Digital Library Object - Challenge of access: using road construction as a tool in counterinsurgency
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The Grand Challenge
This lesson introduces the MRI Safety Grand Challenge question. Students are asked to write journal responses to the question and brainstorm what information they will need to answer the question. The ideas are shared with the class and recorded. Students then watch a video interview with a real life researcher to gain a professional perspective on MRI safety and brainstorm any additional ideas. The associated activity provides students the opportunity to visualize magnetic fields.
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How to Make an iPod or iTunes Ad using Photoshop Elements
This two minute  tutorial shows how an  iExpress project is made using Photoshop, Gimp, or Fireworks. The author states that she has found an easy way to do this using Mac's Keynote from the iWorks software package.Here is the tutorial for Keynote that she provided:
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The Code of Hammurabi: Early Civilizations
This video explains the 280 laws in this code. It does a good job of explaining what the Code was and what made it unique and important. The video opens the way for some excellent discussions including what an eye for an eye means and also do all people have the same punishment based on their social rank. This four minute video goes slowly and has good graphics.
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Surviving Deadly Everest
January 11, 2008—Climbing to the top of the world is an often fatal quest. But for many climbers, reaching the peak is a thrill like no other. (6:54)
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Create videos with Free Photo Story Software
This video gives you step by step instructions on how to use Microsoft Photo Story (free) to quickly create videos from your photographs. Run time 06:18.
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Electric Company: What is a Green Screen?
This video explains how a green screen is used to make actors appear to be in different places. (1:13)
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Transplant Cells, Not Organs
Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from ...) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places. (16:26)
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Oil Painting a Seascape : Trees in a Seascape Oil Painting
Painting trees in a seascape can be done with a palette knife instead of a brush. Put the palate knife on the side-tap it-use it to start drawing the tree trunks. English captions. (1:26)
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Quotation Marks and Commas
In this skit by the Electric Company we see examples of how to use quotation marks in dialogue.
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Giant Fish of the Amazon - National Geographic
Professional video of the giant piracu fish of Brazil. Footage of the difficulty of finding the giant fish. Grades 5-12. 4:08 min.
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Static Electricity
To understand materials, one must first understand electricity, and to understand electricity, one must first understand materials. Eighteenth century electricians understood neither, but they knew what it took to spark the interest of an audience and put on an electrifying show. Coulomb's law and the principles of static electricity. (5:18)
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Animation: Static Electricty andWater
This video demonstrates the phenomenon of static induction. A thin thread of flowing water can detect static electricity if a charged object is approached to it. That simple object can be a balloon and it can be charged by rubbing it on a carpet. (01:48)
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What is Static Electricity ? (Animation)
What is Static Electricity? This brief (00:43) video shows how negative and positve charges attract and repel each other.
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Proof (Advanced): Field from Infinite Plate (Part 2)
We see that the infinite, uniformly charged plate generates a constant electric field (independent of the height above the plate). This video, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 11:28.
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Refraction Experiement with Oil and Water
Refraction is the bending of light that occurs when light changes media.  This experiment includes a rod, oil, water, and a glass beaker.  No narration but clear, visible demonstration.  (02:04)
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Hip Hop Dance Moves : Hip Hop Dance Moves: Gliding
For gliding in hip hop dancing the foot should look like it is sliding over the ground.  Easy to follow movements with English captions to get you gliding in no time. (1:17)
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How To Edit the System Registry on a Computer
Video: How To Edit the System Registry on a Computer. Learn how to edit the system registry on your computer with this tutorial.
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Safe Computing
First make sure that you have backed up any of your important information.  If your computer crashed would you be able to retreive that information?  Second be aware of the threats that can cause you to loose data such as a virus, worm or a trojan.  Have a virus program installed to protect you from those.  A firewall will help prevent some of those things.
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Mongoose Attacking an Asian Cobra
This brief video show a mongoose successfully attacking an Indian cobra. Younger students may find the video disturbing--recommended for middle school students and up. There is no commentary but there is background music.
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