Movements and Shifts in Supply Curves
A consideration of the factors affecting the movements and shifts in supply curves and how the interaction of demand and supply curves affect market forces.
The Senses: Hearing - by StudyJams
The ear is specially designed to change sound waves into signals that the brain can understand, allowing you to hear. That is not all they do, though. Your ears also help you balance. Learn more about your sense of hearing with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
The different types of Roman gladiators are shown in this three minute video. The apparel and training of the gladiators are explained. The various names of each gladiator goes by quickly and for most students will not be able to understand them. This video is best as an overview without enough content to explain who they were and how the fights were actually staged.
How to Study Effectively
A two minute video that quickly reviews tips to study better from getting the right equipment, place, and materials before you start. This video has lots of good ideas and is well worth showing students. Visualizing is also stressed as a form of mentally preparing for a test as the Greeks did.
Hands-On Science with Squishy Circuits
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers. This video could also be used to inspire a science fair project (04:09)
This is the first video from a list of 12. You may wish to explore all of them. The Seeing Stars video is 4:25 and shows some stars and what colors mean as well as other facts that should provide students a good introduction into astronomy. Good images.
How To Read Aloud 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'
In this video by Julie Fowlkes, the lead trainer from BMABF, reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The illustrations are not close enough to be used as a read-aloud in the classroom. However, it is a good resource for teachers on how to effectively implement read-alouds in the elementary classroom. (6:46)
Polygons are closed plane figures formed by three or more line segments. If a figure is open or curved, it cannot be considered a polygon. Concave polygons have at least one diagonal that does not pass through the interior of the polygon; all of the diagonals in a convex polygon are contained within the figure. Equiangular polygons have all angles congruent; equilateral polygons have all sides congruent. (02:58)
Muscle and Motion - Anatomy of the Muscular System
This 2:36 video is a dynamic visual resource that makes musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology easier to understand. There isn't a narrator and so the teacher can stop the video as the muscles and movements are shown. Excellent graphics.
Earthquake Safety Tips
A seismologist and chief scientist of the United States Geological Survey Multi-Hazards Project, says that when it comes to earthquakes, it's not a matter of if - it's a matter of when and thus this 2:27 long video and what to do during an earthquake are examined. Having water, fire extinguishers, and more tips are offered. A must watch for students in areas of danger. For more earthquake lessons go to http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/earthquake.html
Feudal Social Structure
A five minute lecture that explains the basics of feudalism. Has good graphics and provides good examples. A great video to introduce this topic.
ISS Update - April 27, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 27, 2011.
Views of England
England is seen from the orbiting International Space Station.
Expedition 27 Royal Message
Flight Engineers Cady Coleman, Paolo Nespoli and Ron Garan send a congratulatory message to the royal couple on behalf of the Expedition 27 crew.
A state-of-the-art relative navigation system will be demonstrated on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station called the Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation or STORRM. The goal of STORRM is to validate a new relative navigation sensor based on advanced laser and detector technology that will make docking and undocking to the International Space Station and other spacecraft easier and safer. The demonstration is a test-run of the technology, and the STS-134 cr
ISS Update - May 12, 2011
The International Space Station video update for May 12, 2011.
"In School Days" by John Greenleaf Whittier (poetry reading)
An American poem. The British find American sentimentality and sincerity hard to bear - just as Americans find British irony and dry humour baffling. The picture of the Californian School House looks as though it was taken in about 1930 - it comes from this site: http://cerritos.org/community/history-of-the-region The Schoolroom was painted by William Bromley Still sits the school-house by the road, A ragged beggar sleeping; Around it still the sumachs grow, And blackberry-vines are creep
"[as freedom is a breakfastfood]" by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
Magic Tree screensaver: http://www.lisisoft.com/tools/magic-tree.html Love in the Sky: http://www.webdesignhot.com/free-photography/love-clouds-in-the-sky/ as freedom is a breakfastfood or truth can live with right and wrong or molehills are from mountains made —long enough and just so long will being pay the rent of seem and genius please the talentgang and water most encourage flame as hatracks into peachtrees grow or hopes dance best on bald men's hair and every finger is a toe and any c
Beetle larvae devour dead frog
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/04/time-lapse-tuesday-beetle-larvae-devour-dead-frog.html
SPICE Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis
[Recorded: February 23, 2011] The SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) circuit simulator program celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. SPICE was born as a class project at UC Berkeley and first released in 1971. This lecture is a roundtable discussion with Kim Hailey, Ken Kundert, Larry Nagel, Ron Rohrer who were responsible for the creation and world-wide propagation of this invaluable and universally used software program. Topics will include the origins, evolution,