Fignewton Frog (puppet) and Dora (person) tell the story of the Caddis Fly using a "Make - Do Theatre" style, which requires the storyteller to construct the puppets before telling the story. Features the following books: "Let's Read About Insects", "The Pond World: Adventures in Seeing", and "The Adventure Book of Insects".
Shows several youngsters finding shelter upon hearing an air raid alert. Then portrays Ted and Sue, at home when the alert sounds, taking the necessary precautions against an atomic bomb. They cover windows, check the kitchen for fires, and go to the basement to wait for instructions over the battery radio. Next pictures what to do in case of a bombing without warning, as demonstrated by Ted and Sue. They are commended by the warden for their good work.
Explains, with animation, atomic structure and the basic concepts of atomic energy. Distinguishes between electronic or chemical energy and nuclear energy. Explains the three known forms of atomic energy release: natural radioactivity, nuclear synthesis, and nuclear fission. Illustrates the relationship between atomic energy from the sun and chemical energy stored and released in photosynthesis and combustion.
Examines new concepts of the word "fuel." Discusses and shows the atomic fuels uranium, plutonium, and thorium. Explains what atomic fuels are and where they are found. Describes the use of "magic metals" zirconium, beryllium, and halfium, in conjunction with atomic fuels.
Uses laboratory experiments to illustrate the size of atoms and molecules. Demonstrates the smallness of these particles by means of oil film on water and the passage of hydrogen through a clay cup. Shows models to point out the arrangement of atoms in forming molecules. Defines and explains molecular action.
When Marv Baker does not make the basketball team, he begins to worry. When he finds out that his sister Alice's sickness is caused by worry and learns from her doctor three rules to insure health, he thinks through what the doctor has said and applies the three rules to his own problem.
Explains and illustrates the characteristics of the medium of theater art. Outlines the history and evolution of the stage platform. Discusses the functions of the stage and auditorium. Relates the actors and the audience to theater art. Presents theater art as a synthesis of a variety of fine arts.
Presents a tour of Paris, indicating points of interest and picturing Parisians as they go about their everyday tasks. Views Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower. Shows a diagram of the city and locates various points on the diagram. French language narration.
Tells how Johnny and the noted Australian scientist, David Fleay, embark on a trip to capture a platypus. Shows the method of capture and close-ups of the animal, and reveals Mr. Fleay's success in breeding them in captivity. Illustrates the teacher's use of Johnny's experience to present the animal's characteristics and to urge its conservation.
Pictures Austria, an Alpine country of western Europe, against the rich background of its Colorful history, its cultural heritage, and its beautiful cities. Describes how it continues a traditional economy related to the mountains--lumbering, dairying, and tourism--but is developing a newer economy based on hydroelectric power, oil, steel, textiles, and chemicals.
Reports on survival--car design, highway simulation tests, and the "skid school" at the research center of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company at Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Shows two cars designed to protect a driver from crash injuries--a research and a production model. Demonstrates the use of the highway simulator and delineates methods used in the skid school to train drivers to control skids.
Mr. Hoffer examines the role that works plays in self-esteem as well as the effects of growing automation upon this self-esteem. He comments on the basic human need in all societies, in every period of history, for self-realization. It is, he feels, the feeling of worth derived from productive activity whether it be manual labor or the creation of art, literature and philosophy. Mr. Hoffer points out that early science grew out of Western man’s conception of God as “a master scientist,” and that Leonardo da Vinci, for his art, investigated anatomy and became interested in science because he believed it was “God’s work.” He then traces the development of machines from early civilization to what he terms, “present day over-mechanization and automation.” Today’s fast-growing automation and shrinking labor market is turning early man’s dream of luxury and leisure into a nightmare. Unemployment among workers is outstripping the ability of today’s economy to supply jobs for the unskilled. Mr. Hoffer cites current unemployment figures and projects them into the future, commenting that “when man is cut off from the chance to exercise his skills, he loses his confidence, his joy for life, and his sense of worth. Where you have people without a sense of usefulness, you have a potentially explosive situation ideal for the growth of hatred, bigotry and racism.”
Follows two children, Caroline and Tim, as they play in leaves, watch animals in the woods, and observe harvest activities. Describes jobs to be done in fall, such as raking. Worlds connected with fall are shown and repeated. Ends with a brief review.
