Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, is a viral infection of the intestinal tract that sometimes can attack the central nervous system and lead to severe muscular paralysis. After the 1916 outbreak, the United States averaged 21,000 paralytic cases per year. During the 1930-40s, both private and government research was accelerated to try to find a cure for this dreaded disease. The National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, now the March of Dimes, was inaugurated by Franklin D. Roo
: How to Draw a Cartoon Dog: Part 3
Watch and learn from the artist's drawing. Go from the colar down to draw the body of the dog. Step-by-step narration by Paul Louis.
Cold War: Hungarian Revolution - part 3/5
1953 - 1961 Thaw is conceivable with Stalins death. Khrushchev outmaneuvers Malenkov for power and visits the West. Germans, Poles and Hungarians attempt to rise against Soviet rule. In 1956, an uprising in Hungary is ruthlessly crushed by Soviet tanks. The U.S., pledged to contain rather than overthrow communism, does nothing.
Advanced Algebra - Lecture 5 - Complex Numbers and Geometry (series)
College Algebra with Professor Richard Delaware - UMKC VSI - Lecture 5 - More numbers and geometry. In this Lecture,we learn about complex numbers, area formulas and the Pythagorean theorem.
How to Teach Piano to Kids: Basic Beats for Children's Piano Lessons Expert Village video. This lesson is taught by Hope Wells. How to teach rhythm to children, including tips for making it fun. Good quality video.
Expert Village video. This lesson is taught by Hope Wells. How to teach rhythm to children, including tips for making it fun. Good quality video.
Age Word Problem # 3 (Algebra) - Khan Academy
Another age word problem. This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for older middle and high school students. (04:08)
The Iguana Song
This high quality, animated video and song takes a humorous look a the life of a Iguana his friends (turtles, crabs and others) living in the Galapagos Islands. Run time 03:20.
Sophisticated Sonar of Wild Owls Hunting in the Arctic Forest - BBC Wildlife
Watch the predators team analyse the keen sense of hearing and ideal hunting body shape of the owl. Their satellite-shaped head means that the penalty for rustling is almost always death. (03:55)
This video shows how one man, through his dedication, has helped bring bluebirds back from almost extinction. He created nesting boxes to help these beautiful birds. 02:31.
This short video has children singing the classic nursery rhyme with simple animation.
Little Miss Muffet - read by Crispin Glover
Animated cartoon nursery rhyme, Little Miss Muffet read by actor, Crispin Glover. Words appear on the screen. Animation quality is fair. (:29)
Long 'E" Words - Chicken Jane and the Bees - Between the Lions
In this animated cartoon video, which imitates the style of old "Dick and Jane" beginner books; Dot, Scot, and Chicken Jane tell a story of some bees. The long 'e' sound made by 'ee' is emphasized in this read along story. The words are shown on the screen and highlighted as they are read so viewers can follow along. Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:29)
How Would You describe Greenland's Tundra?
Interview on physical composition and social science attributes of Greenland’s tundra, including teacher’s personal observations from this polar region. Run time 02:28.
What Is Cellular Respiration?
Cellular respiration is the chemical reaction that helps a person
to turn the sugar in food into energy. Find out how cellular respiration
is related to photosynthesis with information from a science teacher in
Secrets in the Salt
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, take a trip
to an underground salt deposit that formed 250 million years ago to
search for evidence of ancient life. Learn about the formation of the
salt deposit and observe as scientists drill into the salt walls to
retrieve samples. See liquids trapped within the salt that are millions
of years old, and hear from scientists who were stunned to find that
there were fibers of ancient cellulose inside.
In this grammar lesson learn all the places in which capitalization is used in the English language. This lesson will help to avoid mistakes in writing. Examples are shown on a whiteboard.
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.