Volcanic Eruption Song
A song about what happens when volcanos erupt: pressure builds up constantly until an explosion occurs. This is an animated video.
The Impact of Earthquakes on the Human Life Part 3/3
Impact of Earthquakes on the Human Life Part 3/3 - Learn about how modern engineering is being used to save lives after an earthquake.
In this very brief video, the viewer can see the impact of earthquakes pound San Francisco and pulverize Taiwan. (00:47)
Earthquakes - Did the Universal Event Really Happen?
Seismologists examine a 'giant earthquake' in history and question whether it was an isolated event or a chain of events linked to one another.
1964 Alaska Earthquake
In this video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was affected. In particular, learn about how the earthquake liquefied the ground, generated tsunami waves, and forced the community to rebuild in a new location. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:12.
An Introduction to Natural Gas
Until recently, most natural gas in Canada came from what are referred to as "conventional" sources -- with the gas trapped under relatively high pressure in relatively loose formations which allowed the gas to move freely to the wellhead for production.
In recent years, however, production of natural gas from conventional sources here in Canada has fallen, despite record levels of drilling and completion. With demand for natural gas continuing to grow, additional sources of natura
Natural Resource Depletion
Natural resource depletion is loosely defined as when resources are used up in an area. Non-renewable resources (things like oil and trees) will eventually be depleted while renewable resources (things like wind and sun) typically are not entirely depleted. (01:23)
Alternative Energy - Vegetable-Based Biofuels
"This is a very environmentally friendly fuel, made from natural vegetable oils such as soybean, canola, and animal fat that produces anywhere between 40 and 80 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fuels." (02:19)
Why Study the Polar Regions? - Continued
Why study the polar regions? Vladimir Papitashvili – University of Michigan. Platform to study upper atmospheric phenomena. Run time 02:29.
Changes in Greenland's Ice Cap
What changes have you seen in Greenland's ice cap over the last 50 years? Torben S. Jørgensen – Danish Meteorological Institute-- Run time 03:26.
Climate Change and Health
ABSTRACT: Climate change has multiple direct and indirect consequences for human health. Heat waves affect health directly and are projected to take an increasing toll in developed and underdeveloped nations. The 2003 summer heatwave in Europe -- an event six standard deviations from the mean -- led to 21-35,000 excess deaths in five nations, extensive wildfires, crop failures, nuclear plant shutdowns and melted 10% of the Alpine glacial mass. This event and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 demonstrate
"This Bulb" Hollywood Stars come together to Discuss how Reverse Effects of Greenhouse Gas
Natalie Portman, Kyra Sedwick, and Chloe Sevigny explain how simply changing a light bulb can help reverse the effects of greenhouse gasses. The clip encourages the use and explains the benefits of fluorescent light bulbs. This video also has music by Aimee Mann. Run time 01:45.
A Wat Forward: Facing Climate Change
In this short documentary you can explore the global impact of climate change and its devastating effects. Learn what scientists suggest in response to these changes. Run time 07:43
A History of Flying
Video on flying airplanes with some science and history used.
The History of Flight
Provides the history of flight, from the Wright brothers to modern aviation.
Fun with Foam Gliders
Learn the steps I went through to design, build, and test a catapult glider made from cheap, easy to find materials. Also find out how I applied the "design method" in designing the Foam Jet II glider.
Construction article for Foam Jet II http://www.hbci.com/~bkuhl/FoamJetII.htm
Downloadable PDF included.
Electric Potential Energy
Introduction to electric potential. 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 12:37.
Electric Potential Energy (Part 2-- Involves Calculus)
Electric potential energy difference in a varying field. 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 09:50.
Kinetic Energy and Work
Animated billiard balls help demonstrate kinetic energy - the energy of motion. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Other key vocabulary words addresses in this video include: work, force, mass, acceleration, newtons, joules, innertia, gravity, movement, speed, distance, and transfer of energy. (04:49)
Physics of Baseball
In this talk, Dr. Porter W. Johnson from Northwestern University discusses the application of physical principles to baseball as well as dynamical issues in pitching, hitting, fielding, and running. Run time 1:23:30