Earthquake Country; Seismic Waves
There are other segments of this series on WatchKnow. This is the 'Earthquake Country' series which 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
From Dragonfly TV. Claire and Nisha live in San Francisco, a place where earthquakes are NOT science fiction! The girls wondered if they could learn how the earth moves in an earthquake by looking around the city. Their DTV question to be investigated in this episode: How does the earth move when there's an earthquake?
When Nature fights back: Earthquakes
This video shows the devastation of earthquakes. It examines some of the most powerful earthquakes and their aftermath. Run time 52:19.
Renewable Natural Resources
Describes what a renewable natural resource is and why they are important. grades 5-9. No narration, only subtitles and nature sounds. 1:09 min.
Iowa Wind Power
A school district in Iowa is using wind power to power help power the district. You learn how these wind turbines help create energy and help save the environment at the same time. Run time 02:29.
Palm Springs WindMills "Secrets of the WindMills" Everything you ever wanted to know about the Palm Springs or any other windmills, but were afraid to ask. KESQ-TV's Gil Diaz goes behind the locked gates to reveal the "Secrets of the Windmills". Video gives specifics of the wind mill, 228 feet tall and blades nearly 100 feet long. There are about 4,800 wind mills, they were first installed in 1981, they installed as an experiment by NASA. Where they are installed is the second most consistently windy place in
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Palm Springs or any other windmills, but were afraid to ask. KESQ-TV's Gil Diaz goes behind the locked gates to reveal the "Secrets of the Windmills". Video gives specifics of the wind mill, 228 feet tall and blades nearly 100 feet long. There are about 4,800 wind mills, they were first installed in 1981, they installed as an experiment by NASA. Where they are installed is the second most consistently windy place in
How Wind Power Is Created
Wind power is created by windmills, which use generators to
produce electricity that is gathered by wires. Find out why some
windmills produce more energy than others with information from a
science teacher in this video.
Tides and Waves
This is a segment of the Ocean Odyssey series that describes tides and waves and how they are created by the gravitational forces of the sun and moon. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific
"Pychedelic" Fish Hops on Seafloor
A newly discovered frogfish is seen here. It is dubbed the psychedelic fish because of its colorful stripes and hops along the seabed by flexing its lower fin and shooting water from its gills. This new species was found in 2008. Run time 01:53.
Underwater Survival Techniques
Some animals are masters at camouflage. Watch this video and see if you can see through their cunning disguises. You get to see the frogfish, ghost pipe fish, leaf scorpion fish, and cockatoo wasps fish. The video will compliment a lesson on animal defenses - mimicry, camouflage, and protective resemblance. Run time 01:40.
This short video regarding the ecosystem of the rain forest describes the three layers of the rainforest and ends with the startling conclusion that man's deforestation activities may actually cause the demise of rain forests by the year 2050. For third-graders and older.
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antartica affect weather for the rest of the world?
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antarctica affect weather for the rest of the world?" Alan Rodger – British Antarctic Survey. Addressing polar region study as a whole, the interactions between the physical, chemical, biological, solar, human, space and solar, marine life, climate, geological aspects. Run time 03:39.
Tom Price, Ultimate Green Farmer
He's a great example of what we all should try to become. With a unique composting facility, Price does his part to pitch in to save the environment.
Newton's First Law
Video addresses Newton's First Law of Motion and inertia. It gives explanations and examples of the law. Run time 3:07
Evolution Ep1: Darwin's Dangerous Idea (4/11)
Interweaving key moments of drama in Darwin's life with current research, "Darwin's Dangerous Idea" explores why his theory of evolution might matter even more today than it did in his own time. This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 10:33.
Fun Science Projects for Children : Ingredients for Ooze in Science Class
Making ooze in real life is easy! What ingredients and materials are needed to make ooze? Learn in this science video with expert Karen Weisman. This video walks you through the step by step process of making ooze. It is explained clearly, and even has captions to help you out.
Ancient Observatories (Pt 2): Observatories
Second segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories explaining how the height of the sun relates to the growing seasons and the length of daylight. This segment describes how Ancient Egyptian and Greek cultures used astronomy in their lives. The segment also contains an activity for exploring how a gnomon works. In the activity students must track the shadows made by a gnomon in 30 minute intervals. The activity will teach students how the length of the shadows and the angles created by the gno
Norse Mythology Part 2
This is a video series on Norse Mythology. Mythology expert talks about
the gods in Norse Mythology. Good quality video.
T.S. Eliot - The Hollow Men
A dramatic reading of "The Hollow Men" set to live video from Vietnam during the war, interspersed with an actor rubbing his head as though writing the poem. Volume is low. (5:27)
Toi Derricotte reads "Blackbottom"
Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, this video features
Toi Derricotte reading "Blackbottom." The video is narrated by Garrison Keillor.