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Observation of Earth’s Constellations

- ... Andromeda is one of the farthest objects discernable to the naked eye, and the closest spiral galaxy in proximity to our very own galaxy the Milky Way. The Big Dipper is an arrangement of seven stars, the brightest that make up the constellation Ursa Major, also referred to as the Big Bear by the Dutch. Similar in appearance to a large ladle or drinking gourde, it prove quite beneficial as a navigational aid in the 19th century, as fleeing slaves would "follow the Drinking Gourd" or the two “pointer stars” at the gourde’s end....   [tags: Galaxy, Stars]

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A Review of Nirvana for Sale by Rachelle M. Scoot

- ... Following this historical situating, Scott then looks at how the Dhammakaya temple has used discourses on merit making within Buddhism to create a situation where “the better Buddhist you are the more wealth you accumulate” (51), reminiscent of the argument laid out in Weber’s Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. This orientation towards modernity and capitalism is framed by the temple as “positive” (52), embracing the forces of modern global capitalism being intertwined with the tradition of merit making through the lay population giving donations to the Sangha....   [tags: wealth, piety, observation, religion]

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Implications Hegemonic Assumptions Have on You as a Teacher

- ... I asked myself is complete control in the classroom more important than discipline. Yet I didn’t want to be a pushover in the classroom. “Learning activities cannot take place effectively in a classroom full of 30 pupils unless you are given authority to control, manage and as and when appropriate” (P 86. Essential teaching skills, Kyriacou, 2007) I assumed in my own head then that I need to be very strict with the pupils inside the classroom and decided not to tolerate any form noise. I felt that this would help my teaching in the classroom as I could teach in a classroom without constantly having to tell pupils to be quiet....   [tags: classroom management, peer observation]

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Orthopedic Physical Assessment and Physical Therapy

- ... These tests include vertebral artery testing and cervical instability testing (Dutton, 2012). The vertebral artery test rules out any blood supply being cut off to the brain (Magee, 2008, p. 150). In terms of cervical instability testing, the transverse ligament and alar ligament tests should be done to avoid any bones in the cervical spine moving out of place to damage the spinal cord (Magee, 2008, p. 180). When these two red flags are tested and found to be negative, the rest of the exam can start....   [tags: injury, diagnosis, patients, observation]

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The Philosophy of Socrates on Souls

- ... Socrates concluded that focusing on fulfilling a wider scope of the world through knowledge of our souls was far more valuable than being limited to the study of the anatomical aspects of the universe. By gauging not only the palpable aspects of the world gives a greater understanding of which surrounds us. Socrates acknowledged the significance of this and, concluded that we must focus our study on the mind itself. However Socrates set on self-analysis it did not stop him from alienating himself from society....   [tags: observation, actions,values, purpose]

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The Problem Between Science and Religion

- Science and religion have always been in opposing viewpoints, historically. Science has a mentality that is based off of knowledge, observation, and experimentation. However, religion has no factual proof of anything, it is solely based off of faith and feelings. The problem between these two subjects is that one has factual evidence and one does not. Science is able to explain the laws of gravity - if an item is dropped it will fall. Religion is able to explain a single persons experience with a supernatural being....   [tags: knowledge, observation, faith, feelings]

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Strategic Evaluation Document for Amazing Destinations

- ... The marketing mix is one of the basic ideas in marketing for an organization. The classification of marketing needs a discipline in the marketing mix. By simulating the conceptual integration and purifying the discipline by a meaningful measurement of marketing mix efforts and effects. This was logically proceeding for the realization of the existence of the marketing mixtures that develops the concept based on the variety of the forces that are caused by the managements for providing the variety mixes....   [tags: observation, planning, business productivity]

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Mediation and Restorative Justice Center

- Venue: Mediation and Restorative Justice Center Mediation is the process of negotiating with the assistance of a third party. The third party termed a “mediator” is the guide of the process directing the interested parties through the stage of beginning, middle, and end, and hopefully ending the process, and hopefully ending the process with a resolution of the conflict. In recent years, courtroom litigation has been on the decline and the use of mediation has become the preferred method to resolve cases....   [tags: mediation observation report]

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What´s Making an Aesthetic Judgment?

- Making an aesthetic judgment is about expressing an opinion of whether a work of art is worthy of being intrinsically valuable. The means of arriving at an aesthetic judgment has being a topic of much debate among philosophers and psychologists, as it begs into question what the qualities of aesthetics are (if such exist), and the cognitive mechanisms that propel us to define them as so. Perhaps aesthetic judgment can be thought of as something derivational; for the means of arriving at any judgment involve a process of assessments, in which we decide whether something is good or bad, big or small, beautiful or ugly....   [tags: observation of art, value]

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Gender Differences in Behavior

