Defining a Limit Numerically

An instructor uses a whiteboard and a discontinuous function to demonstrate the concept of a limit.  He uses the point where the function is undefined and a table of values to determine the value of the limit as it approaches that point.
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ThinkBlocks Tutorial: Metaphors and Similes
'Analogies are more than just things we might find on an SAT or college entrance exam. Analogies are foundational to our thinking. Using ThinkBlocks to reveal the structure and relationships of analogies, similes and metaphors will develop advanced thinking skills in children and adults.'
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Human Anatomy - Vertebral Column
This is a computer-animated video (03:16) that describes the structure and function of the vertebral column. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel well.

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Living Band-Aid Beats Like a Heart
Video shows current research in heart tissue structure and repair. Jordan Lancaster and Steven Goldman, researchers from the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration and the University of Arizona, put rat heart cells on a piece of synthetic mesh and within a few days, it started beating. The hope is that down the road the patch of cells could be used to treat damaged hearts.
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Humerus Tutorial
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the upper arm. Very thorough. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little pixelated. Grades 9-12. 4:50 min.
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Human Anatomy - HIP
This is a computer-animated video (02:14) that describes how the function of hip bones and how they work. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel well.

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Proteins: Structure and Function

Proteins are very important to living organisms and to industry. Proteins are part of the chemistry of life, and the program examines proteins — polymers built from only 20 basic amino acids. The arrangements of these long chains of amino acid are important to their functioning. The video also explores the history of the discovery of the structure and function of pr
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Learn about Protein Denaturation
Dr. Kiki breaks down the breakdown of proteins. This is one of the most important processes in cooking, the change of protein structure under extreme conditions. With proteins, structure is everything, defining their functions. Run time 03:57.

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The Power House of the Cell
Mitochondria play host to one of the most important processes in your
body: cellular respiration. Taking in glucose and oxygen, mitochondria
produce energy, which they capture and package as energy-rich molecules of ATP. This video describes the structure and functions that give mitochondria their nickname: the powerhouses of the cell. Closed captioning included.  Run time 05:47.




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Autism Symptoms & Treatments : How Is Autism Treated?
Video is presented by Dr. David Hill. The treatment options for autism are limited, but one of the most common methods is applied behavioral analysis. In applied behavior analysis a behaviorist studies the child and sees what parts of the environment work and what doesn’t and then restructures the environment.  The teach method is another method, which is a structured teaching approach involves a high degree of structure to teach and learn new
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Charming Snakes- Cobras in the Dark
Cobras are one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. Their most
distinctive feature is their hooded head which they raise to intimidate
prey as it spreading their hood makes them look larger.
Cobras usually eat rodents, eggs, and frogs; but they also eat other
snakes such as rat snakes. Their venom is a neurotoxin and when injected
into prey, it paralyses the animal by shutting down the function of the
nervous system, which ultimately leads to cardiac

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SAT Introduction to The Writing Section
This is an introduction to the writing section of the SAT.  Learn how to get comfortable with the essay and learn what the graders are expecting.  The host of the clip shows a power point presentation that reviews  the structure of the test and examples of identifying errors.  

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Learn a Trick to Making Box and Whisker Plots in Excel
See how to create a Box Plot or Box & Whisker Statistics chart
using a Stacked Bar Chart and a Open-High-Low-Close Stock Chart. The video show how to use the QUARTILE function and how to link Chart Labels to cells.  The demonstration is done using the software program and the data sometimes is a little difficult on the screen.

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Fractals in the Body
Fractal patterns turn up everywhere in biology, from the irregular rhythm of the heart to basic eye function. The fractal nature of such physiological processes, which obey simple mathematical rules, offers hope of better diagnosis and treatment of problems as well as new insights into how such processes work. Running time 10:15

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Debbie Diller- Spaces & Places
Professional Video- Debbie Diller talks about her new book and how it can help teachers organize their classrooms. Get some great ideas on how to structure your classroom environment. This video is fundamentally an advertisement for her book, however, an educator can glean some information from it.
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How Does Memory Work?
In this video, Dr. Angela Chan discusses memory and how to improve it and help the brain function better. Note: This was a Featured Video on YouTube. (01:17)
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Color Quest
Children's Choice afterschool enrichment program: Life's a Lab - Science Club. In this lesson we explore the science of the colors of both white light and black ink, chromatography, super absorbent polymers, and the water and soil nutrient uptake function of root systems of plants.
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An Example of a Weak Organic Acid
One example of a weak organic acid is lactic acid, which is
commonly found in milk and has a structure with three carbons. Find out how weak acids are things that only partially dissociate in water with help from a science teacher and field biologist.

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Animation About Finding Height with Trigonometry (Tangent)
This animation, from the Pilot Math Principles 10 series, follows the Pilot gang when they plan to go to Toronto and want to find out the height of the CN Tower.  The trigonometry function, tangent, is modeled.

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Using a Function Machine to Create a Math Rule
The video appears dark because the instructor has a projector on in a darkened room. However, the information is demonstrated fairly well. The teacher shows how to use the function machine to find the unknown rule to a set of number pairs by investigating the pattern. (1:21)
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