Swamps and Such - Natures Kidneys
This video series from WOSU Public Media uses the example of a wetland to explain the structure and functions of ecosystems and how ecosystems change over time. In these videos meet wetland scientist Dan Fink who hosts the program and examines the types of communities of plants, animals, birds and fish that abound in wetlands, the process of photosynthesis, and the complex relationship between water and productivity. Developed in collaboration with The Ohio State University Olentangy River Wetla
If you've ever stumbled through the woods on a moonless night, you may have wondered how nocturnal creatures move about with such apparent ease. This interactive feature from NOVA "Leopards of the Night" Web site explores some of the most important adaptations of the nocturnal eye and highlights the nighttime habits of a range of creatures that rely on these adaptations. This is an interactive site that includes pictures and descriptions of various nocturnal animals.
Ancient Warriors - The Highlanders 3/3
The beginning is purposely blurred as an artistic effect. This is a History Channel documentary regarding the Highlander's fight against the English in the 14th century that is suitable for high school students.
What is the predicate of a sentence?
Video discusses what a predicte is and where it can be found in the sentence. Video discusses the subject of a sentence and then the predicate.
The Tale Of Mr. Morton
This animated video in song (3:04) shows Mr. Morton, the subject of the sentences in the song. "What the predicate says, he does." The actions he takes are the predicates of the sentences. In the end, Mr. Morton happily ends his loneliness by marrying Pearl.
Naked Science / Massive Solar Storms
This video describes solar storms and the measures scientists take to predict them. This is Episode 9 from Season 1 from the Naked Science series and is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Bluetoes the Christmas Elf Part 2
Bluetoes the Christmas elf is a wonderful story about an elf who does not fit in with the others; his only real friend is a penguin. On Christmas Eve, Bluetoes sneaks onto Santa's sleigh so that he can see his penguin friend home safely. Bluetoes goes into to a house to keep warm while waiting for Santa. In this house there is a little boy and a little girl who are too poor to even have stockings, so Bluetoes takes of his socks, hangs them up as stockings and fills them with toys. Bluetoes is wa
A close look at carbon fiber
A three minute video that shows how carbon fiber is made and some uses. Brief, but usable for older students.
French Lesson - Les Animaux, Part 5
This short video teaches (with the help of a talking frog) the vocabulary words for certain animals. Only French is spoken, but the photos aid in comprehension. The video would be better served, however, if the instructor would say each animal twice and a little more slowly. The teacher could stop the video at certain points for clarification. For beginning learners of French.
Composition of the House
When the Founding Fathers created the Constitution, they divided the powers among the Congress (legislative branch), the president (executive branch), and the courts (judicial branch). The United States Congress is a bicameral legislature consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate. It is the chief policy-making and representative branch of the national government. Since the United States is a representative democracy, members of Congress represent the people by translating public
Committees and the Iron Triangle
The committee system dominates the House of Representatives. It is within committees that much of the daily work of the House is completed. Committees meet to discuss specific policies, work to control the congressional agenda, and guide legislation as it progresses through Congress until it is either signed or vetoed by the president. Representatives can be members of several different committees during any given session. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Composition of the Senate
Congress is made up of two legislative houses—the House of Representatives and the Senate. One hundred senators, two from each state, serve and represent their constituencies in the Senate. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Power, Committees and Debates
Power in the Senate is not as clearly defined as it is in the House, and it is much more widely dispersed. Although the Constitution makes the vice president of the United States the president of the Senate, the real power is held by the majority and minority leaders who dictate legislative agenda. The party whips are the senators who ensure good communication among party members and work with the party leaders to urge members to vote with the party on key issues
What is the House of Representatives?
Here's how the number of representatives in the House are determined and where the lines are drawn. (Video has slides and narration. Professionally-made video)
Just the Facts: Historical Icons - Edward Kennedy
This brief video is a tribute to Ted Kennedy, the man who lived a life marked with controversy and personal tragedy, but he gained a reputation as a steadfast liberal politician who worked tirelessly on issues such as education and health care. Because many of images are from older sources, many of them appear blurry. (02:12)
A House or Representative Session
Way to long, over five hours, this video shows what it is really like on the floor of the House. The transcript along side the video is very handy and contains words that can be used for a word wall. A real eye-opener for students as they can see what the nearly empty chamber looks like.
Learn to Speak French : Meeting and Greeting
Learn how to speak basic French greetings. French words appear on the screen. Suitable for all beginning French-language learners.
Federalists and Democratic-Republicans
This video is accompanied by text. "With the two-party system of government in its founding stages in the United States, a continent away events were taking place that would further the evolution of the Federalist and the Democratic-Republican parties. The people of France were taking their cues from the American Revolution and rebelling against the authoritarian leadership of King Louis XVI. As war ensued between France and Great Britain in 1793, conflict arose in America as the Federalists and
Part 7:Forms of Play: Cappello Reads to Spinelli frm Awkward
Mary Cappello, author of Awkward: A Detour, interviews Jerry Spinelli. Clip talks about forms of play and reads to Spinelli from her book, Awkward.
The Graveyard Book Review
This is a book review for The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. The book is summarized and characters discussed. (1:03)