Nanna's Quicksand Demonstration
What is quicksand? Join Nanna Knowitall in her mad lab as she explores the properties of quicksand. Nanna uses cornstarch, water, coffe or dirt, a bowl and mixer to conduct her experiment. She finishes her experiment with a very simple explanation of how quicksand works. Run time 06:28
Education and personal growth can come in many forms. The Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation brings dogs into schools to help children break through their shyness, especially the developmentally challenged. Children with ADD, autism, and other developmental disabilities improve their speaking and social skills with the help of the program.
How to Keep Your Computer Secure
How to Keep Your Computer Secure - This is a basic tutorial on how to keep your computer secure from viruses and other bugs. It discusses Firewalls, AntiVirus programs, and Antil Spyware, Maleware, Adware programs. Microsoft has a firewall built in-other options are given. You are shown how to download programs from download.com to take care of these programs. (4:12)
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How to Secure a New Computer
The tutorial focuses on three main areas:
Updating your WIndows Software
Updating your Windows Software
Run Windows Automatic Updates before you do anything else on your new computer. This will go out to Microsoft and install any Windows updates that affect system security and stability.
Click the Windows (Start) button, then select Control Panel from the menu. (10:37)
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Online Safety: Passwords
From the LearniT-TeachiT series, Online Safety, this look at how personal passwords are the most common method of hijacking online information. This video cuts off at the end before providing tips on how to keep your passwords safe. Run time 01:07.
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)
Cause, Symptoms & Treatments of Sickle Cell Anemia
Cause, Symptoms and Treatments of Sickle Cell Anemia. Part of the series. Sickle cell anemia is caused by a distortion of a child's gene, and its symptoms usually include pain, swelling and seizures. This video reivews this information with some graphics. Especially good for viewing in schools that have a population where it has a high rate of occurance.
How Do We Smell?
Did you ever wonder how your nose works? Did you know that the human nose can recognize about ten thousand different smells? Join twins Ingram and Everett as they learn about our sense of smell and parts of the nose. Run time 10:57.
Introduction to the Renaissance, Part II
WARNING: Frontal nudity is present in this video (Botticelli's Venus, Michelangelo's Adam, and Michelangelo's Flood of Noah). This is a video slideshow of music and images of Renaissance paintings. (There are two mispelled words in the video; they should be Vitruvian and Michelangelo.) Slideshow can be stopped for notetaking or discussion. (3:12)
Ancient Civilizations: Rise of the Roman Empire
This 8:21video explains how the Romans set up a form of government called the Republic, the most powerful governing body was the Senate. The Senate consisted of 300 people to prevent one person from getting all the power. The video explains how as wealth in Rome grew, so did corruption and greed, leading to fights in which Julius Caeser became the leader. He began reforms that helped the poor and strengthened the Empire: food to hungry, work to the jobless, and a road system across It
How Does a Cathode Ray Tube Work?
A cathode ray tube consists of an electron gun, focusing
coils, and X and Y plates. Learn how a sawtooth works in a cathode ray tube with information from a science teacher in this video.
How to Change Careers
A 1:43 video that provides the steps to follow when considering a career change. A good, fast paced video that compresses the seven main steps as well as important facts such as 70 percent of jobs are found by personal references. Students may want to write the steps down for discussion.
Charles Drew, Part 2 of 4
Film documentary on the life and times of Charles Drew who did research 'in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge in developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II, saving thousands of allied lives' (Wikipedia, 2009).
The Story of Nicola Tesla, Part 9 (Re-enactment)
Our lives today are dependent upon a bewildering amount of technology, much of which we take for granted. Indeed, some of that technology is so pervasive that we forget it even is technology.
Perhaps that's one reason why so many have forgotten the name of Serbian-born inventor Nikola Tesla.
Tesla endured a frightening number of injustices during his life. This is a story about Tesla, one of his inventions, and his extraordinary generosity, in hopes that he will not fa
1957 Interview with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and Judge J. Waties Waring about the "New Negro"
This video is a rare interview in 1957 with Dr. King and Judge J.Waties Waring discussing the new found freedoms of some African Americans in the United States. They discuss the trials of African Americans transititioning from restrictions on their lifestyle. They also discuss the motives behind the "white man" and the "negro". Great insight from Dr. King, if students are writing a paper or doing a project on Civil Rights.
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
A six minute overview featuring some people expressing their views about Reverend King. Not much depth, more of a tribute. Student made video.
The Nine Planets - Pluto's "Honorable Mention"
This video has been updated to include pluto's new classification but they decide that it still needs an "honorable mention" in the series. This short clip is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 01:06.
Geology - Glaciers
This is a short definition of glaciers and a description of how glaciers develop and their primary attributes. (For instance, if it doesn't move across land it is not a glacier.) (01:22)
Eight Little Spiders - Basic Subtraction
This Sesame Street subtraction rhyme starts with 8 spiders. One by one, the spiders are subtracted leaving only one at the end. Shows the strategy of "take away one and count the remaining objects." (1:11)
E5. Introduction to Monetary Policy
This video provides a brief introduction to monetary policy - one of the main elements of economic policy.It is done by a financial counselor. (semi-amateur)