The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch spreads across millions of miles in the Pacific Ocean and 80% of the garbage is plastic, which is NOT biodegradable. The "garbage patch" is caused by a series of currents that shoot all of the debris into a graveyard of never-ending trash. Run time 04:30.
Ancient Egyptian civilization is one of the greatest in the ancient world, Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Macedonian, Roman, Persian and few other civilizations match the accomplishments of these residents of the Nile River area. A good overview of the gods and the culture.
A Whistleblower You Haven't Heard!
world champion whistler Geert Chatrou performs the whimsical "Eleonora" by A. Honhoff, and his own "Fête de la Belle." In a fascinating interlude, he talks about what brought him to the craft. It all started as a practical joke: Geert Chatrou's sister-in-law entered him in the International Whistler's Convention in Louisburg, NC. To save face, he went … and won! (12:00)
Gymnastics Moves : How to Do a Back Walkover
A back walkover is a gymnastics move in which a good bridge is necessary, as well as a bridge kickover, in order to complete the move. This three minute video shows how the bridge is down with a slow demonstration. A good tutorial.
Gymnastics : How to Do a Back Handspring
When performing a back handspring, start with the arms up, place the knees over the feet and push through with the toes. This two minute video shows how this is done and how to avoid landing incorrectly.
Gymnosperms: Seeds in Cones by StudyJams
Gymnosperms are the oldest seed-bearing plants. There are four types of gymnosperms: gnetophytes, cycads, conifers, and gingkos. Learn about gymnosperms distinct appearances and unique lifestyle in this cartoon animated video from StudyJams.
9/11 Healing: The Mothers Who Found Forgiveness and Friendship
Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi's son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come to understand and respect one another. (10:00)
Algebra II: Simplifying Polynomials
This is a ten minute demonstration. The teacher needs to be able to stop this video as each action is completed to make sure the student understands each operation.
Reform Movement in America
This five minute video is about the reform movement in the 19th
century. The music is off-putting and not necessary to the learning in this video. The video deals with the major movements and people briefly.
The Great Depression
Know About The Great Depression Of 1930 - The financial house of cards collapses and the overinflated stock market plunges into a Great Depression. It started in America, but practically overnight, an economic blizzard grips the world. (00:58)
THE COLD WAR - PART 1: From World War to Cold War
This ten minute video is about the continuing struggle between Soviet communism and Western democracy and capitalism. This is Part 1 - "From World War to Cold War" 1945. The video uses original footage. Interesting comments about Russia's knowledge of the bombs dropped on Japan. The importance of Potsdam is given as the starting point of the Cold War.
What was the Lincoln Conspiracy?
When John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, he was a part of a larger conspiracy is part of this 3:32 video. This video goes through some interesting data that could be of interest to students. The video could motivate students to do their own research.
Counting By Twos Song
This animated video will help children learn to count by twos. The lyrics repeat themselves several times. The video practices counting to 100. Students will enjoy the cute monkey characters. Some of the lyrics include "We're gonna count by two's. Me and you. All numbers will be even. That's just what we do". The numbers appear on the screen as they are said. (2:53)
Learn About a Motherboard
Motherboard is another one of those weird computer terms that may seem to have no definable etymology. However, the term makes a lot of sense once it's been explained. Your house is built on a foundation. The foundation supports everything else that goes into the house. Electrical, plumbing and more. Think of the motherboard as the foundation of your personal computer. (02:03)
How to Identify the Components Inside Your Computer
Identify the Components Inside Your Computer - The expert removes the side of a computer so that the viewer can see what is inside. (05:28)
ISS Update - April 25, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 25, 2011.
ISS Update - May 13, 2011
The International Space Station video update for May 13, 2011.
STS-134: Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver
On May 18, 2011, space shuttle Endeavour performed the Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver, or "backflip." With Commander Mark Kelly at the helm, Endeavour rotated 360 degrees backward to enable International Space Station astronauts to take high resolution pictures of the shuttle's heat shield.
"[as freedom is a breakfastfood]" by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
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"Hell is a Lonely Place" by Charles Bukowski (poetry reading)
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