Robert E Lee: A Short Biography
This two minute video does a good job of reviewing his life and his activities during the Civil War.
Blame it on the DNA
This student-made music video was written to get students excited about the basics of protein synthesis and how proteins can affect phenotypes, including disease phenotypes. Note that very few things in life can actually be "blamed on DNA", and the creators of this video don't want the viewer to walk away from this video with that message. Nor are they making light of the seriousness of genetic disease, but simply trying to generate excitement in the learning process. T
Counting to 4 - Sesame Street
In this short video from "Sesame Street", four children are shown dancing in a grid of four squares. They count to 4 several times during the video, while highlighting the number 4 by showing all 4 children dancing at one time. (:34)
Bulletin Board Slide Show
See a brief slide show of bulletin board ideas for elementary classrooms. Some good ideas. For more ideas go to http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/bulletin_board.html. Run time 0:34.
Henry Cole (Victor Vito)
Henry Cole was once a beloved teacher (Science grades 1-5) , so much so that decades after he left teaching to pursue an illustrating career, Reading Rockets fondly recalled Henry Cole's influence on him. Talking head talks about the joy of exploring nature and identifying things, respect and love for nature. Then dicusses and shows example of sketching, which leads to final art. (4:49)
How to Spin a Basketball on Your Finger
This 1:18 long video shows how to spin a basketball on a finger starting with a good rotation and use the other hand to add spin to it. The spokesperson does not go slow enough for some students and there aren't any close-ups.
Painting Watercolor Winter Barn Trees
Before paint dries, put some water on the edge to soften up the picture. Before the paint dries add some paint. Blot out the edge, work swirls with the paper towel. Create trees by using a wet on wet process.
English captions. (1:29)
How To Paint A Blue Sky With Clouds With Watercolors
Instructor starts with only three colors to to demonstrate how to use watercolor to paint a summer sky. Video shows how to mix those colors for more colors. The camera stays fixed on the paper while the instructor speaks. From www.watercolour-blog.co.uk. (4:51)
The differences between ionic and covalent bonds are explained by the use of scientific models and examples from nature. The periodic table predicts which elements will bond and how those bonds will form. All elements want to reach a stable electron configuration. Energy is stored in chemical bonds and released when these bonds are broken.
Tom Lehrer's 'The Elements'
This video features Tom Lerher's song about the elements. The amination adds to the video as the animation highlights the words (elements) as they are being sung. Suitable for high-school chemistry students.
Specific Latent Heat Explained
In this clip learn about the states of matter and the names for specific changes of state. Examples are presented on changes of state and when to use the latent heat equation.
The 3 States of Matter in Water - Rap
This student-made video uses images and music to show the states of matter for water and how the molecules change during each state. The images go along with an orginal song that makes the video entertaining and informative. Lyrics are not included on the screen. Run time 01:20.
The Electric Company teaches about the apostrophe through a Haunted House clip. (00:40)
When To Use a Semicolon
This video uses a speaker and computer to explain when to use semicolons. Use semicolons between independent clauses to give reason for pause or to write lists (Running Time 1:17).
Writing Dialog with Quotation Marks Using Casablanca As An Example
The clip discusses the basic rules of using quotation marks. Using Casablanca as an example, learn how to write dialog using quotation marks. The dialog from the film is typed on the screen into traditional novel format using quotation marks in the dialog.
Four Uses of Quotation Marks
This video features a teacher outlining the four uses of quotation marks: direct quotations, writing titles, around defined words and phrases, and with the use of sarcasm. An example of a direct quotation is given. ( 1:28)
Direct and Reported Speech
A video about direct and reported speech.
How to Quote Something or Someone
When quoting something or someone, always use quotation marks, credit the individual who said it and include a context of time and place to help clarify its relevance. Use basic copyrighting and citation rules when quoting someone is the focus of this 1:21 minute long video. No examples are shown in this talking head video. At best, a basic guide to what a quote is with the teacher left to explain how to make quote marks and where to place them.
How To Stop Pop Can Fizz
Crazy Chris from So Cool Science shows you how to stop the pop can fizz & win the science fair. Chris shakes up a six pack and tries several different methods to get the fizz out of the can before opening it. He then discusses the steps in the scientific method to help you set up this project (or others) for a science fair project. Run time 03:45.