Lugosi teaches math - convergence of series 2
In part 2 of Béla Lugosi's lecture on convergence of series, he continues to discuss integration of the limit function in these series or sequences. He then goes further into applying these into power series. This is a video for advanced math students who are well into Calculus and Calculus II.
Termites - Life's Ultimate Architects
This documentary video is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students and features the ability of termites to create a structure that has air conditioning, a sewage system, food storage, and fungus cultivation.
9-11: The Tree that Saved a Chapel
n 2005, artist Steve Tobin created a ten-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a sycamore tree’s root structure fo Trinity Wall Street. The sycamore in question is known as “the tree that saved St. Paul’s Chapel,” because it took the brunt of damage from debris falling from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the chapel remained relatively unscathed. This video shows how art can be used to be spiritual. Deals slightly with 9-11. For older students.
Willy, The Worried Worm
This story is written and illustrated by Jacqueline Osburn, and is read by the author's mother. The verse, with adult vocabulary and sentence structure, begins with Mother worm telling Willy how to decide what to do with his life. (9:18)
Virtual Frog Heart Dissection
This 45 second video demonstrating the dissection of a frog heart. It demonstrates how cuts are made to the pericardium, truncus arteriosii and the caudal vena cava to remove and open the frog's heart to see its internal structure. This is a small clip from the Digital Frog Virtual Disssection program.
The States' Plans - The Virginia and the New Jersey Plans
This video about the Philadelphia convention is accompanied by text. "Since the delegates at the Philadelphia Convention decided to throw out the Articles of Confederation, the floor was opened to suggestions for the basic structure of the new government. Edmund Randolph, representing Virginia, proposed a plan largely devised by James Madison. Madison, who felt that Randolph was a more powerful speaker and would be better able to gain support for the plan, suggested a bicameral, or two-house, le
The Great, The Commerce and The Three-Fifth Compromise
Video accompanied by text. "The discord among the states’ delegates regarding the plans submitted by Virginia and New Jersey eventually subsided, and a negotiation—called the Great Compromise—for the new governmental structure was reached. This compromise was heavily promoted by Connecticut’s Roger Sherman, and the terms “Great Compromise” and “Connecticut Compromise” are used interchangeably. Under Sherman’s compromise, a bicameral legislature would combine elements of both Vi
Applications of Percent
In this video they show to use a percent structure to solve many percentage problems. The structure is "A percent of a total is a portion." Then they break it down into an equation, percentage times total is equal to the portion. They go through a number of examples. The formula is good and can be used at any level, but the word problems are definitely pre-algebra. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Parts of a Paragraph
If you are looking to learn how to structure a paragraph, this lesson will give you tips on how to form a well-written paragraph. The parts of a paragraph that the instuctor speaks of are: the topic, the body, and the closing sentence.
Structuring Paragraphs, Part 2
This is a video lecture on how to structure paragraphs. In this segment, Mr. Page emphasizes the 'W' questions (who, what, where, when, and why) to structure a paragraph about hurricanes. The lecturer appears on the right side while images and information appears on the left. (06:42)
Structuring Paragraphs, Part 3
This is a video lecture on how to structure paragraphs. In this segment, Mr. Page identifies topic sentences in different paragraphs and discusses coherence. The lecturer appears on the right side while images and information appears on the left. (05:21)
Structuring Paragraphs, Part 5
This is a video lecture on how to structure paragraphs. In this segment, Mr. Page discusses the introductory paragraphs (in which the writer states the topic) and concluding paragraphs (where the writer summarizes main points). (06:29)
Human Anatomy - Appendix
This is a short (1:44), computer-animated video concerning the structure and function of the appendix. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen.
Note: During the summary the word 'learned' is spelled incorrectly.
Cow Eye Dissection
This interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium delves into the structure and function of the vertebrate eye. Follow a videotaped dissection of a cow eye and then compare and contrast what you've seen with an interactive diagram of the human eye.
The Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
This is an excellent, concise video giving information through simple animation and commentary. A quote from the video: "The nervous system is a complex network of nerve cells and nerve fibers spread throughout the body. Its function is to interpret, store, and respond to information received from inside and outside."
Human Regulation: Nervous System: Nerve Function and Reflexes
Professor George Wolfe discusses nerve function and reflexes in human regulation in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a white board. Run time 10:28.
The Immune System: Structure and Function
How do we combat disease and pathogens? Professor George Wolfe discusses structure and function of the immune system in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format and a white board to aid in the explanation. Run time 09:31.
Corpse Lives with Family in Indonesian Culture
When a grandmother dies in this Indonesian community, the family may keep the body around for months after her passing. Class structure is mentioned. (Caution: Dead bodies are shown.)
The Organ of Corti
Situated in the spiral-shaped cochlea of the inner ear is the organ of Corti. Only one inch long if uncoiled, it bears about twenty-five thousand sound receptor cells with hairlike projections arranged in rows on the basilar membrane. Diagrams show detailed structure of the organ of Corti. Grades 5-12. 1 min.
Human Anatomy - EAR
This is a computer-animated video (03:13) that describes the structure of the ear and how sound is received by the ear. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for the hearing-impaired or for big classrooms where sound may not travel far.
Note: there is a spelling error on the last part of the video where the video is summarized.