Running Water II: Landscape Evolution
The Colorado River is a powerful geologic agent — powerful enough to have carved the Grand Canyon. This program focuses on how such carving takes place over time, looking at erosion and deposition processes as they relate to river characteristics and type of rock. The evolution of rivers is covered, along with efforts to prevent harmful consequences to humans.
Magic School Bus "Rocks and Rolls"
Travel with Ms. Frizzle and the class as they are turned into rock-kids and learn about erosion. This Magic School Bus episode will cover the following two concepts: (1) Water may look weak compared with solid rock, but give it time and even the hardest rocks cannot withstand its force. and (2) Water sculpts the Earth over time. It carves out canyons and valleys, breaks down rocks into sand and soil, and deposits them to build up new land.
Cave Formations: Biogeochemical Cycles
The most common process by which limestone caves form involves carbonic acid — or weakly acidic groundwater — as the primary agent. When carbonic acid contacts limestone, it dissolves minerals in the rock. If enough water to saturate the rock is present over a long time period, cavities and entire underground cave networks can form. Recently, a radical new theory has been proposed that identifies another cave-forming agent: sulfuric acid. This video segment adapted from NOVA identifies the m
Lava Descent Located at Erta Ale Volcano in Ethiopia. The moonscape is twelve times the size of Manhattan in New York. Photographer, Karsten Peter wants a sample of molten rock from the lava lake. Located at three continental plates, base of this volcano is 300 feet below sea level. This is one of the world’s oldest living lava lakes, and has been bubbling for at least the last 90 years. They climb do
Located at Erta Ale Volcano in Ethiopia. The moonscape is twelve times the size of Manhattan in New York. Photographer, Karsten Peter wants a sample of molten rock from the lava lake. Located at three continental plates, base of this volcano is 300 feet below sea level. This is one of the world’s oldest living lava lakes, and has been bubbling for at least the last 90 years. They climb do
Amphibians May Give Us Clues to Our Changing Climate
Changes in amphibian populations may offer clues to changes in our climate. In the Rock Mountains scientists spend their summers studying wind, weather, plant life and amphibians. The salamander population in this area fluctuates year to year and they are trying to determine if this decline is caused by global warming or humans. Run time 03:14.
Lesson 8 - Love and Marriage - English Vocabulary
A lesson in honor of Valentine's Day. Topic: Love and Marriage. Expressions for students at the upper intermediate and advanced levels.
The Best Gift of All Is Love- a valentine song for children
This song contains the various traditions associated with Valentine's Day, but concludes that "the best gift of all is love." (1:07)
Thoughts On the Music of Brahms
This is a video that includes interviews with broadcaster Rob Cowen, conductor Andre Previn and members of the LSO who talk about their love of Brahms. Excerpts of Brahms music plays in the background. Still photos (black and white) are found throughout of Brahms. (9:20)
This animated story shows a funny groundhog who is dressed like Elvis and sings rock to complain about a possum who came on on groundhog day to call people's attention. He finally makes friends with the possum and shares with his his popularity.
Prometheus and Pandora
This simple video is narrated and apparently illustrated by a young child. Prometheus was a Titan God who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to human mortals. Zeus punished him, by having him bound to a rock while a great bird ate his liver every day (only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day). Zeus, still angry, then sent Pandora (the first woman), to further punish humans. Pandora had a box she was not supposed to open. She opens it anyway, and when she does a blac
The Very Quiet Cricket, picture book by Eric Carle
A cricket is born who cannot talk! A bigger cricket welcomes him to the world, then a locust, a cicada, and many other insects, but each time the tiny cricket rubs his wings together in vain: no sound emerges. In the end, however, he meets another quiet cricket, and manages to find his "voice." Children will love the repetitive text as they meet a steady parade of new creatures and of course they'll delight in the happy ending. A charming animation of the simply beautiful picture book brought
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
Here is a black and white virtual movie of Edgar Allan Poe "reading" his classic sad and mysterious love poem, "The Raven." The words of the poem are not shown on screen. The photograph head shot of Poe "reads" the poem, with lips "moving" and an occassional shift of head position and facial expression. Poe lived from 1809 - 1849; the first sound recording was invented by Edison in 1877.
"I Cannot Live With You" Poem by Emily Dickinson
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie of the (photograph of) the Emily Dickinson's head "reading" one of her love poems, number 640, "I Cannot Live With You". The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right). (1:51)
"Sweet and Low"Poem/Lullaby by Aldred Lord Tenyson
A recital of "Sweet and Low", a lullaby from the long poem "The Princess" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, which was first published in 1847. The video shows a modern woman reciting the poem while sitting l on a rock cliff above a beach. (:55)
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" Poem by T.S. Eliot
A skilled reading of the dramatic monologue, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock," by British actor Gottfried Geist. This is a great example of good poetry reading. The video primarily shows the head talking. Occassionally there are shots of his profile holding the book and gesturing with his hands. His facial expressions add to the interpretation. (5:02)
"Witch-Wife" Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Edna St. Vincent Millay's love ballad is here portrayed through a fascinating collection of still visual art images, with the words of the poem in text on the screen, without narration. Some of the beguiling, sensual images in this video make it suitable for a mature young adult audience. Medieval instrumentation is charmingly suited to this pieces, which runs twice the length of the poem due to the amount of artwork. Useful in visual art study as well as poetry study. (3:41)
"Love is not All" Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edna St. Vincent Millay reads "Love is not all' in this video. Photos of the poet and places in her life, and contemporary photos, accompany her reading. (1:30)
Ballet: Tiny Dancer
Anaheim Ballet student, Austin shares her ballet moves and ballet thoughts. ballet...ballet...ballet.. Austin has been danceing for 5 years and is ten in this video. The video discusses her love for ballet. (1:59)
How a Bill Becomes a Law
School House Rock version. Musical cartoon about what it requires for a bill to become a law.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 9
In an attempt to solve the problems of Mary of Scots and Robert Dudly, Elizabeth offered Mary to marry Robert. However, Mary was in love with Henry Stuart. They married in Edinburgh. In England, Elizabeth was again too close to Dudly. One of Elizabeth's relatives, Lord Northfolk was against Dudly and he ended up in prison. In June 1566 Mary of Scots gave birth to James. However, Mary's had problems with her husband. There was a conspiration and Stuart was killed. Mary was suspect of murder. She