Velocity and Time
Unlike Lorentz, Albert Einstein was motivated to perfect the central ideas of physics rather than to explain the Michelson-Morley experiment. The result was a wholly new understanding of the meaning of space and time, including such matters as the transformation of velocities, time dilation, and the twin paradox.
Expectations for Success: Motivation and Learning
Teachers can enhance their students’ motivation by encouraging them to be thoughtfully and critically engaged in the learning process, by supporting their drive for mastery and understanding, and by helping them become self-confident. This 27 minute program takes a second look at classrooms seen previously to show how motivational techniques work in concert with other learning theories. Stanford University School of Education Dean Deborah Stipek adds her insight to this program
Red Bank Humanists - What Is Humanism?
Nine members of Red Bank Humanists in Red Bank, NJ comment on their understanding of Humanism. More info about the organization can be found at www.redbankhumanists.org , which cultivates rational inquiry, ethical values, and human development. R.B.H. is affiliated with American Humanist Association, Institute for Humanist Studies, and the Council of Secular Humanism.
The verb conocer (to know)
This video is very helpful for those students who are having difficulty understanding when to use conocer to mean to know. The words can be seen as they are said by the speaker. All conjugations are in the present tense.
Dia De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Poetry Reading
This reading is done from the author Olivia Garcia. See vivid images that deal with the day of the dead celebration that takes place in Latin America. This video would be great for understanding the perspectives behind this holiday.
Me gusta and verb phrases
Learn how to use gustar along with an infinitive verb to talk about likes and dislikes. This video would be a great introduction to memorize how to use gustar as opposed to understanding the nuances between gustar and "to like" in English. Run time 03:25.
An In-Depth look at Spanish Prepositions
Understanding prepositions can be an advanced beginner or intermediate lesson in Spanish. This video shows some great examples as well as an in-depth explanation at the grammar involved with using prepositions.
Thomas Edison: The Light Bulb
Thomas Edison's most famous invention, the light bulb, paved the way for modern life. This is a short video about one invention, the light bulb, but adds little to understanding his life. It is interesting for teachers to use as it shows that the light bulb required electricity and that means even more problems to solve.
The Solar Sea
Geologists investigate an 800-million-year-old rock record of sun activity in an ancient Australian lake bed, and fabulous ground and satellite photography of the aurora borealis all contribute to an understanding of earth's relationship to the yellow dwarf star we know as the sun.
Fate of the Earth
New theories about the global consequences of a "nuclear winter" and an "ultra-violet spring" are revealed in this final episode that explores the role of life in shaping earth and its future.
EarthDay Videos: A Variety of Issues
This collection offers an excellent one on the history of Thoreau as well as vidoes on global warming, authors, getting active, EarthDay, and more. All of them are excellent in quality, but some are long and all of them need ancillary materials to make the messages more useful. Maps, a word wall and other aids are recommended. Walden was the best one I found for older students. All videos together are 1 hour run time.
10 Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
This video shows how the next Ice Age could start and its impact on the Earth. Very well done with excellent graphics. A good way to explore the impact of global warming. Not for younger students. Shows impact of freezing on humans, too.
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo
Air- State of the Earth
On certain days, 25 percent of Los Angeles smog is from Asia, which travels over the Pacific in huge brown clouds at the rate of 6,000 miles in 3 days! This movie discusses how air pollution is a global problem. Run time 05:07.
Organs and Systems Working Together
This interactive site has four, brief videos that explain on how various organ systems works together to keep the body functioning properly. Included is a summary of the lesson, and an short assessment to check understanding.
How Does Your Memory Work? Pt.2
Meet a woman who is having her most traumatic memories wiped by a pill, and a man with no memory. This film reveals how these remarkable human stories are transforming our understanding of this unique human ability.
Flip Flops Recycled into Toys, Jewelry, and Sculptures
Using art as a medium for conservation and development, this is the story of a group of Kenyan people who collect the flip flops that wash up on the coast and craft them into jewelry, sculptures and toys. Their goal is to improve lives and the world with recycled products, brighten life with colorful and exciting items made from waste. A beautiful story of how the people of Africa are working to address the global problem of pollution. (6:28)
Chain Reaction: Water
Artists using using visual media to capture climate change in the act. The video begins with showing water bottles made from plastic which uses oil to produce the bottles, gas to transport the bottles and the entire planet's resulting consequences of global warming. Speeded up climate changes showing dying coral, rising water levels, hurricanes, ending with a challenge to be concious of the changes and "Sound the Alarm." Set to contemporary music.
Athabasca Tar Sands - Description of Sands and Methods of Exploitation
Description of the Athabasca Tar Sands and current (1975) methods of exploiting the tar sands. This is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986 Provided by mineguy101. Information is good but production quality of the video is quite dated. Run time 10:00.