Johannes Vermeer; A Slideshow
Perhaps best known for his painting, 'Girl With a Pearl Earring', Vermeer was an artist who painted Dutch interiors with a focus on light. This video is a slideshow of his work set to classical music. (1:19)
Mission Magnetism: Opposites Attract
Life's a Lab Science Club: Floating Paper Clips, Magnetic Paint, Cow Magnets, Diggin' for Iron, Mapping Magnetic Fields, Wand Magnet Compass, Money Smoothies, and Eddy Current Tubes.
This is a 9 minute video of an afterschool program where various experiments and discussions are conducted using magnets... Teacher's explanations are sometimes difficult to hear.
Why Do Magnets Stick to Things?
This is a brief exploration of magnets and magnetic fields. The narration is accompanied by still images. The video gives the California standards for this topic. (2:21)
Introduction to Magnetism
What is a magnet? This video is a great introduction to the concept of magnetism. It explains what magnetism is and how it occurs, and describes five types of magnetism and their properties. (6:14)
Learn about the Jamestown Colony in Jamestown, Virginia. The first colonists to come to America survived....learn how!
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 Jamestown Colony
Before the arrival of the English, the Spanish influence in the New World extended from the Chesapeake Bay to the tip of South America. Spanish possessions included the developing cities of Mexico, Peru, and Cuba. Along the northern edge of Spain’s land were small missions and “presidios” or fortresses that stretched from the Atlantic coast, ran along the Gulf of Mexico and extended into the plains of Texas and the Rio Grande River valley. In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh took on one of the fir
The Jamestown Colony
In spite of themselves, some of the first colonists in the United States survived many hardships.
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.
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 instructor, Sal Khan, offers an overview of the inflammatory response. The instructor uses computer software for demonstration. The screen is dark with small writing, so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen'. The instructor is clear and easy to understand. Good sound quality.
Cytotoxic T Cells
How cytotoxic T cells get activated by MHC-I/antigen complexes and then proceed to kill infected cells. The instructor uses computer software for demonstration. The screen is dark with small writing, so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen'. The instructor is clear and easy to understand.
Although India's HIV rate is much lower than other developing nations, some 5.7 million people still reportedly carry the virus. The efforts ofDr. Suniti Solomon and her team at the Y.R.G. Centre for AIDS Research and Education have taken care of 11,000 patients and are helping to slow the spread of the epidemic.
The Dust Bowl Years
I was inspired to make this video after watching the History Channel's special presentation of "Black Blizzard" which described in depth how and why the Dust Storms of the 1930's happened. I knew the storms were bad, but in my wildest imagination I could never fathom the magnitude of destruction the phenomenon caused. How the people of the time made it through without going mad is truly astonishing. It is to the survivors and their families that I humbly dedicate this video.
Newsreel - Kennedy speech: Peace Corps [3-13-1961]
News broadcast announcing Kennedy's creation of the Peace Corps.
The verb avere and expressing age in Italian
This video gives the forms of the irregular verb avere in the present tense. The verb is used in sentences and translated. The video also explains how the verb avere is used to tell how old someone is and there is a short telephone conversation using the expression with age. The video has audio and the written words.
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)
In Mali, a young Dogon male may believe that without a unique ceremony, he will remain suspended between boyhood and manhood.The dahma masked dance leads to manhood for all men.
Frederick Douglass and Underground Railroad No. 6 of 6
This video focuses on the Broadway Tabernacle in New York City; a location where Frederick Douglass gave a speech on abolition. From nyhistory.org.