Mitochondrial DNA from Lumbriculus variegatus: Isolation and Restriction Digest Analysis
In this activity, mitochondria are isolated from the California blackworm, Lumbriculus variegatus, by homogenization and differential centrifugation. A modified plasmid miniprep procedure (alkaline lysis) is then used to isolate DNA from these mitochondria. Single and double enzyme restriction digests of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis. Sizes of mtDNA restriction fragments are estimated from gel results and are used to determine the total size of the L. vari
Militants force girl to wear suicide vest
June 20 - An 8-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl, kidnapped from Peshawar by militants, says her abductors tried to force her wear a suicide vest and attack security forces. (Rough cut - no reporter narration)
Les vacances en France - Quiz
Students can test themselves on travel, tourism and holidays in France.
ABC RAP Learning Video
This video is really fun for children to learn their ABC's.
Elementary Education : How to Teach Spelling to Children With Dyslexia
When teaching a child with dyslexia to spell, it's important to understand that these children view words differently from others. Learn about breaking down words into components to help teach spelling with help from a state-certified teacher in this video on teaching spelling to dyslexic children. (01:32)
Expert: Ileana Padilla-Boyd
Bio: Ileana Padilla-Boyd is the director of Bright Starts, an education service in south Florida.
How to Write Bubble Letters
In this clip learn how to make bubble letters. The craftswoman shows how to write rounded like bubbles, squared-off shape letters, or in a block shape. Stylize bubble letters can be use for a decorative touch.
How to Make a Book for Younger Children
A two minute video on how younger children can write, draw, and decorate a homemade book. Very easy to follow.
How to Make a Christmas Bow
This is a six minute video that explains how to make a holiday bow for a tree.
Let's Be Green when We Clean
This three minute musical video shows students how to conserve water, paper towels and recycle scraps while cleaning up the art room. Easy to follow with catchy music
Marie Curie Biography, Part II
This is an animated biography of Marie Curie, a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children.
This fourteen-minute video in association with Scholastic, Inc. is a story about a man, who people initially thought was crazy. The partially-animated story is told while the words appear at the bottom of the screen.
Cultural Anthropology is a social science that explores how people understand and act in their world. But what, exactly, is it that Cultural Anthropologists do? How do they approach their research? In this short film, three members of MIT's Anthropology Department; Stefan Helmreich, Erica James, and Heather Paxson, talk about their current work and the process of doing fieldwork. (08:14)
Dr. Loopy's Blinding you with Science #5: Magnetism and electromagnets
This is #5 in the series of Blinding you with Science videos was produced to help elementary students with sceince concepts. In this episode Dr. Loopy and his friends look at how magnets work and do experiments with magnetism.
Antique Silk Factory in Florence Italy
An informative narration takes us to Florence, Italy where 19th century looms make some of the finest silks in the world. Visit a florentine factory where a hand loom dating back to 1780 is still used and every thread is woven by hand. See how artisans create silk the way it has been done for centuries.
Symphony No 2, 3rd movement by Mahler
This is a live stage performance of Valery Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler's second symphony. It was recorded in April, 2008. The picture and sound quality are excellent. (4:40)
Second Grade Handwriting Writing at Home- Body Position, Pencil Grip, Etc.
Teacher-created live action video. In this video, a teacher shows the basics of handwriting using a student model. The teacher uses the student model to show how the body should look when working on handwriting and how to hold a pencil. Exercises for strengthening grip are shown. (2:08)
Handwriting Repair with Kate Gladstone - Making Handwriting Make Sense
This video explores why students may have trouble with penmanship. The video is a slide show with music. Video does not follow the 'standard' practice of how to write in cursive, but the video may have value to stuggling cursive writers.
Handwriting Lesson: Improving Posture & Paper Skills
In this video, a teacher is shown working with an individual student on how he can improve his posture and use his non writing hand to help hold the paper. The teacher gives the non writing hand a "pep talk" and tells how the hand can help out even though it is not doing the writing.
How to Write Calligraphy: Small Letters
This just shows an artist making the letters. It does not tell how to hold the writing instrument or provide any other instruction. However, it clearly shows the lower case letters.
Learn to Write the Upper Case Letters of the Alphabet
This video demonstrates how to write the 26 letters of the alphabet in capitals. Each capital letter's name is read by the narrator, while the correct pen stroke is illustrated via animation. (4:13)