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Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

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Ten Sherlock Holmes adventures in which you are the hero! You are a member of the Baker Street Irregulars working to solve mysteries before the Master! You are either investigating the mysteries as an individual, or trying to win against up to 8 other investigators.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Science
Play Time: 
90 min.
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective

The Last Ocean: The Toothfish and the Battle for Antarctica's Soul (2012)

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The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine marine ecosystem on Earth. Scientists describe it as a 'living laboratory', a place that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. But the fishing industry recently found its way to the Ross Sea, targeting Antarctic toothfish and, unless fishing is stopped, the natural balance of the Ross Sea will be lost forever.

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Middle
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Length: 
01:27
The Last Ocean: The Toothfish and the Battle for Antarctica's Soul

The End of the Line: Where have all the fish gone? (2009)

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Humans have long regarded the world's oceans as vast and inexhaustible. Now, we have learned otherwise.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
2009
The End of the Line: Where have all the fish gone?

The Future of Food (2004)

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There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America, a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers and in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

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Middle
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Length: 
01:30
The Future of Food

TED Talks: Jackie Savitz: Save the Oceans, Feed the World!

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What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what's really going on in our global fisheries right now - it's not good - and offers smart suggestions of how we can help them heal, while making more food for all.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMidAtlantic 2013, an independent event. TED editors featured it among their selections on their home page.

Digital Commons Network

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The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Paying Patients for Their Tissue: The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

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Article originally published in Science on July 6, 2012.

Tissue Banks Trigger Worry About Ownership Issues

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Article from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) published in September 2006.

Human Tissue For Sale: What are the Costs?

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Article from the Western Journal of Medicine published in November of 2000.

My Body, My Property

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Article from the Chicago Tribune published in June 2013.

Body of Research—Ownership and Use of Human Tissue

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Article from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published in October 2006.

Erin Brockovich

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A real woman. A real story. A real triumph. Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich, a feisty young mother who fought for justice any way she knew how. Desperate for a job to support herself and her three children, she convinces attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her, and promptly stumbles upon a monumental law case against a giant corporation. Now, Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. And while Ed doesn't want anything to do with the case, Erin won't take "no" for an answer.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:12
Erin Brockovich

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Unabridged)

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An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.

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1230L
Length: 
08:00
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Unabridged)

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

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Despite being completely nonfiction, this title reads with all the suspense and mystery of any great novel. The story begins in 1996, when Karen Lips travels to a high mountain forest in Panama to study the golden frogs that live there. Upon discovering a large amount of dead frogs, Karen collects a few of them and later learns that a fungus is to blame for the frogs' death. Over the next decade, Project Golden Frog is launched and put into motion in order to collect and protect Panama's golden frogs until the fungus can be understood and controlled.

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

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