Resources for Teaching Middle School Science

Author: Smithsonian Institution,National Academy of Engineering,National Science Resources Center of the National Academy of Sciences,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309057817

Category: Education

Page: 496

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With age-appropriate, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sound teaching practices, middle school science can capture the interest and energy of adolescent students and expand their understanding of the world around them. Resources for Teaching Middle School Science, developed by the National Science Resources Center (NSRC), is a valuable tool for identifying and selecting effective science curriculum materials that will engage students in grades 6 through 8. The volume describes more than 400 curriculum titles that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards. This completely new guide follows on the success of Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science, the first in the NSRC series of annotated guides to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and other resources for science teachers. The curriculum materials in the new guide are grouped in five chapters by scientific area--Physical Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Multidisciplinary and Applied Science. They are also grouped by type--core materials, supplementary units, and science activity books. Each annotation of curriculum material includes a recommended grade level, a description of the activities involved and of what students can be expected to learn, a list of accompanying materials, a reading level, and ordering information. The curriculum materials included in this book were selected by panels of teachers and scientists using evaluation criteria developed for the guide. The criteria reflect and incorporate goals and principles of the National Science Education Standards. The annotations designate the specific content standards on which these curriculum pieces focus. In addition to the curriculum chapters, the guide contains six chapters of diverse resources that are directly relevant to middle school science. Among these is a chapter on educational software and multimedia programs, chapters on books about science and teaching, directories and guides to science trade books, and periodicals for teachers and students. Another section features institutional resources. One chapter lists about 600 science centers, museums, and zoos where teachers can take middle school students for interactive science experiences. Another chapter describes nearly 140 professional associations and U.S. government agencies that offer resources and assistance. Authoritative, extensive, and thoroughly indexed--and the only guide of its kind--Resources for Teaching Middle School Science will be the most used book on the shelf for science teachers, school administrators, teacher trainers, science curriculum specialists, advocates of hands-on science teaching, and concerned parents.
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Steel - A New and Traditional Material for Building

Proceedings of the International Conference in Metal Structures 2006, 20-22 September 2006, Poiana Brasov, Romania

Author: Dan Dubina,Viorel Ungureanu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415408172

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

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In an era of new, composite materials and high-strength concrete, and with an increasing demand for sustainable building technologies, the importance of the role of steel in construction is being challenged.. Nonetheless, steel can successfully be used to refurbish and retrofit historical buildings, as well as being a material of choice for new building structures. Steel can effectively be combined with a variety of other materials to obtain structures which are characterized by a high-performance response under different types of static and dynamic activity. The proceedings contains nine keynote lectures from international experts, and is further divided into five sections: calculation models and methods; studies and advances in design codes; steel and mixed building technology; steel under exceptional actions; and steel in remarkable constructions and refurbishment.
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Probability Theory and Statistical Inference

Econometric Modeling with Observational Data

Author: Aris Spanos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 815

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A major textbook for students taking introductory courses in probability theory and statistical inference.
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PID and Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Converters using MATLAB / Simulink

Author: Liuping Wang,Shan Chai,Dae Yoo,Lu Gan,Ki Ng

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118339479

Category: Science

Page: 368

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A timely introduction to current research on PID andpredictive control by one of the leading authors on thesubject PID and Predictive Control of Electric Drives and PowerSupplies using MATLAB/Simulink examines the classical controlsystem strategies, such as PID control, feed-forward control andcascade control, which are widely used in current practice. The authors share their experiences in actual design andimplementation of the control systems on laboratory test-beds,taking the reader from the fundamentals through to moresophisticated design and analysis. The bookcontains sections on closed-loop performance analysis in bothfrequency domain and time domain, presented to help the designer inselection of controller parameters and validation of the controlsystem. Continuous-time model predictive control systems aredesigned for the drives and power supplies, and operationalconstraints are imposed in the design. Discrete-time model predictive control systems are designed basedon the discretization of the physical models, which will appeal toreaders who are more familiar with sampled-data control system.Soft sensors and observers will be discussed for low costimplementation. Resonant control of the electric drives andpower supply will be discussed to deal with the problems of bias insensors and unbalanced three phase AC currents. Brings together both classical control systems and predictivecontrol systems in a logical style from introductory through toadvanced levels Demonstrates how simulation and experimental results are usedto support theoretical analysis and the proposed designalgorithms MATLAB and Simulink tutorials are given in each chapter to showthe readers how to take the theory to applications. Includes MATLAB and Simulink software using xPC Target forteaching purposes A companion website is available Researchers and industrial engineers; and graduate students onelectrical engineering courses will find this a valuableresource.
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Building a Model Railroad Step by Step

