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
Adjectives for Armando - Part 2
This cartoon explains the importance of adjectives. Armando is an artist who is sad because his paintings are dull and "don't have any oomph..." Marcella is a writer that works with words and is able to help Armando. There are four parts to this video. This part focuses on the four main principles of adjectives. Run time 02:59.
Releasing Water's Surface Tension
Starting with paper clips floating on a layer of water (demonstrating surface tension), this video shows how to break the surface tension with a very small amount of dish soap causing a paper clip to sink. Run time 0112
Johnny Appleseed, Part 2 of 2
Disney's 1948 marvelous animated film. The story of the life of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.With a tin pot for a hat and the Bible at his side, Johnny set out into the wilderness to do his own part in helping the western march: plant apple trees all over the countryside to help feed the pioneering settlers. As evident in this sweet, gentle classic, he proved that one need not have great size or strength to make a difference. Thi
Norse Mythology: The Creation of The World, Part 2 of 2
This episode discusses the conflicts the beings encountered with each other. Video is a series of pictures and illustrations with musical sound track, beautifully narrated by a male with an English accent. Part 2 of 2 (5:24)
"Daddy" Poem by Sylvia Plath
This desperately angry and coldly bitter poem is read by the poet Sylvia Plath herself (1932 - 1963) in this video, accompanied by film and images, including family and personal photographs. Powerful. (3:56)
"The Fall of the House of Usher," short story by Edgar Allan Poe, abridged
Simply drawn colored illustrations are animated for the Poe's story, "The Fall of the House of Usher." abridged and animated by John Schnall, narrated by Robert Andrews, with sound effects and music Funded in part through a grant by Mobil Corporation (9:58 min.)
How To Steam Vegetables
This video lists supplies needed and gives step-by-step directions/tips for steaming delicious vegetables. ( 1:26)
Dr. Loopy's Blinding you with Science #3: Learned and Instinctive Behaviors
This is episode #3 in the Blinding you with Science series that I produced to assist elementary students with science concepts. In this episode Dr. Loopy and his friends look at animal behaviors and try to distinguish between those that are learned and those that are instinctive. Run time 13:05.
The Mystery of Earth's Tides
Video discusses the tides of the oceans and how the gravital pull affects these tides.
History of the Mennonites Part 1
A look at the origins of the Mennonite faith.
SAT Prep: Test 1, Section 3, Part 5
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a chalkboard. This is video is appropriate high school students. Uses a textbook commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.
Autism Symptoms & Treatments : How Is Autism Treated?
Video is presented by Dr. David Hill. The treatment options for autism are limited, but one of the most common methods is applied behavioral analysis. In applied behavior analysis a behaviorist studies the child and sees what parts of the environment work and what doesn’t and then restructures the environment. The teach method is another method, which is a structured teaching approach involves a high degree of structure to teach and learn new
Symptoms of Autism in Infants
Symptoms of Autism in Infants. Part of the series: Autism Information. The symptoms of autism in infants include joint attention, which means the child looks to the mother to figure out how to react to novel things, and disinterest in their own name. (2:43)
What Is Autism?
What Is Autism?. Part of the series: Autism Information. Autism is a type of behavior that was only described and formally diagnosed in the early 1980s, and it manifests in speech problems, odd behaviors and difficulty communicating with others. (2:15)
How to Recognize Signs of Autism
How to Recognize Signs of Autism. Part of the series: Autism Information. The signs of autism are often recognized between the ages of 18 and 24 months, and these signs include joint attention, disinterest in the sound of his own name, and failure to understand basic verbal directions. (2:39)