What is Life: A Series of Videos
A video series that asks questions about what is life and provides some challenges to the existing knowledge base. Good for teachers and may be motivating to some students who would benefit from the overview.
Session 1. What
What distinguishes living things from dead and
nonliving things? No single characteristic is enough to define what is meant by “life.” In this session, five characteristics are introduced as unifying themes in the living world.
Chemistry of Thanksgiving
Why do people eat mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving Day but not mashed paper towels? That’s not such an odd question from a chemistry standpoint because potato and paper are almost as similar as two peas in a pod in terms of the carbohydrates they contain.
For the answer to that and other topics that could spark dinnertime conversation, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is offering an addition to the holiday menu: A special video on the chemistry of Thanksgiving. (23:21)
Periodic Table Rap Song
This two minute video is a rap of the elements on the periodic table. It might help students memorize the elements (in order). Lyrics are provided as well as a picture of the periodic table.
Periodic Table - by StudyJams
The periodic table is a chart that scientists use to organize the elements. The chart shows each element's name and symbol, the number of protons in its nucleus, and its characteristics and room temperature. The elements are listed in order by their atomic number. Learn more about the periodic table with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
How to Understand the Vocabulary Of Algebra
How to Understand the Vocabulary Of Algebra - In this tutorial you will learn how to understand the vocabulary of algebra. (02:41)
The Slope Formula
This five minute video is on understanding the definition and concept of slope. It talks about the point slope formula and a board and instructor.
Introduction to the center of mass
This 9:36 long video introduces the center of mass, the point of location
in which the total mass of the object exists. For example, when forces are applied on the center of mass, the object accelerates with the exact same force applied.
Learn the Basics of Geometry
Learn the Basics of Geometry in this five-minute video, the viewer will learn about the basics of geometry.
Do you Teach or Do you Educate?
A three minute video that uses quotes to promote the advantages of motivating the students to learn by showing the way, facilitating. Okay for a staff development meeting or to use by teacher prepartion programs.
Red Ribbon Week History
Ribbon Week history done with sign language using subtitles. Should interest the students both on content and method. (0:55)
Spelling Tips for Practicing Spelling Words
Practicing spelling words in a variety of ways helps the individual to not only learn the words in a fun way, but since everybody has a different learning style this whould fit everyone.
For beginners, this vintage black and white film presents letters from the alphabet with a short lesson about the animals in the Bronx Zoo that each letter represents. (10:00)
Edward Henry Potthast - "TheShade", ca. 1920
Ira Spanierman discusses Cincinnati-born artist Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927) who moved to New York in the 1890s. The Shade, ca. 1920, is one of his most famous paintings by Potthast that depicts beachgoers enjoying themselves in the sun. Potthast was famous for his paintings of leisurely scenes at the beach, which he painted almost exclusively. This is a short video, but may have value to understanding the painter and how some of them favor one subject area or location.
Grade K-One Baby
This is a short (01:24) 'video book' with simple text on the screen. This story is by Bruce Larkin.
The Aviation and Police Alphabet - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie
This video presents the letters and words of the NATO phonetic alphabet, more formally the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet (according to Wikipedia). Only the letters with words are shown with a voice-over of their pronunciations. Note, this is called a "phonetic" alphabet, but it is NOT meant for teaching phonics. Caution: The "W" is represented by the word "whiskey." (1:18)
Euler's identity is said to be the most beautiful theorem in mathematics. This video explains the symbols and shows the proof of the theorem.
Solving Word Problems
This video has expert advice from Brian Leaf, M.A., who is the author of McGraw-Hill's 'Top 50 Skills for SAT/ACT Success' series.
Critical Thinking for Children, Part 1
Introduction to some other videos about critical thinking, apparently based on a book, giving some very basic ideas about critical thinking. This instructional video was created from The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking for Children.
Critical Thinking for Children, Part 2
Introduces the notion of three different kinds of thinkers. Part 2 in a 5 part series to encourage development of good thinking practices.
Critical Thinking for Children, Part 3
Part 3 of 5 in a series from Critical Thinking.org on developing sound thought processes.