Pig Tissue Transplants
One in 20 people will need some kind of tissue transplant during their life. Doctors are getting help from pigs to heal everything from hernias to wounds. Run time 01:37.
Transplant Cells, Not Organs
Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from ...) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places. (16:26)
Hooked by an Octopus
Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement -- and his fears -- about the blue heart of our planet. Run time 16:30.
That's What Friends Are For-Healing Effects of Friendship
In this student produced video, students will learn how friendship can help friends deal with cancer. This is a wonderful video to use a springboard to discuss cancer related topics in the upper middle school/high school classrooms. (4:14)
Learn About Allen Allensworth
Learn about the role of Allen Allensworth, an African American Colonel in the Union army, in California's history. (05:01)
How to Mask When Painting
Masking is tape applied to your canvas. Fill around there with a think layer of paint. Fill in all around the taped area-nothing should be showing. Take the tape off gently. This gives you straight lines. (2:25)
How to Set up a Still Life in Oil Painting
This Expert Villiage video shows how one sets up a still life for oil painting. He focuses on how light effects the still life and how you can do anything with still life. (2:27)
Clauses and Compound Sentences
This teacher produced slide show and lecture discusses clauses and compound sentences. A clause is a unit that contains and subject and a verb. Coordinating conjunctions join clauses to form compound sentences. (5:04)
Life's Evolution From 'Star Stuff'
Carl Sagan's description of how we evolved from "Star Stuff" and are on our journey to go back to our origin - in the Stars. This video segment is from "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage".
Hummingbirds of the Americas
A short documentary of the hummingbird which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Stunning photography. Run time 04:21.
The Protestant Reformation - Part 2
Video is a continuation of part 1, which discusses Martin Luther.
Reformation Series #1- Martin Luther
This video looks at the life of Martin Luther. Video shows pictures and words are written on the screen.
Patterns in Plants
In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca wants to learn why her plants keep dying, so she transports them in a carriage to the New York Botanical Garden. A helpful plant expert shows her some patterns in plants, including bilateral and rotational symmetry, before discovering the pattern that may be killing Bianca's plants. Closed captioning. Run time 03:25.
Commonly Misused Words- DURING & WHILE
In this live action lecture, the teacher helps to clear up the confusion between during and while. The word “during” it is followed by a noun. For example, during the flight I slept a lot. The word "while" is followed by a verb. For example, while I was flying I slept a lot. Narrator gives many examples. Clear examples and teaching. (2:52)
National Geographic - History Of Earth's Oceans
An ocean is a major body of saline water, and a principal component of the hydrosphere. Learn more in this brief overview of the history of water on this planet.
Marine biologist Tierney Thys asks us to step into the water to visit the world of the Mola mola, or giant ocean sunfish. Basking, eating jellyfish and getting massages, this behemoth offers
Giant Fish of the Amazon - National Geographic
Professional video of the giant piracu fish of Brazil. Footage of the difficulty of finding the giant fish. Grades 5-12. 4:08 min.
Gulf and Caribbean Wildlife
"The mix of moonlight, tide, and temperature triggers an extraordinary explosion of life in these waters. When the conditions are just right, divers can witness the reproduction of corals, snappers, yellowhead jawfish, and nurse sharks." (03:55)
To understand materials, one must first understand electricity, and to understand electricity, one must first understand materials. Eighteenth century electricians understood neither, but they knew what it took to spark the interest of an audience and put on an electrifying show. Coulomb's law and the principles of static electricity. (5:18)
Animation: Static Electricty andWater
This video demonstrates the phenomenon of static induction. A thin thread of flowing water can detect static electricity if a charged object is approached to it. That simple object can be a balloon and it can be charged by rubbing it on a carpet. (01:48)