Using Mass Balance to Understand Atmospheric CFCs
In this activity, students use an interactive online mass balance model to help understand the observed levels of chlorofluorocarbon CFC-12 over the recent past. They then explore the influence of post Montreal Protocol emission scenarios on future CFC levels and discuss the relevance of this to stratospheric ...
A Correlated History of Earth
This page describes a geologic timescale poster available for purchase. The site also contains an interesting essay: "A Galactic Orbit Model for Periodic Mass Extinction," discussing how clusters of impacts could cause periodic mass extinctions.
SAMPEX - Yohkoh: Solar Modification of Relativistic Electrons in the Earths Radiation Belts
The Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer, SAMPEX, measures fluxes of energetic particles from the sun, the Earths magnetosphere, and cosmic ray sources over a broad range of energies. The four instruments aboard SAMPEX are the Low-Energy Ion Analyzer (LEICA), The Heavy Ion Large Telescope (HILT), The Mass Spectrometer Telescope (MAST), and the Proton-Electron Telescope (PET). The Soft X-ray Telescope on the Yohkoh satellite takes daily full-disk soft X-ray images of the Sun. Comp
The Sport of Fencing
A short video that explains a bit of the history of fencing and shows some combat. It also goes into more detail about the types of weapons and how the winner is chosen. Of some value where fencing is taught as an introduction. Run time 3:27
Wildlife in India
Check out this terrific short video from explore.org on the wildlife in
India. The animals face the threat of extinction, and the anti-poaching
laws are not being truly enforced. Some, however, are doing great work
in attempting to reverse the destruction and protect India’s wildlife.
“People for Animals” is one such great organization, and the explore
team of explore.org filmed this inspirational short film.
Revolutionary War Soldiers (re-enactors)
A video montage of Revolutionary War re-enactors in the field of battle. This video shows period uniforms, flags and weapons.(Music only; no narration)
Influenza Pandemic of 1918
One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history was caused by a virus. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed at least 20 million people killing more people than WW I. This is best used to show how the smallest germs are more powerful than man-made weapons. Original footage. Needs a word wall and map to make the lessons more important to students. Great for an exercise of comparing large such death numbers such as The Black Death.
Hitler Launches the Battle of Britain
Britain's Royal Air Force staves off destruction at the hands of the German Luftwaffe thanks for radar and bravery. Shows one of Hitler's many errors in judgment.
Science Olympiad Scrambler Brakes
A common event at Science Olympiad competitions is the Scrambler. The Scrambler must be a vehicle designed to use a falling mass to transport an egg a particular distance that students will be informed of only at the time of the event. This video displays a fairly simple braking system that is very beneficial to student success. Run time :20
The Dust Bowl Years
I was inspired to make this video after watching the History Channel's special presentation of "Black Blizzard" which described in depth how and why the Dust Storms of the 1930's happened. I knew the storms were bad, but in my wildest imagination I could never fathom the magnitude of destruction the phenomenon caused. How the people of the time made it through without going mad is truly astonishing. It is to the survivors and their families that I humbly dedicate this video.
Elements of Life
This video slide show is accompanied by text "... Take a look around you! The chair you're sitting in, the tree see when you look out the window, and even you are made up of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space.
Elements are the simplest type of matter and have unique chemical and physical properties. An element is a form of matter that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by ordinary chemical methods. As of the year 2000, there were 112 known elements, but j
How It's Made: Commercial Book Binding
A quick look at how magazines and books are bound. Good for career day or to develop an appreciation for the of mass production and the engineering that is required.
Run time 1:22
The Planet Jupiter
This video shows the mass of Jupiter, how long it takes to complete a rotation, what makes up the clouds, and what makes up the bands of color on the planet. It discusses the Red Spon on the planet, what gases make up Jupiter, the gravity on the planet, how many moons Jupiter has, and the rings Jupiter has. It also discusses what the rings are made up of. The video consists of awesome pictures. This video is set to music, the words are on the pages, there is no voice. Run time 08:08.
Video gives facts about the planet Jupiter. It describes its mass, colors, red eye, its short day, and speed of its revolution and its fantastic stripes. Video is of good quality and appropriate for students of all ages. Run time 02:31.
The Planet Uranus
A look at the facts of Uranus. These facts include the number of moons, diameter of the planet, how long it takes to go around the sun, it is the coldest planet, and the temperature of the planet, where the blue color comes from, what gases it is composed of, its mass, the tilt of the planet, the atmosphere of the planet, and the rings around the planet. This video is set to music, there is no reading voice. Run time 07:33.
The Planet Neptune
A look at the planet Neptune. It gives some simple historical information, number of moons, layers of the planet, its atmospheric makeup, the surface temperature, mass of the planet and what it compares to, diameter size, why the color of Neptune is blue, and a series of images over time. Gives information on the wind, temperature differences on the planet. The pictures are great in this video, it is set to music and there is no voice. Run time 08:49.
The power of glaciers is explored. Go inside a glacier to see its spectacular beauty and raw power. Video takes place in Norway. Scientists are starting to understand the power of ice. Scientist use hot water, spraying for two days, to get inside and see the inside. They go inside and see the ice, there is about 200 meters of ice around them, and if they would stay there for approximately 48 hours the ice would close in on them. The glacier is not really a solid mass of ice, it has w
Mysteries of Deep Space: Black Holes
Explores the revolution in astronomy launched by the Hubble Space Telescope. This video discusses the Super Nova, its size, mass, and gravity. Discusses neutron stars size and mass, when the were discovered. The Hubbell Telescope is discussed and how it is used to help scientists. The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory is also discussed. Video is of good quality and is appropriate for students of middle elementary school, middle school and high school.
Climate Change in Antarctica
Adam Soule from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution talks about his volcano research and how Antarctica is sensitive to climate change. As a volcanologist, he will study the lava flows of the past, an important process in an actively evolving planet such as Earth. The products of volcanic eruptions cover more than 2/3's of the Earth's surface and are primary means for transferring heat and mass from the Earth's interior.
Temperature vs. Heat
Eureka! explains that heat refers to quantity of hotness, and is determined by the mass and speed of molecules. This program demonstrates that a bucket of water at a temperature of 50 degress Celsius contains more heat than a cup of water at 100 degrees Celsius. Video is good quality and has good information for students of any level.