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New Jersey Driver's Ed Teaching Certification

Initial Education To qualify for the health and physical education teacher certification in New Jersey, candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree from any regionally accredited college or university. Candidates must have achieved and maintained a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. While earning their degrees, candidates must complete at least 30 credits of coursework on health and physical education. A course in hygiene is also mandatory. In addition, prospective health and physical education teachers must complete at least 24 hours of instruction on pedagogy. Other Initial Requirements All candidates for health and physical education teaching certification in New Jersey must pass a criminal background check. Professional fingerprinting is necessary to begin the process. In addition, candidates must pass a standardized examination known as the Praxis II. The test consists of 120 multiple-choice questions and lasts for up to two hours. Topics covered…

How to Start an Education Business

Conduct a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of your idea -- is there demand for a prep school (online or brick-and-mortar), tutorial service, private school, branded kindergarten franchise, e-learning institute, language school or vocational training institute? The study must contain your business model; target market in terms of student enrollment; input cost per student, including tutors and study material; education software and secure connectivity tools; information on competitors; and estimated fee, revenue and profit per student.
Expand your feasibility study and develop a business plan. If you cannot afford a private consultant, the U.S. Small Business Development Center provides this service free of cost. File legal, registration and tax documents. The sale of services, such as education, is taxable in some states. Contact your local secretary of state's office for details and regional application forms. A complete list of forms required to start a small busines…

How to Make Bridges From Toothpicks for Kids

Using four marshmallows and six toothpicks, construct a tetrahedron. Make sure to use the same size toothpicks throughout. Start by inserting three toothpicks into the bottom of one marshmallow. Press a marshmallow into each of the exposed ends of the toothpicks, then connect each of these marshmallows using another toothpick. You will need to make several of these to connect together to form your load-bearing bridge. Measure the length you want your bridge to span, then measure the width of one of your tetrahedrons. Divide the length of the bridge by the width of a tetrahedron to determine how many tetrahedrons you will need to make. Connect your tetrahedrons together with toothpicks. You can extend the bridge as far as you like, or connect tetrahedrons on top of each other for added strength. Test your bridge’s load-bearing strength by putting an empty water bottle on the middle of the bridge. Examine your structure for any weak spots and reinforce them by inserting more toothpicks…

HOW TO BECOME A MEDICAL DOSIMETRIST

A typhoon is a tropical storm occurring especially in the region of the Philippines or the China Sea. It is basically a cyclone originating from the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The storm’s areas of activities expand from the north of equator to the west of International Date Line. Reportedly, these basins receive the strongest cyclones. Though typhoons are not limited to any particular season of the year, they form mostly between May and November. Usually a typhoon is accompanied by heavy rainfalls and can generate a heavy wind up to 290 kilometers per hour. Its coverage area can expand up to 800 kilometers. Every year Japan receives significant damage from such tropical storms. The rainfall caused by a typhoon can lead to severe landslides and devastating tides. Paths Typhoons normally move along a looping track. These courses were identified by analyzing the path records of typhoons formed between 1980 and 2005. There are three most common paths of typhoons. The straight path is the…

Classic Science at Home: Elephant Toothpaste

Elephant toothpaste is a classic reaction experiment beloved by science teachers the world over, but you don’t have to wait for your kids to experience it in school. With just a few simple ingredients you can get in on the fun at home.
You will need: a clear plastic or glass bottle (we used an old vinegar bottle)a funnela dish or tray with a lip of at least 1 or 2 inches1 teaspoon of yeast1 big squirt of dish soap1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxidefood coloring
First, add several drop of food coloring to the 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide.
Set up your bottle inside the lipped dish and pour in the hydrogen peroxide mixture using the funnel. Then add a big squirt of dish soap.
Next add the teaspoon of yeast to two tablespoons of very warm water and let it dissolve.
Finally, add the yeast to the bottle and quickly remove the funnel.
In a matter of seconds your reaction will occur and the bottle will begin to overflow with a substance that resembles oversized toothpaste. (But remind your kids it’s…

WHAT TYPES OF PALEONTOLOGISTS ARE THERE?