- In order to determine the gender differences in behavior in boys and girls, I observed seven activities for ten minutes, taking a total of five observations of the numbers of boys and girls each activity. This experiment took place on October 9th from 4’ o’clock to 4’ ten at County Elementary School. I performed this experiment in the school’s After School Program because having a smaller sample size is easier to keep count and observe. From the beginning of this experiment, there was a total of twenty-two boys and thirty girls, age ranging from six to eleven....   [tags: Child Observation Essays]

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Observation of The Pub

- As I open the double glass doors at the Pub I am overwhelmed with all of the noise. This place sounds more like a bar than a laundry mat. There is music playing, beeping from the arcade games, a metal fan going, tumbling noises from the dryers, and wet clothes being thrown around in the washers. I can barely keep my train of thought. The humidity in the room made it very uncomfortable. The smell on the other hand is great it smells so clean and warm. The room was filled with many different people....   [tags: Narrative, Descriptive Essay]

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Child Observation

- Leroy is a 2nd grade African American student at Martin Luther King Elementary School. He is 8 years old and lives with his mother and two older brothers. His favorite school subject is math. He likes to play video games and basketball, especially when he is playing with his friends. Leroy’s favorite holiday is Christmas, for he gets to visit his grandma and enjoy all the delicious foods that his mom and grandma cook. When asked where would he go if he can go anywhere, he responded with Skate Park....   [tags: Child Development Project]

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Unidentified Mineral Samples Subjected to Obervation and Experimentation

- Introduction In this lab, eight unidentified mineral samples are the subject of observation and experimentation. The purpose of this lab is to identify the samples based on the observations and experimentation. This paper will identify each of the samples and briefly discuss each one. Mineral A - Kaolinite Kaolinite, composed of hydrated aluminum silicate, is the result of “sedimentary rocks whose sediments were derived from weathered igneous and metamorphic rocks” (Schroeder, 2013). Much like talc, it is white in color....   [tags: mineral lab]

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Sea Critter Observation

- At eight in the morning, my classmates and I boarded the bus which would take us to Homer and to an exciting adventure down by the beach, Bishop’s Beach to be exact. An adventure to the beach was a wonderful idea , we were all excited about it. After an hour drive from Nikolaevsk School we , the students along with Mr. Klaich, Mrs. Pancratz and Mr. Sellers were greeted by two scientists. Once we were in our gear, (boots, hats, and warm coats) the scientists began their explanation on beach etiquette and the rules....   [tags: Science Lab]

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Collaborative Observation Project

- Introduction I have teamed up with two other people to carry out a collaborative project. The reasons for doing a collaborative project is by working with others you can achieve more ‘the word use is synergy and the implication is that a team of people can achieve more together than each could as individuals.’ (Lacey p) Introduction about myself and the two colleagues I observed. I have written a bit about each person and how they were influenced to go into teaching. Myself After leaving school at the age of 16, I went straight into hairdressing....   [tags: Education]

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Behavior Management in the Classroom

- In light of my School Experience (SE), I will be analysing, discussing and evaluating an aspect of classroom practice. The practice that I have chosen is ‘Behaviour Management’. Behaviour management plays a key role within the classroom and there are a number of techniques used by teachers on a day to day basis. I will look at these techniques in detail, analysing and evaluating them with the work of behaviour management authors and also taking into account my SE observations. During my SE I was put into a Year 6 Class....   [tags: Child Observation]

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Primates Observation: Spider Monkey and Sifaka

- I chose to study the behaviors of the Spider monkey and the Sifaka. I chose them for a few reasons, one being that Spider monkeys are incredibly adorable and two Sifaka’s remind me of a childhood television show, Zoboomafoo. These two primate groups also struck my attention in class, so this project was a perfect opportunity to dig a little deeper. The behaviors I chose to observe were social interactions and locomotion. The biggest differences I noticed between the two primates were that the Spider monkeys have the prehensile tails and without exerting extra energy is able to engage in a few common locomotion patterns such as quadrupedal, suspensory and bipedalisim....   [tags: social interaction, locomotion, behavior, energy]

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Analysis of Class Observation: Learning Disabilities

- There are thirteen categories of special education. Of the thirteen categories, the most common category students are to be identified with is learning disability. A learning disability is “a neurological condition that interferes with a person’s ability to store, process, or produce information, affecting the person’s ability to read, write, speak, spell, or compute mathematics” (Lerner & Johns, 2012, p. 8). There are many different types of learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia....   [tags: Classroom, Students]

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The Coaching Process

- This report concentrates on implementing a systematic observation on the use of Instruction, Hustle and Scold verbal coaching behaviours of a County Level Coach. Within this report the behaviours will be justified in regards to academic literature, the method of the observation will be presented and results of the observation will be discussed to gain a further understanding of the coaching process. The Coach observed is a County level club swimming coach who has been coaching swimming for 12 years....   [tags: Experiment, Systematic Observation]

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Scientific Method: The Continental Drift Hypothesis and Plate Tectonic Theory

