Year On Earth
A year on earth is measured by one complete trip around the sun. Seems simple enough but there is a problem. The earth doesn't travel in a path around the sun that returns it to its starting point. So how do we know when the year starts or ends? This video answers that question by describing the various way a year is measured. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for middle elementary school, middle school, and high school. Run time 09:28.
Rotation and Revolution
Quick review video on the basics on Earth's rotation and revolution. A teacher explains axis, how the Earth is on a tilt, why we have seasons, how it Earth revolves around the sun, explains why we have leap year every four years. Also explains how the moon rotates around the earth and why we only see one side of the moon. Video is of good quality and appropriate for elementary age students. 05:33.
What Is a Leap Year
This short video gives a brief overview of the leap year. Occurring every fourth year, the leap year has 366 days, with 29 days for February. Run time 01:23.
Great Performances Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Considered the most dynamic young conductor in classical music since Bernstein, 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009. In this program, learn more about Dudamel, the LA Philharmonic, composer John Adams, and see a movement from John Adams' "City Noir" and Mahler's "Symphony No. 1 in D major" performed at his inaugural concert. (51:41)
Dr. Seuss Documentary, Part 1 of 9
This is part 1 of The History Channel documentary about Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Documents his early years through his first year at Oxford University, and meeting his wife, Helen. (9:35)
Virtual Maths, Cylinder - Calculating Volume and Height
Interactive exercise demonstrating how to calculate the volume and height of a cylinder (includes links to other useful resources)
How To Predict The Weather : A Bad Weather Watch Or A Warning?
Narrated by Melissa Schenk, a meteorologist. Weather watches and warnings are excellent indicators of future weather, learn how to use these meteorological portends to warn people of inclement weather. In this video she discusses the difference between a watch and a warning. These watches and warning can happen in any season of the year. This video includes closed captioning. Run time 01:26.
J.K. Rowling; A Year in Her Life, Part 6 of
One of the most popular authors of this era. This extensive documentary and interview chronicles a year in the author's life. This section shows her shopping in Tifany's, and shoe shopping. She would like to be remembered "... as someone who did the best that she could with the talent she had." Part 6 of (9:49)
Barney "I Love You" Remix
A mom originally made this version of Barney's I Love You song for her 2 year old who loved to hear a strong beat behind her kids music. Enjoy!! This is a fun, upbeat version of the original.
Sesame Street Keep Christmas With You All Through The Year
Sesame Street characters sing, Keep Christmas With You All Through the Year.
History of the Mac OS; part 1
A small calibration of videos I threw together. It's main point focuses on the good and bad of the Mac operating system. In 1977 the Apple II was created. One year after Lisa the system I OS was created. This shows the history of the Apple OS. (10:05)
Equinoxes and Solstices
Twice a year, day and night fall into perfect balance. Some claim that this astronomical phenomenon, called the equinox, inspires ancient structures to reveal hidden secrets. Run time 02:38.
Innovation: the key to future growth
Which is more innovative? The global conglomerate with revenue of $363 billion or the entrepreneur whose ground-breaking Double-Click software package revolutionised online selling and was ultimately sold to Google for more than $3 billion?
Answer: it’s a tie.
Experience nature as never before as a young coyote must learn to survive on his own. This professionally made video clip covers a year in the life of a coyote. Run time 54:35.
Not by drugs alone but by partnership
Nearly eradicated 20 years ago, tuberculosis has since re-emerged at the top of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases list.
“Drugs are not enough to combat TB,” says Patrizia Carlevaro, the head of Eli Lilly’s international aid unit speaking to INSEAD Knowledge. “We have all the tools we need to defeat the disease – the challenge rests in effectively linking private sector resources and skills to the needs of local healthcare providers.”
Other selection methods
Welcome to Other Selection Methods a workbook in the Futures series of workbooks, which help students choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to a range of common selection methods used by employers to select graduates for jo
Ladybug Pajama Part
This video segment, adapted from QUEST, explains the unique behavior of a species of ladybug that spends most of its year feeding on the California coast but then migrates by the millions inland to spend the winter. Once they reach their destination, they huddle together to maintain temperature and moisture level in order to survive. Run time 02:46.
Little Brain, Big Journey
The Rufous hummingbird is a small wonder that, with respect to body size, migrates farther than any other creature on earth. The brightly colored, feisty bird breeds from southern Alaska to northern California and then spends the winter in Mexico. Though their brains are approximately the size of a grain of rice, Rufous hummingbirds have an excellent memory for locating flowers from year to year. In this video segment from Nature, learn about the little brain and big journey of the Rufous humm
Migration of the Monarch
It is one of the most impressive displays of migratorial instinct and ability in the animal kingdom: Each year millions of monarch butterflies migrate from eastern Canada and the United States to Mexico -- a journey of more than two thousand miles for some. This video segment from NOVA: "The Mystery of Animal Pathfinders" explores why monarchs make such an epic journey and how they manage to do it. A nice example of migration and life cycles. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:39.
In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University explains how being able to identify trees can make a winter walk through the woods more enjoyable. First, you can classify a tree into one of two groups: a conifer that holds its leaves or needles year round, or a deciduous tree that drops leaves annually. Next, observe each tree's characteristics: the type of bark, the branching pattern of a twig, the shape of a bud,