Learn About Mercury
Did you know that Mercury is 70 percent iron? During this video, the viewer will learn about the planet Mercury, the closest planet to our Sun. Phrases highlight the narrator's words thoughout the brief video. (03:48)
The Big Moon Illusion
Why does the moon appear large while it is on Earth's horizon? Several possibilities are explained here.(01:24)
A Woman Called 'Moses' - Harriet Tubman
A 7th-grader presents the story of Harriet Tubman, using still images and audio.(Amateur video with lots of good information.)
Three Simple Songs
Using play and echo technique, finger matching and sight reading, three simple songs are introduced.
Basic Piano Fingering
This video discusses and demonstrates the importance of using good techniques. Legato fingering is demonstrated. Again a 5 note pattern is used.
Left Hand Basics
In this lesson you focus on using the C position for the left hand. The numbering is reversed, your pinky is 5-thumb is 1. Proper hand position, duration of tone, andn technique is stressed.
Engineering an Empire - France Part 1-Napoleon
This video is about how France became a great Empire. It talks about the architecture of the Country and the Royalty who had them the buildings built. It also talks about the fact the France pioneered new ways of fighting in war. France's quest for perfection led them to build on an unimaginable scale which led to revolution. Napoleon wanted an empire to rival Rome.(8:31)
Dada Part 2
Dada thought that reason and logic had led people into the horrors of war, so the only route to salvation was to reject logic and embrace anarchy and irrationality. However, this could also be thought of as the logical side of anarchy and rejection of values and order; it is not irrational to embrace the systematic destruction of values, if one thinks them to be flawed.
According to its proponents, Dada was not art - it was "anti-art". It was anti-art in the sense that Dadaists prot
An animated Koala give information about natural landscapes in this brief video clip.(Only the koala is on the video)
Le Voyage Dans la Lune
The first science fiction movie, based on a story by Jules Verne. Called "Voyage to the Moon" in English, it was created by George Melies in 1902. The film is from France and is about a small group of scientists that travel to space on a rocket to get to the moon. Originally, this was a silent film, but this film has a narration which explains what is happening to modern viewers. (11:48)
History, culture, facts about Germany. Also a short lesson on basic German words. This video is a student's geography project. A live concert in Germany at the end of the video. (Amateur video)
Dust Bowl Narratives
This video clip contains stories, music and images from the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. (02:11)
Is it Alive?
Despite technological advances that have produced machines with lifelike qualities, most people can easily distinguish between what is living and nonliving. Or can they? This video includes some "fuzzy" examples that will make students question the meaning of life. Words are listen on the screen and video is set to music. No narration. Run time 03:02.
Ingredients for Life - Water
Earth provides a comfortable and temperate environment for a wide variety of living organisms. However, in the past few decades, scientists have discovered unusual life forms thriving in areas where the majority of living things on Earth could never survive, such as by deep sea vents or in dry deserts. This video segment, adapted from NOVA, explores extreme forms of life on Earth, the importance of liquid water, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the solar system. Closed captioning inclu
Nina Jablonski Breaks the Illusion of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors and pigmentations are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA. Nina Jablonski is author of Skin: A Natural History, a close look at human skin’s many remarkable traits: its colors, its sweatiness, and the fact that we decorate it. Run time 14:46.
Throughout the writing process, peer response can help young adolescents develop as thinkers and writers. In this session, participants explore strategies for structuring peer interactions and for teaching students to respond positively and productively to each other’s work. (58:25)
Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback to Their Class Using Moon Journals-Part 1 of 2
Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of the value of descriptive feedback and gain insight into how to give and receive descriptive feedback. They reflect on the demonstration and co-create success criteria for effective feedback sessions. This is a great teaching resource to enhance a writing curriculum and to create a literacy rich environment. The teachers provide
Pasta alla Norma (pasta with eggplant and ricotta salata)
In this video, there is a clear and easy description, in Italian, of how to make Pasta alla Norma. All the ingredients are named and shown and the recipe is demonstrated for this typical Sicilian dish.
Ground Hog Day
This video questions what Ground Hog Day is and why it is celebrated. People are interviewed about what Ground Hog Day means to them and why they celebrate it.
Going Hiking with Your Kids
Tips to make hiking a fun and safe way to learn about nature.