- The initial ideas of the continental drift hypothesis led to the development of plate tectonic theory. In order for the theory to be accepted, the whole scientific concept had to undergo the extensive process of scientific method. This involves an initial Observation leading to a hypothesis, attempting to explain the occurring observation. In order for this to be determined, predictions are made to explain the specific hypotheses, which are then backed up by evidence, finally leading to having a generally accepted theory....   [tags: observation, earth's mantle, sea floor]

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Peer Coaching or Clinical Supervision

- Peer Coaching or Clinical Supervision Overview Supervision could be interpreted from many points of view and have many perceptions about it. Differentiating description from interpretation in observation is so crucial for instructional improvement (Glickman, et al., 2014). Also are different methods that an administrator might use while doing his or her supervision, furthermore, how this information is going to be used to further assistance teachers. As Glickman, et al., (2014) mentions that observations are a method of assessing and planning skills are useful to a supervisor in setting goals and activities for himself or herself as well as for others....   [tags: Observation, Method of Assessing, Planning Skills]

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The Developing Toddler

- The Developing toddler The purpose of this essay was to observe the everyday experiences a child has and how it is an illustration of theories and concepts of child development. To also have a better understanding of how these theories and concepts take important role in the child’s life. The observation took place in the child development classroom. The children observed were, Joshua at fourteen months old, Roman at twenty-one months old, Elizabeth at twelve months old, and Jayden at twenty-eight months old....   [tags: child observation, child development]

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Garlic Effects Bacteria

- ... My group predicted that if S. marcenscens is exposed to crushed garlic soaked filter paper, then the growth of the bacteria would be inhibited more than it would be with the rinsed garlic or water filter papers because it would contain a higher potency of the chemical released from the breaking down of the garlic’s cell walls. Methods To conduct this experiment, the first thing we had to do was collect our materials. Our instructor had previously prepared our petri dishes by sterilizing them and filling them with agar, the food source for our bacteria (Gibson, 2014)....   [tags: experiment, remedy, observation]

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Phases of The Nursing Process

- Introduction The nursing process is “An organised, systematic and deliberate approach to nursing with the aim of improving standards in nursing care” (Rush S, Fergy S &Weels D, 1996).The five steps of the nursing process are assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluating. It was developed by Ida Jean in Florida, USA in 1958 and it was transferred to the UK by 1970.The ‘process ‘is neither a ‘model ‘nor a ‘philosophy’ as it is sometimes defined but merely a method of reasonable discerning and it needs to be used with a clear nursing model....   [tags: data collection, observation, physical examination]

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Lesson Planning Through Observation of an English Language Class

- Lesson planning is an important component of teaching English language because a good teacher must make a lesson plan in order to achieve the objectives of a lesson. This term, I had a chance to observe grade 6 students.The classroom was composed of 31 students. All of them were native speakers of Turkish and their English proficiency level is elementary. In the lesson which I attended, the teacher taught simple present tense. So,the main objective of this lesson was to make the students use the simple present tense....   [tags: Grammar, Turkey, Activities]

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My Conformity Project: Observation during Thanksgiving

- • There were quite a few different groups. I would say that there were probably 4 different groups. The younger kids were split into their own group. My older cousins were split into another group. Then, my aunts and uncles were also split into different groups. After all of that, there was just me and my grandma who didn’t really fit into a group because we had nobody close to our age there, so we made up most of the “out group.”’ • My younger cousins were pretty much running around and chasing each other the whole time....   [tags: bhavioral analysis]

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Netball Shooting Video Observations

- This essay is about the observation and analysis of the technique/composition of the performance of the performers on the video provided which is, a netball shooting video. Just for a beginning, in netball today, two basic shots are used which are, Australian high release and Caribbean shot. Netball has a unique style: the ball is released high and is usually released while shooter is stationary. Accuracy, composure, toughness, precise technical work and released game pressure situations are the key ingredients to consistent, high percentage shooting....   [tags: Game Review ]

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Time and Cost Estimating Techniques

- Time and Cost Estimating Techniques Estimating work times provides several benefits for the project manager. It gives an idea of the level of effort required to complete a project. This information then enables the project manager to produce a realistic plan based upon that effort. Estimating also helps the project manager anticipate the budget for the project. There are many formal techniques available to estimate time and cost for activities. Please refer to the Project Management Reference Section for more details on these techniques....   [tags: Project Management Observation Essays]

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Busy Bubbles Laundromat and Car Cleaning

- Busy Bubbles Laundromat and Car Cleaning Free drying is for wash customers only May not be the most welcoming of banners, and yet if you are a wash customer you are one of the privileged and included. This wonderful space of washing, drying, tanning and car cleaning has to be the one and only Busy Bubbles. A small building just north of NDSU, this is an extraordinarily busy little corner of the world we call Fargo- Moorhead. Not only, can you wash your car and tan; this is a 24-hour laundromat that features: free drying....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays]

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The Importance of Being A Good Learner

