6.2 Acid rain

thumbnail"Acid rain" is an international issue today. Vast stretches of forest and lakes in Europe and North America have been or are being destroyed by this killer rain. In Sweden alone, 15,00
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Kids' Factory Music-"Who Stole the Alphabet?"
This video by Kids Factory is a really cute way to review the alphabet. The main character is an octopus who tries to find out who stole the alphabet. Beautiful illustrations are shown as the song is sung (3:15).
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Tip of the Week: PolyPhen
This week's tip is on PolyPhen, a predictor of nonsynonymous SNP impacts on protein functions. For more information about PolyPhen and SNP functional prediction see the blog post: http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=6867
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Religious Freedom and National Security Policy: Keynote Address
Through the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs, Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs held a symposium on October 28, 2010 on religious freedom and US national security policy. Questions addressed include: Why should national security specialists be concerned about religious freedom? Under what conditions might greater US support for religious liberty abroad help to reduce political instability, religious radicalism and terrorist violence?
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Sesame Street - Kermit Talks About Opposites-Dark & Light
In this video Kermit tries to demonstrate the difference between light and dark using a lamp. Grover comes in and lets the sun light in the darkened room. Kermit explains that the sun is another source of light. In true Grover style, he causes chaos in the dark. This is a good teaching resource for an introductory lesson on opposites. Students will enjoy watching this (2:31).
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Vertelplaten scheppingsverhaal
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Vertelplaten bij de schepping:

  • dag 1: het licht
  • dag 2: water en wolken
  • dag 3: land en planten
  • dag 4: zon, maan en sterren
  • dag 5: vogels en vissen
  • dag 6: dieren en …

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Predictioneer: How to predict the future with game-theory
Hailed as 'the new Nostradamus', Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been shaking the world of political science to its foundations with his predictions of world events. His systems based on game theory have an astonishing 90%+ ratio of accuracy and are frequently used to shape US foreign-policy decisions on issues such as the terrorist threat to America to the peace process in Northern Ireland. Considered by many to be the most important foreign-policy analyst there is, it is no surprise that he is reg
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IDS350 Session 4 Spring 2011
IDS350 Gardens of California Session 4 02/13/2011 Guest: Frank McDonough, LA County Arboretum
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Checking for Understanding
A critical aspect of teaching is checking whether or not your students understand what you are trying to communicate. Mrs. Thai, a fourth grade teacher, shares ways to check for understanding with biomedical science students from Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.
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The Town Before the Town
An early plantation slumbers beneath Williamsburg's streets and foundations.Author(s): No creator set

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AP Government & Politics
AP U.S. Government & Politics is assembled from UC-approved college preparatory courses. Upon completion of this course, student will be able to: express ideas clearly in writing; work individually and with classmates to research political issues; interpret and apply data from original documents such as court cases and bills; write to persuade with evidence; develop essay responses that include a clear, defensible thesis statement and supporting evidence; raise and explore questions about polici
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Reading for Philosophical Inquiry
In this introduction to philosophical thinking, we will read some essays specially chosen from four main areas of interest: (1) the philosophy of life, (2) the philosophy of religion, (3) ethics, and (4) metaphysics and theory of knowledge. Although our approach is not comprehensive, it is reasonably representative of some of the more significant areas of philosophical inquiry. The readings are intended to illustrate the interrelations between these subject areas of philosophy and, as well, to p
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Yet Another Calculus Text
I intend this book to be, firstly, a introduction to calculus based on the hyperreal number system. In other words, I will use infinitesimal and infinite numbers freely. Just as most beginning calculus books provide no logical justification for the real number system, I will provide none for the hyperreals. The reader interested in questions of foundations should consult books such as Abraham Robinson's Non-standard Analysis or Robert Goldblatt's Lectures on the Hyperreals. Secondly, I have aime
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Causal Reasoning
Does excessive exposure to violent video games cause violent behavior? Does increased gun availability cause more crime or less? Causal claims permeate everyday life and are constantly the subject of "studies" reported in the newspaper. The material in Causal and Statistical Reasoning examines the nature of causal claims and the statistical sorts of evidence used to support them. The material is contained in: approximately 20 content modules, a repository of over 100 short case studies, and a "C
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Empirical Research Methods
Regression analysis is an enormously popular and powerful tool, used ubiquitously in the social and behavioral sciences. Most courses on the subject immediately dive into the mathematical aspects of the subject and illustrate the technique on problems that are already highly structured. As a result, most students come away with little idea of the wide range of problems to which regression analysis can be applied and how to represent those problems in a way that cleverly utilizes readily availabl
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Modèles de soutien à l'élaboration de scénarios
Les enseignants participant aux nombreux dispositifs d'enseignement à distance sont confrontés à la difficulté d'élaborer leurs activités d'apprentissage, sur support numérique, sous forme de scénarios pédagogiques. Dans cet article, nous proposons un dispositif de soutien à la tâche de conception de scénarios pédagogiques « analyse de documents » basé sur différents niveaux de modèles.,Preprint
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Phyllis Bennis: In Conversation with Fawaz Gerges [Audio]
Speaker(s): Phyllis Bennis | While US policy towards Israel remains unchanged, the long-standing assumption that most Americans – even most Jewish Americans – agree with that policy no longer holds. In the media, in popular culture, in universities and particularly within the Jewish community, there are signs of major shifts. In conversation with MEC Director Professor Fawaz Gerges, writer, analyst and activist Phyllis Bennis discusses these changes with reflection on her own political evolu
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The Future of Banking in a Global Economy
Today's financial and economic wreckage will provide the foundations for a system on which a stronger future will be built. This will only happen with a real cooperation and collaboration that is hard to envisage amidst the growing clamour for protectionism, speculation over the possible nationalisation of the banking system, and questions over the right of those at the centre of the industry to be part of the solution. In his lecture, Vikram Pandit will outline his views on the role of banking
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Rockets: Educators Guide
Few classroom topics generate as much excitement as rockets. The scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry provide exciting classroom opportunities for authentic hands-on, minds-on experimentation. The activities and lesson plans contained in this educator guide emphasize hands-on science, prediction, data collection and interpretation, teamwork, and problem solving. The guide also contains background information about the history of rockets and basic rocket
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Ain't No Sunshine
The University of Richmond Jazz Ensemble closed out their tour of Greece in Athens at the Bacaro Jazz Club on March 12, 2011. Featured in this song are seniors Matt Jordan on trumpet and Alex Kelly on vocals.
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