NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years
NOVA's four part videos "Australia's First 4 Billion Years" takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from host and scientist, Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. The visuals (both real and computer-generated) are beautiful, and the stories are clearly and engagingly told. The program builds an appreciation for the landscape by allowing you to fully explore the rich history of Australia.
In the first episode, Richard Smith sets up the series as an adventure in time travel. Using travel down the road as an analogy for moving backward in time, we get some feeling for the vast amounts of time between key events in Earth’s past. Arriving at the formation of the Solar System, the series begins its march forward. Australia is a great place to talk about the early Earth because hidden in the red hills of Australia are clues to the mysteries of when the Earth was born, how life first arose, and how it transformed the planet. Experts unveil how the earliest forms of life, an odd assortment of bacterial slime, flooded the atmosphere with oxygen, sparking the biological revolution that made animal life possible. The rest of the series details the last 500 million years, over which organisms have, for the most part, become progressively more familiar.
The second episode looks at the evolution of fish—their invasion of the land and the invertebrates that beat them there, all of which took place on an Australia that bears no resemblance to the one we know. Host Richard Smith introduces Earth's forgotten pioneers: the scuttling arthropod armies that invaded the shores and the waves of green revolutionaries whose battle for the light pushed plant life across the face of a barren continent. Evolution continued underwater as well, with...
...educational opportunity that should be pleasurable and beneficial. The opportunity allows you to learn about historical backgrounds, and to incorporate those ideals and actions into the making of the future. Students can experience things that are new and individually interesting for them to study. Incorporating new ideas and skills in one’s future works, and for students to be successful and prosper for their own lives.
2. What have you done this semester to improve on or continue your time management skills and what advice would you give to an incoming freshman on time management skills?
In high school I always kept up with due assignments and club meeting by writing them down in an agenda that was provided by the school. However, in my first days of transitioning to college I found that my school load is not as heavy as it was in high school. Homework was very draining, sometimes having to work assignments in all 5 subjects every night of the week. In college I can span smaller amounts of time to finish assignments and have more free time afterwards. I manage due dates by referring to each classes syllabuses and then link them in a calendar, both written and on my cell phone. My advice to other incoming freshmen would be to take further action in what you really want to accomplish in college, and what that means for you after you graduate. Not lagging around on school work is another important rule to remember.
3. What is your learning style and how can...
...When training new parents on the importance’s of child development in the first two years of life the following issues should be discussed or researched.
• Child nutrition
• Emotional/Psychological development
• Child care.
In the first two years of life there are several things that need to be cautiously thought of when caring for a child. Beginning with nutrition. Nutrition is a vital component in development; without adequate nutrition the body and brain cannot properly develop. It is good for new or expecting moms to learn of the benefits of breast feeding. Not only is it free, but breast feeding may help promote bonding and also gives nourishment and protection against illnesses to a child that dairy milk may not provide. New parents should understand the importance of getting a child proper immunizations. Immunization shots will help the child from contracting unnecessary illnesses that may cause permanent damage (i.e. blindness or deafness) or life threatening diseases. Vaccinations have drastically changed the death percentage of children in the last fifty years and most would say the pros outweigh the cons on every level.
Teaching new parents the importance of a child’s emotional and psychological development may impact not only their childhood but how they may learn to interact with society as an adult. Parents must learn the significance of...
...Tips for Your FirstYear as a Nurse
Everyone was once in your shoes!
It is normal to feel overwhelmed as a new nurse.
Organization is the key to becoming a successful RN.
When I first got out of nursing school and was hired as a Medical-Surgical RN in a local hospital I began searching to find tips that might help me make the transition from student nurse to RN. I wanted a list of specific things I could do to help me learn to care for a greater patient load without an instructor there to back me up. I was disappointed that I could not find a lot of information regarding this crucial transition. I later composed the following list of tips and tidbits. I sincerely hope these prove to be useful to someone else who is in the same shoes I once wore.
1. Be early for work. If you receive report at 7:00 am be there at 6:30am. Most nurses appreciate you relieving them early and are more than happy to give you report. In the two years I worked as a Med-Surg nurse I worked over only twice and that was for a maximum of fifteen minutes only. I found that getting a jump on my day enabled me to start out ahead.
2. Do not hesitate to ask questions no matter how dumb you feel. Remember that everyone started where you are. People appreciate your willingness to admit you do not know everything. People generally like helping others and will be glad to...
