The Aviation and Police Alphabet - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie
This video presents the letters and words of the NATO phonetic alphabet, more formally the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet (according to Wikipedia). Only the letters with words are shown with a voice-over of their pronunciations. Note, this is called a "phonetic" alphabet, but it is NOT meant for teaching phonics. Caution: The "W" is represented by the word "whiskey." (1:18)
Vincent Van Gogh part 1
Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Groot—Zundert, a small village in the southern Netherlands near the Belgian border. The oldest son of a Protestant minister, young van Gogh was moody, quiet, introverted, but he grew up with a love of nature and the arts. Van Gogh attended school as a young boy, but at the age of sixteen he left home for the Hague to work as an apprentice to an uncle, a dealer at Goupil and Co., an international art firm. Van Gogh subsequently worked for the firm in London and Pa
Washington’s Farewell Address
This video is accompanied by text. "By 1796, President George Washington had served two consecutive four-year terms in office. The ongoing battle between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans contributed to his decision to retire following his second term.
Washington delivered his Farewell Address via newspapers. In this communication, he conveyed his concerns regarding alliances—both international and domestic. Washington felt that no alliance should be permanent, but rather limited t
Basic Legal Vocabulary
This video looks at basic English words related to the law. Key Vocabulary: Law (civil, criminal, contract, property, trust, tort, constituational, administrative & international), Lawyer, Defense, Prosecution & Legal Case.
Auroras Through Dance
Maida Withers, professor of theatre and dance at George Washington University, presents Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky, a poetic voyage through space from the Sun to Earth. Showcasing a performance of artistic modernity, the performance uses dance, music and cyber art to recreate the mystic luminaries of auroras. This international project reclaims the connections between science and art, technology and the natural world, drawing the audience into a ritual both ancient and new. 28:57 min
Human Anatomy - Appendix
This is a short (1:44), computer-animated video concerning the structure and function of the appendix. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen.
Note: During the summary the word 'learned' is spelled incorrectly.
Learn about hurricanes, how they form and what you can do to stay safe in this short, computer-animated video. Key concepts include: hurricane formation, hurricanes over water, hurricanes over land, tropical storms, meteorologists, hurrican watches, hurricane warmings, hurricane safety, and hurricane classification.
Cow Eye Dissection
This interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium delves into the structure and function of the vertebrate eye. Follow a videotaped dissection of a cow eye and then compare and contrast what you've seen with an interactive diagram of the human eye.
The Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
This is an excellent, concise video giving information through simple animation and commentary. A quote from the video: "The nervous system is a complex network of nerve cells and nerve fibers spread throughout the body. Its function is to interpret, store, and respond to information received from inside and outside."
Human Regulation: Nervous System: Nerve Function and Reflexes
Professor George Wolfe discusses nerve function and reflexes in human regulation in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a white board. Run time 10:28.
The Immune System: Structure and Function
How do we combat disease and pathogens? Professor George Wolfe discusses structure and function of the immune system in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format and a white board to aid in the explanation. Run time 09:31.
Science Fiction-Science Fact
Science fiction has always provided inspiration and ideas for the scientists and engineers who design and build real spacecraft. Many of our current technologies were predicted long ago in science fiction stories. Arthur C. Clarke, scientist turned writer, wrote the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The narrator descibes space stations, spaceships, and the influence of Jules Verne's story From
Welcome to North Korea
The winner of the 2001 International Emmy award for Best Documentary, Welcome to North Korea is a look at the conditions in modern-day North Korea. Dutch filmmaker Peter Tetteroo and his associate Raymond Feddema spent a week in and around the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to produce this outstanding film. Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs; from www.archive.org.
Demonstrative video of the parts of flowers
This video is a fairly simple narration of the parts and function of a flower, together with suggestions for student activities. The video addresses the petals, pistil, stigma, style ovary, stamen, anther, filament, pollen, and sepal.
The Nine Planets - Pluto's "Honorable Mention"
This video has been updated to include pluto's new classification but they decide that it still needs an "honorable mention" in the series. This short clip is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 01:06.
What is a Planet?
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, learn about the debate over the definition of a planet. Historically, there has been no scientific definition for a planet, leaving astronomers with the difficult task of properly classifying new discoveries in our solar system, such as Ceres and Eris. However, in August 2006, members of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) passed a resolution that defined a planet. Under the new definition, Pluto is not classified as a planet, but rather
Cell Tour - Animation
This animation shows the basic components that make up the animal cell: Mitochondria, Lysosome, Rough ER, Smooth ER, Cytoskeleton, Ribosomes, Nucleus, Chromatin, Nucleoulus, Golgi apparatus - and gives a brief explanation - of the function of each. Run time 02:32.
Nucleus, Cytoplasm, Membrane
What constitutes a cell? More than any other structures, it's the nucleus, cytoplasm, and membrane. Explore the form and function of these three critical cell parts in this video segment adapted from Carolina Biological Supply's An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:47.
History and Functions of the United Nations
The history of the United Nations, as an international organization, has origins which begin in World War II. Since then its aim and activities have expanded to make it the archetypal international body in the early 21st century.
William Jefferson Clinton
(Note: This two-minute video is a little blurry, but still watchable.) Bill Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States in 1993, and the first Democratic President to serve two terms since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Born in Hope, Arkansas, he grew up in a turbulent and troubled home. Rising from poverty to graduate from Georgetown University, he attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship and received a law degree from Yale. After serving as Attorney General of Ark