Author: David Popp

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 0890246890

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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"In this book, you'll learn how to choose a scale, work with available space, add sound and action with DCC decoders, plan for realistic operation, create detailed scenery, and make your railroad run right"--Cover, p. 4.
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The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need

The Way Smart Money Preserves Wealth Today

Author: Larry E. Swedroe

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429972955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Investment professional Larry E. Swedroe describes the crucial difference between "active" and "passive" mutual funds, and tells you how you can win the investment game through long-term investments in such indexes as the S&P 500 instead of through the active buying and selling of stocks. A revised and updated edition of an investment classic, The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need remains clear, understandable, and effective. This edition contains a new chapter comparing index funds, ETFs, and passive asset class funds, an expanded section on portfolio care and maintenance, the addition of Swedroe's 15 Rules of Prudent Investing, and much more. In clear language, Swedroe shows how the newer index mutual funds out-earn, out-perform, and out-compound the older funds, and how to select a balance "passive" portfolio for the long hail that will repay you many times over. This indispensable book also provides you with valuable information about: - The efficiency of markets today - The five factors that determine expected returns of a balanced equity and fixed income portfolio - Important facts about volatility, return, and risk - Six steps to building a diversified portfolio using Modern Portfolio Theory - Implementing the winning strategy - and more.
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5 Steps to a 5 AP Psychology 2016

Author: Laura Lincoln Maitland

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071846115

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Get ready for your AP Psychology exam with this straightforward, easy-to-follow study guide—updated for all the latest exam changes 5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and matches the latest exam. The book provides access to McGraw-Hill Education’s interactive AP Planner app, which will enable you to receive a customizable study schedule on your mobile device. Bonus app features daily assignment notifications, plus extra practice questions to assess test readiness 2 complete practice AP Psychology exams 3 separate study plans to fit your learning style
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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization

Proceedings of the Fifth International IABMAS Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 11-15 July 2010

Author: Dan Frangopol,Richard Sause,Chad Kusko

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 041589137X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 744

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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization contains the lectures and papers presented at IABMAS 2010, the Fifth International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA from July 11 through 15, 2010. All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle optimization are addressed including advanced and high performance materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, bridge security, composites, design for durability, deterioration modeling, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, innovations, inspection, life-cycle performance, load capacity assessment, loads, maintenance strategies, new technical and materials concepts, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, sustainable materials for bridges, sustainable bridges, whole-life costing, and multi-criteria optimization, among others. Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization consists of a book of abstracts and a CD-ROM containing the full text of the lectures and papers presented at IABMAS 2010. This set provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions in bridge maintenance, safety, security, serviceability, risk-based management, and health monitoring using traditional and emerging technologies for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.
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5 Steps to a 5 AP Psychology 2017

Author: Laura Lincoln Maitland

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259588424

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

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Get ready for your AP Psychology exam with this straightforward, easy-to-follow study guide The wildly popular test prep guide— updated and enhanced for smartphone users—5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2017 provides a proven strategy to achieving high scores on this demanding Advanced Placement exam. This logical and easy-to-follow instructional guide introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help students build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence they need to reach their full potential. The book helps students master multiple-choice, free-response and essay questions and offers comprehensive answer explanations and sample responses. Written by an AP Psychology teacher, this insider’s guide reflects the latest course syllabus and includes 2 full-length practice exams, plus the most up-to-date scoring information. 2 full-length practice exams BONUS interactive AP Planner app delivers a customized study schedule and extra practice questions to students’ mobile devices The 5 Steps to a 5 series has prepared millions of students for success The 5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology 2017 effective 5-step plan breaks down test preparation into stages: 1. Set Up Your Study Program 2. Determine Your Test Readiness 3. Develop Strategies for Success 4. Develop the Knowledge You Need to Score High 5. Build Your Test-Taking Confidence.
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