Bill Nye, The Science Guy, on Rocks and Soil
Bill is passionate about rocks and soil--so are Barry Nolan and Edward James Olmos. They're humans who tell stories. They here to help, because every rock tells a story. It's usually a long one involving millions of years. But, you can get started in just a minute and 56 seconds.
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Aging Diamonds
Unlike most other rocks that are formed in Earth's crust, diamonds are formed deep beneath Earth's surface. Their ability to reveal the chemical and mineralogical nature of Earth's mantle makes them a valuable resource for geologists seeking to uncover the many mysteries of Earth's interior. However, the task is challenging due to the diamonds' tight internal bond, which makes the stones difficult to date. In this video segment from Nature, geologist Larry Taylor explains the geological value of
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Magic School Bus "Rocks and Rolls"
Travel with Ms. Frizzle and the class as they are turned into rock-kids and learn about erosion.  This Magic School Bus episode will cover the following two concepts: (1) Water may look weak compared with solid rock, but give it time and even the hardest rocks cannot withstand its force.  and (2) Water sculpts the Earth over time. It carves out canyons and valleys, breaks down rocks into sand and soil, and deposits them to build up new land.
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Lava Descent

Located at Erta Ale Volcano in Ethiopia.  The moonscape is twelve times the size of Manhattan in New York.  Photographer, Karsten Peter wants a sample of molten rock from the lava lake.  Located at three continental plates, base of this volcano is 300 feet below sea level.  This is one of the world’s oldest living lava lakes, and has been bubbling for at least the last 90 years.  They climb do
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Lesson 8 - Love and Marriage - English Vocabulary
A lesson in honor of Valentine's Day. Topic: Love and Marriage. Expressions for students at the upper intermediate and advanced levels.
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The Best Gift of All Is Love- a valentine song for children
This song contains the various traditions associated with Valentine's Day, but concludes that "the best gift of all is love." (1:07)
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Thoughts On the Music of Brahms
This is a video that includes interviews with broadcaster Rob Cowen, conductor Andre Previn and members of the LSO who talk about their love of Brahms. Excerpts of Brahms music plays in the background. Still photos (black and white) are found throughout of Brahms. (9:20)
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The Very Quiet Cricket, picture book by Eric Carle
A cricket is born who cannot talk! A bigger cricket welcomes him to the world, then a locust, a cicada, and many other insects, but each time the tiny cricket rubs his wings together in vain: no sound emerges. In the end, however, he meets another quiet cricket, and manages to find his "voice." Children will love the repetitive text as they meet a steady parade of new creatures and of course they'll delight in the happy ending.  A charming animation of the simply beautiful picture book brought
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Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
Here is a black and white virtual movie of Edgar Allan Poe "reading" his classic sad and mysterious love poem, "The Raven."  The words of the poem are not shown on screen.  The photograph head shot of Poe "reads" the poem, with lips "moving" and an occassional shift of head position and facial expression.  Poe lived from 1809 - 1849; the first sound recording was invented by Edison in 1877. 
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"I Cannot Live With You" Poem by Emily Dickinson
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie of the (photograph of) the Emily Dickinson's head "reading" one of her love poems, number 640, "I Cannot Live With You".  The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right).  (1:51)
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"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" Poem by T.S. Eliot
A skilled reading of the dramatic monologue, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufock," by British actor Gottfried Geist. This is a great example of good poetry reading.  The video primarily shows the head talking.  Occassionally there are shots of his profile holding the book and gesturing with his hands.  His facial expressions add to the interpretation.  (5:02)
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"Witch-Wife" Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Edna St. Vincent Millay's love ballad is here portrayed through a fascinating collection of still visual art images, with the words of the poem in text on the screen, without narration.  Some of the beguiling, sensual images in this video make it suitable for a mature young adult audience.  Medieval instrumentation is charmingly suited to this pieces, which runs twice the length of the poem due to the amount of artwork.  Useful in visual art study as well as poetry study.  (3:41)
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"Love is not All" Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edna St. Vincent Millay reads "Love is not all' in this video.  Photos of the poet and places in her life, and contemporary photos, accompany her reading.   (1:30)
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Ballet: Tiny Dancer
Anaheim Ballet student, Austin shares her ballet moves and ballet thoughts. ballet...ballet...ballet.. Austin has been danceing for 5 years and is ten in this video.  The video discusses her love for ballet. (1:59)
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Violent Universe: Echoes of A Supernova
The explosive death of a star leaves an imprint on the galaxy. From the Spitzer Space Telescope. For older elementary, middle, and high school students. 04:07 run time
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Sun 101
It's 100 times bigger than Earth, reaches unfathomably hot temperatures- and makes sunscreen a really good idea. Take a breathtaking journey to the Earth's closest star, the sun. Run time 02:54
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Characteristics of the Sun
Our Sun is an ordinary star — just one of billions of stars in our galaxy alone. However, as our own star, the Sun holds special status for us and is essential to our existence. The Sun's gravity holds the solar system together, and nuclear fusion within the Sun supplies the energy for life on Earth. Without the Sun, Earth would be a drastically different place. In this video segment adapted from NASA, learn some basic facts about our Sun. Closed captioning included.  Run time 01:28.
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Hubble Space Telescope
From the birth of a star to the anatomy of a black hole, space has never looked better than through the mesmerizing lens of the Hubble Space Telescope. Journey into space.
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Building the Great Pyramid - Part 2 of 6
This video is part 2 of the reconstructed life story of Nacht, one of workers who was part of building king Kufu's great pyramid. It describes the shape of the pyramid and what it symbolised. There are historical accounts of different periods in Egyptian history and of the importance of their star calendar.
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Elizabeth I - Documentary Part 9
In an attempt to solve the problems of Mary of Scots and Robert Dudly, Elizabeth offered Mary to marry Robert. However, Mary was in love with Henry Stuart. They married in Edinburgh. In England, Elizabeth was again too close to Dudly. One of Elizabeth's relatives, Lord Northfolk was against Dudly and he ended up in prison. In June 1566 Mary of Scots gave birth to James. However, Mary's had problems with her husband. There was a conspiration and Stuart was killed. Mary was suspect of murder. She
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