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
Volume & Density
This program explains that volume refers to the amount of space an object envelops and that density refers to the amount of mass that is compacted in a given volume. 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. Run time 04:50.
Our World: How Pulleys Work
In this NASA video segment an aerospace engineer explains how pulleys work and how they are used to lift and transport the space shuttle. (03:07)
Rhombuses, Parallelograms, Trapezoids
Lesson on rhombuses, parallelograms, and traezoids. This lesson is an introduction to these figures that come up in geometry. Larry explains figures on a white board. More lessons at: http://www.MathWithLarry.com
A teacher narrates a slide show explaining what makes two figures congruent.
Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
Evaluate 4m - m when m = -2, a little wiggle cartoon figures it out.
Endeavour Performs a Flyaround of the Station
Cameras aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavor capture spectacular views as the shuttle performs a fly-around of the station. (no audio) Run time 01:57.
Mysteries of Deep Space: Exploding Stars
This documentary discusses the revolution launched by the Hubble Space Telescope. The video shows a simulation (computer animation) of a supernova explosion, and gives a brief history as well. (20:17)
2 of 5; COSMOS-The Edge of Forever
Dr. Sagan leads us to a time when galaxies were beginning to form, to India to explore the infinite cycles of Hindu cosmology, and to show how humans of this century discovered the expanding universe and its origin in the big bang. He disappears down a black hole and reappears in New Mexico to show us an array of 17 telescopes probing the farthest reaches of space. For middle school and high school students.
Observe the International Space Station
If you know where and when to look, it is actually possible to see the International Space Station as it passes over your community.
This video is a short guide to finding and observing the ISS. Viewing times for your location can be found at http://www.heavens-above.com .
Real World: Keeping the International Space Station in Orbit
Each day, gravity pulls the International Space Station, or ISS, a little closer to Earth. See how drag causes the ISS to slow down. Learn about the challenges of keeping the ISS in orbit and how NASA counteracts orbital decay. (05:38)
Pictures from Hubble Space Telescope
Teacher's slideshow of pictures from Hubble of a wide assortment of astronomical phenomena, such as nebulas, galaxies, and Voyager. Views of Earth from inside the International Space Station are also included. Background music. Beautiful photography. Grades 5-12. 5:15 min.
The Inner Working of Chloroplasts
This student made video uses photos and soothing music while adding information across the screen explaining the complex process chloroplasts go through during photosynthesis. Some vocabulary words addressed include: metabolism, photon, oxidation, chytochrome, hydrolisis, thylocoid space, ATP, calvin cycle, gluclose, and aerobic life. Run time 01:54
History of Measuring Systems
Live action movies describing the history of measuring systems. The development of measuring systems is a great human accomplishment. The early Egyptians created a unit of length, the cubit, based on the human forearm. The English and others, used the human foot and grains of barleycorn to measure length. The metric system started with an fascinating attempt to define the metre using time. The metre evolved through a number of incarnations many involving distances taken from the planet. Today
SID THE SCIENCE KID | Measurement | PBS KIDS
This simple short video reinforces the idea that a measurement of length, can be found, from any repeatable unit of length (like the height of Sid). Join Sid in this clip -as he figures out how to measure his room without a ruler.
Pendemonium Apostrophes and Double Negatives part 6
Students learn about apostrophes and double negatives, as well as the Moon, Mars, and Milky Way when they follow the fast-paced adventures of a "pentastic" foursome into space. Seemingly ordinary writing implements named Florentina, Arturo, Buzz, and Penny come to life and try to stop a smelly Dark Marker from taking over the universe by solving clues based on good grammar.