- A good learner needs to have some sort of creativity sense, problem-solving methods, be able to learn new things and manage themselves all throughout life. Education should be intended to amplify the abilities of skillful individuals with leadership qualities and are committed to taking a stand in social issues in the world today. A well-educated individual does not just seek to work a dream job and be able to live a nice life but instead should always commit to doing hard work, dedicating oneself to duty and always strive for excellence all throughout life....   [tags: experience, observation, creative]

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Overall Reflection on Interactive Science Concepts

- I thought the observations and interactive activities really added to my understanding of some concepts in Science. The activities allowed us hands on exploration of new ideas and ways to teach students Science. I really liked the spinning top activity. While building this activity, I found it interesting that student can come up with different ideas to achieve the same task. We had six groups and six different interpretations of what out tops should look like. This allowed us to explore through trial and error to achieve the same goal....   [tags: activity, investigation, explore, observation]

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Field Visit on Environment to Nepal

- My face, which had been sweltering under the scorching sun, suddenly felt a bash of chilly wind that tumbled down the lush green hill. The hill, patched with few settlements, was so serene that it almost felt lifeless. Cherishing these exulting refreshments from mother nature and cursing the excruciating heat, I dragged my exhausted legs up the step inclination. Finally, I reached a small community. There, the lifestyle was primitive, but the hospitality was heartwarming and the cleanliness was meticulous....   [tags: observation, topics, society, production]

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Workplace Observation

- My paper will talk about the communication in our department and company wide. The next topic my paper will talk about is culture that exists in our organization for safety in the workplace and home. Then we will move into a process that our company have which address conflict in the workplace. Finally, the technology enhancements that we have changed to improve our process, address customers concerns, and automation of some of our service we offer to our customers, which include our meter reading department....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Workplace Observation

- In all the different places I have worked there has always been a dress policy. In the Army we wore BDU’S and I always had to have my hair up. When I started working as a CNA again I had to ware a uniform “Scrubs” and there again they liked are hair to be up. I think in every job setting there should be a dress code for one it will distinguish you from everyone else and it lets the employees respect their job. Language had never been a real big problem to have to censor in the jobs that I have had....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Workplace Observation

- In the workplace there are many different aspects of the organization. Some of the aspects or 'culture' of an organization are organizational diversity, dress and language, how communication flows, and organizational policies. Below I will discuss several aspects of the company I work for and define what the different cultures are. How Communication Flows As we know today there are many ways how to communicate. There is email, verbal, Internet, intranet, etc. However, there is only two ways communications flows....   [tags: Business Management Descriptive Communication]

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Workplace Observation

- The organization I work for is DBS, it is a world leader in the development and manufacture of compact, professional infra-red electronic testing tools. The company was founded in 1940, it has more than 2,000 employees around the world. DBS products are used by technicians and engineers in service, installation, maintenance, manufacturing test and quality functions in a variety of industries throughout the world. I have only worked for DBS for 4 months and I am proud to be part of the organization....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Farm Observation

- Sitting in the back seat between two towering piles of clothes and snacks we drive up the abandoned streets of Adell. I see vast open fields of corn and dense wooded forest filled with life, along with the occasional, towering grain house. We pull into a dry, dusty, driveway of rock and thriving, overgrown weeds. We come up to an aged log cabin with a massive crab apple tree with its sharp thorns like claws. The ancient weeping willow provides, with is huge sagging arms, shade from the intense rays of the sun....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing]

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Airport Observation

- The heart begins racing the moment the car pulls into the airport parking lot. The smell of jet fuel, automobile exhaust, and hot tarmac combine to assault the senses with images of exotic escapes and the kind of freedom that can only come from airports. I feel the thrum of the engines at takeoff and the vibration of the plane during the flight in my skin. I see people listening to MP3s and playing video games. I hear the couple behind me chatting about the weather in Florida and the possibility of rain....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Description]

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Gym Observation

- Personal space, body language, and overall interaction between the participants in the gym was something that I hadn't paid enough attention to in the past, from the distance I could see that their interests. The intimate couples that I noticed in the gym seemed again sought to have created a private space for them by erecting invisible barriers through their private body language directed only at each other, resulting in considerable more space between these couples and other groups of people in the gym....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples]

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Workplace Observation

- I work at a waterfront restaurant with a fine dining atmosphere. The observable aspects of organizational diversity, communication flow, dress and appearance, conflict management, and organizational policies are different than most organizations. Organizational culture can be defined as the system of shared actions, values, and beliefs that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2003). My current organization uses standards, rules, and policies to ensure the organizational culture they want to achieve is obtained....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Entrepreneur Observation Report

- This report outlines a very small business of my brother’s. It describes his business, target market, financial plans, and marketing plans. I have tried to keep a neutral opinion about his opinions as much as possible. I have tried to keep my inputs and thoughts in the conclusion only. The whole idea of my brother, insert name here, owning a business started in early March of 1998 when one of the neighbors jokingly suggested he should raise chickens and sell them to people. A few days later he realized it could be easily done, and with a profit....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Child Observation Report

- Natalie lives with her mother, Rachel, her father, Paul, and her baby sister of 10 months Katie. Rachel is a housewife and does not have a job outside the home, but is planning to go back when both children go to school. Paul is a full time self-employed joiner working 8:00-6:00, but helps around the house and with the children on a morning, night and weekends. They live in a large bungalow on a small poultry farm in quiet village in North Yorkshire. They have a large grassed garden at both front and back of the house....   [tags: Eary Childhood Development]

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Workplace Observation Paper

- As an employee of one of the largest private universities in the world, it’s extremely important for us to be professional at all times. The University of Phoenix (UOPX) is one of the largest private universities in the world with over 400,000 students currently attending. UOPX strives for excellences in maintaining our commitment to educating our community. UOPX is a unique organization because; we provide opportunities to individuals that are experts in organizational policies, conflict management, and how communication flows....   [tags: Organization Work Place Analysis]

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The Painting

- The Painting "A picture can paint a thousand words." I found the one picture in my mind that does paint a thousand words and more. It was a couple of weeks ago when I saw this picture in the writing center; the writing center is part of State College. The beautiful colors caught my eye. I was so enchanted by the painting, I lost the group I was with. When I heard about the observation essay, where we have to write about a person or thing in the city that catches your eye. I knew right away that I wanted to write about the painting....   [tags: Observation Essay]

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The Scientific Method

-      The scientific method is a process that outlines a number of principles for answering questions. Many people in day-to-day situations use the scientific method. For example, if I were to try to start my car and it doesn’t work, my first reaction would be to think of reason my car is not starting. This is just a brief example of scientific method. The principles in Scientific method should be used in an orderly manner to answer your questions. Scientific method lets people research true things as well as false....   [tags: Observation Hypothesis Experiment Conclusion]

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City Council Meetings Observations

- The Dahlonega City Hall was crowded on the evening of March 1st 2010. The seats were full, except for at the very front, and the standing room was filled almost out the door. The crowd, mostly made up of students, leaned in to hear as the voices of the City Council members faded in and out of the faltering sound system. The six City Council members and the mayor sat along a bench as if they were the judges at a hearing. Because of the ongoing discussions and the crowd, I thought I had arrived a few minutes late; but I was able to find a seat in the front two rows....   [tags: Event Observations]

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Participant Observation at the Cab Calloway School of the Visual and Performing Arts

- You enter the hot, cramped, dark auditorium of Cab Calloway School of the Visual and Performing Arts. You put away your ticket and playbill you were given at the entrance when you paid for the show. There is a buzz of chatter in anticipation of the middle school production of The Wizard of Oz. The historic theatre has had over 300 productions in the past 50 years and is in much need of repair. Young children are climbing on the worn seats, making the holes bigger. Fathers are checking their recording devices, while mothers are discussing their child’s role in the play....   [tags: The Wizard of Oz review]

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Understanding Ecosystems in Today's Society

- ... • Books and pens to make notes. • Cameras to later observe the ecosystem and share your findings. • Laptop to record number of plant species. Place chopsticks, or whatever stick objects you have, in the group in a 1x1m2 quadrat with string wrapped around the sticks. Count the number of plant species in the quadrat sectioning them off into five different groups, trees, shrubs, herbs, grass and moss. Trees being one singular wood growth while shrubs have multiple stems coming from the ground. Grass is blade like leaves....   [tags: 32 m observation and case study]

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Observations Carried out on Children Should Be Objective

- All observations that are carried out on children should be ‘objective’. According to the Oxford online dictionary objective means that a person or their judgement should not be influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts – in other words, the observations should be unbiased. You should always be non-judgemental about the child and base your observation from only what you have seen on that specific day, not taking any past events into consideration – it is important that all children are treated fairly and equally to make the observation valid (based on the truth – Collins English dictionary) it is essential to make observations valid to increase objecti...   [tags: judging a child, subjectivity]

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Impressions Obtained from a Visit to the Dr. William E. Anderson Library at Calvary Christian High School

- It is important for all librarians, whether they work in an academic, public, special, or school library, to visit other facilities and observe and discuss how they operate their library. New thoughts, ideas, and ways of accomplishing tasks can be gathered and put to use in other libraries. This paper will discuss some of the aspects and impressions obtained from a visit to the Dr. William E. Anderson Library at Calvary Christian High School. Calvary Christian High School is a private, church, secondary school located in Clearwater, Florida....   [tags: School Observation]

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Investigation of Sodium Thiosulphate and Hydrochloric Acid

- The purpose of this investigation is to record the amount of time taken for a reaction to occur when sodium thiosulphate is mixed with hydrochloric acid. The equation for this reaction is: Na2S2O3 + 2HCl → 2NaCl + S + SO2 +H2O Sodium thiosulphate (Na2S2O3), after reacting with Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) produces yellow sulphur, which is the cause of the solution becoming cloudy. The amount of time taken for the reaction to occur is known as the reaction rate. The rate of a reaction can be commonly explained by Collision Theory....   [tags: Chemistry, observation]

