Barack Obama's Inauguration
In this video, Barack Obama takes the presidential oath becoming the 44th U.S. President. (1:09)
Singular and plural of nouns and adjectives in Italian
This video explains gender of nouns and describes how to change a singular noun and adjective to the plural. Entire sentences are also changed from the singular to plural so that the you can see the noun in context of a sentence. There is audio and the words appear written on the screen.
What is alive? Answered by Robin Williams
The famous comedian Robin Williams uses humor to teach a lesson on living things. To find out if something is alive, you have to ask three questions: Does it eat? Does it breathe? Does it grow? Robin Williams uses his shoe as an example of something that is NOT alive. Run time 02:12.
Carl Sagan: Wanderers.
A ten minute professionally made video on man as a wanderer. A brief history of why man continues to look for new challenges. Also a good introduction into immigration, and space exploration...in the last decade man has had his inventions land on 70 places in space. Run time 10:00.
Scientists claim to have created first manmade cell
This is from Fox and explains the ramifications of a manmade cell. The newscast shows the many possible uses how manmade bacteria can be used to help society. A good way to show students what the future may hold.
The Organ of Corti
Situated in the spiral-shaped cochlea of the inner ear is the organ of Corti. Only one inch long if uncoiled, it bears about twenty-five thousand sound receptor cells with hairlike projections arranged in rows on the basilar membrane. Diagrams show detailed structure of the organ of Corti. Grades 5-12. 1 min.
Smelling and Tasting
If you can't smell, you probably can't taste very well either. They are closely related functions. Receptor cells for taste and smell are located in the mouth and nose, respectively. As the receptor cells are stimulated, they send impulses from these organs to the brain's smelling and tasting centers, the cortices. For taste, impulses stimulated by the chemical compounds in food are sent to the gustatory cortex. For smells impulses stimulated by the chemical compounds in odors are sent to the ol
The Science of Scent
What's the science behind a sublime perfume? With charm and precision, biophysicist Luca Turin explains the molecular makeup -- and the art -- of a scent. Luca exposes the audience to a fragrance that's been split up into parts and explains that there are over 400 molecules from the frangrance floating through the air. This video could also be used for an advanced lesson in chemistry. The video is somewhat advanced, but intriguing. Run time 15:56.
The Evolutionary Paradox of Our Sense of Smell
Olfaction may be both the most primitive and the most sophisticated of our five senses. Biologist Stuart Firestein from Columbia University discusses how the olfactory system works. The vide is in lecture format. (04:12)
Sesame Street: Dancing With Triangles -- Shapes For Younger Learners
This is an amusing spoof of 'Dancing With the Stars'. This Sesame Street video shows a dance competition that is supposed to involve triangles, but the contestants are a little confused. Other shapes such as a hexagon and a square are introduced, in addition to the triangle.
Pythagorean Theorem - Yay Math
Using the Pythagorean Theorem to solve for the sides of a triangle and to prove the triangle is right angled. White board in a class setting, some interaction, engaging, several examples of increasing complexity. The discussion is clear and understandable. Preview - full version at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7805785323741553036&q=source:012956945238798337823&hl=en Produced by Robert Ahdoot, yaymath.org
Criminal History in Ancient Rome
This History Channel clip is about a man who was murdered in ancient Rome. We learn how the Roman law system worked in ancient times when a man was murdered. Someone was accused of the crime and a trial was held. May be not useable for younger students.
The Lost Gods of the Romans
How the Romans acquired their Romes from other cultures. A good video for students studying this time period as it shows the transfer of ideas from culture to culture. This is a 23 minute video. Students might benefit from having a list of the gods mentioned and a map of the area so that the students could follow the video more easily.
Louis Armstrong, Part 1 of 8
Documentary is color with black-and-white clips of Armstrong's performances.
Italy is known for artisan techniques dating back centuries. This video visits studios known for their silver and marble inlay. There is an informative narration.
Dorothy Dandridge-A Song of Tears
Excellent clip from a documentary about the legendary Dorothy Dandridge.
: How Heat Can Produce Electricity
Heat can be used to produce electricity by creating steam when
combined with different fuels. Find out how different power stations can
use heat to produce electricity with information from a science teacher
in this video.
Energy and Electricity in Science : How Does Electricity Light Up a Bulb?
Electricity is used to light up a bulb by heating up the tungsten filament to the point that it glows white. Find out why light bulbs burn out with information from science teacher, Steve Jones. There are English captions.
A history of LEDs, and how to make an LED from scratch
A tour through the world of the light-emitting diode (LED). Learn who invented it, how to use it, and how to make your own. Very geeky, but cool for electronics buffs. Documentary.
Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker. As the CEO of MIT-inspired WiTricity, Eric Giler has a plan to beam electric power through the air to wirelessly power your laptop or recharge your car. You may never plug in again. Run time 10:13.