Dust Explosion (Interactive)
In these videos adapted from the Journal of Chemical Education, learn about the dangers of grain elevators and observe the combustion of lycopodium powder. The demonstrator places fine particles of lycopodium powder into a funnel inside a container that also holds a lit candle. Air is forced through the funnel, causing the powder to disperse within the container, and then resulting in an explosive chemical reaction. This demonstration illustrates the hazard of dust explosions—specifically,
Breakingviews: Impenetrable Chesapeake
April 27 - Richard Beales and Breakingviews columnists discuss the echoes of Enron in the complexity of Chesapeake Energy as the company struggles with a governance scandal.
Word Family "eat" Picture Book
In this animated picture book, young learners will be introduced to the "eat" word family. Words include beat, heat, meat, seat, bleat, treat, and wheat. Visuals that accompany each word are clear and colorful. This is a great resource to introduce and/or to review word families in the early childhood classroom. (0:56)
MSUToday: "Mayhem" - The Seth Mitchell Story (Segment two)
Leaving football behind, former MSU standout Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell fights toward a heavyweight title shot.
Session VI: The Identified Person Bias and Obligations Toward Particular Others
7th Annual Program in Ethics and Health Conference: Identified vs. Statistical Lives - Ethics and Public Policy Session Chair: Nir Eyal, D.Phil. Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School Stephen Darwall, Ph.D. Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Philosophy, Yale University; John Dewey Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Michigan Caspar Hare Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Mas
What Are the Different Types of Numbers?
This video tells what the following types of numbers are: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers. It also discusses how each of these groups of numbers builds upon the group before it. This video was created for a free, online College Algebra course, but it can be used for middle school and high school students who are taking Transition to Algebra (Pre-Algebra). (6:56)
A Vanderbilt First!
Besides fulfilling a life-long dream, Blair School of Music senior Ryan Korell is doing something no other Vanderbilt student has ever done.
Environmental Hazards in the City (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from the National Library of Medicine, explore the environmental hazards that might be found at various locations within cities and towns, including construction sites, factories, homes, hospitals, offices and stores, parks, restaurants, rivers and lakes, schools, and vehicles.
This interactive activity adapted from the National Park Service introduces tidepools and the organisms that live in them. Begin by looking at a slideshow to learn how tidepools form and how they are studied. Then, test your understanding by searching for organisms—including snails, starfish, and sea urchins—in photos of actual tidepools.
The Hitchhiker (Part Two)
The Suspense episode "The Hitchhiker" is well known because the radio play was transformed into a television episode. Orson Welles, for whom the role was written, first performed "The Hitchhiker" on the CBS network's Mercury Theater on the Air in 1941, and then again on Suspense in 1942. (09:54)
Ogres and Pygmies by Robert Graves (poetry reading)
The term Pygmy comes form Greek mythology. It was later used to descibe an ethic group and, when used in that way, is considered pejorative. That is not the meaning intended here. Political correctness changes with the times and it is impossible to make literature from former times fit the popular prejudices of the day. All that is necessary is to note is that no racial inference was intended and move on. By the same token if there are any ogres who find this characterisation of their hab
2390 - A Gift for Every Student
2390 Campaign at Dickinson - May 1 - 31, 2012 http://www.dickinson.edu/
CLPR Spring 2011 Speaker Series: StreetSmart SchoolSmart: Urban Poverty and the Education of Adolescent Boys James Diego Vigil Professor, Department of Law Criminology and Society University of California, Irvine Gilberto Q. Conchas Associate Professor Department of Education University of California, Irvine Date: December 9, 2010 Time: 3:00 PM -- 5:00 PM Location: Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 Description: This case study explores how a community-based truancy preventi
Arizona, Immigrant Rights, and the Education of English Learners
CLPR Spring 2011 Speaker Series: Arizona, Immigrant Rights, and the Education of English Learners: ¿Adónde vamos? Patricia Gandara Professor of Education Co-director, The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, UCLA Date: April 28, 2011 Time: 3:30 PM -- 5:00 PM Location: Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 Description: In 2009 the most important Supreme Court decision affecting the rights of English Learners (and other underrepresented students) since Lau v Nichols (
Session II: Explaining the Identified Victim Bias
7th Annual Program in Ethics and Health Conference: Identified vs. Statistical Lives - Ethics and Public Policy Session Chair: Stephen Resch, Ph.D. Deputy Director, Center for Health Decision Science, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health Deborah Small, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania Jennifer Lerner, Ph.D. Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Director, Harva
The Tragic Presidency of Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce upon being elected into the Presidency was liked by all and was a charismatic and charming man. He was well-known as a man about town. Pierce was a social and political butterfly who had a knack for consuming alcohol. In this video clip, find out why Franklin Pierce is sometimes remembered as one of the worst presidents in American history. (3:53)
01.05.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Bei einem Fährunglück auf dem Fluss Brahmaputra im Nordosten Indiens sind mindestens 105 Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Rund hundert Menschen werden nach Behördenangaben noch vermisst, weitere 150 konnten an Land schwimmen oder wurden gerettet. Die mit rund 350 Passagieren überfüllte Doppeldecker-Fähre war bei schwerem Sturm in zwei Teile zerbro
Advanced Audio Blog S5 #9 - Top 10 Japanese Foods: Udon and Soba
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Your stomach is upset from everything you ate last night in Japan. Next time, you’ll remember that since you’re in Japan for a month, you don’t have to try everything in just one sitting. When your friend offers some noodles to you that he says will help settle your stomach, you [...]
Economic Update - Keynesian vs. Marxian Economics
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