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Twelfth Night Act 2 Sc 4

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, back at his palace, Orsino summons Feste to perform a song. In the meantime, the Duke and Viola have a conversation about a certain someone Viola (Cesario) fancies, and Orsino offers his love advice. Orsino declares he will not take “no” for an answer from Olivia, but Viola protests that love doesn’t always go according to plan. The two debate men’s and women’s capacities for love, and at the end of their exchange, Orsino orders Viola (Cesario) to return to Olivia with a love token from him.

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.

What Do Bumblebees Do All Day? | Science-U

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Penn State entomologists visited Science-U Nature Camp and took the campers to the Penn State Arboretum to observe bumble bees in action. Campers learned how to be safe when watching bees fly about the flowers. Using the campers’ tips as a guide, you can safely observe bees at home and learn what bumblebees do all day! Try it yourself with our step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable support materials, or on the Science-U.org website.

Can You Transform a Toy Car into a Pullback Car? | Science-U

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Pull back vehicles use springs to store energy. When the vehicle is released, the energy stored in the spring moves the vehicle forward. Can you make any toy vehicle into a pull back vehicle? Try it yourself with our step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable support materials, or on the Science-U.org website.

What Makes Food Coloring Dance in Milk? | Science-U

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When food coloring and soap are added to whole milk, strange things happen. Will the same thing happen with kinds of milk that have different fat contents? Try it yourself with our step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable support materials, or on the Science-U.org website.

Can You Make a Plaster Cast like a Crime Scene Investigator? | Science-U

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The Science-U campers used plaster casts to determine who left shoe prints at the scene of the crime. You can set up your own mystery, or just have fun making plaster casts out of anything you want! Try it yourself with our step-by-step instructions and guided scientific questions available in the downloadable support materials, or on the Science-U.org website.

Whose Shoes?

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This video features Steve Swinburne reading Whose Shoes?, Pennsylvania's One Book Every Young Child 2011 selection. The photograph concept book for children ages 3 to 6 encourages them to guess Whose Shoes? after seeing a clear color photo of a pair of shoes. Pictures of the owners range from a ballerina to a clown.

The author includes a photo of a multicultural group of smiling children wearing adult shoes. The joy of taking off your shoes, no matter how old you are, is stressed. Finally, the book asks the reader: whose shoes do you want to wear one day?

What a Treasure

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The children’s book What A Treasure written by Jane Hillenbrand and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand is Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child 2010 selection. The colorful picture book for children 3 to 6 follows Mole as he digs and digs, discovering treasures for his animal friends and himself in his backyard. In this video Will Hillenbrand models how to read a picture book to preschoolers with great warmth and expression. He talks about the cover and the mystery of the characters on it. Overlaid are close-ups of his illustrations as he reads.

Up Down and Around

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Written by Katherine Ayres and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Up Down and Around is Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child 2008 selection. The book is a short rhyming, read-aloud story that contains facts and true information about vegetables, bugs and gardens and lends itself to a variety of activities.

For example, after reading through the book once, an adult might assign each child the name of a vegetable in the book. When each child hears the name of his/her vegetable, he/she can jump up and twist and turn in the direction named: up, down, or around.

A Splendid Friend, Indeed

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The fictional children’s book A Splendid Friend, Indeed written and illustrated by Suzanne Bloom is Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child 2007 selection. A child-like Goose pesters his fuzzy friend the Polar Bear as he tries to read and write. After Goose brings Bear a snack, a blanket and a note, Bear is touched, and realizes what a good friend Goose is. Bear gives Goose a big hug before they sit down for a snack.

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