Plato Part 1
Plato (469 BC399 BC) was a Classical Greek philosopher. Credited as one f the founders of Western philosophy, in reality he is an enigmatic figure known only through other people's accounts. It is Plato's dialogues that have largely created today's impression of him.Perhaps his most important contribution to Western thought is his dialectic method of inquiry, known as the Socratic Method or method of "elenchus," which he largely applied to the examination of key moral concepts such as the
Capoeira Facts : History of Capoeira
The history of capoeira begins with Afro-Brazilian slaves that needed to disguise self-defense training with graceful, dance-like moves. Understand how capoeira came to be. Run time 01:56.
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the scapula in detail. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little blurry. Grades 9-12. 4:26 min.
Posterior Bone Landmarks of the Femur
Labelled diagram is used to point out major features of the femur bone and to properly pronounce the terms. Blank diagram is included to encourage students to practice the terms. Grades 9-12. 1:47 min.
Learn about Protein Denaturation
Dr. Kiki breaks down the breakdown of proteins. This is one of the most important processes in cooking, the change of protein structure under extreme conditions. With proteins, structure is everything, defining their functions. Run time 03:57.
Golgi apparatus (animated)
This short animation shows the dynamics of the golgi apparatus, Proteins being processed for export are shuttled along the microtubule.
Short video clip showing time lapse of one day of bacterial growth. Grades 4-12. 15 sec.
HIV Replication and Life Cycle
HIV replication is a complex multi-staged process that includes crucial steps taking place on the exterior as well as the interior of the target host cell. The first three steps involved in cell entry are termed attachment, co-receptor binding and fusion. Each step is crucial to successful viral reproduction. Once HIV virus penetrates the cell, it releases its RNA into the cell. Run time 02:29.
Aquatic Ape 1 - BBC Documentary
This excellent documentary gives pros and cons of the so-called aquatic ape theory. Executive producer Moira Mann, narrated by Andrew Sachs. This documentary is suitable for high school students. Run time 09:54.
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)
Evolution Ep2: Great Transformations (5/6)
From the development of the four-limbed body, to the journey of animal life from water to land, to the emergence of humans, this video focuses on the important evolutionary changes that triggered Earth's incredible diversity. This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 09:52.
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.
Why Deep-Sea Creatures Glow
This professionally made video addresses the mysteries of why and how many animals in the deep sea emit light, known as bioluminescence, continue to puzzle scientists studying the evolution of this natural glow. Run time 01:20.
Watch Hippos Cozying Up to Crocodiles in This National Geographic Video
This short video shows hippos living with crocodiles without being attacked (Running Time 1:04).
Flying Snake and Lizard
In this professionally made video, you can watch as a "flying" snake tries to attack a flying lizard, but the lizard gets away because it flies too. This video could be used on a unit about snakes, predators, or animal adaptations. Run time 01:47.
Animal Adaptations by StudyJams
Through adaptations, organisms develop special features that aid in their survival. That pass these adaptations on to future generations in a process called natural selection. Learn more about physical and behavioral adaptations with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. Other key words include: migration, camouflage, instinct, hybernation, and predator. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
A simple video from the Basic Spanish Vocabulary Series about Colors. It is a slide show naming colors and showing the word in spanish.
Colors in Spanish and English
This is a great video that teaches how to say colors in both, English and Spanish.
At the Airport (En el Aeropuerto)
This video is a slideshow presenting vocabulary about airports. There are images and the words and phrases are written and read out both in English and in Spanish.