Simon Schama's Power of Art - Rothko, part 3 of 7
This video is an extensive, well-done BBC documentary about the American painter, Mark Rothko, who is considered an abstract expressionist. Re-enactments of the artist's life as well as close-up still images of his work. This video starts with his subway series. (9:15)
Veterans Day Tribute
This video pays tribute to the memory of those who served in the Armed Forces.
Minus 1 Subtraction Facts Presented by Sesame Street
A cartoon peacock demonstrates subtraction when he loses tail feathers. He begins with 5 feathers and loses them one by one. The number sentence presented each time a disaster takes away one of the tail feathers.
Simple Subtraction From 4 Song "Elmo Has 4 Ducks" - Sesame Street
In this video snippet from "Sesame Street", Elmo sings about his 4 ducks. During each verse of the song, one duck at a time leaves, allowing the viewer to tell how many ducks are left. This would be a great song for introducing subtraction to very young children. (2:04)
A Cultural Overview of Greece
This is a slidecast of the culture of Greece. 'Greece is located in Southern Europe and shares borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey as well as the Aegean, Mediterranean, and Ionion Seas. Much of the topography is mountainous with ranges that extend into the seas as peninsulas or chains of islands .'
Empires: The Return of the Barbarians - Episode 3 of 3
In this last episode iIsolated from the West, 18th century Edo flourishes culturally and economically, becoming one of the liveliest cities in the world. But foreign forces are coming.
Mitosis In Action
Observation of the cell division of C. elegans cells from a 1 cell embryonic stage over a 50 minute time course at 20 second intervals. Black and white with music. Grades 5-12. 54 sec.
The Embryo Takes Shape
Genes direct the development of a growing embryo. But not all genes in a cell are active at any given time. Sometimes a cell's location in the developing embryo determines which genes get turned on and which genes stay inactive. This video segment from NOVA: "Life's Greatest Miracle" explores the developmental process of an embryo beginning just two weeks after fertilization. Closed captioning included. Run time 07:47.
Part 6 - Books, Writing and Creativity
Learn to encouraging children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing in this clip. Part 6 of 6, by Australian author Peter E. Taylor. More information can be found at: www.writing-for-children.com
How To Teach Literature
This video lesson describes the basics of teaching literature and how to make it fun to teach, for the student and for the teacher as well. It is very basic and does not offer many specific examples. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a dry erase board. (02:29)
The History of the United Nations
A quick run through of the birth of the UN and some of the major events in its history. The narrator speaks quickly making it a little hard to follow.
Gravity Overview - Free Science Video by Brightstorm
All objects with mass attract and are attracted by all other objects with mass because of a force called gravity. The strength of gravity is proportional to the mass of the object. We are pulled to the Earth by it's gravitational forces but we also pull the earth towards us. Because we are much less massive than than the Earth, our gravitational pull is not strong enough to have any affect on it. Gravity pulls us towards Earth such that we accelerate at 9.8 m/s^2. &n
Solving Equations with the Distributive Property, Part 1
In this video, Sal Khan demonstrates how to solve equations with the distributive property. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (06:04) There is a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.'
Nixon's achievements in foreign policy and his moderation of the pace of social reform helped win him re-election in 1972. Regular troop withdrawals, a plan for disengagement, and progressing peace negotiations all signaled that the agony of the Vietnam conflict might soon be over. On the home front, Nixon's attempts to rein in federal spending were applauded as moves to curb inflation, while his moderate social policies and conservative Supreme Court appointments assured voters that limits had
Plausible? Journeying Through Space and Time in a Wormhole
Journeying Through Space and Time in a Wormhole - Professor Ian Morison discusses time, one of the most mysterious concepts in our Universe. It is easy to describe how we define its passage and how we can make exceedingly accurate clocks but questions as to what determines the arrow of time and whether time travel is possible can tax the most brilliant minds! (03:43)
The Synesthetic World
Video describes synesthesia, which is the blending or mixing of senses. A synesthete, for example, might see colors when listening to music or taste flavors when hearing a word. Dr. David Eagleman of Baylor College of Medicine explains this strange condition, and four synesthetes explain how they perceive the world. Grades 7-12. 28:57 min.
Jet's Red Bike - Beginning Reader
This video is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-5 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. This video focuses on words with short "e" and words with silent "e" at the end. Excellent for shared reading. (1:28)
Somatic Cell Transfer
Shows how a skin cell nucleus is used to make an embryonic stem cell. 3-D color animation with narration. 54 sec.
How to make origami butterfly
A seven minute video on how to make an origami butterfly with good captions. Moves a bit fast for novices.
How to Set Up a Web Camera
In order to set up a Web camera, a person will need a camera, a USB port and the driver disc that comes with the camera. Find out why some drivers must be installed before plugging in a Web cam.