Massachusetts Tornadoes | Dating Rocks on Earth and Mars
First, Eleanor Vallier-Talbot from the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts talks about the recent tornadoes that swept through central Massachusetts on June 1. Then, Dr. Ben Weiss from MIT explains how to use magnetism to date dinosaurs and planets.
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Number Sense: Practice
Students will practice counting to 100 and making numbers with base ten blocks Let's have some fun with math! First, practice counting to 100.
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Inside the News: Top Stories and Analysis
Aug. 8 - A look at the latest news that may affect the European markets, plus a trade idea, and a summary of Asia's trading day.
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Some Thoughts on Learning Latin
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Africa: Wilds of Madagascar
Just off the East coast of Africa, Madagascar is an island unique in all the world. Madagascar’s flora and fauna have evolved in near isolation. Join a team of naturalists as they trek to the island’s isolated Ankarana plateau to study the exotic animals of this forbidding wildlife oasis. Through enormous underground passages, you’ll hike to a sunken forest, sighting unique creatures such as the crowned lemur, the leaf tailed gecko, and the souimanga sunbird in Africa: Wilds of
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The Interactive Story Starter: Great for Reluctant Writers:

Sometimes students really struggle for inspiration and ideas when they are asked to get creative and write a narrative.  Luckily for them there is the Amazing Story Starter machine that will hopefully get their creative juices flowing again.&nbs
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14. Issues in the Disaster Field
Heng-Min Chien

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ISS Update - August 9, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Aug. 9, 2011.
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Split screen with San Francisco (432, NDVI, 753, 542)
A 4-way split screen flyby of the San Francisco bay area showing different Landsat band combinations
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Kids Become Virtual Adventurers
Once a year, Beverly Battle's Washington, DC, sixth graders travel across town to participate in the latest JASON Project expedition of Robert Ballard, the oceanographer and explorer probably best known for his 1985 discovery of the wreck of the Titanic.Armed with well-researched questions, the youngsters are treated to a satellite visit with Ballard and fellow JASON explorers -- students and adults known as Argonauts -- who may be excavating an ancient rain forest site in Colorad
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Europe Day Ahead: Markets stabilise, await Paris summit
Aug. 15 - Risk assets stabilise as battered equities tempt bargain hunters, but caution prevails ahead of tomorrow's Franco-German summit on debt.
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Pipes for Peace Concert Day
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band charged up the crowd at the Scotland Entertainment and Cultural Centre in Glasgow with a polished performance Thursday. The band was among headliners at the eighth annual Pipes of Peace concert, part of the city's week of Piping Live events.
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ECB buying sovereign bonds again, but how much?
Aug. 15 - ECB data on Monday will show that the central bank was back in the market last week after a 5-month hiatus, buying euro zone government bonds. Reuters Insider analyses the figures.
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Inspect-a-Gadget - Gun-a Plug that Hole
John Hemingbrough shows us how his gadget can save companies a huge amount of wastage. The team at the Environmental Technology Centre (ETC) work with small to medium scale companies to find solutions to a range of problems which can be solved using clever technology and gadgets. The ETC receives European funding (ERDF) and is therefore able to spend up to 5 days with a company totally free of charge!
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Lorcan Lucey, Double Lung Transplant Patient Story
Lorcan Lucey is a successful mortgage broker who has completed marathons and climbed mountains. In 2007 he was diagnosed with lung disease and became a candidate for a double lung transplant. His surgery took place May 26th 2011 and he was discharged nine days post surgery. He shares his story in this video.
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Dagmar Sternad on the Brain's Control of Human Movement
Prof. Dagmar Sternad is researching how the brain controls functional movement - data that can then be used to help those with neurological disorders.
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What's the Big Idea? Astronomy
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are given a big-picture look at astronomy. The online slide show covers the following ideas: astrology is not scientific gravity is a major player throughout the universe, not just on Earth most of what we know about the universe comes from studying the kinds of light that reach Earth from space telescopes function as our eyes to the universe along with being much older than
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Why study Thomas Aquinas?
In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr Simon Oliver discusses why he devotes so much attention to the medieval Dominican theologian, Thomas Aquinas (1225-74); and argues that when someone today comes to grips with his thought, that learning experience trains one to think theologically.
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Algebra: Slope : Figuring out the slope of a line
This 8:28 long video uses a smart board and a narrator to explain this concept. For example: You only need two points to draw the line. The slope of the line is rise over run. M stand for slope. The slope can determine all the point on the line. The y2-y1/x2-x1 equation can also determine the slope.
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