Extreme Oil Drilling
The experts in this video discuss the difficulty in finding new locations to dig for oil. In order to get oil flowing freely in the cold tundra, hot steam is pumped into the ground using massive amounts of energy.(03:04)
The Story of Petroleum
We use oil in our daily lives and know that it is a thick substance buried thousands of feet underneath the Earth. But how did it get there? How do we get it out? What do we do with it? and Why is it so important? This is an educational video which introduces and explains the processes involved in oil exploration, drilling and refining. Video footage was filmed on location in the Illinois Basin with scenes from a geologists office, drilling rig, pumping unit, tank battery, refinery, and mo
Alternative Energy - Biofuel from Algae
"Algae is the fastest growing plant life, and as an organism it converts sunlight into oil, scientists theorize that Algal biofuel can produce a whopping 30 times more energy per acre than any other biofuel option." (02:01)
Advantages & Disadvantages of Wind Power
Wind power is a form of renewable energy. It's a domestic source of energy, reliable, and quiet. Some disadvantages of wind power include high expense, poor aesthetics, harmful to birds, and storage concerns. This video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a white board. (03:38)
Ocean Odyssey - Surface Currents
This is a segment from the Ocean Odyssey series that describes in layman's terms what surface currents are, what role they have in the creation of climate, and how they form. Produced for students and is suitable for elementary and older.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific
What Causes Waves?
The major cause of waves, specifically ocean waves, is wind,
although waves can also be created by tides and earthquakes. Learn
how waves are simply the result of winds passing over water.
Deep Ocean Eruption
See the recent "underwater Fourth of July" scientists believe is the deepest volcanic eruption ever seen--with three-foot-wide lava bubbles and flows creeping over the seafloor. Video run time is 2:23.
Exploring Oceans: Bermuda
The waters around Bermuda host a liquid jungle of creatures that exist in floating forests of golden brown sargassum seaweed. Deep within its waters live bioluminescent deep-sea creatures, reminiscent of comets, suns, and stars. (03:30)
Great Barrier Reef Wildlife
The largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef spans more than 1,200 miles of islands and submerged reefs. A plethora of coral thrives here, along with a sweep parrotfish, sugeonfish, barracuda, and sharks. Run time 4:11.
The Galapagos were Darwin's laboratory for the study of the origins of life. See the amazing creatures he studied in 1835 - giant tortoises, sea turtles, flightless cormorants, iguanas, and penguins. Produced by National Geographic. Run time 04:47.
The Impact of Climate Change
Learn about how the climate change on earth is influencing the atmosphere. In this video you will also see how weather satellites are used as warning devices for extreme weathers. (05:48)
What Does the Term 'Horsepower' Mean?
This video explains the science behind the term Horsepower in just under 9 minutes. Explanation is clear and easy to understand.
Kelp Forest Food Web
Kelp forests have unique characteristics that support a delicately balanced ecosystem. They provide interactions between species and habitat that thrive on the health of this balance. In this video segment, explore the amazing underwater kelp forest ecosystem and observe how fragile this habitat can be to predation and human activities.
ESL Lesson for Kids - Greetings
ESL Kids lessons, greetings: Hello, Hi, Goodbye, Bye. The words appear on the screen as they are recited.
Fun Science Projects for Children : Ingredients for Flubber
Make science fun. What are the ingredients and materials needed to make flubber? Learn in this science video from science expert: Karen Weisman. This video gives the step by step instructions for making flubber, and even has subtitles so that if you can't understand the presenter you can still see the measurements that she is talking about.
Where Do You Get Your Energy
Cells extract energy from sugar to produce ATP, the molecular fuel that powers all life processes. This interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium delves into the processes that enable cells to unlock the energy contained in the foods we consume. We often use the term "energy" as an informal shorthand for our ability to stay alert and complete tasks. In fact, the presence of energy-rich molecules and our cells' ability to obtain, process, and use this energy is critical to life.
Egg Osmosis Lab
Illustrates Osmosis with Eggs, Corn Syrup and Vinegar
In this video they discuss the history of refraction and do some interesting experiments. It also discusses index of refraction, Snell's Law, displacement, and shows the bending of light. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of the concept. The video includes closed captioning. Run time 10:03.
Convection Causes Wind: Part II
This demonstration simulates warm air rising and cold air sinking. 9th grade science teacher, Rod Benson, does a step by step, narrative demonstration that includes explanations. Run time 02:05.
How to Make Foam Science Experiment
In this video kids can learn a fun and easy science experiment. Watch as they show you how to make foam. The experiment uses vinegar and baking soda and is an example of a chemical reaction. Run time 01:09.