Orbitals and Electron Configuration
Instructor offers more intuition on orbitals and touches on electron configuration. Instructor uses his computer screen and different colors to educate students. Instructor says this video series introduces information covered in a first-year high school course in chemistry.
Decomposition of the Body
Documentary- Click off the crime show and foray into the real world of forensics. At a unique open-air crime lab known as the Body Farm, decomposing corpses help detectives solve murders. Addresses decomposition and decomposers, however images of decaying bodies may be extremely disturbing for younger children. Run time 03:37
Learn about Fuel Cell Technology
Many researches have been working on renewable, clean energy sources. This particular study shows how hydrogen may some day replace gasoline to fuel our vehicles with zero emission of fuel cells. Learn about real world testing of this fuel cell technology. Run time 01:50.
How It's Made - Solar Panels
This video shows how a solar panel is made and how it works. It shows a silicone module and how they are put together to form a panel. It also shows the amount of time and care is needed to make just one panel. This is an interesting video to watch on how things are made. Good video for elementary grade/middle school students.
Solar Energy Simplified
Solar power can be complicated, but Solar Decathlon director Richard
King gives Discovery News the lowdown on the three ways anyone can tap the sun's energy. Run time 2:12
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.
"Crowning the top of the world, the frozen Arctic Ocean provides an unlikely home for a spectrum of enchanting creatures. Above the ice and blow, beluga whales, narwhals, bowhead whales, walruses, and murres prosper." (04:20)
Oceans: Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay boasts an undersea canyon that is deeper than the Grand Canyon. This rich environment is home to krill, Humboldt squid, mola mola, and a plethora of tiny animals that thrive in giant kelp. Produced by National Geographic. This is a great resource to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom (4:36).
The sargassum fish can camouflage itself to look exactly like a sargassum plant and ambush unsuspecting prey with deadly ease. See these fish in action as well as learn information about them. The video can be used with a lesson on animal defenses and adaptations, specifically camouflage, protective resemblance, and mimicry. Run time 01:42.
Mediterranean Sea Wildlife
"The Mediterranean sea bed holds treasures from thousands of years of trade across its waters. Among the scattered shipwrecks divers can also find rich coral reefs full of natural wonders, as well as racing blue fin tuna." Run time 4:18
West Indian Ocean
Two of the world's swiftest ocean currents connect off the east coast of Africa, creating some of the richest biological areas of the sea. The ocean is home to the legendary coelacanth fish. The video offers spectacular underwater scenes. Run time 03:30
Hawaii Ocean Wildlife
This professional and beautiful video footage by National Geographic addresses several different organisms in the Hawaiin waters. The video begins with statements such as "A string of spectacular undersea volcanoes created the islands and continue to add to the land mass, even today. Hawaii is geologically young but it is surrounded by an ancient ocean filled with creatures whose ancestors preceeded human beings by billions of years." The end of the video addresses the changes on land and sea
Beneath the Waters of Cocos Island
Cocos Island, a remote volcanic summit in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, serves as a beacon for hungry predators, including thousands of hammerhead sharks that travel here each year in search of prey. This video segment from NOVA: "Island of Sharks" depicts some of the common predator-prey interactions that take place in the nutrient-rich waters surrounding the island. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:06.
Electric Potential Energy
This 12:27 video introduces electric potential energy. Electrical
potential energy is due to the gravitational field of the objects mass. Potential energy is essentially the work/energy from its position (on Earth, moving away from Earth). This means the energy needed to overcome the gravity pulling down for the desired distance. The video uses a smart board and a narrator.
Introduction to Work and Energy
Introduction to work and energy. This video, which is suitable for high school students, 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 09:18.
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
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.