Space Shuttle Glider
Students can construct a scale model of the U.S. Space Shuttle orbiter. Parts, which must be printed on paper, and instructions are provided.
Meadows Prize recipient eighth blackbird begins Dallas residency
Last fall, SMU's Meadows School of the Arts announced the first two recipients of the inaugural 2009-2010 Meadows Prize, a new international arts residency: the Grammy-winning new music ensemble eighth blackbird and the New York-based public arts organization Creative Time. The prize includes housing for a one-to-three-month residency in Dallas, transportation expenses, studio/office space and project costs, in addition to a $25,000 stipend. In return, recipients are expected to interact in a s
Lunar Meanderings (audio slideshow)
Lord Rees, the Astronomer Royal and Master of Trinity College, talks to us about the Apollo 11 moon landings in an interview that reflects on the legacy of the lunar expedition and considers the future of space exploration.
History in the Headlines 18th April 08 - THC
First canine to enter space honoured. Hymn Jerusalem banned from Southwark Cathedral. Who will be the next King of England and Scotland? And find out why Medieval 'hoodies' were given ASBOs.
William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold Speech
By the early 1890s, the Populist Party and figures within the
Democratic and Republican Parties advocated "free silver" (a
silver-standard currency at a high price for silver that would bring
inflation). The Populists represented an alliance of rural interests
and silver mining interests. Free silver advocate William Jennings
Bryan became the Democratic presidential candidate of 1896, delivering
the famous "Cross of Gold" speech denouncing the gold sta
Carl Sagan Explains the Geometry of the Universe
Carl Sagan discusses the curves and warps of space-time. He discusses the possible shapes of space-time.
Jack Johnson: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - 3 R Song
"Three is a magic number." The students of Sunset Beach Elementary School sing along with Jack Johnson in a group rendition of 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.' Environmental education is crucial to the preservation of Hawaii - and the planet.
Aristotle Part 2
This is a video about Aristotle . He is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. This is Part 2 of 2.
Space Terms and Definitions
A Second Grade class uses both pictures and simple demonstrations to illustrate basic space terminology. Some of the terms addressed in this video are: gravity, rotation, Grades K-3. 2 min.
Sesame Street - Weird Animals Counting From 1-20
Strange number-based figures against a black backdrop. Classic Sesame Street video snippet. (:23)
The Blue Planet
Perhaps the last great unexplored frontier on earth, the oceans reveal major new revelations as detected by scientists aboard the space shuttle and submerged to the depths of the "middle ocean" to view rare life forms.
How Animals Shelters Find Homes for Abandoned Dogs and Cats
NOTE: Some graphic images of abused animals. In the United States alone, as many as ten million animals enter shelters each year and millions must be euthanized due to lack of space. Explore visits the Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley -- the first no kill shelter in Idaho -- and finds out how the shelter staff rescues, protects, and finds homes for abandoned dogs and cats. (6:29)
How To Make Your Dorm Room Livable
This video is great for high school students heading off to college and provides handy tips for turning a dorm room into a comfortable living space. (1:54)
Six is the Number That's on my Mind
There is a strange creature in the video with six dancing figures above his head in this brief animated Sesame Street video.
Innovative Developments In Astronomy
A team of rocket scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Space Astronomy Laboratory talk about innovative developments such as the Star Tracker 5000, which offers important applications for the national space program. The device accurately orients spacecraft by tracking star fields with a high level of precision. The researchers also explain how they gather information with an ultraviolet telescope launched by rocket, providing insight into the levels of invisible light in the univer
Super slick NASA preview of the long-delayed mission to salvage the
Hubble Space Telescope, now scheduled for the first half of 2009.
Overview of Duke Ellington
'Duke Ellington was known as one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music' (Duke Ellington, Wikipedia, 2009)This is a short documentary about Ellington's leadership style with contributions from Ben Webster and Alice Babs.
Edgar Degas was born into the family of bankers of aristocratic extraction. His mother died in 1847, so the boy's father, Auguste de Gas, and grandfather, Hilaire de Gas, were the most influential figures in his early life. In this slideshow of his works there is no spoken commentary, just classical music.
CAUTION: This video slideshow features artistic nudity.
Types of Resume Formats
This video tutorial describes the most common types of resumes commonly used in the public and private employment sectors. While it is geared towards military career transitions, it applies to anyone looking to make a job change. Grades 9-12. (12:18)
22 - Paradise XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX
This lecture focuses on Paradiso 27-29. St Peter's invective against the papacy from the heaven of the fixed stars is juxtaposed with Dante's portrayal of its contemporary incumbent, Boniface VIII, in the corresponding canto of Inferno. Recalls of infernal characters proliferate as the pilgrim ascends with Beatrice into the Primum Mobile. Bid to look back on the world below, Dante perceives the mad track of his uneasy archetype, Ulysses. Dante's remembrance of this tragic shipwreck at the ve