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Youth Revolution is the inspirational story of how a sixteen-year-old high-school student from Johannesburg, Kiara Nirghin, overcame huge health obstacles to win the grand prize at the 2016 International Google Science Fair for her unique and innovative solution to worldwide drought. Having experienced bacterial meningitis, undiagnosed bilharzia and severe weight loss, Kiara was forced to postpone her school career for hospitalisation, with a real chance of losing her hearing, her sight and the use of her limbs.
Youth Revolution not only covers her journey from the hospital bed to the stage as the winner of the science award, but also looks at issues surrounding stagnant youth innovation, while considering the dangers of lacking diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). It also includes contributions from prominent women in science and education, among them Malala Yousafzai, VP of Education and University Programs for Google and the recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.
Youth Revolution is a deeply human and truly inspirational real-life story that will enthral teenagers and adults alike, and proves that even ‘ordinary’ teenagers can do extraordinary things.
Ons weet dat die maan iets met die getye te doen het, maar het jy geweet dat jy met volmaan altyd dieselfde kant van die maan sien? Of dat weerligstrale vol vernietigende elektrisiteit is, maar dat ’n elektriese paling ’n lading van tot 600 volt kan vrystel?
Hierdie feite is deel van ’n magdom kennis oor die natuur, fisiese wetenskap en die ruimte wat die RSG-program Hoe verklaar jy dit? reeds jare lank beantwoord. Hierdie publikasie bevat ’n keur uit die honderde vrae van nuuskierige luisteraars wat deur kundiges verduidelik is om die wêreld minder vreemd te maak, want nie alle kennis van die wêreld om ons is voor die hand liggend nie. Daar is honderde verskynsels in die natuur en ruimte wat vra om verklaar te word. Dan praat ons nie eens van die mensgemaakte uitvindings soos die internet, persoonlike rekenaars, globale posisioneringstelsels, selfone, radiogolwe, teorie van evolusie, relatiwiteitsteorie, narkose en mense in die ruimte nie. Agter die alledaagse skuil die fassinerende werking van kragte en wette en die wetenskap in werking: Wat bepaal dat ’n mens se hart aan die linkerkant van die liggaam sit? Hoekom vries water in ’n dam van bo en nie van onder af nie? Kan gene deur omstandighede gemodifiseer word?
Hoe Verklaar Jy Dit? is ’n boek wat jou belangstelling in die wêreld om jou sal prikkel. Dit is ’n boek wat op sy eie gelees kan word, wat op die koffietafel kan lê en wat saam kan gaan kamp om wonderlike gesprekke om die braaivleisvuur uit te lok.
This book introduces students to all the basics of electronics. After working through this book, a student will have a good knowledge of: DC power supplies; signal/function generators; digital multimeters; oscilloscopes; low power analogue electronic devices.
This Revision Workbook has been specifically written for Unit 8: Scientific Skills in Application of Science of the Level 2 BTEC Firsts in Applied Science. With lots of revision practice and guided questions, guidance on how to answer the extended-writing 6-mark questions, as well as answers, this Workbook is designed to complement classroom and home learning and help students prepare for the external test.
The guide is organised by the assessment structure of the qualification and gives students guidance on the external assessment. Key point summaries of what candidates should know are included to reinforce teaching. Information is presented in a straightforward, user-friendly way. Worked examples, exam questions, revision practice questions and 'test yourself' diagnostic questions prepare students for the exams ahead. In addition, the Revision Guide provides students with all the answers to all the questions in the book. 'BTEC Award in Principles of Applied Science Unit 1 Revision Guidereplacement page 4' 'Unfortunately it has come to our attention that the fonts used for the ticks and crosses in the table on page 4 were corrupted to become 3s and 7s. Download a corrected page. The corrections will be included in the first reprint of the Principles of Applied Science Revision Guide.'
Resources designed to support learners of the new next generation BTEC First in Applied Science: Principles of Applied Science specification*. This Revision Workbook is specifically written for the externally assessed Unit 1: Principles of Science in Award 1 of the Level 2 BTEC Firsts in Applied Science. With lots of revision practice and guided questions, guidance on how to answer the extended-writing 6-mark questions, as well as answers, this Workbook is designed to complement classroom and home learning and help students prepare for the external test. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor.
This revision guide has been specifically written for externally assessed Unit 1: Principles of Science in Award 1 of the Level 2 BTEC Firsts in Applied Science. The guide is organised by the assessment structure of the qualification and gives students guidance on the external assessment.
