This website offers an online beginner's course of the Portugese language for the lay and academic user. It offers lessons divided into four major units, covering the langauge from the beginnings to the top of the introductory level. Lexical and grammatical differences between European and Latin-American use are carefully shown. The site also offers pronunciation lessons and grammatical tables and assistance. Language lessons are complemented by basic introductory lessons to the culture of the
Take a close look at one of nature's most delicate and fascinating creations... The Snowflake. And yes, it's safe to say that no two snow flakes are the same.
Implications of resource management in La Parguera, Puerto Rico (The)
A recent rezoning of La Parguera, southwest Puerto Rico, as a tourist zone has resulted in an imbalance between development and appropriate resource management. Development associated with tourism is destroying the sub-tropical dry forest and adding pressure on the marine resources through increased boat traffic and marine structures. Declining water quality and benthic community health are two of the impacts seen in La Parguera associated with these land use changes. This study is three-fold. F
Minerals: The Materials of Earth
Minerals have been indispensable to human civilization. This program looks at the variety of minerals, their atomic and crystalline structures, and their physical properties such as hardness and luster. Petrologists’ methods of sectioning rocks are shown, and gems, precious metals, ore excavation, and the value of silicates are discussed.
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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom
Virtual Maths Data Handling Light Survey exercise - , Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom, worksheet and activity resources
Computer History Museum, Pop-Up Pi Day 2013
Kano is designing a computer kit for everyone, so they took it to the Computer History Museum for some perspective. CHM CEO John Hollar with amazing volunteers and 50 young people -- some beginners, some Python hackers -- joined them. With the Kano Kit, a computer can be made, hooked up to wireless, coded games and sounds, and be fun.
Veggie Tales - Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler prt 4 This video shows the value of friendship and of being considerate of others. The main feature stars Larry the Cucumber as Sheerluck Holmes and his sidekick Bob the Tomato as Watson; together they are London's crack crime-solving team. But Sheerluck starts to take credit for all the duo's achievements, leaving Watson to stew in his own jui
This video shows the value of friendship and of being considerate of others. The main feature stars Larry the Cucumber as Sheerluck Holmes and his sidekick Bob the Tomato as Watson; together they are London's crack crime-solving team. But Sheerluck starts to take credit for all the duo's achievements, leaving Watson to stew in his own jui
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U.S. Day Ahead: Earnings could be grim, but there's hope
Oct 8 - This could be the worst quarter for earnings in over a decade based on previous negative outlooks. But consumer stocks could do well; a sign the recovery still has strength.
This interactive activity adapted from Indiana University features time-lapse videos that reveal the movement and growth of plants in their pursuit of light. Although plants have no choice about where they are rooted, they do respond to environmental cues in ways that enable them to survive. This interactive site includes five videos using time lapsed photography (no audio) with written explanations. The videos include: seed germination and gravity, light and dark responses, twining vines, pl
The Frog Prince Part 3
This is part 3 of 11 of the very cute musical / movie, The Frog Prince, featuring many great actors and actresses from the 1980's.
9.70 Social Psychology (MIT)
Our conjoint participation in the 9.70 learning system places us in a consensually-shared social situation. (All of the foregoing words are important. Do you understand their meaning in this context?) We will endeavor to organize ourselves into a community of discourse that approximates (albeit in an altogether partial way) a meaningful, real-world research enterprise: Like all scientific communities, we will work with limited resources. Unlike "real" scientific communities, ours will operate un
Why Democracy? A philosophical defence against the most subtle despisers
Challenging Democracy - 9th Dialogue on Science of the Academia Engelberg Foundation 2010 In his presentation, Professor Günter Abel from the Technical University of Berlin asked the question of whether society can provide reasons for an understanding of democracy beyond the stranglehold of the dichotomy between metaphysical absolutism and resigned relativism. He asked to leave behind the whole picture of the political as a space of truth and knowledge. Rather, one might conceive the politica
The Black Death Begins (3:32)
Abundant trade and shipping spread the Black Death rapidly through Asia and Europe. This video uses actors to add depth to this story, but the excellent maps are the most important for student understanding.
Sunday Service - 3/18/2012 - Kathleen Perry
A service of worship in Duke University Chapel. Ms, Kathleen Perry (Trinity '13, PathWays Chapel Scholar) delivers a sermon entitled "Healing Bitter with Bitter." Opening excerpt from the sermon: (33:17) "Edith lay on her bed, unable to fall asleep. Her time was slipping away. Her physical pain had been dulled and managed by the shots of morphine. But her anguished soul was unable to find rest. Her mind was besieged by one memory to the exclusion of all others: that fateful car accident that k
United Nations Human Rights Council
Website of the UN Human Rights Council an inter-governmental organisation created by the UN General Assembly in 2006 as the successor body to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The UNHRC is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The site gives details of membership of the HRC, its rules of procedure, advisory committees and working groups and details of meetings and other events. There is information on the Universal Periodic
Neil Gaiman Talks about The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman talks about the his book, The Graveyard Book. He talks about what what the book is about and what children and adults think about his book.
Estée Lauder’s William Lauder: ‘The Consumer Still Wants and Needs to Be Touched’
Estée Lauder -- the $7.8 billion cosmetics and beauty products giant founded in 1946 -- has grown to more than 25 brands in 140 countries. The company clearly knows its customers, 95% of whom are women. In a recent interview with Knowledge@Wharton, William Lauder, the company's executive chairman and the grandson of founder Estée Lauder, discussed the challenges of working in a family-owned business, the company's global growth aspirations and why the key to success is "getting women to put th
In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. As this is an introduction to division, this video is for elementary students.