Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 6-8
This two-week interdisciplinary curriculum unit encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Students learn about climate change within a systems framework, examining interconnections among environmental, social, and economic issues. Lessons are aligned with national science and social studies standards but may be used in other classes as well. The first week of this 2-week unit lays the foundation for understanding some of the forces behin
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Shopping Mall Math
Students participate in activities in which they develop number sense in and around the shopping mall. Two sets of activities, one developed for younger middle-grade students and one for older, deal with size and space, estimation, measurement, and applications involving percent.
Author(s): Francis Fennell,NCTM Illuminations

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2000 - 2010 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,http://illuminations.nctm.org/termsofuse.aspx

Concurrent Lines, Medians, and Altitudes
Explore the relationships between perpendicular bisectors, the circumscribed circle, angle bisectors, the inscribed circle, altitudes, and medians using a triangle that can be resized and reshaped.
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Student Perceptions of Action, Relevance, and Pace
How do teachers know their students are engaged? The results of a study in which middle school students' perceptions of academic achievement were analyzed.,Volume 36, Number 4
Author(s): Penny A. Bishop,Susanna W. Pflaum

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Silk: Caterpillars
If you listen closely, you can hear the sounds of a critical element in the production of silk--silkworm caterpillars dining on mulberry leaves. This episode of the two-minute radio show Pulse of the Planet focuses on how silkworms are raised. In the episode, available here in MP3 audio and text formats, a guest biochemist describes the silk farming process, noting the silkworms' dependence on large quantities of human-supplied mulberry leaves. The host points out how much silkworms grow in leng
Author(s): Pulse of the Planet

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Keeping History from Repeating Itself: Involving Parents About Retention Decisions to Support Studen
Collaborative ventures between families and schools can result in children being successful both academically and in life. The most successful predictor of student achievement is an encouraging home environment, high expectations from parents, and parental involvement.,Volume 27, Number 2
Author(s): Tariq T. Akmal,Donald E. Larsen

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STEM Fair
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Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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South Island Wren--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a South Island Wren. The South Island wren is a small but robust alpine bird with a very short tail, rounded wings, and long legs and toes. While the male’s plumage is a dull green colour above, grey-brown below and yellow on the flanks, the female is more olive-brown in colour. This charming bird has an unusual habit of vigorously bobbing up and down. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to hel
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Load Testing | Visual Studio Toolbox

Continuing with our exploration of testing, Chuck Sterling joins Robert this week to discuss load testing. Load testing provides you with the ability to see how well your software responds to various levels of usage. Chuck shows how to create load tests for a Web site and evaluate the data it returns. He shows how to use Application Insights to monitor the Web site's performance. He then shows how to use load testing with unit tests.

Author(s): Charles Sterling, Robert Green

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On the Ice with the Irish
Follow the puck as the Irish hockey team practices in the Compton Family Ice Arena at the University of Notre Dame. This video was shot with a GoPro camera on a team assistant during a routine practice.
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Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke - Viennese Waltz
This is part of a television show how two dancers, Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke, prepare for the Viennese Waltz. Not much value her except to show students the hard work that goes into dancing and some of the steps.
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Dance Through Time5 Waltz
Waltz, a romantic Mid-19th Century Couple Dances, is performed by professional dancers. This is a brief expert from a longer DVD.  (0:49)
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The Rule of Clovis (3:22)
Clovis befriended Rome and then struck, winning and making it "imperialistic." The Franks were growing rapidly trying to make a larger empire. This three minute video explains the battles and politics of this period using actors and a narrator.
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Thurgood Marshall
This 46 minute video uses a narrator, images, and actual footage of his life.
It is an excellent summary of this Supreme Court leader's life and accomplishments. Thurgood Marshall, was a crusading attorney and civil rights activist who led the fight against school desegregation, became the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. On the opening page there is also a shorter, two minute, version of his life.

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Cómo Funciona La Electrólisis Del Agua (en Español)
Un video excelente para niños que describe el proceso de descomposición de una sustancia por medio de la electricidad. El video explica que el cable que sale del lado positivo es el ánodo y el cable que sale del lado negativo es el cátodo. (2 minutos)
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John and Abigail Adams
This 43-minute biography uses actors, a narrator, and interviews to present a fairly complete view of these two remarkable people and their relationship as well as their contributions to history. During their courtship and marriage, John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters, many filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics considered an invaluable account of the Revolutionary War. Abigail, a fierce advocate of rights for women and African-Americans,
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Ghana Empire
An advertisement is presented before the video. This two-minute video is about the Ghana empire, located in West Africa. It tells how it became a wealthy empire because they were in the center of the caravan routes and taxed other Muslims, during the gold-salt trade. The people of Ghana didn't want to adopt the Muslim religion, but later on, the desert Arabs invaded their territory and forced them to practice the Muslim religion, or else they would be killed.
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SchoolHouse Rock - Grammar The Tale Of Mr Morton - Subjects and Predicates
A short video from SchoolHouse Rock explains the subject and predicate of a sentence and gives many examples. ( 3:00)
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