The Chinese Pipa
If you want to play this cool instrument, you need some serious hand coordination. The pipa is a pear-shaped string instrument that is native to China. The “pi” means to push the right-hand fingers from right to left, and “pa” is to pull the thumb of the right hand from left to right. Aside from its cool name, the Pipa, it is said, must be played with an open heart and mind in order to truly play it. This great video from explore.org features this cool Chinese string instrument. So enjoy
Climate Change Impacts
This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the opportunity to explore some of the environmental changes already observed, from the Arctic to tropical regions. Data sources provide historic precipitation and temperature records, allowing students to compare changes in their own local area to others. Lessons included, provide opportunities for place-based instruction related to climate change, others provided a more global perspective. The background resources p
Homage to Magritte
This is short claymation video that features the style of Belgium's greatest 20th century artist, Rene Magritte. (1:16)
It's Your Time - Mont Alto - Student Life
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Spartan Sagas: Michele Payn-Knoper, Shaking the hand that feeds you
Michele Payn-Knoper is a champion for agriculture. The certified speaking professional travels the United States and internationally, helping farmers communicate more effectively about the agrifood industry, while helping consumers understand what's happening with food production. The Spartan alumna knows firsthand the realities and risks of farm life. In addition to now living on a farm in Indiana, she grew up on a family farm in Michigan that was eventually lost. Since earning degrees in an
Design & Community Exhibition 2011
Read full story here: http://bit.ly/gP1aYm. Final year landscape architecture and garden art & design students showcased their work to community clients and guests at an event held at Old Broadcasting House. Eager to get stuck back into their work after the festive break, our final year undergraduate and postgraduate landscape architecture and garden art & design students presented their design portfolios and design processes to community clients and other invited guests at the Design & Commun
The Electric Company sings about the short I song.
Hard and Soft C
The Electric Company and Sean Kingston sing about the letter C and the hard and soft sounds.
The Nature Explorers Yosemite's Southside Expedition Part 4 of 5
Yosemite is one of the busiest tourist destinations in America, millions of people travel here during the summer to see the few last remaining gigantic trees. But on the southern border lies some trees that most people didn't even know existed. Here we discovered a Sugar Pine that had a trunk circumference of 19'.
Egypt economy stalls-FinMin
Summary of business headlines: Egypt Finance Minister says protests damaging economy; Stock market reopens in Tunisia; U.S. manufacturing sector strengthens in January.
IMF: Europe still a risk to recovery
The International Monetary Fund says Europe should strengthen its financial rescue fund to reduce the risk of renewed global instability, as U.S. tax cuts help boost recovery.
Armstrong Experience: Ashley Smith
What happens when things go wrong the first time around and you need a second chance? Find out in Ashley Smith's Armstrong Experience.
Armstrong Experience: Heather Burkhalter
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Lady Bears Basketball Highlights: Jan 21, 2011
Highlights from the Missouri State Women's Basketball game vs. Wichita State on January 21, 2011.
The Transcontinental Railroad- Workers Welfare
This video is about the hardship the rail workers had to endure, the lack of welfare they had the cuts to their wages and increased cost resulted in violence. This resulted in the use of federal troops and the end of the strike. This deals with the Sacramento, California area. It also shows how large railroad owners used child labor as well. A vivid example of what may be one of the first major strikes in US history. A good video to show why unions were formed.
Newnham College excavation
When Cambridge University Lecturer in Archaeology Dr Catherine Hills discovered that Anglo Saxon remains could be buried in the grounds of Newnham College, Cambridge, she and her colleagues set about organising a dig to find them. Key to its success would be the help of 20 sixth-form girls from schools in London, Birmingham and Peterborough, all of whom stayed in the college for a week to sample life at Cambridge. What did the girls make of their stay? And did they unearth skeletons in the garde
Be Kind to Your Erasers
An Interview with a book on the USS Monitor
This video does not show images of the ironclad and so is limited in its value. It might be a good introduction to another video on the subject.
A Brain with a Mind of its Own (Richard Restak)
Is your favorite TV program affecting the way you think? According to neuropsychiatrist Richard Restak, television can have a desensitizing effect on the brain. In this 1992 video from the University of Washington, Restak speaks with host Marcia Alvar about his numerous books including "The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own."