Rounding Decimals
Students learn to round a decimal to a given place using the following steps. First, find the digit in the rounding position. Â Next, look at the digit to the right of the rounding position. If the digit to right of the rounding position is greater than or equal to five, round up.Â  Then change all digits to the right of the rounding place to zero.Â  Finally, we can drop off any zeros to the right of the decimal as long as they are also to the rig
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Rounding Multi-dgit Decimals
A teacher presents the four rules for rounding using hand printed charts. Â Rule 1: Round up if the number to the right is a 6, 7, 8, or 9.Â  Rule 2: Round down when number to the right is lower than a five (0, 1, 2, 3, or 4).Â  Rule 3: Rule of 5+, when there is a five to the right of the digit, and there are zeros after the five, round up.Â  Rule 4:Â  Rule of 5 flat-round to the even, for example 2104.95, round to 2105 rather than rounding to 2
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Rounding a Decimal
Rounding a decimal to the thousandth, hundredth, tenth, and ones place by sixth-graders. They did a fantastic job. (02:43)
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A Summary of Shakespeare's Macbeth
This video is a quick and easy synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play Macbeth. The video includes detailed cartoon animation along with a male narrator.  More information can also be found at http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth (09:22)
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A Summary of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
This video is a quick and easy synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play Julius Caesar.  The video includes detailed cartoon animation along with a male narrator.  (09:02)
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Pocahontas Biography, Part III
This is NOT the animation from the well-known studio. This is an animated biography of Pocahontas from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
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This is an animated biography of William Bradford, a leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This Discovery Channel Education series is aimed at older elementary school children.
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This is an animated biography of William Bradford, a leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This Discovery Channel Education series is aimed at older elementary school children.
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Christopher Columbus, Part VII
This is an animated biography of Christopher Columbus from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
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Columbus First Voyages
During the Middle Ages, Europeans knew little, if anything, about the existence of the Americas. Columbus became caught up in the excitement and read many books on navigation and geography. He eventually devised a plan to find a westward route to Asia. In 1484, he presented his plan to King John II of Portugal but was denied financial support. He spent years asking the rulers of various countries, including France and England, for assistance before Spainâ€™s Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand fin
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Columbus voyage and escape from mutiny
Christopher Columbus's last voyage. After 60 days at sea, his crew was threatening mutiny. Columbus asked for 3 more days to find land. On 10/11/1492 he claimed the New World. Video is misnamed as Vikings. Not much to this Columbus video, but the ones that follow flesh out his exploration. Leave the video to run a while while new videos load. Content is on bottom of page.
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Christopher Columbus Sets Sail (2:03)
This is a brief overview of what Columbus did on his first journey. The video also tells how on subsequent trips he found less of interest to the Spanish monarchs who had sponsored him. This is a brief overview of why his exploits are considered important by some. It does not go into much detail about the trips, treatment of the natives, or his work in the New World. Let the video run and there is a following video that goes into more detail, including his landing after the crew threatens to mut
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U.S. Dust Bowl of 1930's
A segment from Discovery Channel's Making of a Continent about the dust bowl wind erosion of the 1930's.
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Verb Basics in Italian
This video reviews important concepts such as: What is an infinitive?, What is the stem of a verb? and Why is this important to know?
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Marian Anderson-Rare Footage Singing 'Ave Maria'
Vintage film of Marian Anderson with Leopold Stokowski in 1944.
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The Verb "To Be"
A video that presents the main uses of the verb TO BE. It includes the verb forms in the different tenses and several examples-Affirmative, negative and interrogative. There is also reference to the use with modal verbs such as CAN, MUST etc. Some more examples would be useful (Running Time 3:27).
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Cause, Symptoms & Treatments of Sickle Cell Anemia
Cause, SymptomsÂ and Treatments of Sickle Cell Anemia. Part of the series. Sickle cell anemia is caused by a distortion of a child's gene, and its symptoms usually include pain, swelling and seizures. This video reivews this information with some graphics. Especially good for viewing in schools that have a population where it has a high rate of occurance.
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The Five Senses
This student-made, informational video aids children in learning the five senses and locating the body parts associated with the senses. Run time 02:51.
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The Difference Between Taste and Flavor
Taste refers to our five sensitivities — sweet, sour, salt, bitter, and umami — while flavor is a “hedonic” sense involving smell, texture, and expectation.  Biologist Stuart Firestein from Columbia University discusses the difference between the two.  The video is in lecture format.  (02:30)
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Why Some Things Taste Good and Some Things Taste Bad
Biologist Stuart Firestein discusses the science behind why some things taste good while other things taste bad. “There are some things that simply disgust us in a very, very instinctive, deep kind of way. And there are other things that we clearly learn to find either good or bad,” says Firestein. The video is in lecture format.
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