Wright Brothers, Part V
This is an animated biography of the Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur) and their first 'controlled' flight from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
Wright Brothers--Actual Footage of Flight
Here is brief actual footage of the Wright Brothers and their demonstration of their first flight. Because of the era, this is a silent film. Run time 01:29.
Copernicus and Galileo
Copernicus was ridiculed by his peers and Galileo was found guilty of heresy by the Catholic church for their views that the Sun (not the Earth) was the center of the Solar System. The video has a fascinating account of Galileo's observations of Venus. Run time 05:06.
Galileo: The Renaissance Man
This is a very general take on the biography of Galileo. It is an easy to follow retelling of some of the major events in the life of Galileo. This appears to be a student-made project, but quality is fairly good for a student project. Run time 06:16.
AJ's Time Travelers -Galileo
In this comical show, AJ and the crew travel back in time to 17th century. They go back to visit Galileo, the father of modern science. In the video learn information about Galileo was the great Italian scientist.
Galileo: Discovering Jupiter's Moons
The telescope forever changed astronomy by providing more detailed views of distant objects than was previously possible. Galileo pioneered astronomy as the first person to study the celestial objects through a telescope. His observations, including the discovery of moons around Jupiter, helped revolutionize the way people thought about the universe. This video segment adapted from NOVA describes some of Galileo's first discoveries with the telescope. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:04.
Magnetic Field - Sixty Symbols
Check out this super powerful magnet - just don't get too close with a video camera! This video discusses magnets, however the magnet they use in this video is really powerful. Video gives information on how a magnet works and the variety of magnets there are. Video is of average quality. Video would be good for middle elementary, middle and high school students. This is an interesting video for any student studying magnetism.
Why Do Magnets Stick to Things?
This is a brief exploration of magnets and magnetic fields. The narration is accompanied by still images. The video gives the California standards for this topic. (2:21)
The Jamestown Colony
Before the arrival of the English, the Spanish influence in the New World extended from the Chesapeake Bay to the tip of South America. Spanish possessions included the developing cities of Mexico, Peru, and Cuba. Along the northern edge of Spain’s land were small missions and “presidios” or fortresses that stretched from the Atlantic coast, ran along the Gulf of Mexico and extended into the plains of Texas and the Rio Grande River valley. In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh took on one of the fir
This Indonesian tribe believes a woman is more beautiful when she has her teeth chiseled into sharp points.(May be disconcerting when the teeth are chiseled.)
Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
A student shows how to find the GCF of two numbers
The Organ of Corti
Situated in the spiral-shaped cochlea of the inner ear is the organ of Corti. Only one inch long if uncoiled, it bears about twenty-five thousand sound receptor cells with hairlike projections arranged in rows on the basilar membrane. Diagrams show detailed structure of the organ of Corti. Grades 5-12. 1 min.
Energy and Electricity in Science : How Does Electricity Light Up a Bulb?
Electricity is used to light up a bulb by heating up the tungsten filament to the point that it glows white. Find out why light bulbs burn out with information from science teacher, Steve Jones. There are English captions.
A history of LEDs, and how to make an LED from scratch
A tour through the world of the light-emitting diode (LED). Learn who invented it, how to use it, and how to make your own. Very geeky, but cool for electronics buffs. Documentary.
Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech offers, and demos MIT's breakthrough version, WiTricity -- a near-to-market invention that may soon recharge your cell phone, car, pacemaker. As the CEO of MIT-inspired WiTricity, Eric Giler has a plan to beam electric power through the air to wirelessly power your laptop or recharge your car. You may never plug in again. Run time 10:13.
Introduction to Electricity Uses and Sources
This cartoon video introduces students to electricity, through song and simple animations. "Flip that switch and what do you get?---Electricity! Where do you think it all comes from?" Some of the key vocabulary words include: electricity, magnet, wires, static electricity, currents, circuits, generator, power plant, voltage, and watts. (3:01).
Electricity: Michael Faraday and Others
For a long time, electricity was regarded as a force of nature over which we had no control. Michael Faraday found a breakthrough and developed the electric motors became widespread in industry within the space of a few decades. This video also talks about other scientists and how they added to the understanding of how electricity works. This 14 minute video has good images and covers a great many concepts. A list of the famous scientist mentioned would be a help to students as the names of some
Current Electricity and Electrical Circuits - by StudyJams
Electricity is a form of power that is produced by the movement of electrons. When the flow of electrons is constant, it produces an electrical current. Learn more about electricity with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Bubbles - First Grade Reader
This video is like a kindergarten first grade reading book. There is one sentence per scene and the words appear on the bottom of the screen as they are read aloud. This book is a little more advanced as it uses less short vowel words and many more sight words. Excellent for shared reading. Excellent for shared reading. (2:51)
China From Past to Present: The Qing Dynasty
During the European period of colonization, China was
ruled by the Qing (or Manchu) dynasty and Hong Kong became a British
colony. This is a good video, but needs a map for students to follow the expansion and distances.