Elements of Life
This video slide show is accompanied by text "... Take a look around you! The chair you're sitting in, the tree see when you look out the window, and even you are made up of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space.
Elements are the simplest type of matter and have unique chemical and physical properties. An element is a form of matter that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by ordinary chemical methods. As of the year 2000, there were 112 known elements, but j
J.K. Rowling: A Year in Her Life, Part 5 of
Rowling is one of the most popular authors of this era. This documentary chronicles a year in this author's life. She signs 1,7009 copies of her book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, in London. Narrated by a male Englishman, with interview clips of the author. (9:49)
In this video children can try to recognize the flags of the 50 countries in Europe. The flag of each country in Europe is shown first and then the names of the countries are given in 12 languages, which are English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Swedish and Finnish.
12 Months (Are in a Year) Song
This catchy, repetitive song talks about the fact that there are 12 months in each year. The months are named in order and the words for each month are shown on the screen as well.
A Year On Earth
A year on earth is measured by one complete trip around the sun. This seems simple enough but there is a problem. The earth doesnt travel in a path around the sun that returns it to its starting point. So how do we know when the year starts or ends? This video explains how it works, and why.
The Planet Venus
This video gives information about how long a day and year last on Venus, the structure of the planet, gas make up of the atmosphere, and the temperature at the surface of the planet. It then takes a closer look at the surface of the planet. There are awesome pictures and a lot of information that would start or continue a great discussion about this planet. The pictures and video is set to music, there are words to read and there is no voice. Video is of good quali
The Planet Venus
Video about the planet Venus. Video discusses the atmosphere/clouds and surface of the planet. It asks many questions such as why does the sun rise in the west and set in the east, the opposite of Earth, and why does one day last a half a year? These questions are asked, but not answered. This video is a good start to the discussion of Venus. Run time 02:44.
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah is not just the Jewish new year, it's also the world's birthday. This video describes the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah very well.
Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 3)
In this section Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award, answers the question, "Shiloh is included on the recommended book list for many school districts and is assigned reading for many students each year. What are your thoughts about the wide appeal of Shiloh and the impact you have made with this book for countless children...and animals?" In her answer happy about the impact the books have had. She also commented that one teacher told her how children who have been abu
Growth of a Nation
This ten minute video illustrates the growth of America from the original 13 Colonies in 1789 to the year 2000. Gives information to purchase the full length video.
Millions of visitors see the Grand Canyon each year, and that's becoming a problem. This video shows pictures of the Grand Canyon and discuss the troubles that are facing the Grand Canyon.Video is good quality and good for all students.
Weird US - Grotto of the Redemption
In this excerpt from the History Channel they travel to an amazing shrine in the American heartland, West Bend, Iowa, which is built entirely out of minerals. A conglomeration of nine grottos depicting scenes in the life of Jesus, the Grotto contains a large collection of minerals and petrifications and is believed to be the largest grotto in the world. It is also "considered to be the world's most complete man-made collection of minerals, fossils, shells, and petrifications in one place." The t
Minnesota State Flag and Song
The state flag of Minnesota is shown against a blue sky. The Minnesota state flag is royal blue, with a gold fringe. In the center of the flag is the state seal. Around the state seal is a wreath of the state flower, the lady slipper. Three dates are woven into the wreath: 1858, the year Minnesota became a state; 1819, the year F
New Jersey Flag and Anthem The flag is buff colored with the state coat of arms is emblazoned in the center. The shield has three plows with a horse's head above it. Two women represent the goddesses of Liberty and Agriculture. A ribbon at the bottom includes the year of independence in 1776 and reads: Liberty and Prosperity. The New Jersey state flag was formally adopted in 1896. New Jersey anthem is “I'm From New Jersey” written and composed by Red Mascar
The flag is buff colored with the state coat of arms is emblazoned in the center. The shield has three plows with a horse's head above it. Two women represent the goddesses of Liberty and Agriculture. A ribbon at the bottom includes the year of independence in 1776 and reads: Liberty and Prosperity. The New Jersey state flag was formally adopted in 1896. New Jersey anthem is “I'm From New Jersey” written and composed by Red Mascar
Learn about Graceland in Memphis, TN
Take a trip to 3767 Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, TN - otherwise known as "Graceland." With 700,000 visitors each year, Graceland is the second most visited home in the United States, after the White House. This brief video includes footage and music from Elvis, along with narration about the history of his home, Graceland, in Memphis, TN. Run time 01:09.
Utah Flag and Anthem The Utah flag is on a blue field, appears the state seal. In the center of the seal is a beehive, the state emblem, with a sego lily growing on either side. The sego lily stands for peace. The state motto "Industry" means steady effort. A national flag shows that Utah supports the United States. The eagle stands for protection in peace and war. The date 1847 represents the year that Brigham Young led a group of people to the Salt Lake
The Utah flag is on a blue field, appears the state seal. In the center of the seal is a beehive, the state emblem, with a sego lily growing on either side. The sego lily stands for peace. The state motto "Industry" means steady effort. A national flag shows that Utah supports the United States. The eagle stands for protection in peace and war. The date 1847 represents the year that Brigham Young led a group of people to the Salt Lake
Gerald Ford became the first person to reach the White House without being elected president or vice president. In 1973, President Richard Nixon appointed Ford to replace Spiro Agnew, who resigned his position as vice president before pleading no contest to charges of bribery and tax evasion. The following year, the former House minority leader became the 38th U.S. president, succeeding Nixon who faced impeachment proceedings for his involvement in the Watergate scandal((Video is narrated with s
Obama's Kenyan Roots with Grandmother's Interview
Jan 2008 There are no proper roads leading to the village of Nyangoma-Kogelo. Facilities are basic where Barack Obama's 86 year old grandmother lives.
Months in german
Learn to express the 12 months of the year in german. You will hear the month in German and see the German word on the screen and then the word in English will appear on the screen. This is great for beginning language learners.
How to Make Sidewalk Chalk
The video gives step by step directions on how to make sidewalk chalk using plaster of paris, water, and powdered tempera paint. The instructor also explains the science behind the craft. Most kids think of solids turning to liquids and liquids to solids because of a temperature change. In this experiment, a chemical reaction causes the mixture to change from a liquid to a solid. As the chemical reaction occurs it also gives off heat which is called an exothermic reaction. This instructor