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  • Animated Hero Classics: Louis Pasteur

    vaccines
    microbiology
    louis pasteur
    inventors
    Louis Pasteur is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases. This clip shows his successful vaccination of animals and his interest in replicating it for humans.

  • Animated Hero Classics: Marie Curie

    marie curie
    history of radiation
    radioactivity
    nuclear physics
    This clip highlights some of Marie Curie's greatest contributions to science: the theory of radioactivity and the discovery of radium.

  • Animated Hero Classics: Galileo Cannot Teach

    scientific revolution
    heliocentrism
    astronomical models
    renaissance
    Galileo is questioned and criticized for his views and theories. He refuses to defy his own understandings in his teachings.

  • Animated Hero Classics: Concern with Galileo's Teachings

    galileo
    scientific revolution
    renaissance
    Church officials in Rome are impressed with Galileo's mathematical knowledge but hesitate when he brings up his interest in teaching Astronomy. They worry he will be accused of heresy by the Inquisition and decide that he is better off teaching in free-thinking Venice.

  • Animated Hero Classics: It's Not Going Out!

    thomas edison
    industrial revolution
    inventors
    electricity
    american history
    Thomas Edison's light bulb finally works after much trial and error.