They're neither plants nor animals, yet they are some of the most important life forms on Earth. This video segment explores the world of microorganisms -- what they eat, how they move, what they have in common, and what distinguishes them from one another. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:43.
Gravity and Branes
Ideas that may explain why the force of gravity is so weak are presented in this video. Does the weak force of gravity offer evidence of a ten-dimensional world? Find out more now in this interesting video! Run time 05:26.
Physics is Fun to Imagine
In this archival footage from BBC TV, celebrated physicist Richard Feynman explains what fire, magnets, rubber bands (and more) are like at the scale of the jiggling atoms they're made of. This accessible, enchanting conversation in physics reveals a teeming nano-world that's just plain fun to imagine. Run time 07:06.
The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology
This video shows the technology that helps the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop.
What a Wonderful World (song)
A sing-along slide show with nice pictures to go with Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World." The slide show pace doesn't seem to keep up with the music, so you might have to to hit the "forward" button to keep up. Lyrics are written in both english and spanish.
Dancing Dog - WordWorld
In this instrumental, Dog from World World dances along to various instruments, which are built out of individual letters in the Word World way. Horn, guitar, tuba, and drum are spelled, created, and played. Excellent animation and production. (2:30)
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, this six minute video shows the fictional home of Sherlock Homes as created in the Holmes Museum. It is intended to be part of a middle school unit of study:
Instructional Objective: After viewing this video students will be able to describe some of the items and characters from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and discuss the question "What are the attributes which combine to make a person a world-famous legend?"
For centuries, scientists tried to explain why there were volcanoes in some places in the world but not others. Then they discovered that the Earth's surface is divided into a number of pieces called plates. This video uses images along with computer animation and narration to discuss the movement of these plates, called the continental drift. Other key words include the plate tectonic theory, crust, mantle, convection, constructive plate boundary, magma, friction, volcano, earthquake, and
Fundy Tides - Scotts Bay Timelapse
Ever wonder what it was like living near the highest tides in the world - reaching a rise of up to 50 feet? This time lapse shot at Scots Bay, NS, in the Bay of Fundy shows twelve hours of tide in only 120 seconds. People have often found themselves facing peril when they did not keep an eye on the clock while beach combing. When the tide is rolling in at an average rate of 8 feet of depth per hour it can be a chore just staying ahead of it.
The Invention of the Television
Is it true that Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton played a role in the
development of television? Why is an Italian priest credited with
producing the first TV broadcast in 1860? This short clip gives you the story behind the invention the whole world loves to watch.
Special Relativity (2 of 5)
In this video you will learn some of the key terms (nomenclature) used to discuss Special Relativity. Watch for the terms: 1) space-time diagram; 2) line of constant position; 3) line of constant time; 4) space-time event; and 5) world line - as they used to build a model (on graph paper) that represents both where and when - a series of events may happen. Run time 03:07.
Angel Bees vs. Robber Bees
This movie discusses how there are more than just honeybees and bumblebees in the world. This movie shows the difference between angel bees and robber bees from Central America. Run time 01:36.
Specific Low Impact Aerobic Exercise
Step hamstring curls, side step, grapevine and around the world low impact aerobics are demonstrated. Putting these together creates a routine. 1:47 min.
Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 1/6 Ecuador as a country has among the largest diversity of frog and toad species in the world. This video helps you discover the fascinating world of amphibians in Ecuador and what is happening to our planet to make them disappear. This video looks at salamanders, similar to early amphibians that appeared on earth. Amphibians were the first animals with bones that left the water and lived on dry land. Frogs and toads are most commo
Ecuador as a country has among the largest diversity of frog and toad species in the world. This video helps you discover the fascinating world of amphibians in Ecuador and what is happening to our planet to make them disappear. This video looks at salamanders, similar to early amphibians that appeared on earth. Amphibians were the first animals with bones that left the water and lived on dry land. Frogs and toads are most commo
Chanting and enchanting animals - Chap. 2/6
Ecuador as a country has among the largest diversity of frog and toad species in the world. Discover through this film the fascinating world of frogs in Ecuador: their night life, when thousands of love-stricken males get together and sing at mating time; their birth and transformation from beings of water to beings of dry lands; their survival tricks and mysterious ways of life; their importance in the discovery of medicines; and their great variety of beautiful patterns and colors, discover th
Rare and Extinct Frogs and Toads
South America has probably one of the most rich eco systems in the
world, supporting hundreds of rare species. The Planet Earth team
investigates the growing concern over species extinction in this
eductational video from the BBC. Inhabitants of Costa Rica are asked what they think about the extinction of toads and frogs and why the frog community is becoming endangered.
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Happy Easter Celebration Around The World
This slidecast contains beautiful photographs of Easter being commemorated around the world. There is music but no narration. I wish the creator of the video would have included the countries where the photographs were taken.
The Day of the Dead (El DÌa de los Muertos)
The Day of the Dead (El DÌa de los Muertos in Spanish) is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage (and others) living in the United States and Canada. The celebration occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November, in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day which take place on those days. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, and using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the depa
Dorothy I. Height, last filmed interview, 98 years old
A founding matriarch of the American Civil Rights Movement. President of the American Council of Negro Women for 40 years. Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed civil rights to the center of the American political stage after World War II, and she was a key figure in the struggles for school desegregation, voting rights, employment opportunities and public accommodations in the 1950s and 1960s.