Earthquake in the Classroom
Students will learn how engineers construct buildings to withstand damage from earthquakes by building their own structure with toothpicks and marshmallows. Students will test how earthquake-proof their buildings are by testing them on an earthquake simulated in a pan of Jell-O.
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Earth Rocks!
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the basic elements of our Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They learn how we categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. Students also explore how engineers use rocks, soils and minerals to create the buildings, roads, vehicles, electronics, chemicals, and other objects we use to enhance our lives.
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Do You Have the Strength?
In this activity, students squeeze a tennis ball to demonstrate the strength of the human heart. Working in teams, they think of ways to keep the heart beating if the natural mechanism were to fail. The goal of this activity is to get students to understand the strength and resilience of the heart.
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Destination Outer Space
Students acquire a basic understanding of the science and engineering of space travel as well as a brief history of space exploration. They learn about the scientists and engineers who made space travel possible and briefly examine some famous space missions. Finally, they learn the basics of rocket science (Newton's third law of motion), the main components of rockets and the U.S. space shuttle, and how engineers are involved in creating and launching spacecraft.
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Van Gogh, Portrait of Joseph Roulin, 1889 - Smart History at Khan Academy
Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Joseph Roulin, early 1889 (MoMA) Speakers: Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. (04:33)
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Shel Silverstein: 'Runny on Rount Mushmore' from Runny Babbit
This cute classic Shel Silverstein poem with its unusual creatures and mixed up words will keep students entertained. This is a great resource to introduce and to use poetry in the classroom. (0:49)
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Inaugural Address: Ronald Reagan
In this video clip, listen and watch excerpts from Ronald Reagon's inaugural address on Tuesday, January 20, 1981. (2:35)
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FIN / Coursera - Introduction to Finance

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Selma 1965 Part 2
In 1965, protests against voting restrictions for blacks brought forces led by Martin Luther King, Jr. into conflict with white resisters in Selma, Alabama.  Length 4:01
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Description: Portage la Prairie. Prince of Wales' tour of Canada, 1919, a volume of photographs published by the Canadian Pacific Railway


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It is thought that mutations in several hundred genes can cause hereditary hearing loss. By generating random mutations in mice, a team of researchers led by Ulrich Müller at the Scripps Research Institute discovered that a single mutation in a gene not previously linked to deafness can lead to progressive hearing loss in children.
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Science Bulletins: Scientists Peer Inside "Superbug" Genome
For decades MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, has been afflicting hospital patients and prison inmates with life-threatening and difficult-to-treat skin infections. In recent years this bacteria has emerged in the general population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is now causing 19,000 human deaths in the United States per year—more even than HIV. A recent study of the pathogen by researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infect
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Yosef Wosk is a Vancouver philanthropist, scholar, educator, rabbi, community leader, businessman and a former director in Continuing Studies at SFU. He also founded the Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars and SFU's Philosophers' Café, the world's largest series of cafe discussion gatherings. The degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, will be conferred on Dr. Wosk on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the 2:30 pm ceremony. Dr. Wosk's Citation - http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/ceremonies/HDR
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2012: Louise Mandell - Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
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