MATLAB Lecture 2
Presented by Dr. Mike Stopa on Feb 27, 2014.
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Metaphors and Similes

This video describes the difference between metaphors and similes. This video uses think blocks to show the differences between analogy, metaphor, and simile.  Every metaphor and simile has an analogy inside of it.   Video shows how metaphor and simile are related.  Not a very exciting video, but gives good examples.  Good for elementary grade students. 


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The Simile
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This is a short video with examples of what onomatopoeia is, including "zzz" for sleeping, and "bark, bark" for a dog bark. Very entertaining and informative. Minimalist but fun. (02:35)
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Onomatopoeia

This is an student English project. The slide show  talks about the meaning of onomatopoeias – words that imitate the sound they represent.   Many examples of  onomatopoeias and how they are used are shown.  Video also shows how they can be used in writing, or to give a picture action, or as a fashion statement. (2:06)


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Runnin' with the Devil
Death Valley is the lowest, hottest, driest area in North America. In the summer, temperatures commonly run above 120° Fahrenheit. The hot dry air just sucks the moisture out of the human body. A person can lose over one gallon of water just sitting in the shade on a summer day in Death Valley. In this video segment from Nature, runners try to keep their cool as they race through Death Valley.  Run time 01:54.
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Volcanoes 101

Today we know volcanoes are openings or vents to the interior of the planet.  About 1,500 volcanoes around the world are considered active, about 90% rest in the Ring of Fire, a band circling the Pacific Ocean.   While the Earth’s surface looks peaceful the crust is made up of slabs of rock that constantly shift, where the plates interact, volcanoes often form.  Friction from shifting plates melts the Earth’s crust, causing ro
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Dressed for Success
 Ron Benson

At the age of 91, most people will already have been taking things easy for a number of years. Not so for the man responsible for robing graduates at the University of Nottingham – at 91 he’s just beginning his retirement!

In his 27 years service to the University, Arthur Roland Benson (known to all as Ron) has robed such distinguished honorary graduates as Sir David Attenborough,
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Histology Module 6: Nervous Tissue
Donna Browne
By the end of this section, you will be able to: Identify the classes of cells that make up nervous tissue Discuss how nervous tissue mediates perception and […]

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English Sentence Diagrams
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What does Influence Mean? Who has Influenced you?
This lesson deals with the meaning and the power of influence. How does it affect us? There is a clear definition of the word "Influence" and there are many words listed. The new vocabulary is presented in context and you can read the examples on the screen.
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Vertebral Column Tutorial
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the vertebral column. Each type of vertebrae is examined. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little pixelated. Grades 9-12. 8:12 min.
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How to Use Adjective Phrases
This is an interesting video that describes what an adjective phrase is and how to use it.  The teacher demonstrates with sentences on her computer screen. It can help students understand the usage and importance of these phrases. (1:21)
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Ancient Observatories (Pt 3): Indigenous Astronomers
Third segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories that shows two examples of how the Navajo used used structures to track progress of the sun in the sky. (07:39)
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Ancient Observatories (Pt 4): Mayan Astronomy
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Convection Causes Wind: Part 1
Convection is very difficult to see.  The video is a narrative, step-by-step demonstration that includes good explanations. This activity provides a way for students to actually see convection and helps them understand what causes wind.  (2:48)
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On the Surface

Surface science examines how surfaces react with each other at the molecular level. The atoms at the surface are different than those atoms in the center of an object, making the atoms much more reactive than those inside. This program explores a variety of real world applications of this particular property.

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21eTeacher: Explore video
A video about the second E in Nortel LearniT's lesson plan model. This is the section where the student investigates the topic more thoroughly. In these lessons the investigation takes the form of Internet research but it could equally include original research and the use of a variety of problem solving techniques. What is important is that the students are given the opportunity to "free wheel" their way through the materials and not be over directed. We all know however, that they will need so
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