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.
National Geographic - History Of Earth's Oceans
An ocean is a major body of saline water, and a principal component of the hydrosphere. Learn more in this brief overview of the history of water on this planet.
Blue Planet, Ocean World; 2 Of 5
In this film, naturalist David Attenborough discusses the creatures of the deep. This film is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 0:57.
Blue Planet, Ocean World; 3 Of 5
In this film, naturalist David Attenborough discusses the creatures of the deep. This film is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 10:00.
Blue Planet, Ocean World; 4 Of 5
In this film, naturalist David Attenborough discusses the creatures of the deep. This film is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 10:03.
Blue Planet, Ocean World; 5 Of 5
In this film, naturalist David Attenborough discusses the creatures of the deep. This film is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run tim 08:52.
This film shows footage of the nature and the vastness of the Northernmost region. The film depicts the balance of nature and survival with breath taking scenery and shows the Inuit who inhabit the Arctic to this day.
Super Absorbent Polymers
Students develop a video project in Chemistry class to demonstrate how science ideas can be very helpful in our society. The video is a student-made project is about super absorbent polymers. It focuses on the example of the disposable diaper, gives a brief history of the invention of the diaper, and provides an explanation of how it connects to polymers. Some audio is poor. Run time 03:57.
The Voltaic Pile
The Voltaic Pile may have been the first successful multi-cell battery. This video presents the history of this important device and explains how they are constructed. If you attempt to construct your own voltaic pile make sure you have adult supervision, someone with knowledge of electrical systems and safety procedures.
Paper Planes and Aerodynamics
This video contains a lesson given to a fourth grade class. Watch as the students learn some very basic principles of aerodynamics. A general history of aviation is given - beginning with the Wright brothers. Video quality is mediocre but the video content is informative.
Model Aviation, an Educational Activity
This video promotes model aviation as a fun and educational activity for young people. It addresses the history of aviation and traces the beginnings of model aviation and the more recent trends in rubber powered model airplanes. Run time 07:27.
Dolly The Sheep
Overview of the history of the first cloning of a mammal. Explains how Dolly the sheep was cloned from an adult sheep. This video could also be used during a lesson on asexual reproduction. Run time 2:22 min.
Women's History Month
A short video on the history of women in history. Not much depth, just a general overview.
In this video they discuss the history of refraction and do some interesting experiments. It also discusses index of refraction, Snell's Law, displacement, and shows the bending of light. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of the concept. The video includes closed captioning. Run time 10:03.
Transportation History Videos
Three short videos provide an overview of American transportation history. Click on the icons to see the videos, or just read the scripts. Ises primary documents. These videos cover a great deal of time and changes. It is best used as an overview. Students could write a compare and contrast essay about the data.
Pecos Bill By Brian Gleeson- Read By Robin Williams
Animated Classic- Take a rollicking ride through the Wild West with the original cowboy, Pecos Bill. Raised by coyotes to brave the great frontier, Pecos rides his wild mustang Widow Maker and invents the first rough-and-tumble cattle drive. Then he mounts a runaway cyclone like a buckin' bronco to create the Great Salt Lake. Rich in language, imagery, and sheer nonsensical fun, Pecos Bill is a fast and furious fantasy your family is sure to enjoy. Visit www.rabbitears.com for more information a
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)
The Selfish Giant, Part 2 of 3
Animated film adaptation of Wilde's story with illustrations. A giant returns home after many years to discover that children have been playing in his garden. This upsets the giant, who erects a wall to keep them out. In the farthest corner of the garden, he notices a little boy who is crying because he cannot climb up into a tree. The giant helps the boy up and discovers that his life is much more pleasant this way. The children once again enjoy the garden and springtime fills the giant’s