Traveling to Ethiopia
A guide to traveling in Ethiopia. History, culture, and historical landmarks in Ethiopia.
Brief Information About the Big Bang Theory
Six slides that BRIEFLY explain the theory behind the origin of the Universe.
Scientists claim to have created first manmade cell
This is from Fox and explains the ramifications of a manmade cell. The newscast shows the many possible uses how manmade bacteria can be used to help society. A good way to show students what the future may hold.
How We Hear
Take a journey into an ear canal to see how the ear works to receive vibrations from sound. As the viewer travels into the ear canal, captions appear on the screen.
Touch and Vision
In this episode of the human senses, they explore the two most highly used senses, touch and vision. In this video they test the amazing things we do with our eyes, how we can instantly spot attractive people in a crowded room, and how our eyes guide us around the world with astonishing accuracy. When it comes to touch they reveal why we love the feel of some things and loath others. Discover what our skin
Explore went to China on a fact-finding mission led by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation. During the three-week trip, the team discovered many of China's hidden gems: philosophy, art, education, and rural life. They also discovered how the country's hard-working and innovative leaders were working to solve issues of the environment, human rights, and public health.
Rural schools, where the vast majority of children in China receive
their primary education, are often below the standards of their urban
counterparts. About 80% of rural schoolchildren don't get past middle
school, and many face difficult life prospects as they become teenage
farmers and migrant workers. But at AnWu Elementary, the explore team
saw the results of the school's vigorous improvements, and students
share their big hopes for the future with
An eight minute illustrated Roman Timeline from 753 B.C to 1453. There is no narration, but the images and written explanation are good and present a picture of what was happening during this time period. A good introduction, but moves too rapidly for students to take notes.
Roman Colosseum and the Gladiators
This three minute video show how gladiators, who were slaves, fought to the death in the Roman Colosseum as sport for thousands of spectators. The ten minute fights were officiated and this video explains the types of gladiators who would be pitting against each other. There are a lot of myths exposed in this well done video. Some images of violence.
Learn About the Roman Empire
Learn about the Roman Empire in this short clip. The Roman Empire succeeded the Roman Republic. Julius Caesar was the first ruler. (01:42)
Germany Part 1
This slideshow video shows pictures of rivers, castles, famous landmarks, and more throughout Germany. It includes many photos of Germany that would benefit study about the country. These images would also enhance the history, (04:39)
Traits of Top Students
This video highlights the 4 quadrants that students end up in and gives
you some tips that the “top students” already follow. The student who
knows exactly what to focus on and precisely what action to take. This is an eight minute video. The audio is weak and the explanations may need more examples in the classroom to gain a better perspective of this method.
Going Hiking with Your Kids
Tips to make hiking a fun and safe way to learn about nature.
J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, the fourth part
One of the most popular authors of this era. This well-done documentary chronicles a year in this author's life. (9:22)
Studies Earth from Space
ESA's GOCE mission is dedicated to measuring the Earth's gravity field and modelling the geoid with unprecedented accuracy and spatial resolution. GOCE is the first in a series of research missions. 2009. Run time 05:55.
A Glacier Investigation
From Dragonfly Tv. Deborah and Brittani live in Juneau, Alaska, which is home to 38 glaciers flowing from the gigantic Juneau Ice Field. The girls love being outside, especially in the short Alaskan summers, so they decided to check out a glacier up close at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The center has cool exhibits that explain the science behind glaciers-like the fact that a glacier is a river of ice that moves because of its own weight and that the Mendenhall Glacier receives abo
Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach
Bach's most famous organ piece, with a bar-graph score. This piece was composed between 1703 and 1707. It has been used in many movies and video games. This is the most famous of Bach's organ compositions. It is written in dorian mode with a free opening tocatta section followed by the fuge. The piece is written around the north German structure of composition. (8:34)
Mstislav Rostropovich Prelude, Bach's Cello Suite No. 1
Using his Duport Stradivarius cello, Rostropovich interprets the Prelude, of Bach's Cello Suite No. 1, considerably faster than Yo-Yo Ma's version. This video was filmed in 1991, at the Basilique Sainte Madeleine in Vézelay, Yvonne, France. (1:50)
Also good to watch for technique.
The Stock Exchange: An explanation
The NYSE and how it works is what this nine minute video is about. This is a talking head video and requires the teacher to have explained what the exchange does in detail and how to read the stock pages to gain full value.
How Money Grows
A simple explanation of how money saved in a bank grows, thanks to compound interest.