Function Inverses, Example 3
Function Inverse Example 3: f(x)= (x - 1) squared -2
This is the last segment of Mr. Khan's short 4-part series on Function Inverses. These installments started with Khan's Introduction to Function Inverses. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The screen gets busy (and dark)--the viewer may want to open to 'full screen' to see everything. The sound is a l

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Lugosi teaches math - polynomial approximations1
In this video, Béla Lugosi teaches the advanced mathematical concepts of a series of functions and polynomial approximations. This discusses and explains the idea of approximating a function by polynomials and questioning/observing the degree of contact.  This is an excellent video for advanced math students to explore and learn this complex concept.
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An instructor uses a whiteboard and a discontinuous function to demonstrate the concept of a limit.  He uses the point where the function is undefined and a table of values to determine the value of the limit as it approaches that point.
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Giants of Philosophy video. Video continues with Neitzsche’s discussion of human life and its separation of nature.  He says they are grown together, and man is holy nature.  Neitzsche reinterprets our human nature in entirely naturalistic terms.  He wants to dispel the idea that we were created by God in his image and to draw attention instead to the conditions in life in which human life was really developed.   He does not th
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Magic School Bus Goes to Seed
Join Ms. Frizzle and the class as they get a bugs-eye view of the school garden and how seeds are created.  This Magic School Bus video will cover the following concepts: (1) Seeds are the way that most plants make new plants. The seed is created inside the flower of the plant.  and (2) A seed can travel long distances and wait for the conditions to be right before sprouting.  Run time 22 minutes.
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Caves - Extreme Conditions for Life
For certain life forms on Earth, conditions that humans and other familiar organisms find hospitable can actually be deadly. Instead of a moderate climate with an atmosphere rich in nitrogen and oxygen, these organisms thrive in very hot or very cold temperatures, or in caves or deep waters where no light penetrates. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, scientists analyze communities of cave-dwelling microbes that live off simple inorganic compounds like iron and sulfur. Based on their findi
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Human Anatomy - Vertebral Column
This is a computer-animated video (03:16) that describes the structure and function of the vertebral column. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel well.

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Human Anatomy - HIP
This is a computer-animated video (02:14) that describes how the function of hip bones and how they work. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel well.

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Proteins are very important to living organisms and to industry. Proteins are part of the chemistry of life, and the program examines proteins — polymers built from only 20 basic amino acids. The arrangements of these long chains of amino acid are important to their functioning. The video also explores the history of the discovery of the structure and function of pr
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Dr. Kiki breaks down the breakdown of proteins. This is one of the most important processes in cooking, the change of protein structure under extreme conditions. With proteins, structure is everything, defining their functions. Run time 03:57.

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Nocturnal Lizards
In this video segment from Outdoor Nevada, host Brian Wignall asks herpetologist Jim Moore about two desert-dwelling lizards: the Western banded gecko and the desert night lizard. Unlike most other lizards, these lizards are predominantly nocturnal, sheltering during the hottest part of the day and becoming active at night. Both lizards have vertical rather than rounded pupils, a characteristic that helps them see better in low-light conditions. Among the gecko’s unique adaptations is its cat-
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HealthyKidTips.com video.  Host is Michael Davis, MD, pediatrician.  Autism is a developmental disorder that may affect social interaction, language development, and a child’s perception of their environment.  The diagnosis cannot be made until the age of two or three when language delay or failure to meet developmental milestones becomes more apparent.  Autism occurs in about 7 out of 10,000 people.  No one knows for sure what
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Charming Snakes- Cobras in the Dark
Cobras are one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. Their most
distinctive feature is their hooded head which they raise to intimidate
prey as it spreading their hood makes them look larger.
Cobras usually eat rodents, eggs, and frogs; but they also eat other
snakes such as rat snakes. Their venom is a neurotoxin and when injected
into prey, it paralyses the animal by shutting down the function of the
nervous system, which ultimately leads to cardiac

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The Condition of Slaves
This video is accompanied by text. "The conditions in which slaves existed in the nineteenth century varied from region to region—and even from house to house. Wise slave owners recognized the value of slaves as human capital, since by 1860 slaves were worth approximately \$1,800 each. As such, while most slaves travailed in the fields cultivating crops, dangerous work, such as roof repair, was often hired out to more expendable labor sources.
Most slaves resided in the Deep South, an ar

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Learn a Trick to Making Box and Whisker Plots in Excel
See how to create a Box Plot or Box & Whisker Statistics chart
using a Stacked Bar Chart and a Open-High-Low-Close Stock Chart. The video show how to use the QUARTILE function and how to link Chart Labels to cells.  The demonstration is done using the software program and the data sometimes is a little difficult on the screen.

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Fractals in the Body
Fractal patterns turn up everywhere in biology, from the irregular rhythm of the heart to basic eye function. The fractal nature of such physiological processes, which obey simple mathematical rules, offers hope of better diagnosis and treatment of problems as well as new insights into how such processes work. Running time 10:15

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How Does Memory Work?
In this video, Dr. Angela Chan discusses memory and how to improve it and help the brain function better. Note: This was a Featured Video on YouTube. (01:17)
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Color Quest
Children's Choice afterschool enrichment program: Life's a Lab - Science Club. In this lesson we explore the science of the colors of both white light and black ink, chromatography, super absorbent polymers, and the water and soil nutrient uptake function of root systems of plants.
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Animation About Finding Height with Trigonometry (Tangent)
This animation, from the Pilot Math Principles 10 series, follows the Pilot gang when they plan to go to Toronto and want to find out the height of the CN Tower.  The trigonometry function, tangent, is modeled.

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Using a Function Machine to Create a Math Rule
The video appears dark because the instructor has a projector on in a darkened room. However, the information is demonstrated fairly well. The teacher shows how to use the function machine to find the unknown rule to a set of number pairs by investigating the pattern. (1:21)
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