Engineering an Empire - The Maya, Part 2/5
'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students and is narrated by various scholars.
Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece (Part 1 of 5) This video looks at the Palace of Knossos and the history behind the palace. Today the remains of the palace can still be seen. Video shows the ruins of the palace and a virtual model of what they think the palace looked like. The palace covered 20,000 square yards. Discussion of The Oracle of Delphi is started in this video. The oracle is the mysterious powers that Delphi contained. Video is
This video looks at the Palace of Knossos and the history behind the palace. Today the remains of the palace can still be seen. Video shows the ruins of the palace and a virtual model of what they think the palace looked like. The palace covered 20,000 square yards. Discussion of The Oracle of Delphi is started in this video. The oracle is the mysterious powers that Delphi contained. Video is
Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece (Part 5 of 5)
Travel to a land of breathtaking beauty and ancient intellect, where science, art and inspiration from the gods combined to produce some of the world's greatest marvels of architecture and design. From prehistoric palaces to bold symbols of victory, explore the seven wonders of ancient Greece: the Theatre of Epidaurus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, Apollo's Temple at Delphi, the Colossus of Rhodes, the settlement at Santorini, the Palace of Knossos, and surely the greatest masterpiece of them a
Pressure Changes in a Bell Jar and Marshmallow Man
Why don't we feel the immense air pressure on our bodies? To help explain, Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates pressure changes in a bell jar in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. Run time 08:02.
Visual Backgrounds of Shakespeare and his Theatre
Shakespeares plays record many aspects of the physical environment in which he lived, as illustrated by surviving examples of Elizabethan art and architecture. This extract is taken from the DVD Shakespeare and the Globe, distributed by Films for the Humanities (7:06)
Putting Together the Pieces of the Universe "Putting Together the Pieces of the Universe" A lecture delivered by UCI Professor James Bullock on February 11, 2009. James Bullock, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine, is part of a team of scientists who believe they have discovered the minimum mass for galaxies in the universe -- 10 million times the mass of the sun. This mass could be the smallest known "building block" of the mysterious, invisible substance called dark matter. Stars that form within these b
"Putting Together the Pieces of the Universe"
A lecture delivered by UCI Professor James Bullock on February 11, 2009. James Bullock, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine, is part of a team of scientists who believe they have discovered the minimum mass for galaxies in the universe -- 10 million times the mass of the sun. This mass could be the smallest known "building block" of the mysterious, invisible substance called dark matter. Stars that form within these b
A Conceptual Framework for Conversations and Services
In this article a conceptual framework is developed that specifies the terms and their relationships that will be used for specifying conversational processes in ELeGI. The first part consists of a glossary of terms, each with an informal, textual description. These descriptions are the basis for more formal definitions as to be further specified in a machine readable and re-usable ontology. This ontology, represented in OWL is still under development. This ontology, specifies the building sto
What Is Post-Impressionism?
Post-impressionism was coined in 1910 to describe the art of Van Gogh, Gaugin, Seurat, Pissarro and Matisse. Find the definition for post-impressionistic artwork with tips from a successful artist and history teacher in this video on art genres.
Expert: Carlos Navarro
Bio: Carlos Navarro is an artist and history teacher at Design and Architecture Senior High, in Miami, Fla., who was born in Havana, Cuba.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller
Atoms and Heat II
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What is Architecture?
A short video that explains the basics or principles of architecture. It is rather vague and does not really give enough examples to help younger students. But for older students, this is a good starting point.
STP Eclipse Workspace
The STP Eclipse Workspace contains a ready to use Eclipse worksapce with source code for Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) programs by Jan Tobochnik and Harvey Gould. Unzip this workspace and open it from within Eclipse to compile and run these programs.
"Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2007"
"This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena. OpenCourseWare presents another version of 8.02: Electrici
Lao Buddhist Temple
This video shows images of a Buddhist temple. You can see its architecture and their ornamental decoration and their symbols. There is background music.
Fastcar: The Physics of Racing Part 1
This video is to assist 5-7 graders with the concepts of physics using auto racing to illustrate the concepts. This is part 1 of 2. The video hits many points and might be a good review for students. Run time 08:30.
Fastcar: The Physics of Racing Part 2
This is a video to assist 5-7 graders in understanding the concepts of physics. It uses auto racing to illustrate the ideas. The video hits many different points and might be a good review for older students. Run time 07:49.
What is Physics?
"Everything we do and use is governed by the laws of Physics." This clip provides an introduction to Physics.
An early Documentary on Computers - Before the Internet-Man and Computers
This video -produced near the beginning of the information age - anticipates the future of man's use of the computer. This video looks at several key component of the computer, and also looks at some simple computer programming algorithms. The video gives a good view of a computer's information processing architecture - using several people - as a model of a human computer. This video should also give the viewer a perspective of how far technology has advanced - over the past few decades. (22:40
Near- Real-Time Control of Human Figure Models
Includes bibliography. Animating human figures is one of the major problems in computer animation. A recent approach is the use of dynamic analysis to compute the movement of a human figure, given the forces and torques operating within and upon the body. One of the problems with this technique is computing the forces and torques required for particular motions: this has been called the control problem of dynamic analysis. To develop a better understanding of this problem, an interactive interfa
How do Airplanes Fly?
Do you ever wonder how an airplane lifts off the ground? Understand the basic physics behind flight in under two minutes. (Animated)
What is Architecture?
Architecture in its broadest sense. It describes that a sense of principles to create an object is the broadest defination of the word. (1:25)