The Elegant Universe
This is a three part series on String Theory. This part covers the modern view on String Theory.
The Giant Redwood Trees of the Pacific Northwest
Science writer Richard Preston (author of The Hot Zone) talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the US Pacific Northwest - the coast redwood tree. Growing from a tiny seed, they support vast ecosystems -- and are still, largely, a mystery. Run time 19:28.
Talking about the way you feel
This lesson presents different vocabulary used to express your feelings and to show your reactions. There is new vocabulary introduced and written on the screen. The new words are used in examples and also acted out by the presenter.
Jokes and Humour
This video deals with telling jokes and different types of humour. There is presentation of vocabulary and expressions and there are explanations and examples. At the beginningthe presenter acts out as a comedian and you can read his script all through the video.
Frequency - Sixty Symbols
You've heard of kilohertz and megahertz, but when things get down to the size of atoms, wave frequency gets to some seriously high values. Video discusses the various types of waves and why there is a difference is what you hear and see. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for high school students. Run time 07:02.
Martin Espada reads "Who Burned for the Perfection of Paper"
Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, this video features
Martin Espada reading "Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper." The video is narrated by Garrison Keillor.
Lion Dance Video
Toot and Puddle have fun in a costume.
What killed off the dinosaurs? Over the years, experts have suggested everything from global climate change to a spate of massive volcanic eruptions to the most widely accepted culprit: an asteroid that unleashed global devastation. But as correspondent Chad Cohen reports in this video, some scientists believe the giant reptiles might have been taken down by something almost too tiny to see. (15:05)
Ocean tides are the rising and falling of the sea due to variations in the gravitational pull of the moon on opposite sides of the Earth. Tides are a type of wave with regular frequencies and periods which echo the motion of the moon. (03:41)
Meteor From Mars
Shows a meteorite that is famous for killing a dog in Egypt. Explains how meteorite is named. Video interview. Includes closed captioning. Grades 5-12. 1:57 min.
SAT Prep: Test 1, Section 3, Part 6
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a chalkboard. This is video is appropriate high school students. Uses a textbook commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.
Galieo Biography, Part V
This is an animated biography of Galilei Galileo from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 02:48.
How To Write a Cover Letter
This video provides a step-by-step guide for writing a cover letter to include with your resume. It gives practical advice for helping you stand out among the many applicants to any job. (2:11)
Veggie Tales - Lyle the Lindly Viking part 2 In an attempt to bring a higher level of class to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus receives permission to run the show. His aim is the first VeggieTales' production of a Shakespeare play, but unable to find the script for Hamlet, they get instead the script for "Omelet. Following is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry". Archibald immediately changes it to "Classy Silly Songs with Larry". Finally, Archibald pr
In an attempt to bring a higher level of class to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus receives permission to run the show. His aim is the first VeggieTales' production of a Shakespeare play, but unable to find the script for Hamlet, they get instead the script for "Omelet. Following is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry". Archibald immediately changes it to "Classy Silly Songs with Larry". Finally, Archibald pr
The Tree That Spoke - Part 8 of 10
The trickster keeps lying and tries to convince the others that the tree will speak and tell them the truth. The villagers go to the woods to see the place where the money had been hidden. The trickster speaks to the tree. There is a voice heard coming from the tree. (2:07)
Sculpting Details of a Horse Mane: Part 2
Learn how to sculpt the details of a horse's mane on a clay horse head sculpture in this ceramic art video lesson with expert Jorge Benlloch. English captions. (2:12)
Learn French - Pendant les Vacances, Part 1 (During Vacation)
In this video the instructor recites various words that are associated with vacation in French. For beginning and intermediate learners. The words appear at the bottom of the screen as they are recited.
500 NATIONS (PART 21)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
Sociology: What is Ethnocentrism?
This is a short video (01:22) about our propensity to judge others by the standard of one's own culture. The video gives an example using an Southeastern Asian standard.
Declaration of Independence - Remember this.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence we need to put this into practice. The beginning is the reading of letters from those who were present or involved. This is followed by the reading of the declaration by NFL football players past and present and others. (This video was filmed in the early 2000's)