Literary Elements Rhyme
This short lesson is a quick review of several types of figurative language including hyperbole, alliteration, and personification.  The examples of each are various pop culture references.

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Figures of Speech Song - Tune of Supercalafragilisticexpialidocious
This video is a song about the various types of speech, including definitions and examples.  The lyrics are printed on the screen while the music plays.  However, nobody is actually singing the song on the video.  You will need to determine how the lyrics fit into the tune of the song.  Some of the lyrics include "Personification, metaphor, hyperbole, simile. Figures of speech when you want to see your writing come alive, sing along with me! When you treat an object like a human being it's c
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How Cancer Cells Grow and Divide
This video segment from NOVA: "Battle in the War on Cancer: Breast Cancer" describes the role of oncogenes in uncontrolled cancerous growth and depicts the journey of cancer cells from where they originate, into the circulatory system, and then on to other parts of the body. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:37.
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Mitosis
For an organism to grow, rebuild tissues, and reproduce, cells must divide. Every division requires replicating and then evenly dividing the cell's massive jumble of DNA. This video segment, adapted from the Interactive Secret of Life videodisc, follows the stages of mitosis, the systematic process that ensures that daughter cells formed when plant and animal cells divide get equal shares of DNA. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:34.
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How the Body Works: The Cell
Look at some of the parts of the cell, and see how they work together, to make this basic building block of all animal life - the cell. Key vocabulary words include: ovum, tissues, organs, nerve cells, muscle cells, liver cells, cell support, nucleus, DNA, RNA, cytoplasm, cell membrane, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, lysosomes, centrioles, and golgi complex. Run time 03:10.
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The Basics of Biology: Cell Structure Overview
This is a brief, professionally-produced clip from the program Cells: The Structure of Life. This segment, using simple computer animation with 'live' microscopic images, explores the structure of the cell.
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Plant and Animal Cell Rap
The computer animated rap song gives the basics about plant and animal cells.  Lyrics include "Plants and animals are as different as day and night but plants and animals have cells which makes them much alike. The cell is the building block of all living things, making plants and animals the king of cellular swing. Plant cells are nerdy cuz they're shaped like a square.  Animal cells are round like a big brown teddy bear. Cell membranes are doors that let things in and out. Cell walls suppor
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Organelles in the Cytoplasm
For the longest time, scientists couldn't imagine how simple cells managed to perform so many amazing tasks in living organisms. It turns out that cells aren't simple at all. Much like complex organisms with organs that perform specific tasks, cells have many organelles that keep them functioning properly. Explore some of a cell's most important structures in this video segment from An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 06:06.
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Part 5 - Books, Writing and Creativity
Encouraging children to be creative and helping them enjoy books and writing. The author discusses various types of construction of books.  He shows different paper folding techniques that can be used to make books.  Part 5 of 6, by Australian author Peter E. Taylor. More information can be found at: www.writing-for-children.com
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Four Types of Sentences
This video is a lesson explaining what sentences are and telling about 4 types of sentences: declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.  Examples of each type of sentence are given as well as an opportunity to practice identifying some different types of sentences. 

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Basic Math: Lesson 1 - Numbers
This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on all about the classification and sets of numbers. Learn what are natural numbers, integers, rational numbers and more. I also explain how to use your graphing calculator to input all types of numbers (integers, fractions, square roots, etc.).
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A Healthy School Lunch and the Edible School Year
You can lead students to nutritious food, but can you make them bite? The answer to that increasingly relevant question is yes, if you get creative.  At Saint Paul Public Schools, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the director of nutrition and commercial services for the school district is sharing her personal passion for fresh, healthy food with students. From Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, school menus are being redone with health in mind, even as budgets shrink and parents tighten their wallets. Man
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President Obama On Stem Cell Research
President Obama signed an order reversing the strict limits on human embryonic stem cell research. This is the video of his speech. President Obama addresses the controversy of scientific research on stem cells, but stresses the advances that can be made by science. Grades 9-12. 11:25 min.
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What Is Stem Cell Research?
Stem cell research uses stem cells to find new avenues, and some
research is basic, while other research involves applying stem cells to
the field of medicine. Find out how stem cell research is being used for bone marrow transplants in this clip.

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Stem Cell Breakthrough
This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW tells the story behind one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in the past decade. Human embryonic stem cells, once thought to be the key to curing countless debilitating diseases, have sparked a decade-long firestorm of ethical and political debate in the United States that has greatly curtailed their use in scientific research and medical therapies. Now a revolutionary method of creating stem cells—without embryos—may pave the wa
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Stem Cells Breakthrough
This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW tells the story behind one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs in the past decade. Human embryonic stem cells, once thought to be the key to curing countless debilitating diseases, have sparked a decade-long firestorm of ethical and political debate in the United States that has greatly curtailed their use in scientific research and medical therapies. Now a revolutionary method of creating stem cells—without embryos—may pave the wa
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Stem Cells: Seeds of Hope?
Do stem cells hold the best hope for curing debilitating diseases like Tay-Sachs and diabetes? Or do the ethical questions surrounding the use of these exceptional little cells stand in the way of any potential they might have? In this video segment Dr. Evan Snyder, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, explains the basics of stem cell technology and outlines the ethical debate regarding its use. Closed captioning included.  Run time 07:00.
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List of Conjunctions
A list of conjunctions from a web site.  A conjunction is a joining word.  A quick review of types of conjunctions is given and the list of conjunctions is shown from the web site.   More information and lessons can be found at:  http://www.english-grammar-revolution.com/list-of-conjunctio<wbr>ns.html

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Imaging: Vector File Types
Video: Imaging: Vector File Types Episode 15 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial reviews the process to create the project in this series on digital video production.
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Cancer Growth
Simple animation shows how a cancerous tumor grows and spreads through the body. Cancer occurs when cells grow out of control. The cells travel through the blood stream. 46 sec.
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