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  • Animated Hero Classics: Louis Pasteur

    inventors
    louis pasteur
    microbiology
    vaccines
    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

    nuclear physics
    radioactivity
    history of radiation
    marie curie
    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

    renaissance
    astronomical models
    heliocentrism
    scientific revolution
    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

    renaissance
    scientific revolution
    galileo
    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!

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