Multimedia Gallery

These links below will lead you to multimedia resources—images, movies, audio, etc.—that will support science investigation.

The School District of Philadelphia

Clockworks from Sundials to the Atomic Second
From Encyclopedia Brittanica, this site offers an animated exhibition explaining the sundial, clepsydra, astrolabe, candle clock, sandglass, weight driven clock, spring driven clock, pendulum clock, quartz watch, and cesium atomic clock.

Solar Pictures
This collection of pictures is a useful companion resource for classroom investigations of solar energy.

Photovoltaic Cell Introduction
This is just a short video clip, but it's a nice illustration of how photovoltaic cells work. It was created by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Pictures of Sundial
This site lists links to hundreds of pictures of sundials around the world. While the variety is amazing, they all work on the same basic principle.

Historic Sundials
While much smaller, this site also features a collection of photos of sundials. The Franklin Institute has a unique collection of historic sundials. | © 2005 The Franklin Institute - All rights reserved.