Depicts the five major groups of algae, showing growth, movement, reproduction, and nutritional patterns. Describes the tremendous size range of algae from the giant kelp to the minute forms found in a drop of pond water. Discusses the evolutionary development and the economic and ecological importance of the algae.
Dr. Ray Koppelman, University of Chicago, American Institute of Biological Sciences
Diversity of life resulting from evolution: recognition and treatment of diversity –definitions and taxonomic approaches; results of diversity in the plant kingdom; results of diversity in the animal kingdom, with particular emphasis on the evolution of man; diversity in time –divergence, convergence, extinction, the fossil record diversity in space –ecological relations in a habitat.
Students demonstrate the procedures that may be applied to fashion a space design. Details the making of an initial sketch, a three-dimensional model, and a final structure. Shows steps in the creation of space design usng metal, plastic, and other materials. Consultant, George Barford.
Max J. Rosenberg, Ellis Katzman, Elbert C. Weaver, John A. Skarulis, William H. Pasfield, Herman J. Engel, Robert Braverman, Ross Lowell, Geraldine Lerner, Peter Robinson
Records an experiment in which the molecular weight of a compound is determined through knowledge of the percentage composition by weight of the compound and application of Avogadro's Law. Animation is employed to show the differences in characteristics of two substances of identical composition through reference to the substances' molecular structure.
WQED, Tom Coleman, Sam Silberman, Frank Stuckman, Albert B. Martin, Dr. Peter H. Odegard
Dr. Peter H. Odegard, head of the political science department at the University of California at Berkeley, delivers the paper he prepared at the time of the inauguration of Edward H. Litchfield as the twelfth chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh. He discusses the role that the universities of the United States must play in the country’s role in the world. He places particular emphasis on the social sciences.
Slow-motion and underwater photography are used in demonstrating how swimming students emulate the motins of the dolphin as they learn the dolphin kick, the accompanying body undulations and the butterfly arm action which combine to increase the power of the breast stroke. Educational author, Francis Dixon.
A second-grader's experiences during a day without numbers cause him to want to study arithmetic and to realize the value of numbers in his everyday living. All the class but Bob enjoy arithmetic. When a puppet with magic powers offers Bob a day without numbers, he gladly leaves the classroom with the puppet. A series of frustrating experiences caused by the magical disappearance of numbers, such as the disruption of an exciting baseball game, results in Bob's gladly returning to the classroom and the study of arithmetic.
Shows a decontamination squad in England working to make the streets safe from blister gas. Demonstrates the use of anti-gas ointment, respirators, and clothing worn by crews, and explains precautionary measures.
National Commission on Safety Education, National Education Association
Economical driving practices are suggested by a service station operator to a boy who has just received permission to drive the family car alone. Includes care of the car's finish, warming up of the engine, proper use of clutch, efficient braking practices, and the effect of acceleration and speed on tire wear and gasoline consumption.
Presents Ruth, Jump, Marjorie Gestring, and others diving from a 33-foot tower to show championship form in diving. Pictures Iris Cummings and the Hopkins twins as they demonstrate the breast stroke and crawl.
Columbia Pictures Corporation, Robert Cohn, Arthur A. Ross, Nedrick Young, Will Jason, Vincent J. Farrar, James Sweeney, George Brooks, Frank Tuttle, Helen Hunt, Carter De Haven Jr., Russell Malmgren, Irving Klein, Mischa Bakaleinikoff, Wyonna O'Brien, George Coulouris, Ted Donaldson, Sharyn Moffett, John Litel, Ann Doran, Paula Raymond, Peggy Converse, Flame
Teaching Film Custodians classroom film of excerpts from the 1948 Columbia Pictures Corporation feature film, "Rusty Leads the Way". When 10-year old Danny decides his parents exercise too strict control, he decides to run away from home. His parents help him pack and bid him farewell. Outside the front door Danny decides he has been too hasty and re-enters the house, unaware of their anxiety. The parents' ruse proves successful.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Inc., Louis W. Sauer
Shows the day's activities of a child specialist in his office, on a home call, and at a hospital. He makes a physical examination, vaccinates a baby, visits his hospital patients, and diagnoses a case of measles.
Presents four styles of folk dances from the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan, Georgia, and Ukraine. Performed by the USSR delegation to the International Dance Festival in London, England. Dances include "Horoomi", "The Lezguinka", and "Gopak"
This film presents the anatomy, symptomatology, and clinical picture of disorders of nerves. Shots include: unilateral paralysis of masticatory nerve, paralysis of right masticatory nerve, disorders of the spinal accessory nerve, motor fibers supplying sternomastoid muscle, atrophy of the upper portion of the trapezius muscle, scapula alata in paralysis of serratus anticus muscle, motor fibers leaving medulla between olive and pyramid, bilateral paralysis of hypoglossal nerves, scars of gunshot injury bilateraly, slow response to galvanic stimulation, severe atrophy and immobility of tongue, and bilateral paralysis of glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves.