SEC meets FBI
July 26 - Madoff whistleblower, Harry Markopolos, reviews the SEC's attempts to go after offenders on Wall Street.
Searching for life in Lake Ellsworth, and dead whales
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: why scientists are planning on drilling three kilometres beneath the Antarctic ice sheet in one of the most ambitious exploration projects ever undertaken; and how worms that feed on dead whale bones at the bottom of the ocean may be distorting the whale fossil record.
Vietnam War: History and Key Dates
This 5:53 minute video reviews the main causes and events in the Vietnam War, the longest and one of the most unpopular wars in the history of the United States. Good insights are images are provided. Also shows the escalation of the war by the support of the United States. It does not mention the intervention by other countries. At best an overview.
Being an Astronaut
Being an astronaut - Learn about what it is like to be an astronaut, from preparation for the launch until returning back to earth. (03:24)
What is Social Security?
In this video, Sal Khan of Khan Academy offers the viewer the basics of Social Security. Mr. Khan uses computer software for demonstration. (06:29)
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Order of Operations Rap
Mrs. Wagstaff and son singing the Order of Operations Rap. Opening rap by Mrs. Wagstaff, Song lyrics by Ron Clark, tune by Rihanna. Your kids will love this rap. (1:49)
Who wrote Shakespeare?
This 3:38 minute video is about Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro examining and debunking the notorious "controversy" over the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. This video helps students understand how research is done as well as the importance of doing research to refute falsehoods.
The Color "B-R-O-W-N" song
This video is a wonderful resource to help introduce the color brown and color word to the early childhood classroom. Some of the lyrics include "Teddy bears and squirrels are brown. Autumn leaves are too. Chocolate milk is always brown". This would also be a helpful resource for ELL students and also for special needs children. (2:03)
Uncertainty and Entrepreneurship
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10 Amazing Facts About The Brain
This 1:40 video has some interesting facts about the brain that is sure to get students interested. Moves rapidly and it can be used for a good discussion or future study of the brain.
100,000 attend Oslo anti-violence rally
July 25 - At least 100,000 people, many carrying white or red roses, rallied in Oslo on Monday to show support for victims of attacks that killed 76 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Video discusses what animals are and what makes animals different. Video shows some animals and gives a few characteristics about each. Animals include a bear, blue whale, camel, a cat, and a cheetah just to name a few. Run time 13:31.
Digital Earth Workbench: Viewing Terrain Height
The Digital Earth Workbench is an interactive application that runs on a SGI Onyx Infinite Reality system and is controlled by an Immersive Workbench, tracked stereo glasses, and a tracked wand. The application allows an unprecedented freedom to roam georeferenced datasets at multiple resolutions and timescales. This animation is one of a series of direct screen captures of the application in operation. The occasional menu appearance denotes direct intervention by the operator to add or delete d
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