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."
Learn about the communication system of your body. What lies beneath how you respond to everyday stimuli? How does your nerves process information? Video discusses what the nervous system does and how it works. This discussion of the nervous system is split into two parts; the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
Nervous System - Kids Animation Learn Series
Learn all about the functions of the Human Body from the 'Human Body' Kids Animation Learn Series. This simple video elaborated with pictures and descriptions about the human nervous system are enjoyable and make learning about this complex system understandable for all ages.
How the Nervous System Works
The nervous system is your information station. Learn more about your nervous system and its major organs as well as their functions with this short video from Kids Health. The video also addresses the size/weight of your brain and the various parts of your brain.
Human Anatomy - Peripheral Nervous System
This is a computer-animated video (02:23) that describes the nervous system and its three parts: the autonomic nervous system, the enteric nervous system, and the somatic nervous system. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel far.
The Nervous System: A Phylogenetic Perspective
Professor George Wolfe discusses the nervous system in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a board. Run time 08:22.
Human Regulation: The Nervous System and the Action Potential
Professor George Wolfe discusses the nervous system and the action potential in human regulation in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series.
Immune System - Kids Animation Learn Series
Learn all about the functions of the Human Body from the 'Human Body' Kids Animation Learn Series. This simple video elaborated with pictures and descriptions makes the immune system of the human body easily understood by learners of most ages. Run time 04:03.
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.
Science Fiction-Science Fact
Science fiction has always provided inspiration and ideas for the scientists and engineers who design and build real spacecraft. Many of our current technologies were predicted long ago in science fiction stories. Arthur C. Clarke, scientist turned writer, wrote the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The narrator descibes space stations, spaceships, and the influence of Jules Verne's story From
Ingredients for Life - Water
Earth provides a comfortable and temperate environment for a wide variety of living organisms. However, in the past few decades, scientists have discovered unusual life forms thriving in areas where the majority of living things on Earth could never survive, such as by deep sea vents or in dry deserts. This video segment, adapted from NOVA, explores extreme forms of life on Earth, the importance of liquid water, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the solar system. Closed captioning inclu
We are all astronomers in the celestial sphere! What's astronomy and what's the celestial sphere?? Video discusses parts of our solar system, the planets and stars. The celestial sphere is the area around Earth. Video discusses and shows various vocabulary about Earth and the celestial sphere.
The Earth, Moon, Sun System
The Earth Moon Sun System. This video shows the orbit of the moon around the earth, the orbit of the earth around the sun, and brings a discussion of their relationships to one another forward.
The Deadliest Planet, Venus Surface & Atmosphere
Venus is the deadliest planet in our solar system. Photgraphy and story goes with a probe that was dropped onto the planet. It starts with the details of the atmosphere, then goes to the surface of the planet. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for middle elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Venus: Death of a Planet
"From the fires of a sun's birth... twin planets emerged. Venus... and Earth. Two roads diverged in our young solar system. Nature draped one world in the greens and blues of life.
While enveloping the other in acid clouds... high heat... and volcanic flows. Why did Venus take such a disastrous turn?"
NOTE: There is very brief (a second), frontal female nudity of the antique sculpture of Venus. Narrated with English captions. Excellent computer animation.(22:09)
Journey to the outer solar system and explore the planet Jupiter in this short, computer-animated video. The following key concepts will be briefly covered: Jupiter in the night sky, ancient people and Jupiter, Galileo, Galilean moons, exploration of Jupiter, rings of Jupiter, Jupiter's atmosphere and surface, and the rotation of Jupiter. The video ends with a 10-question quiz.
Find out more about the planet Uranus! This video gives basic information on the planet Uranus. Some of the information it discusses is that it lays on its side, it is an icy giant of a planet, a ring system with numerous moons, it is the seventh planet from the sun, one day is 17 hours. Great video with many facts. Appropriate for students of all ages. Run time 01:27.
Even though Pluto is no longer a planet it is still fascinating. This video discusses the pictures they have of the planet. It discusses the Horizon Spacecraft that is flying by Pluto and investigate what makes up the planet and the new system beyond Pluto, called the Quick Belt. This video discusses why Pluto is no longer a planet. The scientist also discusses the planet itself, the make up of the planet, temperature, the moons, the orbit of the planet, and how Pluto was named. Pluto the Disney
What is a Planet?
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, learn about the debate over the definition of a planet. Historically, there has been no scientific definition for a planet, leaving astronomers with the difficult task of properly classifying new discoveries in our solar system, such as Ceres and Eris. However, in August 2006, members of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) passed a resolution that defined a planet. Under the new definition, Pluto is not classified as a planet, but rather
How Cancer Cells Grow and Divide
This video segment from NOVA: "Battle in the War on Cancer: Breast Cancer" describes the role of oncogenes in uncontrolled cancerous growth and depicts the journey of cancer cells from where they originate, into the circulatory system, and then on to other parts of the body. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:37.