The Epic Journey Begins - The Gecko's Journey Commercial
This 30 second commercial from Geico uses humor to relay a persuasive message to the audience.  Commercials are not only relevant to students, but can also be used for a variety of comprehension skills such as: perspective, point of view, cause and effect, compare and contrast, context clues, drawing conclusions, fact and opinion, inference, summarizing, and sequencing.
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An Introduction to Omura, Japan
A college student introduces her hometown of Omura, Japan, in this selection.  The selection contains a slide show of photos with narration by the student.  ( 2:44)
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Neighbourhood nature
There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know how to look for it. Wherever you live, be it in a city or the countryside, you will find areas that support a range of wildlife. This unit will provide you with basic scientific and observational skills so that you can go into your local neighbourhood to discover the animals and plants in open spaces. You will learn how to observe, identify and record the wildlife around you, building up a picture of a small part of
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Portrait of 2010 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry
A look at the lives and work of the 2010 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki. For more information see: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2010/
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DMC TV: Veterans Office Dedication Ceremony
On Oct. 21, 2011, Del Mar College celebrated the opening of its new Veterans Office in the Harvin Student Center on the East Campus of Del Mar College. The event coincided with the 2011 Veterans Summit hosted by U.S. Rep Blake Farenthold on the College's East Campus.
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Hitler's Children
Never has a generation been so completely taken over by a totalitarian state as was the case in Hitler’s Third Reich: at the age of 10 children joined the “Jungvolk” movement, at 14 they joined the Hitler Youth, and at 18 they joined the party, the “Wehrmacht”, the SA, or the SS.
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Thru The Mirror
After falling asleep reading Alice Through the Looking Glass, Mickey dreams about walking through the mirror and entering and opposite world. (8:57)
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Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions - Problem 2
This video demonstrates how to find an equation of a line tangent and use the tangent to approximate a natural logarithm function.  Derivatives of logarithmic functions are simpler than they would seem to be, even though the functions themselves come from an important limit in Calculus.  (4:29)
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2.993 Designing Paths to Peace (MIT)
Teaches creative design based on the scientific method through the design, engineering, and manufacture of a detailed inlaid tile. This is an introductory lecture/studio course designed to teach students the basic principles of design and expose them to the design process. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to the terminology and concepts that underlie all forms of visual art; which--in many ways--forms the basis for the design of all physical objects. Along with learning mechani
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The carbon cycle: what goes around comes around
Resources provided in this publication will allow you to facilitate your students’ application of carbon, carbon compounds, and carbon cycle knowledge to real environmental issues. In this way they apply knowledge, analyze issues, synthesize concepts, and evaluate proposed solutions.
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Videogames that promote learning

The Education Arcade explores games that promote learning through authentic and engaging play. TEA’s research and development projects focus both on t
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Edward O’Keefe (Synergy Global), John Humphrey and Emilie Wilson (IDS) are interviewed
Edward O’Keefe (Director, Synergy Global), John Humphrey (Team Leader, Globalisation Team, IDS) and Emilie Wilson (Communications Officer, IDS) are interviewed on the seminar ‘Considering the role of the extractive industry in the DRC and other areas of conflict’, held at IDS on the 1 November 2011 as part of the Business and Development Seminar Series
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How San Francisco Works: San Francisco City
This four minute video highlights San Francisco's attractions and geography. A good overview.
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Study Note: As outlined in the text I have not provided answers to all Activities. This is for two reasons:

  1. For some activities only you can devise the answer and any I gave would be distracting or unhelpful.

  2. For others in-text answers are given.


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9.530 Cellular and Molecular Computation (MIT)
Life as an emergent property of networks of chemical reactions involving proteins and nucleic acids. Mathematical theories of metabolism, gene regulation, signal transduction, chemotaxis, excitability, motility, mitosis, development, and immunity. Applications to directed molecular evolution, DNA computing, and metabolic and genetic engineering.
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Newbie Lesson S4 #26 - Japanese Self-Introductions: Make a Great First Impression
As you know, you only get one chance to make a great first impression. When you’re in Japan, you’ll need to quickly and confidently tell people who you are, where you’re from, and what you enjoy doing. These three simple facts about yourself are enough to form lasting friendships. Sentences as simple as, “My name [...]
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Value - Love
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Cardboard City takes over WSU's Glenn Terrell Mall
Dozens of cardboard boxes were fashioned into makeshift furniture and a small shelter today (Tuesday) at Washington State University. A project of GIVE, an Associated Students of Washington State University committee, and the Center for Civic Engagement, Cardboard City is meant to be a reminder during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week that homelessness is a continuing issue, even on the Palouse. For more about this story, click here: http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Act
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Shedding new light on learning disorders
Michigan State University researcher Jodene Fine has discovered the first anatomical evidence that the brains of children with a nonverbal learning disability -- long considered a "pseudo" diagnosis -- may develop differently than the brains of other children. See more at: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/shedding-new-light-on-learning-disorders/#sthash.tHmC58Qa.dpuf
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