Travel Scenes of Germany
This is short video clip of trip to Germany. Shown are some castles, and the southern area along with some facts about Germany. (Amateur video of slides, text, and music)
History of Presidents Day
A fascinating history of Presidents Day and why it is important.
Iconoclastic Individualism - Henry David Thoreau, Part 2 of 3
Part 2 of 3 of this lecture on Thoreau's philosophy. The same male narrator speaks while a still image of Walden Pond is shown. Very well written explanation for readers of Thoreau, with substantiation by reading selections of Thoreau's words. "I am free because of what is in me." (9:10)
The Journal of Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau is justly famous for his book "Walden," which tells the story of the two years he spent living by the pond, in the Concord woods. But he also wrote a journal, which he started at age 20 in 1837, and kept up until 1861, shortly before he died. This diary of Thoreau's daily thoughts and this five minute video highlights his life.
Simon Schama's Power of Art - Rothko, part 3 of 7
This video is an extensive, well-done BBC documentary about the American painter, Mark Rothko, who is considered an abstract expressionist. Re-enactments of the artist's life as well as close-up still images of his work. This video starts with his subway series. (9:15)
Snowball Fight in the Solar System
The Chandra X-Ray telescope is described along with the way it works. It offers ideas for how we can use the brightness of comets to make new discoveries.
Veterans Day Tribute
This video pays tribute to the memory of those who served in the Armed Forces.
Minus 1 Subtraction Facts Presented by Sesame Street
A cartoon peacock demonstrates subtraction when he loses tail feathers. He begins with 5 feathers and loses them one by one. The number sentence presented each time a disaster takes away one of the tail feathers.
Simple Subtraction From 4 Song "Elmo Has 4 Ducks" - Sesame Street
In this video snippet from "Sesame Street", Elmo sings about his 4 ducks. During each verse of the song, one duck at a time leaves, allowing the viewer to tell how many ducks are left. This would be a great song for introducing subtraction to very young children. (2:04)
A Cultural Overview of Greece
This is a slidecast of the culture of Greece. 'Greece is located in Southern Europe and shares borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey as well as the Aegean, Mediterranean, and Ionion Seas. Much of the topography is mountainous with ranges that extend into the seas as peninsulas or chains of islands .'
Empires: The Return of the Barbarians - Episode 3 of 3
In this last episode iIsolated from the West, 18th century Edo flourishes culturally and economically, becoming one of the liveliest cities in the world. But foreign forces are coming.
Hubble Telescope Uses Algebra
NASA Connect Segment explaining the design and upkeep of the Hubble Space telescope. Also explains how algebra is used with the telescope.
Mitosis In Action
Observation of the cell division of C. elegans cells from a 1 cell embryonic stage over a 50 minute time course at 20 second intervals. Black and white with music. Grades 5-12. 54 sec.
The Embryo Takes Shape
Genes direct the development of a growing embryo. But not all genes in a cell are active at any given time. Sometimes a cell's location in the developing embryo determines which genes get turned on and which genes stay inactive. This video segment from NOVA: "Life's Greatest Miracle" explores the developmental process of an embryo beginning just two weeks after fertilization. Closed captioning included. Run time 07:47.
Part 6 - Books, Writing and Creativity
Learn to encouraging children to be creative and help them enjoy books and writing in this clip. Part 6 of 6, by Australian author Peter E. Taylor. More information can be found at: www.writing-for-children.com
How To Teach Literature
This video lesson describes the basics of teaching literature and how to make it fun to teach, for the student and for the teacher as well. It is very basic and does not offer many specific examples. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a dry erase board. (02:29)
Modern Greek Alphabet
Learn how to pronounce the Koine Greek used in the New Testament. We will be using a modern type of pronunciation technique. This is different than what is taught in colleges and is easier to learn and has euphony.
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