Rachael& Courtney's Car
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Newspaper Tower
Students will be challenged to design and construct a tower out of newspaper. They will have limited supplies including newspaper, tape, and scissors since engineers are often restricted by economic reasons as to how much material they can use in their building. The students will be building for height and stability, and their towers must be designed to withstand a lateral “wind” load.
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Graphic Design: Using Symmetry to Create Corporate Logos
This activity teaches students to describe three types of symmetry, to categorize symmetric figures based on type of symmetry, and to create figures using different type of symmetry. The activities use familiar logos and signs to show how symmetry is used in the world of design, and to help differentiate between the different kinds of symmetry used in these examples.
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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
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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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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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Three Little Kittens
A librarian recites a fingerplay called "Three Little Kittens". This is not the traditional nursery rhyme version of "Three Little Kittens".
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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.

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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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