Hurricane Mitch from TRMM: October 27, 1998
A fly-in to Hurricane Mitch on October 27, 1998, showing the three-dimensional structure of the precipitation as measured by the Precipitation Radar instrument on TRMM. In this animation, a surface of constant precipitation is colored by the value of the precipitation on the ground under the surface.
Challenger Disaster: A Space Flight Tragedy
This 2:32 video is the background of one of the most heartbreaking moments in American space travel came on January 28, 1986, when the Challenger Space Shuttle broke apart and killed its crew. Christa McAuliffe, America's selected Teacher in Space, was on the space shuttle challenger that exploded. The results of an investigation are reported.
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Excellent audio/visual version of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as recited by Jeff Daniels. Audio is heard over slideshow of Gettysburg and Civil War era images. Run time 02:49
Calendars in the Night Sky
This video explores the use of constellations as a calendar in the night sky. Astronomers have used them in this way for a long time (From "The Universe" series.) Run time 09:48.
History of Ramadan
Ramadan is the most holy time of year for Islam. They show their love to Allah through personal sacrifice and self discipline. In the ninth month of the Islamic year, all Muslims fast for the entire month. This video shows how it is celebrated and where. (3:24)
Days of the Week
An English speaker reads the days of the week as the names of the days scroll through on slides. (:25)
Days of the Week Song
Sing-a-long to this familiar classroom days of the week song! Slide show with days of the week sung to the tune of Oh My Darling Clementine. (:21)
This video deals with the various geographical landmarks that surround and make up China. One of the largest deserts in the world the, Gobi Desert, stretches across the nothern part of China. The Balankyla, Himalayan, and the Kunlun mountain ranges are one of the many mountainous terrains that settle in China. One famous mountain, Mt. Everest, is the most tallest mountain in the world that
stands at about 29,035 ft high. The Taklamakan Desert is so hot that even before the raindrops
WWI Firsts (1:18)
WWI may have been the war to end all wars, but it was also the beginning of many military and civilian technologies. This 1:18 animation has some excellent statistics and other facts that are not well known and can help students better understand this war.
This video provides an illustration of the mechanism of actions within the human body. In great detail you will see an animated version of your nucleus. This video clip is not narrated. (1:34)
Brain simulation animation
Excellent video that enables students to make choices and even "handle" medical equipment. Students need a word wall or handout to keep track of the medical terms used.
Garage Band Tutorial: Magic GarageBand, Part 1
This explains what MAGIC is, and how to begin using it. It is narrated by Bill Macpherson of Expert Village. (1:18)
Using a Solar Still: Juice
In this video segment from ZOOM, two cast members repeat an experiment designed to separate fresh water from a liquid solution, this time using colored sugar water in one solar still and orange juice in another. The basic still design they employ traps water vapor that is created when the Sun's heat causes water to evaporate. As the vapor cools, it condenses and trickles down to a collection container. Were they successful in their experiment this time? A final taste test reveals all. This video
Choosing a Microphone for Podcasting
In this video, I discuss choosing a microphone for your podcast. You can start with a logitec headset which is about $30 and has noise cancellation. You can use your build in mike on your laptop.
Anyone with a computer, a microphone and an internet connection can create a podcast. If you are using a Mac you have podcasting built right into your computer in garage band. You need a way to edit your podcast. Next you need a way to post your podcast. Create an RSS feed so people can subscribe to your podcast.
How To Create A Podcast
This video will show you how to create and edit a podcast, the tools you will need, how to download Audacity(a free application to create your podcasts), downloading the MP3 encoder, exporting as an MP3 file, how to upload a podcast and submit it to a search engine. A very good and thorough video.
How to Properly Hold a Xylophone Mallet
This video will teach you how to properly hold your xylophone mallet.
How to Properly Strike a Xylophone
This video will teach you how to properly strike your xylophone with a mallet.
Opposites - Gender
A slide show with images of male vs female opposites. Mother/ father, Boy/ girl, bull, cow, etc. There is no narration for the antonym slide show. Nice musical background. (1:09)
Sesame Street -Bert & Ernie-Opposites-Heavy & Light
In this classic Sesame Street video, Bert and Ernie demonstrate the differences between heavy and light. Ernie holds a feather and cotton candy while Bert tries to hold a barbell, a boulder, and a piano. This is a great teaching resource for teaching an introductory lesson on measurement and/or opposites (3:43).