Micropaleontologist Micropaleontology is the study of mostly microscopic fossils, which includes fossils of tiny invertebrate shells or skeletons, bacteria, spores, pollen and the small bones and teeth of large vertebrates. According to University College London, micropalaeontology is probably the largest branch of paleontology, because so many fossils are of such a small size. Paleoanthropologist Paleoanthropology, also called human paleontology, is the study of the prehistoric human past based on artifacts and fossilized human bones, and the context in which these specimens are found. This discipline is a combination of paleontology and physical anthropology. Taphonomist Taphonomy is the study of the processes of decay, preservation and how fossils are formed. According to the University of Arizona Geosciences, taphonomists ask specific questions: Does the assembly of the fossil accurately represent the original organism? Was any material lost or did the material condense during th…

How to Complete a Science Victory in Civilization IV

Appease everyone. Your primary concern here is to be left alone so you can research technology as quickly as possible. If another civilization wants technology from you, give it to them. Whatever you do, do not get wrapped up in a war. Keep your Research percentage at 80 or 90. You must strike a balance between productivity and happiness. If your people are overworked, they'll get angry and technology research will cease. If your people are angry, address their concerns and continue on. Ignore political technologies. Or at least, save them for last. Most political technologies are secondary to your science goals, so there's no point wasting valuable time on them if you don't need them. Does it really matter if a despot or a president builds a starship? Keep up on civic improvements. Granaries, aqueducts, walls, hospitals, recycling centers and the like will keep your people happy and productive. Build the Orbital Elevator. This wonder is necessary to launch your Space Shu…

Science Experiments With Horses

Educational Educational scientific experiments are used primarily to educate the experimenter or his audience about a specific aspect of the horse or horses. Experiments such as determining whether horses are color blind or whether horses are predominantly using smell or sight to locate treats provide information for the sake of information rather than as a practical application. These types of experiments are often used for school science projects. Genetic Genetic experiments can be used to determine whether a certain gene or characteristic is hereditary. Genetic experiments occur when horses of a specific bloodline or breed are compared to horses not of that bloodline or breed while looking at specific characteristics, flaws or conditions. For example, genetic research tracked the hyperkalemic periodic paralysis condition that affects a number of American paint and American quarter horses back to a single sire, a stallion named Impressive. Medical Medical science experiments normal…

Cheap Science Fair Ideas

Electrical Foods This experiment can be done with a lemon, potato or other acidic food. You will need the fruit or vegetable, a copper strip of metal, a zinc strip of metal, a small flashlight or LED light bulb and a few inches of metal wire cut into two pieces. An old penny can be used for the copper piece and the zinc strip can be taken from an old D-cell battery. Put the zinc and copper pieces of metal into the fruit or vegetable on opposite sides, making sure they do not touch in the middle. Then, wrap one piece of wire securely around both the zinc and copper pieces. Next, just attach each piece of wire to the light bulb and watch it light up. Keep in mind that different pieces of fruits or vegetables may have different acidity levels, so if one does not work, you should try another. Making Clouds This experiment requires a large glass jar with a wide mouth, a book, balloon, elastic (rubber) band, chalk and cold water. Cut the balloon so it is just a sheet of rubber and grind th…

Fun Science Projects for Cub Scouts

Volcano in a Bottle This project teaches Cub Scouts about chemical reactions. You will need a clear, slender-neck bottle, baking soda, vinegar, dishwashing liquid, food coloring and glitter. Add baking soda and glitter to the bottle until it covers the bottom. Place the bottle in a pan or bowl (for spillage). Separately mix 1/4 cup vinegar and two drops each of food coloring and dishwashing liquid. Use the funnel to add the vinegar mixture to the baking soda. Stand back and watch the eruption. Mini Rocket This project teaches Cub Scouts about chemical reactions and pressure, and should be performed outside, or in a well-ventilated area. You will need baking soda, vinegar and an empty film canister with a lid. Remove the lid and tightly pack it with baking soda. Add 2 teaspoons of vinegar to the canister. Gently put the lid on the canister until it snaps, turn it upside down and put the canister in the ground. Step back and watch the mini rocket blast off. Cyclone in a Bottle
This sci…

