Outbreak of WW II
On September 1, 1939, the Second World War commenced in Europe when German troops invaded Poland. After the conquest of Poland and its division between Germany and the Soviet Union, Europe settled into the "Phony War." In the spring, Hitler unleashed a "blitzkrieg" ("lightening war") that swept through Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Taking advantage of the non-aggression pact, Soviet forces defeated Finland and occupied the Baltic States. Winston Churchill succeeded the discredit
Displaced Jews-Effects on a family
This clip, from a BBC miniseries, focuses on Jews who escaped the growing threat of Nazism. Living in other countries, like Britain, many later told their children: "The only thing that matters in life is what's inside of you because nobody can take it away." (29:09)
Pearl Harbor-December 7, 1941
Because the clouds have cleared on Sunday morning - December 7, 1941 - every pilot has an unobstructed view as hundreds of Japanese airplanes approach Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
With strike force orders from the high command, and detailed information supplied by Takeo Yoshikawa (a Japanese spy at Pearl), pilots know their individual targets. In 110 minutes, the U.S. Pacific Fleet will be horrendously crippled.
At 7:58 a.m., Lt. Commander Logan Ramsey dispatches an urgent
Controlling the Brain with Light - Optigenetics
Karl Deisseroth is pioneering bold new treatments for depression and other psychiatric diseases. By sending pulses of light into the brain, Deisseroth can control neural activity with remarkable precision. In this short talk, Deisseroth gives an overview of his Stanford University lab's groundbreaking research in "optogenetics". (18:34)
Parts of the Brain Song -
Cartoon song of the major parts of the brain. Highlights parts of the brain as each part is identified. Catchy tune. Grades 9-12. 1:22 min.
How The Body Works: The Regions Of The Brain
The brain has three major functional and anatomical parts--the forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain. The forebrain consists of the cerebral hemispheres, thalami, hypothalamus and limbic system. The top inch of the brain stem is the midbrain. The hindbrain includes the cerebellum, the pons and the medulla. Video uses animated diagrams. Grades 9-12. 1:16 min.
How the Body Works : Movement and the Cerebellum
A brief video on the cerebellum. The cerebellum, part of the hindbrain, is concerned with the regulation of coordination and balance. It is an oval-shaped structure with a central furrow, which is flanked on either side by a bulbous lobe. Run time (1:36)
How Brains Learn to See
Pawan Sinha details his groundbreaking research into how the brain's visual system develops. Sinha and his team provide free vision-restoring treatment to children born blind, and then study how their brains learn to interpret visual data. The work offers insights into neuroscience, engineering and even autism.
How the Body Works : The Auditory Pathways in the Brain
The auditory center, in the brain, shown above in red, is concerned with hearing. Although shown here on the outer surface of the brain, most of this area lies within the temporal lobes and is found within the surface of the cerebral cortex on both sides of the brain.
The Ventricles of the Brain
The ventricles of the brain are four cavities which are filled with cerebrospinal fluid. Two large lateral ventricles are in the cerebrum, the third ventricle lies between the two thalami and the fourth between the cerebellum and the brain stem. (00:17)
An Introduction to Exponents
Professor Edward Burger introduces exponents in this video from Thinkwell's online Algebra series. The video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 01:37.
Lily Pad Escape
In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad is trying to escape from a desert island by crossing a large body of water. They find a special lily pad that was left for them by the Red Warrior. When the lily pad is put in water it doubles and the number of lily pads keeps on doubling. The CyberSquad tries to use this doubling effect to help them create a lily pad bridge to cross the water and escape. Run time 02:49.
How to Do Exponents
Solve math problems with exponents by taking exponent numbers with the same base and adding or subtracting the exponents. Jimmy Chang, the instructor in this video, has been teaching for a decade. (02:32)
How to Homeschool Your Child : Choosing a Home school Curriculum: Part 1
Teach your children from home and learn how to select a home school curriculum in this video about homeschooling your child. Expert: Sharon Wilharm
Multiplying Polynomials, Part 1
Part 1 of Multiplying Polynomials covers how to multiply a monomial by a monomial, and monomial by a polynomial. The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to demonstrate several examples step by step. There are English captions at the bottom of the screen.
Numbers Written in Words
Lesson on numbers written with words. Larry explains how to write out less common numbers in words and how to say the number properly. More lessons at: http://www.MathWithLarry.com
Coin Problem - A Virtual Manipulative
The goal of this problem is to use the balance scale to compare coin weights in order to discover which of the coins is counterfeit. After familiarizing yourself with the problem, see if you can discover the conterfeit coin in as few weighings as possible. There are more instructions to the right of the manipulative.
pearl jam - footsteps (live)
[Music] Pearl Jam - Footsteps [live, 30.10.99] Acoustic live version of this great song, b-side of 1991.
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss
This video shows Dr. Seuss's illustrations in this book with animation. Narrated by an adult male, it does not show the words on the screen.
Flutter movement of Artemia salina
This organism is found in water and flutters its appendages to move. Butterflies fly through the air using a similar movement.