The New York Subway: Art Under Your Feet
A special episode featuring the art work found in the New York City
subway system. Join Amy Hausmann, Assistant Director MTA Arts for
Transit, for a tour of this famous underground art museum.
The Search for Another Earth
People have long wondered about the existence of worlds outside of our solar system. Since 1995, significant progress has been made in the search for extrasolar planets, with over 155 planets found. But the questions remain whether there are other planets similar to Earth and whether humans are alone in the universe. This video from NASA, created in September 2004, outlines the plans for future missions and the search for Earth-like worlds.
The Mystery of the Human Skeleton
Scientist Skully and his assistant Eager are hard at work to solve the mysteries of the human skeleton in this animated video. This video is a fun way to learn about all the different parts of the skeletal system.
Photography: How to Control Exposure
This video is a lesson excerpt. Use the ISO rating system to control the speeds of the film that you use. The smaller the ISO number the less sensitive it is to light. This is also used in digital cameras in the main menu of the digital camera. If you are shooting in bright outdoor light choose 50-100. Indoors with household light use film with an ISO setting of 400. Use the right exposure so you don't over expose the film.
What is Cultural Geography?
Video answers the questions: What do geographers mean when they talk about culture? Culture can be defined as a way of life that distinguishes a people from another group. Cultural traits can be explained in religion, language, system of government, customs, and beliefs. Also discusses; culture region - which is an area occupied by people who share one or more cultural trails, culture hearth - which is a place where important ide
Brain and Nervous System - music video
Your most important organ is your mighty good brain in this parody of En Vogue's "Whatta Man" by Bill Nye. Lyrics quickly teach you about the organs and functions of the nervous system. Run time 1:43
The Influenza Virus
3-D animation shows how the influenza virus invades the body, takes over cells, and spreads the infection. The infected cells burst and more cells become infected. Explains how the specific cells of the immune system work to attack the flu virus. 2:07 min.
History of the Universe Made Easy (Part 2)
This concludes the two parts on the History of the Universe, showing how our universe, solar system and planet Earth formed through natural and predictable processes. NOTE: Religious references
(Music: Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' adagio -- soloist Kaori Muraji)
Challenger - The Final Voyage Part 2 of 6
Discovery Channel Video. The concerns is still unresolved when Christa McAuliffe and the runner-up arrive at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. They meet the rest of the crew. They went through payload specialist training. January 23, 1986 arrive in Florida with the rest of the crew for the final preparations. With fewer than 24 hours to go, the launch control team works thro
Planets - Special Tricks to See More With Telescopes
This video episode shows how to best observe the other worlds of our Solar System by using proper settings and special filters. This is an episode of "The Star Party", a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Matrices to Solve a System of Equations
This video from Khan Academy starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for high school students. Video shows how to use the inverse of a matrix to solve a system of equations.
Managing Stress and Psychosomatic Disorders Through Meditation
This practical session on meditation teaches the technique of awakening the subtle energy from the position of the nervous system and the energy centers using positive affirmations to attain self-realization. The instructor will conclude the session by going through research findings on meditation and stress management. No mats are required. This meditation is performed while sitting on a chair. 59:42 min.
Immune Cells in Action
In this video segment from The Secret of Life, you'll look through a microscope at a virus attacking a cell. Viruses continue to replicate until they break apart the host cell and start spreading throughout the body, destroying healthy cells along the way. You'll learn how the immune system overpowers a virus with white blood cells and creates the antibodies that kill the same types of viruses quickly if they return. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:40.
Torques and Gyroscopes
Why a spinning top doesn't topple. When a torque acts on a spinning object, the angular momentum changes, but the object only precesses. The object may be a child's toy, or a part of a navigation system, or Earth itself.
Hinduism: The Caste System
This is the third part of the interview to Dr. Davis. He refers to the Caste system in Hinduism. He also talks about the Cycles of time and Hindu Temples.
The Urinary System
The urinary system is concerned with the formation and elimination of urine. In an adult, more than 2,500 pints of blood passes through the kidneys each day. Blood enters via the renal arteries and is filtered to remove most of the waste products of metabolism. Seven pints of filtrate are produced every hour. Purified blood returns to the body circulation via the renal veins. The filtering process is carried out by more than two million tiny kidney units, or nephrons, which produce a highly conc
The Excretory System
This short, humorous video explains the excretory system (also called the urinary system), including its major organs: the kidneys, ureters, urethra, and bladder.
The Great Stink - History of sewage - Thames River Water
Thames Water commissioned this short film mark the 150th anniversary of The Great Stink. In the hot summer of 1858, the stench of sewage in the River Thames so offended MPs that Parliament was suspended and the Government agreed to "take immediate measures for abating the dangerous nuisance caused by the noxious state of the Thames". A leading Victorian engineer, Sir Joseph Bazalgette, was commissioned to design and build a system of sewers which would remove the sewage from the Thames, sending
Polio pt 1
Content: Poliomyelitis is a viral infection of the intestinal tract. Most cases of polio were mild--headache, fever, sore throat, and depression--with the patient usually recovered within three or four days. In fewer and more serious cases, the virus penetrates the stomach and intestinal tract, enters the lymphatic system, then the bloodstream, and then attacks the motor nerve cells of the spinal cord; if the nerve damage is severe, paralysis will result. Occurring most frequently in children, p
Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, is a viral infection of the intestinal tract that sometimes can attack the central nervous system and lead to severe muscular paralysis. After the 1916 outbreak, the United States averaged 21,000 paralytic cases per year. During the 1930-40s, both private and government research was accelerated to try to find a cure for this dreaded disease. The National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, now the March of Dimes, was inaugurated by Franklin D. Roo