Today he is known as one of the greatest American presidents, but at the time of his election no one would have predicted Lincoln's success based on his many failures. This is a motivating video for students as it shows the importance of trying despite setbacks. Slavery is also shown as a topic for him to oppose. The Civil War is also mentioned.
Awaiting, a 12-hour performance art piece
Take 40 people. Dress them in white. Then prepare them for a slow, serene walk up and down the Utah Capitol steps until the break of dawn. Both beguilement and befuddlement greeted 'Awaiting,' a 12-hour performance art piece by New York-based artist Ernesto Pujol. Music composed by Rosi Hayes (2;38)
Houghton Mifflin Readers Theater
Houghton Mifflin Readers' Theater is a play-based program
where students read aloud and/or perform scripts on social studies
topics. Readers' Theater is an easy way to teach your social studies
and ELA standards. It builds vocabulary comprehension and fluency and allows ALL students to access the content with multi-leveled scripts. The emphasis is on oral expression facilitated through active
imagination so all scripts can be performed with a minimum of
This is a segment tracing the history of human flight. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solver
History: DaVinci's Outline In The Last Supper?
Did Leonardo DaVinci use his own shadow to create the outline of Jesus in The Last Supper? James Williams speaks with a researcher who has found evidence in Leonardo's manuscripts suggesting that's the case.
Naked Science / Hyper Hurricanes
This video explains how a hurricane is born. Scientists are given a challenge to find evidence from ancient hurricanes that may resemble current threats. This video is from the Naked Science series. This is Episode 10 from Season 1 and it is suitable for older elementary, middle-school, and high school students.
Le Voyage Dans la Lune
The first science fiction movie, based on a story by Jules Verne. Called "Voyage to the Moon" in English, it was created by George Melies in 1902. The film is from France and is about a small group of scientists that travel to space on a rocket to get to the moon. Originally, this was a silent film, but this film has a narration which explains what is happening to modern viewers. (11:48)
How Far Smells Travel
A short segment describing how NASA scientists track smells around the globe. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers an
A Glacier Investigation
From Dragonfly Tv. Deborah and Brittani live in Juneau, Alaska, which is home to 38 glaciers flowing from the gigantic Juneau Ice Field. The girls love being outside, especially in the short Alaskan summers, so they decided to check out a glacier up close at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The center has cool exhibits that explain the science behind glaciers-like the fact that a glacier is a river of ice that moves because of its own weight and that the Mendenhall Glacier receives abo
A teacher models how to draw inferences from evidence in a CSI text. This is a very good example for learning to make logical inferences from text.
How the Hubble Space Telescope Works
A common misconception about telescopes is that their main purpose is to
magnify objects. This is false: in fact what a telescope does is
capture more light than is possible by the naked eye. The Hubble Space
Telescope is one of the world’s most important telescopes. Situated in
orbit around Earth, but outside of its atmosphere, the Hubble gets a
clearer view of the Universe and what lies within than any ground-based
Based on the music of System of a Down's "Chop Suey", this is a student song about quadrilaterals. Covers the properties of quadrilaterals that are typically learned in high school geometry courses. They lyrics are hard to hear, and some of the subtitles are hard to see, but the song is a neat idea of writing lyrics to help students memorize math concepts.
Marc Brown (Arthur)
Marc Brown is the author and illustrator of Arthur, everyone's favorite aardvark. In this exclusive video interview Marc Brown chats about his childhood, the principal and bully in the book are based on his childhood. He talks about how Arthur started as a bedtime story to his son. He also discusses the Arthur television shows on PBS, in these episodes the characters deal with problems kids today deal with. He was surprised at the age of the audience, he was surprised the kids were older.
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The Search For Earth-Like Planets
"The search for Earth-like planets is reaching a fever-pitch. Does the evidence so far help shed light on the ancient question: Is the galaxy filled with life, or is Earth just a beautiful, lonely aberration? If things dont work out on this planet or if our itch to explore becomes unbearable at some point in the future, astronomers have recently found out what kind of galactic real estate might be available to us. We'll have to develop advanced transport to land there, 20 light years away. The q
History of Epilepsy
Doctor explains what epilepsy is and basic historical evidence of the disease, tracing back the disease to Hippocrates in 400 B.C. and the Bible. Traces the path of the disease and modern treatments and how they work. Professional produced. Grades 5-12. 3:41 min.
Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
This video from the Reading Rainbow series (introduced by Lavar Burton) features Pete Seeger's picture book, Abiyoyo. The beloved author and folk musician reads and plays his banjo and sings his story as the illustrations from the book are shown on the screen. Based on a South African lullaby and folk story. Text by Pete Seeger - what a great guy! - illustrations by Michael Hayes. Sound effects with music. (6:46)
Designing an Invention, Fundamental Concepts
NASA Sci Files segment exploring the fundamental concepts to designing an invention including doing research and recording detailed observations. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method.
Following Two Scientists Through the Scientific Process
This interactive activity adapted from NOVA provides students a way to gain a more accurate understanding of how science is done. Two videos, which feature the work of renowned scientists Percy Julian and Judah Folkman, demonstrate that while scientists may use an orderly approach to learn new information and solve problems, they proceed along different paths in their quests. Instead of referring to a delineated set of steps, the term "scientific process" encompasses the true nature of scientifi
Learning About Diabetes: A Walk with Tim and Lindsey
This video was made in cooperation with the American Diabetes Association to support their school-based outreach and fundraising program: School Walk for Diabetes. The target audience for this video is school children in grades K-6. Video is two children discussing diabetes, the child with diabetes is a girl and she is discussing it with her younger brother. Animated video. This video gives a good explanation for younger children.