Discovering Properties of Matter
What is matter? How do we define it? What are some of its properties that we can measure? Come learn all about this fundamental piece of science in this Wowie clip from the Children's Museum of Houston. Cynthia briefly discusses the following properties of matter: shape, texture, magnetism, fluorescence, and mass.  (0:59)
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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, triangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a triangle
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

Mixing your music: Concepts for Beginners
Erik Jones
Some basic concepts for the beginning audio engineer.
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Creative Method of Teaching With Technology
This three-minute presentation that this teacher created for his students will bring a smile to your face. (02:58)
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Figure 9 Lithotectonic units of the British Isles
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Learn French - French Weather Vocabulary
Each word is pronounced twice in French as the English and French words appear. In this French lesson you'll learn the vocabulary related to weather in French: sun, wind, rain, snow, hail, ice, thunderstorm, fog, cloud, and sky. (02:40)
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1.1.4: Infants with SIRDS
This Unit will introduce you to a number of ways of representing data graphically and of summarising data numerically. You will learn the uses for pie charts, bar charts, histograms and scatterplots. You will also be introduced to various ways of summarising data and methods for assessing location and dispersion.
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5.3 Global warming
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment and humankind. This unit will look at interactions between plants, animals and the physical and chemical environment, as well as considering ways in which humans have altered, and are altering this environment. These changes have health implications that are not always immediately obvious. Frequently, we initiate changes that are going to have their ef
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Common Values and Federalism in Europe
David Hannay, Peter Sutherland and Peter Luff participate in a discussion on Common Values and Federalism in Europe. Part of the Europaeum Conference recorded at St Anthony's College in September 2010.
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Northeastern University - Students We Want
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Admiral Mike Mullen: "Perspectives on the Global Security Environment"
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed "Perspectives on the Global Security Environment" during the 2011 Rostov Lecture on International Affairs on Thursday, March 31.
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Michael Adams on The Boomer Impact
Environics co-founder, leading pollster, and author, Michael Adams, delivers a lecture on the Boomer Impact, drawing on the insights and research in his latest book Stayin' Alive: How Canadian Boomers Will Work, Play and Find Meaning in the Second Half of Their Adult Lives. This lecture was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.
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Why Does Earth have Different Seasons?
This video discuss why we have the different seasons. It discusses the axis and shows are it links the two poles.  Also discusses the tilt of the Earth and how it affects the seasons of the year and the length of day and night.  It shows the tilt of the Earth on the autumn and spring equinox and summer and winter solstice.  Video is a good explanation of the seasons, why we have the seasons, and the tilt of the Earth.  Good vid
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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

Season 2 â€“ Lesson 16 â€“ Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson: More preterite tenses this week: it’s now time to look at reflexive verbs and verbs which have spelling changes (“radical-changing verbs”) in the preterite tense. Please note that lesson 16 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 216 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each […]

Dynamical Systems
What is a dynamical system? When we talk about systems in the most general sense, we are talking about anything that takes in a certain number of inputs and produces a certain number of outputs based on those inputs.
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GAMBIT Research Video Podcast Episode 14, Part 2 "First Person Victim: Using Interactive Drama and
Episode 14, Part 2 "First Person Victim: Using Interactive Drama and Tragedy to Create Awareness about The Consequences of War". This video of our March 31st, 20101 research meeting will feature our friend Henrik SchÃ¸nau Fog, PhD Fellow in Mediology who will present his game First Person Victim, a project that he developed with a team of other researchers from Aalborg University, which situates the player in the middle of a war scenario as a civilian. It's a fascinating project, so don't mis
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We have already seen the way in which texts gain meaning from other texts by the operation of contrast, but multiple texts are useful to the textual analyst in another way. Looking at a large number of texts dealing with the same subject â€“ celebrity â€“ enables us to detect common themes and narratives (stories), to the extent that with enough repetition we become able to talk about the representation of that subject. Working through a large number of texts about celebrities, we beco
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