The History of the United Nations
A quick run through of the birth of the UN and some of the major events in its history. The narrator speaks quickly making it a little hard to follow.
Gravity Overview - Free Science Video by Brightstorm
All objects with mass attract and are attracted by all other objects with mass because of a force called gravity. The strength of gravity is proportional to the mass of the object. We are pulled to the Earth by it's gravitational forces but we also pull the earth towards us. Because we are much less massive than than the Earth, our gravitational pull is not strong enough to have any affect on it. Gravity pulls us towards Earth such that we accelerate at 9.8 m/s^2. &n
What is Gravity?
This thirty minute video explains gravity. The study of gravity has played a central role in the history of science—from Galileo and Newton to Einstein's twentieth century theory of general relativity. Yet, in spite of five centuries of study, many aspects of gravity remain a mystery. How can gravity, which in many ways
is the dominant force in the universe, be at the same time, by far, the weakest of the four known forces in nature? See how physicists are
approaching this que
Solving Equations with the Distributive Property, Part 1
In this video, Sal Khan demonstrates how to solve equations with the distributive property. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. (06:04) There is a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.'
Michigan State Flag and State Song Michigan flag flying against the blue sky. The design on Michigan's deep blue field has three mottoes: On a red ribbon - "One Nation Made Up of Many States", On a blue shield - "I will Defend", On a white ribbon - "If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look Around", On the blue shield the sun rises over a lake and peninsula, a man with raised hand and holding a gun represents peace and the ability to defend his rights. The elk and m
Michigan flag flying against the blue sky. The design on Michigan's deep blue field has three mottoes: On a red ribbon - "One Nation Made Up of Many States", On a blue shield - "I will Defend", On a white ribbon - "If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look Around", On the blue shield the sun rises over a lake and peninsula, a man with raised hand and holding a gun represents peace and the ability to defend his rights. The elk and m
Visit William Faulkner's Museum in Oxford, MS
Travel with Bennett-Watt to Oxford, Mississippi and discover William Faulkner's home and museum. Faulkner, a well-known Southern writer, received the Nobel Prize in 1850, Pulitzer Prize in 1855, and another Pulitzer in 1862. Run time 02:16.
Nixon's achievements in foreign policy and his moderation of the pace of social reform helped win him re-election in 1972. Regular troop withdrawals, a plan for disengagement, and progressing peace negotiations all signaled that the agony of the Vietnam conflict might soon be over. On the home front, Nixon's attempts to rein in federal spending were applauded as moves to curb inflation, while his moderate social policies and conservative Supreme Court appointments assured voters that limits had
1996 Clinton Re-Election Commercial
Using the phrase "protecting our values" as one of their slogans, the Clinton campaign was able to seize the political mainstream. Clinton’s support of the death penalty and intention to cut welfare were among the traditionally conservative positions heralded in his commercials. (1:00)
Late Show with David Letterman - Sen. Barack Obama
Senator Barack Obama tackles the "lipstick on a pig" controversy and other campaign issues in an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman."
Plausible? Journeying Through Space and Time in a Wormhole
Journeying Through Space and Time in a Wormhole - Professor Ian Morison discusses time, one of the most mysterious concepts in our Universe. It is easy to describe how we define its passage and how we can make exceedingly accurate clocks but questions as to what determines the arrow of time and whether time travel is possible can tax the most brilliant minds! (03:43)
The Synesthetic World
Video describes synesthesia, which is the blending or mixing of senses. A synesthete, for example, might see colors when listening to music or taste flavors when hearing a word. Dr. David Eagleman of Baylor College of Medicine explains this strange condition, and four synesthetes explain how they perceive the world. Grades 7-12. 28:57 min.
Jet's Red Bike - Beginning Reader
This video is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-5 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. This video focuses on words with short "e" and words with silent "e" at the end. Excellent for shared reading. (1:28)
Somatic Cell Transfer
Shows how a skin cell nucleus is used to make an embryonic stem cell. 3-D color animation with narration. 54 sec.
How to make an Origami Gift Box Pt 1 - Base
This video gives the step by step directions for creating the base for an origami gift box. The instructions for the lid are on the 2nd video. This is a somewhat complicated project, but the directions are very clear.
How to make origami butterfly
A seven minute video on how to make an origami butterfly with good captions. Moves a bit fast for novices.
How to Set Up a Web Camera
In order to set up a Web camera, a person will need a camera, a USB port and the driver disc that comes with the camera. Find out why some drivers must be installed before plugging in a Web cam.
Imaging: Digital Images
Video: Imaging: Digital Images Episode 9 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial familiarizes students with Digital Images. Digital Images has changed the photography industry. There are many ways to change the images.
Create videos with Free Photo Story Software
This video gives you step by step instructions on how to use Microsoft Photo Story (free) to quickly create videos from your photographs. Run time 06:18.
Numbers in German
Learn to count from one to twenty in german by watching this video. You will hear the number in German and see the German word on the screen and then the word in English will appear on the screen. This is great for beginning language learners.
The Qing Dynasty, Part 2
This student-created video features information about the Qing Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Qin Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: Qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'ing ch'ao; Manchu: Daicing gurun; Mongolian: Манж Чин Улс), also known as the Manchu Dynasty, followed the Ming Dynasty in Chinese history, and was the last ruling dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912" (Qing Dynasty, Wikipedi