Staff profiles: Mary Phillips
Mary Phillips talks about her interaction with students through her role as a coordinator in the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions and an adviser to the Black Student Alliance and the African American Celebratory. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/9493
Blue Glass Bottle House Installation by Mildred Howard at San Jose Museum of Art
2005 installation of the Mildred Howard Bottle House at the San Jose Museum of Art. The video time lapses 5 1/2 days into 2 minutes. This short video could be used to show how recycled items do have value and can be utilized as architectural elements in a building. (02:07) There is no sound and so students may need a great deal of help understanding what is happening.
Biography: Albert Einstein, Part 1
There are six parts to this series. This five minute video shows his life with photos. It explores his married life and first wife. Video does mention his marrying his cousin. His sons are shown and their problems explained. The video ends with his becoming famous and the first super star of the scientific world at that time.
STORY OF THOMAS ALVA EDISON
This is a slow loading 30 minute video that tells the life of Edison. The sound quality is poor and the music may be off putting to some students. The video is a simplified biography and the students can hear his voice provide insights into his beliefs.
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.