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.
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.
"Montage of a Dream Deferred" Poem by Langston Hughes
Actor Danny Glover reads Langston Hughes' poem "Montage of a Dream Deferred." Part of a May 2, 2007, reading from "Voices of a People's History of the United States." This is a live reading with good picture and sound quality. (0:40)
Our World: Snowflakes
Snowflakes are actually a history of what was happening in the atmosphere as the snowflake formed and fell to the ground. Find out how you can help NASA scientists study different types of snowflakes to learn about the atmosphere and changes in climate. (04:15)
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [1/9]
(Caution: Graphic violence is shown as well as racially-insensitive doctrine)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigra
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [7/9]
THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as blacks. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Josep
St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Catholics around the world will commemorate St. Francis of Assisis feast day October 4th. St. Francis who founded the Franciscan Order, is the patron saint for animals, the environment and Italy. Video gives the history of St. Francis of Assisi, such as where he was born, his early life, the order that was named after him, and his death. Short video, but full of information.
This online exhibition features a small selection of material held by Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham relating to sport. It includes photographs of University sports teams and items relating to the wider history of team sports and individual exercise through the centuries.
Computers history: present past and future. Begins with computers in 1946 and ends with predictions of what future computers wil look like. It shows images from early computers, IBM, Apple, Amstad and VAIO.
End of Feudalism and Beginning of Commerce
Europe experienced radical economic and social changes between the 11th and 14th centuries. The medieval world was based on feudalism, a highly regulated and hierarchical form of society in which everyone had their place and responsibilities. The manorial system, in which lords owned the land worked by their vassals, or serfs, started to wane in the late Middle Ages with the development of nation-states. Medieval cities, dominated by the guilds that brought economic stability, became the centers
The Genius of Archimedes - Part 1
NOVA explores Archimedes' rare writings, as well as the book's mysterious beginnings, tumultuous history and amazing discovery. As the ancient text comes back from the dead, it unlocks its revolutionary contents—the infinite secrets of one of history's greatest thinkers. Run time 08:36.
The Genius of Archimedes - Part 2
NOVA explores Archimedes' rare writings, as well as the book's mysterious beginnings, tumultuous history and amazing discovery. As the ancient text comes back from the dead, it unlocks its revolutionary contents—the infinite secrets of one of history's greatest thinkers. (Part 2) Run time 08:10.