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Severe Storms - by StudyJams
Severe storms can really wreak some havoc on the Earth.  Thunderstorms bring lightning and strong winds, but tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards can cause even greater destruction. Learn more about severe storms with this slide show from StudyJams.  Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
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How Different Forces Affect Aircraft
NASA Connect segment explaining how different forces affect aircraft. The video also explores team work and engineering for conducting research. (04:32)
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The Assassination of JFK (3:37)
The course of events surrounding JFK's assassination shocked the nation and left more questions than answers. This is a good overview of the events that came after the assassination and the
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The Properties of Matter - by StudyJams
Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space.  That is why mass and volume are the properties of matter.  There are many different kinds of matter:  conductors, insulators, and magnets to name a few.  Learn more about the properties of matter with this cartoon animation from StudyJams.  A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
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Why do we love pirates?
The fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise opens nationwide this Friday, May 20. The previous three films, which star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, have had tremendous success across the globe. University of Minnesota film studies professor Megan Lewis provides insight on why these movies (and their star, Depp) have been so popular.
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PediNeuroLogic Exam: 6 Month Old: Normal: Motor - Tone
Tone is assessed for the upper and lower extremities by passive range of motion when the baby is cooperative. Distraction is a great way to get that cooperation. Babies at this age have found their feet and can suck on their toes. On passive range of motion, the lower extremity should be flexible enough to bring the foot to the baby's mouth. There shouldn't be any ankle clonus. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the chil
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3.3 Case study 1

For much of the last century, many children who would today be regarded as being in need were caught up in the long-running child migration scheme. This scheme had been running throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century and its role was to export children to the outposts of the Empire. In all, it is estimated that 150,000 children were exported in this way (Bean and Melville, 1989). The scheme continued to run throughout the post-war years, which saw a rapid expansion of children's
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2.5 Component 3: Skills

We all have considerable skills that we develop as we go through life. Many of them are so familiar to us that we probably don't think about them. For example, the reading skill which you are using right now is a highly complex and sophisticated one which took years to develop to this level. Our approach to skills is again to provide you with a framework to help with your learning and understanding.

We use four categories of skill in our framework:


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3.20 Key ethical issues for CAM practitioners: an effective complaints mechanism
Why are so many people now turning to complementary and alternative medicine and why do approaches to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) raise such controversy? This unit explores the following three key areas: ‘Why people use complementary and alternative medicine’, ‘Critical issues in the therapeutic relationship’ and ‘Ethics in complementary and alternative medicine’.
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Introduction to SPSS
An online introductory course on version 18 of the statistics package SPSS. The course consists of a series of short tutorials which introduce users to the basics of SPSS and also includes guides to various statistical tests.
Introduction to SPSS was developed by Christine Gratton
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Got Energy? Spinning a Food Web
Students learn about energy flow in food webs, including the roles of the sun, producers, consumers and decomposers in the energy cycle. They model a food web and create diagrams of food webs using their own drawings and/or images from nature or wildlife magazines. Students investigate the links between the sun, plants and animals, building their understanding of the web of nutrient dependency and energy transfer.
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Basic Programming in a Scripting Language - Andrew Jackson
An introduction to the Ruby language for the Computer-Aided Discovery Methods course taught at Baylor College of Medicine.
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Windows Phone "Mango" Developer Tools Release

You can learn all about the next release of Windows Phone, code named "Mango" in ANOTHER video- this video is strictly for the devs. Matt Bencke gave us all the 411 on what is to be expected in the Developer Tools that were released TODAY.

Make sure to GET THE TOOLS and start developing! 

Developers can
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4.1 The international perspective

Earlier in this unit (Section 1) you looked briefly at cross-cultural approaches towards children's play and children's work. In many societies throughout the world it is expected that children, even very young children, will help with the family's work or contribute to the family income. In some societies the separation between the world of the child and the world of the adult is not as stark as in others. This could make us question
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1.1 Introduction

In many countries play is widely viewed as an effective way in which children learn, and most curriculum outlines or frameworks make some reference to play. There is reason to think, however, that the concerted focus on raising educational standards throughout the UK has resulted in an increased emphasis on adult-led learning and a loss of ground for play as a child-led learning process, particularly in the middle years of childhood (7–11 years).

A further aspect highlighted by Peter
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6 Collaboration between teachers and parents

Reading activity 3

Click 'View document' to open the reading Collaboration between teachers and parents in assisting children's reading by J. Tizard, W. N. Schofield and Jenny Hewison (PDF, 0.1 MB, 19 pages).


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Expanding the Nature of Science in Teaching Laboratories: From Ethology to Investigating Animal Beha
The instructor's section of this chapter considers some of the general challenges associated with converting a descriptive laboratory exercise to an inquiry exercise. It also contains the detailed methods of our current version of this animal behavior investigation. The second major section of this chapter contains the current student's version of this exercise. In this section students are led through initial observations of crickets and through the process of hypothesis formation about relatio
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Birds' beaks: a special adaptation
The size and shape of a bird's beak is telling of its diet. Bird's beaks are special adaptations to get food and vary according to if the bird eats plants, animals, or seeds.
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Bird nest
Most birds make homes called nests. They are built out of twigs, hair, bits of trash, mud, and many other items. Many birds build these nests in tree branches, but they can also be built on the ground or on buildings such as rooftops.
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Bird feathers
Birds have different feathers that work together to allow the bird to fly. These feathers occasionally fall out of the bird's feather coat. These feathers last a very long time after the bird has died and humans have used them for writing and crafts in the past.
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