Island Universes: The Nature and Origin of Galaxies
Prof. Webb describes the basic characteristics of galaxies, outline the methods we use to study them, and highlights some of the main results and open questions in the field of galaxy formation and evolution.
Investigating Wisconsin History-Making a Living: Agriculture
Making a Living: Agriculture - While visiting a farm that has been owned by one family since the 1840s, Angie wonders how farming has changed throughout Wisconsin's history. As she investigates, students see a progression from subsistence farming in Wisconsin's presettlement days to large, modern commercial farms. Angie discovers that this progression developed at different times and at different rates in Wisconsin as the agricultural frontier moved slowly across the state. Angie learns that old
UFOs: The Psychology of a Phenomenon
McGill psychology professor Don Donderi explains how and why he came to study the UFO phenomenon, and describes the chronology of the popular, official, and scientific viewpoint on the matter. He also reviews two UFO cases he has personally investigated.
The Plymouth Colony
The Anglican Church became England’s official church during Queen Elizabeth’s reign from 1558 to 1603. At this time there was growing tension between Catholics and Protestants dating back to when Queen Elizabeth’s father, King Henry VII, broke from the Catholic Church in the 1530s. English Catholics wanted the Church of England to stress traditional Catholic practices while English Protestants following Calvinist ideals wanted to return to the “pure” Christianity of the New Testament a
Studying for the ACT
In this clip a test prep instructors gives ideas on how to study for the ACT to get a higher score. He give testing advice on studying for the ACT with ACT prep books, which cover a variety of concepts and strategies that give insight into the information covered on the test and general test taking tricks.
SAT Sentence Completions
This video clip will cover sentence completion sentences. The clip explains how to prepare and study SAT vocabulary and strategies for solving SAT sentence completion questions. Visit BulletER for much more help on the SAT.
Learn French - French Color Vocabulary
Each word is introduced in English and French. This is a great way to study new vocabulary words that will build up your proficiency in French.
How to Write MLA Research or Essay Papers
When writing an MLA research or essay paper, know that the MLA, or Modern Language Association, publishes a book about proper formats for a research paper. Write an MLA essay paper and refer to the handbook with tips from an English teacher in this video on research papers.
MLA Citation Format--Put Your Papers in Perfect MLA Style: P1
This video show you how to set up manuscript settings for a research paper in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. It also covers in-text citation formatting style (when, where and how to cite) and the Works Cited page. You can actually view the computer screen setting being made while you are being told the steps.
Put Your Papers & Essays in Perfect MLA Style: P2
This video continues to teach the manuscript settings for a research paper in Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Also covers in-text citation formatting style (when, where and how to cite) and the Works Cited page. Pt 2 of 2
The Civil War: Technological Conflict
A review of the most important technology developments in the Civil War Era. Not much depth of how these developments changed society, but does show the start of major differences between the North and South. A good video to show prior to a study of the war. It is best used with maps and a compare and contrast assignment about the North and South.
Chimps Show Humanlike Good Will Video
Without having been trained to do so, chimps in a Japanese study helped their fellow apes access elusive juice. The researchers say this adds to evidence that chimps are more similar to humans than previously thought.
Right Handed Chimps
This video refers to the results of a study that show how chimps use the right hand and what that means. The features they share with human beings are mentioned.
The influence of Rock on Jazz
Rock and roll has played a major role in the development of modern jazz. In this video, musicians play a rock-influenced jazz piece.
Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
The Wedding March is Mendelssohn's most popular piece. It is part of his contribution to William Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream," is the backdrop for the climactic wedding scene. And countless weddings since, usually as the recessional music as the bride and groom leave the church. This is a live-recording of Mendelssohn's Wedding March (from "A Midsummer Night´s Dream"), conducted by Sergio Cardenas and performed on April 29, 2008, at the Xochipilli Concert Hall of Mexico Ci
Demography is the study of the characteristics of the human population, such as age, race, and gender. Political scientists use demography to identify and study specific target groups to determine who shows up at the polls versus who does not. In addition, these demographic groups enable political scientists to study voting trends, or what causes people to vote a particular way. Their studies not only yield statistics that can be used to forecast voter turnout in subsequent elections, but they a
Mysteries of Deep Space: Search for Alien Worlds (5 of 6)
Part 5 of 6. The modern search for extra-solar planets is explored in this video. It discusses the searches that have occurred from past to present, and what we hope to learn from these searches.
Geometry Review of Transformations
This lecture is a review of rotations, reflections, and translations. The instructor uses graph paper to illustrate and explain various types of transformations. The instructor uses a study guide for the examples in his lecture, but it would be fairly easy to use graph paper to follow along with the examples. He also talks about how to correctly name the new transformations.
SAT Prep: Test 2, Section 6, Part 5
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems. This video is appropriate for high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.
Introduction to Algebra (Part 1)
This is a lesson on introduction to algebra in three parts. This is part 1. Algebra is the study of calcualatin and unknow value in an equation. Larry explains the basics of algebra using examples of problems on a whiteboard and explains the procedure on how to solve the problems.