Employs animation and live photography to present a series of examples demonstrating axioms as statements accepted as true without proof and applies these axioms to addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Shows how the root of each equation can be used to check solutions and uses an equal arm balance to illustrate that what is done to one side of an equation must be done to the other. Concludes with a problem the solution of which requires the viewer to select correct axioms.
Shows the baboon in his natural environment and studies his societal relations. Illustrates the symbiotic, protective association of the baboon and the impala. Portrays troop life, development of social skills, and sexual mores of the troop. Studies the dominant role of the male in all aspects of the troop.
Shows a mother with her child in the doctor's office where the baby is examined and mother and doctor discuss feeding, use of vitamins, and general progress of the infant. Discuss the concept of child care that emphasizes guidance and prevention of problems rather than treatment of disease only.
Discusses the first weeks and months of a baby's life. Explains how the relationship of the parents to the infant affects his future development. Points out various pitfalls parents should be aware of including a let down on the part of the mother, jealousy that may develop between father and baby, and changes in attitude toward each other. Answers questions concerning the role of the father, bottle vs. breast feeding, colic, and self-demand vs. scheduled feeding. (WTTW) Kinescope.
Shows how the farmers in a particular county learn about the detection and prevention of brucellosis, then work with the county agent, veterinarians, and others to have their county certified brucellosis free. Presents an actual situation in which an infected cow on a dairy farm is isolated to prevent the spread of brucellosis and points out that the farmer violated the rules by buying a cow from a non-certified area.
Traces the various methods of propulsion. Explains the development of jet propulsion by the Chinese in 1232. Relates the history of the use of rocker power to the age of firearms. Shows how the rocket became an important weapon at sea because of the flammable nature of the ships. Surveys the actualities and dreams of rocketry throughout its development. (New Mexico College of A. & M.A.) Film.
Presents various types of bacteria photographed from life to show their culture, distribution, and reaction to antiseptics and living white blood cells. Reveals the growing and dividing processes of bacteria through photomicrography.
Discusses the so called "bad" habits which many children acquire and ways which parents should cope with them. Points out that "bad" habits are a form of play to the child and should not be considered serious except in relationship to the age of the child and the extent to which they are practiced. Answers questions concerning the habits of thumb sucking, sexual play, head banging, and rocking in bed. (WTTW)
Describes the arts and crafts of the Bakuba people of the Congo and briefly describes other aspects of their culture. Indicates the probable origin of the Bakuba in northern Africa. Pictures weaving, embroidery, tattooing, and making of statuary. Shows trinkets used to decorate costumes and presents details of the most ornate costume of the hereditary king.
Describes the problem of reducing the effect of gravity on humans. Discusses the sense of sight, balance, position, and touch and how they will be affected by upper air travel. Describes the construction of the inner ear and the way in which it affects our sense of balance. (New Mexico College of A. & M.A.) Film.
Follows the step-by-step activities of two elementary school children who become interested in fish as they discover the difficulties of keeping tropical fish. They set up an aquarium, select the fish, and learn the importance of feeding the fish properly, cleaning the aquarium, keeping the temperature constant, and maintaining the proper balance between plant and fish life. Live action, animated drawings, and underwater photography.
Analyzes receiver stance, position of hands, and importance of keeping the eyes on the ball. Demonstrates fundamentals in catching the ball passed from center, catching punts and long passes, handling the ball in close and spinner plays, and shifting the ball from side to side in running. Includes slow-motion, stop-motion and close-up photography.
The grace and beauty of bamboo—familiar subject to all Japanese artists—is captured by T. Mikami as he teaches hos to draw bamboo as it appears on a windy day, starting with the truck, then the slender branches , and finally the leaves. Mr. Mikami also paints bamboo as it appears in the rain and in the snow.
Presents the characteristics, history, and applications of the binary system and emphasizes the basic principles of base and place in our system of numeration. Shows how numbers are represented in the binary system, its relationship to electronic digital computers, and how business applies the binary system through the use of Keysort cards. Mentions specific applications and sketches the historical contribution of Leibniz and Harriot to the binary system. Demonstrates the importance of base and place in our number system. Shows such functions as the role of ten and checking for the transposition of digits through division by nine. Features Phillip S. Jones.
