Eureka! Episode 11 - The Inclined Plane
This program demonstrates how an inclined plane allows you to trade increased distance for decreased force. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
If only you had a machine that would trade increased distance for decreased effort or work! This short, animated video from Eureka! explains why inclined planes are important (to help ease work). Run time 4:52
The medium disturbances of nature. With an analysis of simple harmonic motion and a stroke of genius, Newton extended mechanics to the propagation of sound.
Is it too late to get into the China market?
Is it too late for multinationals to enter China right now? Not so, according to Edward Tse, Booz & Company’s senior partner and chairman for Greater China.
Valentine's Day Song
The video starts by counting 10 hearts, then sings a valentine song to the tune of "One Little Indian." Hearts are on a felt board while the teacher sings. Various shapes are also taught between the song.This video is really great for small children to catch on to.
Britain's Black History - Coffee Houses and the Slave Trade
This two minute video is about the growth in popularity of coffee and its connections with black history in Britain and how coffee caused trade and slave concerns.
Economic Update: Corporations, Wages and Jail
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Early Portuguese Slave trade
This short video introduces the way in which Portuguese exploration of Africa lead to slave trade.
Slavery and Society: Atlantic Slave Trade
This video explains that in the 1500s, Europeans enslaved Africans to work their farms in the Americas and the Caribbean. After being sold by African kings, slaves were treated as cargo aboard ships. There is a complete description of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the Middle Passage, why they were needed and how they were transported and treated.
The United States Enters the War
This is a video about WWII and the moment when the United States was engaged in an undeclared naval war with Germany. President Roosevelt ordered the navy to "shoot on sight" any German submarines after an American destroyer, the Greer, was attacked near Iceland. In October, the Kearny was torpedoed killing 11, and the destroyer Reuben James was sunk—more than 100 sailors perished. Congress amended the Neutrality Act in November, to permit trade with belligerents and the arming of merchant ves
The Townshend Duties
History video for high school. "The repeal of the Stamp Act did not end Britain’s plan to tax the colonies. In 1767, Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend proposed enacting new customs duties on the most popular items imported by the colonies. Parliament approved The Townshend duties (also referred to as the Townshend Revenue Act), which taxed a wide variety of imports, including glass, lead, paints, paper, silk, and tea. Unlike the Stamp Act, the new levy was an indirect tax payable a
From the first motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley's book, Frankenstein (1910, A Thomas A. Edison Trade Mark). Silent full length movie in black-and-white/sepia with piano background. (12:41 min.) "Frankenstein leaves for college." "Two years later Frankenstein has discovered the meaning of life." "Instead of a perfect human being the evil in Frankenstein's mind creates a monster." "On the bridal night Frankenstein's better nature a
The Fall of Rome part 7 - Docudrama Series
The Senate goes against its Emperor and choses Atalus, the Emperor's former advisor, as a new leader. Alanis supports him. The deposed Emperor decides to pose a blockade to Rome's trade. As the citizens starve, the new leader loses popularity. Alaric turns against the new leader.
Tour de France, Cambridge: Timelapse
Time-lapse footage of the crowd build-up to Stage 3 of the Tour de France taken from the Pitt Building, including the peloton moving through and beautiful views of King's College Chapel. One image taken per 10 seconds over an eight hour period.
Tour de France, Cambridge
Stage 3 of the Tour de France goes past the Pitt Building on Trumpington Street, Cambridge including a speedy replacement wheel between 3:30 and 4:20 for a rider in green.
This video is accompanied by text. "When Americans voted Lincoln president, James Buchanan officially became a lame-duck leader. Southerners worried that Lincoln’s victory, which received no support from the South, would lead to political and economic dominance by the North. Slavery, they feared, would be restricted and possibly outlawed. Southerners believed that by claiming their independence they could develop their own banking system and establish trade directly with Europe. No longer woul
Origins of Slavery
The origins of slavery can be traced back much further than the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century plantations in the southern United States. By the time the English had begun to settle permanent colonies in North America, the Spanish and Portuguese had developed a model of slavery to provide labor for commercial agriculture. This model was critical for the development of slavery in Anglo-America.
The development of the slave trade began with the Portuguese exploration of West Africa, prim
A Brief SAT Writing Introduction
This is a very brief, but clear, overview of the structure and scoring analysis of the SAT Writing section. (01:17)
Acoustic Remote Sensing and Sea Floor Mapping
The course treats the following topics: - Relevant physical oceanography - Elements of marine geology (seafloor topography, acoustical properties of sediments and rocks) - Underwater sound propagation (ray acoustics, ocean noise) - Interaction of sound with the seafloor (reflection, scattering) - Principles of sonar (beamforming) - Underwater acoustic mapping systems (single beam echo sounding, multi-beam echo sounding, sidescan sonar) - Data analysis (refraction corrections, digital terrain mod
Production possibilities I
This video is a professor/teacher who lectures using a whiteboard about trade-off and opportunity costs. The main idea concerns production possibilities. Run time 7:19