The nervous system is a network of neurons that send signals to different parts of an organism's body to coordinate the actions of the organisms. Most animals have two parts to their nervous systems - the central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord while the peripheral nervous system includes sensory neurons and nerves. The nervous system is different from the endocrine system because its messages travel more quickly and don't last as long. (12:43)
Profile of Geneticist Pardis Sabeti
This video profile adapted from NOVA scienceNOW profiles the life and work of Harvard geneticist and biological anthropologist Pardis Sabeti. Although Sabeti spends many of her evenings on stage, fronting her band Thousand Days, her true passion is unraveling scientific puzzles. In 2006, Sabeti developed a method for analyzing the human genome in search of genes that may have arisen through natural selection. Her method is now widely used among geneticists and evolutionary biologists in an effor
The Dust Bowl and The Great Depression
AP History student's montage shows what The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl was like. Song is "Shelter" by Sarah McLachlan.
Dust Bowl Narratives
This video clip contains stories, music and images from the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. (02:11)
Dust Bowl Blues - Part 2
Memories of the West - Images and Music of the post-depression era when poor land management practices and drought brought dust storms, displacement and the great western migration and the rebirth of hope.
Dust Bowl Memories
Oliver Clibon, Harry Collier, and Chuck Bowman recollect their time spent in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression.
The Dust Bowl Years
I was inspired to make this video after watching the History Channel's special presentation of "Black Blizzard" which described in depth how and why the Dust Storms of the 1930's happened. I knew the storms were bad, but in my wildest imagination I could never fathom the magnitude of destruction the phenomenon caused. How the people of the time made it through without going mad is truly astonishing. It is to the survivors and their families that I humbly dedicate this video.
American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl
This is the story of the determined people of the 1930's who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease and even death for nearly a decade. (52:31)
Newsreel - Kennedy speech: Peace Corps [3-13-1961]
News broadcast announcing Kennedy's creation of the Peace Corps.
Newsreel - Kennedy: Strategy Talks [12-2-1960]
News broadcast on Kennedy's strategy conference with his new administration regarding key issues of the times.
Groundhog Day-Punxsutawney Phil
Meet Punxsutawney Phil and his handlers Ben and John. This video gives good facts about Phil's hibernation and eating habits. He likes fruits, almonds, oat bars, etc. This would be a good video to show on Groundhog's Day. Some students may not have background knowledge about groundhogs and this video has great photographs. (1:40)
Study Skills for High School Students
This four minute video goes through a series of hints to help students improve tests scores and grades. Good ideas are listed in detail and examples given.
Jupiter's New Spot
Amateur astronomer, Anthony Wesley, from Canberra, Australia captured an image of Jupiter on July 19th showing a possible new impact site. Anthony's image shows a new dark spot in the South Polar Region of Jupiter.( 01:20)
Sesame Street-Bowling Subtraction
Catchy little number from the good old days on Sesame Street with a bowling ball demonstrating subtraction. (0:55)
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)
Short " A" Song - Hooked on Phonics
A catchy rock and roll song accompanies this animated cartoon video from "Hooked on Phonics". It focuses on the short vowel "a." (:45)
Things That are Yellow
How to make an Origami Gift Box Pt. 2 - Lid
Here is part 2 of the video on making an origami gift box. Although the project is somewhat complicated, the steps are made very clear and concise. It also produces a truly beautiful product.
China During the Tang Dynasty, Part 2 of 3
(Video is notated as Part 1, but it is Part 2.) This video is suitable for older middle school or high school students and offers a history of the Tang Dynasty. "The Tang Dynasty (Chinese: 唐朝; pinyin: Táng Cháo; Middle Chinese: dhɑng) (June 18, 618 - June 4, 907) was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. It was founded by the Li (李) family, who seized power during the decline and collapse of the Sui Empire. "