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Observations in All Our Kin

- Carol Stack finds herself in a curious place as a young white woman venturing into a black neighborhood in hopes of alleviating negative stereotypes and bringing illumination into a semiosphere that is altogether ignored or even despised. While she defined her purpose as the attempt to “illustrate the collective adaptations to poverty of men, women, and children within the social-cultural network of the black urban family” (28), her methods are not merely those of an outside observer spouting back information, but truly that of an actively engaged participant....   [tags: Carol Stack]

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Early Childhood Education: Kindergarten Reflection

- Kindergarten Reflection Entering my kindergarten teaching experience in the last quarter of school year I had to quickly become familiar with kindergarten content standards and the school’s curriculum. To do this I observed my mentor teachers instructional time with the children and gained as much information as I could about the children’s educational standing by developing a professional relationship with the my mentor teacher and the children. I learned that the majority of my kindergarten children had not previously attended preschool and that this was their first year of school....   [tags: Education, child observation, teacher observation]

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People on Public Transportation

- The bus is short and only has seating for eighteen passengers. It is white on top, black on the bottom with a12 inch wide green stripe along the side of the bus and the letters K A T S, boldly displayed on the green stripe. There are 3 steep stairs to climb, to get on the bus. The day I rode it was raining and cold. The windshield wipers ticked back and forth, clearing the wind- shield of rain. There were three passengers, all of them where white; two men, one woman. The older gentleman was casually dressed....   [tags: Observation Essay]

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Observations on Magical Realism

- Observations on Magical Realism   What is magical realism. Many people have conflicting ideas about when and who first used the term. It is likely that most people are completely confused when confronted with this subject, but after they read a few papers on magical realism, it becomes a little clearer. The papers that Amaryll Chanady, Luis Leal, Angle Flores, Franz Roh, and Scott Simpkins wrote have been helpful in studying the history and theory of magical realism. Each paper has many good points in it, but the authors argue so much over who is right or wrong that it is hard to decide who to agree with....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School

- Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School I observe at Roosevelt Middle School, which is in River Forest, in Mrs. Braun’s sixth grade English class on Tuesdays in the morning. As I have observed, I have noticed that the classroom is student-centered. During computer time, Mrs. Braun focused more on helping the students get into the computer program to start the assignment than on having enough time to get the assignment done. Several times, Mrs. Braun gave helpful comments on how to do things on the computer or in the program, such as how to install automatic spell check....   [tags: Teaching Education Class Observation]

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My Visit to a Greek Orthodox Church

- I have decided to visit a Greek Orthodox Church, Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox church. I went alone because I figured that this would not draw too much attention during the service. I tried to find a nearby church that will give the service partially in English. When I found one near me it was my luck that I went at the time when it was all spoken in Greek. The English service was at six in the evening, and the all-Greek service started at ten in the morning. So to my discouragement I was at a lost at any attempts that I had preplanned to adapt to this new environment....   [tags: Observation Essays Descriptive Essay]

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Light Observations

- Light Observations Made on 2-17-05 From the hours of 1800 to 2200 on Thursday 2-17-05, an inspection of the lights found on the exterior of the warehouses, container lots, pipe yard, and dock took place. After searching all the light fixtures on the outside of the warehouses there were only two found that possibly could cause a hazard to someone. The first one found was at bay door 1A-1, the fixture was hanging loose off the wall with wires exposed. 2B-2 was the other site with a possible hazard....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Café Pergolesi

- Café Pergolesi has a distinct alternative atmosphere to it. The customers I observed did not seem to be part of the popular culture, nor did they appear to want to. The café itself is an independent business located on Cedar Street in downtown Santa Cruz, one street over parallel to Pacific Avenue, the town’s central tourist shopping haven. It is conveniently located near the hubbub transpiring downtown, however I could see no tourists in sight. This is probably because Café Pergolesi is run inside an old house....   [tags: Site Observation, Tourism]

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Learning about Children's Literacy Behaviors & Interests

- For this assignment, I had the pleasure of going into a second grade class at Sandy Creek Elementary. While in this second grade classroom, I completed three ten minute observations and I completed an interest inventory, both done on one student. The interest inventory consists of multiple questions, both academically and socially based, that I asked my student, who I will be referring to as J.R.. At the beginning, I sat down with J.R. and told her that I had to ask her a couple questions for an assignment that I was completing....   [tags: observations and interest inventory]

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Galileo Galilei, The Creator of Modern Science and Physics

