This is a list of 175+ publically available astronomy labs, aligned with chapters from Astronomy by Fraknoi, Morrison, and Wolff (from OpenStax). Alignment determined by list curators, not the lab authors.Resource developed as part of Lane Community College's Astronomy OER project. Resource is not affiliated with OpenStax.Image modified from public domain image "Mount Saitn John Observatory" by Bernard Stagg.
The book provides a window into the vast storehouse of innovations and technologies of the Indigenous peoples who live in Northwestern North America. It is our hope that the Indigenous Science examples, research and curriculum models will inspire deep reflection regarding the under-representation of Aboriginal students in the sciences. It is intended that the rich examples and cases, combined with the resources listed in the appendices, will enable teachers and students to explore Indigenous Science examples in the classroom, and in addition, support the development of curriculum projects in home places.
In this lab, we will be working with entering, formatting, and analyzing data in Excel. Please note: this lab is written for a beginner in Excel and meant to introduce you to various capabilities of Excel. You may feel the need to skip through some steps if you are experienced with Excel, and that is fine. Just make sure you understand the content of the lab! Future work will build on these skills.
This is a learning "adventure" (i.e. interactive learning) for body tissues created for an Anatomy & Physiology 1 course. It can be modified for different concepts and is suitable for use in lecture, lab, or outside of class time as an independent assignment.
The following are included for each module Student’ learning outcomes, vocabulary items, cultural component, reading, grammatical structures, pronunciation, and audio transcripts ( to give instructors flexibility to use their own voice recording). Activities (and testing) proposed for each include: vocabulary, grammar exercises, cultural perspectives, reading comprehension. For each writing (French composition) and oral proficiency practice, there is a corresponding grading rubrics.
Suitable for first year Japanese students in college and/or three to four years in high school Japanese program. Some parts can be used in middle school levels, too. Slide style text books with a lot of graphic images and classroom activities, outcome check worksheets to go with the lessons, and kana/kanji practice worksheets. Other materials and source files are available upon request by email.
Français interactif is a unique, award-winning 1st-year French curriculum used by learners all over the world. Students explore French language and culture by following the lives of real students who have participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The online curriculum includes over 320 videos, vocabulary and phonetics audio, online grammar reference with self-correcting exercises and audio dialogues, verb conjugation and practice tools, internet activities, and a textbook of classroom exercises. Franais interactif was awarded the 2009 CALICO Esperanto Access to Language Education Award and the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment Best of Humanities on the Web award (2005)
This manual is about structures that occur within the Earth’s crust. Structures are the features that allow geologists to figure out how parts of the Earth have changed position, orientation, size and shape over time. This work requires careful observation and measurements of features at the surface of the Earth, and deductions about what’s below the surface. The practical skills you will learn in this course form the foundation for much of what is known about the history of the Earth, and are important tools for exploring the subsurface. They are essential for Earth scientists of all kinds.
The course that this document supports is about doing structural geology. It’s not possible to be a good geologist (or to pass the course) just by learning facts. You have to be able to solve problems. Do your lab work conscientiously and get as much as possible done during lab sessions when instructors are available to help you.
This manual consists of both readings and lab exercises, which alternate through the text. The readings are designed to be read and understood outside the lab sessions, whereas the labs contain specific instructions and questions to be completed. Before each lab, be sure you have covered the readings that come immediately before it.
- Physical Science
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- Alberta Open Educational Resources (ABOER) Initiative
- John Waldron
- Morgan Snyder
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This virtual field trip was born from an acute geological necessity. During the global situation in 2020 we realized how fragile the geologists’ “ecosystem” was. The geologist needs to observe the natural world around himself or herself and his/hers necessities to touch, smell, lick, hammer, analyze the rocks in their normal environment were deeply affected by the lockdowns or by the restrictions imposed on travel and on the interactions with the communities located on the path to the mighty rocks. During the pandemic, the student of geology was stripped of the best part of the undergraduate study: the field trip. The field trip awakens the innate curiosity in the student, while forging long lasting friendships. Also, if each knowledge information would be a piece of a massive puzzle, the field trip helps the scholar in geology put all the puzzle pieces in their place, helping with the understanding of the world surrounding us as a whole.
Permaculture Design is a method of land planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous technologies, and other time-tested practices to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture, social justice, and international development.
This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system. The book can be downloaded as a print version. However, there are many accompanying videos and content pages that are linked to throughout the text, so it is best viewed online where the links can be accessed.
Language Activities & Materials from Boise State University Pathways Project. Leads to hub (https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pathways-project-oer-language-teaching-repository-/2388/7124/2968/). Licenses vary.
These activities cover a 10-week course on the astronomy of the Solar System using the OpenStax Astronomy textbook. Topics cover chapters 1-5, 6-13, and sections of 14 and 21 covering exoplanets. All activities are designed to be done in small groups in the classroom, but most can be adapted for use as homework or projects. Quantitative and Hands-on activities may be used as labs. Activity types: Tutorial, Article, Quantitative, Hands-on, Collaborative, Poster.
This lab manual is a cross-institutional project from British Columbia (BC), Canada that provides 24 labs to be implemented within first year post-secondary physical geography courses. The labs have been developed to be easily adapted for various course structures, durations, and differing laboratory learning objectives set out by instructors. Instructor notes are available for each lab that outline the instructional intent of the lab author, along with some suggestions for modifications. The lab manual is licenced under a creative common license (refer to licensing information) so that the lab modules can be modified as needed. The second edition of this lab manual was created for the onset of the 2021/22 academic year.
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PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your computer. All simulations are open source (see our source code). Multiple sponsors support the PhET project, enabling these resources to be free to all students and teachers.
The purpose of this “book” is to help students practice skills to master learning objectives for physical geology laboratory. Includes H5P interactive exercises for students to self-test knowledge.
A Practical Guide to Introductory Geology is a comprehensive laboratory manual covering the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, streams, structural geology, and much more. This manual provides ample background information to assist students learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The text has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially Alberta and British Columbia, and includes a diverse set of exercises intended to accompany the GEOL 1101 curriculum at Mount Royal University. This laboratory manual is an adaptation of Physical Geology - 2nd Edition by Steven Earle.
Students will be able to identify cognates and false cognates by playing a game of Kahoot and looking at different advertisements in Spanish.