Lord Harold Syntax, the world's foremost authority on the English language, takes a trip to lovely little Syntaxylvania, where he and his assistant Nemesis reacquaint themselves with several members of the Syntax lineage. Video is good for elementary students to use as review or initial learning of concept. (5:50)
Largely images of Switzerland with most of the information at the end of the video. Students would benefit from a map of Switzerland to benefit from this video. This video also reflects on the difficulties posed by the mountains. Essentially a travel video with some historic details (Running Time 5:05).
Western Cape Geography, South Africa
Short video clip about the Geography of South Africa. Scenic images and information about South Africa's Western Cape. (1:01)
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (3:07)
Born a slave, Harriett Tubman became a famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom. This is an overview, but lacks maps, statistics, and other information that would make it more useful.
Science Olympiad Scrambler Brakes
A common event at Science Olympiad competitions is the Scrambler. The Scrambler must be a vehicle designed to use a falling mass to transport an egg a particular distance that students will be informed of only at the time of the event. This video displays a fairly simple braking system that is very beneficial to student success. Run time :20
A Song About the Sun
This short, catchy, well-produced song uses great animations to help describe the features of the sun, made of hydrogen and helium. Song is meant for younger children but some vocabulary words are large for extremely young children. (2:41)
Save The Planet!
A colorful cartoon video featuring Polly the Bear that explains the history of Earth Day. Run time 01:54.
Deforestation refers to the clearing or cutting down of trees. This video shows images of The Amazon rainforest and there is background music. It refers to the way the forest is being cut down and why we need to stop it. Run time 01:37.
Don't Build Your Home, Grow It!
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat. Soft cars, jet packs and houses made of meat are all in a day's work for urban designer, architect and TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim. While the concept of these future homes is fascinating and a bit "far out there", the ideas are based on scientific research and the merging of biology and architecture. This video could be used t
How Do Hybrid Cars Work?
Part of a series: This Green Car video show how a hybrid car combines an internal combustion engine with an electric battery, and the vehicles work by starting the car with the battery then switching the power source to the internal combustion engine. It a basic explanation, but not much depth.
The Difference Between Butterflies and Moths
This nature video will explain to your some big differences between moths and butterflies and how to attract butterflies to your garden. The video also adresses the life cycle of the butterfly and moth. Run time 03:47.
Another Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Song
Another song about the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, with dancing by calculus students. (3:58)
Riemann Sums for AP Calculus
An instructor discusses left, midpoint, right, trapezoid, and asymmetric riemann sums using symbolic, graphical, and tabular representations. The 20-minute video describes all of the major important points that are covered in an AP calculus course. (19:27)
Create a Green Roof, Cool a City
Inspirational video showing the benefits of creating green roofs, gardens on roof tops. In this video we look at two of New York's most impressive green roofs to find out how they can help cities cool off and clean up. At a state of the art research station on the roof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, Riverwired's Pulse talks to green roof specialist Leslie Hoffman about how a few plants can reduce water pollution, cool an "urban heat island" by 100 degrees, and improve air quality.(4:59)
Charlotte Church singing "The Lord's Prayer"
This video shows Charlotte Church singing "The Lord's Prayer" (2:46)
President Andrew Johnson
A slideshow about President Andrew Johnson with notes.
The Inner Planet Mercury
Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System, orbiting the Sun once every 88 days. It completes three rotations about the axis for every two orbits. Mercury is bright when viewed from Earth, ranging from −2.0 to 5.5 in apparent magnitude, but is not easily seen as its greatest angular separation from the Sun is only 28.3°. Since Mercury is normally lost in the glare of the Sun, unless there is a solar eclipse, Mercury can only be viewed in morning or evening twilight.
The Nine Planets - Mercury
This short clip is an overview of Mercury and is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. (01:25)
Buddy Guy performing "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
This video shows Buddy Guy performing "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" live.
How Do Tornadoes Form?
On average, about 800 tornadoes occur in the United States each year. They can appear and disappear in moments, and key details about their formation are unknown. These factors make the research to understand and predict tornado occurrence extremely difficult. This video segment adapted from NOVA describes the challenges of studying tornadoes and shows how computer simulations are helping researchers observe what they can't possibly see in a real storm. Closed captioning included. Run time 06: