotics Course

This 8-page classroom evaluation, authored by Elissa Milto, Chris Rogers, and Merredith Portsmore of Tufts University, addresses gender differences between students in a college introduction to engineering class. As summarized in the abstract, "The aim of this classroom evaluation was to gain a better understanding of how each gender functions in an introductory robotics class, where LEGOs and...

Ropewalk: A Cordage Engineer's Journey Through History

This resource is a documentary film about the history of the cordage industry from ancient technologies through the industrial revolution, trustbusting, and globalization. The one-hour DVD, Ropewalk: A Cordage Engineer's Journey Through History, is free for schools, libraries, museums. Produced by the Engineers Club of Dayton in cooperation with the Cordage Institute.
Virtual Welding Trainers

Weld-Ed, the National Center for Welding Education and Training, has provided this PowerPoint presentation entitled “Virtual Welding Trainers” that covers the pros and cons of implementing a virtual welding program in education. Virtual welding programs have gained attention in the past years because of a decrease in the welding workforce and increasing workforce performance. This slide show...
Powers of Ten

"Powers of Ten", the film made by Charles and Ray Eames in 1977, takes the viewer from the core of an atom to the edge of the universe, moving 10 times further every 10 seconds. The film is about scale and how we view the universe and our place in it. Powers of Ten is an extremely valuable tool for teaching and understanding our world through the concept of scale. Although math is the most obvious...
Cayuga Community College GIS Program

This site gives an overview of the Geographic Information Systems degree program from Cayuga Community College.  "By learning specialized computer software that takes images drawn from satellites, GPS waypoints, aerial photography, and any other source of data," students "will make interactive maps for decision makers from all types of career areas." This site provides a short video introduction...
Picture This: Improving Student Math Skills through Spatial Thinking

Published in the American Educator, this is a resource paper on the impact of spatial thinking and literacy on American K-12 education. It includes four spatial thinking tests which were used in the project talent study discussed in the article.
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