Protecting the Mummified Troll
Students are introduced to the (hypothetical) task of developing an invisible (non-intrusive) security system to protect the school's treasured mummified troll! Solving the challenge depends on an understanding of the properties of light. After being introduced to the challenge question, students generate ideas and consider the knowledge required find solutions. They watch a portion of the "Mythbuster's Crimes and Myth-Demeanors" episode ($20), which helps direct their research and learning towa
Author(s): Meghan Murphy,Terry Carter

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VUCast Extra: Thanks for the memories!
They cried, cheered, but more than anything, said thanks as more than 200 fans welcomed the history making Vanderbilt baseball team home from its first College World Series in Omaha. The Tim Corbin-led team made it to the final four before losing to Florida.
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"Poetry Readings" by Charles Bukowski (poetry reading)
Possibly the best place to find information regarding live readings by contemporary poets is www.ablemuse.com. This site is run by and for poets, so you get the dope straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Sturgeon's Law applies, of course. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon's_Law (Clicking this link didn't work this morning, but it did if I copied it into my browser http://tinyurl.com/c2vhtx - use this one instead) Modern poets are not all as cringe-worthy as Bukowski makes them o
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U.S. house on the prairie where corporate secrecy thrives
June 28 - A Reuters investigation found that a two-story house in Wyoming is home to more than 2,000 corporations, some of which have played a key role in several questionable international financial schemes.
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Amanda Knox's family disputes testimony
June 27 - Amanda Knox's mother says a key witness in her daughter's murder appeal lied to an Italian court. Deborah Gembara reports.
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Waiters balance speed and service
June 27 - Waiters from across Jerusalem show off their balancing skills in a bid to qualify for the Paris annual waiters' race. Tara Cleary reports.
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Kelly - 60 Second Impressions, Mature Students' Summer School
We run a number of events throughout the year, giving potential mature students the chance to visit Cambridge, to find out more, and to have their questions answered. The Mature Students' Summer School offers a taste of university life and the wide variety of courses available to study at Cambridge, including lectures, practical work and social activities. In this 1 minute film, Kelly, a student who participated in last year's Mature Students' Summer School, explains what it's like to try out
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Hi-resolution Solar Views from VAULT
This movie illustrates the VAULT camera pointings in relation to the rest of the Sun and views from other instruments.
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Great Zoom out of Houston, Texas: Reliant Stadium
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
Author(s): Alex Kekesi,Cindy Starr,Darrel Williams,Eric Sokol

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Understanding Divisibility Rules
By using numbers, identify the divisibility rules that apply.
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God always saves endavour

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God always saves endavour

Description: Sketch of a flag taken from rebels against slavery in Barbados, after the uprising known as Bussa's Rebellion.

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Build a Birdhouse
Students will construct bird nests and birdhouses. The students will research a bird of their choice in order to design a house that will meet that bird's specific needs. This activity works well in conjunction with a 9th-12th wood shop class whose students would partner up with your class, however this is not a necessity.
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L150U9A03
Practising the use of the structure più/meno… di/che… to make comparisons; Understanding the difference of use between che/di; Revision of compound forms of the preposition di.
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Asia Forum 2006 Session One : Reform [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Danny Quah, Sheila Dikshit; Nandan Nilekani; Turan Das; Professor Kishore Mahbubani | Discussions were led by LSE academics: Professor Danny Quah, Head of Economics Department; Dr Razeen Sally, senior lecturer in international political economy and head of the international trade policy unit and Professor Robert Wade, professor of political economy and development at DESTIN. Other speakers included: Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of Delhi; Nandan M Nilekani, chief executive
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In Conversation with The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir John Major in conversation with Elinor Goodman | During the course of this conversation Sir John Major will reflect on his experiences as Prime Minister and discuss current affairs in the UK and across the globe.
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Is the 'Rule of Law' Good for Cities? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Gerald Frug | There is a widespread consensus that, everywhere in the world, urban development has to be based on the rule of law. But what is 'the rule of law'? Does any formal legal system qualify - or must it have specific requirements? If there are specific requirements, who says what they are? Does the rule of law inhibit - or does it encourage - the extent of privatisation of urban space? Does it require the abolition of informal settlements and businesses or allow th
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Energy Crisis: Resource Scarcity Oil Wars and Climate Change [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Mary Kaldor, Yahia Said; George Soros; Professor Sir Nicholas Stern | This event seeks to encourage a more holistic approach towards thinking about energy security, and will mark the launch of the publication Oil Wars, edited by Mary Kaldor, Terry Karl and Yahia Said.
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