Weird US Plunges Into Bonne Terre Mine
From the History Channel (produced by KPI) in which they explore the strange subterranean world of a vast flooded lead mine. The Bonne Terre Mine was originally a lead mine, during the late 19th century. Now the mine is open for tours and is also known as a Scuba diving attraction. Video is good quality and has information for students studying these areas of the United States.
Imaging: Digital Images
Video: Imaging: Digital Images Episode 9 (of a 25-part series) This Nortel LearniT tutorial familiarizes students with Digital Images. Digital Images has changed the photography industry. There are many ways to change the images.
Our World: Surface Currents
In this NASA video segment learn what causes ocean surface currents. This segment will explain what variables affect and steer surface currents. (04:39)
What Causes the Gulf Stream?
Even with the waves lapping at their feet, few people consider ocean currents and their importance to global climate. Although the Gulf Stream cannot be seen flowing by off North America's East Coast, in Western Europe, the current's warming effect is undeniable. This video segment adapted from NOVA uses satellite imagery to illustrate the Gulf Stream's path and animations to explain how atmospheric phenomena cause it to move. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:51.
The Ocean's Current Impact on Weather
This 1:47 video uses graphics and a narrator to explains how the ocean conveyor belt and how it has affected the Earth's climate and landscape over centuries.
A collection of videos and lessons and tsunamis
There are several listed here from videos of actually events to animated slide sites. There are also lessons for most ages.
Exploring Oceans: Bermuda
The waters around Bermuda host a liquid jungle of creatures that exist in floating forests of golden brown sargassum seaweed. Deep within its waters live bioluminescent deep-sea creatures, reminiscent of comets, suns, and stars. (03:30)
Google Ocean, Anyone?
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone? Run time 18:17.
Great Barrier Reef Wildlife
The largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef spans more than 1,200 miles of islands and submerged reefs. A plethora of coral thrives here, along with a sweep parrotfish, sugeonfish, barracuda, and sharks. Run time 4:11.
Arabia's Cycle of Life - Reef Symbiosis
A look at the symbiotic relationships in fringing reefs. The video starts with an exploration of the birds, invertebrates and fish that live in and off the shallow waters and tidal pools and moves on to explore some of the marine life and the symbiotic relationships in the shallow coral reefs. Run time 06:36.
Coral Reef Ecosystem
This video shows a close up of a coral reef. Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse marine eco-systems on earth, rivaled only by the tropical rainforests on land. This video shows many different plants and animals close up. Run time 03:49.
Conservation in Ecuador
Volunteers are teaching local farmers to use their land and to protect it at the same time. In northern Ecuador farmers and loggers have cut down almost all the trees in this once forested area. This troubled landscape only has about 2% of what used to be there only decades ago. These volunteers are trying to strike a balance with locals on how they can meet their needs but also save the land. (3:39)
A program in Minnesota is encouraging farmers to turn their farmlands into wetlands. This movie discusses the Reinvest in Minnesota program which encourages farmers to keep farming their profitable land, but to sell back their marginal land and allow it to turn back into wetlands to save wildlife. Run time 02:50.
Coffee - the most dangerous drink in the rainforest
What's the most dangerous drink in the rainforest? If you guessed "coffee" you'd be right! Coffee is grown primarily in the rainforests. Bill explains how sustainable shade-grown coffee can help save the rainforests! Run time 06:39
"LoveSong of J. Alfred Prufrock," A Poem by T. S. Eliot c. 1915
The classic poem by T.S. Eliot is read, while amazingly rendered colored and sketchy animated graphics accompany the words. (4:02)
T. S. Eliot Reading "The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock"
This is a reading of T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" read by Mr. Eliot himself. It is accompanied by a slide show of pictures of T. S. Eliot. Its always nice to hear a poem read by the original author because it can help students get a better idea of the cadence of the poetry.
The Cask of Amontillado - Rap Song
A fun rap about Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado." You can watch the remix video or read the original short story by Poe. Many of Poe's best stories were his simplest, and "The Cask of Amontillado" is no exception. Imagine yourself for a moment in Fortunato's shoes: about to taste your favorite rare drink, instead you are buried alive in a wall. Wow. Flocab artist Dillon Maurer gets on the mic and sticks close to the original text to bring Poe's tale dramatically to life. Lyrics
"Woman to Child" Poem by Judith Wright
A photographic interpetation of Judith Wright's poem, "Woman to Child." The video is also set to music while the words of the poem cross the screen, with selected images. (2:09)
"Double Image" Poem by Judith Wright
A photographic interpretation of "Double Image" by Judith Wright accompanied by music ("The Finish Line" by Snow Patrol) and the words of the poem fading, too quickly, in and out. (2:11)
"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" Poem by Dylan Thomas
A reading of Dylan Thomas' poem accompanied by several photos of Thomas in different scenes. (1:34)