Basic Telescope Types
Don Pensak of Scope City shares the different telescope types and how to choose the right scope for you. Don shows you a reflector, refractor, and compound telescopes. He also addresses computerized vs noncomputerized telescopes. Run time 02:37.
Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story
2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Born Free" -- a book and then a film that changed forever the way we think about wildlife. What has happened to lions since this story? What has happened to the people featured in the film? And what has "Born Free" taught us? (49:39)
Christian the Lion: The Full Story
This video tells the story of Christian the Lion. Two men purchased the lion cub in a London department store in 1969, raised him as a pet, released him in an African reserve, and had an emotional reunion after the release. The story is told with actual film footage, words on the screen, and music in the background. This video would be an excellent enrichment to the Christian the Lion books. (Note: This video has a few, small grammatical errors.) (06:37)
Christian the Lion: Release and Reunion
This video contains actual film footage of Christian the Lion being released in Africa and the emotional reunion with his owners. The song " I Will Always Love You" plays in the background. This would be a good video to show as students are reading the final chapters of Christian the Lion books. ( 4:44)
Emperors of the Antarctic – Emperor Penguins
Emperor Penguins are the largest species of penguin
and they live exclusively in Antarctica. These birds stand about 4 feet
tall and are all black with a white patch on their chest which usually
also has hints of yellow. The most amazing thing about these birds is
the commitment they have towards their eggs and their offspring.
Every year, a pair of penguins come together, mate, and once the
female lays the egg; she passes it on to the male. The male peng
Pay Attention to the Penguins
Think of penguins as ocean sentinels, says Dee Boersma -- they're on the frontlines of sea change. Sharing stories of penguin life and culture, she suggests that we start listening to what penguins are telling us. Dee Boersma considers penguins ocean sentinels, helping us understand the effects of pollution, overfishing and climate change on the marine environment. Run time 15:09.
In this professionally-made video, an animal researcher presents factual information about penguins while actual footage of penguin activity is being shown. Throughout the video, facts are shown in type along with footage of animals. ( 2:40)
Cheetahs hunting in pairs
Cheetahs use partner hunting tactics to bring down a Wildebeest. Live action video (some graphic content). Video shows hunting skill, speed, and strength of cheetahs in the wild.
ACAD 1100 at the University of Memphis.
Taking ACAD 1100 as a freshman at the University of Memphis is the first step to a successful college career.
U2... and mud dominate first day of Glastonbury
June 24 - Tens of thousands of fans descend on Glastonbury to catch a huge roster of bands, including U2, on the first day of the festival. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Respects paid to Zambia's Chiluba
June 27 - Dignitaries from across Africa attend the funeral of former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba. Jessica Gray reports.
2 July 2010
Each month we speak to two people working on development issues across the world, finding out a bit about their work and asking them 'What do you think is the big question that Development Studies needs to answer?'
IDS has recently surveyed a number of journalists, asking about their experience of reporting on international development. The same difficulties and concerns were raised repeatedly:
* How can one compete for space alongside domestic
The War for Wealth: The true story of globalization and how Western society can survive [Audio]
Speaker(s): Gabor Steingart | Globalization is the defining force of our lifetime, but most politicians have not understood the complexity of the process. Thus argues Gabor Steingart, in his controversial and thought-provoking new book The War for Wealth: The True Story of Globalization (McGraw-Hill, June 2008) which he will present for the first time in the UK.
5.8 Vibrating air column: standing waves in a cylindrical tube open at both ends
How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something – a piano, a vacuum cleaner – is actually a musical instrument? In this unit we investigate the way vibrations and sound waves are harnessed to create music.
ManganeseL Period Table
This 2:16 long video explains what Manganese is and what it is used for in daily life. Excellent explanation.
This module is part of a collection of modules intended for use by preengineering students enrolled in MATH 108 at the University of Texas at El Paso. This module addresses some applications of […]
Sunday Service - 7/2/2011 - Sam Wells
A service of worship in Duke University Chapel. The Reverend Dr Samuel Wells delivers a sermon entitled "Things Hidden from the Wise." Knowing God our Father through the eyes of children. Sermon begins at 20:18. Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Bulletin: http://bit.ly/qfeHFf
An offensive joke: writing an apology
After this chapter you can write a letter of apology to a colleague.
Force -- Vector Solutions for Coplanar Forces Concurrent at a Point
This module explains the law of sines and the law of cosines. It also explains vector solutions for coplanar forces that are concurrent at a point in a format that is accessible to blind students.