Did You Know?
Current statistics of the impact of computers and technology on the world. Raises consciousness about Globalization. This is all text with musical background, but it is very relevant information for students today. 6:06 min.
"Julis Caesar" Play by William Shakespeare
Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators plan the death of Caesar. Performed in authentic language and period costume. Color and sound. Introduction to the play, with narration as well as acting. (1:58 min.)
Introduction to Evolution and Natural Selection
This video offers an introduction to evolution and variation in a population and natural selection. 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. Suitable for high school students.
Carl Sagan: Wanderers.
A ten minute professionally made video on man as a wanderer. A brief history of why man continues to look for new challenges. Also a good introduction into immigration, and space exploration...in the last decade man has had his inventions land on 70 places in space. Run time 10:00.
Similar Triangles Video uses an electronic black board with different colored pens. This video is an introduction to similar triangles. The person discusses the meaning of the term similar then goes on to discuss similar triangles (they have all the same angles), and why they are considered similar (ratio of corresponding sides is the same). Video then gives examples to help students understand the terms used and how to find similar angles. Good quality video. Goo
Video uses an electronic black board with different colored pens. This video is an introduction to similar triangles. The person discusses the meaning of the term similar then goes on to discuss similar triangles (they have all the same angles), and why they are considered similar (ratio of corresponding sides is the same). Video then gives examples to help students understand the terms used and how to find similar angles. Good quality video. Goo
Introduction to Haiti (Vintage Film)
This vintage film is an introduction and brief history of Haiti which was filmed in 1942. The film contains many informational tidbits such as: Haiti means 'land of the mountains'. (The Native-Americans who were here before European explorers named the land.) Suitable for upper elementary to high school students.
Lifestyle of the Loggerhead Turtle
Watch the fascinating life of the loggerhead turtle. This movie starts as the baby turtles scramble down the beach to their ocean home and you watch as they stay away from predators, eat. This video would be a great introduction to a lesson about animal instinct. Run time 02:49.
Introduction to Electricity
Moving electrons creative electricity. This video is an introduction to electricity by explaining how batteries and circuits work. Key words include: electrons, positive charge, negative charge, current, amp, voltage, short circuit, and circuit. Run time 05:16.
The Fall of the Ottoman Empire 1 - History Channel documentary
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Ottoman Empire was allied to Germany and the central powers when WWI began. There is an account of the war in the western front. The video refers to Britains' secret plans and how these involved Turkey. The importance of Turkish Nationalism is explained. Some of Prophet Mohammed's words are quoted in the video (written) Some Arab leaders try to make agreements with France and Britain trying to get independence.
The Fall of the Ottoman Empire 2 - History Channel documentary
Husain leads his army in the quest for Arab's independence. How the spheres of influence worked is explained. there is also an account of the importance of Oil. The first Arab attacks of the Ottomans begin in 1916. Britain intervene on two fronts and attack the central powers at their weakest points, the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman are finally defeated and soon WWI comes to an end. Britain and France would impose their rule over the Arab territory.
Names of Basic Shapes
This is a video on basic shapes. A very basic introduction to 2 dimensional shapes. Common shapes are shown along with their names and similarities and differences between the shapes are explained. More shapes lessons can be found at www.mathwithharry.com
J.S. Bach: Life and Works - 2/2
Stunningly filmed in locations throughout central Germany, "J.S. Bach: Life and Works" sets a new standard for artful filming of music performance. A rare DVD featuring excellent performances of a variety of Bach works in the context of locations the music was intended for: churches and castles. Includes the first filmed performance on the recently reconstructed Wender organ in Arnstadt where Bach worked early in his career.
A podcast introduction to the music of classical Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The podcast includes biography information, music, and reviews. Facts about Antonio Vivaldi along with pictures are presented in the video.
Nucleus, Cytoplasm, Membrane
What constitutes a cell? More than any other structures, it's the nucleus, cytoplasm, and membrane. Explore the form and function of these three critical cell parts in this video segment adapted from Carolina Biological Supply's An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:47.
Organelles in the Cytoplasm
For the longest time, scientists couldn't imagine how simple cells managed to perform so many amazing tasks in living organisms. It turns out that cells aren't simple at all. Much like complex organisms with organs that perform specific tasks, cells have many organelles that keep them functioning properly. Explore some of a cell's most important structures in this video segment from An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 06:06.
Henry VIII - Why is he a Myth?
David Starkey explains briefly why Henry VII is some kind of myth. He enumerates some of Henry's characteristics as a person and what are the facts that have made him so relevant. It is an introduction to who Henry VIII was.
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Song
This video is a song with lyrics on the screen. It presents a number of rules that explain how to form the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. The rules are presented quickly, but would be good for introduction or review.
United Nations for Kids
Created and directed by Andreas Sandre von Warburg, "United Nations for kids" is a short cartoon documentary about the UN and its mission. The first episode is a general introduction and includes a little historical background and details on the principal bodies of the UN.
Properties of Multiplication
This video indicates it is for pre-algebra, however this video would be good for anyone who is review mulitiplication and its properties. This video begins with showing the Commutative Property for Multiplication, which states when two numbers are switched they will have the same product. An example is given with three numbers, this is done from left to right (order of operations). Then they switch what is mulitiplied first the product is the same, this is the Associative Property for Mulitiplic
The video shows an intrusive volcanic tower. It explains how the volcano was formed. Introduction is a little silly. This video is a high school physics project. Grades 7-12. 2:29 min.