The Genius of Archimedes - Part 3
NOVA explores Archimedes' rare writings, as well as the book's mysterious beginnings, tumultuous history and amazing discovery. As the ancient text comes back from the dead, it unlocks its revolutionary contents—the infinite secrets of one of history's greatest thinkers. (Part 3) Run time 08:26.
The Central Dogma- From DNA to Protein
3-D color animation that takes you into the cell and shows the detailed processes of transcription and translation. Has sound, but it is not needed, and is somewhat distracting. Subtitles are given to explain what is occurring in the animation. Would be useful as a review for students. 10:46 min.
Short video clip showing time lapse of one day of bacterial growth. Grades 4-12. 15 sec.
Dinosaur Burrow: Oldest Evidence Found In Australia
Paleontologist Anthony Martin shows evidence of oldest fossil evidence of tetrapods in Australia. Explains that the burrows were probably used to survive polar winters. Grades 5-12. 1:52 min.
Evolution Ep2: Great Transformations (1/6)
From the development of the four-limbed body, to the journey of animal life from water to land, to the emergence of humans, this video focuses on the important evolutionary changes that triggered Earth's incredible diversity. This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 011:00.
EARTHLIGHT - Part 2
This video has mesmerizing, beautiful views of the Earth's rotation with mellow music by Ryan Shore. The images are provided by NASA, Johnson Space Center. There are subtitles indicating the position of the Earth. (09:43)
SAT Prep: Test 1, Section 3, Part 2
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a chalkboard. This is video is appropriate high school students. Uses a textbook commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.
New World Exchanges between Indians, Europeans
Indians in the colonies and the impact Europeans had on them is the theme of this video. The exchange of ideas, animals, plants is shown. Also negatives such as germs is explained. Students need to have a graph or table of these so that they can keep track as the video moves rapidly.
Mexico: Cinco de Mayo and the Reign of Maimilian
(3:45) A closer look at the victory for Porfirio Diaz, and the day that became Cinco de Mayo. The fight with the French is explained and the personalities involved discussed. A good introduction into this war and the reason Cinco de Mayo is celebrated.
In this clip, Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic as it plays the Overture to Beethoven's Fidelio (the later title given to his only opera, originally called Leonore).
The Inca Codes, Rise and Fall of an Empire. Pt 4/4
By 1532 the Incan civiliation was at its height and was the largest power in the Americas. This documentary is suitable for high school students.
Basics of Ratios (sv)
How ratios work.This video by Duane Habecker is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.
In this video they are showing ratios, how to write them as a fraction (reduce if possible), comparing ratios using LCD, comparing decimal ratios, and comparing fraction to decimal. A few examples are done to complete this video. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Engineering an Empire - Egypt - Part 10 of 10
Last part of the documentary that profiles the engineering feats of the Egyptians 5000 years ago. This last part gives details of the Pharaoh's private life and also of his power at war.
A History Of Scotland - Episode 5 - Project Britain (3/6)
The last in the series. Mary Queen of Scots and James VI. A well-photographed history of Scotland that is explored through commentary and re-enactments. This BBC documentary is suitable for middle school and high school students.
The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963) of the Cold War lead to the launching of several satellites to detect nuclear energy blasts. Satellites did detect blasts, not from the earth or our moon as expected, but from random places all over the sky. This segment from Swift: Eyes through Time covers the accidental discovery of gamma-ray bursts and the 30-plus years quest to understand them. Closed captioning included.
Cause of short gamma-ray bursts
This three minute video explains some of the interesting facts about gamma-rays and it also has a written script that helps students follow this fast moving video. Good graphics. Video is on bottom of page.
For students who have a good background in this area.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Video discusses the electromagnetic spectrum. It starts with the various wave lengths and where visible light is found. Visible light is represented by only 1 inch on an electromagnetic scale of over 2,000 miles.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Song
Song by Emerson and Wong Yann. Song is about the electromagnetic spectrum and the different wave lengths. Shows which waves are the longest and the shortest. Song is okay but the information they give is good. (04:17)