Learners examine the function of each part of a microscope and follow step-by-step instructions on how to focus on a specimen. They also review the proper use and care of a microscope and test their knowledge in two drag-and-drop exercises.
Learners study the effect that pressure has on boiling temperatures. Once a liquid has reached a full boil, additional heat does not raise the liquid’s temperature; however, pressure can vary the boiling point of a liquid. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Students read about the Federal Reserve System's structure and goals and the tools it uses to control the flow of money and credit in the economy. At the end of this activity, learners are asked to write how they would solve specific economic problems if they served on the Fed's Board of Governors.
Learners reflect on their own attitudes toward change and list them in the order they might experience them. In a separate exercise, they prioritize the actions a group might take when faced with change in the workplace.
Learners read how nanotechnology is creating new jobs in emerging industries while making others obsolete. This colorful and animated activity also looks at the types of products being created through the use of technology and how educational institutions have responded.