Biologist Robert Full shares slo-mo video of some captivating critters. Take a closer look at the spiny legs that allow cockroaches to scuttle across mesh and the nanobristle-packed feet that let geckos to run straight up walls. Robert Full studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build the perfect "distributed foot" for tomorrow's robots, based on evolution's ancient engineering. Run time 19:28.
Waterproof Gecko is Unsinkable and Can Walk on Water
Two minute video shows geckos in/on the water. Excellent footage. Great for introduction into anmial unit. Perhaps a compare and contast with a lizard. Run time 02:28.
Discovery Channel-Planet Earth-Pole to Pole-African Animals Return to the Wet Season at Kalahari
This video beautifully illustrates how African animals including hippos, giraffes, baboons, and zebras return to Kalahari as the wet season begins. (Running Time is 3:01.) (There may a short commercial before the video commences.)
Reviews the structure and function of the blood vessels. Computer animation and video with narration. Grades 7-12. 2:16.
Idioms in English - 'Blue'
This video is in lecture format with a white board. There aren't any graphics provided to help add depth to the lesson. The phrases are all common expressions
and phrases that use the color blue. (3:26)
Lost Worlds - Braveheart's Scotland 5/5
This is a documentary, which starts at the end of the 13th century (1207), explores the life of William Wallace (Braveheart) and his fight for his country and is suitable for high school students. Documentary features scholarly commentary and computer animation.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 1
This first part of the documantary begins with a account of her parents, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. After her mother's death she was declared illegitimate child. There is reference to the break with Rome and the church reformation. There are images of the monasteries in ruins. There is also reference to Elizabeth's childhood.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 2
This part of the video narrates Elizabeth's childhood and how she was raised by tutors. It described her knowledge of languages and how she studied hard. In 1544 Henry VII admits Elizabeth and Mary back as his legitimate children. She lives close to Henry vIII's forth wife, Katherine Par. Henry died when she was 13 and Elizabeth's life would become harder. Edward, Henry VIII's only male child, became Edward IV. There is reference to The Seymour family, Edward's mother's family.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 3
This part of the documentary begins talking about Tomas Seymour, Edward IV's uncle. Tomas Seymour married Katherine Par. Seymour would molest Elizabeth. Elizabeth would be sent away from court. Once Katherine died Tomas Seymour would do his best to get more power. He attempted against Edward's life. He was arrested and charged with treason. Elizabeth was also affected by this event.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 4
Tomas Seymour is found guilty of treason against King Edward IV. He is sentenced to death. Elizabeth would not be accused and retired to live away from court. Religion was strongly affected by Edward IV. He would declare both Mary and Elizabeth bastards and no heir to the throne. Edward chose his cousin, Mary Jane Gray, as heir. when Edward died at the age of 11, many supported Mary 's succession to the throne. Lady Jane Gray would be beheaded. Mary became Mary I and restored Catholisism in the
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 5
Mary I's opposition fails. Elizabeth is questioned and sent to the Tower of London. Elizabeth writes to her sister begging for her life. The video shows the tower and the room where Elizabeth is supposed to have been in prison. Mary had no proof to sentence to death and Elizabeth was kept in some kind of home-bound prison. This is the time when Mary has hundreds of protestant killed. Mary I died and Elizabeth becomes queen.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 6
This part of the documentary describes Elizabeth I coronation ceremony in January 1559. The video continues to show that her reign needed her to rule like a king and to have an heir like a queen. She had a group of advisors among whom the closer to her was William Cecil. She also appointed one of her favourites to court.
Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 7
This part of the documentary shows Elizabeth I reign and its economic weakness. The queen needed to have allies and one option was to marry, but she declairs to be married to her kingdom. There is reference to her relationship with Lord Robert Doudly. She did not marry any of the alternative candidates. The video shows that Elizabeth had to take a decision as regards religion. Many bishops that had belonged to Mary I's Catholic parliament were arrested. There was some tolerance for Catholics but
Writing an APA-Style Annotated Bibliography
Writing an APA-Style Annotated Bibliography. Part of the series: Teaching & Writing. An annotated bibliography in APA style is a complete list of all references used, the publication information for each source and a short description or summary of each source. Write an annotated...
The Disappearance of the Norse
This video shows what drove the Norse from Greenland. There are accounts of archaeological findings. There is a description of the effect the weather and food had on their lifestyles.
A Virtual Tour of Martin Luther King's Birthplace
At this website there will be a map of the home. Click on a room of the house and a photograph will appear. Use your mouse to look around the room, or use the controls to zoom in and out. There is also some text that describes the rooms and provides a little background.
Line Integrals - Proof of Green's Theorem (Part 2)
In this second installment, the instructor continues to talks a little too fast, but is understandable. He uses a whiteboard to demonstrate a proof of a special case of Green's Theorem where the graph can be described in two ways.
One of Journey North's most popular migration--that of the monarch butterflies is featured in this program. Journey North
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1780-1880: California in Transition: Rich Resources
These images show the importance of both California's natural and human resource potential to the state’s development and subsequent wealth. Natural resources like water, lumber, and oil — along with human-driven resources like transportation, agriculture, and technology — have all contributed to California's growth. These natural resources drew many different ethnic groups to the state: human resources that would construct railways and aqueducts, plant crops and harvest them, strike it ri