This student book supports the level 1/level 2 BTEC First Award in Applied Science - Principles of Applied Science NQF specification for first teaching from September 2012. The book covers all four mandatory units so learners have relevant and specific content to complete the new 2012 award.
Covers all 22 units of the specification giving learners everything they need to know in one textbook, and allowing tutors to tailor the course around their learners' needs and interests. Achieve your potential: Assessment activities and grading tips throughout each unit gives students all the practice they need to achieve the best possible grade, explaining clearly what learners need to do to achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction. Put yourself in the professional's shoes: WorkSpace case studies take your learners into the real world of work, showing them how they can apply their knowledge in a real-life context. Advice from former students on how current learners can make their BTEC experience a stepping stone to success. Edexcel Assignment tips: Written and verified by experts in the BTEC team, there's invaluable unit-by-unit advice on how learners can get the most from their BTEC course.
Exam Board: Pearson BTEC Academic Level: BTEC National Subject: Applied Science First teaching: September 2016 First Exams: Summer 2017 For all four of the externally assessed units 1, 3, 5 and 7. Builds confidence with scaffolded practice questions. Unguided questions that allow students to test their own knowledge and skills in advance of assessment. Clear unit-by-unit correspondence between this Workbook and the Revision Guide and ActiveBook.
The South African National Commission on Higher Education has noted the shortage of skilled people in the fields of science and technology. The teaching of these subjects has been identified as an area of concern, and volume two of "Teaching Science and Technology" - a resource for training teachers at any level - seeks to address that. Throughout the book scientific knowledge is integrated with technological processes, and educators are shown how to enliven classes by applying science to everyday life in a practical way.
A comprehensive and extensive study of the latest research in hydrodynamics, guidance, navigation and control systems for marine craft. Establishes how the implementation of mathematical models and modern control theory can be used for simulation and verification of control systems, decision-support systems and situational awareness systems. Coverage includes hydrodynamic models for marine craft, models for wind, waves and ocean currents, dynamics and stability of marine craft, advanced guidance principles, sensor fusion and inertial navigation. The work includes the latest tools for analysis and design of advanced GNC systems and presents new material on autonomous underwater vehicles, surface vessels as well as autonomous systems. Also included are many references enabling engineers to analyze worked examples before making own designs. Matlab scripts are provided which are a crucial element for both software development and testing.
Our future is closely tied to that of the variety of life on Earth, and yet there is no greater threat to this than us. From population explosions and habitat destruction to climate change and mass extinctions, John Spicer explores the causes and consequences of our biodiversity crisis. In this revised and updated edition, he examines how grave the situation has become over the past decade and outlines what we must do now to protect and preserve nature's wonders before it's too late.
The Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters is an annual volume of papers published under the joint direction of the Council of the Academy and of the Executive Board of the Graduate School of the University of Michigan, and edited by Paul S. Welch and Eugene S. McCartney. The agreement to publish jointly was an opportunity to establish closer relations between the University and the Academy, thus contributing to higher scholarship and original investigation. This volume from the 1921 annual meeting includes an array of papers on Anthropology, Botany, Economics, Geology, Psychology, and Zoology.
These are proceedings from the Third Midwestern Conference on Solid Mechanics, including fifteen papers on properties of viscoelastic media, structural dynamics, stability of rotors, flutter of aircraft components, and structures.
Take a trip through time to discover the value of a special place to jot your thoughts, whether you're a famous scientist or a student. Notable Notebooks: Scientists and Their Writings brings to life the many ways in which everyone from Galileo to Jane Goodall has used a science notebook, including to sketch their observations, imagine experiments, record data, or just write down their thoughts. You also get four steps to starting your own notebook, plus mini-bios of the diverse featured scientists. Written in captivating rhyme, the text is sprinkled with lively illustrations. In fact, it looks a lot like the science notebook you'll be eager to start after reading this inspiring book.
A field guide for the wildflowers of the Texas High Plains. 141 color photographs and descriptions, glossary of terms, and key to the various flower families.
