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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Anti-Semitism: A History
An excellent video that goes through the history of the term, the treatment of Jews through the years, and the Jewish culture. Relates to both Christians and Muslims. Needs a word list, map, and could benefit from a timeline. Very well done. Good for most grade levels and is one of the best videos on this topic
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Autism & Pediatric Diseases : Different Types of Autism

Presented by Dr. David Hill. There are many different types of autism, known as the autism spectrum.  The main thing they have in common is that they have trouble communicating with other people.  There are three levels of autism, Asperger's syndrome, difficulty communicating with others, interpreting their intentions or emotions, they tend to go on with subjects that interest them, may have a hard time getting jokes, but can live o
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Intervention Strategies - Early Intervention in Primary Schools
From England: How early intervention strategies in KS1 and KS2 are helping pupils in three school improve their attainment levels in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Very small class, but the ideas are good; use more senses.
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Teaching Social SkillsTo Kids With Autism And Aspergers
Moving piece about one mother's journey to treat her son with
Autism. She started a company, Watch Me Learn, to share her videos.
Very inspirational! As seen on the Glenn Beck Show on CNN. Her teaching videos are now used in schools and therapy centers. They reference the ABLLS-R assessment which is used to evaluate functioning levels of kids with autism. A parent can really make a difference. visit www.watchmelearn.com

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Tyrannosaurus Debt
This School House Rock music video is about the U.S. National Debt. It lyrics explain how debt began in the 1790's when the new government spent $75 million on the Revolutionary War and then continues to explain the different events in our history that have increased the amount of national debt.  This video could be used for various grade levels depending on the lesson. Run time 03:01.

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Mountain Gorillas
In this video Steve Leonard treks above altitude sickness levels on a mountain to come face to face with one of the most fascinating on the planet; the mountain gorilla. Apes roam the jungle and don't always like intruders in their nests. Learn more about them in this incredible video.
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How Does Math Apply in Cooking?
In cooking, math is applied frequently to convert different units
of measurement and adjust the ratio of a recipe. Avoid messing up a
recipe and cooking bad food by getting measurements right.  A math professor explains how to make adjustments in recipes using ratios and why math is important to cooking.

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Resources for Home School Geography
In this clip learn about resources for home school geography.  An experienced teacher and home school authority telsl where to find geography teaching resources that can be added to any curriculum at all grade levels.

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Measurement Fundamentals
Investigate the difference between a count and a measure, and examine
essential ideas such as unit iteration, partitioning, and the
compensatory principle. Learn about the many uses of ratio in
measurement and how scale models help us understand relative sizes.
Investigate the constant of proportionality in isosceles right
triangles, and learn about precision and accuracy in measurement.

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The Metric System
Learn about the relationships between units in the metric system and
how to represent quantities using different units. Estimate and measure
quantities of length, mass, and capacity, and solve measurement
problems.

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Classroom Case Studies, K–2
Watch this program in the 10th session for K–2 teachers. Explore how
the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case
studies of K–2 teachers (former course participants who have adapted
their new knowledge to their classrooms), as well as a set of typical
measurement problems for K–2 students.

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Classroom Case Studies, 3–5
Watch this program in the 10th session for grade 3–5 teachers. Explore how the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case studies of grade 3–5 teachers (former course participants who have adapted their new knowledge to their classrooms), as well as a set of typical measurement problems for grade 3–5 students.
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Classroom Case Studies, 6–8
Watch this program in the 10th session for grade 6–8 teachers. Explore how the concepts developed in this course can be applied through case studies of grade 6–8 teachers (former course participants who have adapted their new knowledge to their classrooms), as well as a set of typical measurement problems for grade 6–8 students.
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Place-Value Centers
First-graders develop an understanding of the numeration system by
relating counting, grouping, and place-value concepts. Activities
include measuring with Unifix cubes and using base-ten blocks. NCTM
standards: number sense and numeration, measurement, connections.

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