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Magic School Bus "Rot Squad"
Join Ms. Frizzle and the class and they take a journey through a rotting log.  This Magic School Bus video addresses the following two concepts about decomposition.  (1) Decomposition, or rot, is part of every life cycle.  (2) Plants and animals called decomposers naturally recycle once-living things.  Many, such as fungi and bacteria, are too small to be seen.  Run time 22 minutes.

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Climate change: island life in a volatile world
What impact will global warming really have? This unit examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels. Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level? Who would you blame?
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Module Three: Communication
Communication is not a single act but a process involving various elements. The process involves the sending and receiving of messages. Successful living requires effective communication skills. Learners communicate using various elements within the process of communication. In examining communication in life skills it is important that you as the learner focus on the process, methods, barriers, listening skills, conflict resolution and anger management in your day to day interactions with other
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NASA KSNN What do animals need to live?
There are many different habitats on the Earth. These vary in the landforms, sources of water, and climate conditions. Plants and animals are specially adapted to live in their habitats. Animals suited to live in the desert (very dry, either hot or cold) would have a difficult time living in the tropical rain forest (warm and very wet). Grades K-2
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NASA KSNN What are insects?
Insects! We're surrounded by them. By some accounts, insects make up more than 80% of Earth's animals, outnumbering the combined total of all other living creatures found on Earth.
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NASA KSNN Is water important for all living things?
Explore the importance of water for living things and analyze and compare a variety of fruits and vegetables based upon the mass of water in these foods.
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NASA KSNN Is flying a plane in a videogame like flying a real plane?
Learn more about simulators through this video newsbreak and demonstrate the purpose of using simulators. Explore the importance of water for living things and analyze and compare a variety of fruits and vegetables based upon the mass of water in these foods
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CALFNES Spanish
Hector Mendiola, a retired pediatrician from Mexico City, who was living in Utah, noticed that many of the children of migrant workers were illiterate in their native tongue and so he developed, along with Fred Berthong, a local community volunteer, a computer assisted program to help Hispanic youth who were illiterate in their native language to learn to read and write in Spanish. The CALFNES program (Computer Assisted Language For Non English Speakers), which they created, and is now in the pu
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Where Deserts Form
Most of Earth's deserts can be found in dry areas created by global circulation patterns. The deserts of our world are not restricted by latitude, longitude, or elevation. This site, produced by the U.S. Geological Survey, uses text and pictures to describe how atmospheric circulation patterns influence the locations of deserts on Earth and possibly on other terrestrial planets as well.
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Landmark larynx transplant
Brenda Jensen is now able to speak for the first time in 11 years, thanks to a groundbreaking larynx and trachea transplant carried out by a joint team of surgeons from UCL and UC Davis. Techniques of the procedure, particularly the repairing of muscles and nerves in the neck, had been developed by Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute). http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ear/research/birchall Additional footage courtesy of UC Davis
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Water Basics
Looking at water, you might think that it's the most simple thing around. Pure water is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. But it's not at all simple and plain and it is vital for all life on Earth. Where there is water there is life, and where water is scarce, life has to struggle or just "throw in the towel." So what is it about water that makes it so important to us? And what is it about water that makes it water? This section of Water Science for Schools explores the physical and chemical
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Biological Soil Crusts
This USGS Canyonlands Research Station site features a series of web pages focusing on biological soil crusts. Biological soil crusts are the community of organisms living at the surface of desert soils. The site provides a menu of links to biological soil crust pages including Crusts 101: an introduction to biological soil crusts, an advanced page with a downloadable 90-page report on soil crusts, a gallery of biological soil crust images and figures, references, the Canyon Country Ecosystems R
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Social movements and global justice
 Dr Sara Motta

In this podcast we hear about an international conference which brings together academics and social movement activists from around the world.

The conference is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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Portrait of unidentified woman
A woman with freckles wearing a lacy white high-collared dress stands in front of a rose bush growing on the side of a house.
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Greenhouse Effect, Climate Change, Global Warming
The terms greenhouse effect, climate change, and global warming are often used interchangeably, yet they really refer to three separate and distinct processes. This activity examines all three and assesses whether Earth's atmosphere is getting warmer.
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Improving Machine-Based Image Descriptions
What does it mean to do object recognition? The ultimate goal for Ali Farhadi is to have a machine generate a human-quality description of images. Humans can form complete sentences describing images. These sentences identify the most interesting objects, the actions that are being performed, and the scene where the action occurs. Emulating this skill demands answers to fundamental questions about recognition: how can a recognition system deal with the vast number of objects in the real world? W
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer shows the student two different representations of mountains, one smooth and one jagged, and asks her to describe what she sees. As she describes a volcano, the interviewer probes to find out her ideas about why she thinks it is a volcano, whether a volcano is a mountain, and how a volcano forms a mountain.
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Building a Space of Cultural Heritage Objects to Explore It in the Classroom
Not only for further understanding of subjects but also for learning analytical thinking or inductive inference, it is important to provide a highly engageable environment where pupils can interact with high quality cultural contents easily. The authors have been developed an interactive exploring tool called CEAX Voyager. One of the important issues to make the learning with CEAX Voyager effective is to prepare adaptive descriptions for pupils. This paper proposes a framework for supporting cre
Author(s): Aihara Kenro,Yamada Taizo,Kando Noriko,Fujisawa Sa

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Academic Perspectives/Panel Discussion
In this wide-ranging discussion, panelists seized on redesigning science education as a way of ensuring the success of systems biology. The first challenge lies in improving instruction in the earliest years. David Botstein said, “K-12 education has never been that great…(kids) don’t need to know everything in excruciatin
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Part 4 Conclusions
Conclusions and Close of the Complexity of Global Change 2009 Conference
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