How do scientists decipher the information encrypted in fossils? Every fossil contains a record of events that happened thousands or millions of years ago. Meet Michelle Pinsdorf, a fossil preparator at the National Museum of Natural History. Learn how she cleans and prepares fossils to better expose them for study and display.
USA Learns.org has a U.S. Citizenship course to help you prepare for your citizenship or naturalization interview. USA Learns Citizenship will help you with the information and language you need to become a U.S. citizen. This episode covers: Our System of Government, The Executive Branch, and the Legislative Branch
Narrated by John Lithgow, this film was made in conjunction with the exhibition Stuart Davis: In Full Swing. Stuart Davis (1892 –1964) was an American original. Trained as a realist painter, he became a pioneering abstract artist after seeing works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, and other European modernists at the Armory Show in New York in 1913. Davis’s exuberant, colorful compositions echo the dynamism of the American scene and the rhythms of jazz, the artist’s lifelong passion. This documentary surveys his career and includes original footage shot on location in New York and Gloucester, Massachusetts; interviews with scholars and a musician; images of Davis’s paintings; and archival footage and photographs of the artist. Produced by the department of exhibition programs. This film was made possible by the HRH Foundation.
David Smith was one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century. His ideas about art and his methods are revealed in archival footage—through reminiscences by his daughters and in conversations with fellow artists Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell. The film takes viewers to Bolton Landing in upstate New York, where Smith had his studio.
Lawrence O’Donnell, author of Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics and host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell; Fredrik Logevall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam; and Christian Appy, professor of history at UMass Amherst and author of American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity discuss the critical events of 1968 in Vietnam and in American politics with Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire. Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero introduces the program.
The Art of ... Musical Improvisation teaches students how to go off-script and play from the heart. In this webcast, students learn the specific skills needed to improvise with any instrument and any music genre.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go into space? How about living and working in there? In this program we explore those questions as well as the benefits and challenges of living and working in space.
What makes a species likely to go extinct? Meet paleontologist Gene Hunt, and learn how he studies fossils of tiny ocean animals called ostracodes. See how he tests the hypothesis that sex differences play a role in species extinction.
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Coming up on this episode of SEVA TV: We make rainbow swirl soap, attend a 6 hour film festival, and learn to play the bass guitar. All this and more on SEVA TV! Tune in Sundays at 11:30… instagram.com/p/Bn4GvDngema/…