This is presentation of some basic economic ideas for the beginning community college student.
This unit will focus on one very small, but significant area of Alaska: The capitol city of Juneau. Population 32,000, and the only land-locked capitol in the United States. The only way a person can get to Juneau is by boat or plane. No roads lead to Juneau!
Juneau's rich history starts with the rich resources of fur, timber and fish. Then the discovery of gold that started one of the largest gold rush migrations in North America.
Juneau continues to be a central community in Southeast Alaska providing jobs, resources and services to people living within several hundred miles.
This site provides graphs that illustrate gold production for every five years from 1970 to 2004, and gold production by country. Links are also included to quarterly mine gold and silver production data, and yearly and cumulative gold and silver production.
Through two lessons and four activities, students learn about nanotechnology, its extreme smallness, and its vast and growing applications in our world. Embedded within the unit is a broader introduction to the field of material science and engineering and its vital role in nanotechnology advancement. Engaging mini-lab activities on ferrofluids, quantum dots and gold nanoparticles introduce students to specific fields within nanoscience and help them understand key concepts as the basis for thinking about engineering and everyday applications that use next-generation technology nanotechnology.
This is a small group lesson plan that gives students practice with name letter recognition and fine motor skills. It would fit great into an apple thematic unit. Enjoy!
This is a whole group shared reading lesson aimed for preschoolers! It is a great resource to model directionality as well as some math concepts. It would fit great into your Fall Thematic Units.
Student teams conduct an experiment that uses gold nanoparticles as sensors of chemical agents to determine which of four sports drinks has the most electrolytes. In this way, students are introduced to gold nanoparticles and their influence on particle or cluster size and fluorescence. They also learn about surface plasmon resonance phenomena and how it applies to gold nanoparticle technologies, which touches on the basics of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum, electrolyte chemistry and nanoscience. Using some basic chemistry and physics principles, students develop a conceptual understanding of how gold nanoparticles function. They also learn of important practical applications in biosensing.