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Earthquake Country; Reducing Your Losses
A quote from the movie: "Earthquakes don't kill, buildings do." There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to
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Earthquake Country; Northridge Earthquake
There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animations
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Using Cloud-Seeding (Geo-Engineering) to Solve Global Warming
This clip from the "Five Ways to Save the World" details a cheap, simple, and low-risk way to compensate for global warming.

If the reflectivity of clouds could be increased slightly, sufficient sunlight would be reflected to compensate for any future release of CO2 into the atmosphere. (09:37)

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The Evolution of Earth's Atmosphere Part 1 of 4

John J. McCarthy Observatory, New Milford, CT. Monthly astronomy lecture done by Bob Lambert. Date of lecture is October 2008.   Lecture starts with explanation that we are now living in the Earth’s Secondary Atmosphere.  There was a First Atmosphere called the primary atmosphere and it did not resemble today’s atmosphere at all.  The evolution of our atmosphere is a continuum of an evolution, the atmosphere continues to chang
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Proteins: Structure and Function

Proteins are very important to living organisms and to industry. Proteins are part of the chemistry of life, and the program examines proteins — polymers built from only 20 basic amino acids. The arrangements of these long chains of amino acid are important to their functioning. The video also explores the history of the discovery of the structure and function of pr
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Forests in Flux
Science examines the future of the world's forests against a backdrop of climate change and intensifying human activity. This video presentation discusses some of the challenges of global forest governance. (08:54)
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Love You Forever, picture book by Robert Munsch
In this story, a young woman holds her newborn son and sings to him lovingly, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."  The story continues on through the entire life of this family.  This reading of the story is done by Robert Munsch himself, with some guitar picking in the background.  The book illustrations by Sheila McGraw are shown on screen.  (6:44)
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Earthquake Country, San Andreas Fault
Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animations illustrate how and why earthquakes happen, how mountains and valleys have formed as a result, how the ground will shake in large earthquakes, and why this s
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The Underneath by Kathi Appelt -- Book Trailer
This is a book trailer for The Underneath by Kathi Appelt.  This is a story about a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urg
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Magic School Bus "Gets Eaten"
Join Ms. Frizzle and the class as they search for a connection between pond scum and tuna fish.  Scum is a kind of algae and algae and tuna are part of the same food chain!  This Magic School Bus episode will cover the following two concepts: (1) Living things are linked by what they eat and what eats them. and (2) Almost all food chains begin with plants.  Run time 22 minutes.
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Supreme Court: Original Intent
Experts disagree on how the Constitution should be handled in modern times; is it, for example, a "living" document? What is the original intent of the document, and how does this limit judicial review? An actual case is discussed as well as cruel and unusal punished debated. A good video for older students. Ends abruptly.
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Judaism: The Holocaust
This video shows an interview to Mr. Kiegelman. He talks about the events in his hometown in Poland. He explains how his family moved to America in the eve to WWII and what happened to his town and to the Jews living there after 1938.
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Financial Crisis Explained: Subprime Mortgage
This video explains the global pool of money and specifically what a subprime mortgage is and how it lead to the financial crisis.(Amateur video that explains things well...and enthusiasm!)

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Earthquake Country; Strike-Slip Faults
There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animations
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Post War Tension and Triumph Unit 19
This unit examines the tensions of the Cold War era, reflected in
divergent dichotomies: a growing suburban, white, middle-class and
increasingly ghettoized blacks and Latinos; a faith in scientific
progress contrasted with a fear of the bomb; and an idealization of
individualism tempered by an anti-Communist call for conformity.
Individuals and groups raised their expectations for equality as
veterans returned from the global conflict of World War II.

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Population and Resource Distribution
Becky Forristal teaches seventh–grade economics at Rockwood Valley
Middle School, 20 miles outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her lesson focuses
on a population simulation that explores world economics, demonstrating the inequalities in land, food, energy, and wealth distribution in the world today. Using a global map on the classroom floor, students are able to visualize how resources are distributed in both wealthy and under–developed nations of the world.

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Reading Across The Curriculum Workshop 13
Gage Reeve’s class is learning new vocabulary in a lesson on global
warming. Students also use an idea tree to record main ideas and
supporting details and write their own questions to be answered after
reading the nonfiction text.

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What is Life?
What is life? This question at first seems deceptively simple — we all know how to recognize what is living and what is not. Or do we? What are the characteristics of all living things, and how do we know if an object really possesses those characteristics? This session explores how the concept “life” can be defined.
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Introduction to Journey North
This program introduces the three sets of investigations that are featured in the Journey North program: Seasonal Migrations, Plants and the Seasons and Sunlight and the SeasonsAuthor(s): No creator set

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French Revolution (Part 4) - The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
The instructor, Sal Khan, continues discussing the reign of terror from part 3 and explores the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. The instructor uses computer software and still images for demonstration and discussion.
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