- In 1564 the creator of modern science and physics was born in Pisa, Italy. Galileo Galilei was Europe’s most celebrated scientist. His early experiments laid the foundation for modern physics. His observation revealed new truths about the universe. Galileo was a great philosopher of nature. He revolutionized our understanding of astronomy. Galileo was a devout Catholic with a strong faith and strongly believed in the Holy Scriptures. In 1600 Galileo’s first of three illegitimate children, Virginia was born....   [tags: telescope, astronomy, observations]

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Classification Essay - Four Types of Children

- I have had the luck of being the oldest of my mothers’ seven children, and the pleasure of having three of my own, and one step-son. I’ve spent a lot of time changing diapers, wiping noses, and kissing ouchies. I’ve carried babies on my hip that I’ve seen off to kindergarten, helped dressed for the first school dance, attended their graduation, and even been there when they have had their first baby. I have spent a lot of time analyzing their behavior, moods, or lack thereof. I’ve concluded that there are 4 types of children, I have been blessed with one of each....   [tags: child observation, child development]

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Human Error in Archeology

- The dangers of human error surround us all, but they cannot be avoided; it is inevitable. As I have gone through my high school career I have thought, though I know realize it is a very elementary thought, that science is one of the most stable curriculum and thus not susceptible to human error. I was very wrong. This week in my science class, Reading and Writing Science, we studied Archeology. Archeology is a field that requires the background information of history and the scientific methods of science....   [tags: science, artifacts, observations]

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If this Bench Could Talk

- Lime green grass struck my ankles like needles pinching my skin, it crawled up the brown old wooden bench I was situated on. Screaming children seemed to move rapidly from the left corner of my eye to the other. Children ran after a black and white squared ball like birds flying in a flock. Jerseys in two different shades seemed to dominate the green patch of grass that was spread widely. This was the park located a couple of blocks away from my house. There was a middle aged man standing in the middle of the grass with a white and black striped shirt, he seemed to blow the whistle every time the ball flew out of the assigned line....   [tags: observation essay, place essay]

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Metaphors of Society in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

- Metaphors of Society in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Kesey's use of description and symbolism not only enhance the depth of the narrative, but they provide the reader with amazing insight into the character’s minds, hearts and souls. In fact, the characters themselves can be viewed as metaphors of society; not just the institution. R.P. McMurphy, for example represents the rebellious faction of society that was so loudly expressing itself during the sixties and seventies....   [tags: Reflective Observation]

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How Lost Lake has Influenced My Life

- How Lost Lake has Influenced My Life One day when I was five years old I recall my grandfather asking "Steve, why don't, you go with us to Minnesota next week?" My grandfather was a very important person to me, until he died in 1986. I spent every possible moment of my life either with him or thinking about him. Everything he loved, I loved, and vice-versa. Being bored with my present lifestyle in Peoria and excited about traveling with my grandfather, I took up his offer. After a day long car ride with my father, uncle, and grandparents, I arrived at the location that would forever influence and inspire my life: Lost Lake, Minnesota....   [tags: Observation Essays]

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Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool

- Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool The tiles were still dirty from the residue of chlorine and pittle combined into one thick layer of impossible gunk. This gunk surrounded the edge of pool right where the water met the lowest part of the tile and was even apparent underneath the shallow water fountain around the back end. The ring had been worn away in spots where the missus had got so fed up that she was gonna put an end to this "ring of filth" once and for all. A few times she had started, but had always found a broken nail or straying hair to become spontaneously obsessive about when her arm got tired of scrubbing....   [tags: Description, Observation]

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Understanding Phenomenology of Smoking

- There has been a great increase in the number of deaths due to smoking. Headlines such as ‘’Second hand smoke kills 600,000 worldwide annually’’ (Falco, 2010) highlights that there’s a major problem. My question is, why are people still smoking. It should be a wake-up call for those who smoke but even with the hard facts presented, people still decide to smoke. As a psychology student, I was interested in exploring the phenomenology of smoking & wanted to address this matter further. To do this, I designed an interview schedule from which I have gained an individual’s emotion as well as perception towards smoking....   [tags: smoking, smokers, observation]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

- Genre of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is action, adventure, and fantasy. The film was set in New York City during 2010s. A brief storyline of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is that, the main protagonist Peter Parker discovers that his most critical battle is ready to begin. It is wonderful to be Spider-Man, but for Peter Parker especially, there is no feeling like swinging between towers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen Stacey who is a girlfriend and a helper of Peter. However, being Spider-Man has disadvantages: only Spider-Man could protect the New York citizens from the terrible enemies that threaten the New York City....   [tags: Film Observation Essay]

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The Rude and Immature Student

- One afternoon I was sitting at a study table at the library quietly working on my “World History” homework. All of a sudden another college student slammed his books on to the table. After he placed his books loudly upon the table, he threw down his book bag on to the floor next to the chair. I glanced up at him with a look of disturbance upon my face. He left as quickly as he came, just to return again. I continued working on my homework until he blessed me with his prescience. The very first thing I noticed about the adolescent was his hat that sat on his head....   [tags: Observation Essay]

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Has Globalization Made Niccolo Machiavelli's Observations Obsolete?

