Measuring Angles - Khan Academy
Sal Khan demonstrates how to use a virtual protractor to measure angles in this four-minute video.
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Plucking Away (Charlie Byrd)
Host Al Page speaks with Charlie Byrd, renowned guitarist. Mr. Byrd brings to life his travel and musical experiences, his influences and his classical as well as his jazz interests. Through his talent, he describes and plays many different styles of music from classical to bossa nova. He also discusses the differences in types and models of guitars and how a musician's experiences combine to form individual musical styles.
Wetting on flexible substrates: a finite element formulation
Wetting is an important phenomenon in industrial applications such as coating industry as it could affect the coating uniformity and production rate. In modeling dynamic wetting on rigid solids, one of the challenges is to relieve the singularity in the viscous stress arising at the dynamic contact line due to double valued velocity. The singularity arising at the contact line is a mathematical singularity and not a physical singularity and hence, needs to be relieved. There are several models t
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Meter tool
Light Meter simulation tool
Digital Story: Basic Principles of the United States Constitution
This is a 3:31 long video made by students. It offers a basic review of the Constitution, but doesn't offer enough examples to be of use to those unfamiliar with the subject. Best used as a quick overview or introduction. A handout with the information would be of value for students who don't understand such concepts as federalism.
7 Ways Games Reward the Brain
We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why? As Tom Chatfield shows, games are perfectly tuned to dole out rewards that engage the brain and keep us questing for more. Tom Chatfield thinks about games -- what we want from them, what we get from them, and how we might use our hard-wired desire for a gamer's reward to change the way we learn. (16:30)
The Case against Student Aid For decades, Federal Financial Aid (FFA) programs have been implemented and expanded to make higher education "affordable" for students. The ostensible merits are obvious: loans, grants, and work-study schemes allow students to purchase education without much need for cash or other sources of private funding — a supposed benefit to students who otherwise might not be able t
For decades, Federal Financial Aid (FFA) programs have been implemented and expanded to make higher education "affordable" for students. The ostensible merits are obvious: loans, grants, and work-study schemes allow students to purchase education without much need for cash or other sources of private funding — a supposed benefit to students who otherwise might not be able t
"Reflections on Argentina" - Session 3 of "Poverty & Growth: Reflections on Latin America" (video)
A three-part workshop with Professor Juan Pablo Nicolini, Winter Tinker Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
Discovery Channel-Planet Earth-Ice World-Polar Bears
This video shows a mother bear and her cubs coming out of hibernation. The mother must find food before her milk runs out. She is in the process of teaching her cubs survival skills. It also touches on how as the Earth warms there is less ice for polar bears to stand on to hunt for seals (Running Time 3:01)
Wild Kratts-Polar Bears Don't Dance-Part 1 of 2-Animation
In part 1 of this video, the Kratt brothers explore the Arctic animals-the polar bear and the walrus. Students will learn about hunting rituals of the polar bear and walrus. Polar bears can sit still for hours waiting on prey to surface from icy water. The bear is in control on land but the walrus is in control in the water. The brothers use "creature power" to capture a walrus cub and polar bear cub from an evil guy. The brothers learn the inside scoop on both animals. This is a good teaching r
Wild Kratts-Polar Bears Don't Dance-Part 2 of 2-Animation
In part 2 of this video, the Kratt Brothers use the "creature power" of the walrus and the polar bear to help the cubs find their mommas and rescue them from the evil Zach. Students will enjoy this fun video as they learn about these two fascinating creatures. At the end of the video there is real footage of walruses with an emphasis on the importance of flippers. Legs are for lands and flippers for water-Every creature has special features.This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit on t
A Rare View of Polar Bears
Bob Simon reports on the latest "spy-cam" techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals - in this case, polar bears - up-close. This 14 minute video was done by a unique hidden camera type of "spy" devise. Students will get to know more about these endangered animals which are still being allowed to be killed by the Canadian government despite their status. Students will learn about how the bears live. Also a good career video.
Farley the Red Panda
Farley, a young red panda, has been through a lot in his short life. Farly is more than just cute, he's a fighter. When he was born, his mother wasn't around to take care of him. Nursery keepers found him just hours after birth: cold, dirty, and hungry. The keepers found a successful formula for raising Farly. It was also important to find Farley a playmate. Watch him grow and thrive under the care of his keepers in this professional video from National Geographic. Run time 02:38.
You may have seen pandas in the zoo. They are one of the most popular animals in captivity, and are often put in zoos to protect them from poachers and habitat destruction . This professional video footage and narration from National Geographic shows these animals in their natural habitat, the remote forests of Central China. These giant pandas really know how to enjoy a meal and can eat for 14 hours a day. The video also shows a mother panda and her cub. Run time 02:31.
Baby Red Pandas
Farley is a baby panda who undergoes great health difficulty. They show him going to a zoo in Syracuse where they introduced him to a panda companion that could show him how to climb. Run time 02:39.
136: Can your business plan survive this stress test?
The road to success is littered with the wreckage of strategies gone awry. Here is a six-step stress test for your strategy.
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Robots to map marine life in key fishing areas
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Russell Wynn and Maaten Furlong of NERC's National Oceanography Centre tell us about a just-launched fleet of marine robots that will map ocean life in key fishing grounds off the southwest tip of Britain, in a trial heralded as the start of a new era of robotic research at sea.
Preventing Financial Meltdowns
In this lecture, Tim Harford, the author, radio presenter and newspaper columnist looks at the lessons we can learn from the financial crisis and how the collapse of Lehman Brothers has close parallels in disasters such as Three Mile Island and Deepwater Horizon. This lecture marks the launch of Tim Harford's new book Adapt: How Success Always Starts With Failure. Tim Harford is a member of the Financial Times editorial board. His column, "The Undercover Economist", which reveals the economic id