Modeling grain growth with soap bubbles
A box containing some soap solution is used to simulate a grain structure. Rigorous agitation will produce an initial structure of many small bubbles (grains), whose evolution can be recorded. The soap film that separates bubbles has a surface energy, and the area of this will tend to be minimised.
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Jorinde and Joringel - pt. 3 - 3
Jorinde and Joringel is a Grimm's tale in which true love triumphs over evil enchantment in this story of one young couple, the beautiful Jorinde and Joringel, the shepherd boy who loves her. This tale by the Brothers Grimm will enchant youngsters with its sweetness and charm and not-too-frightening magic.
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Eyes! Eyes! Eyes! Song
Mr. R.'s 5 senses song- this one's about the eyes and the sense of sight. Who has 2 eyes? You and me. The eyes are the organ that helps us see. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review the 5 senses in the early childhood classroom. (2:26)
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The Roman Empire in the First Century - Episode 3: Winds of Change
Claudius rules; Britain battles Roman legions; in Judea, Paul tells of Jesus; Rome verges on disaster under Nero's reign.  Absolute power brings absolute ruin.  Law under Nero was brutal. (55:06)
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The Roman Empire in the First Century - Episode 4: Years of Eruption
Rival generals fight for control in Rome; Mount Vesuvius erupts; Emperor Trajan expands the empire.  (55:07)
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Ernest Hemingway and Bullfights in Spain
A reading of excerpts from Hemingway's novel, The sun Also Rises with footage of bullfighting in Pamplona, Spain.  The video talks about Hemingway's love of Spain which inspired him to write his novel.

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Literary Form: Using The Great Gatsby as an Example
Many importance concepts are explored here in reference to the Great Gatsby as an example. It is best if students have a word wall to keep track of the various example of the terms explained.

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The Great Gatsby
A unique retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. This version of The Great Gatsby was originally used for a grade 12 english project.  Stick figure art work is used as the illustrations to go along with a summary of the novel.

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Stalingrad 4 of 5
The Battle of Stalingrad. 250,000 German troops are available to extend the Third Reich to the borders of Asia and divide the Soviet Union into two. This was a battle of death, the fighting went on all day and night it never stopped. German aircraft photographed the course of this struggle. These images give us an insight into the battle of WWII, for the first time we can see every detail of the tortured city that became the grave of the German Sixth Army. This video is the lost evidence of the
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Stalingrad 5 of 5
The Battle of Stalingrad. 250,000 German troops are available to extend the Third Reich to the borders of Asia and divide the Soviet Union into two. This was a battle of death, the fighting went on all day and night it never stopped. German aircraft photographed the course of this struggle. These images give us an insight into the battle of WWII, for the first time we can see every detail of the tortured city that became the grave of the German Sixth Army. This video is the lost evidence of the
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Bobby Kennedy - Announces Run for Presidency
While he was still Attorney General, during his brother’s administration, Bobby Kennedy told journalists that an African-American could be president of the United States within forty years.  His observations were printed in U.S. newspapers on the 27th of May, 1961.  (Tim Russert gets the year wrong in this “Meet the Press” clip.)

The day after he announced his own candidacy for the U.S. presidency, RFK appeared on television to explain why he was running.  This clip feature

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John Brown's Raid in 1859
This video is accompanied by text. "Tension between the North and South over the slavery issue grew more intense as the election of 1860 drew near. Violent reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act spread rapidly throughout the nation. The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision deepened the divide between Northerners and Southerners—antislavery supporters and proslavery-ites. In 1859, fifty-nine-year-old John Brown devised a plan to provoke a slave revolt to answer the “sacking” of Lawrence, Kans
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How To Juggle - Beginner's Lesson
Learn how to juggle three balls, lesson starts with two-ball basics and then moves up to three.  Choose sand filled balls so they don't roll away.  Start by throwing 1 ball to the other had at eye level, making smooth circular motion.

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Of Mice and Men - In Context (Part 1 of 2)
The first half of the BBC's  on the social/historical context of the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

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Cesar Chavez
Quick video about Mexican-American Cesar Chavez. He is a new Famous American added to our SOLs. We did not get a lot of information about who he was, so I decided to make a quick little video about the information my 3rd Graders needed to know.  The video includes the highlights of his life and legacy.  (01:53)
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Solving Word Problems Involving Multiplication of Decimals
In this video you see a whiteboard presentation showing how to solve multiplication problems with decimals.  Students could work along with the video or try to race the video when working each problem.  Video also has a good review of mathematical terms and steps to solving word problems. (6:38)

Download my Math Interactive Whiteboard Lessons and flash games here: http://iwb-resources.blogspot.com 

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Rhetorica Scandinavica
Rhetorica Scandinavica is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to promoting scholarly discussion of rhetoric, and research into role of rhetoric in shaping modern knowledge. It aims to bring together researchers across Scandinavia, and publishes information about relevant conferences, seminars and PhD presentations. Users of the online edition may access details of the contents of each issue and a summary of selected articles. The journal archive is searchable and contains issues of Rhetorica
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Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood, a graphic novel by Tony Lee
The author, a Children's Choice Book Award finalist, reads his graphic novel, Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood.  His voice has an English accent and his reading is enthusiastic. The viewer can turn the pages of the book by clicking on them, and can read along with the author, who is seen in a side window, reading and talking to the viewer.  One of the "A Story Before Bed" author read-alouds.  (8:49)
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Advances in nanotechnology
In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration. He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it. Professor Moriart
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Centro internazionale di studi di architettura Andrea Palladio
This is the website of the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio (CISA) [Andrea Palladio International Centre of Architectural Studies]. Founded in 1958 and located in Palazzo Barbaran da Porto, Vicenza, Italy, the Centre is a research institute dedicated to the work of the architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) and history of architecture generally from antiquity to the 20th century. The website offers a detailed biography of the Padua-born architect and description of h
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