Workshop 1: Making an Impact
What would happen if an asteroid were to hit the surface of the earth? How large a crater would the impact create? In this workshop, the ideas of force and motion are introduced, as seventh-grade students drop balls to simulate asteroid impacts. By varying a ball’s mass, the height from which it is dropped, or the material being struck, the students explore what factor
Discovery - First Time Machine
What does a cup of coffee have to do with the speed of light? Watch this clip taken from the Discovery Channel documentary 'The First Time Machine' (05:31) to find out.
Practical and Creative Writing Lessons-Children's Book Writing Ideas
Tips come from a produced playwright, Laura Turner, in this video on writing a book for children that catches their imaginations. She uses the example of "The Wind in the Willows" to talk about characters and illustrations (3:05).
Balancing History and Fiction in Historical Fiction
The video is about how does historical fiction help us understand what is happening in the world today? These interviews are for more mature students as there is a great deal of talking with very few examples students can use.
Parts of a Story
This video describes the parts of a story - setting, plot, character(s), conflict, and point of view. For each of these categories slides are presented while an off-screen narrator discusses the slide. discuss what is included for each one. Good information. Slides are text heavy. (8:20)
How to Write a Short Story
Learn how to write a short story, pick three or four characters, narrow the scope of the plot and create a solid conclusion that contains a moral. An english professor show you how in this video.
How to Write an Interesting Story
An interesting story contains detailed characters, entertaining
plots, diverse settings and creative writing styles. Discover how to
write an interesting story to hook the audience with this free video
from a professional writer.
How to Write Romantic Love Poem
Express love in a poem, expanding on the comparisons to a grand idea, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing presented by that author. For high school students wanting to write to their sweetheart, or are thinking of a future in writing - this one's for you.
Introduction To Singapore Math
This is a brief introduction (slide show) to Singapore Math.
Singapore Math Training for Parents and Teacher: Part 1 of 4
A review of Singapore Math concepts with parents of 5th and 6th grade students. (11:00)
Sound Waves and Mathematics
Uses a graphing calculator to explain sound (sinusoidal) waves through advanced mathematical formulas. Color and sound, but mostly shows views of graphing calculator and equations. Grades 10-12. 9:17 min.
Math in the Real World
This is a photo slide show presentation designed to engage students to think about "How might math have been used to ...". showing several examples: a building, a space shuttle, a cell phone, etc. No narration. Thought provoking. Hosted by Slideshare. Viewer sets the pace by clicking through the 8 slides.
Donald Duck In Mathmagic Land (Part 2 of 3)
Math Lessons : How Doctors Use Math
Doctors use math to check ratios in things like cholesterol levels. Discover how doctors use math with tips from a mathematics teacher. Fernando Millan is the owner and founder of Math Specialists LLC and has taught college mathematics courses at Miami Dade Community College, Barry University, and University of Florida, among others.
Finding Sales Tax
Instructor demonstrates finding the sales tax to be paid on an item with a given price at a specific sales tax rate. Four examples are modeled and a calculator is used to perform calculations.
Try As You May, You Just Can't Get Away From Mathematics!
This is a very simple video that can be used as an attention getter in math class. It's a basic song that tells all the different ways we use mathematics in life. Students always want to know why they should learn about fractions etc... Lyrics are printed on a blue screen. Run time 01:42.
Learning Basic Math for Everyday Life
Learning Basic Math. Part of the series: Basic Mathematics: Basic math is learning the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Use basic mathematics concepts for everyday life, like counting money and balancing a check book. Run time 01:44.
How to Write a Five-Paragraph Essay
A teacher gives tips to middle school, high school, and college students on how to setup and begin work on a five-paragraph essay.
Basic Essay Writing
This is part of a larger video segment called Living With Essays that explores how to construct a basic four-paragraph essay, but the viewer will be able to glean ideas from this shortened five-minute clip. The instructor does explain how to write the first paragraph.
How to Write An Informative Essay
This clip, made by a student for an English class, tells how to write an informative essay. The narrator discusses the purpose of an informative essay, resources for information, choosing a topic, how to start the essay, and provides a link to help with formatting.