The History of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan was made ruler of all Mongols in 1206, and it was at this point the empire began its rise to power. Within one century, the Mongols had become one of history’s greatest. As with most world powers, the empire eventually crumbled, but the lasting consequences of this empire’s impact can still be seen today. In this video, WatchMojo.com explores the rise, dominance, and fall of this one-time world empire. (2:50)
How it's made - Incandescent Light Bulb
This five minute video shows the manufacturing process for these bulbs.
Food Chain and Food Web (Interactive Game)
This animated interactive game, teaches the students about consumers, predators, omnivore, of, lions, snakes, and more. Students will learn how some animals eat other plants and animals to survive and create a food chain, with this interactive lesson plan.The voice is quite computerized, but still suitable.(3:02)
Journeys in Indigo
Dr Jenny Balfour-Paul, honorary research fellow at the University of Exeter and fellow at the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club, tells a compelling story of indigo, the world's oldest, most magical and best-loved dye.
Lecture 08 - 10/11/2010
21A.453 Anthropology of the Middle East (MIT)
This course examines traditional performances of the Arabic-speaking populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Starting with the history of the ways in which the West has discovered, translated and written about the Orient, we will consider how power and politics play roles in the production of culture, narrative and performance. This approach assumes that performance, verbal art, and oral literature lend themselves to spontaneous adaptation and to oblique expression of ideas and opinions
Factoring Quadratic Equations
MSU Staff profiles: Brian Kirschensteiner
Brian Kirschensteiner talks about his position as preparator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/staff-profiles-brian-kirschensteiner
A Brief History of Infinity
Where did the idea of infinity come from? Who were the people who defined and refined this paradoxical quantity? Why is infinity, a concept we can never experience or truly grasp, at the heart of science? How can some infinities be bigger than others? An exploration of one of the most mind-boggling features of maths and physics, this talk uncovers the amazing paradoxes of infinity and introduces the people who devised and refined the concept.Author(s):
Pittsburgh Collective: Alchemy || Radcliffe Institute
Alchemy draws heavily on Dizzy Gillespie's bebop big band works such as "Things to Come." The motivic sequencing in the third chorus, somewhat resembling 18th and 19th century Viennese development sections, actually was inspired by a similarly monothematic piano solo by Kenny Drew Jr. with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in 1995. Soloist: Ted Levine, alto saxophone Learn more about the people and programs of the Radcliffe Institute at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.
SMU's Jodi Cooley discusses the XIA Alpha Particle Counter and SuperCDMS
The XIA Alpha Particle Counter sounds like it belongs in a science fiction movie. In reality it's housed in a clean room operated by SMU's Department of Physics, where SMU physicist Jodi Cooley and her students rely on it as part of their search for dark matter. Cooley is a member of the global scientific consortium called SuperCryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS). SuperCDMS is searching for elusive dark matter — the "glue" that represents 90 percent of the matter in our universe but whic
21L.481 Victorian Literature and Culture (MIT)
The course covers British literature and culture during Queen Victoria's long reign, 1837-1901. This was the brilliant age of Charles Dickens, the Brontës, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Robert Browning, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson – and many others. It was also the age of urbanization, steam power, class conflict, Darwin, religious crisis, imperial expansion, information explosion, bureaucratization – and much more.
Snow Cover by Latitude
Using data sets from MYNASADATA students will create graphs comparing the amount (percentage) of snow cover along selected latitudes by date.
If the Public Would be Outraged by Their Rulings, Should Judges Care? (Other Resource)
This Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Annual Lecture, delivered by Professor Cass Sunstein on 24 May 2007, questions the limits and legitimacy of judicial independence in the face of public opinion.
Solar System Lesson for Kids (Interactive Game)
This Interactive game introduces a lesson on the solar system to the students. It explains each planet and what and where it is. This interactive and educational lesson plan is designed to teach kids all about the solar system. Voice is computerized, but usable information (4:02)
GESS: THe Forest Unseen
Dr. David Haskell from Sewanee:The University of the South presented the GESS Lecture in March 2012 titled "The Forest Unseen" as part of the University of Richmond Global Environment Speaker Series.
SHARE Scholar Edgardo Paredes
Thunderbird School of Global Management SHARE Scholar Edgardo Paredes from Peru describes his path to Thunderbird and his career ambitions. http://www.thunderbird.edu/share
6.033: Lecture 15 Recorded 4/4/12