What are Gamma Rays? Part 2
Somewhere out in the vast depths of space, a giant star explodes with the power of millions of suns. As the star blows up, a black hole forms at its center. The black hole blows two blowtorches in opposite directions, in narrow jets of gamma rays. NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, will catch about 200 of these explosions, known as gamma-ray bursts, each year. GLAST's detailed observations may give astronomers the clues they need to unravel the mystery of what exactly produce
What is GLAST? Gamma Rays Part 1
The Universe is home to numerous exotic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate inconceivable amounts of energy. GLAST will open a new window on this high-energy world. With GLAST, astronomers will have a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to search for signals of new fundamental processes that are inaccessible in ground-based accelerators and observatories. GLAST's s
Swift and GLAST-Gamma Rays Part 3
What's the difference between the Swift and GLAST satellites? Both missions look at gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), but in different ways. Swift can rapidly and precisely determine the locations of GRBs and observe their afterglows at X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavelengths. GLAST will provide exquisite observations of the burst over the gamma ray spectrum, giving scientists their first complete view of the total energy released in these extraordinary events. Beyond GRB science, GLAST is a multipur
World War II - Battle of the Java sea Feb/March 1942
Veteran Seamen of several nationalities who participated give their perspectives of the February and March, 1942 battle of Java Sea. Color, with subtitles.
US Troops on Alaskan Front - 1942
This World War II footage follows reinforcements landing on Attu Island and "Flying Tigers" preparing for combat missions in the Pacific, as large crowds pray for the troops in Chicago.
Teaching Library Skills
Teaching Library Skills. Part of the series: Writing and Education. To teach library skills to children, consult with a librarian or resource teacher, print out state standards for library skills, and explain how the library is organized.
Basic French - The Verbs Etre and Aimer
This video explains the uses the verbs etre (to be) and aimer (to like or to love) and is suitable for all beginning French-language learners.
New York 1930
This is a slideshow of pictures from 1930's New York.
Adding Texture to a Horse Head Sculpture
Learn how to add texture to a clay horse head sculpture in this ceramic art video lesson with expert Jorge Benlloch. English captions. (2:23)
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
Progressivism and The Jungle, written by Sinclair, this six minute video has film clips and photos of the harsh working conditions in the factories of that time. Sinclair's novel is discussed with interviews of experts helping explain the impact. A good video to show students what was happening at the time and to start a debate on the roles of business and government.
War of The Century - Part 17
This video explains how the ethnic groups in the Soviet Union suffered. The suffering of the Kalmyk is shown and how Stalin was suspicious of them and decided to deport them to Siberia. The secret police entered their houses and deported them in a violent way. Even Kalmyk men who had fought in defense of Stalingrad were deported. Other ethnic groups were also deported. Many of them died as they were transported by train in freezing weather. Meanwhile, the German army was moving westwards. There
If You Take a Mouse to School, picture book
In this video, a young boy reads the picture books as the pages are shown one by one on the screen. The boy bangs on a kitchen pan when it is time to turn the page. Family voices can be heard in the background. It is about the trouble a stubborn mouse can get into if you take him to school with you. Perhaps young children will find it clever that the boy made this video by himself. The last words of the last sentence are cut off. (4:0
The Advent Wreath
Video describes the advent season and what the advent wreath symbolizes. It also discusses the four weeks leading up to Christmas.
The Christmas Tree
What is the origin and symbolism of this popular Christmas symbol? This video gives the history behind the Christmas tree. (01:31)
An Advent Story: the Mother Mary
To get ready for Christmas, Christians tell the stories in the Bible about the birth of Jesus. A major figure is of course, the Mary, the mother of Jesus--honored in both Christianity and Islam. Learn more here about her role.
School House Rock - Three Ring Government (America Rock)
"Gonna have a three-ring circus someday,People will say it's a fine one, son. Gonna have a three-ring circus someday. People will come from miles around...." (03:01)
After Hours in the Equipment Room
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Paddle To The Sea - Classic Children's Film - Part 3 of 3
The 1966 film version seen here was eventually nominated for an Academy Award two years later in 1968, for Best Short Film, because it was so beautifully done by the director - Canadian naturalist, master canoeist, artist and filmmaker Bill Mason.
This story (both book and film version) has been loved by generations of school children for decades as they learn about the history of the Great Lakes region of North Americ
Validation - Award winning Short Film
"Validation" is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer - Kurt Kuenne. Winner - Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, Winner - Audience Award, Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Best Short Comedy, Breckenridge Festival of Film, Winner - Crystal Heart Award, Best Short Film & Audience Award
This is an example of a student created short film. You can see the different edits on Vimeo. This is the most recent edit. (3:12)