A large-format, beautifully illustrated look at the natural history of birds There are some 10,000 bird species in existence today, occupying every continent and virtually every habitat on Earth. The variety of bird species is truly astounding, from the tiny bee hummingbird to the large flightless ostrich, making birds one of the most diverse and successful animal groups on the planet. Taking you inside the extraordinary world of birds, What Is a Bird? explores all aspects of these remarkable creatures, providing an up-close look at their morphology, unique internal anatomy and physiology, fascinating and varied behavior, and ecology. It features hundreds of color illustrations and draws on a broad range of examples, from the familiar backyard sparrow to the most exotic birds of paradise. A must-have book for birders and armchair naturalists, What Is a Bird? is a celebration of the rich complexity of bird life. An absorbing and beautifully presented exploration of the natural history of birds Integrates physiological adaptations with ecology and behavior Features a wealth of color photographs and explanatory figures Uses scanning electron microscope imagery to provide a rare close-up view of structures not normally visible Provides insights into our complex relationship with birds, from our enduring fascination with them to the threats they face and the challenges of conservation
This illuminating and instructive survey demonstrates both the
insights and the pitfalls that result from applying game theoretic
models to the analysis of problems in political science. Using
real-life examples, it shows how game theory can explain and
elucidate complex political situations, from warfare to
presidential vetoes. 1975 edition. 24 figures.
"Head Cases" takes us into the dark side of the brain in an astonishing sequence of stories, at once true and strange, from the world of brain injury.
Michael Paul Mason is one of an elite group of experts who appear in the wake of tragic accidents and coordinate care that can last a lifetime. On the road with Mason, we encounter survivors of brain injuries as they struggle to map and make sense of the new worlds they inhabit. We meet a snowboarder whose life became permanently surreal after an errant jump; an "ultraviolent" child who has lost the brain's instinctive check on the impulse to strike out at others; a young man who cannot cry; and an Iraq war veteran whose odd maladies suggest that brain injury will be the war's most conspicuous legacy.
Underlying each of their stories is an exploration into the brain and its mysteries. When injured, the brain must figure out how to heal itself, reorganizing its physiology in order to do the job, and Mason gives us a series of vivid glimpses into brain science, the last frontier of medicine. We come away in awe of the miracles of the brain's workings and astonished at the fragility of the brain and the sense of self, life, and order that resides there. "Head Cases" echoes both Oliver Sacks and Raymond Carver, and is at once illuminating and deeply affecting.
Well known as a politician and architect, Thomas Jefferson also made important contributions to science. He was elected the third president not only of the United States but also of that most august of scientific clubs, the American Philosophical Society, following in the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and David Rittenhouse. He penned what was arguably the most important American scientific work of the eighteenth century, Notes on the State of Virginia. He designed architecture that promoted a healthy mind in a healthy body and the prevention of infectious diseases, and devised codes and a cipher machine to shield the new Republic against threats of foreign espionage. In his new book, Martin Clagett explores these and other achievements, returning Jefferson to his rightful place as an innovator in the scientific realm.
"Scientific Jefferson: Revealed "explores how science shaped Thomas Jefferson's views on politics, religion, economics, and social developments in America. The first of all sciences for Jefferson was agriculture, to which he was attached "by inclination as well as by conviction that it is the most useful of occupations of man." He introduced new and useful plants and livestock into America and advocated the study and practice of agriculture as a science. Perhaps most importantly, he brought forth his original invention of the mathematically precise "Mouldboard Plough of Least Resistance."
Clagett also highlights Jefferson's endeavors in archaeology. Jefferson developed the scientific methodology of stratification, which is the foundation of modern archeological techniques, and because of this innovation, he is often called the "Father of American Archaeology." In addition, Clagett examines Jefferson's contributions to anthropology, ethnology, comparative linguistics, paleontology, and medicine.
Scientific Jefferson is punctuated with color illustrations, charts, and documents that demonstrate Jefferson's scientific talents, interests, and accomplishments. Clagett concludes with a broader summary of Jefferson's scientific achievements and offers a fresh view of Monticello, the University of Virginia, and even Jefferson's own gravestone as testimonials to his devotion to science.
Distributed for the Office of the President of the University of Virginia
Ranging from ancient Greek and Roman problems to modern
applications and techniques, this book features 250 lively puzzles
and problems, with solutions. Both beginners and advanced
mathematicians will appreciate its variety of numerical pastimes,
which include unusual historic problems from medieval European,
Arabic, and Hindu sources.
Reader-friendly guide offers illustrative examples of the rules of physical science and how they were formulated. Topics include the role of mathematics as the language of physics; nature of mechanical vibrations; harmonic motion and shapes; geometry of the laws of motion; more. 60 figures. 1963 edition.
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