Explore went to China on a fact-finding mission led by Charles Annenberg Weingarten, a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation. During the three-week trip, the team discovered many of China's hidden gems: philosophy, art, education, and rural life. They also discovered how the country's hard-working and innovative leaders were working to solve environmental, human rights, and public health issues.
Florence Nightingale-A Tribute
This video consists of a slide show of images of Florence Nightingale and artists' representations of her at work. Classical musical accompanies the slide show.
Alexander Fleming, Biography
A short video on Alexander Fleming and his life. 'Sir Alexander Fleming (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist. Fleming published many articles on bacteriology, immunology and chemotherapy' (Wikipedia, 2009). Run time 04:47.
Alexander Fleming, Short Clip of Actual Footage
Short actual footage of the famous scientist. Run time 0:14.
Overview of the the work of the famous painter of birds; video gives insight into what made Audubon stand out at the time.'John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 2, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a form far superior to what had gone before' (Wikipedia, 2009). (2:00)
How to Make Math Meaningful
Making math meaningful is about relaying everyday events to concepts like money and current events. Foster a real-world connection with the use of mathematics using assistance from a math teacher.
Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming. (17:13)
Never Mistake Activity for Achievement
This site has several videos on solving Quadratic Equations > Quadratic Formula, but the video that might be most valuable is the one to show students about the difference between activity and achievement in terms of math preparation.
This video has poetic narration of what it is like to live in London from the narrator's point of view. Many pictures of London that show the culture and daily life in London. The narrator describes London as having no sense of external geography. It is not North or South, it doesn't lie within any area, it just is. It stretches almost eternally in every direction, never fading, never abating, simply remaining City as far as the heart dares to fathom.
Geography of migration from Ireland to England
This video is about Geography Migration from Ireland to UK. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of migration from Ireland to UK.(It is a good video for showing how migration effects those who move from one country to another.)
The Thames River
A video that explains the problems that the Thames River in England faces when it rains and sewers overflow. Special ships are used to put oxygen into the river and the now there are fish. A good video to show students what can be done to clean up rivers.
Man-Made Geography of Europe (Great Britain)
Tour of man-made geography of Europe, including stonehenge.
: How Heat Can Produce Electricity
Heat can be used to produce electricity by creating steam when
combined with different fuels. Find out how different power stations can
use heat to produce electricity with information from a science teacher
in this video.
Energy and Electricity in Science : How Does Electricity Light Up a Bulb?
Electricity is used to light up a bulb by heating up the tungsten filament to the point that it glows white. Find out why light bulbs burn out with information from science teacher, Steve Jones. There are English captions.
A history of LEDs, and how to make an LED from scratch
A tour through the world of the light-emitting diode (LED). Learn who invented it, how to use it, and how to make your own. Very geeky, but cool for electronics buffs. Documentary.
Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker. As the CEO of MIT-inspired WiTricity, Eric Giler has a plan to beam electric power through the air to wirelessly power your laptop or recharge your car. You may never plug in again. Run time 10:13.
Introduction to Electricity Uses and Sources
This cartoon video introduces students to electricity, through song and simple animations. "Flip that switch and what do you get?---Electricity! Where do you think it all comes from?" Some of the key vocabulary words include: electricity, magnet, wires, static electricity, currents, circuits, generator, power plant, voltage, and watts. (3:01).
Electricity: Michael Faraday and Others
For a long time, electricity was regarded as a force of nature over which we had no control. Michael Faraday found a breakthrough and developed the electric motors became widespread in industry within the space of a few decades. This video also talks about other scientists and how they added to the understanding of how electricity works. This 14 minute video has good images and covers a great many concepts. A list of the famous scientist mentioned would be a help to students as the names of some
Current Electricity and Electrical Circuits - by StudyJams
Electricity is a form of power that is produced by the movement of electrons. When the flow of electrons is constant, it produces an electrical current. Learn more about electricity with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Swordfish with Citrus Pesto
Giada, from the Food Network, makes grilled swordfish, topped with a pesto made with lemon, orange, basil and pine nuts,