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Document Discovery: Advancing Research with Large Knowledge Networks
By putting the world's scholarly literature online, publisher websites and digital archives have made millions articles instantly available anywhere, any time, in digital form. As De Solla Price noted in 1965, the scholarly literature forms a vast network -- where the nodes are the millions of papers published in scholarly journals and the links are the hundreds of millions of citations connecting these papers. Can we use this vast network of trails, in combination with intelligent algorithms, t
Tombs of Ancient Egypt
They built the pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs, but the ancient Egyptians weren't obsessed with death. This is a background into the causes of the life after death belief and why the culture developed around this belief.
Amelia Earhart Biography
This video is about the aviator, Amelia Earhart. There are video clips that reveal her personality. She became one of the greatest female pilots of the twentieth century. She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928 and the first person to have flown both oceans. In 1937, at the height of her career she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the glove from the equator. This is a good video to show students the rewards of risk taking and the consequences. A good vid
Wright Brothers, Part III
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 04:21.
Wright Brothers, Part IV
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
Galileo: Sun-Centered System
Before the 17th century, people generally believed that Earth was at the center of the universe. Galileo, however, was not afraid to challenge existing beliefs when he published his work in support of the Sun-centered, or heliocentric, Copernican theory. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about the two opposing worldviews and the strong piece of evidence Galileo offered to support the heliocentric theory. Closed captioning included. Run time 05:06.
Leonardo Da Vinci -The Man Who Knew Everything
Note: There may be artistic nudity. Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. He also designed terrifying w
Leonardo Da Vinci (Part 18 of 18)
Leonardo da Vinci is considered to have been an artistic genius. This is the story of one of the greatest minds in human history. A scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452--1519) was arguably the primary figure of the Renaissance. He painted what is probably the most recognizable painting of all time: Mona Lisa. (10:00)
Leonardo da Vinci Paintings
A tribute to Leonardo da Vinci.
Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, author, engineer, inventor, lutanist, mathematician & scientist
born 15 April 1452 - died 1519
Learn About Leonardo Da Vinci
This one minute biography touches on the most important works of DaVinci including his art and inventions.
What are Hurricanes?
The narrator discusses hurricanes in a clear terms. The narration is accompanied by appropriate still images.
Hurricane Structure and Rotation Pattern
An average hurricane lasts more than a week and has an average diameter of over 300 kilometers. (01:09)
Jamestown Settlement Discovered - VOA Story
A Treasure Trove of History Long believed washed away, archeologists have found the original Jamestown settlement and are digging up more than they expected. Run time 03:10.
The Earth's Landforms
This is a powerpoint presentation by a teacher about the landforms of the Earth. Continental drift is a featured idea. (References to a textbook are made throughout but it doesn't hurt the quality of the video.) Google maps are included.
5 Components of Physical Fitness
This video describes the importance Physical Education and demonstrates its five components—flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and body composition. (3:23)
Newsreel - Kennedy speech: Peace Corps [3-13-1961]
News broadcast announcing Kennedy's creation of the Peace Corps.
The Senses: Smelling - by StudyJams
The nose is your body's instrument for smelling. Tiny pieces of matter are sucked into the nose and identified as smells. Nerve cells tell your brain what you are smelling. Learn more about your sense of smell with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written below each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
This video explains how vertical angles always come in pairs. They share a common vertex but they cannot share a side. Vertical angles are congruent, which means they have equal measures. (1:10)
Wild Birds at Home (1912) - extracts
One hundred years ago pioneering wildlife cameraman Oliver Pike made this short film of birds in their natural habitats. These extracts highlight the expert stencil colour techniques used to bring the natural world to life. Read more about early natural history filmmaking and the work of Oliver Pike at BFI Screenonline: http://bit.ly/QjcYll