Who Needs Algebra? Everyone! : Northwest Teacher, volume 6 number 1
Learning algebra doesn't have to be painful, and researchers are finding that the process is easier if children are introduced to algebraic reasoning early on. This issue of NW Teacher points out that students who begin learning algebra at the elementary level have a stronger foundation for higher-level mathematics. Algebra also helps pave the way for college and increased career opportunities. This issue helps schools explore new ways of bringing algebra to all students.
Author(s): Bracken Reed,Claire Gates,Leslie Blair,Amy Coyle

Water Science for Schools
This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) water resources site provides comprehensive coverage of water related issues, and includes several interactive quizzes and activities for children. Here you will find information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center. Topics include: Earths water, Water basics, Water use, Water Questions and Answers, Activity center, Picture Gallery, Glossary, and Related Water Links. A special topics section tackles current proble
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Blue Planet: Sea Vent Photo Gallery
These nine "sea vent" inhabitants were captured on film with a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution high definition underwater imaging system from the Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin. A description of each animal is provided. The vent is in the Pacific about 1,000 miles south of San Diego, California.
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T.P. Away
What's a quick way to unroll a roll of toilet paper? This material is part of a series of hands-on science activities designed to arouse student interest. Here students use Bernoulli's principle and an electric leaf blower to force air over the top of the toilet paper to quickly unroll it. The activity includes a description, a list of science process skills and complex reasoning strategies being used, and a compilation of applicable K-12 national science education standards. Also provided are c
Author(s): Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning

Science Sampler : Reading science
Nonfiction books have the power to excite students about learning and fuel their desire to know more about a topic or person. Using a variety of books can differentiate instruction and provide suitable reading to students at all levels and for almost any interest. This article provides a list of recommended reading and some lesson ideas that correspond with the material.
Author(s): Kenneth Carlson

Energy in-depth timeline
The history of energy usage provides an interesting view of the development of technology over time. This informational piece, part of a series on the future of energy, introduces students to the advancement of technology through the use of energy. Students read how energy needs and uses have affected the production of power, manufacturing industries, and transportation methods. This piece focuses on energy systems based on fossil fuels, geothermal, hydrogen, nuclear, solar, and wind energy, and
Author(s): Iowa Public Television. Explore More Project

4.3 Optical networking
Optical-fibre communications became commercially viable in the 1970s and innovation continues today. This unit will illustrate how very high data rates can be transmitted over long distances through optical fibres. You will learn how these fibres are linked, examine the technology used and assess the future direction of this continually developing area of communication.
Author(s): The Open University

Open Classroom Can America Afford an Aging Society Video
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Decarteret matches pole vault record at Florida State
The Northeastern women's track & field team recorded 15 top-10 marks, including another record-breaking performance by Jillena Decarteret, amidst stiff competition at this weekend's Florida State Relays in Tallahassee, Fla. Decarteret tied the school record in the pole vault with a winning performance of 4.06m (13'3.75), beating out 20 others for the title. The sophomore's vault matched Laura Chmielewski's mark set back almost seven years ago on May 8, 2004. Decarteret has continued to make upw
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6.1.2 Using a screen reader with PDFs
Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.
Author(s): The Open University

The Little Mouse, The Red-Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood Read A Loud
First published in 1984, a picture book in which the Little Mouse will do all he can to save his strawberry from the Big, Hungry Bear, even if it means sharing it with the reader. Each page of the book is shown as narrator reads it aloud. This is a good companion teaching resource to help bring literary characters to life. Content is appropriate for younger elementary students. (2:23)
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This Key Skill Assessment Unit offers an opportunity for you to select and prepare work that demonstrates your key skills in the area of information literacy.

This unit provides you with advice and information on how to go about presenting your key skills work as a portfolio.

In presenting work that demonstrates your key skills you are taking the initiative to show that you can develop and improve a particular set of skills, and are able to use your skills more generally in your
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Earth System: El NiÃ±o's Influence on Hurricane Formation
This video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center explains how hurricanes develop and why there are fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean in strong El NiÃ±o years.
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China and the Middle East - Discussions on the relationship between China and the Middle East in lig
China and the Middle East: Discussions on the relationship between China and the Middle East in light of recent events The Australia-China Youth Association and the ANU Middle East Learning Community present: China and the Middle East Discussions on the relationship between China and the Middle East in light of recent events, featuring: Professor Peter Drysdale (Head of East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, ANU) Professor Amin Saikal (Director of the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies, ANU
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Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle
Children's video for the song "Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle" challenges kids coordination skills with wiggling nose and toes at the same time. (03:10)
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What Is A Constellation?
This is a four minute video that does a good job of explaining why we have constellations and their purpose. Compares the constellations and learning about them to studying a map of the world. Teachers may want to stop the video at times so that the students can better understand the patterns.
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The most appropriate method to present your work may depend on what you are required to do either for your course, or for a work-related project. For example you could be submitting a written assignment, making a presentation to work colleagues, or putting together a collection of designs.

You also need to look back at your notes and comments and take time to consider what you have learned while completing this key skill. Bring together what you have learned into a synthesis. A synthesi
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In developing a strategy for this key skill you need to:

1. review your current capabilities and identify what you hope to achieve in the future;

2. identify opportunities for using skills to improve your own learning and performance and the resources you might need, for example, training manuals and people; and

3. draw up a plan of action.

This key skill is about helping you understand how you learn; think about how you can improve your own learning and performance, and consider how you might generalise the principles and processes for future learning.

You saw in our discussion of ‘A framework for learningâ€™, improving your learning and performance could be considered to be a ‘meta-skillâ€™, that is the skill of learning how to learn. This section, then, is a little different from the other skills sections
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