How to Reclaim Rain Water
This 6:20 tutorial shows how to reclaim rain water to re-use at home. It is mainly a member of Tree People talking about the importance of saving rain water.
How to Choose Eco-Friendly Green Bathroom Products
This 3:23 video shows how to select more environmentally friendly bathroom products with some simple changes. The video does contain some terms that may require additional study. The dirty dozen is very important for students to understand. This would make a good video to share with parents as well as students.
Air- State of the Earth
On certain days, 25 percent of Los Angeles smog is from Asia, which travels over the Pacific in huge brown clouds at the rate of 6,000 miles in 3 days! This movie discusses how air pollution is a global problem. Run time 05:07.
Breath of Life: Lower Air Pollution Extends Life Expectancy
A 2009 study finds Americans' life expectancy increased by 2.7 years since the late 1970s, with 5 months of that attributable to decreases in air pollution from cars and factories. Run time 02:10
“The Portland Effect” – Take a Bike to Work
Portland, Oregon invests in public bike trails and bike racks to encourage commuting by bicycle -- a model being followed by several major cities to lower air pollution and allow residents to save on gas. Run time 02:11.
Air Pollution's Effect on Health
Air Pollution Risks - Find out how air pollution can impact our bodies, our health and most importantly, our lungs. Run time 01:22.
How Does Air Pollution Affect Skin
How Does Air Pollution Affect Skin - Dr. Butterwick shares her knowledge and explains how air pollution affects a woman's skin. Video is question/answer format. Run time 01:20.
Link Between Healthy Air and Healthy Lungs
Exposure to indoor pollutants such as dust, mold, tobacco smoke, and other strong odors are linked to making asthma worse. Air quality can be a problem anywhere in your home– the basement, family room, kitchen and bedroom. Sandra Rinomato, renowned realtor and host of Property Virgins, and air quality expert Brian Stocks, take you on a room-by-room tour to improve the air in your home. Run time 04:45.
Environmental Science : What Pollutes the Air?
Pollution in the air can be caused by substances that are both man-made and natural compounds. Find out how air pollution can be caused by volcanic eruptions with help from the chair of a department of environmental studies in this video on air pollution.
Expert: Jack Hall
Bio: Dr. Jack Hall is the department chair in the department of environmental studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Filmmaker: Rendered Communications
How to Grow Fresh Air
Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air. With its air-filtering plants and sustainable architecture, Kamal Meattle's office park in New Delhi is a model of green business. Meattle himself is a longtime activist for cleaning up India's air. Run time 04:07.
How Do Hybrid Cars Work?
Part of a series: This Green Car video show how a hybrid car combines an internal combustion engine with an electric battery, and the vehicles work by starting the car with the battery then switching the power source to the internal combustion engine. It a basic explanation, but not much depth.
Communities and Environmental Laws
This video shows how a community/citizens can work with the environmental laws that are there to protect you. It is a professional video that shows cases where ordinary citizens (mostly minorities) have fought against environmental polluters. (This video is good for showing students how to organize themselves against inequities. )
Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents, book trailer
Each year, there are over 100,000 teens cited to court in Los Angeles County, United States, alone. Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents uses real-life examples to show the court process. What happens when we don't follow the rules? The book includes tools to prepare for your court hearing. Music: "Roxxsteady" by the Noisemakers. (1:30)
The Code of Hammurabi: Early Civilizations
This video explains the 280 laws in this code. It does a good job of explaining what the Code was and what made it unique and important. The video opens the way for some excellent discussions including what an eye for an eye means and also do all people have the same punishment based on their social rank. This four minute video goes slowly and has good graphics.
Amendments After the Bill of Rights
The 17 Constitutional Amendments ratified after the Bill of Rights were brought about by unique circumstances and deal with a variety of issues. The Eleventh Amendment prohibits citizens from one state, or any foreign state, from suing another state in federal court. The Twelfth Amendment made changes in Electoral College procedures. It resulted from the failure of the Electoral College to select a winner in the 1800 presidential election. Thomas Jefferson became the nation's third president aft
How To Remove Gum From Fabric
This video shows a simple way to remove gum from fabrics using an ice cube. ( 1:20)
Examples of chalk Art
This video is set to music and it shows photographs of chalk art on sidewalks. (1:42)
Ulysses S. Grant
Histrical portraits are shown of Ulysses S Grant as "Battle Cry of Freedom" is played in the background.
Hansel and Gretel Shadow Puppet Show
The Hansel and Gretel story told entirely without words through shadow puppet theater. Rich shadow puppets, well done with dramatic music.
What Is Mercury Made Of?
What Is Mercury Made Of? Mercury, the planet, has a solid core containing iron, a magnetic field and silicone. Find out why Mercury has no atmosphere with help from a science teacher in video on physical science. (02:38)