This video deals with the various geographical landmarks that surround and make up China. One of the largest deserts in the world the, Gobi Desert, stretches across the nothern part of China. The Balankyla, Himalayan, and the Kunlun mountain ranges are one of the many mountainous terrains that settle in China. One famous mountain, Mt. Everest, is the most tallest mountain in the world that
stands at about 29,035 ft high. The Taklamakan Desert is so hot that even before the raindrops
Explore the wonderful world of animals Listen to the animal sound. See if you can identify the animal.
Money talks: April 4th 2011
In this week's programme - goings on at Berkshire Hathaway, the ECB tightens interest rates and the latest on exchange mergers
EU on a Cross-road and the Future of Our European Project - a View from Central Europe [Audio]
Speaker(s): Miroslav Lajcák | Miroslav Lajcák is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, a position he has held since April 2012. Prior to this he held a series of senior diplomatic postings including managing director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service (Dec 2010-April 2012); High Representative/European Union special representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina (July 2007-January 2009); and personal representative of E
Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle
Children's video for the song "Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle" challenges kids coordination skills with wiggling nose and toes at the same time. (03:10)
What Is A Constellation?
This is a four minute video that does a good job of explaining why we have constellations and their purpose. Compares the constellations and learning about them to studying a map of the world. Teachers may want to stop the video at times so that the students can better understand the patterns.
"Manifest Destiny" Educational Rap by MC LaLa
The rap starts like this: "Here's a little story I'd like to tell about the land that we love and know so well it started small, not much to boast, just thirteen colonies on the east coast..." (03:24)
Expedition 27 Launch
NASA astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev launch in their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 4, 2011 (April 5, Kazakhstan time).
"Mr Edwards and the Spider" by Robert Lowell (poetry reading)
It's a critique of the religion of Lowell's New England heritage. He was related to Mr. Edwards who preached sermons promising sinners the flames of hell. One of them was called "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God". http://tinyurl.com/3hp6vlr Josiah Hawley was Mr. Edwards' uncle who died by his own hand, supposedly consigned to the flames of hell because suicide is a mortal sin. Here's a good reading: http://www.kmp.podcastpeople.com/posts/21407 You might compare the poem to Donne's "Noc
4.3.5 Adapt your strategy Often, plans run into difficulties because of unforeseen or changing circumstances. For example, it may have taken you longer than expected to get the information you needed, or just as you were ready to print off your final version of a report, the computer crashed. Plans are only a means to an end and frequently need to be modified. If you run into difficulties, think about how they affect the production of your immediate work and your overall goals. Do you need to modify your short-term pl
Often, plans run into difficulties because of unforeseen or changing circumstances. For example, it may have taken you longer than expected to get the information you needed, or just as you were ready to print off your final version of a report, the computer crashed. Plans are only a means to an end and frequently need to be modified. If you run into difficulties, think about how they affect the production of your immediate work and your overall goals. Do you need to modify your short-term pl
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3.6 Length of torpor bouts in hibernation
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the
Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser ran seven shipyards and employed thousands of people. He used an assembly line to build ships, assembling some in less than five days. One image in this collection shows a ship's hull under construction. Another shows a diagram with goals for completing a ship. The workers at the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, California, produced the most warships in the country during World War II. One photograph shows workers celebrating the launch of one of their ships. Kaiser wa
DRC Plenary: Joan Snyder, 2010-11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence
Wednesday, February 28, 2011 Joan Snyder received the MacArthur Fellowship Award (popularly known as the "Genius Award") in 2007, and her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the United States. She founded the Women Artist Series at Douglass College in 1971 (which has since then been renamed the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series). A concurrent survey exhibition of her small paintings from 1965-2010, Joan Snyder/Intimate Works, is on view at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries t
From John O'Groats to Land's End: The Nottingham Life Cycle [SUBTITLED]
The University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, will lead a team of colleagues as they cycle more than 1,000 gruelling miles over 13 days. Their ride begins on Saturday 27 August, to raise money for the Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Paliative and End of Life Care, based at The University of Nottingham. The VC's personal commitment is believed to be a first in UK Higher Education. It comes ahead of the University's biggest fundraising campaign which will have h
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
Virtual Cell is an online video game developed by the World-Wide Web Instructional Committee at North Dakota State University. The players take control of a tiny virtual submarine that explores plant and animal cells from the inside! Players learn about organelles, respiration, and photosynthesis. The game requires a fast Internet connection and a Java-enabled browser.
Alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier
Missouri State alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier visited campus for a discussion and reading from some of his original works.
Jim Payne—drummer, educator, producer, and collaborator with the best in jazz and funk—presents his new online course with Berkleemusic: Funk/R&B Drums. In this course, you can learn to play songs and improvise rhythms in the style of funk and R&B. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/gVwEwQ
A Qualitative Exploration of a New Concept in Support of Good Educational Leadership – Emotional I
There has been a shift in the conceptualization of leadership and needed leadership skills in education within today’s society. Models that were previously used to aid in the development and […]