- Practically nothing is known of Nicolo Machiavelli before he became a minor official in the Florentine Government. His youth, however, was passed during some of the most tumultuous years in the history of Florence. He was born the year that Lorenzo the Magnificent came to power, subverting the traditional civil liberties of Florence while inaugurating a reign of unrivaled luxury and of great brilliance for the arts. He was twenty-five at the time of Savonarola’s attempt to establish a theocratic democracy, although, from the available evidence, he took no part in it....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]

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The Scientific Method

- What is scientific method. Scientific method is a process which we find something natural world act as a models that can be confirmed scientifically. This process requires observations, collecting data and analysing data so that can be duplicated by the other scientists. For example, if we’re at new places or environment, we observe first through our senses to learn or adapt with the new environment. Then, we automatically make a hypothesis related to the observation. A hypothesis is a prediction or assumption....   [tags: observations, hypotheses, analysis]

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Friday Night Hangout

- I walked into the local dive bar and observed the unchanging scene I did every Friday night. The same young soldiers were pushing each other around and sloshing alcohol down each other’s throats. The bartenders were once again serving the locals all the while ignoring the flood of advances being thrown their way by baby booming grandfather like patrons. The usual hustlers were lined up alongside the pool table. They were scanning the crowd and scouting out their mark, ultimately deciding to play within their own pack; each coming out even at the games end....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Observation Essay]

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Teacher Candidate Review

- When starting to teach this unit the teacher candidate was felling really confident that the students were learning the material or the content, and the language. So the teacher candidate was presenting the information in a program called Edusmart in English but translating every single word to Spanish. The unit was about the physical and the chemical change in the digestive system. The students were very attentive paying attention to the class what I was teaching, and the students were asking questions about the material, I thought that they were understanding everything....   [tags: class observation report]

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Leo’s Barber Shop

- Leo’s Barber Shop As the glass door opens, the din from Second Street fades from your ears. The clean crisp cut of scissors, the flick of combs through wet hair, the buzz of electric clipping shears, and the occasional blast of air from a blow dryer captivate your sense of sound. Joe, a large, bald man, wearing an aqua T-shirt and blue jeans tied up with an old brown leather belt, gives his customary greeting, “Howdy there,” to a man who has just entered. The sign above Joe’s mirror reads: “Hair cuts—ten dollars, Seniors—eight dollars.” It is Saturday morning, and at Leo’s Barber Shop business is brisk....   [tags: Observation Essays]

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Welcome to the World of Talley's Observations

- Welcome to the World of Talley’s Observations To those of you who may have read my first article New Definitions for Words Used and Misused, I want to extend a hearty welcome to the World of Tally’s Observations. In the process of further clarification of purpose, I will present the mission of my articles and the introduction of a directory of addresses of subject matter which occupies real estate along the informational highway in Tally’s World to expedite and enhance your reading experience. The mission of my articles is to present the reader with a collection of varied case studies, surveys and other analytical documents and offer my observations and commentary....   [tags: Article Analysis]

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Observations of the Human Mind

- “Observations of the Human Mind” Perhaps the psychologist Sigmund Freud lives in a different world than we do today. Today’s world is one of much denial. People today have a difficult time believing the writings of Freud. In the “Oedipus Complex” Freud explains how our minds work on a subconscious level (482). However, humans are like Oedipus with regards to the power of dreams, the parental bonding, and the “tragedy of destiny” (479). First of all, the power of dreams can be an example of how the human mind works on a subconscious level....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

- The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down, Northern Ireland Monuments and museums are arenas of public history and for the formation and articulation of identities and narratives.[1] Decisions taken as to the formation of museums and the selection, display and organisation of exhibits are influenced by criteria which are not necessarily politically neutral; these may especially involve devices of political elites to emphasise aspects of communal togetherness and thus exert control over communities.[2] Memory and commemoration of past events and generations is by its nature a political and contested act, especially in sharply divided societies.[3] It is no surprise that recent...   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays]

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Labor and Childbirth - The Event of a Lifetime

- Childbirth - The Event of a Lifetime A description can never be as vivid as an event that has been experienced. An experience can never be as defining as an event that has left you changed. Under the intensity of childbirth, you're more likely to remember details that would otherwise go unnoticed. All the scenes come together to leave a permanent imprint on the mind's eye. The hospital room holds all the usual scenery: rooms lining featureless walls, carts full of foreign devices and competent looking nurses ready to help whatever the need be....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay]

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Behavioral Analysis of Student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Background Information: Arielle is a 4th grader at County elementary school. She has attention deficit disorder and is currently being taken off her medication due to complication with it. Arielle is having trouble adjusting to life without the medication. She is being forced to control herself instead of relying upon medication to help her do so. She is having trouble controlling herself and has been in acting out in school with reprimand. The entire situation has been very stressful for her and her family....   [tags: Student Observation Essays]

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