Gorillas... 98.6% Human (Rwanda)
How ironic that the one creature deemed all violent is the most
peaceful: the mountain gorilla. With only 720 remaining, Craig Sholley
of AWF teaches us about his organization's efforts to preserve gorillas
Gorillas... 98.6% Human
On a trip to Rwanda, explore had the opportunity to visit four families of wild mountain gorillas, a species with only 720 remaining members. Their guide is ...
High School Project: Save the Beach
During an interdisciplinary project, High Tech High students use the power of media in Humanities and the knowledge of scientific data in Biology to educate the public about the water quality at local beaches in San Diego.
The Oil Spill's Unseen Culprits and Victims
The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it's bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf -- and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse. Carl Safina's writing explores the scientific, moral and social dimensions of our relationship with nature. This speech was given in June of 2010. Run time 19:56.
The NASA Health Stabilization Program
This NASA Sci Files segment describes the NASA Health Stabilization Program, a quarantine system for soon-to-fly astronauts. 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 method. The series seeks to m
Ecology: Material Cycle
Discusses the continuous natural cyce of raw materials, such as, water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen. The video briefly reviews the water cycle, oxygen/carbon cycle, photosynthesis, food chains, and the nitrogen cycle. Run time 02:52.
Mobl21 - Groups and Users
21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones explains how to set-up Groups and Users within the Mobl21 authoring and distribution application. Run time 04:18.
SAT Math Functions
This video offers a brief glimpse of understanding function questions on the SAT Math exam. (01:26)
French Basics -The Vowels Plus the Following: i - u - n - m
This video offers the correct way to say the combination/blend of certain vowels and consonants. (04:29) Each blend/combination is said once while the narrator pauses for you to repeat. ('Repetez' means repeat.)
Animal Life Cycles
In this video, students will observe various photographs of animal life cycles and their life cycle stages. It includes the life cycles of a butterfly, chicken, frog and mosquito. Images set to music. This is a good companion teaching resource for a science lesson/unit. (3:26)
An Aztec Sacrife
When an Aztec priest removed a person's heart during humar sacrifice, would it still be beating? Medical Investigator Shiya Ribowsky has the answer. Video is somewhat graphic and not meant for younger children. Run time 02:59.
Ladybug Pajama Part
This video segment, adapted from QUEST, explains the unique behavior of a species of ladybug that spends most of its year feeding on the California coast but then migrates by the millions inland to spend the winter. Once they reach their destination, they huddle together to maintain temperature and moisture level in order to survive. Run time 02:46.
Little Brain, Big Journey
The Rufous hummingbird is a small wonder that, with respect to body size, migrates farther than any other creature on earth. The brightly colored, feisty bird breeds from southern Alaska to northern California and then spends the winter in Mexico. Though their brains are approximately the size of a grain of rice, Rufous hummingbirds have an excellent memory for locating flowers from year to year. In this video segment from Nature, learn about the little brain and big journey of the Rufous humm
Islamic Ethics of War and Peace
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Islamic Ethics of War and Peace" in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Islamic Ethics of War and Peace examines the major principles of Islamic ethics and the key theories of classical and contemporary Muslim ethicists. These principles and theories will be applied to analyze contemporary Muslim perspectives on war and peace. Students will also be encouraged to compare the ethical principles and t
Thar She Blows!
Students learn about wind as a source of renewable energy and explore the advantages and disadvantages wind turbines and wind farms. They also learn about the effectiveness of wind turbines in varying weather conditions and how engineers work to create wind power that is cheaper, more reliable and safer for wildlife.
Prince Edward Island Glass Bottle Buildings (3 of 3)
This bottle house on Prince Edward Island was made with 12,000 bottles.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1900-1940s: Emerging Industrial Order: Everyday Life and People
The images in this topic offer a glimpse of the ways people in cities and towns across California relaxed and entertained themselves during the first half of the 20th century. As new technologies and improved communications brought changes to the work week, people had more free time and new choices about how to spend it.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1870-1900: Closing of the Frontier: Everyday Life and People
The images in this topic show how Californians in the late 19th century worked and played. Many of these photographs reflect the manual labor (mining, logging, agriculture) and services (like barber shops and grocery stores) that supported the rapid growth of cities and towns. As they do today, people spent their free time doing quiet activities like painting, enjoying themselves outdoors, riding bicycles and camping.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1780-1880: California in Transition: Everyday Life, 1850s-1890s
The images in this topic depict everyday life in California during a time of explosive growth. Even as the state’s mix of cultures became more interconnected, they still managed to maintain and express their unique identities. People at work, at play, posing for formal portraits, and simply walking down the street are part of a diverse and vibrant population.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1780-1880: California in Transition: Rich Resources
These images show the importance of both California's natural and human resource potential to the state’s development and subsequent wealth. Natural resources like water, lumber, and oil — along with human-driven resources like transportation, agriculture, and technology — have all contributed to California's growth. These natural resources drew many different ethnic groups to the state: human resources that would construct railways and aqueducts, plant crops and harvest them, strike it ri