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|ADHD - Dyslexia|
Name: Charles T.
Date: 2002-05-24 11:57:36
Link to this Comment: 2134
For your info, here's a new ADHD resource which discusses ADHD and the science behind how some FDA approved medicines can temporarily reduce distractibility, increase attention span, and improve fine motor control.
Discusses EEG, MRI, and SPECT brain scans. Contains some comments made about dyslexia (an extreme difficulty in learning how to read easily - which in its classic form is different than ADHD).
Name: Shirley an
Date: 2002-07-23 14:51:39
Link to this Comment: 2343
Sites to explore:
1. Ask ERIC - http://www.askeric.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/science
This contains many site for math and science information and lessons.
- By Subject - and specialized data base.
2. Alta Vista - Category - www.m.kids.com/Smachines.htm - pictures and
3. Ask Jeeves - Provides a lot of sites for kids and homework help.
Name: Shirley an
Date: 2002-07-24 12:06:24
Link to this Comment: 2361
In response to Sharon's presentation on color we found the information very
interesting. Because students learn about primary colors in art, a connection in science can be made by going into what makes us see blue, green,
or yellow. These colcrs are what the brain interprets when color detectors are stimulated.
Once students understand how primary colors are forumlated they can practice making other secondary and complementary colors. Students can also utilize
color dots to experiment creating new colors. This can work well in cooperative learning groups as students discover, experiment and illustrate
in their journals.
Date: 2002-07-25 13:09:18
Link to this Comment: 2373
Kaye Edwards presentation presented a different way of bridging everyday events
into a scientific way of thinking. The process can be delivered into the
classroom by allowing students the see how everything is connected to science. A familiar connection to their immediate world would be the
newspaper in which they can find an article or two to share with the class.
Date: 2002-07-26 13:05:11
Link to this Comment: 2408
I know you believe you understand what you think I'm saying,but I'm not sure you realize that what you're hearing is not what I really mean.
Date: 2002-07-30 15:30:35
Link to this Comment: 2424
Because of the way society continues to view boys and girls, girls still
find science as a not so friendly subject. It is encouraging that Rosser
has introduced the concept of making science female friendly. Hopefully
this alternative approach will make a difference.
Name: Karen Hoff
Date: 2003-11-08 02:58:42
Link to this Comment: 7152
I'm a senior at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in biology and writing. For a long time I've been interested in bridging the gap between the sciences and humanities, or "science and culture." I was hoping someone could suggest graduate programs that would allow me to explore this topic further. Thanks.
Date: 2005-06-18 09:39:37
Link to this Comment: 15351
Date: 2005-06-18 09:41:50
Link to this Comment: 15352
Date: 2005-10-31 13:52:12
Link to this Comment: 16725
|Air pollution and pollen in NYC - information sour|
Name: Else J
Date: 2006-07-24 10:41:52
Link to this Comment: 19982
Hi, I came across the Serendip web pages and wonder if you would know of studies comparing NYC with other big cities with respect to air pollution level (incl ozone)? Also, might anyone direct me to a pollen levels survey or continuous information source for NYC. I am especially interested in information on a type of tree that I have not yet managed to identify - it is very common along the streets, has a wrinkled bark, and long leaf midribs, with some 10-15 or maybe more series of little ovalshaped leaves attached to each midrib. If ever you could assist me getting to the relevant sources I would immensely appreciate it. The web is excellent but one can spend days searching through thousands of pages, not finding precisely what one seeks. Thanks very much in advance for any assistance - a direct reply by email would be much appreciated also.
Date: 2006-11-28 14:31:54
Link to this Comment: 21205
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