Skateboarding Safety Gear
Important video for those who want to skateboard or are skateboarding. Issues covered include the types of pads and helmet and how to wear them. On average over 40 people die each year skateboarding. Run time 02:59.
Canine Companions for Independence
Eight-year old, Katelyn, learns about the importance of service dogs
for people with disabilities and meets a pet owner who is raising a
puppy for Canine Companions for Independence.
The Many Geographical Regions of Canada
A 10 year old's school project about the many faces of Canada's geography. Images of Canada's geography is shown as the student narrates information interior plains, Canadian shield, St. Lawrence lowlands, Appalacian, and the Arctic lowlands.
Visions of the Future
What do you think the house of the future will be like? This short, three minute video will touch on the visions and inventions we THOUGHT would be reality by the year 2010, like the personal robot, self cleaning dishes, and levitating frying pan.
Edison's Failed Inventions
Thomas Edison, father of the lighbulb and motion picture, was granted an astounding 400 patents in a prolific 8-year period. But not all his ideas were good ones. This short video describes several of Edison's failed inventions (most after the age of 40). Some of the inventions include a device to speak with the dead, a talking doll, and a concrete home with concrete furniture. Short video clip run time is 4:29.
Different Kinds of Smart: Multiple Intelligences
This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with commentary from Howard Gardner.
Pulling It All Together: Creating Classrooms and Schools That Support Learning
This program discusses how schools can organize for powerful learning through a coherent, connected approach to teaching and learning that is reinforced and supported by structural features. This session features the staff and students of two schools: a public school in Michigan serving grades three through eight and a first-year charter school in California.
Bird Watching in Central Park
More than fifty million Americans enjoy bird watching every year, and
why not? Birds are beautiful creatures and there are so many different
kinds of birds that you’ll never be bored. Glenn Phillips, of New York
Audubon, gives some suggestions on birding.
Lesson 50: Telling how are you feeling (part 2) Animal Mothers: Newborn Gators Manatee Detection Don't Fear the Essay Ursa Major - The Big Dipper Days of the Week and Months of the Year - Ice Cream Song Months of the Year Traveling South America The Solar Sea Plastics Go Green Washington’s Farewell Address
In this lesson you will learn important phrases to get your Portuguese to the next level. On today’s episode you’ll learn phrases to tell people how you are feeling.
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Watch how this protective alligator mother uses her "Jaws of Love" to protect her newborns from danger in the Florida Everglades. Unlike crocs, the gator babies stay close to mom for their first year because they are a common food source for predators. Run time 02:24.
Scientists are working on a sensor that might help save manatee lives. On average 100 of these animals are hit by boats each year. This movie discusses how scientists are trying to help this number shrink. Addresses endangered species. Run time 2:08
Reminder of the challenges of writing. Song with video from Saturday Night Live. Would make a good introduction to writing at the beginning of the school year. Grades 5-12. 2:29 min.
This video shares a brief description of Ursa Major and instructions for using this important constellation to help you find Polaris, the North Star. Addresses the movements of the constellations throughout the year and Polaris. Run time 03:35
This simple song talks about loving ice cream each day of the week and month of the year. The song lyrics appear on each cartoon slide. It repeats two times for extra practice. (2:26)
Learn how to say the months of the year and practice pronunciation. Also learn a few phrases that deal with talking about the months including how to use numbers and months to talk about dates. Run time 04:50.
This is a video of a two year world trip in South America. On this movie it travels from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia to Argentina. Note: There is no sound on this video.
Geologists investigate an 800-million-year-old rock record of sun activity in an ancient Australian lake bed, and fabulous ground and satellite photography of the aurora borealis all contribute to an understanding of earth's relationship to the yellow dwarf star we know as the sun.
ChemMatters is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with its second episode, which highlights how scientists are trying to make plastic, one of the world's most abundant man-made materials, more environmentally friendly. In this episode, find out how scientists are developing more environmentally friendly plastics using plant materials. By 2020, these “bioplastics” could provide an alternative for about a fifth of the estimated 200 billion pounds of plastics manufactures produce eac
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Washington delivered his Farewell Address via newspapers. In this communication, he conveyed his concerns regarding alliances—both international and domestic. Washington felt that no alliance should be permanent, but rather limited t
Animal Mothers: Newborn Gators
Don't Fear the Essay
Ursa Major - The Big Dipper
Days of the Week and Months of the Year - Ice Cream Song
Months of the Year
Traveling South America
The Solar Sea
Plastics Go Green
Washington’s Farewell Address