The NAACP and Civil Rights History
This 2:25 long video starts with Brown vs. Kansas Topeka Board of Education and continues through the major historic events that led to the passing of Civil Rights legislation.
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Video Journey Into Nanotechnology
This 3:20 video shows how nanotechnology is being used to help cure cancer and how to can lower costs. An excellent video to show students how technology is impacting daily living.
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7 Ways Games Reward the Brain
We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why? As Tom Chatfield shows, games are perfectly tuned to dole out rewards that engage the brain and keep us questing for more.  Tom Chatfield thinks about games -- what we want from them, what we get from them, and how we might use our hard-wired desire for a gamer's reward to change the way we learn.  (16:30)
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Government - The Three Branches
This is a single page  - not a video, nor a slideshow. However, it does have some merit as the page points out the three branches of government.
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West African Civilizations
Dated yet relevant documentary on the history of ancient African art and civilizations is the subject of this six minute video. It covers the major learning centers and the development of various cultures. A good video that provides an overview using images that include objects found by archaeology.
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How to Find the Surface Area of a Triangular Prism
Looking for an informative video on how to get the surface area of a triangular prism? This useful tutorial explains exactly how it's done in four minutes. The instructor uses a small whiteboard for demonstration.

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How to Measure Circumference
The two minute video is about circumference. This video explains that one way to seperate circles is by their circumference, different size circles have differecnt size circumference. Circumference is the distance around a circle. The ratio of the circumference of a diameter is pi= c/d. The video moves slowly and students should be able to follow it after the terms have been explained and practice.
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" The Needs of a Plant"- Song About What Plants Need to Thrive
This computer-animated video contains a lively song which teaches young children the needs of a plant : water, soil, space, sun, and air. (1:04)
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Helicopter/Rover Innovation Project
This successful innovation project at the Johnson Space Center was born from some Orion engineers and then joined by engineers from other programs. The innovation teams creation can save funds and be used effectively for Orion and other NASA programs.
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ISS Update - April 25, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 25, 2011.
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Expedition 27 Crew Profile
Expedition 27 is the first long-duration spaceflight for each member of the International Space Station crew.
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"Why is the Rose So Pale" by Heinrich Heine (poetry reading)
Why do poets' romances always end so disastrously? What woman could tolerate such intensity of feeling for long? For relationships to work there has to be equity: both sides have to believe that its a fair deal. Each has to take on some of the duties and responsibilities of the other. A relationship will break down when one of the parties invests too little - or too much. Too much attention is, if anything, worse than too little. Love can be so strong that it overwhelms the beloved. T
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"In School Days" by John Greenleaf Whittier (poetry reading)
An American poem. The British find American sentimentality and sincerity hard to bear - just as Americans find British irony and dry humour baffling. The picture of the Californian School House looks as though it was taken in about 1930 - it comes from this site: http://cerritos.org/community/history-of-the-region The Schoolroom was painted by William Bromley Still sits the school-house by the road, A ragged beggar sleeping; Around it still the sumachs grow, And blackberry-vines are creep
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"Ode to New York" by Byron Rufus Newton (poetry reading)
Sometimes called "Owed to New York". Byron wrote this satirical poem when he was a reporter of the New York Herald in 1906. Thirteen years later, he was appointed Collector of Customs for the Port of New York. Then folk took exception to this poem and demanded his resignation. He was obliged to issue a statement to the effect that he was "just kidding". He probably figured out a defence that everything he said was true wasn't going to get him off the hook. Satire stops being funny at the exact
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Walkthrough World's Largest Dinosaurs Special Exhibition
The World's Largest Dinosaurs (April 16, 2011-January 2, 2012), a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's
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Human Evolution and Why It Matters: A Conversation with Leakey and Johanson
Celebrating decades of groundbreaking exploration in East Africa, renowned paleoanthropologists Donald Johanson and Richard Leakey shared the stage at the American Museum of Natural History on May 5 to discuss the overwhelming evidence for evolution in the hominid fossil record and why understanding our evolutionary history is so important. The discussion, before a sold-out crowd in the Museum's LeFrak Theater, was moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN. The event wa
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Breakingviews - David Sokol saga
Rob Cox and the Breakingviews gang the latest twist in the David Sokol saga.
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Authors@Google: Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel
Authors@Google present Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel: "More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty." In their new book, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel discuss how to solve one of the most important questions in aid economics: how do you figure out where to spend your dollars in order to get the best results? Too often aid money is allocated by hope, by guesswork, or [in the worst cases] by corruption. How can donors tell if their money is doing as much good as
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