Stanford Civil Engineering Professor on Haiti Earthquake
Anne Kiremidjian, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, says that it could take Haiti ten years to recover from the earthquake that devastated the island nation in January, 2010. Kiremidjian compared the energy from the earthquake to that of a nuclear blast.
Charge - Sixty Symbols
Professor Roger Bowley puts on bit of a magic show in this light-hearted look at electrical charges. Video discusses electric charge, such as static, postive and negative charges. Could be used at all levels of students. Video is of average quality. Video would be good for middle elementary, middle and high school students. This is an interesting video for any student studying electric charge. Run time 05:56.
Norse Mythology Part 1
This is a video series on Norse Mythology. Mythology expert talks about the beginning of the universe and the gods. Good quality video.
Norse Mythology Part 2
This is a video series on Norse Mythology. Mythology expert talks about
the gods in Norse Mythology. Good quality video.
Norse Mythology Part 3
This is a video series of lectures on Norse Mythology. Mythology expert talks about story of the gods. Good quality video.
How do changes in Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere affect us? - Part 2
Part 2 in a discussion on How do changes in Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere affect us? Gang Lu – National Center for Atmosphere Research. Talks about her data analysis of radar and satellite data. Talks about the continuing exploration of all that is to be investigated in exploring the fine particle changes in the aurora. Run time 03:38.
Lecture by Dr. Ken Miller on human evolution. Talks about the relationship between Homo sapiens and the other primates. He discusses a recent finding of the Human Genome Project which identifies the exact point of fusion of two primate chromosomes that resulted in human chromosome #2. Color video with sound. 4:23 min.
One of the largest birds in North America the endangered condor has a new home in Arizona. This movie talks about the efforts made to help this endangered bird. Run time 02:01.
Charming Snakes- Cobras in the Dark
Cobras are one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. Their most
distinctive feature is their hooded head which they raise to intimidate
prey as it spreading their hood makes them look larger.
Cobras usually eat rodents, eggs, and frogs; but they also eat other
snakes such as rat snakes. Their venom is a neurotoxin and when injected
into prey, it paralyses the animal by shutting down the function of the
nervous system, which ultimately leads to cardiac
Monitoring Turtle Mountain, Alberta and the Rock Slide of 1903
News report by the Weather Network about Frank Slide (a rock slide in 1903) and Turtle Mountain in Alberta, Canada. Reporter interviews Monica Price of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre and Corey Froese of Alberta Geological Survey. Corey talks about the monitoring Alberta Geological Survey is doing on Turtle Mountain. Provided by the Alberta Geological Survey. Run time 02:22.
Ernest Hemingway and Bullfights in Spain
A reading of excerpts from Hemingway's novel, The sun Also Rises with footage of bullfighting in Pamplona, Spain. The video talks about Hemingway's love of Spain which inspired him to write his novel.
Cornelia Funke Talks About the Inkheart Trilogy
Cornelia Funke talks about her Inkheart trilogy. She talks about writing and her life.
Neil Gaiman Talks about The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman talks about the his book, The Graveyard Book. He talks about what what the book is about and what children and adults think about his book.
Dave McKean - Interview
Dave Mckean is interviewed. He talks about his drawing for books, his style, drawing complexity, and his hero. (Italian subtitles)
Dave McKean is interviewed. He talks about his illustrations and working with Neil Gaiman. Audio is not very good in this clip
Going Bovine - Libba Bray Interview
Interview with Linda Bray. She talks about her book for teens. The story is about 16-year-old Cameron who wants is to get through high school and life in general with a minimum of effort. Its not a lot to ask. But that's before he's given some bad news: he's sick and hes going to die.
Christopher Paolini talks about Brisingr
Christopher Paolini (author of Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr) talks about his new book, and why he decided to change the trilogy into a cycle.
Avoiding Traditional Grading
Questions for Schools website creator, teacher, and writer Paul Barnwell talks about how and why to avoid too much traditional grading in the classroom.
In this lesson Mr. Almeida describe why we use line graphs and how to read and interpret them. Is talks about how a graph shows change over time.
Debbie Diller- Spaces & Places
Professional Video- Debbie Diller talks about her new book and how it can help teachers organize their classrooms. Get some great ideas on how to structure your classroom environment. This video is fundamentally an advertisement for her book, however, an educator can glean some information from it.