Solar Home Tips from the 2009 Solar Decathlon
Solar homes come with the latest in green appliances and innovative
technology at the 2009 Solar Decathlon. Discovery News' Alyssa
Danigelis gets some home improvement tips.
How Solar Energy Works
Solar energy can produce a current when radiation from the sun
hits the surface of silicon chips. Learn how the production of
silicon chips can result in solar energy with information from a science
Wind Energy in Texas
G Word correspondent Summer Rayne Oaks visits a Texas wind ranch to discover how eco-friendly wind farms are finding a home in cowboy country. Pollution free and carbon free, this renewable resource is being embraced in Texas. Run time 05:55
A Night in the Coral Reef
This video segment, adapted from NOVA, explores how a coral reef ecosystem changes over the course of a day. When the sun is up, colorful fish and other plant-eating animals are active and dominate the reef. At night, the plant-eaters take shelter and are replaced by nocturnal carnivores, some of which exhibit special adaptations that enable them to successfully hunt in complete darkness. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:49.
Fun Science Projects for Children : Ingredients for Ooze in Science Class
Making ooze in real life is easy! What ingredients and materials are needed to make ooze? Learn in this science video with expert Karen Weisman. This video walks you through the step by step process of making ooze. It is explained clearly, and even has captions to help you out.
Balloon Brain: Designing a Helmet
As humans, we thankfully have more going for us than the balloon brains depicted in this video segment adapted from ZOOM. Still, the failed efforts of some of the ZOOM cast members to design adequate protection for their balloon brains illustrates the importance of wearing a proper helmet and protecting your own brain whenever you skate, rollerblade, ski, or ride a bike. The video/experiment could be used with a lesson about forces, helmet safety, or the skull and brain. Closed captioning inclu
Animation of Joint Movement, Part 1
There is no narration or sound; the video features simple animation showing how human joints move. (57 seconds)
Wheels of Progress-Rock Island Railroad This film was produced by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) Railroad in 1950 to educate customers how their railroad operates and what services are offered as well as new innovations the railroad has incorporated. This film is a great capture of railroading at its finest with both steam and early diesel locomotive power shown. The Rock Island Railroad... Home of some of th
This film was produced by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) Railroad in 1950 to educate customers how their railroad operates and what services are offered as well as new innovations the railroad has incorporated. This film is a great capture of railroading at its finest with both steam and early diesel locomotive power shown. The Rock Island Railroad... Home of some of th
The Rise of Industry
This video was made for Chevrolet Motor Division and called "From Dawn to Sunset." The video was made for people to see what man's new role was in factories. This video starts with a narrator talking about how men no longer have to be in the army, but can work in factories and the promise of new prosperity. Video then goes into the daily routine of a man waking up, eating breakfast, going to work in the factories, his job, and leaving work. Viewer should notice the homes, middle class, a
The Health During Industrial Revolution
The problems and causes of diseases during industrial revolution. (Amateur video with slides and uneasy narration)
A boy slopping the pigs
A boy slops (gives food to) a bunch of pigs in a very muddy pig pen in the U.K. Notice the hooves in the pig trough, the oinking, and everybody being comfortable in a lot of mud. Shaky hand-held camera. 1:36.
Joan of Arc part 3
A United Streaming Video. This is the story of Joan of Arc, a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War. Cartoon format. (5:56)
Joan of Arc part 4
A United Streaming Video. This is the story of Joan of Arc, a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War. Cartoon format. (4:48)
Three Little Pigs: Storytime with Kelsey Coulter
In this video, a library staff member tells the traditional English fairy tale, "The Three Little Pigs" using flannelboard pieces to help tell the story. (4:55)
The Lion and The Mouse - Shadow theatre
This version of the fable The Lion and the Mouse is animated with the technique of shadow theatre. There are lively dialogues and background music. The fable teller changes voices to represent the characters.
Story Time | Literary Elements | Second Grade-The Crow and the Pitcher
Reading Comprehension Story: Adapted from a Native American legend. There are no moving images in this video; it just has narration. (02:39) Great for improving listening skills.
Thumbelina - Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
This video features the song of Thumbelina from the Hans Christian Andersen 1952 film featuring Danny Kaye. Danny Kaye was very popular for his performances of Hans Christian Andersen's best loved stories. (2:44)
Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me, picture book by Eric Carle
A simple story, briefly told, which revolves around the waxing and waning of the moon. Monica asks Papa to bring her the moon, that she might play with it. By dint of "a very long ladder" and a mountain, Papa reaches the moon, waits until it becomes smaller, and obligingly retrieves it. Of course the moon continues to shrink and soon disappears, but a few nights later Monica sees it once again in the sky, where it begins to grow anew. Illustrated picture book brought to life with animation, na
Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Mikhail Fokine's choreography for the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin, as performed by the Kirov Opera and Ballet under Valery Gergiev. From PRINCE IGOR, available on DVD from Philips. (6:09)
NASA Director Predicts Mars Settlement by 2060
Science fiction may become reality. NASA Director Predicts Mars Settlement by 2060 - Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds, took place over six hours in San Francisco on Saturday, October 16, 2010. (01:48)