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.
Voyager: Interstellar Mission
This a video that describes the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft. It talks about the mission, its accomplishments, and its future. It also includes pictures and videos captured by the spacecraft. The video includes interviews with project scientist, and talks about the impact the mission on astronomy and popular culture.
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.
Secrets of the Parthenon
A team of architects and engineers investigate mysteries of the Parthenon. How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly with precision and perfection without modern tools and architectural aids? (Two brief adds precede the viewing of the actual video.)
Beavers work around the clock to get their lodge built before winter sets in. This professionally made video uses close-up video footage along with narration. Run time 03:10.
Lady Liberty Tells Her Story
This video explains the history of the Statue of Liberty. A great many statistics are given to provide some insights into her size. Would be interesting to have students make a copy to scale. Run time 5:11
The Spanish Alphabet!
This video is a quick song to memorizing the Spanish Alphabet pronunciation. The song is repeated three times with tempo increased each time. Run time 02:01.