Envirofacts Data Warehouse
The Envirofacts Data Warehouse website provides access to several EPA databases that offer information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. Users can search a pre-assembled sampling of information available pertaining to a specific area, or choose a topic for more in-depth information about a specific locale.
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Understand Context module - Ubuntu article
In this article focus is on the role of ubuntu as one of the Constitutional values that can enhance school management. This study looked at whether or not ubuntu philosophy can assist school rid managerial obstacles. A case study was conducted in a school where the principal in it used ubuntu as a form of leadership model. Based on tested and mellowed values of African democracy, it was found out that the philosophy contains the ideal model on which democratic leaders would like their fellow emp
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Kepler - A Search for Habitable Planets
The Kepler Mission is part of NASA's Discovery Program, a series of lower-cost, highly focused planetary science investigations designed to enhance understanding of the solar system. This webpage describes how Kepler, scheduled for launch in 2006, will use a unique spaceborne telescope specifically designed to search for Earth-like planets around stars beyond our solar system. It will look for the "transit" signature of planets. A transit occurs each time a planet crosses the line-of-sight betwe
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Cactus 2
Cacti are producers. This means that they make their own energy and food and do not need to eat other organisms to gain energy and live. Cacti use the sun, water, and carbon dioxide to go through photosynthesis and make their own energy to grow, bloom, and reproduce.
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Getting to the Point
In this lesson, students learn how to determine location by triangulation. We describe the process of triangulation and practice finding your location on a worksheet, in the classroom, and outdoors.
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Using Community Resources to Teach Genetics
In this online article, from the museum's Musings newsletter for educators, the Youth and Family Programs Director offers advice on how to integrate genetics learning into students' daily lives. The tips she gives are: make it simple find local or online resources check out the news use an interdisciplinary approach to ethical issues expose students to new career options remember that the best science generates more questions.
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Crocodiles in Love
With snout rubbing and bubble blowing, two saltwater crocodiles court one another. (02:26)
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Immigration Through Ellis Island (Island of Hope, Island of Tears)

Award Winning Documentary Video Film. Ellis Island was the port of entry for millions of European immigrants. Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. This video contains the stories of extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island,
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RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
This ten minute video reviews what really motivates people and what does not help. The results are of note to teachers and others at it shows that higher grades may not be motivating when creative thinking is being encouraged. Mastery is motivated by tangible things in some instance
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ISS Tour -- April 21, 2011
Expedition 27 Flight Engineer Cady Coleman flies through the International Space Station with a high-definition video camera.
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Expedition 27 Mission Overview
Three crew members who will be aboard the International Space Station for the final flight of the space shuttle will also be on orbit to celebrate the shuttle's 30th birthday.
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Dog eavesdrops as a person begs for food
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Question 4 for an astronaut in space
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Question 5 for an astronaut in space
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Rocket sled ejects mannequin
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First spaceflight recreated
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Authors@Google: Neil Strauss
Neil Strauss visits Google's San Francisco office to present his book "Everyone Loves You When You're Dead". This event took place on March 23, 2011, as part of the Authors@Google series. Rolling Stone and NY Times journalist Neil Strauss is visiting YouTube on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 2pm. Neil is the best-selling author of The Game and co-wrote Jenna Jameson's autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star. His new book Everyone Loves You When You're Dead takes a look back at his years sp
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Authors@Google: Les McKeown
Les McKeown spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on May 9, 2011 about his book Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track - and Keeping It There. About the book: Predictable Success shows you the exact steps to take to restore equilibrium to your organization, re-ignite confidence in your own management skills and lead your team forward to the next stage in growth. Les McKeown has launched and managed over 40 businesses, and is a leading advisor to founder-owners, CEO's
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Arab youths, revolutions, and the rise of the ‘second society’
The patterns of revolutions tend to be similar, focusing on the rise and fall of their leaders, a plunge into lawlessness, and finally a new order. Today’s movement in the Arab world is different. Sami Mahroum, Director of INSEAD’s Innovation & Policy Initiative in Abu Dhabi, explains why.
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