World War I Vet Interview
Frank Buckles enlisted at age 15 to fight in World War I and at age 107 is one of the last living heroes of that conflict. He was honored in a ceremony in Arlington, Va. Kimberly. What is most interesting is his clear recollection of the incidents in World War One and the fact he survived that war and his capture in World War Two by never letting anyone tell you what to do. This video is best used as an example for students to use when they go out to do interveiws about history as a project.
Fate of the Earth
New theories about the global consequences of a "nuclear winter" and an "ultra-violet spring" are revealed in this final episode that explores the role of life in shaping earth and its future.
In this image-filled talk, Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat -- stunning aerial photographs in his series "The Earth From Above," personal interviews from around the globe featured in his web project "6 billion Others," and his soon-to-be-released movie, "Home," which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video.
With photography, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has captured the beauty of the Earth. Through video an
Renewable Energy Report from the European Union
Most of the energy we use today to help power industry, vehicles, and
appliances for everyday living come from the combustion of fossil
fuels. Fossil fuels release energy in the form of carbon. This carbon is
of organic origin, and dead organic matter, accumulating and forming
layers under the surface of the earth over millions of years, forms
fuels like petroleum. These sources of energy are called non-renewable
as they will not last forever and human bei
EarthDay Videos: A Variety of Issues
This collection offers an excellent one on the history of Thoreau as well as vidoes on global warming, authors, getting active, EarthDay, and more. All of them are excellent in quality, but some are long and all of them need ancillary materials to make the messages more useful. Maps, a word wall and other aids are recommended. Walden was the best one I found for older students. All videos together are 1 hour run time.
10 Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
This video shows how the next Ice Age could start and its impact on the Earth. Very well done with excellent graphics. A good way to explore the impact of global warming. Not for younger students. Shows impact of freezing on humans, too.
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
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
Air- State of the Earth
On certain days, 25 percent of Los Angeles smog is from Asia, which travels over the Pacific in huge brown clouds at the rate of 6,000 miles in 3 days! This movie discusses how air pollution is a global problem. Run time 05:07.
Flip Flops Recycled into Toys, Jewelry, and Sculptures
Using art as a medium for conservation and development, this is the story of a group of Kenyan people who collect the flip flops that wash up on the coast and craft them into jewelry, sculptures and toys. Their goal is to improve lives and the world with recycled products, brighten life with colorful and exciting items made from waste. A beautiful story of how the people of Africa are working to address the global problem of pollution. (6:28)
Chain Reaction: Water
Artists using using visual media to capture climate change in the act. The video begins with showing water bottles made from plastic which uses oil to produce the bottles, gas to transport the bottles and the entire planet's resulting consequences of global warming. Speeded up climate changes showing dying coral, rising water levels, hurricanes, ending with a challenge to be concious of the changes and "Sound the Alarm." Set to contemporary music.
Green Careers - Architect
An architect discusses the design of green buildings. It discusses the importance of design in reducing the impact of buildings on the environment at the local and global levels. Color video with sound. 2:36 min.
What is alive? Answered by Robin Williams
The famous comedian Robin Williams uses humor to teach a lesson on living things. To find out if something is alive, you have to ask three questions: Does it eat? Does it breathe? Does it grow? Robin Williams uses his shoe as an example of something that is NOT alive. Run time 02:12.
Elements of Life
This video slide show is accompanied by text "... Take a look around you! The chair you're sitting in, the tree see when you look out the window, and even you are made up of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space.
Elements are the simplest type of matter and have unique chemical and physical properties. An element is a form of matter that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by ordinary chemical methods. As of the year 2000, there were 112 known elements, but j
The metabolic pathways that produce energy create important environmental transformations. Although living organisms have diverse ways of meeting their energy needs, there is an amazing similarity between all life forms as they carry out metabolism directed to the construction and use of necessary biological molecules.
Is it Alive?
Despite technological advances that have produced machines with lifelike qualities, most people can easily distinguish between what is living and nonliving. Or can they? This video includes some "fuzzy" examples that will make students question the meaning of life. Words are listen on the screen and video is set to music. No narration. Run time 03:02.
Ingredients for Life - Water
Earth provides a comfortable and temperate environment for a wide variety of living organisms. However, in the past few decades, scientists have discovered unusual life forms thriving in areas where the majority of living things on Earth could never survive, such as by deep sea vents or in dry deserts. This video segment, adapted from NOVA, explores extreme forms of life on Earth, the importance of liquid water, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the solar system. Closed captioning inclu
J. K. Rowling Documentary - Stars - [BroadbandTV]
In the mid 90s Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was your average
secretary living from paycheck to paycheck. She was a single mother
with a head full of ideas and dreams of becoming a writer.
Her perseverance and unique ability to bring out the child in everyone has now not only made her rich but also made her one of the best-selling authors in the world.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series followed a yo
Let's Write About The Zoo
The presentation is digital still photos, moving from wide shots to closeups. This visual tour of animals living at the St. Louis Zoological Park (MO, USA) is accompanied by synthesizer music, and includes captions of printed simple sentences which are not read aloud. This is followed by a spoken guided writing session in which students see 3 printed sentences, and are givien clear, complete instructions on how to spell and write the sentences. For best results, click on full screen when v
Plant and Animal Cell Rap
The computer animated rap song gives the basics about plant and animal cells. Lyrics include "Plants and animals are as different as day and night but plants and animals have cells which makes them much alike. The cell is the building block of all living things, making plants and animals the king of cellular swing. Plant cells are nerdy cuz they're shaped like a square. Animal cells are round like a big brown teddy bear. Cell membranes are doors that let things in and out. Cell walls suppor