Glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula are melting away at an alarming rate. Scientists in this movie discuss just how much ice is melting away and the ramifications of this. Run time 02:32.
Global Warming and Polar Bears
Learn about global warming and its affects on the endangered polar bear in the Arctic. Run time 03:12.
Arctic Ice Mostly Gone by 2019? Video
GreenlandData released this week by researchers who spent three months this spring measuring ice on the Arctic Ocean suggests that the North Pole could be largely open sea in summer within a decade—and ice free by 2029.
Long ago, only the rich could afford colorful textiles. The search for new colors in the mid 1800s boosted the development of modern chemistry. Color is explained in terms of light and pigment. Join with experts to observe chemistry in action. Synthetic dyes were first discovered by an 18 year old chemist, and the video demonstrates how the first one was accidentally discovered.
Nanotechnology for Kids. Part of the series: All About Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology information is available for kids through the National Science Federation and other government projects that promote nanotechnology to children. Run time 01:49.
Introduction to Nanochemistry
Introduction to nanochemistry and why it is important to scientists today. Discusses both the positive and negative impacts of nanotechnology. Good demonstrations. Grades 9-12. 2:59 min.
Learn about the Maillard Reaction with Cooking
Believe it or not, steak, coffee beans, caramel, and toast have something in common. It's called The Maillard Reaction and it is the reason that things get browned when they are heated. It is a chemical reaction of sugars with amino acids. Dr. Kiki helps explain this process. Run time 03:38
Chemistry Magic Show
This chemistry project could be used for grades 9-12. It builds on their previous knowledge of chemistry and shows them how different chemical reactions can be going on at the same time. Run time 02:57.
Science Fair Project (Hot Ice)
This is a brief video of a school science fair project that won first place. Sodium Acetate was used in the project to create "hot ice", a liquid substance that instantly turns solid when touched. The video is set to music with brief descriptions written on the screen. No narration or explanation provided. Explanation: The reaction is exothermic and is often found in hand warmers. Run time 03:14.
A History of Flying
Video on flying airplanes with some science and history used.
Paper Planes and Aerodynamics
This video contains a lesson given to a fourth grade class. Watch as the students learn some very basic principles of aerodynamics. A general history of aviation is given - beginning with the Wright brothers. Video quality is mediocre but the video content is informative.
Landing - a Summary
This NASA video segment explores how Newton's laws apply to the landing of an airplane. Viewers watch an instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School explain that each step of an airplane's landing can be described with physics. Viewers also learn that a test pilot's job is to find the optimal methods for landing an aircraft.
Self-Inductance -Elementary Science
This is a short, animated narrated video (02:34) that offers information about Faraday's Law of Electromagnetic Induction.
Magnetic Induction at Point Near Straight Current-Carrying Conductor
This is a short, animated narrated video (03:38) that offers an overview about how telescopes work. Some of the narration is accompanied by English captions.
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)
Electric Potential Energy
Introduction to electric potential. This video, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 12:37.
How Do You Turn Nuclear Energy Into Electricity?
Nuclear energy creates electricity through fuel rods that are
placed into a moderator to produce heat that is taken out by a heat
exchanger. Discover how nuclear reactors are basically used to create heat with information from a science teacher in this video.
How Things Work : How Nuclear Energy Works
Nuclear energy works in much the same way as traditional energy, except it requires less fuel to work and has harmful byproducts. Discover how nuclear energy works from a math and science teacher, Steve Jones.
Two-Dimensional Projectile Motion (Part 2)
More on two-dimensional projectile motion. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his easy, conservsational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Run time 09:57.
Evolution Ep1: Darwin's Dangerous Idea (10/11)
Interweaving key moments of drama in Darwin's life with current research, "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" explores why his theory of evolution might matter even more today than it did in his own time. This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 10:21.