ML 2018 Event 8: Archery and Closing Ceremony

[tabby title=”Description”] Introduction-0:00 Clearys-0:51 White Cans-2:42 Multi-Greens-4:00 Big Blues-5:23 Multis-6:50 Rainbows-8:04 O’Rangers-10:56 This Event Scores-13:30 Closing Ceremony-12:46 Trivia: On the day I posted this, I wore the same shirt I wore in the video. [tabby title=”Scoring”] The table has dominoes on it. I flick marbles around the table, each team…

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ML 2018 Event 7: Funnel Spinning

[tabby title=”Description”] Introduction-0:00 Round 1-2:13 Round 2-4:38 This Event Scores-6:45 All ML Scores-8:20 [tabby title=”Scoring”] One member from each team goes down the funnel at the same time.  At the end there is a jump and 3 marbleworks pieces. The middle piece is 3 points; the top piece is 2…

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ML 2018 Event 6: Block Pushing

[tabby title=”Description”] Please remember that the team rosters have changed since I filmed this event, so Greeny and Jack are NOT retiring. ‘The Mom* Team’ gave a demonstration-0:00 Clearys-2:20 White Cans-4:28 Multi-Greens-5:51 Big Blues-7:29 Note on Big Blues (not in video, SPOILER OF THE FINAL EVENT SCORES, select text to…

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ML 2018 Event 3: Balancing

[tabby title=”Description”] [expand title=”What is in the main video”] In the video, Paul and Caroline gave an introduction. 0:00 to 1:57 Next, teams went. 1:57 to 12:07 Then, I showed the new scoring system. 12:07 to 13:00 Last, I showed scores. 13:00 to 14:10 Clearys 1:57 White Cans 2:58 Multi-Greens…

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2018 ML Event 2: Long Jump

[tabby title=”Description”] note: The Long Jump has been called ‘The High Jump’ accidently. [expand title=”What is in the main video”] In the video, Paul and Caroline gave an introduction. 0:00 to 1:32 Next, teams went. 1:32 to 6:00 Last, I showed scores. 6:00 to 10:58 Clearys 1:34 White Cans 1:53…

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ML 2018 Event 1: Dive

[tabby title=”Description”] [expand title=”What is in the main video.”] In the video, Caroline and I gave an introduction. 0:00 to 0:31 Next, I explained the scoring 0:31 to 1:34 Third, teams went. 1:34 to 7:15 Last, I showed the scores. 7:15 to 8:03 Clearys 1:39 White Cans 2:19 Multi-Greens 3:12…

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2018 Marblelymic Opening Ceremony

[tabby title=”Description”] The Opening Ceremony for the Fall 2017 Marblelymics! WARNING: the music gets a lot louder at 0:10 [expand title=”What is in the main video.”] In the video, each team will go down a marble works piece, then their team name will show. 0:00-0:49 Next, a picture of each…

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What is a Vitrectomy?

A vitrectomy is the process of an eye surgeon removing the aqueous humor gel and replacing it in an eye of a patient. Somebody may undergo a vitrectomy because there is blood or debris in the aqueous, or the aqueous clouded or hardened. Another reason you might need a vitrectomy…

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A Race to Space

“[We] should commit … [ourselves] to achieving the goal before this decade is out,” U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed to Congress on May 25, 1961, “of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” Over 35 years before, the U.S. and the Union of…

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Great Inventors

Did you know that Thomas Edison obtained 2,332 patents worldwide for his inventions? 1,093 of Edison’s patents were in the United States, but other patents were approved in other countries. I think Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, and Alexander Graham Bell are the most important Americans inventors. Thomas Edison is…

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The Civil War

In a civil war, states, not countries, fight. At the time of the America Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was the president. When the war ended, 620,000 had died. In addition, the war cost 15 million dollars. So why were they fighting? The south feared that the government would take the…

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Stop Bob’s Destroyer!

John Miller and Mary Miller anxiously stared at their message wall, a wall that automatically showed all of their announcements. It read “Gold in California, Chicago, Planet Texas.” In 3160, which was five years before, they had moved to Boston, Illinois, Planet Texas. “Oh no!” explained Mary “Bob will power…

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The Trail of Tears

Native Americans will never forget The Trail of Tears. In the late 1820s, more than 100,000 Native Americans lived in southeast America. It had been their home for generations before the white men came. The white men desired this land because they had found gold in Georgia and because they…

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The Amazing Deal

Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd president, got a great deal for America! When he became president in 1801, the United States only included the land from the east coast to the Mississippi River. Napoleon Bonaparte, the emperor of France, owned the land on the other side. Thomas Jefferson wanted to buy…

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America is Free!

The Declaration of Independence made America free from King George III. Before, English soldiers had reinforced the many taxes. The colonists protested, which resulted in MORE taxes and MORE soldiers. The colonists thought this was not fair because they wanted to be free! A congress with at least one man…

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Colonial Church

Church was important in Colonial America. Men, women, children, slaves, and Native Americans all sat in their own sections. One sermon lasted 2-5 hours. After lunch, there was another sermon. Nobody could leave church except for lunch until the minister and his wife left. To strictly enforce the seriousness of…

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Law and Order

Law and order were vital in colonial America. A person paid a fine for lying, calling somebody a name, or being rude. If someone committed a crime, he was whipped or had his crime burned onto his hand. Others were placed in stocks with a card around their necks with…

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The Boston Massacre

It was a chilly, snowy afternoon in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5, 1770. Two anxious British soldiers, who were known as Private John Goldfinch and Captain Hugh White, stood in front of the Statehouse on King Street. The colonists were mad about the taxes that King George the III placed on them. They wanted to…

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A Long and Tough Journey

In 1620, a group of English Puritans, who wanted to freely worship God, boarded the Mayflower to America. Then, the sailors saw dark clouds up ahead! The lightning flashed. The thunder crashed. Wind and waves rocked the boat. The Pilgrims stayed below on the crowded gun deck. The Pilgrims were…

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