The Magic of the Washing Machine
What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading. (09:15)
Newton's Laws of Motion
This 4:20 minute long video shows the three main laws of motion developed by Sir Isaac Newton and is down with excellent graphics.
The first law of motion, inertia, is when an object will not move or else move in a straight line unless an unbalanced force is on it. The second law of motion is the force mass and acceleration; acceleration fo an object depends on the mass and magnitude of the force. (force=massxacceleration) The third law of motion is the law of action and reaction. In
Arthropods by StudyJams
Arthropods make up 75% of invertebrates. Arthropods have several qualities in common: jointed legs, bodies divided into sections, and an exoskeleton, or shell. Some of the arthropods you may know include: lobsters, millipedes, spiders, ants, and butterflies. Learn more about arthropods with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.&
Crocodiles in Love
With snout rubbing and bubble blowing, two saltwater crocodiles court one another. (02:26)
How To Find a Summer Job
This is a short "how-to" film about securing part-time summer employment. There is a State Farm commercial that plays before the video begins. (1:21)
The Knit Stitch (English)
English is the most common knitting method in the US, and
England. In English style knitting, the yarn is held in the right hand
and “thrown” around the right needle before pulling the stitch through. This three minute video slowly shows how this step is done. Easy to follow.
Amelia Earhart Biography
This ten minute video is about the aviator, Amelia Earhart. There are video clips that reveal her personality. She became one of the greatest female pilots of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928 and the first person to have flown both oceans. In 1937, at the height of her career she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the glove from the equator. This is a good video to show students the rewards of risk taking and the consequences.
Learn About the Explorer Marco Polo
Learn About the Explorer Marco Polo during this slideshow with narration- Learn about the famous explorer and voyages of Marco Polo and his years of traveling around the world. (02:12)
Indians processing salt, and demonstrations during the salt satyagraha, April 1930. This narrated video consists of vintage images of the time. Courtesy: GandhiServe Foundation Mahatma Gandhi. (01:31)
This video gives basic information about Rosh Ha'Shanah. It contains a lot of text and has some images accompanying it.
Kentucky Derby Greats
This video highlights some of the great moments in the Kentucky Derby's history. Set to music, the video shows clips of Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), and Spectacular Bid(1979) as they win the Run for the Roses. (02:17)
The Backstretch - My Old Kentucky Home
The video displays beautiful images of the horses as Kentucky's state song "My Old Kentucky Home" plays in the background. Audio quality is excellent. (02:08)
A 2:42 video that shows the major geographical land forms of India as well as other elements that shape this land. No narration as all information is conveyed by graphics. A good overview.
Transplant Cells, Not Organs
Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from ...) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places. (16:26)
Soccer Training - Inside-Inside-Outside Drill
Coach Sean Carlisle of 6 Weeks To Soccer Magic demonstrates an effective footwork drill for learning how to use the inside and outside of your foot when moving the ball on the soccer field. ( 1:41)
Soccer Move - The Jing
Soccer Coach Mike Hefron demonstrates a simple but very effective beat-the-man move called "The Jing" for changing direction on the field and getting past an aggressive opponent . ( 2:27)
Basketball Guard Skill Development Exercises
Nike Skill Academy Instructor Kevin Sutton presents innovative drills to develop skills for basketball guards. The 6:40 long video is basically about dribbling. Some good ideas are presented.
"The Tell Tale Heart," short story by Edgar Allan Poe - Animated
This is an animated short 1953 film, with music, adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Tell Tale Heart." Narratied by James Mason, the film has good sound quality and graphic animation (though the screen is black, except for the pinpoint light of one eye, from 3:20 - 4:10). Appropriate for middle and high school students. The film is introduced with the following subtitles: "The film that you are about to see is based on a story told a hundre
RES.9-0002 Statistics and Visualization for Data Analysis and Inference (MIT)
A whirl-wind tour of the statistics used in behavioral science research, covering topics including: data visualization, building your own null-hypothesis distribution through permutation, useful parametric distributions, the generalized linear model, and model-based analyses more generally. Familiarity with MATLAB®, Octave, or R will be useful, prior experience with statistics will be helpful but is not essential. This course is intended to be a ground-up sketch of a coherent, alternative pe
RES.5-0001 Digital Lab Techniques Manual (MIT)
The "Digital Lab Techniques Manual" is a series of videos designed to help you prepare for your chemistry laboratory class. Each video provides a detailed demonstration of a common laboratory technique, as well as helpful tips and information. These videos are meant to supplement, and not replace, your lab manual and assigned reading. In fact, you will most benefit from watching the videos if you have already read the appropriate background information. To be a great experimentalist, y