How To Predict The Weather : How To Read Radar & Satellite Weather Images
Narrated by Melissa Schenk, a meteorologist. Reading radar and satellite images in an essential part of being a meteorologist and accurately predicting the weather, learn how to read computer weather photos. In this video she tells you what radar and satellite images tell you. They not only tell you what precipitation is coming, cloud cover and wind speeds and direction. The video includes closed captioning.  Run time 01:16.
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Penn Alexander, Bringing Coding into the Classroom
A group of students at Penn Alexander are hacking parents’ classic warning that video games turn brains to mush. In a course developed by Yasmin Kafai, a professor of teaching, learning, and leadership at the Graduate School of Education (GSE), a group of 12 sixth to eighth graders are working not only to understand how video games work, but to actually create the games themselves. “The goal of the [coding] program is not to turn everyone into a programmer. It’s the same as teaching stud
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Bill Nye the Science Guy - "Water Cycle Jump"
This Bill Nye tune teaches students about the Water Cycle using rap. Key terms including sun, water cycle, rain, condensation, evaporation, precipitation are discussed. This is a great resource to help introduce and/or reinforce the water cycle in the classroom. (1:42)
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Lower Beginner S2 #21 - Make Sure To Eat Your Japanese Vegetables!
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Lately you’ve realized that you don’t eat enough greens, and you’re determined to change that. So while you’re shopping at the Japanese grocery store near your apartment, you load your basket up with vegetables until it’s so heavy you can barely carry it. Maybe you’re going overboard! In this Lower Beginner lesson, [...]
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1.2.4 Surgical methods of contraception

Surgical methods are by and large the most drastic and irreversible ones, ranging from castration to relatively untraumatic tube-tying. Because of the psychological and physiological side-effects, surgical removal of the testes or ovaries is not generally carried out for contraceptive reasons alone, although these operations may be carried out for other reasons, such as the presence of malignant tumours. Any kind of surgical sterilization can be physiologically traumatic for a woman, as it in
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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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The Mallard Duck
This video describes how to identify a Mallard Duck as well as the
characteristics of the bird including location, behavioral habits, and diet. Run time 01:08.

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"The Whipping" by Robert Hayden (poetry reading)
The motivation of all bullies and abusers, everywhere. There's a brief bio of Robert Hayden and more poems here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-hayden The first picture came from this Australian site against the sanctioning of child abuse: http://childabuseaustralia.wordpress.com/ Cupid Chastised, 1610, was painted by Bartolomeo Manfredi. The old woman across the way is whipping the boy again and shouting to the neighborhood her goodness and his wrongs. Wildly he crashes thro
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Mega-Tsunami Documentary, Part 2 of 2
Is this science-fiction or a possible future reality? This is the award-winning documentary on Mega Tsunami, giant waves that could destroy the East Coast of the United States of America. Written, produced, and directed by Thom Goddard. (06:54)
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Rock: I Love You Lord
A colorful backgroud with lyrics of the song. Rock rhythm for a religious song that may be liked by teenagers.
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1.2.1 Positive and negative meanings

Many people spend a lot of time at home, they invest part of themselves within it, both materially and emotionally. So what does it mean?

Activity 1: What does home mean?

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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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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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9.3 Differential sensitivity

Absolute thresholds represent only one type of threshold; one could also ask whether the subject can detect a difference between two stimuli. The threshold for detection of difference is called a difference threshold or difference limen (DL). The difference threshold is a measure of the smallest detectable difference between two stimuli. Basically it answers the psychophysical question: ‘How different must two stimuli (e.g. two weights, two colours, two sounds) b
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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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Question 6

Describe how phase locking transmits information about the frequency of a sound (include the volley principle).

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Phase locki
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2.1 Introduction

Europa's surface is fascinating, if often perplexing, to study. One of its special characteristics is its brightness. It has an albedo of 0.7, which is exceeded among icy satellites only by Enceladus and Triton. (The 'albedo' of a body is simply the fraction of the incident light that is reflected. The higher the albedo, the more light is reflected, and the brighter the body appears.) Overall brightness is one indicator of the youth of an icy surface: the brighter the icy surface, the younger
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