Basics of the Coordinate Plane
This selection provides an introduction to the basics of the coordinate plane.  An interactive board is used to show the x and y axis, quadrants, and an ordered pair.  A tip is also provided to help students learn the number of each quadrant.  ( 1:46)
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Michael Garlinghouse - Driven to Discover Video Contest
12th Place Michael Garlinghouse, a Nutrition student at the University of Minnesota, shares his passion for rollerblading. This video is part of the Driven to Discover video contest where students were asked to explain what they were driven to discover at the University of Minnesota.
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Kuehne Nagel: Moving Freight and Managing Risks
The Kuehne family started shipping goods throughout Germany more than 125 years ago. Today, Kuehne and Nagel is one of the world’s largest logistics firms, a key element in the global economy. They did it by focusing on staff development.
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Town Gunsmith
The gun is part of America's creation story. Gunsmith George Suiter describes the technology of this potent tool.
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Comparing Fractions With Unlike Denominators
This video teaches students to compare fractions with unlike denominators.  A student demonstrates finding a common denominator in order to compare fractions.  The problem is worked on a white board.  ( 1:21)
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AntWeb, an excellent service of the California Academy of Sciences, provides users with "tools for exploring the diversity and identification of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). These tools have been developed to facilitate the use of ants in inventory and monitoring programs and provide ant taxonomists with images and types." At present, AntWeb offers information on all ant genera worldwide as well as highlighting ants of Madagascar and California in particular. The site provides a search engine
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Simple Machines
This series of three interactive, multimedia activities introduce and demonstrate the properties of six simple machines. Specifically, the lessons show how levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws, wheels and axles, and wedges can reduce the amount of work done by humans. After learning about the characteristics of each classification, users can try to find the simple machines that make up a lawn mower. By inspecting the mower from different angles, several simple machines are revealed and must
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Tutorial on Optimization Theory and Difference and Differential Equations
This online tutorial is intended for college students taking an early course in mathematical optimization or linear differential equations. Although it is written by a professor of economics, little economic theory is presented. This keeps the material centered on the mathematical aspects of optimization and differential equations, which have a wide range of scientific applications. The text is very well organized and is accompanied by illustrative figures. No prerequisites to the tutorial are l
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Stormy Skies
Students learn that wind and storms can form at the boundaries of interacting high and low pressure air masses. They learn the distinguishing features of the four main types of weather fronts (warm fronts, cold fronts, stationary fronts and occluded fronts) and how these fronts are depicted on a surface weather analysis, or weather map. Students also learn several different ways that engineers help with storm prediction, analysis and protection.
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Engineering for the Earth
Young students are introduced to the complex systems of the Earth through numerous lessons on the Earth’s natural resources, processes, weather, climate and landforms. Key earth science topics include rocks, soils and minerals, water and natural resources, weather patterns and climatic regions, wind, erosion, landforms, and the harvesting of fossil fuels — all presented from an engineering point-of-view. (See the Unit Overview section for a list of topics by lesson.) Through many hands-on ac
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What is Energy?
With an introduction to the ideas of energy, students discuss specific types of energy and the practical sources of energy. Hands-on activities help them identify types of energy in their surroundings and enhance their understanding of energy.
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Eddie and the Hagfish
Hagfish are amazing ocean fishes! They are found nearly worldwide mostly in deeper ocean environments, and are some of the most primitive fishes in existence...
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For animals that show daily torpor, such as Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus) and Djungarian hamsters (Phodopus campbelli) (Figure 28), blood glucose remains the respiratory fuel for several hours following its onset. Thereafter there is a gradual reduction in respiratory quotient (RQ) indicating a change to lipid metabolism as the metabolic rate is reduced.

Reading Rainbow: Watch the Stars Come Out
Videotaped at Ellis Island in 1985, this 28 minute video shows immigrants landing at Ellis Island. It shows the variety of immigrants and they company that they came from that landed in this point of entry. The video is an overview of immigration, but does not offer statistical data and tends to be a general overview.
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SMU Research Day 2012
SMU graduate students — and a limited number of undergraduates — present results of research they have completed at SMU at the annual Graduate Student Research Day. This year's event was held Friday, February 10, 2012, in the Ballroom of Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The aims of this event are to foster communication between students in different programs, give students the opportunity to present their work in formats they will use as professionals, and share with the SMU community and othe
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This Week @Minnesota: Gopher Basketball, Safer Sex Week, & Vet Diagnostic Lab
This episode of This Week @ Minnesota features highlights from the Men's Gopher Basketball game, SHADE's Safer Sex Week, and the U's Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, which made national headlines in identifying the cause of death of a pigeon.
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J.B. Murray: Writing in Unknown Tongues: Reading Through the Water
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J. B. Murray (1908-1988) was a farmer who lived in rural Glascock County, Georgia, near the community of Mitchel. When he was approximately seventy years of age, believing he had experienced a vision from God, he began writing a non discursive script on adding machine tape, wall board, and stationery. He described it as "the language of the Holy Spirit, direct from God" and interpreted it using a bottle of water as a focusing device.
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13.02.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Das griechische Parlament hat nach hitziger Debatte das umstrittene Sparpaket gebilligt und damit den Weg für ein weiteres Milliarden-Hilfspaket der EU freigemacht. Eine Mehrheit von 199 der 278 anwesenden Abgeordneten stimmte für die Gesetze, die Entlassungen im öffentlichen Dienst sowie Kürzungen beim Mindestlohn und bei einigen Renten vorsehen. Es g
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Gait Exam: Abnormal Examples: Myopathic Gait Demonstration
With muscular diseases, the proximal pelvic girdle muscles are usually the most weak. Because of this the patient will not be able to stabilize the pelvis as they lift their leg to step forward, so the pelvis will tilt toward the non-weight bearing leg which results in a waddle type of gait. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurol
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