Why Learn a Foreign Language?
Professors from a university's foreign language and literature department explain the benefits of knowing more than one language, including understanding your own language better, being better off in the job market, and just having fun.
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Place Values of Decimal Numbers
A tutorial on understanding the concept of place value in decimal numbers for elementary and middle school students.
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Application of the Scientific Process
This interactive activity adapted from NOVA provides students a way to gain a more accurate understanding of how science is done. Two videos, which feature the work of renowned scientists Percy Julian and Judah Folkman, demonstrate that while scientists may use an orderly approach to learn new information and solve problems, they proceed along different paths in their quests. The link includes two videos.  The first video is about Julian Percy.  In the 1930s, chemist Julian Percy joined the r
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The Golden X
Let's learn to find X in different equations and in some examples.  Video is good for students are having a hard time understanding solving for an unknown.
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Classifying Quadrilaterals
LL Teach's Discovery Templates and Communicator Clearboard activity for building better understanding of quadrilaterals.
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Understanding What Algebraic Variables Look Like and What They Mean
In algebra, variables are placeholder letters (capitalized and
lowercase) that represent the unknown, or what you're solving for. This video shows you what variables can look like and what they mean. Understanding variables help make algebra easier.

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American History: The Great Compromise
The "Great Compromise" established the two houses of Congress, allowing the Constitution to be signed and this video help explains how this came about. Poor graphics and lacks any indepth insights. Students need to have help understanding the checks and balance system as well.
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The Discovery of Photosynthesis
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Run time 02:33.
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Photosynthesis
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:25.
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Wyoming Oil Shale Deposits - Description, origin, and Exploitatio
This video describes the Wyoming oil shales, origins, and methods of exploitaion. There is some discussion of coal in western Canada. This is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986 Provided by mineguy101. Information is good but production quality of the video is quite dated. Run time 6:12
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The Millikan Experiment
How does science progress? Through painstaking trial and error, illustrated with a dramatic re-creation of Robert Millikan's classic oil-drop experiment. Understanding the electric force on a charged droplet and viscosity, the measured the charge of a single electron.
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Dr. Loopy's Blinding you with Science #2: Layers and erosion
This is episode #2 of Blinding you with Science. This series was produced to assists elementary students in understanding science concepts. In this episode Dr. Loopy and his friends discuss how layers are formed in nature and how erosion works. Run time 12:09.
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6.637 Optical Signals, Devices, and Systems (MIT)
6.637 covers the fundamentals of optical signals and modern optical devices and systems from a practical point of view. Its goal is to help students develop a thorough understanding of the underlying physical principles such that device and system design and performance can be predicted, analyzed, and understood. Most optical systems involve the use of one or more of the following: sources (e.g., lasers and light-emitting diodes), light modulation components (e.g., liquid-crystal light modulato
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How do changes in Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere affect us? - Part 3
Part 3 in a discussion on How do changes in Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere affect us? Kyle Johnson – University of Colorado. Talks about meteor entry into the atmosphere (large flaming balls and little pieces of sand) leaving a trail visible on radar. They use the meteor trails to model affects on the lower atmosphere. Our daily lives depend on the Sun so it’s important in understanding the nature of that energy balance; it’s not a direct connection, but its all connected. He had al
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7.02CI Experimental Biology - Communications Intensive (MIT)
This course is the scientific communications portion of course 7.02, Experimental Biology and Communication. Students develop their skills as writers of scientific research, skills that also contribute to the learning of the 7.02 course materials. Through in class and out of class writing exercises, students explore the genre of the research article and its components while developing an understanding of the materials covered in the 7.02 laboratory.
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What is GLAST? Gamma Rays Part 1
The Universe is home to numerous exotic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate inconceivable amounts of energy. GLAST will open a new window on this high-energy world. With GLAST, astronomers will have a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to search for signals of new fundamental processes that are inaccessible in ground-based accelerators and observatories. GLAST's s
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Ramachandran, the Temporal Lobes and God - Part 1
Part 1 of a series in which neurologist V. S. Ramachandran talks about temporal lobe epilepsy and god.  A patient has severe seizures that lead him to an "understanding" of God and place him into a different reality.

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VeggieTales-God Wants Me to Forgive Them!! Part 1
This video is a lesson on forgiveness. In the first episode, Jr. Asparagus has trouble understanding why he must forgive an irritating grape tourist family (who call themselves "the grapes of wrath") after they insult him. The second episode, a parody of Gilligan's Island, deals with the bumbling Larry the Cucumber when he gets a tourist boat lost on a deserted island. It moves a little faster than the first episode, and Larry's antics--always a highlight--are in top form. Along with the bounc
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This video is a lesson on forgiveness. In the first episode, Jr. Asparagus has trouble understanding why he must forgive an irritating grape tourist family (who call themselves "the grapes of wrath") after they insult him. The second episode, a parody of Gilligan's Island, deals with the bumbling Larry the Cucumber when he gets a tourist boat lost on a deserted island. It moves a little faster than the first episode, and Larry's antics--always a highlight--are i
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This video is a lesson on forgiveness. In the first episode, Jr. Asparagus has trouble understanding why he must forgive an irritating grape tourist family (who call themselves "the grapes of wrath") after they insult him. The second episode, a parody of Gilligan's Island, deals with the bumbling Larry the Cucumber when he gets a tourist boat lost on a deserted island. It moves a little faster than the first episode, and Larry's ant
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