HOW TO BE A POLITICAL ORGANIZER

Obtain Relevant Knowledge Competent political organizers have a sound knowledge of legislative politics, human political behavior, and the political institutions and cultural settings in which they exist. The best way to obtain this knowledge is to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science or a closely related field such as public administration and law. Because many baccalaureate programs require students to complete an internship as part of the coursework, take the opportunity to intern at a political organization. This should help you gain some organizing experience and network with established professionals in the field. Master the Skills To be an accomplished political organizer, you need strong lobbying skills. When tasked to unify people against police brutality and racial inequality, for instance, you must be able the select an effective lobbying tactic, such as organizing street marches. The job may involve educating people on the importance of voting and other relevant …

How to Do a Friction Science Experiment with Balls

riction. An important sounding word for a simple physics fact. Whenever 2 things rub together, their surfaces grab on to each other by this force called friction. Friction slows objects down when they rub against other objects. The smoother something is, the less friction there is.
In the following experiment, we will demonstrate how friction effects the tennis ball more than the smooth ball because the tennis ball is rough and fuzzy on the outside, so there is more friction when it rubs against the water. It will not be able to spin as quickly as the smooth ball.
If working with children, allow them to do as many steps as possible on there own as they can. This feeds their love of learning and helps them gain self confidence.

At Home Science: Naked Egg Experiment

Just like our elephant toothpaste experiment, the naked egg experiment is another classic at-home science activity. With just a few simple ingredients and a little patience, you can give your kids hands-on experience with chemical reactions, osmosis and basic cell structure. You’ll also amaze the kids by making the egg’s shell disappear and transforming it into a rubber-like consistency.
All you’ll need for this experiment are an egg or two (one egg per child is usually a good ratio), white vinegar and a clear container.
Place your eggs in the clear container and cover completely with white vinegar. You’ll immediately notice lots of small bubbles forming. The reaction you’re witnessing is that of the acid (the white vinegar) breaking down the calcium carbonate egg shell into its calcium carbonate parts. The calcium part floats around in the solution while the carbonate part reacts to form the carbon dioxide bubbles.
After letting your eggs soak for 48 hours or so, it’s time to drain …

Can Nose Prints Be Used to Identify a Dog?

Why It's Possible Just like the pattern of every person's fingerprints are unique, each dog's rhinarium has features that are unique to each dog. The rhinarium is the section at the tip of a dog's nose; it's a special type of skin that secretes moisture. The surface of the rhinarium is part of what gives dogs a superior sense of smell. The surface of a dog's rhinarium attracts odor molecules and dissolves them so the dog can smell them easier, according to D. Caroline Coile and Maragaret H. Bonham's book "Why Do Dogs Like Balls?" If you were to look at your dog's rhinarium, you'd see a distinguishing design of dimples, dots and ridges that, along with the shape of his nostril openings, makes a mark that is distinctive enough to conclusively identify one dog among many.
How to Nose Print If you want to take a print of your dog's nose, for identification purposes or just to have, you'll need a pad of paper, a roll of paper towels an…

Science Projects on Which Sodas Have More Fizz

Taste Experiment Having a sip is one way to test which soda has more fizz. Your tongue can feel the texture of the bubbles popping in your mouth, and your taste buds -- the kind that sense sourness -- can taste the carbonic acid. These taste buds also contain an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase, which reacts with the acid, leading to a popping sensation when drinking something fizzy. Conduct a taste experiment to find out which soda is more carbonated. Ensure that each soda bottle or can is covered in black paper, so that the test is blind. Open a new bottle or can for each taste to prevent the soda from becoming flat. Pour a sip into a cup. When the tester has tasted all the sodas, have her discreetly number them in order of most fizz on a piece of paper. Repeat the experiment with other testers. When you have at least five results, tally up the votes for the winning soda. Soda Mint Fountain For this experiment you will need small, round, hard mint candies and new, unopened bottles …

Salary of a Biomolecular Scientist

National Wages The median annual income for medical scientists across the United States in all disciplines, including biomolecular scientists, was $76,700 as of May 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 10 percent of these scientists earned $142,800 per year or more, while the bottom 10 percent earned annual salaries of $41,560 or less. The middle 50 percent of medical scientists earned between $53,860 and $105,530 per year. The Indeed website placed the average annual salary for biomolecular scientist jobs, specifically, at $66,000 as of May 2011. Regional Wages More than three times as many medical scientists, including biomolecular scientists, worked in California than in any other state, as of the May 2010 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. California-based medical scientists earned an average annual income of $86,190. Medical scientists who worked in Maine earned the highest average annual wages in the country, at $115,470. As of May 2011, the In…