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Blazing Gas
Students are introduced to our Sun as they explore its composition, what is happening inside it, its relationship to our planet (our energy source), and the ways engineers help us learn about it.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Magnitude of the Richter Scale
In this activity, students will learn about the Richter Scale for measuring earthquakes. The students will make a booklet with drawings that represent each rating of the Richter Scale.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

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Do as the Romans: Construct an Aqueduct!
In this activity, students work with specified materials to create aqueduct components that will transport 2 liters of water across a short distance in their classroom. The goal is to build an aqueduct that will supply Aqueductis, a Roman city, with clean water for private homes, public baths, and glorious fountains.
Author(s): Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,

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Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Episode 76 - Meet our new additions to the Windows Azure Technical Evangelist Team

Join Nate and Nick each week as they cover Windows Azure. You can follow and interact with the show at @CloudCoverShow.

In this episode, we would like you to meet our new additions to the Windows Azure Technical Evangelism Team namely Haishi Bai, Author(s): Nathan Totten, Nick Harris

The Dirty Politics of Climate Change
2007 may be the year in which climate change has hit the headlines and the environment has become the political issue, but how much do we know really know about the backroom deals, lobbying and power players who influence environmental policy? Why have our political leaders been so slow to act? Which are the fossil-fuel lobby groups that still set the policy agenda? In this lecture Clive Hamilton, best-selling author of Scorcher, the Dirty Politics of Climate Change , reveals the real influences
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7.1.1 Using the keyboard
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
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Otis Visiting Artist: Claire Fontaine
Fine Arts and Graduate Fine Arts present a lecture by Claire Fontaine, a Paris-based collective founded in 2004. After lifting her name from a popular brand of school notebooks, Claire Fontaine declared herself a "readymade artist" and began to elaborate a version of neo-conceptual art that often looks like other people's work. Working in neon, video, sculpture, painting and text, her practice can be described as an ongoing interrogation of the political impotence and the crisis of singularity t
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An Expert Survey on the Barriers and Enables of Open Educational Practices
An Expert Survey on the Barriers and Enables of Open Educational Practices
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Discovering Properties of Matter
What is matter? How do we define it? What are some of its properties that we can measure? Come learn all about this fundamental piece of science in this Wowie clip from the Children's Museum of Houston. Cynthia briefly discusses the following properties of matter: shape, texture, magnetism, fluorescence, and mass.  (0:59)
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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, triangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a triangle
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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1.1.4: Infants with SIRDS
This Unit will introduce you to a number of ways of representing data graphically and of summarising data numerically. You will learn the uses for pie charts, bar charts, histograms and scatterplots. You will also be introduced to various ways of summarising data and methods for assessing location and dispersion.
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Common Values and Federalism in Europe
David Hannay, Peter Sutherland and Peter Luff participate in a discussion on Common Values and Federalism in Europe. Part of the Europaeum Conference recorded at St Anthony's College in September 2010.
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Northeastern University - Students We Want
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Admiral Mike Mullen: "Perspectives on the Global Security Environment"
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed "Perspectives on the Global Security Environment" during the 2011 Rostov Lecture on International Affairs on Thursday, March 31.
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Why Does Earth have Different Seasons?
This video discuss why we have the different seasons. It discusses the axis and shows are it links the two poles.  Also discusses the tilt of the Earth and how it affects the seasons of the year and the length of day and night.  It shows the tilt of the Earth on the autumn and spring equinox and summer and winter solstice.  Video is a good explanation of the seasons, why we have the seasons, and the tilt of the Earth.  Good vid
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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Dynamical Systems
What is a dynamical system? When we talk about systems in the most general sense, we are talking about anything that takes in a certain number of inputs and produces a certain number of outputs based on those inputs.
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GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episode 14, Part 2 "First Person Victim: Using Interactive Drama and
Episode 14, Part 2 "First Person Victim: Using Interactive Drama and Tragedy to Create Awareness about The Consequences of War". This video of our March 31st, 20101 research meeting will feature our friend Henrik Sch√łnau Fog, PhD Fellow in Mediology who will present his game First Person Victim, a project that he developed with a team of other researchers from Aalborg University, which situates the player in the middle of a war scenario as a civilian. It's a fascinating project, so don't mis
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