The Cove Film: A Call To Action Against Dolphin Killings
A two minute video about the slaughter of dolphins in a small community in Japan. A review of the dramatic video, The Cove. A good introduction and a call to action for students since the entire movie might be too much for younger students. Teachers should emphasis that dolphins do eat fish and that they threaten the fishermen's income. A map of Japan would be good. A good start for a service learning project.
Semiotics: the study of signs
This is a short educational animated film; an introduction to the study of semiotics . The video appears to be a high quality, student-made project. Run time 03:26.
Mythbusters Guys Talk Computer History
Watch this video about the speed of Intel's new Centrino microprocessor on HowStuffWorks. Science gurus Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman race through speed and time to show the explosive wonders of Moore's Law, which is at the core of advances in computer technology. This video was created to celebrate the introduction of Intel Centrino Duo and Intel Centrino Pro processor technology in May 2007, and is presented courtesy of PodTech.net. (1:41)
Women's Rights in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The spirit of reform was prevalent in the field of women's rights. Many women played a central role in a wide range of antebellum moral crusades—especially in support of temperance and the abolition of slavery—and their experiences in a male-dominated culture led to the first American feminist movement. This era witnessed the beginning of the quest for equality between the sexes, but the chief strides were made decades later..." (Professionally produced ma
Lightweight Isotruss Bike Using Carbon Fibers
Engineers used elements of architecture and geometry to create a strong but lightweight triangle-based isotruss bicycle frame. The isotruss is first wound with carbon fiber using a sheet that holds the tension constant. The engineers then hand-wind Kevlar strands over the isotruss. Students might be suprised that geometry is being used in making bike frames. It is also a good introduction into the triangle and its strengths.
Essay Introductions, pt. 1
This video captures the lecture and discussion on writing
introductions for literary analysis essays. The teacher asks students questions about the introduction to the essay and student responses are recorded and discussed.
This video is an introduction to trigonometric identities. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
William Shakepeare, a biographical documentary
A short biography of William Shakespeare with narration and still images of Shakespeare, his father, his town, Queen Elizabeth, folios, drawings, sketches, paintings, still images from films, sculpture relief, accompanied by Elizabethan period music. Narrated by a single male voice. Well written, succinct introduction to the world's most famous English playwright. (3:30)
Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt
This video explains the political, social, and economic activity of the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians. This video provides a introduction to the worlds first civilizations. (Amateur video that has good information and moving very quickly)
08 - Angular Momentum
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Geography - Troika
Explanation of the list of countries that make up the region of Asia known as the Troika which includes Russia, the Caucacus and central Asia. (01:22)
The Panama Canal
This video is accompanied by text. "An important discovery that resulted from the Spanish-American War was America’s need to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. During the war, ships in the Pacific had to travel around South America in order to join the fleet in Cuba. The U.S. now had to protect and supply its far ranging territories in Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The U.S. was also beginning to emerge as a world economic power and needed quicker shipping routes to meet
A short photostory of the incredible illustrator, Quentin Blake.
Suitable for use in the primary classroom as an introduction to his
work and his contribution to the work of Roald Dahl.
A Rotting Apple
This short, two-minute video is set to music and uses time lapse photography to show the process of an apple rotting. This video might be a nice introduction for decomposition or for the fungi kingdom. There are no words; the video is accompanied by soft piano music.
Teen Drug Abuse
This is a public service announcement on teen drug abuse. Be aware of it and help the problem stop. The video offers interestic statistics. (1:57)
Computer Dictionary - What Is An Operating System or OS?
After an introduction of who he is, the lecturer offers a simple, plain explanation of the computer term "operating system" (or OS). Windows Vista, DOS, Linux and Mac OSX are both examples of Operating Systems. Most common are Windows and Mac. Operating systems tell your computer what to do. Lecture. (9:43)
Jefferson Vs. Hamilton :: Freedom Vs. Big Government
The debate over Central Banking and the Big Government that naturally accompanies it is as old as our Republic. Watch Thomas Jefferson argue against a Central Bank and a powerful central government and for an economy based on Freedom. Alexander Hamilton argues for a Central Bank, a national debt-based economy and federal government authority.
The path to energy futures: the long march with pitfalls
There is an obvious connection between energy and economic growth: cheap fuel means lower production costs. As energy consumption is on an upward trajectory -with growth in the Far East and Latin America outpacing the industrialised countries in the near term - the key to prosperity is to develop cheaper and sustainable sources of fuel to replace fossil fuels and curtail the environmentally-unfriendly carbon footprint.
Animated History of Early Canadian Claims
This animated video shows a very basic explanation of the first Europeans that landed in what is now Canada. It explores a couple of the reasons Canada was so important and can provide an excellent primary introduction to Canadian history for younger viewers. (1:26)
The Light Reactions: An Introduction
Professor George Wolfe discusses an introduction to the light reactions in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 08:27.