Storm Clouds Forming
This is a video which shows how storms develop.
Discovery of DNA: Frederick Miescher
Overview of the discovery of DNA in blood soaked bandages by a young university student. Explains how Miescher made the connection of the DNA molecule to heredity. Mixture of video and images with narration. Grades 7-12. Includes closed captioning. (01:31).
Weather on Jupiter, Part 5 of 7
This video compares Jupiter's lightning to lightning on Earth and is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
How an ADHD Child Listens
How an ADHD Child Listens. Part of the series: How to Tell if Your Child Has ADHD. How an ADHD Child Listens in this children's health video.
Survivor- The Middle School Classroom- Part 1
Video Slideshow- Part 1 of 3 part series- Help us move from just surviving a defective classroom to thriving in an effective classroom. Begin with a stress test to see how much stress you are under, not just professionally but personally as well. See how it affects you in your classroom. (08:00)
Survivor- In The Middle School Classroom- Part 2
Video Slideshow- Strategies for moving from surviving a defective classroom to thriving in an effective classroom. What is an effective classroom? They are a role model, lovable, caring, and is flexible. Effective teachers are also organized using timers, task cards, computer log, etc. (8:56)
Survivor- In The Middle School Classroom- Part 3
Video Slideshow- Strategies for moving from surviving a defective classroom to thriving in an effective classroom. What are your discipline issues? A program of discipline must teach self-discipline, students must know the standards, and the adjustment of behavior must fit the occasion and environment. (7:19)
The Power of Acknowledgement - Make a Difference
This video is about a project started by a teacher with her high school students. After telling them why each of them had made a difference that year for her and for the class, she asked them to choose a person in the community who they could acknowledge. They had to go talk to that person saying "Who you are makes a difference". They had to acknowledge their work. The video shows how this project ended up helping a teenager and his father to get closer. It explains the importance of acknowledgi
What are Gamma Rays? Part 2
Somewhere out in the vast depths of space, a giant star explodes with the power of millions of suns. As the star blows up, a black hole forms at its center. The black hole blows two blowtorches in opposite directions, in narrow jets of gamma rays. NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, will catch about 200 of these explosions, known as gamma-ray bursts, each year. GLAST's detailed observations may give astronomers the clues they need to unravel the mystery of what exactly produce
What is GLAST? Gamma Rays Part 1
The Universe is home to numerous exotic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate inconceivable amounts of energy. GLAST will open a new window on this high-energy world. With GLAST, astronomers will have a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to search for signals of new fundamental processes that are inaccessible in ground-based accelerators and observatories. GLAST's s
Swift and GLAST-Gamma Rays Part 3
What's the difference between the Swift and GLAST satellites? Both missions look at gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), but in different ways. Swift can rapidly and precisely determine the locations of GRBs and observe their afterglows at X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavelengths. GLAST will provide exquisite observations of the burst over the gamma ray spectrum, giving scientists their first complete view of the total energy released in these extraordinary events. Beyond GRB science, GLAST is a multipur
World War II - Battle of the Java sea Feb/March 1942
Veteran Seamen of several nationalities who participated give their perspectives of the February and March, 1942 battle of Java Sea. Color, with subtitles.
US Troops on Alaskan Front - 1942
This World War II footage follows reinforcements landing on Attu Island and "Flying Tigers" preparing for combat missions in the Pacific, as large crowds pray for the troops in Chicago.
Video Brain Teaser #55
Videos that provide viewers with brain teasers/mental puzzles. These may consist of problems dealing with the arrangement of matchsticks, coins, and other items. May include pencil drawing games, optical illusions, hidden images and "Find the Twin" problems.
The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson
A Christmas story about a fir tree that is recorded by Phil Brock. The text is at the bottom on the page with animations.
Austrian Christmas Traditions
Austrian Christmas traditions involve many unique holiday activities.
How to Make Tortilla Chips From Scratch
Make some homemade tortilla chips with directions from a
professional chef. The chef gives instructions on how to cut either white corn or yellow corn tortillas into large triangles, tossing them in a bit of oil, spreading them out evenly on a cookie sheet and baking them at 400 degrees until golden and crispy.
The Treaty of Versailles Ending World War I
This short video shows footage of the time. You can see the leaders of the peace conference. It shows a map of Europe and what it was like after the decisions taken at Versailles. It states that instead of a solution the treaty would soon bring further problems.
A History of Political Parties in the U.S.
Great teachers from outstanding universities give instruction on federalism in this video from Thinkwell's online American Government series. In this video we discuss: A History of Political Parties in the U.S. The video uses lecture format, pictures, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanations. Run time 11:12.
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, primitive methods of travel were still in use in America. Waterborne travel was uncertain and often dangerous, covered-wagon and stagecoach travel over rutted trails was uncomfortable, and all types of travel were very slow. Americans were aware that a transportation network would increase land values, stimulate domestic and foreign trade, and strengthen the American economy.
In 1794, a private company completed the Phila