Housing two of the world’s largest optical and infrared telescopes, the Keck Observatory sits upon a dormant volcano above the clouds in Hawaii. Get a glimpse of where astronomers go to peer into the heavens.
Tony Hawk is one of the most famous Skateboarders in the history of the sport. He is an international star who has done tremendous work for the sport of skateboarding, and was the first athlete to ever complete the 900. His name is also the title of a very successful line of skateboarding video games, and he’s the founder of the Tony Hawk Foundation. He continues to have an amazing skating career and is also doing great work for skaters and communities around the world.
The Wombat is a Marsupial that can be found in Australia. They are quadrupeds who are herbivores and are, for the most part, nocturnal creatures that reside in mountains and forests. They are exclusively found in Australia and, one interesting fact about these furry little animals is their backwards facing pouch, which evolved in order to avoid dirt gathering while digging and burrowing. Please enjoy this video of these cute critters.
Christopher Columbus was an explorer from Italy who sailed across the Atlantic and brought knowledge to the Europeans about the existence of the American continent. He landed in America in 1492 and completed a voyage which turned out to be one of the most important and famous journeys in history. Please enjoy this video of one of the world’s greatest explorers!
Teachers can make online video lessons at AllThink. This video shows you a demo of the service.
String Theory is a theory in particle physics that attempts to describe the reality of our Universe and bring together Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity. As we attempt to better comprehend the nature of space/time, some leading physicists believe that String Theory gives us our best shot at grasping the true physical makeup of our Universe. Many think that the leading current scientist working on String Theory is Edward Witten, and it seems only time will tell the truth value of this amazing and complex theory.
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of The United States of America. He was one of the most influential Americans to have ever lived, and continues to be admired for his political, scientific and literary skills. He was also an inventor who created bifocals and the lightning rod. For all of his contributions, wit, intelligence, and ability to unite the early American colonies, Franklin was given the nickname, “The First American.” Please enjoy this film on one of history’s most brilliant men.
Cat Stevens, now named Yusuf Islam, is a musician who rose to fame in the 1970’s. His most well known record was released in the early 70’s and is called, “Tea For The Tillerman.” He was a brilliant singer-songwriter with many number one hits, and at the height of his fame he left his career and converted to Islam. He currently plays and makes some music, but has dedicated his life to Islam and focuses primarily on philanthropy and education within the Muslim community.
The Battle of Guadalcanal was one of the most pivotal battles of World War II. It was fought between August 7th, 1942 and February 9th, 1943. The Allied forces in the Pacific launched their second major campaign against the Japanese and it resulted in one of the longest and most significant battles of World War II. Please enjoy this video on the historic Battle of Guadalcanal.
Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer whose most famous books, “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina,” are two of the greatest novels ever written. Many critics believe that “War and Peace” is the single greatest novel ever written. Tolstoy lived from 1828-1910 and his work represents the pinnacle of realist fiction. Along with Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy is considered a literary genius and represents the best of Russian and world literature.