Blanchard Student Leadership - What is leadership?
Definition of leadership from a middle school leadership group. This is a good short video about what leadership means to young middle school students.

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Money talks: December 19th 2011


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Ammonium Dichromate Volcano
(NH4)2Cr2O7! Or… an Ammonium Dichromate Volcano!With some heat, these (highly toxic) orange crystals will thermally decompose as they release heat, nitrogen, water and green dichromium (III) oxide ash. (2:06)
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Progress capsule re-entering Earth's atmosphere
On October 29, 2011, a Progress resupply capsule undocked from the International Space Station, de-orbited, and burned up in the atmosphere. This short video was made from separate still images taken by an astronaut on board the ISS.
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Braiding Hair
This two minute video shows how girls can braid hair.
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14: Dr. Bonita Veysey, Responds to "Women, Girls & the Justice System"
Dr. Bonita Veysey of the Rutgers School of Crinimal Justice responds to "Women, Girsl & the Justice System" by Barbara Owen at Delivering Evidence-Based Gender Responsive Approaches, Day 2 of The Rutgers University Evidence-Based Initiative For Justice Policies and Practices' Conference, Evidence: The Catalyst of Change, in October 2011.
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"ottos mops" by Ernst Jandl
This lesson is designed for students to enjoy a short amusing poem, as well as refine their knowledge of short "o" and long "o" sounds, and use higher order thinking skills to analyze who or what otto and mops are
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Congestive Heart Failure (Spanish)
This patient education program explains congestive heart failure including heart anatomy, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and lifestyle changes for managing this condition. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
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Bitter Harvest: A Puerto Rican Farmer Laments U.S. Control of the Island
In 1898, the United States took control of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, intending to use it as a base for strategic naval operations. Most of the island's 900,000 inhabitants welcomed the end of Spanish rule. But they were divided about the U.S. presence. Some hoped links with the United States would lead to increased trade and prosperity; others wanted total independence. Some who initially welcomed the United States quickly became disillusioned. Severo Tulier, a small farmer from Vega
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Persuasive speaking: a classroom model
A plan for teaching persuasive speaking in the middle school classroom, with tips for speakers and on how to recognize bias.
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Analytical Techniques for Studying Environmental and Geologic Samples, Spring 2011
This is a laboratory course supplemented by lectures that focus on selected analytical facilities that are commonly used to determine the mineralogy, elemental abundance and isotopic ratios of Sr and Pb in rocks, soils, sediments and water.
Author(s): Bowring, Samuel,Boyle, Edward,Chatterjee, Nilanjan

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2 Ciudades con historia
In this unit materials you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and Jewish cultures in Spanish history. You will study a number of language points to help you talk about history and will write descriptive texts using a variety of stylistic devices.
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Natural Perspective: The Fungus Kingdom
This well-crafted website on The Fungus Kingdom was created by Ari and Susan Kornfeld, long-time naturalists and presently students at Humboldt State University. Their website provides a good overview of The Fungus Kingdom, and would be useful to educators introducing students to Fungi or to anyone interested in learning about the fascinating world of Fungi. In addition to providing concise information about Fungi, this site contains outstanding photos, an Annotated Bibliography, and links to fe
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Optics, Spring 2009
This course provides an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered in geometrical optics include: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, space-bandwidth product. Analytical and numerical tools used in optical design are emphasized. Gradu
Author(s): Barbastathis, George,Oh, Se Baek,Sheppard, Colin

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Robonaut Shakes Hands
Robonaut extends its hand for the first "man-machine" handshake in space with Commander Dan Burbank.
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Palestrina _Kyrie
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Introduction to Inflation - Khan Academy
Sal Khan discusses the basics of price inflation and the CPI (consumer price index). (07:32)
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Swarm of Common Jellyfish
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a swarm of Common Jellyfish. As its name suggests, the common jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) is the most common jellyfish species on British shores. The body is a saucer shaped 'bell', which is colorless except for four obvious violet gonads visible in the center of the disc. The outer edges are fringed with many small tentacles, and four stocky 'arms' surround the mouth. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge
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Cool Down: Make Your Own Fan
In this video, the Activity TV science team teaches viewers how to make a fan from a small box.  Students will utilize measurement skills and practice following directions to complete this project.
( Adult supervision is required to complete this project.)

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Dr. James Schwiegerling: Leading Edge Researcher
Dr. James Schwiegerling is Professor of Optical Sciences; Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences. Dr. Schwiegerling is developing a design for an artificial lens that can be used to replace the lenses in human eyes such as in cataract surgery. The University of Arizona hosted its 9th annual Innovation Day at the UA on March 6. The event celebrated the UA's success in technology development and innovation by highlighting the research achievements of students and faculty and staff members.
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