Monarch Butterfly
This video discusses the life cycle of a monarch butterfly starting with the Fall migration that starts in August. Film has amazing close-up footage of the birth of this butterfly.
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German Furniture
Learn German furniture terms in this video.  You will hear the word for the furniture in German and see the German words on the screen and then the words in English will appear on the screen.  This is great for beginning language learners.
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Rwanda and the Great Lakes: A personal view from the Oxfam Archive
This podcast is the second part of a recording made on 25 August 2005 as part of the Oxfam Archive Oral History project and is an interview with Maurice Herson, he had many interesting and challenging times with Oxfam including in the Great Lakes crisis. This podcast is the second part of a recording made on 25 August 2005 as part of the Oxfam Archive Oral History project and is an interview with Maurice Herson, Editor of Forced Migration Review and previously Deputy Humanitarian Director and He
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Chicago Humanities Festival: Wangari Maathai (video)
wingari maathai posterWangari Maathai is a Kenyan politician and environmental activist who was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace, the first black African woman to win a Nobel Prize. Maathai was elected to Kenya's National Assembly with 98 percent of the vote in 2002 and in 2003 was appointed assistant minister of environment, natural resources, and wildlife. She is the
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Image and Shape: Two Distinct Approaches
This paper is the result of two researches done at the district of Campeche, Florian?polis, by the Grupo PET/ARQ/UFSC/CAPES. Different aspects and conceptual approaches were used to study the spatial attributes of this district located in the Southern part of Santa Catarina Island. The readings and analysis of two researches were based on graphic pistures builded with the use of Corel 7.0 e AutoCadR14. The first research ? "Urban Development in the Island of Santa Catarina: Public Space Study"-
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This unit is divided into two sections: ‘Understanding market orientation’ and ‘Managing a market-led organisation’. In Section 1 ‘Understanding market orientation’ sets out different approaches to marketing. I argue that marketing should not be the property of just the marketing department but an organisation-wide philosophy that centres on satisfying customers. The way in which marketing ideas can be applied to non-profit organisations is also discussed.

In Section 2 ‘Ma
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Learning to teach: an introduction to classroom research
This is the fourth of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Undertaking classroom research is seen as an effective form of CPD. This free course, An introduction to classroom research, provides a basic introduction to research design and illustrates two methodologies, case study and action research, by drawing on examples from the classroom. The activities in the course provide an opportunity for you to design and develop your own project.Author(s): Creator not set

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4.6 Polymer grades

Polymers synthesised by a variety of routes are available in many grades from the large polymer manufacturing companies. Naturally enough, the grades of bulk tonnage polymers, such as LDPE, PVC, HDPE and PP, run into the hundreds simply because of the multiplicity of different process routes and end functions. So what are the basic differences between grades of just one polymeric material? The most important distinguishing characteristics are structure and molecular mass.

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Turning the Pages - The Wollaton Antiphonal
In this video three of the many people involved in the Turning the Pages project introduce the software and explain how the project works.
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Making Science Public: Data-sharing, Dissemination and Public Engagement with Science
Panel discussion on how social media have changed the nature of the scientific debate among scientists, and how they have impacted on engagement with the public understanding of science. Journals and peer-reviewed publications are still the most widely used channels through which research is disseminated within the scientific community and to a broader audience. However, social media are increasingly challenging the supremacy of editors, reviewers and science communicators. Blogging about scienc
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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This
This movie has been created to compliment the book written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.  It includes text, narration, and vibrant images of various animals.  It discusses the different uses for animals' eyes, ears, feet, tails, noses, and mouths.  The video could also be used for a lesson on animal adaptations. 
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Managing for Sustainability
What are the key issues for sustainable resource management? How do companies operate while maintaining corporate social responsibility? From understanding the need for sustainability, and environmental auditing to learning how organisations integrate health and safety policy. This collection/album explores many of the issues that face modern businesses and gives some insight into how these companies function while adhering to various environmental management systems. This material is taken fr
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2.6 Centre and periphery

Here you have considered some of the ways in which the power and authority of the emperor were communicated to the inhabitants of the empire. The full dynamics of the relationship are difficult to reconstruct especially as the view gained is mainly from Rome looking out to the provinces rather than vice versa. It was important for the emperor to appear to be a competent ruler of the empire. It was one method used by his peers and successors to evaluate an emperor's reign. But it is often diff
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David Spiegelhalter: Challenging Models in the Face of Uncertainty (Conference trailer)
Professor David Spiegelhalter re-caps on the scope of the year-long Mellon Sawyer sponsored seminar series Modelling Futures and looks towards the Series-concluding international conference in September 2010.
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Professor David Spiegelhalter re-caps on the scope of the year-long Mellon Sawyer sponsored seminar series Modelling Futures and looks towards the Series-concluding international conference in September 2010.
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Cell Division- Meiosis        
This video breaks down the different stages of the meiosis cell division.  It will give students an animated view of how the cells divide and transform.
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