...Growing and learning is a part of life that no one is exempt from. This fact influences
everyone, whether it be a young child learning to share or an old man learning to let go.
Feld, in The First Seven Years, finds that he has to let go of several of his own issues to
allow his daughter to undergo her own growth and learning.
Feld is the typical father, he wants only the best for his daughter. Feld wants the
best education, the best man, the perfect life. He believes that, as a farther, he can make
her life perfect simply by telling her the necessities of life. However, after several
incidences Feld understands that he must learn to let go. He discovers that he must let go
of sending her to college, "He had begged her to go.." he had to let go of the fact that
Miriam would not marry the perfect man. "Let her marry an educated man and live a
better life." In the end Feld learned that he could not alter his daughters future in anyway.
The only thing he could do is to keep his silence. "Then he realized that what he had
called ugly was not Sobel, but Miriam's life if she married him." When Feld explains to the
readers that Miriam is always reminded him that she wants freedom, he is revealing to the
reader that he is growing and beginning to understand that he has to let go so, Miriam is
free to live her life, and make her own mistakes.
Although, being able to let go is a small part of the growth that can proceed. Feld...
...Human Growth and Development
The First Two Years
The first two years after birth, through the developing person has to do with three domains biosocial, cognitive and psychosocial. There are many different theories regarding the first two years. The three most influential works on growth and development was done by Piaget, Freud and Erikson. Piaget’s theory was called cognitive development or the sensorimotor stage. This is when the child interacts with his surroundings through physical action such as pushing, sucking, grabbing, etc. Freud’s theory of development is psychosexual. He proposed three stages in psychosexual development: oral, anal, phallic. Erikson’s theory is psychosocial. From birth until about one and a half the child is going through the oral sensory stage. More about these theories and discussing the first two years of a child’s life will be discussed further on in this essay.
The first two years of a child’s life is always the fastest. The baby quadrupled in weight, grown taller by more that a foot, and sprouted a new head of hair. A change in attitude will definitely be recognizable as well (Berger, pg. 121). Biosocial Development covers the growth and developments that take place in the body, as well as the biological, social, cultural, and environmental elements affecting this growth and...
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Name of the Candidate:
M.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, 2010
530. ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN PERIODS
Nov] [Time : 3 Hours
Maximum : 100 Marks
Answer any FIVE questions (5×8=40)
1. a) To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thought that do often lie too deep for tears
b) And mid this tumult kubler heard from far
Ancestoral voices prophesying war!
2. a) Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;
b) Sore tasks to hearts wornout by many wars
And eyes dim with gazing on the pilot –stars
3. a) Ah! But a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what is heaven for?
b) Sitting upon the river bank O’ergrown:
Mark’d thine outlandish grab, thy figure spare,
Thy dark, vague eyes, and soft abstracted air.
4. a) No one ever regarded the first of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left.
b) I feel no disposition to envy the mule for his plenty, or the mole for...
|Hear this; for 430 years the Israelites grew numerically through the womb of the Hebrew women to an appreciable population, large enough to be used |
|by God to actualize the promise he made with Abraham, hence the need for us to grow numerically. |
|What are we Grappling with? |
|Great people of God we are being faced with the following issues, that are calling for our urgent response: |
|2. Post-modernism and Global Issues. |
|3. Economic Empowerment. |
|4. Reproductive Health....
whYyoU should have FirstYear Writing
The firstyear biology majors and accounting major of YU are all asking themselves the same question: “How is FirstYear Writing going to help me?” As an accounting major in the Syms School of Business, I was extremely troubled by the university requirement to take firstyear writing as well. “How will FYW help me with balance sheets?” I asked myself. How will this class get me an accounting internship this summer that I so desperately need to improve my resume? Seemingly, FYW will not assist me in realizing my professional aspirations. Furthermore, the requirements of a dual curriculum are taxing enough without the added labor an “extra,” unnecessary requirement. Having finished the course, I believe that FirstYear Writing should be mandatory for all students for three reasons: FYW raises students’ awareness of critical educational issues, it develops their writing skills, and cultivates intellectual independence.
In my FirstYear Writing class, I was first exposed to articles that dealt with educational issues such as the promotion of online-education and the advancement of math and science at the expense of the Liberal Arts. My professor began a class discussion about the popularization of online...