Diwali: Festival of Lights
Three minute video about the Indian festival Diwali. Diwali means "row of lamps" and the festival is a five-day celebration that includes sharing food, fireworks, visits to temple and colored sand drawings. Diwali is held every year between mid-October and mid-November.
The Origin of Life - Abiogenesis
An introduction to the theory of abiogenesis, the origin of life, using text and pictures set to music. Very informative and interesting for older students. WARNING: Front male nudity in Michaelangelo fresco. Run time 09:59.
Nutrition- How Your Body Works
Nutritionist Rhadia Gleece talks about metabolic assessment and explains how sugar and carbohydrates are broken down in the body. Also explains how cells absorb food and concert it into energy or is turned into waste. Run time 13:54.
The Great Pyramid: Deconstructed
Did you know that the Great Pyramid of Giza weighs 6.5 tons? Get the facts on what makes this ancient wonder a true architectural marvel. (1:31) A quick look into how and why these structures were erected.
A Letter About the Letter C
This classic a good, effective lesson for students about the letter 'C', however, the video is of poor quality, but still watchable. (01:07)
Hickory Dickory Dock
Here is video illustrating the nursery rhyme hickory dickory dock. Its quite funny and I believe children would love it. They sing alone as well.
Santeria in Cuba
A five minute video of brief Santeria History and a ritual preparation to Saint Lazarus. Also introduces the ideas of the Saints' dual identities within Santeria. This video includes ritual bloodletting of a chicken and is quite graphic.
This slideshow is set to music and is about the discovery of Haiti, the Taino Indians, Vodou parts of the soul, Information on the Vodou priest, Vodou temple, and the Lwa (spirits). Run time 05:26.
Taoism - an Introduction (Part 1 of 2)
An introduction of the Chinese Religion, Taoism. This video explains the active and opposing forces and the principals of yin and yang within the religion, as well as Taoism's influence on acupuncture and health. Run time 06:00.
Taoism - An Introduction (Part 2 of 2)
Introduction to Taoism created by Lao Tse and follows te teachings of the Tao Te Ching. Describes the life principals of the body and soul and different types of beliefs to "paths of sanctity" or practices and beliefs in Taoism. Run time 06:28.
Confucius - A Model for All Teachers
A twenty minute video on the history of Confucius and his teachings.Taught in English with subtitles presented in Russian, Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Vietnamese and Hindi. Run time 20:25.
A cartoon character describes the process of Photosynthesis. (02:42)
This professionally made video gives a brief glimpse of lion fish and how they hunt. Words also included predator and prey. Run time 01:07.
The Elegant Universe - Introduction to String Theory
A detailed introduction to sting theory and quantum mechanics. The video uses excellent, simple demonstrations of complex theories to make them understandable. Run time 53:49.
How Volcanoes Form
This video features information regarding the formation of volcanoes explained in geological terms through computer animation.
Overview of an Early Steam-Powered Mill
Re-enactors demonstrate and explain how an early mill ran. Available for download. Low quality video, but useful information. The video is small.
Carl Sandburg The People, Yes Poem, American Animation Movie
Carl Sandburg reading "The People, Yes". A good lesson to students to show them how words can be read to give more meaning to words.
Lightning Storms Around the World
This is a video of images of lightning storms from around the world. (04:46)
Storm Clouds Forming
This is a video which shows how storms develop.
Solar System Song
This video uses catchy music to help learn the order and a few facts about the planets as well as asteroids and comets. Information is brief and simple. Lyrics are included. Run time 02:03.