Francis Bacon "Of Studies - Purpose & manner" Recitation animation
Here is a virtual movie of the great Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626) philosopher and statesman and a pioneer of modern scientific thought reciting his essay on his thoughts on the true value of reading "Of Studies - Purpose & manner". Bacon was a radical on the subjects of learning and education. Knowledge in his time was considered to be a static, timeless thing worked out in the isolated contemplation of classic texts (especially those of
History Channel - Biography: Lord Byron, Part 1 of 5
NOTE: Educators/Parents: Because of the nature of Lord Byron's life. this biography is suitable for older high school students only. An episode of the series Biography on History Channel dedicated to Lord Byron and produced in 2004. 'George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS (22 January 1788– 19 April 1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Among Byron's best-known works are the brief poems 'She Walks in Beauty', 'When We Two Parted,' and 'So,
Between the Lions: "Cliff Hanger, the Mole, and the Rope "Long o" words offer hope that, at long last, Cliff Hanger will be able to escape his perch hanging from a root on the side of a cliff. Video is in cartoon form and in good quality. Some words in the video are shown printed out on the screen, this would be good for early readers. Video also describes words with long “o” sounds. Video is good for students learning or reviewing the long “o” sound and early readers.<
"Long o" words offer hope that, at long last, Cliff Hanger will be able to escape his perch hanging from a root on the side of a cliff. Video is in cartoon form and in good quality. Some words in the video are shown printed out on the screen, this would be good for early readers. Video also describes words with long “o” sounds. Video is good for students learning or reviewing the long “o” sound and early readers.<
Introduction to Symmetry
Introductory lesson concerning symmetry. Instructor Larry explains the general idea of symmetry and gives examples with letters in this clip. Instructor uses computer software for demonstration.
run time 3:41
When to Use Capital Letters
When to Use Capital Letters. Part of the series: Teaching & Writing. Capital letters are used for proper nouns, for the pronoun "I," for the beginning of first and last names, for titles, in acronyms and at the beginning of each new sentence.
Capitalization of Languages and Nationalities
In this video, a teacher gives a brief overview of rules surrounding the capitalization of languages and nationalities, then gives examples of sentences written incorrectly that must be fixed.
NASA | Sarychev Volcano Eruption from the International Space Station
Amazing images seen from the International Space Station of a volcano erupting. The video is only 9 seconds long.
National Geographic - How Volcanoes Form
A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet's surface or crust, which allows hot, molten rock, ash, and gases to escape from below the surface. (03:06) This is a clip from a larger segment.
Earthquake Country; 2 Plate Tectonics
This video is suitable for middle school and high school students. Through live-action demonstrations and vivid animations, Dr. Pat Abbott explains how earthquakes have shaped the scenery and the character of the greater Los Angeles area. Dr. Abbott shows how faults capable of large earthquakes lie beneath most of the area, posing great risk to the millions of people living in earthquake country. Animations illustrate how and why earthquakes happen, how mountains and valleys have formed as a res
When Nature fights back: Earthquakes
This video shows the devastation of earthquakes. It examines some of the most powerful earthquakes and their aftermath. Run time 52:19.
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire April 18, 1906
Grainy, blurred vintage film--after all, it is more than a hundred years old--but one can still see the damage inflicted by the earthquake.This short documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. Today, its importance comes more from the wealth of scientific knowledge derived from it than from its sheer size. Run time 04:58.
How It's Made - Solar Panels
This video shows how a solar panel is made and how it works. It shows a silicone module and how they are put together to form a panel. It also shows the amount of time and care is needed to make just one panel. This is an interesting video to watch on how things are made. Good video for elementary grade/middle school students.
Solar Energy Simplified
Solar power can be complicated, but Solar Decathlon director Richard
King gives Discovery News the lowdown on the three ways anyone can tap the sun's energy. Run time 2:12
Solar Home Tips from the 2009 Solar Decathlon
Solar homes come with the latest in green appliances and innovative
technology at the 2009 Solar Decathlon. Discovery News' Alyssa
Danigelis gets some home improvement tips.
How Solar Energy Works
Solar energy can produce a current when radiation from the sun
hits the surface of silicon chips. Learn how the production of
silicon chips can result in solar energy with information from a science
Palm Springs WindMills "Secrets of the WindMills" Everything you ever wanted to know about the Palm Springs or any other windmills, but were afraid to ask. KESQ-TV's Gil Diaz goes behind the locked gates to reveal the "Secrets of the Windmills". Video gives specifics of the wind mill, 228 feet tall and blades nearly 100 feet long. There are about 4,800 wind mills, they were first installed in 1981, they installed as an experiment by NASA. Where they are installed is the second most consistently windy place in
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Palm Springs or any other windmills, but were afraid to ask. KESQ-TV's Gil Diaz goes behind the locked gates to reveal the "Secrets of the Windmills". Video gives specifics of the wind mill, 228 feet tall and blades nearly 100 feet long. There are about 4,800 wind mills, they were first installed in 1981, they installed as an experiment by NASA. Where they are installed is the second most consistently windy place in
How Wind Power Is Created
Wind power is created by windmills, which use generators to
produce electricity that is gathered by wires. Find out why some
windmills produce more energy than others with information from a
science teacher in this video.
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.
Landing - the Approach
This NASA video segment explores how Newton's laws apply to the landing of an airplane. Viewers watch an instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School and learn that the approach is the first phase of landing an airplane, that the flaps on an airplane's wings help decrease the speed of the aircraft, and that the curvature of the wings helps keep the airplane aloft at slower speeds.
Warmer Oceans Affect Food Webs
Since the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, populations of several animals in Prince William Sound, including seabirds and seals, have been in decline. This video adapted from KTOO suggests that the oil spill was not the sole cause of the shakeup in the ecosystem; rather, it proposes an explanation for why the populations were already in decline when the spill occurred. Many of the animals in decline share a common food: a fish called a sand lance, whose populations have shrunk with the steady rise i