The Phenology Handbook
A guide to phenological monitoring for students, teachers, families, and nature enthusiasts. Phenology is the observation and measurement of events in time. The passing of the seasons is one of the most familiar phenomena on Earth. Consider, for example, the onset of spring in temperate climates. As winter ends, our surroundings burst with new life — forest canopies fill with vibrant greens, flocks of birds migrate in formation to northern breeding grounds, and brilliant wildflowers and their
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Exhibition Coordinator

Jennifer has 3 science A levels, a degree in natural sciences from Cambridge and a masters in the history and philosophy of science. Nevertheless, career decision making still posed challenges - Video with transcript.
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Beginner S6 #5 - Learn This Japanese Verb Ahead of Time
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! It’s so easy to run behind. In Japan, time seems to fly, and your Japanese to-do list is always so long! But you’re trying to improve this bad habit: in fact, you made a resolution to work harder at being on time for your appointments in Japan as often as possible [...]
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Veggie Tales Part 2/5

In this show, Bob the Tomato interviews Abraham and Sarah about how they waited years and years (you know they loved that) for the child promised to them by God.  Junior Asparagus joins in as the film crew records the int
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Captured Colors
Four flags survive through battle and time against equally long odds. Curator Erik Goldstein talks about a compelling new exhibit at the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.
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Infinitives vs. Gerunds
This video is a lecture using typed slides that explains the difference between infinitives and gerunds.  The lesson begins with the definition of each part of speech.  The instructor uses examples of both parts of speech to help the viewer remember the difference between the two and how to use the parts of speech correctly.

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Dayna Baumeister - Nature as Industry: The Role of Biomimicry in the New Green Economy
To create products and processes that are well-adapted to life, innovators are turning to a new design discipline called biomimicry, consciously emulating life‚ making fibers like a spider, computing like a cell, and running a business like a redwood forest. Dr. Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, discusses biomimicry and its role in ensuring the success of this new industrial revolution. With support from the Life Sciences Institute, Taubman College, the Graham Sustainab
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UMass Students Explore Tropical Rain Forest
Betsy Dumont, a mammal expert in the biology department at UMass Amherst, is one of six faculty who regularly lead students in a tropical field biology course in the Commonwealth Honors College every Spring Break. They study in Costa Rica's lowland coastal rain forest and spend two days of snorkeling on pristine coral reefs off the coast of Panama. The trip gives students a feel for what it is really like to do a field project, from design to data collection through trouble-shooting and on to an
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Amelia Earhart
In 1935 Amelia joined the faculty of Purdue University as a female career consultant. It was through Purdue that she purchased the Lockheed Electra airplane that she would use in her attempt to fly around the world. In June 1937 she embarked upon the first around-the-world flight at the equator. On 2 July, after completing nearly two-thirds of the flight, Amelia vanished along with her navigator, Frederick Noonan.,Tippecanoe County Journey
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Manteca performed by Timbason
Guest artist TimbaSon takes its name from son, the most influential form of Cuban music in the late 1800s, and timba, the Cuban version of America's R&B, soul, and funk. The 10-piece ensemble was joined by dancers from the Latin Ballet of Virginia and featured UR faculty member Mike Davison on trumpet. Here they performMantenca, composed by DIzzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo and Gil Fuller.
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The Orthodox Church - A visual journey
This video presents some sights and sounds of the Orthodox Church.
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T4 Tips Podcast #43-We The People
We The People  This podcast was created by 6th grade students about presidents in our history.  Since this month is President's Day month, I thought it would be fitting to post We The People. I loved how these three students collaborated and created a page to view, even though it is an audio podcast.  They were very creative with how they organized and planned their podcast.  There was was some editing done before it was posted to this site. (Hope you don't mind boys!)
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Managing uncertainty
Why are we constantly surprised by the emergence of crises such as the current financial meltdown, and what are the lessons that we can apply when tackling these?
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“Diversity is not diversity is not diversity”
Measuring diversity in terms of broad demographic categories such as gender, race or age fails to take into account the underlying dynamics that can play a more decisive role within groups of people – diversity in attitudes, skills, knowledge and power, for example. “It’s hard to just say ‘oh, there’s a group whose members vary in their age’ and to really understand what that dynamic will be,” says Katherine Klein, Professor of Management at Wharton.
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"Dad Don't Dance," poem by Roger Stevens
Students will smile as they watch and listen.  Ron Bookless' drawings animate the poem, "Dad Don't Dance," read with a British accent by Roger Stevens from his book The Monster that Ate the Universe. This poem has rhyme, rhythm, and a little alliteration and is appropriate for elementary students.  Very British.  (1:23)
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The Secret Life of Machines: internal combustion engine

This 1990 video is part of TV series on the workings and history of machines. This episode focuses on the internal combustion engine.

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Museology and the Problem of Interiority
Museum and culture studies traditionally approach social issues related to national museum narratives by critically analyzing the historical development and orderings of collections and their functions. Studies may investigate museums' representational practices in interpretations of the 'other,' for example, or the role of official and state narratives in history museums' constructions of national identity, or scientific paradigms in natural history museums' orderings and material culture. Ofte
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Using Spectrophotometry
This learning object covers how to determine the concentration of a substance in a mixture.
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How to Calculate a Biodiversity Index
This brief online article show students how to use a formula called the biodiversity index to describe the amount of species diversity in a given area. The article starts with an explanation of why an environment with a single species of adapted plants is more at risk. Two sample calculations are given along with the formula, illustrating how the formula can be applied to a carrot patch or a forest area.
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