Nebulae-Star Nurseries

An i-movie done by students for a science class.  Video explains that nebulaes are clouds of dust and galaxy.  Two different types; diffuse nebulae and planetary nebulae.  Scientists now know something about their nature, size, and appearance.  Video has great pictures and the narrators voice is very clear.  Good video for the student learning about nebulae, appropriate for middle school or high school students.


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Polio pt 1
Content: Poliomyelitis is a viral infection of the intestinal tract. Most cases of polio were mild--headache, fever, sore throat, and depression--with the patient usually recovered within three or four days. In fewer and more serious cases, the virus penetrates the stomach and intestinal tract, enters the lymphatic system, then the bloodstream, and then attacks the motor nerve cells of the spinal cord; if the nerve damage is severe, paralysis will result. Occurring most frequently in children, p
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Using Paper With Double Lines for Handwriting
This video explains why the "Handwriting Without Tears" curriculum uses paper with only 2 lines instead of 3.  The curriculum feels this is the simplest type of paper for students to use and is the easiest for transitioning to other types of paper.
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Next Generation of Cheap Solar Cells
See a new technology which uses cheap materials - instead of expensive silicon crystals - to create powerful solar cells. These new cells are projected to cost 1/10th of what the more expensive silicon cells cost. See how a tiny solar panel - can create enormus usable wattage - and thus useful power. Run time 02:05.
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Capillary
Video clip shows a microscopic blood vessel only one cell layer thick, so that individual blood cells must move through single file. Grades 5-12. 13 seconds.
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How the Body Works : Color Vision
This is brief video that uses a series of still images to tell the story of color as perceived by the human eye. 'Color vision is a synthesis of red, green, and blue light which is brought about by changes in pigments within the cone cells of the retina. The human eye can recognize hundreds of different colors, which are combinations of these three colors.'
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Learning to Write Poems
When learning how to write poems, read many different types of poetry to discover a variety of styles and consider taking a poetry class. Once a poem has been written, read it aloud and make edits using advice from a playwright in this video.
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Writing Tips : Learning to Write Poems
When learning how to write poems, read many different types of poetry to discover a variety of styles and consider taking a poetry class. Once a poem has been written, read it aloud and make edits using advice from playwright, Laura Turner, in this video on writing.

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Types of poetry Rhyme
There are three types of rhymes that you will see in poetry and literature. Here is a brief video of the three types of rhyme in poetry.  This video is done by a teacher who is talking about the three kinds of rhymes while showing examples and notes on the screen.
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Definitions of Polygons (part 2)
In this video, the instructor shows the viewer the different types of polygons based on the number of sides and angle measurement. The instructor uses computer software for instruction. Clear, step-by-step instruction.
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Finding the Average
What do averages represent and how are they calculated? This short, computer animated video will cover the following key concepts: what are averages, types of averages, list of values, arithmetic mean, and examples of averages. The video ends with a 10 question, fill in the blank quiz.
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Regular and Irregular Geometric Shapes
Teacher demonstrates regular and irregular geometric shapes at the white board.  Understand the types of geometric shapes with tips from a mathematics teacher. Recommends trying to break complex shapes into simple shapes. (2:30)
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Definition of Parallel Lines
Students learn the definitions of parallel lines, skew lines, parallel planes, and transversals, and are asked to identify these types of lines/planes in given figures. Students are also asked to identify alternate interior angles, same-side interior angles, and corresponding angles. Always, sometimes, and never questions are included in this lesson.
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Properties of Real Numbers - Yay Math
Description of the types of Real numbers -- Natural, Whole, Integer, Rational, and Irrational. White board in a class setting, some interaction, engaging. The discussion is clear and understandable. Preview - full version at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2570309009443666446&q=source:012956945238798337823&hl=en Produced by Robert Ahdoot, yaymath.org
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Polynomial Functions
In this lesson, the lesson explains what polynomial functions are and provides examples.  Then, he explains some relevant terminology such as "leading coefficient" and "constant term".  The instructor shows and explains a chart with the standard form for five different types of polynomials (constant, linear, quadratic, cubic, and quartic).  The lesson finishes with a variety of examples. 

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Introduction to Angles and Angle Types
In this video a math instructor introduces angles that are used a lot in math.  He explains what angles are, how they are created, and the main types of angles we used in math.
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Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
This lesson is for ntermediate Algebra Level.  In the lesson, Professor Burger shows how to solve systems of equations using a technique known as substitution. In this approach, students solve one equation for one of the variables (eg y) and then plug the value (what y is equal to) into into the other equation (anywhere a y appears). This substitution will allow you to solve for x and then in turn solve for y.  Professor Burger walks the viewer  through several different types of
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Simile, Metaphor, and Personification
The instructor uses a whiteboard and clip-art cut-outs to demonstate three types of figurative language.  This video is suitable for third-grade students and older. (Note: The instructor dellberately has the first few seconds blurred.)
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What is Psychology Part 2 of 2
In this video, the professor discusses how to become a psychologist in one of the varying types. It also shows the four major goals of psychologists. The video is changing texts with narration. Run time 09:03.

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Autumn Leaves
Why do leaves change color in the fall? As autumn approaches, the countryside puts on a spactacular show.  This short, computer animated video covers the following key concepts: autumn leaves and their colors, factors that affect leaf color, chlorophyll, carotenoids, anthocyanins, chlorophyll production and decline, tree types and their varying colors, leaves falling, and leaf decay. The video ends with a 10 question, fill in the blank quiz.
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