Instructor talks briefly about the theories of Bohr and introduces orbitals. 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.
Forces in Nature: Landslides
A three minute video explaining landslides and shows specific examples of landslides in the bay area.
Solar Energy - The Future is Now The future of energy is Solar and Wind. Video is pictures of solar energy farms around the world. Video is set to music and pictures are shown, it is not mentioned where the farms are located. But, it is interesting to see how many solar cells are on a farm. Good video for elementary grade students. Run time 01:39.
The future of energy is Solar and Wind. Video is pictures of solar energy farms around the world. Video is set to music and pictures are shown, it is not mentioned where the farms are located. But, it is interesting to see how many solar cells are on a farm. Good video for elementary grade students. Run time 01:39.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Imagine That - Windmills
In this video, Huckle and Lowly learn about windmills and wind. Windmills use the power of wind to harness the strength it brings. Windmills can do many jobs with their power. Windmills can generate electricity or pump water. Wind makes the windmill go round. This is a great teaching resource to introduce wind and its ability to work. Students will enjoy this short video (1:06).
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Imagine That - Water Power
In this video, Huckle and Lowly Worm wonder where electricity comes from. Water power produces electricity at the dam. The video gives great visuals for the dam and how water power is produced. Dams are big walls that are built to hold the river back. This is a great teaching resource for the elementary classroom and/or special education students. This would work well in conjunction with a science unit on natural resources and energy (1:06).
This segment of the Ocean Odyssey series describes ocean topography and where oil seepage comes from. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to be
Palau Underwater Video
Great underwater pictures from Palau- February 2007
Google Ocean, Anyone?
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone? Run time 18:17.
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.
The coldest, windiest place on Earth holds 60 percent of the fresh water on the planet. Recent expeditions to the Weddell Sea produced more than 700 new species, including giant carnivorous sponges. Produced by National Geographic. Run time 04:28.
Tom Price, Ultimate Green Farmer
He's a great example of what we all should try to become. With a unique composting facility, Price does his part to pitch in to save the environment.
Japanese Nuclear Reactors Explained for Students
Mr. Mac explains to his students what happened to the Japanese nuclear reactors, in kid-friendly language and drawings. (Teacher is John McChesney, Director of Rock-it Science, a Silicon Valley nonprofit organization.) (14:29)
Lasers are more than just science fiction. Learn about lasers, how they work and how they are classified in this short, computer-animated video. The following key concepts will be briefly covered: lasers, laser technology, atoms, energizing atoms, energy states, photons, mediums and medium types, how lasers focus photons, and laser classifications.
Does Light Travel in a Straight Line?
Light travels both in straight lines and through reflection,
which is a process in which light enters a prism and bends. Discover how light bends when going from one material to another with information from a science teacher in this video.
Why Is the Sky Blue?
In this "Ask an Astronomer" episode (03:05), Dr. Carolyn Brinkworth fills us in on what the color of the sky has to do with finding life on distant planets.
In this video from the Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations, learn about total internal reflection. A laser beam is aligned so that the light passes through a water tank and out through an opening. As water flows out of the opening, observe how the laser beam remains trapped in the water stream because of total internal reflection. See how the light follows the path of the water even when the flow changes. Run time 01:03.
Light and Color
In this video segment adapted from Shedding Light on Science, learn about the dispersion of light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and how sunlight contains a range of wavelengths (photons of differing energy). Isaac Newton investigated sunlight by shining it through a glass prism; after the prism refracted the light, he saw a spectrum of colors. He recognized that sunlight was made up of many colors, which could not be further separated when passed through a second prism. Drops of water in the ai
13th Century Astrolabe Demonstration
Rather than demo another new technology, Tom Wujec reaches back to one of our earliest but most ingenious devices -- the astrolabe. With thousands of uses, from telling time to mapping the night sky, this old tech reminds us that the ancient can be as brilliant as the brand-new. Run time 09:26.
"Witch-Wife" Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Edna St. Vincent Millay's love ballad is here portrayed through a fascinating collection of still visual art images, with the words of the poem in text on the screen, without narration. Some of the beguiling, sensual images in this video make it suitable for a mature young adult audience. Medieval instrumentation is charmingly suited to this pieces, which runs twice the length of the poem due to the amount of artwork. Useful in visual art study as well as poetry study. (3:41)
"Woman to Child" Poem by Judith Wright
A photographic interpetation of Judith Wright's poem, "Woman to Child." The video is also set to music while the words of the poem cross the screen, with selected images. (2:09)