Amusing introduction to hydrogen
An amusing introduction to the properties of hydrogen. Illustrates that hydrogen is lighter than air, with a balloon. A wild-haired professor discusses the element, that it's part of water, and introduces the notion of deuterium. Finally, the hydogen balloon is exploded with some fire. Part of the Periodic Table of Videos series; periodicvideos.com.
Amusing introduction to helium
This introduction to the element helium covers its main uses and properties such as being used to fill up small helium balloons and huge helium blimps like the Goodyear blimp, that it cannot be synthesized but can be found naturally, that it is inert and not flammable, etc. Combines amusing demonstrations with talking to the camera by a wild-haired chemistry professor. Part of a series called Periodic Table of Videos.
Backyard Habitat: City Birds
Molly and Dave turn the backyard of a New York City brownstone into a
haven for city birds. They also visit Central Park to do some
Physical Geography - Forces that Shape Our Earth
Explore the major landforms of our world with spectacular video footage. Look at the various forces that affect our physical environment including glaciers, volcanoes, gravity, rivers, lakes and oceans, movement in the earth, wind and temperature changes. This video is a superb introduction to the ways all these forces work together to shape our planet.
The Electric Battery Electricity changed from a curiosity to a central concern of science and technology in 1800, when Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery. Batteries make use of the internal properties of different metals to turn chemical energy directly into electric energy.
Electricity changed from a curiosity to a central concern of science and technology in 1800, when Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery. Batteries make use of the internal properties of different metals to turn chemical energy directly into electric energy.
The Growth of Capitalism and the Rise of Nation States
The spread of capitalism and the social and economic chaos that accompanied the decline of feudalism helped transform medieval Europe into unified nation-states, whose people typically shared common histories, cultures, and languages. As the populace became more organized and less dependent upon feudal ties, the growing urban middle class sought civil and financial order and stability.
To assure the safety of their families and livelihoods, citizens paid taxes in exchange for the services
Time, Stonehenge and Sundials
A short video moving through the history of human attempts to measure and record time. Daniel Boorstin, author of "The Discoverers" commented that "The first grand discovery was time, the landscape of experience." This video is intended as an introduction to the three accompanying videos on designing and constructing sundials: The four videos in this series are "Time - 1", "Our Planet is a Clock - 2", "Sundials and Latitude - 3" and "Create a Sundial - 4"
How to Estimate the Size of the Sun
This video shows how to estimate the diameter of the sun including step by step instructions for constructing the equipment needed and an overview of the geometry of similar triangles.
The video also includes a brief introduction to the techniques used by the ancient Greeks to determine the size of the moon, distance to the moon and the distance to the sun. For junior and intermediate schools this video supports the mathematics and astronomy components of the curriculum.
SAT Introduction to The Writing Section
This is an introduction to the writing section of the SAT. Learn how to get comfortable with the essay and learn what the graders are expecting. The host of the clip shows a power point presentation that reviews the structure of the test and examples of identifying errors.
Rebuilding Urban America
Charles Wilson, head of General Motors and later Eisenhower's first secretary of defense, proclaimed "what was good for the country, was good for General Motors, and vice versa." The statement effectively represented the central theme of the booming 1950s economy. Eisenhower's administration looked to rebuild urban America with an agenda of economic development.
Rebuilding Urban America - Post WWII
This video is accompanied by text. "Charles Wilson, head of General Motors and later Eisenhower's first secretary of defense, proclaimed "what was good for the country, was good for General Motors, and vice versa." The statement effectively represented the central theme of the booming 1950s economy. Eisenhower's administration looked to rebuild urban America with an agenda of economic development.
In 1954, Congress modified the public housing program to focus on urban renewal. City leaders
Aeneid 1 (1, 1-7)
In this introduction Virgil discusses the work to come, places the
blame for Aeneas' struggle at the feet of the gods and reminds us that
Aeneas is ultimately responsible for the founding of Rome. Latin text is shown as it is read and translated.
Teaching One Child at a Time
Educating the poor is more than just a numbers game, says Shukla Bose. She tells the story of her groundbreaking Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which brings hope to India's slums by looking past the daunting statistics and focusing on treating each child as an individual.
Have You Been Paying Attention?
This motivational slide show, set to music, encourages teachers to keep up with the times (and the students) in this digital world we live in. Statistics, questions, and thoughts run across the screen as the music plays. Run time 07:44.
Help With Broken Line Graphs
In this introduction, students will learn the characteristics of broken line graphs. Geared for grades 4-6. This video ends abruptly with a link to tutorgiant.com to continue with the lesson and get workshseets.
Learn a Trick to Making Box and Whisker Plots in Excel
See how to create a Box Plot or Box & Whisker Statistics chart
using a Stacked Bar Chart and a Open-High-Low-Close Stock Chart. The video show how to use the QUARTILE function and how to link Chart Labels to cells. The demonstration is done using the software program and the data sometimes is a little difficult on the screen.
Area of a Polygon - Area of a Hexagon
Students learn the formula for the area of a regular polygon, as
well as the definitions of the center, a radius, a central angle, and
an apothem of a regular polygon. Students are then asked to solve
problems using the formula for the area of a regular polygon. Note that right triangle formulas and trigonometry are used extensively in the problems in this lesson.
Captain James Cook - Mini Series - Intro
An Australian - German co production based on Captain James Cook's three voyages. This video is the introduction to the mini series. It is done like a movie recreation of Cook's voyages.
Aztecs: Inside the hidden empire 1/5
The origins of the Aztecs is narrated and how they became the biggest empire in central America. There is reference and images of rituals and sacrifices that were popular for this civilization. There are images of present time Mexico city and a description of the Aztec capital city that used to be in the same place. There is also reference to the monuments built even from the time of their predecessors.
Engineering An Empire - The Aztecs - Part 1
(WARNING: Shows re-enactment of a human sacrifice.) 'Aztec is a term used to refer to certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who achieved political and military dominance over large parts of Mesoamerica in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries...' (Aztec, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students and is narrated by various scholars.