Maya Pyramids of Chichen Itza
Why did the Maya abandon their magnificent city of Chichen Itza? This video reviews what remains of this city with good images and a brief history and accomplishments of these people.
Destination: North Africa
National Geographic presents a short video on the Sahara Desert, ancient cities, and markets of North Africa. Cultures of Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East are evident here.
The train that keeps Mauritania connected - 19 April 08
The West African country of Mauritania is host to one of the longest trains in the world.The train is mainly used to transport iron ore from the mines to ports on the Atlantic Ocean.
Western Cape Geography, South Africa
Short video clip about the Geography of South Africa. Scenic images and information about South Africa's Western Cape. (1:01)
Namibia Climate and Geography
Located in sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia is a hot, dry, desert-covered country. This video shows some animals and landforms. Fast moving. More of a travel video, but some insights into the geography. (Running Time 1:26)
Geography of the Western Cape of South Africa
A one minute video that shows the major geographical features of South Africa. Too short to provide much insight, but it does who some of the significant land forms.
How to Add Negative Numbers
This is a video that demonstrates how to add negative numbers. It is done in a slightly humorous way. One advantage of this video is that it displays a number line when the math problems are being explained so that viewers can see how negative numbers are added.
Introduction to Order of Operations Part 2
This is a continuation of part 1. The problem they are working on was introduced in part 1, they are working through all the rules of order of operations. They are continue to work on examples. Video is good quality and good for all students as review or initial learning of concept.
More Complicated Order of Operations Example - Khan Academy
This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. In an easy, conversational tone, the instructor demonstrates how to solve a more, complicated, longer equation. (05:20)
This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the handwriting recognition features of Notebook which convert block or cursive handwriting into text. (2:25)
This video explains what a virus is. (0:58)
Rhyming Poems for Children
Narrator reads a book of short poems that rhyme in this video. The book's pictures each page and teaches children about rhyming. Illustrations depict daily life in Sri Lanka. (8:33)
The Rhyme Time Song - Hooked on Phonics
This catchy song tells all about rhyming words. It explains how to know if two words rhyme ("listen to the ending") and presents photos of many pairs of rhyming words. (1:50)
Energy Quest: Interactive Game
A highly entertaining and educational site where the students click on various objects to learn about them and their energy sources. Lots of information, but although the site is designed for younger students, the content is mainly for grades 4 and up.
Tarantulas in Nevada
In this video segment from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Brian Wignall talks with a naturalist about tarantulas. Learn some of the physical differences between male and female tarantulas, how tarantulas defend themselves against predators, the technique they use to capture prey that compensates for their poor vision, and why females tend to outlive males.
Idioms in ASL - From A to Z
English idioms are presented in American Sign Language through skits that demonstrate the meaning of the idiom. A project from Kentucky School for the Deaf. *Open captioned for hearing students. (0:33)
Earth Hour - March 26, 2011
This Earth Hour 2011: 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March, celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world, and add more to your Earth Hour. From its inception as a single-city initiative -- Sydney, Australia - in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2010 created history as the world's largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous
ABC News Report - Earth Day
What is Earth Day and how can you help? Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares ways to save the planet and how many companies are doing their part. (06:50)
Beautiful Butterflies - Photos
In this video from Vegas PBS, host Brian Wignall and two butterfly experts discuss butterfly species commonly found in the Nevada wilderness. Among the topics they talk about are the best time of year to see butterflies in Nevada, the means by which they protect themselves from predators, how weather conditions and daylight affect their flight, their longevity, and the distances some travel to and from their wintering grounds. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:35.