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Scientists

Famous men in our history that have contributed to the field of science

There are 34 videos in this category and 61 videos in 4 subcategories.

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History of Nikola Tesla
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A light but accurate bio of Tesla in the United States. The start of the AC/DC argument and the battle between Edison and Tesla/Westinghouse. He created 700 patents. This three minute video is very worthwhile for science classes and history classes. ... [more]
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August 13, 2010 at 08:13 PM
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Galileo Galilei - A Biography
From vimeo.com, produced by Encyclopedia channel
Galileo Galilei was born on February, 15, 1564 in the old Italian town of Piza and his biography is explained in this seven minute video. Uses good quotes and images to help explain his decisions. He is the father of modern physics and, in fact, of a... [more]
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May 15, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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Nicolaus Copernicus
From howstuffworks.com, produced by How Stuff Works
Nicolaus Copernicus, an astronomer who believed the the sun was the center of the solar system is the subject of this two minute video This contradicted church teachings at the time, which said that the Earth was the center of the solar system.  Nico... [more]
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September 25, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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Einstein: Einstein's Miracle Year (2:55)
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The ambitious Jewish born Albert Einstein challenges centuries of scientific thought with his new controversial idea, the General Theory of Relativity. This video gives insights into how he came upon the idea of such new concepts. A great way to get ... [more]
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July 5, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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Carl Sagan explains the pioneers of science.
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This 9:18 video has an excellent explanation of science developed and its constant struggle with myths. The video stresses the first known scientist and this makes an excellent video to introduce student to the history of science.
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December 10, 2011 at 01:17 AM
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Stephen Hawking - Mini Biography
From YouTube, produced by Biography Channel
Watch a short biography video about Stephen Hawking and learn about his childhood, his theory on black holes, his living with ALS, and his popular science book "A Brief History of Time." (04:00)
September 6, 2012 at 08:11 PM
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Great Scientists Aristotle
From GoogleVideo, produced by Discover Science
Dr Allan Chapman. Oxford University Professor and historian of science, presents engaging and accessible introductions to the complex theories and ideas of Aristotle. The video provides an excellent background to the scientist's life. A must watch fo... [more]
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June 14, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
From 5min, produced by Britannica
The polio virus attacks certain types of nerve cells and for hundreds of years it killed and crippled - especially children. By 1952 Dr. Salk and his research team had developed a killed virus vaccine against polio. Learn how a nationwide mobilizatio... [more]
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September 3, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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Milestones in Science - Joseph Lister and Ignaz Semmelweis
From Hulu
Even in the 19th century wound infection still meant that one in every two successful operations ended in the death of the patient. Ignaz Semmelweis and Joseph Lister realized that this was attributable to the lack of hygiene in hospitals. Run time 1... [more]
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September 4, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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Ralph Baer, inventor of the video game
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In 1967 the first video game on a television set was played by these two men, inventor Ralph Baer and his assistant Bill Harrison. This video was taken two years later, with their famous Ping-Pong game on the "brown box" console, which later became t... [more]
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March 25, 2010 at 08:16 PM
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