Mysteries of Deep Space: Exploding Stars
This documentary discusses the revolution launched by the Hubble Space Telescope. The video shows a simulation (computer animation) of a supernova explosion, and gives a brief history as well. (20:17)
2 of 5 -- The Universe - Secrets of The Sun
A quote from the movie: "The sun is the superpower of our solar system, a thermonuclear blast furnace, erupting with massive explosions. At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the sun's wrath. But are we? With some experts predicting the most violent outbreak of solar activity in modern history it has never been more important to understand the secrets of the sun." This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Ten Things I Hate About You/Taming of the Shrew
This is a clip from the film remake of the the Shakespeare play starring Heath Ledger. He is serenading Julia Stiles' character and can be used in a unit on persuasion or changes in plot.
The Discovery of Photosynthesis
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Run time 02:33.
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:25.
Amazing Abacus Math Video
This film clip takes you inside a classroom in Tokyo, Japan where beginning students are using abacuses to learn computation. By the end they are going very quickly and even manipluating imaginary beads in the air to solve their problems. NOTE: The teacher talks about hitting his students (1:57)
The Lincoln Penny and the Money Museum
MEET ME AT THE CORNER takes you on a virtual field trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado to visit the Money Museum. Our young host Amanda learn about the history of money, coin collecting and the new Lincoln penny.
History of Measuring Systems
Live action movies describing the history of measuring systems. The development of measuring systems is a great human accomplishment. The early Egyptians created a unit of length, the cubit, based on the human forearm. The English and others, used the human foot and grains of barleycorn to measure length. The metric system started with an fascinating attempt to define the metre using time. The metre evolved through a number of incarnations many involving distances taken from the planet. Today
Basics of the Metric System
Examine the basic units of the metric system as taught by a math teacher. This video starts with the history of the metric system, then shows how they got the rest of the metric system. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Who Invented Fractions?
This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. Mr. Chang discusses the history of fractions.
Engineering an Empire - Egypt - 3 of 10
This is a History Channel documentary about the empire of Egypt. The narrator notes that the Egyptians created 'the oldest dam, the greatest city, and the tallest building" long before the Greeks and Romans did.
Construct a Geodesic Dome
This video explains how to construct a model of a geodesic dome from card and paper. Some dome history and theory is also included. A good resource for teaching structures and mechanisms.
Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears - Eland's Deal With Fire
Film trailer for Nature series. In the high alpine meadows of the Drakensberg, eland graze on the lush grasses. The air at these altitudes is so dry that rain evaporates before it hits the ground. A lightning strike ignites a fire that quickly engulfs the mountain in thick smoke, destroying the eland's pasture. Professionally produced movie. Run time 03:01.
A History Of Scotland - Episode 4 - Language Is Power (4/6)
The feud between the Stewarts and MacDonalds and the emergence of Scots as the dominant language over Gaelic. A well-photographed history of Scotland that is explored through commentary and re-enactments. This BBC documentary is suitable for middle school and high school students.
This video show how a volcano erupts through diagrams. The film clip provides information about volcanos. Run time 01:43.
Vietnam War - The Impact of Media
Vietnam War - "The Impact of Media" explores in detail the 'media distortions' due to television's misrepresentations during the Vietnam War. It rebuts the view promoted by PBS 's 13-part documentary series, "Vietnam: A Television History". The rebuttal also applies to "The Ten Thousand Day War" series. "The Impact of Media" is a must-see for historians and politicians alike. The late president Ronald Reagan lauded this rebuttal video when he watched it and said that it's "something all American
Inside a Volcano
Explore the science and beauty of these natural features. Video gives history that the Earth was once an icy ball others believe Earth was cold, but not quite ice. 700 million years ago the Earth was much colder. Volcanoes warmed the surface of the Earth, video shows a volcano that erupted in 2004 where a volcano was filmed erupting through an ice sheet in Central Iceland, this is what would have happened millions of years ago but on a globa
Dating Lava Flows on Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii
For hundreds of thousands of years, lava flows have created intricate patterns on the slopes of Hawaiʻi's Mauna Loa volcano. Until the mid-1970s, it was impossible to know when each of the flows occurred. However, as this video segment adapted from NOVA describes, scientists are now using tiny artifacts of life encased in hardened lava flows to piece together the mountain's complex geological and biological history. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:36.
The film was created by the USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project in cooperation with the Designmatters program at Art Center to depict the physical, social, and economic consequences of the most comprehensive earthquake scenario ever created. The film gives the viewers a sense of what will be happening and inspires them to prepare and mitigate for a faster recovery. Professional video.
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.