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Hajj: Part II | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Over two million Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca each year for the Islamic pilgrimage known as Hajj. How does this experience change their lives? This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly follows American Muslim Abdul Alim Mubarak as he experiences Hajj for the first time.

Rivers | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek takes you down Idaho's Snake River as it explains river formation, use, and terminology. What is an inner and outer bank, an oxbow, a meander and what makes rapids, are some of the questions that will be answered.

Triangles: Designing a Newspaper Chair

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Once it's been read, there's often little more to do with the daily newspaper than to add it to that towering stack of recyclables we collect each week. In this video segment, however, the ZOOM cast demonstrates how innovative design can turn this otherwise flimsy material into a relatively solid piece of furniture.

Becoming Green Energy Experts

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This Michigan State University/Lansing Boys and Girls Club partnership demonstrates the powerful result of giving youth the science background and tools they need to carry out investigations of their own design, and to communicate their knowledge in their own voice.

Kid Inventor: The Collapsible Lacrosse Stick

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Many inventions are born of a need to be able to easily store or transport an item without negatively affecting its intended function. In this video segment from ZOOM, a young inventor named Lauren explains the motivation behind her collapsible lacrosse stick.

Turtle Defense

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In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University explains how some species of turtle protect themselves in their environment. Turtles, like many other species, are facing obstacles that threaten their survival. Some of these obstacles have threatened turtle survival for centuries, while others have emerged more recently and are caused by human activities.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Acting in Vocal Performance

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A young performer is preparing a well-known and challenging song in this video adapted from Broadway or Bust. She works with a coach to find a successful way to connect to the song and accommodate her type of voice and temperament. He suggests specific ideas to think about while singing and uses a scene partner to help her build the interpretation.

Wolf Research | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek shows the process a research biologist goes through to trap, measure and put a radio collar on wolves.

A World Tour of Clocks

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry discusses the importance of telling time and describes the ways that people are able to keep track of time. He describes a variety of different timekeepers, such as clocks, watches, and hourglasses. He also discusses the difference between digital and analog clocks.

Bianca Goes to the Movie

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca is invited to attend a movie premiere. On her way she must stop at her cousins' birthday party. Unfortunately she is delayed when her car runs out of gas and then gets a flat tire. She is running out of time to get to the premiere, so she consults a map and makes a decision about which route would take the least amount of time. She bases her decision on the distance of each route and the speed limit allowed on each road.

Film Shoot: Day 4

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In this video segment from Cyberchase the CyberSquad is shooting a film. On their fourth day of filming, they hope to shoot an extra scene, which means their film supply costs will go up. They look at their budget and find that if they lower their crew costs, they can film the extra scene without going over their budget for the day.

Using a Coordinate Grid

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad have become separated on an island. In order to find each other they bring up a map on their Skwak Pads and try to compare positions using a coordinate grid and landmarks on the map.

Keeping Track of the New York City Marathoners

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca has volunteered to help count the number of runners participating in the New York City Marathon. She must keep track of the runners as they pass a certain checkpoint on the course. There are at least 30,000 runners, so she has to develop a good strategy for counting such a large number of people. She tests out a few options, but finds that an abacus may be her best tool.

Sharing Candy Among Gargoyles

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must divide up thirty-five pieces of rock candy evenly among seven gargoyles in order to stop Hacker’s control over the gargoyles. Jackie suggests that they figure it out by sharing the pieces of rock candy in rounds, but Inez has a better idea. She thinks that using numbers will allow them to solve the problem faster.

Percent as a Means to Compare Fractions

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad looks at data on the Squitters' jumping attempts. They first convert the fractional results to equivalent fractions with denominator values equal to 100. Then they notice that these fractions can be written as percents.

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