Taking the "litter" out of Kitty Litter
Humans aren't the only ones in the world with a waste problem. We go through 2 million tons of non-biodegradable kitty litter each year. Bill Nye tackles the problem of kitty litter and shows how you can help your pet reduce its carbon footprint. Run time 03:15
In this video from Vegas PBS, host Brian Wignall and two butterfly experts discuss butterfly species commonly found in the Nevada wilderness. Among the topics they talk about are the best time of year to see butterflies in Nevada, the means by which they protect themselves from predators, how weather conditions and daylight affect their flight, their longevity, and the distances some travel to and from their wintering grounds. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:35.
How Animals Shelters Find Homes for Abandoned Dogs and Cats
NOTE: Some graphic images of abused animals. In the United States alone, as many as ten million animals enter shelters each year and millions must be euthanized due to lack of space. Explore visits the Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley -- the first no kill shelter in Idaho -- and finds out how the shelter staff rescues, protects, and finds homes for abandoned dogs and cats. (6:29)
Video starts with video of various tornadoes. About 800 twisters sweep through America in a year. Video shows where the tornadoes are the most occurring and how they are formed from the meeting of warm and cold air. Video also goes through safety measures when a tornado warning is issued. Also, shows tornado chasers and what they do. Video is good quality and has good information. Good for elementary grade and middle school students.
Restoring the Human Voice
Dr. Albert Merati, Dr. Allen Hillel, and speech language pathologist Ginger Hamilton with UWMC Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery work together to treat their patients using the newest technology and treatments. Video shows how how they have helped a laryngeal cancer patient continue his singing career, improved a 94-year-old former schoolteachers aging voice, made breathing easier for a woman with tracheal stenosis and retrained a student to use good vocal hygiene. Grades 9-12. 28:57 min.
A visit to Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
Sue Pierce from Ashley Primary School in South Shields has brought her Year 6 pupils to the fort as part of their KS2 study of the Romans in Britain. This is the third year running Sue has brought pupils to Arbeia, each year she has been able to adapt her visits to enhance the learning outcomes of the trip.
The highlight of the day is a visit to 'Timequest' a recreated archaeological dig which allows pupils to dig up real Roman artefacts, bringing the subject to life. Later in the day the
J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, the fourth part
One of the most popular authors of this era. This well-done documentary chronicles a year in this author's life. (9:22)
Past 50 Years of the European Union
A pictoral timeline of 50 year of history in the European Union. The 50 years of history of European Union is show in 5 minutes in this clip.
Months Of The Year Song
It's a months of the year song to the tune of Michael Finnegan or the Ten Little song.
April Fool's Day
In this video kids can learn about April Fool's Day. The narrator examines the the history and meaning behind the funniest day of the year.
Days and Months in Greek
In this video you will learn the days days of the week and the months of the year in Greek.
Classroom Rules- Police Officer Rap
Officer raps the rules of the new school year to the theme song Ice Ice Baby!
Lyndon Johnson Visits Elderly Truman Newsreel
1967. Universal Newsreel. President Lyndon B. Johnson visits 83 year former president Harry Truman in Missouri.
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank of America. In the summer of 1832, the bank war started when Congress, led by Henry Clay, renewed the banks charter even though it wasn't due to expire until 1836. Clay had pushed the bill through for political reasons. Henry Clay was running for president that year.
St. Paul's Cathedral
While London's 300-year-old St. Paul's Cathedral is being restored, learn more about this remarkable design by Sir Christopher Wren.
Meg Cabot Interview: On The End The Princess Diaries Series
Author Meg Cabot discusses her incredibly popular "Princess Diaries" series. She thanks her readers for the success of the books and reveals her feelings about the end of the ten-year series by Macmillan Publishers. (1:24)
One year in 40 seconds
Images from the same spot through one year. Shows a backyard with plenty of trees. A nice example of the changing of seasons. Run time 0:40
Learning Sight Words
Teacher works with three-year old student and uses picture cards to teach sight words. (3:38)
Italy under Mussolini (1930's)
This is a 25-Year anniversary news reel spot on Mussolini and totalitarianism in the 1930's.
Democracy: An Overview
This 10 minute video is an overview of what democracy is - Shared Respect & Shared Power - and what makes it work. This 60 year old educational film deals with the same issues and responsibilities that exist today. Signs of Democracy is a good lesson to use as a starting point in this film and for additional discussions.