The world has some odd holiday traditions, from the yule goat of Sweden
to "reservations required" at KFCs in Japan, a recent, popular Christmas
tradition is the subject of this 1:37 video.
Emma Goldman - The Hypocrisy of Puritanism ( Part 1)
The Hypocrisy of Puritanism By American anarchist Emma Goldman and her thoughts and beliefs are the center of this ten minute video. It is for older students. There is a lot of meat here for a good debate and possibly an essay about what she wrote and her life.
Emma Goldman Part 1
This 7:44 biography of Goldman sheds light on her early life and its influence on her radical actions later in life. Her desire for a new world with more freedom is explained as well as some of her more extreme beliefs.
Emma Goldman part 2
This ten minute videos show the Russians slaughtering Jews and later see protesters shot by troops on Bloody Sunday. These events influenced Goldman's life and later resulted in her decision to speak out against the establishment.
NOTABLE DEATHS 2011 -Special 1-
Notable Deaths 2011 -Special 1- Dedicated to Seve Ballesteros, Jorge Semprún, DJ Megatron, Margaret John, Manning Marable, Pete Postlethwaite, and others in this 12 minute video. The video moves slowly and there is a brief explanation of what each accomplished. The age of death might be startling for some.
War Horse Puppet
From the Handspring Puppet Company, their War Horse puppet at Sandown Park Racecourse. Spend a few minutes really watching this one… especially the head movement around 2:30-2:45. (4:18)
How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)
It takes the moon about 27 days to orbit the Earth. What makes it go round? It is the gravitational attraction of the Earth on the moon. Due to the moon’s velocity, the Earth keeps pulling the moon towards it without the moon actually getting closer to the Earth. This is similar to how satellites orbit the Earth. If the Earth were the size of a basketball and the moon a tennis ball, how far apart would they be? Diagrams that are not to scale make us think that they're closer than they
This is Gallium, a element with the symbol Ga and the atomic number 31. It’s a silvery metallic metal that looks like Mercury, but it’s different for a lot of reasons, most noticeably because it’s non-toxic, and because its melting point is 29.7646 °C or 85.5763 °F. At that temperature, it will melt (slowly) in your hand. (5:03)
King Henry VIII - Drive Thru History
This one minute video is an overview of this monarch's accomplishments and the impact of his decisions.
Hero on Vimeo
Starting with a goofy portrait of his father’s photocopied face artist Miquel Endara embarked on an ambitious stipple drawing, using 3.2 million dots from assorted Micron pens to recreate the image on paper. Watch the wonderfully shot video above condensing 210 hours of drawing to see how he did it and also check out his website where he has a zoomable high-res version of the image. Music by Bonobo - Noctuary
Created, Filmed, Produced and Edited by Miguel Endara
Arachnocampa is a genus of four fungus gnat species which are, in their larval stage, glow worms. They are found mostly in New Zealand and Australia in caves and grottos, or sheltered places in forests.The larva spins a nest out of silk on the ceiling of the cave and then hangs down as many as 70 threads of silk (called snares) from around the nest, each up to 30 or 40 cm long and holding droplets of mucus…The larva glows to attract p
Expedition 30 Docking
The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Don Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers docks to the International Space Station's Rassvet module on Dec. 23 at 10:19 a.m. EST.
Weekly ISS Recap - Dec. 19-23, 2011
The weekly International Space Station video recap for Dec. 19-23, 2011
Expedition 30 Hatch Opening
Expedition 30 Flight Engineers Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers are welcomed aboard the International Space Station when the hatches between the station and the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft were opened on Dec. 23.
Orion: From Factory to Flight
NASA is making steady progress on building the Orion spacecraft, which will take astronauts deeper into space than ever before. Take a look at the latest achievements and milestones in "Orion: From Factory to Flight" as Orion gets ready for its first orbital test flight in 2014.
Upside-down rhinos airlifted to safety
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/11/upside-down-rhinos-airlifted-to-safety.html
Light creates instant origami
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/11/shine-light-to-create-instant-origami.html
Sloth Bear-An Overview
This very short video gives excellent real life footage of a Sloth Bear in its habitat. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity
This 20 minute lecture by a writer is about the challenges she has faced as an author. This is for sophisticated students. It could be used as a debate as to how creativity, in her mind, results in some challenges. She uses good quotes that might have value.
Palestine and the Arab Spring - Bonus audio
Bonus audio - Moderator Mark Kingwell and panelists Michael Ignatieff and Ramin Jahanbegloo discuss Palestine and The Arab Spring as viewed through the writings of political philosopher Isaiah Berlin