Building for the Big One
Using this activity, students will learn about the effects of earthquakes and how various soil types react during an earthquake. This lesson gives students first-hand experience in making design decisions similar to those made in the real world.
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Natural Inquirer Journals: Tropical
In the Tropical edition of the Natural Inquirer you will learn about different types of plants and animals. The tropics are the home of a variety of biomes, or regions with different kinds of vegetation and other life. Tropical biomes are largely defined by the amount of rainfall they get. In the tropics, you might find rain forests, dry forests, shrub lands, tropical plains called savannahs, and deserts. Scientists working in the International Institute of Tropical Forestry, or IITF, conducted
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Science In Focus: Energy
Interview with Stephen Connors about limited sources of energy and the importance of using renewable sources.,The interviewee responds to the question, "Why does the U.S. use more energy per capita than other countries in the world?" He talks a bit about how energy is taxed less in the U.S. so it's cheaper, but he also goes on to contrast patterns of energy use in America and Europe. He explains how cities planning was pro-founding affected by the availability (or lack of availability) of the
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Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Creating Custom Map Images of Earth and Other Worlds
This chapter familiarizes users with Jules Verne Voyager, a freely available online map tool that includes data for Earth as well as 19 other planets and moons. Users create a variety of map images then save and import the images into a presentation or a word-processing document. In the activity, users explore the range of data that are available to create map images: 100 different types of data are available to characterize portions of Earth. In addition, Voyager has at least one type of data f
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Fish Facts and Characteristics
Discover the many cold-blooded, vertebrate animal called the fish in this short, computer-animated video.  The video will briefly cover the following concepts: fish characteristics, fish types, swim speed, size, species, senses, endangered fish, fish shoals and schools. The video will end with a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz.
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Pro Profs
Online practice quizzes for any subject. Submitted by professors for their students.
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Fire Fuel Protocol
The purpose of the resource is to measure the different types of fuels for fires.
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Getting to Know Your Satellite Imagery and Study Site
The purpose of the resource is to introduce students to Landsat images and how to identify the land cover types within those images.
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Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a uniform
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NASA KSNN Why do magnets work?
Magnetism is an invisible force felt within the space around a magnet. This space, called the magnetic field, can either attract (pull) or repel (push away) other magnets and some types of metal
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Flash
This course familiarizes students with Macromedia Flash. Topics to be covered include fundamental programming concepts (variables, variable types, code re-use, commenting code, and basic control structures) in addition to the fundamentals of the flash environment (animation, vector graphics, use of sound and video). Students finishing this course will have at least one completed fully functional Flash project for their portfolios demonstrating a strong knowledge of the tool and a good foundation
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How to Write a News Lead: Part 3
Part 3 - Learn how to write a news lead in this clip.  An experts talks about news leads in a news articles and explains the types of leads. expl

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Becoming an Actress : How to Audition to Become an Actress
 Auditioning to become an actress requires preparation for different types of auditions, such as gaining improv skills, preparing a musical number or choreographing a dance routine. Find out what is necessary for auditions with advice from an accomplished and award-winning actress in this free video on acting.


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KiteModeler
KiteModeler was developed in an effort to foster hands-on, inquiry-based learning in science and math. KiteModeler is a simulator that models the design, trimming, and flight of a kite. The program works in three modes: Design Mode, Trim Mode, or Flight Mode. In the Design Mode (shown below), you pick from five basic types of kite designs. You can then change design variables including the length and width of various sections of the kite. You can also select different materials for each componen
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Water and Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Presents a historical overview of the influence of water and sanitation on human health; types of water and sanitation facilities and equipment presently available and particularly suited to refugee populations displaced by war, famine, drought, and economic turmoil; and methodologies for assessing and quantifying water and sanitation needs.
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Thinking Like a Social Scientist: a lecture by Professor Ron Anderson
In this new series of lunchtime lectures, nine of LSE's most senior academics explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.
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Thinking Like a Social Scientist: a lecture by Professor Danny Quah
In this new series of lunchtime lectures, nine of LSE's most senior academics explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.
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Conférence de Willy Kurant : La Caméra bouge

Le 12 mars 2010, Willy Kurant, directeur de la photographie (Godard, Welles, Skolimowski…), donnait une conférence-démonstration sur les mouvements de caméra. Y ont pris part les concepteurs, les fabricants et les loueurs de machinerie, membres associés de l’Association française des directeurs de la photographie cinématographique (A.F.C.), ainsi que l’Association française des cadreurs de fictions (A.F.C.F.).


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Leçon de cinéma - Catherine Breillat

Le 11 septembre 2010, la Cinémathèque française recevait Catherine Breillat pour une conversation avec Serge Toubiana


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Sartre et la mort, l'oubli du corps dans l'Etre et le néant

Dans le cadre du traitement sartrien de l’incarnation, du corps et de la facticité dans L’Etre et le néant, bien que de longues analyses soient consacrées à des problèmes comme ceux du désir, de l’amour passionnel, du douleur et de la maladie, peu de place est réservée à la mort dans sa dimension incarnée; dans sa tentative de s’opposer à Heideggers Sartre se refuse à consacrer – dans la quatrième partie du livre – un traitement au mourir, ce qui l’empêche de cern
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