Visualization of Einstein's Special Relativity
This video demonstrates the effects of Einstein's special relativity on objects that move at high velocities. It shows a 3-dimensional view containing 2 dimensions of space and one dimension of time. This view is used to demonstrate the difference between classical physics and Einstein's relativity. No audio. Run time 02:30.
Professional video of Belize's fishing bats may catch and eat up to 30 fish in one night. Occasionally a fish will catch a bat in return. Grades 7-12. 2:29 min.
The Baird's Tapir has a nose like an elephant's and the body of a pig. Learn ten facts about his herbivorous oddball in this professionally produced mini-documentary by National Geographic. Run time 01:47.
Tell Me Why - Mammals
This is an excerpt from the award-winning Tell Me Why series, based on the popular books by Arkady Leokum.
Why are whales considered mammals? Can seals live underwater? What is a dolphin? Why does the kangaroo have a pouch? Do polar bears hibernate?
All About Wild Boars
Watch this great educational video from explore.org on the Wild Boars of Costa Rica. While they usually avoid humans, if their territory is
encroached upon they may become very aggressive and dangerous. These wild pigs live in the forests of the Osa Peninsula and are also called Peccaries. They have a nasty smell, travel in herds and are known for their unpredictable behavior, so watch out!
Recognizing Numeral 9 and Counting to 12
This short animated video is from the show "Sesame Street" and focuses on counting to 12. In addition, the numeral 9 is highlighted in the video which depicts a pinball game. The numeral is shown on the screen several times as the song says the name of the number 9. Two concepts in a very short snippet. (1:05)
Counting to 100 Fast - Number Board
Watch a 100 number board fill up in less than a minute, with dots showing quantity off to the side. The voice is synched with the number board and dots. This may be useful to students working with 100 number boards. (0:58)
Numbers Part 2
Learn to count by listening and repeating as numbers are shown. The numbers go quickly all the way up to 100.
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
In this live video (in color) Kiri Te Kanawa sings the aria "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta", from Puccini's opera 'La Rondine'. She is accompanied by the New Zealand symphony orchestra conducted by John Hophins at the New Zealand Wellington outdoors Concert in 1990. The picture quality is a little dark, but the close up shots of Ms. Te Kanawa are clearer. The sound quality is excellent.
A Winter Constellation - Orion
This short astronomy video introduces the constellation Orion and M42, the Orion Nebula and other interesting stars in and around the constellation including Betelgeuse, Rigel and Sirius. Run time 03:41
Study Tips On How to Study Spelling
In order to study spelling for a spelling test or for general
knowledge, it can be helpful to read books about commonly misspelled words. The tutor in this video gives several tip on how to study for a spelling test and he explains how to use reference books when studying spelling.
How to Solve an Algebraic Equation Using Order of Operations
A video tutorial on using the Order of Operations to solve an algebraic equation. An example is presented on order of operations: parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction to solve the problem.
The Story of Stuff - Chapter 3
A seven part video explaining the life cycle of the products we buy and the ethical choices necessary presented with playful chalkboard diagrams and an energetic Annie Leonard. This third chapter gives an explanation of the production process in the cycle of creating materials. Chapter 1 introduces the life cycle and chapters 2-6 explain different parts of this cycle. Chapter 7 is a summary. Run time 03:28. This chapter discusses the impact of toxins in productions and their impact on humans
Retina's Rods And Cones Team Up For Better Night Sight
Scientists have long believed that the eye uses the retinas rod cells for vision at night and cone cells to see during the day. This video newscast presents new research at The Ohio State University Medical Center showing how rods and cones team up to boost night vision. (1:51)
Microscopic Images from Inside the Human Body
This student-made project includes various images from the human body. The video could be used with a lesson on microscopic organisms, cells, or with a lesson about the microscope itself. Some of the images include: red blood cells, human hair, purkinje neurons, hair cells in the ear, blood vessels, taste buds, tooth plaque, blood clot, alveoli in the lung, villi in small intestine, egg, sperm, and embryo. The slide show is set to upbeat music. (3:58)
How Wikis Work
A popular, simple explanation of how wikis work. Explains wiki concepts using the example of planning a camping trip. A "paperwork" video. (3:52)
Rembrandt's Self Portraits.
This video is set to the music of Bach. It shows many of Rembrantdt's self portraits. There are no explanations or narations. (5:14)
Learn About Mercury
Did you know that Mercury is 70 percent iron? During this video, the viewer will learn about the planet Mercury, the closest planet to our Sun. Phrases highlight the narrator's words thoughout the brief video. (03:48)
Thru The Ozone - The Art Of Wassily Kandinsky
Thru The Ozone showcases the art of Russian-born Wassily Kandinsky. A true synesthesic, Kandinsky believed that music expresses itself through sound and time. This video shows a large number of Kandinsky's paintings set to music.
Dada Part 2
Dada thought that reason and logic had led people into the horrors of war, so the only route to salvation was to reject logic and embrace anarchy and irrationality. However, this could also be thought of as the logical side of anarchy and rejection of values and order; it is not irrational to embrace the systematic destruction of values, if one thinks them to be flawed.
According to its proponents, Dada was not art - it was "anti-art". It was anti-art in the sense that Dadaists prot