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
What it Means to be Canadian
This is a clip of a school geography project. In the video a student gives his perspective on what it means to be Canadian and discusses Canadian population, political geography, Canadian health care, sports, and other useful information and images of maps of Canada and Canadian geography. He talks about the history of Canada as a story with drawn illustrations.
Sustainable forestry helps strike a balance between the needs of people and the health of our forests. There is an emphasis on wild life conservation, retention, and replanting. Run time 02:37.
Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo
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
This is a video interview of an expert on Hepatitis C. Good explanation of the disease symptoms, progress, and treatment. It is estimated that one in every 10 Americans have Hepatitis C. Known as "a silent killer," many people are unaware they are infected, leaving them vulnerable to liver damage and other health problems. 28:50 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."
How the Nervous System Works
The nervous system is your information station. Learn more about your nervous system and its major organs as well as their functions with this short video from Kids Health. The video also addresses the size/weight of your brain and the various parts of your brain.
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.
Explore went to China on a fact-finding mission led by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation. During the three-week trip, the team discovered many of China's hidden gems: philosophy, art, education, and rural life. They also discovered how the country's hard-working and innovative leaders were working to solve environmental, human rights, and public health issues.
Renaissance - Birth of a Dynasty, Part 3
To obtain the knowledge Brunelleschi needs - first to accurately create architectural drawings, then to build his cathedral dome - Filippo travels to Rome. Accompanied by Cosimo de Medici, he studies the Parthenon.
This ancient-times survivor is, initially, a mystery to Brunelleschi. What are the secrets of the Parthenon's dome? How does one make concrete to last more than a thousand years? As the architect studies the ancient building, he begins to understand its structu
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.