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.
From an outsider's perspective, storm chasing might appear to involve hours and hours of boredom, accentuated by a few moments of unimaginable excitement — or terror — depending on one's love or fear of tornadoes. But to tornado researchers, the effort and expense they expend in search of a single tornado-producing storm reflect the importance of these events in terms of their impact on lives and property. This video segment adapted from NOVA follows some of the scientists who study these vi
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
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.
Organelles in the Cytoplasm
For the longest time, scientists couldn't imagine how simple cells managed to perform so many amazing tasks in living organisms. It turns out that cells aren't simple at all. Much like complex organisms with organs that perform specific tasks, cells have many organelles that keep them functioning properly. Explore some of a cell's most important structures in this video segment from An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 06:06.
The World of Biophysics
In this Wichita State University program, Don Lamb, professor of physical chemistry at Ludwig University of Munich, delivers a lecture on the biophysics. Dr. Lamb explains the history of biophysics and how the intersection of biology and physics helps to explain living systems. Lamb discusses his research into the world of biophysics and fluorescence. Grades 10-12. 58:56 min.
Norway has one of the highest standards of living in the world, it is rich in natural resources. For Norwegians, you are not truly wealthy until you can strick a balance that leaves plenty of time for play with family and friends. Video is good quality and appropriate for all students.
Living with HIV
Danny West has been living with HIV for the past 24 years, and remains healthy today. When he was diagnosed with HIV, he was given 18 months to live. Danny tells his story of living with the disease and how it has changed his life, mostly for the better. Live action movie of the speaker as he sits in a task chair. (7:09)
Land Of The Tiger - Sacred Waters, Part 4
This documentary, which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students, explores the wildlife of the Indian subcontinent living in close proximity to the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. 9:51
Land Of The Tiger - Sacred Waters, Part 5
This documentary, which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students, explores the wildlife of the Indian subcontinent living in close proximity to the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. Run time 08:08.