Hands-On Science with Squishy Circuits
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers. This video could also be used to inspire a science fair project (04:09)
The Andes: Ecuador's Rainforests
A five minute video about a trip from the Andes to the Amazon
John Vidal reports on the Ecuadorian rainforest tribes and the tremendous amount of plant and animal diversity is located there. This video provides data that shows how the development of this area is impacting the people and the environment. A good video for a debate.
Three Types of Volcanoes
A student centered 1:30 video that shows the three types of volcanoes and student made examples of these is shown.
Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work | The Crown Jewels | PBS
The British crown jewels are so precious that they travel in secret and can only be handled by one man, the crown jeweler. He gives a guided tour of the crown, which Queen Elizabeth II dons for the incredibly lush and symbolic ceremony that opens Parliament each year. (01:48)
History's Turning Points - 1347 AD The Black Death
NOTE: There is brief frontal nudity at approximately 11:35 (old paintings). It's actually a little difficult to see--the instructor may choose to skip past this point. When a plague-ridden ship landed in Venice in 1347, it was immediately put into quarantine...but no one could stop the rats from corning ashore. Within three years, a third of Western Europe's population was dead. It was the greatest calamity in history. A 25-minute video that is well-acted and written. A great le
Civil War's Greatest Myth (2:41)
The causes of the Civil War are debated. The myth is that the South was fighting for a noble cause, but this not one that is justified in this video. Slavery is said to be the overlying cause, not tariffs, not states' rights, but the benefits the South had in using slaves to make their economy grow.
Galileo Galilei - A Biography
Galileo Galilei was born on February, 15, 1564 in the old Italian town of Piza and his biography is explained in this seven minute video. Uses good quotes and images to help explain his decisions. He is the father of modern physics and, in fact, of all modern natural
sciences. His trial is an important part of this video and is a good point of discussion for students when debating religion and science.
Earthquake Safety Tips
A seismologist and chief scientist of the United States Geological Survey Multi-Hazards Project, says that when it comes to earthquakes, it's not a matter of if - it's a matter of when and thus this 2:27 long video and what to do during an earthquake are examined. Having water, fire extinguishers, and more tips are offered. A must watch for students in areas of danger. For more earthquake lessons go to http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/earthquake.html
7 Ways Games Reward the Brain
We're bringing gameplay into more aspects of our lives, spending countless hours -- and real money -- exploring virtual worlds for imaginary treasures. Why? As Tom Chatfield shows, games are perfectly tuned to dole out rewards that engage the brain and keep us questing for more. Tom Chatfield thinks about games -- what we want from them, what we get from them, and how we might use our hard-wired desire for a gamer's reward to change the way we learn. (16:30)
Government - The Three Branches
This is a single page - not a video, nor a slideshow. However, it does have some merit as the page points out the three branches of government.
West African Civilizations
Dated yet relevant documentary on the history of ancient African art and civilizations is the subject of this six minute video. It covers the major learning centers and the development of various cultures. A good video that provides an overview using images that include objects found by archaeology.
How to Find the Surface Area of a Triangular Prism
Looking for an informative video on how to get the surface area of a triangular prism? This useful tutorial explains exactly how it's done in four minutes. The instructor uses a small whiteboard for demonstration.
How to Measure Circumference
The two minute video is about circumference. This video explains that one way to seperate circles is by their circumference, different size circles have differecnt size circumference. Circumference is the distance around a circle. The ratio of the circumference of a diameter is pi= c/d. The video moves slowly and students should be able to follow it after the terms have been explained and practice.
ISS Tour -- April 21, 2011
Expedition 27 Flight Engineer Cady Coleman flies through the International Space Station with a high-definition video camera.
Expedition 27 Crew Profile
Expedition 27 is the first long-duration spaceflight for each member of the International Space Station crew.
Amoretti "My Love is like to ice, and I to fire" by Edmund Spenser (poetry reading)
Edmund observes that love contradicts the First Law of Thermodynamics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_thermodynamics What follows is not mine - it's a translation of Alfred Adler: Love, with its fulfilment, marriage, is the most intimate to devotion toward a partner of the other sex, expressed in physical attraction, in comradeship, and in the decision to have children. It can easily be shown that love and marriage are one side of cooperation -- not a cooperation for the welfare of two
"[as freedom is a breakfastfood]" by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
Magic Tree screensaver: http://www.lisisoft.com/tools/magic-tree.html Love in the Sky: http://www.webdesignhot.com/free-photography/love-clouds-in-the-sky/ as freedom is a breakfastfood or truth can live with right and wrong or molehills are from mountains made —long enough and just so long will being pay the rent of seem and genius please the talentgang and water most encourage flame as hatracks into peachtrees grow or hopes dance best on bald men's hair and every finger is a toe and any c
Walkthrough World's Largest Dinosaurs Special Exhibition
The World's Largest Dinosaurs (April 16, 2011-January 2, 2012), a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's
Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex
Known as the greatest dinosaur collector of all time, Barnum Brown helped the American Museum of Natural History establish its world-class fossil collection. Museum Research Associate Lowell Dingus and Chair of the Division of Paleontology Mark Norell recently traced Brown's extraordinary career from a frontier farm to the world's top fossil sites to the halls of the Museum in the book Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex. For more information visit http://www.amnh.org Pro
Reuters: 21 Journalists Slaughtered in Philippines Massacre
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