Endocrine Function: Oscillations in Hormone Levels
Professor George Wolfe discusses oscillations in hormone levels in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a board.  Run time 09:39.
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Wonders of the Natural World - Great Barrier Reef
This video discusses the Great Barrier Reef.  Video discusses where the reef is located, shows the reefs from outer space, what species live in the reefs, and how the reefs formed, how much the reefs are growing, and the effects of global warming and other threats.  Video is of good quality, it is a short video and narrator talks fast.  Video would be appropriate for children of all grade levels.
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Definitions of Polygons (part 2)
In this video, the instructor shows the viewer the different types of polygons based on the number of sides and angle measurement. The instructor uses computer software for instruction. Clear, step-by-step instruction.
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Variables and Equations using Substitution
This introduction shows students how to substitute variables in equations.  It is geared for intermediate grade levels 7-8.  The video looks a substitutions examples on a white board.  The whole video lesson is not presented in this clip.  You have to go the link shown at the end of the clip to watch the entire lesson.

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Math Made Easy: Measuring Angles (part 2)

In this video, students are shown how to measure angles using a protractor and to draw an angle using a protractor.  Students are given a measurement and then shown how to draw that size angle.  They are shown many different size angles and angles facing both directions.  Then students are given an angle and they need to tell what the degree measurement is.  Good instruction
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Naming Angles

In this video students learn the definition of an angle, the concept of measurement, and the following vocabulary: side, vertex, ray symbol, angle symbol, protractor, degrees, right angle, acute angle, obtuse angle, and straight angle.  Students are shown these definitions using a diagram and they are discussed.  Good video for instruction and review for any grade level. 


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Learn to Measure things Using NonStandard Units
This musical video is about measurement using non standard unit. No narration in this video, just text instructions. Non standard unit is the glass that being used to measure 1 kg of flour.
A simple example is shown and then questions are asked about how  to find other items that can be measured in the same way.

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Algebra: Solving Linear Equations - Part 2: Applications

[NOTE: This video is only the first 20 minutes of the full lesson, please visit my website to purchase complete version] This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on how to solve typical linear word problems (story problems or applied problems). The tutor shows you how to solve for a specific variable in formulas. He also discusses how to covert a repeating decimal into a fraction (which was skipped in Basic Math: Lesson 6 -"Fractions") and will teach you how to convert uni
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Lesson on Measurement Using Non Standard Units
A lesson in a Grade one class where students measure objects with non-standard units.  The students measure various items in the classroom using non standard unit.  The students review measurement definitions with teacher.

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Compare, Order and Measure Length
Students will learn how to measure objects by counting unifix cubes (non-standard measurement), compare lengths of unifix cube trains and put trains in order.  User clicks through the slides. 

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New Xbox 360 Transformer controller

The new Transformer controller is available today as part of the play and charge kit bundle.  The controller switches from the directional d-pad to the disc.   I have a chat with John Ikeda who is one of the lead designers on the new controller to find out everything you want to know about the history of the d-pad and the new controller.   

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Serving Size Activity
Video involves students in an activity that applies estimation and measurement skills. The video explores estimations of serving sizes for different foods.  2:38 min.
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An Introduction to Natural Gas
Until recently, most natural gas in Canada came from what are referred to as "conventional" sources -- with the gas trapped under relatively high pressure in relatively loose formations which allowed the gas to move freely to the wellhead for production.

In recent years, however, production of natural gas from conventional sources here in Canada has fallen, despite record levels of drilling and completion. With demand for natural gas continuing to grow, additional sources of natura

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ZEN DEN: Power of the Sea
During the summers of 2007 and 2008, year-round Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest level since satellite records began 30 years ago. Some scientists now predict an ice-free Arctic summer by 2012. As snow and ice levels decline, sea-levels and weather patterns are affected which in turn impact plant, animal, and human life. Run time 02:05.
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Charge - Sixty Symbols
Professor Roger Bowley puts on bit of a magic show in this light-hearted look at electrical charges. Video discusses electric charge, such as static, postive and negative charges. Could be used at all levels of students.  Video is of average quality.  Video would be good for middle elementary, middle and high school students.  This is an interesting video for any student studying electric charge. Run time 05:56.
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How Does the Solar Cycle Affect Earth?
"How does the solar cycle affect Earth?" Axel Korth – Max-Planck-Institut fur Sonnensystemforschung nnensystemforschung. Measurement of sunspots numbered over time (solar maximums and solar minimums). Run time 03:13.
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Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?
Raised in The Bronx, one of New York's most poverty-stricken
boroughs, Sonia Sotomayor has now been elected to the U.S. Supreme Court. An excellent motivator for students at all levels. A two minute video that can be used to remind students that  education that is a stepping stone to success.



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Math Games for Kids-Improve Math Skills

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. shows a variety of math games to improve math skills.  There are two levels of play, primary and middle grade.  These card games make learning math facts fun.  The game is for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division practice.  The cards used in the game would be easy to make.  Video is of good quality and the game is a good idea for parents and teachers.
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Nature's Fractal Nature
With carbon dioxide levels around the world rising, a team of American scientists travels to a rain forest in Costa Rica. They employ fractal geometry to analyze how much CO2 the rain forest can absorb. Running time 7:52

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Comparing Adverbs
This lesson explains the three levels of adverbs: positive, comparative, and superlative.  The lesson provides examples of each level.  The video is an excerpt and doesn't go into a great deal of detail.

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