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Life in the Universe
The Life in the Universe curriculum is a unique set of resources, for elementary and middle school teachers, designed to bring the excitement of searching for life beyond Earth into the classroom. The SETI Institute, with funding from NSF and NASA, developed these award winning classroom materials with a team of educators, curriculum developers, and scientists. The Life in the Universe curriculum explores many facets of how scientists are trying to answer the questions: Where did life come from? What is its future? Are we alone?
In the Life in the Universe curriculum, students explore conditions that support life on Earth, and the possible existence of life elsewhere. The curriculum draws upon the experience of SETI scientists, whose research encompasses the full spectrum of Astrobiology: astronomy, life sciences, Earth sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, and many other disciplines. The hands-on science activities were tested nationally in a variety of schools representing a broad range of students. Organized around story lines, these activities pose challenges that require students to investigate what is known about life on Earth.
So I’d love to visit here to explore the beautiful coral reefs depicted, but that doesn’t look very possible.
I wish that Indonesia’s government would try to help with the growing number of illegal fishermen who use explosives and cyanide to kill and stun their prey. Do the fishermen even realize what they are doing to the underwater landscape? Do they realize howthey are affecting so many more organisms than just their prey and coral?
Action clearly needs to be taken against these fishermen and their crimes that are changing a once-beautiful travel stop.
The Science of Motion
Branch of physics and a subdivision of classical mechanics concerned with the geometrically possible motion of a body or system of bodies without consideration of the forces involved (i.e., causes and effects of the motions). Kinematics aims to provide a description of the spatial position of bodies or systems of material particles, the rate at which the particles are moving (velocity) and the rate at which their velocity is changing (acceleration) … in unconstrained or free motion, the forces determine the shape of the path. Branch of classical mechanics that concerns the effect of forces and torques on the motion of bodies having mass. Authors using the term kinetics apply the nearly
synonymous name dynamics to the classical mechanics of moving bodies. The art of making inanimate objects appear to move. Animation is an artistic impulse that long predates the movies.
History’s first recorded animator is Pygmalion of Greek and Roman mythology, a sculptor who created a figure of a woman so perfect that he fell in love with her and begged Venus to bring her to life. Some of the same sense of magic, mystery and transgression still adheres to contemporary film animation, which has made it a primary vehicle for exploring the overwhelming, often bewildering emotions of childhood – feelings once dealt with by folktales.
Neuroscience Meets Education and Technology
Technological Trends will include computer technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology and cognition and the convergence of these technologies. The U.S. military and the UK government are studying psychopharmacology for increased attention and cognition, and personalized genetic mapping and enhancement. The Human Cognome Project is seeking to map the brain like the Human Genome Project has done for the geneAdditionally, Nanotechnology is producing new drugs that treat cancer, engineer materials to replace diseased organs, repair nerve damage, and improve prosthetic limbs, among many other medical breakthroughs. The National Nanotechnology Initiative has identified other areas of focus in enhancing group creativity and cognitive engineering.. A “Virtual You” is being constructed at Sandia Laboratory to model human consciousness and cognitive abilities. Dr. Candace Pert has identified an information network within the human body where peptide messages triggered by emotions regulate body chemical processes.
New Technologies provide the following opportunities: the backbone for the communications necessary for globalization, the ability to “leapfrog” current technology where there are no old infrastructure or mentalities to be uprooted, the creation of new online societies and training environments and the simulation of current social problems.
I am learining about ecology right now in my science class. We have been learning about different ecosystems, weather, climates and many other things. One thing that my teacher said is that ecology is ECOlogical. There is a lot of information about ecology, but it is easy to understand. One of my favorite topics we learned about was animal relationships. One example that my teacher showed us in class is the ants and acacia trees in a symbiotic relationship. They help and protect each other here is a video about their relationship. Do you all have any other examples of animal realationships?
I think that we are not alone in the universe, too many events have made me understand this, the mysteries that surround the Earth and ‘universe are dozens and among these there is evidence of UFO sightings in the past and especially in this time, the universe is infinite and it is impossible that we are the only form of life present.
I think that inquiring into the possibility of life on other planets is a good and interesting thing, and I’d like to do it. I believe that life could exist in the Universe far from the Earth, and I don’t exclude the existence of life forms similar to the humans’ one (for me, everything is possible until the Science demonstrates I’m wrong). In my opinion the discovery of life in other planets would be a magnificent achievement of the humanity,so I’d like to study about astronomy and life when I’ll be older