Sherlock Holmes Museum
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, this six minute video shows the fictional home of Sherlock Homes as created in the Holmes Museum. It is intended to be part of a middle school unit of study:
Instructional Objective: After viewing this video students will be able to describe some of the items and characters from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and discuss the question "What are the attributes which combine to make a person a world-famous legend?"
Aristotle Part 4
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only
The American Revolution
This is an 11-minute video that explains both the geographical and political causes of the Revolution. This would be a good video to start a study of the war and includes primary document quotes. Best used with a map of the colonies so students could follow the evidence better.
Study Tips On How to Study Spelling
In order to study spelling for a spelling test or for general
knowledge, it can be helpful to read books about commonly misspelled words. The tutor in this video gives several tip on how to study for a spelling test and he explains how to use reference books when studying spelling.
Drag and Biomimetics
This is a NASA Sci Files segment describing how NASA scientists study the natural design of living organisms in order to solve problems in engineering aircraft. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the sci
"Endemic" - Definition and Usage
Simply defines and illustrates the word "endemic," with the example of kangaroos in Australia. Vocabulary study in context as a learning strategy. Voice-over, words on screen, cartoon illustrations. (:45)
Mobilizing for World War One
The many things needed for a nation to go to war. Words such as logistics need to be explained. This would be a good unit of study that ties in agriculture, too. Uses quotes to help explain Wilson's beliefs about getting involved after running on a platform of non-involvement. Propaganda used and examples given. Good video for many issues such as the Supreme Court limiting freedom.
The History of World War One 1914-1918
The History of World War One 1914-1918. This is a very short video that goes over the major events about the war. Real footage provides insights into the conditions. Good for students about the study this time period.
Breath of Life: Lower Air Pollution Extends Life Expectancy
A 2009 study finds Americans' life expectancy increased by 2.7 years since the late 1970s, with 5 months of that attributable to decreases in air pollution from cars and factories. Run time 02:10
What is a Cloud?
Some amount of the water in lakes, oceans, and even the water we use to cook, clean and drink at home; escapes into the atmosphere as water vapour. When this gaseous form of water cools down, or condenses, around tiny particulate matter like dust in the atmosphere, it forms little ice crystals that aggregate to form clouds.
The study of clouds is called nephology, and different kinds of clouds
are classified according to how ‘high’ they reach, or the length from
Rembrandt was a master of chiaroscuro (the effects of light and light's contrasts) and it shows in these paintings. Many different works are displayed but there is no explanation about the pictures.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606, in Leiden, the Netherlands. His father was a miller who wanted the boy to follow a learned profession, but Rembrandt left the University of Leiden to study painting. His early work was devoted to showing the lines, light and shade
The War of 1812
This is a short preview of a 45 minute video you can download. It has some interesting insights and facts and shows the true importance of this sometimes overlooked war. A good video to introduce the war or add depth to its study.
From an outsider's perspective, storm chasing might appear to involve hours and hours of boredom, accentuated by a few moments of unimaginable excitement — or terror — depending on one's love or fear of tornadoes. But to tornado researchers, the effort and expense they expend in search of a single tornado-producing storm reflect the importance of these events in terms of their impact on lives and property. This video segment adapted from NOVA follows some of the scientists who study these vi
Galileo: Discovering Jupiter's Moons
The telescope forever changed astronomy by providing more detailed views of distant objects than was previously possible. Galileo pioneered astronomy as the first person to study the celestial objects through a telescope. His observations, including the discovery of moons around Jupiter, helped revolutionize the way people thought about the universe. This video segment adapted from NOVA describes some of Galileo's first discoveries with the telescope. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:04.
Studying For Exams Made Simple This video provides tips and guidelines to help you improve your grades and make fundamental changes to how you study. Focus on the things that are important. Ask questions and practice. Prepare mentally for the exam. Video is of average quality and would be good for students in middle school or high school. (10:46)
This video provides tips and guidelines to help you improve your grades and make fundamental changes to how you study. Focus on the things that are important. Ask questions and practice. Prepare mentally for the exam. Video is of average quality and would be good for students in middle school or high school. (10:46)
Career Bytes: Diana Heuter (collected)
Episode 5 (of a 5-part series) This Nortel LearniT video offers insight into the career of Diana Hetuer the president of the science museum in Dallas. This museum is dedicated to teaching technology to adults and students. Many wonderful programs are offered at the museum. Diana discusses what she need to study to become the president of the museum.
Mississippi Black Heritage
This is a photo study of Mississippi Black Heritage and Slavery.
Music: Blue Grass, sung by Rachel Eddy and No Whiskey Before Breakfast.
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.
Learn about Conjunctions
This is video clip about conjunctions. Conjunctions are an important part of the English language. A conjunction is a word that connects phrases, clauses, or other words. Speaker is monotone and there are lots of words on visuals--probably better for older students. Visuals would make a great study guide (Running Time 2:54).
The History of Mathematics - BBC
Mathematics is the Empress of the Sciences. Without her, there would be no physics, nor chemistry, nor cosmology. Any field of study depending on statistics, geometry, or any kind of calculation would simply cease to be. And then, there are the practical applications: without math there would be no architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps, or time-keeping: therefore no navigation, nor aviation, nor astronomy.