The Jamestown Colony
Before the arrival of the English, the Spanish influence in the New World extended from the Chesapeake Bay to the tip of South America. Spanish possessions included the developing cities of Mexico, Peru, and Cuba. Along the northern edge of Spain’s land were small missions and “presidios” or fortresses that stretched from the Atlantic coast, ran along the Gulf of Mexico and extended into the plains of Texas and the Rio Grande River valley. In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh took on one of the fir
Can a Planet Have Two Suns?
Dr. Carolyn Brinkworth addresses this question in this "Ask an Astronomer" video. (03:30)
Paleoecology as a Classroom Tool to Address Global Climate Change
A laboratory activity to illustrate paleoecological techniques by counting pollen on slides representing six different time periods from a site in Idaho. Based on the class data,the students will be asked to interpret how the vegetation has changed at the site as the climate change over time.
Magnetism 9: Electric Motors
Using a magnetic field to exert torque on a rotating circuit. This video, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 10:36.
The Evacuation of Saigon
A video by Meet Me at the Corner. This video has a student interviewing Mr. Vern Jumper, a retired Air Officer who was on duty during the Evacuation of Saigon. The video takes place in San Diego, CA while touring the U.S.S. Midway Museum. The video contains some actual photographs from the time period. A teacher could also use this video to teach students how to conduct an interview. (4:42)
A Dog without a Home
Bruno is an aging dog that was close to being euthanized, but after being rescued, Bruno has a chance to find a loving home. This video is part of a series aired by National Geographic on dog behaviors. Run time 06:06.
2.011 Introduction to Ocean Science and Engineering (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the fundamental aspects of science and engineering necessary for exploring, observing, and utilizing the oceans. Hands-on projects focus on instrumentation in the marine environment and the design of ocean observatories for ocean monitoring and exploration. Topics include acoustics, sound speed and refraction, sounds generated by ships and marine animals, sonar systems and their principles of operation, hydrostatic behavior of floating and submerged bodies geare
NCL-Chinese Grammar 'Shi'
NCL-Chinese Grammar 'Shi'.
History of Religions in America - Introduction
This video is the introduction and first part to the interview to Dr. Brekus. There is a list of all the topics to be treated in the interview, from the origins of religions in the colonies on and Dr. Brekus starts by describing what protestants in the colonies were like and what they did.
Creating Survey Questions
Creating Survey Questions. Part of the series: Teaching English. Create a survey by including a variety of questions with yes and no answers, suggestive answers that use variables and questions with open-ended answers, before tabulating the results to compare...
PGE Distinguished Lecture: "Is Development Sustainable? Not Even Close"
A talk by Robert Repetto. Is development sustainable? Certainly not the way the world is now going about it. Major trends are heading straight toward ecological and human disasters and if they are not changed and changed soon, development efforts will fail for billions of people, comprising mainly the world?s most vulnerable populations. Climate change, water
As You Like It at Two River Theater
Everyone knows, or has at least heard, this famous line: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” It’s from Shakespeare’s romantic comedy "As You Like It," which is running through February 16th at Two River Theater in Red Bank. Christopher Benincasa recently sat down with director Michael Sexton to talk about his fresh, modern take on the play, and what it has to say to us in 2014 – more than four centuries after it was written.
Los Angeles 1984: The Games of the XXIII Olympiad The Games of the XXIII Olympiad, from Los Angeles, USA. These Games are known for the fourteen country boycott led by the USSR. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum became the only stadium to host the Summer Olympic Opening Ceremony twice, the first time in 1932. Romania was the only Warsaw Pact nation to compete. Carl Lewis of the U.S. won four gold medals in track and field, in the same events as Jesse Owens did in 1936. Gymnas
The Games of the XXIII Olympiad, from Los Angeles, USA. These Games are known for the fourteen country boycott led by the USSR. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum became the only stadium to host the Summer Olympic Opening Ceremony twice, the first time in 1932. Romania was the only Warsaw Pact nation to compete. Carl Lewis of the U.S. won four gold medals in track and field, in the same events as Jesse Owens did in 1936. Gymnas
Rows of cheese
Humans are able to eat cheese, which can be made from the milk of animals. Cheese can be soft, like cream cheese, or it can be hard. Cheese contains many nutrients, including calcium.
Ritual Circumcision/Xhosa Male Culture
The Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is home to the Xhosa people, one of the nation's largest tribes. They live in the modern world, but they maintain their traditions. This includes the ritualized transition to manhood for Xhosa boys. This video is useful for discussing not only culture/tradition, but modern medicine and how sometimes these things can be at odds. (04:58)
Introduction to Chemistry
An overview introduction to chemistry using a slideshow
How to Improve Your Study Habits
Don't get discouraged - learn to make your study time more productive. This video uses humor to give some useful strategies to improve your study time. (Check out the teacher's lovely mismatched earings and dance moves!) The video is directed to students at the mid-high school level. Run time 04:30.
Introduction to Science K-6
This provides an overview of the video library.
Food for Thought
A fifth-grade class in Huntsville, Alabama explores food chemistry. Science inquiry teaching for K-6 teachers.
2.2 Thomas Hobbes: The Monster of Malmesbury
Part 2.2. A brief introduction to Thomas Hobbes, 'The Monster of Malmsbury', his views on a mechanistic universe, his strong ideas on determinism and his pessimistic view of human nature: 'The life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short'.