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Compares the simple production of hand-made pottery with modern mass-production methods, showing the basic similarities in the two processes. Emphasizes the interdependence of natural resources, labor, capital, and management in both processes. Explains the role of the consumer in the prodcution of goods and services and in regulating their supply. Animation and live action.
Explains what marine biologists do and the procedures used in solving the problems they choose to investigate. Illustrates questions that marine biologists are investigating including cellular biology. Presents film sequences showing research scientists at work determining the functions of various organs and systems of marine animals. Concludes with a discussion of the importance of research in teaching and training young scientists. (KCTS)
Uses the activities of a farmer, his wife, and nine children living in the Alpine country of southern Austria as an example of a cooperative family enterprise. Shows members of the family participating in the harvest and other farm activities of late summer and early fall. Includes scenes of lumbering, sheep shearing, a funeral at a sixteenth century church, the children's school in session, and a village dance.
In this second program Mr. Ruml, Professor Rudick and Dr. Morrison discuss education and the liberal college, the liberal element in universities, science in a liberal education, teachers and teacher training, “The Picture Method,” monetary support of universities , the student and his work load, teachers’ salaries, teacher recruiting, quality in teachers and students and problems of college admission.
Dr. Milton Hildebrand explains the methods used in understanding the complexity, forms, and interrelations of animals. Demonstrates with charts and models how animals are classified according to what they do and skeletal characteristics. Shows how the use of scientific methods of analysis aids in making predictions about animals. (KQED)
Fignewton Frog (puppet) and Dora (person) tell a story about a bat named Beatrice who buys a beautiful necklace but gets sick due to trying to sleep right-side-up so as to keep the necklace on. Gives basic information about bats and enforces the idea that sleep is important.
Demonstrates the method of making a bunk and a bed, adjusting a bed, ways of raising the patient's head and knees, keeping the weight of the cover off the patient's feet, and the use of a fracture board.
Portrays conditions leading to the establishment of the Social Security System and explains the subsequent changes in the law that have extended coverage to nearly all persons in the United States. Early conditions in the U.S. permitted persons to move westward during a depression, thereby caring for themselves, their families, and their own aged. Urbanization and industrialization eliminated most of these opportunities and as a result Congress met this need by establishing social security. The eligibility requirements are summarized through presenting a number of cases of persons receiving benefits. Shows the necessity of continued welfare aid to those not eligible for Social Security.
Describes the work of the newspaper reporter. Joins the Police Reporter on his regular beat, and covers a feature story at the zoo. Through an interview with the Managing Editor, indicates that a newspaper does more for its readers than reporting news. (KETC) Kinescope.
Discusses Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren. Examines the biographical method used and contrasts this with an earlier biography of Franklin. Points out Franklin's stature as philosopher and "man of the world." Indicates the apparent failure of this biography to give an appreciation of his stature. (Syracuse University)
Tells and illustrates the Japanese legend of a man who roamed the streets of Kyoto at night and took men's swords. He meets his match, however, and ends up the servant of another man. Demonstrates the brush painting techPiques used in painting Benkei and the man who defeats him.
Uses historic documentary motion pictures combined with newer Films sequences to tell the story of Berlin from the fall of the Third Reich to the building of the wall between East and West. Reviews the political events leading to the crisis in Berlin, shows the tragic consequences for the people of Berlin, and explains the reasons for the deep commitment of the Western powers to keep West Berlin free of communist control.
Presents an overview of best sellers of the 20th century and analyzes the continuities and contrasts in the literary tastes of the American public. Notes the persistency of "how-to" books, from those describing short-cuts to financial success to those on religious topics. Examines the concept of reading for escape and the ways in which it has changed over the years.
There are different types of pollen. Bees gather pollen. Mr. Robinson provides sketches of Betsy, a honeybee, who gets hay fever from one kind of pollen. She gathers pollen from another source and becomes the best pollen gathering bee in a contest.
Shows how various viruses fit between the largest non-living molecule and the smallest unit of life. Uses models to explain the organization of various kinds of molecules and viruses. Reviews the first experiment in which a virus was isolated, purified, and crystallized. Concludes with a discussion on the importance of viruses in the understanding of all living matter.