2014 Arthur Miller Lecture
Earthquake Country; 2 Plate Tectonics
This video is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animations illustrate how and why earthquakes happen, how mountains and valleys have formed as a res
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In this film Maya talks about being abused from age 7 to 13. (Caution should be used.) She stopped speaking for years because of it. Informative documentary with still photos and interview footage. (Amateur video)
This video explains how vertical angles always come in pairs. They share a common vertex but they cannot share a side. Vertical angles are congruent, which means they have equal measures. (1:10)
Education Center of Computer Aided Design: Technical University of Bialystok, Poland - Hopes, Possib
This paper describes a Project of Professional Computer Aided Design Education in Bialystock (Poland).
Louis Armstrong, Part 2 of 8
Documentary is color with black-and-white clips of Armstrong's performances.
Arthur Ashe Tribute
Documentary with guest commentary and actual footage of Arthur Ashe.
Antique Silk Factory in Florence Italy
An informative narration takes us to Florence, Italy where 19th century looms make some of the finest silks in the world. Visit a florentine factory where a hand loom dating back to 1780 is still used and every thread is woven by hand. See how artisans create silk the way it has been done for centuries.
Trompe l'oeil in the village of Camogli, Italy
In the fishing village of Camogli, near Genoa, Italy. thousands of homes are decorated with trompe l'oeil. We meet one artist who still paints with a technique dating back to the 14th century.
Word Parts in Action- Morpheme Mechanics
This is a clip showing words that are divided into prefix, root, and suffix. The word is shown on the slide and underneath the words is how it should be divided. In the background is a roller coaster and music which is distracting to the lesson.
21W.730-4 Expository Writing: Analyzing Mass Media (MIT)
This course focuses on developing and refining the skills that will you need to express your voice more effectively as an academic writer. As a focus for our writing this semester, this course explores what it means to live in the age of mass media. We will debate the power of popular American media in shaping our ideas of self, family and community and in defining social issues. Throughout the semester, students will focus on writing as a process of drafting and revising to create essays that a
Moving Pulley Problem (Part 2)
What happens when we pull on a pulley and the pulley is pulling on other things? Second part of what happens when we pull on a pulley. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification.
Jennifer Egger is faculty at Otis College of Art and Design. She teaches Typography in the Digital Media Department. This video represents the very basics of learning about typography, the vocabulary of typography.
Part 1 - Books, Writing and Creativity
An Australian author explains how to encourage children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing. He gives tips and ideas for learning activities for children. This is part 1 of 6 parts in the series. The web site is located at: www.writing-for-children.com
Economics Demand and Supply Curves
This video deals with both movements and shifts in demand and supply curves. Relatively well-produced video that uses computer graphics to explain supply and demand.
What Are SNPs? - 23andMe
Learn about the variations in human DNA called SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), and how they can be used to understand relationships between people. Animation simplifies a difficult concept. Grades 7-12. 1:53 min.
VR Molecules presents dynamically and interactively the vibration and rotation modes for 24 molecules (out of a more extensive list) containing up to twelve atoms. It allows the user to create and save on his or her hard disk documents containing, much in the same way as Power Point presentations, up to 10 "pages״, each featuring one or two molecules with specific parameters (viewpoint, active modes, etc.). These presentations can be made available through the Internet, with optional sound and
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