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Middle School Podcasts & Audio Files

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Space Elevators

Anne shares her end-of-the-year science research project on “How Space Elevators Work.” These podcasts were created by 7th grade students in Mr. Clauset’s science classes at Hanes Middle School in May – June of 2007. All of the research, graphics, and audio were created entirely by students. Students recorded their script, edited it in audio editing software, added sound, and then compiled the “enhanced podcast” in Garageband on a Mac.

8mins

17 Jun 2007

Rank #1

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Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Alex and Jesse share their end-of-the-year science research project on “How Robot Vacuum Cleaners Work.” These podcasts were created by 7th grade students in Mr. Clauset’s science classes at Hanes Middle School in May – June of 2007. All of the research, graphics, and audio were created entirely by students. Students recorded their script, edited it in audio editing software, added sound, and then compiled the “enhanced podcast” in Garageband on a Mac.

4mins

17 Jun 2007

Rank #2

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How an MRI Works

Eric and Andrew share their end-of-the-year science research project on “How MRIs Work.” These podcasts were created by 7th grade students in Mr. Clauset’s science classes at Hanes Middle School in May – June of 2007. All of the research, graphics, and audio were created entirely by students. Students recorded their script, edited it in audio editing software, added sound, and then compiled the “enhanced podcast” in Garageband on a Mac.

6mins

17 Jun 2007

Rank #3

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Roller Coasters #2

Patrick and Justin share their end-of-the-year science research project on “How Roller Coasters Work.” These podcasts were created by 7th grade students in Mr. Clauset’s science classes at Hanes Middle School in May – June of 2007. All of the research, graphics, and audio were created entirely by students. Students recorded their script, edited it in audio editing software, added sound, and then compiled the “enhanced podcast” in Garageband on a Mac.

3mins

17 Jun 2007

Rank #4

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Roller Coasters #1

Maddy and Jamie share their end-of-the-year science research project on “How Roller Coasters Work.” These podcasts were created by 7th grade students in Mr. Clauset’s science classes at Hanes Middle School in May – June of 2007. All of the research, graphics, and audio were created entirely by students. Students recorded their script, edited it in audio editing software, added sound, and then compiled the “enhanced podcast” in Garageband on a Mac.

5mins

17 Jun 2007

Rank #5

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Making Cheese

Alex and Zach share their end-of-the-year science research project on “How to Make Cheese.” These podcasts were created by 7th grade students in Mr. Clauset’s science classes at Hanes Middle School in May – June of 2007. All of the research, graphics, and audio were created entirely by students. Students recorded their script, edited it in audio editing software, added sound, and then compiled the “enhanced podcast” in Garageband on a Mac.

4mins

17 Jun 2007

Rank #6

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Caffeine #1

Clay and Noelle share their end-of-the-year science research project on “How Caffeine Works.” These podcasts were created by 7th grade students in Mr. Clauset’s science classes at Hanes Middle School in May – June of 2007. All of the research, graphics, and audio were created entirely by students. Students recorded their script, edited it in audio editing software, added sound, and then compiled the “enhanced podcast” in Garageband on a Mac.

5mins

17 Jun 2007

Rank #7

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Blackholes

Chris and Vipul share their end-of-the-year science research project on “How Black Holes Work.” These podcasts were created by 7th grade students in Mr. Clauset’s science classes at Hanes Middle School in May – June of 2007. All of the research, graphics, and audio were created entirely by students. Students recorded their script, edited it in audio editing software, added sound, and then compiled the “enhanced podcast” in Garageband on a Mac.

7mins

17 Jun 2007

Rank #8

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Spring Band Concert – 8th Grade

Band director, Matt Talbert, conducts the eighth grade band at Hanes Middle School in three selections: Acclamations, Two British Folk Songs, and the Great Locomotive Chase.

17mins

19 May 2007

Rank #9

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Spring Band Concert – 7th Grade

Band director, Matt Talbert, conducts the seventh grade band at Hanes Middle School in two selections: Eagle Ridge and Engines of Resistance.

7mins

19 May 2007

Rank #10

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Spring Band Concert – 6th Grade

Band director, Matt Talbert, conducts the sixth grade band at Hanes Middle School in two selections: Little Rondo and Comet Ride.

5mins

19 May 2007

Rank #11

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Harry Potter Spell Cast — Part 1

Tyler Canada, Harry Potter wizardry expert, shares his favorite spells. Spells discussed in this first podcast come from the J.K. Rowling books, movies, and video games: Accio, Alohamora, Expecto Patronum, Wingardium Leviosa, Bombarda, Lumos, Arania Exumai, Carpe Retractum, Glacius, and Incendio.

3mins

21 Apr 2007

Rank #12

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Sleeping in Class

Clay, Noelle, and Anne introduce listeners to the fine art of sleeping in class. As expert observers of the pastime among their seventh grade peers, they reveal time-honored tricks of the quick classroom nap.

4mins

18 Apr 2007

Rank #13

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Middle East Museum — 4000-500 BC

Artifacts dating from 4000 – 500 BC can be found in this Middle East Museum podcast. Seventh grade students constructed models of a famous building or object from their studies of the culture and civilizations of North Africa and the Middle East. Each model is introduced and explained by the student or students who created it.

9mins

14 Apr 2007

Rank #14

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This I Believe — Family

Family is Important, Honesty is Best, All About Pets, Never Lie to Your Parents, The Chain of Love, and Where Are You — 7th graders share their “This I Believe” essays.

15mins

3 Apr 2007

Rank #15

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Math Picture Book — Over the Bridge

Abby Jameson, Avery Wells, and Hannah Young read their math picture book, “Over the Bridge.” Mrs. Taylor’s 7th grade math classes at Hanes Middle School created math picture books to illustrate math concepts in real world situations. Students wrote and illustrated their own math picture book. This project integrated reading, writing and art into the world of math.

7mins

18 Mar 2007

Rank #16

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Math Picture Book — The Magic of Pi

Caroline Stanek and Patrick Whitesides read their math picture book, “The Magic of Pi.” Mrs. Taylor’s 7th grade math classes at Hanes Middle School created math picture books to illustrate math concepts in real world situations. Students wrote and illustrated their own math picture book. This project integrated reading, writing and art into the world of math.

6mins

3 Mar 2007

Rank #17

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Strange Facts #3

Seventh graders Anne, Rioghnach, and Noelle continue with #3 in their podcasts series dealing with “Strange Facts.” This is the last show in the series. It’s all about strange laws, earthquakes, the fear of vegetables, phobias, and English language paradoxes.

4mins

13 Feb 2007

Rank #18

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Animal Testing

Clay Wash introduces listeners to the world of “Animal Testing.” Should it be allowed? Sometimes things go wrong. Companies claim it is for ‘the good of the people.’ But is it? Do you believe that animals should be given cancer and terminal diseases? You decide…..

2mins

31 Jan 2007

Rank #19

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Strange Facts #1

Seventh graders Anne, Rioghnach, and Noelle begin a new podcast series called “Strange Facts.” It’s all about your wrist, Leap Day, Mother’s Day, the post office, drought-resistant rats, graffitti on cows, sheep, English speakers, whale hunting in Oklahoma, and elephants in North Carolina.

3mins

24 Jan 2007

Rank #20