How to Protect the Environment
This video clip gives a brief overview of our consumption habits and how they affect the environment. This is followed by tips on how we can lower the impact. (01:15)
The Water Cycle - By Students For Students
This short video contains stop motion animation cartoons
on the stages of the water cycle. This was created by a teacher's class. It would be helpful for early elementary school students.
Turning Points in History - Hammurabi's Code of Laws
A uniform set of laws becomes necessary with the rise of cities in order to keep order and this 3:32 minute video explains how law came from the Hammurabi in what is now Iraq. A good history that helps students understand how law came to be and why it is needed.
War of 1812
An eight minute video that provides an overview of the causes of the War and the impact of trade restructions and impressment on the Americans. A good overview of the causes, the battles, and the effects of the war.
Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. Good video (Running Time 2:00).
Ulysses S. Grant
Histrical portraits are shown of Ulysses S Grant as "Battle Cry of Freedom" is played in the background.
John Lee Hooker singing "Hobo Blues"
John Lee Hooker singing live at a 1965 Blues festival. Black and white video(2:43).
The humorous and entertaining Bill Nye the Science Guy segment explains quicksand using a small toy doll. The segment is from the Wetlands episode. Run time 01:15
Tiger Woods: A Biography
This 4:12 video tells the story of Tiger Woods from a child prodigy who started golf when he was a young boy. He Changed his name when he became pro. He had a very strong link with his father who died in 2006.
Earth's Physical Features
Investigates various types of land forms: mountains, plains, islands; and water forms: oceans, rivers, tides and much more. Pictures are shown about each landform. Definations are given for all, as well as how these landmasses were formed. (3:46)
The Respiratory System by StudyJams
Your lungs pull in oxygen through your nose, mouth, and throat. Then, in the lungs, the oxygen is transfered to the blood vessels and the lungs draw waste, carbon dioxide, out of the veins. You can then exhale all of the waste! Learn more about your respiratory system with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music and information is printed under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also provided with this link.
Dust Bowl Blues - Part 2
Memories of the West - Images and Music of the post-depression era when poor land management practices and drought brought dust storms, displacement and the great western migration and the rebirth of hope.
Barack Obama's Inauguration
In this video, Barack Obama takes the presidential oath becoming the 44th U.S. President. (1:09)
Past Participles and Present Participles
This is a four minute video with examples about the use of participles. Some of the examples include walked, walking, ran, run, running, broke, broken, braking, was, be, and being. This would be best used as an introduction or a review. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a dry erase board. (04:27)
Sesame Street: The Count Sings of 8
This is a video from Sesame Street. The Count sings about the letter 8. (The puppet does NOT count to 8--the puppet just sings about tje number 8 in 47 seconds.)
Cell Division: Mitosis
This video gives a detailed and visual description of mitosis within the cell. It explains the role of the nucleus, cell membrane, chromosomes, chromatids and other components involved in mitosis. It uses appropriate terminology and can help students relate vocabulary words with the actual process. (01:29)
Michio Kaku on Artificial Intelligence
This video is in lecture/interview format with physicist Michio Kaku as he discusses artificial intelligence. Run time 07:56.
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
A video adaptation of the Maurice Sendak classic, narrated by an adult male. Illustrations from the book appear page by page while the words from the book are read. Some sound effects and background drum music. Max is made King Of All Wild Things and a wild rumpus takes place. But Max goes home to supper in his room. Adapted and narrated for video by John Kelin; what did he leave out? (4:13 - No video or audio from 3:50 - 4:13)
Photography: How to 'See' Like a Photographer
The secret is to be able to see images photographically and grab them with your camera. Edit your images to determine which images work-becareful not to become personally involved with your images. Critique the images critically.
Graphing Linear Equations
Graphing linear equations. This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for high school students.