History of New Years
Ancient Babylonians first celebrated the new year over 4,000 years ago. This video explores the history of this day from cultures around the world. Students would benefit of a map of the various places mentioned in the video to show the diffusion of the event over time.
How to Add Negative Numbers
This is a video that demonstrates how to add negative numbers. It is done in a slightly humorous way. One advantage of this video is that it displays a number line when the math problems are being explained so that viewers can see how negative numbers are added.
Introduction to Order of Operations Part 1
This video shows the four parts to the order of operations. The first parts is to perform the operations within the parenthesis. Some examples are shown. The second part is to simplify any numbers that have exponents. Examples are once again shown. The third part is perform multiplication and division in order working from left to right. Many examples are shown. The fourth part is perform addition and subtraction in order working from left to right. Examples are shown. Then they show examples us
More Complicated Order of Operations Example - Khan Academy
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. In an easy, conversational tone, the instructor demonstrates how to solve a more, complicated, longer equation. (05:20)
The History of World War One 1914-1918
The History of World War One 1914-1918. This is a very short video that goes over the major events about the war. Real footage provides insights into the conditions. Good for students about the study this time period.
The Story of Stuff - Chapter 3
A seven part video explaining the life cycle of the products we buy and the ethical choices necessary presented with playful chalkboard diagrams and an energetic Annie Leonard. This third chapter gives an explanation of the production process in the cycle of creating materials. Chapter 1 introduces the life cycle and chapters 2-6 explain different parts of this cycle. Chapter 7 is a summary. Run time 03:28. This chapter discusses the impact of toxins in productions and their impact on humans
Virtual Knee Surgery
This is an excellent animation that shows what happens when the knee is operated on and provides students with lessons on anatomy and medicine. The link is an interactive site where students walk through the steps for replacing a failing knee joint. No time given, interactive.
Microscopic Images from Inside the Human Body
This student-made project includes various images from the human body. The video could be used with a lesson on microscopic organisms, cells, or with a lesson about the microscope itself. Some of the images include: red blood cells, human hair, purkinje neurons, hair cells in the ear, blood vessels, taste buds, tooth plaque, blood clot, alveoli in the lung, villi in small intestine, egg, sperm, and embryo. The slide show is set to upbeat music. (3:58)
How to Solve a Math Pattern
In order to solve a math pattern, a few numbers of the pattern need to be provided first. Learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences with help from a math teacher.
Removing Coffee Stains From Carpet
This video explains removal of coffee stains from carpet using a simple vinegar solution. ( 1:46)
How To Iron a Pair Of Pants
This video provides detailed directions for ironing a pair of pants. The directions appear on the screen as the process is demonstrated.
How To Clean With Baking Soda
This video gives many practical tips for using baking soda for household cleaning. Suggestions given include using baking soda to: clean tubs, counters, and carpets, freshening laundry, and unclogging sinks. The process for each is demonstrated. ( 02:21)
Zeus and the Great Flood
When natural disasters struck, the ancient Greeks believed that Zeus, their god of all gods, showing anger and displeasure. This video may be to strong for some students. The video tells why Zeus flooded the Earth. Explains what may have been a great flood for some.
Healing in Ancient Greece
This 1:34 video explains the Greek sanctuaries that
honor Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and how
performing at the theater were ways the Greeks believed improved their health. This would make a good video for explaining how that being able to express yourself is believed to be helpful as well as a good video to show how health was a such concern to the Greeks. Would be a nice contrast/compare to television commercials for health products.
Greece: The Geography and History of Greece
A two minute video that explains how the geography of Greece helped make the country what it is today. There isn't much specific information given, but provides some images that might be of value.
Westward Migration: The War of 1812
American westward expansion ceased as the War of 1812 raged between the United States and England. The US invasion of Canada, the blockade by the British and the Battle of New Orleans are reviewed. Not much new here, but the maps help students understand the scale of the war.
Science Fiction-Science Fact
Science fiction has always provided inspiration and ideas for the scientists and engineers who design and build real spacecraft. Many of our current technologies were predicted long ago in science fiction stories. Arthur C. Clarke, scientist turned writer, wrote the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The narrator descibes space stations, spaceships, and the influence of Jules Verne's story From
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.
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)
How to Make Math Meaningful
Making math meaningful is about relaying everyday events to concepts like money and current events. Foster a real-world connection with the use of mathematics using assistance from a math teacher.