The Jeff Corwin Experience: Guyana: Rain Forest Ecosystem
Jeff Corwin explores the Guyana Shield, the dense rainforest that
thousands of "giants" call home in Guyana. He discovers the largest toad
found in South America, the largest freshwater turtle, and the largest
creature equipped with a giant tongue.

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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."
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Survival Phrases S2 #14 - Restaurant 3
Learn Japanese travel phrases with Japanese Survival Phrases! Whether you’re going to Japan for business or pleasure, a little Japanese can help make your trip so much more meaningful and pleasant. Today, we’ll finally learn how to place an order at a restaurant. What can you do if you can’t read the Japanese menu? Tune in [...]
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Biomechanical evaluation of the intact, injured and surgically reconstructed ulnar collateral ligame
The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow is a major passive stabilizer againstvalgus moments and is a frequent site of injury for the professional throwing athlete. Due to theimportance of the UCL in elbow stabilization, many clinical and biomechanical studies wereconducted in the past to understand its role; however, no study has evaluated the stabilizingfunction of the UCL when subjected to a pure valgus-varus moment at varying degrees of flexion.In addition, few comparative studies ha
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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, rectangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a rectangle
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • summarise and identify descriptions of the principal features of the main lithotectonic units of the British Isles, namely the Precambrian Basement, the Caledonian Orogenic Belt, the Variscan Orogenic Belt, the Older Cover and the Younger Cover;

  • identify any of the main terranes making up the British Isles on the basis of a description of its age, main rock types, dominant structures, and plate tectonic setting.


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English Sentence Diagrams
A very extensive website on diagramming sentences as a means to learn grammer
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Bears Basketball vs. Indiana State Highlights: Feb 22, 2012
Highlights from the Missouri State Men's Basketball game vs Indiana State on February 22, 2012.
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Even the Feds Admit Minimum Wages Cause Unemployment

Minimum wage doesn’t apply to everyone.

When Congress first established minimum wage in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, it left a loophole for businesses that employ people with disabilities.

The Secretary, to the extent necessary t
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3.4 Science communication and citizenship: getting involved

This section began with a brief review of the current context for science communication, noting the calls for greater dialogue and consultation between science and society. This is important for a number of reasons, as illustrated by the following simplified examples. It has been argued that we are currently living (in the UK) in an ‘information age’ and that we rely on a ‘knowledge-based economy’ for economic prosperity. To these ends a common argument put forward by Western governme
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Life in Temperate Forests
The video quicly described what a temperate forest is and where most are located.  It also describes animals and plants found temperate forests. Shows video of the specific animals. Animals include the chipmunk, mice, bears, deer, slugs, snails, beavers, frogs, salamanders, and birds.  Briefly addresses how humans have harmed the animals ecosystem and threatened their survival. Run time 1:29.
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Snow
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.
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6.2 Natural frequency of free oscillations

Most of us have a fairly accurate understanding of what is meant by resonance – it's what causes a bell to continue to make a sound long after it has been struck. Yet this is just one example of resonance, a phenomenon that occurs in nature in a surprisingly large number of places.

It is all to do with the reversible transfer of energy from one form to another in a system. The common feature associated with mechanical systems that are able to store energy by oscillating is that they h
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References

References and further reading
Bodmer, W. (1985) The Public Understanding of Science, London, Royal Society.
Bown, W. (2005) Time to disengage. Editorial. Research Fortnight, 14 September 2005.
Council for Science and Technology (2005) Policy through dialogue: informing policies based on science and technology
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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
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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.
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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
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6.11 Presenting the case

  • 23. Is the format of presentation appropriate for the audience?

  • 24. Is the case presented in a persuasive way overall?

Hopefully, the analytical work carried out to determine costs, benefits and so on will almost
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U.S. Astronauts Shave Heads Following World Cup Loss to Germany
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA made good on their bet with German crewmate Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency. The pair shaved their heads late on June 26 to match Gerst's bald pate in the wake of the U.S. soccer team's loss to Germany 1-0 in the team's World Cup showdown earlier in the day in Recife, Brazil. The crew has been following the World Cup matches closely on orbit through the uplink of pr
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Trade Creates Wealth

Made in Missouri

Last month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran an article focusing on Missouri governor Jay Nixon's "Made in Missouri" jobs initiative. To promote this new initiative, Missouri's Department of Economic Development was planning to give away 6,000
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