Draw a Monarch Butterfly
This OLogy activity helps kids to learn about scientific illustrations by walking them through the steps for drawing a monarch butterfly. The activity begins by introducing kids to the importance of scientific illustration and why scientists prefer drawings to photographs. A photograph of a monarch and a printable monarch butterfly outline are included. In addition, students need color photographs, other research materials, paper, an eraser, and a variety of pencils. The process of creating the
Inventions of War - Plastics (2:38)
From toothbrushes to razors, plastics are found in countless household
items; however, this moldable material has played a critical role in
America's war efforts during World War Two. Nylon and other inventions are explored. It is a good video to show students to keep all their notes as they may come in handy later as well as to examine the many roles plastic technology played in the war.
Inventions of War - Orange Juice (5:03)
This video shows how scientists worked on the invention of frozen orange juices that was concentrated. A great video of the scientist who co-invented this breakthrough. Its impact it hinted at in United States households as well.
Inventions of War - Penicillin
This three minute video explains how penicillin was invented, spread, and made a difference to hundreds who were saved from infections. A general overview.
Inventions of War - Satellite (2:10)
This video explains how during the Cold War, the U.S. and the Soviet Union werein a military race on all aspects. However, it was the Russians who launched the first satellite, Sputnik. The importance of satellite is explained and the invention of the Internet is hinted at.
Inventions of War - Rockets (2:37)
Before they were part of the space race, rockets were a deadly military weapon. This video shows how the military used this technology to attack other nations and how Hitler played on Germany's fears to go to war. The video does not go into detail about how rockets work.
Inspect-a-Gadget - Gun-a Plug that Hole
John Hemingbrough shows us how his gadget can save companies a huge amount of wastage. The team at the Environmental Technology Centre (ETC) work with small to medium scale companies to find solutions to a range of problems which can be solved using clever technology and gadgets. The ETC receives European funding (ERDF) and is therefore able to spend up to 5 days with a company totally free of charge!
Mexican mariachis assemble en masse
Nov. 23 - Hundreds of mariachi musicians gather in a Mexico City square to celebrate their patron saint Cecilia. Elly Park reports.
Theodore Roosevelt The Right of the People to Rule Speech
In this video, students will listen to President, Theodore Roosevelt give his famous "The Right of the People to Rule" speech. This resource will help to build background knowledge and build real world connections. (4:00)
Robin Williams is cool with Penguins.
Nov. 13 - Robin Williams plays it clean when it comes to the family film, "Happy Feet Two."
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Using the Second Derivative Test - Problem 1
This video is a continuation and explains how to solve optimization problems by using the second derivative test. In this example, the maximum volume of an open-top box is determined when given the amount of material available to use for constructing the box. (7:00)
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"Hugo Chavez y la Realidad Venezolana de Hoy" (video)
A talk by Teodoro Petkoff, prominent Venezuelan politician, journalist and economist. From the Center for Latin American Studies.
Electoral reforms and the quest for democracy in Malaysia: Dato' Ambiga Sreenevasan
Dato' Ambiga Sreenevasan gives this lecture entitled 'Public Lecture Electoral reforms and the quest for democracy in Malaysia' at The Australian National University on 1 November 2011. The BERSIH 2.0 rally of the 9th of July 2011 will forever be etched in the memory of Malaysians as a historic day. This was the day when around 50,000 Malaysians from all ethnic groups defied attempts by the government to prevent a demonstration. In this video, the speaker discusses the eight demands of BERSIH
Carnegie Sports Weekly: S2 - Ep 03: Badminton
This wee match of the week which was Badminton were outstanding across the board, the Mens first team who were playing an undefeated Birmingham side, rose to the challenge with fantastic style as they destroyed the opposition in an 8-0 match!!
Reading Bar Graphs - Khan Academy
Using an example, Sal Khan demonstrates how to read bar graphs in this three-minute video.
Reading and Interpretting Bar Graphs
The instructor demonstrates how to read and interpret bar graphs. The sound quality could be better. (02:38)