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Arthur's Lost and Found Read-Aloud (Narrated by Kevin Bacon)
This read-aloud is Arthur's Lost and Found written and illustrated by Marc Brown. In this episode, Arthur and Buster get lost when they take their first bus ride downtown to go swimming. But during the ride they are so busy talking, reading, and sleeping that they miss their stop. Then they spend all their money on a snack and need to put their heads together to find a way home. The narrator is Kevin Bacon and words appear at bottom of s
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Sharkey's Day: A Performance Art Piece
Laurie Anderson, perhaps one of the most well known performance artists presents "Sharkey's Day" from her performance piece "Home of the Brave" Using music, unusual instruments, large than life background video, performance, technology, spoken word, this piece is a great example of Anderson's work.
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Weather & Meteorology : What Causes Hail?
Hail is formed in large thunderstorms when the clouds are high enough in the sky for the water within them to freeze. Find out how hail is able to grow to the size of a golf ball or softball with help from a meteorologist.  Video is short and good quality and is appropriate for elementary level students of grades three through five.
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Animal-to-Human Disease Watch
Documentary- December 12, 2008- In remote corners, a research team is monitoring contact between humans and wild animals- particularly wild animal meat- in hopes of stopping pandemics before they start. Viruses are highly adaptable jumping from one species to another.  Most pandemics start in animals before there is wide spread contamination. Run time (3:16)
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4.1 When climate changes

We have seen that human-induced climate change poses a challenge for people who live on islands. Such changing patterns and extremes of climate also put pressure on the other living things that are part of the make-up of island territories. However, long before human beings became aware that they could transform the flows that constitute climate, they and other species were already taking advantage of these same flows to help create the very territories that are now under threat. But have the
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Gretchen am Spinnrade
This is a video of sheet music (including lyrics) of Schubert's Gretchen am Spinnrade; includes vocals and piano accompaniment.  This would be useful for singers learning this piece. Run time 03:55.
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Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400 - 1900
Ever wanted to understand the key themes driving over five hundred years of European history? In this album, architecture reveals the social, religious and economic fortunes of some of the most influential people between 1400 and 1900. By the end of the 19th century Queen Victoria presided over the vast British Empire. She looked out from London, the heart of her empire, with its buildings echoing Imperial Rome. Brussels’ architecture, like London’s, was also designed to show the world the p
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Where the Garbage Goes by Little Hardhats
This video shows all the giant machines used to handle waste and recycling! Students will enjoy the real life footage of these machines and the jobs they do. This is a good resource for the early childhood classroom to use in conjunction with a lesson/unit on community helpers and machines and after reading non-fiction texts on this topic. (4:16)
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History of God - History of Christianity
This six minute video is a lecture on how the population of he world and the number of different religions have impacted society in the opinion of the speaker. This could be controversial for some.
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1.7 Summary of Section 1 and questions

  • Converging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to be brought to a focus at the focal point, situated at a distance of one focal length beyond the lens or one focal length in front of the mirror. Diverging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to diverge as if emanating from the focal point of the lens or mirror. Light paths are reversible, so a converging lens or mirror may also act as a collimator and
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10 Hold that space!

The caesura is the stress which falls at a moment of silence. It's the equivalent of a musical rest and is usually delineated by punctuation. Composers and poets recognise the importance of the space between notes.

The house that Jack or Jill might build

We know that poems

are made of lines

and lines need line-

breaks,

which we've already discussed.<
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San Diego Zoo
Veronica Hill with California Travel Tips.  Nearly three million people a year visit the San Diego Zoo, making it the city's most popular attraction.   Get on your best walking shoes before starting your safari into the zoo's 100-acre jungle of steep hills, canyons and winding trails.  During your trek through the park, you'll pass by beautiful waterfalls, tropical flowers and numerous natural-styled environments.  Approxi
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2.6 Obesity and ageing

So, it seems that a part of the explanation for Ron's obesity, and the health problems that have led him to seek medical advice, may relate to the environment in which he is living, and more specifically the diet that he has chosen. It may also be a diet that is especially effective in activating the reward circuits in Ron's brain. However, Ron is also in his later middle age. A longitudinal study of people of this age in the USA suggests that average body weight increases by 1–2 kg per dec
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • work with simple ratios

  • convert between fractions, decimals and percentages

  • explain the meaning of ratio, proportion and percentage

  • find percentages of different quantities

  • calculate percentage increases and decreases.


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4.1 Introduction

The 1970s marked a period in which the cessation of the ‘normal’ period of full-time employment at 60 or 65 years had become the accepted orthodoxy. The personal lives of older people had thus become constituted outside the domain of paid employment and within the arena of public and private welfare. As we illustrated in the preceding section, pensions, organised around fixed ages of retirement based on chronological measurements of age, played a crucial role in this process. Further, as
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Introduction

This course helps you to explore the extent to which death and dying in western societies are medical events and what aspects of death and dying might be neglected as a consequence. The course covers the way that such things as medicine provide the context of the experiences associated with the end of life.

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2.2 Representing numbers: positive integers

A very straightforward way of finding binary codes to represent positive integers is simply to use the binary number that corresponds to each integer. This is because every positive integer in the everyday number system (known as the decimal or denary system because it uses 10 different digits) has a corresponding number in the binary number system.

As you will see later, in Section 7 of this course, just as arithmetic (addition, subtraction, etc.) can be performed on everyday denary nu
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Conversations on Quality Slideshow

Video slideshow of the Conversations on Quality Symposium, January 24-24, 2012.


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Let's Count - Halloween Song
Learn to count from 1 to 10 with this fun educational Halloween song for children and kids. (02:12)
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2.3 Models of an ICT system

To help me to introduce you to important ideas about ICT systems, I'm going to take a three-stage approach. ICTs involve conveying, manipulating and storing data. This is going to be the basis of my approach.

Firstly, in the next few sections, we'll look at ICT systems where the primary function is to convey data. We can think of these systems as communication systems and I'll use a mobile phone system as an example.

In sections 8–14, I'll focus on ICT systems wher
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