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.
Learning How to Read & Write English
Learning how to read comes before learning how to write, and the
process of learning how to read is based on a good plan from a teacher. Teach children to incorporate the words they've learned how to read when teaching them how to write with help from an English specialist.
Oscar Wilde Bio 5
A&E Biography. Video starts with Wilde’s libel court case against the Marquess of Queensberry, Bosie’s father. This court case concerns the Marquess wanting to socially embarrass Wilde by throwing a bouquet of turnips on the stage after one of his plays. Wilde was tipped off, and Queensberry was barred from entering the theatre. In court, Wilde put on a performance to fend off the questions. They started to give evidence against
This video shows an interview to Yogeshananda, a Hindu Monk who talks about the meaning of his name and his "long journey" based on the idea of reincarnation. He refers to his need to get to his "last life". There is reference to ignorance, to suffering, the divinity of the soul and to learning and unlearning.
What is an atheist?
Video is a home video that answers the question " What is an atheist?" An atheist is a person who has no belief in a God or Gods. He explains that there are different levels of atheism. A strong atheist is someone who says there are no Gods. A weak atheist says they have no belief in a God, they don’t see any evidence in a God, don’t see a reason to believe in a God. Video is of average quality and appropriate for high school students.
Why do atheists care about religion? A Rational Thought Production. The music in the background is "Funky Like Humans" by Odd One Out. Song used with permission. Atheist boys cannot be boy Scouts. In the U.S. an atheists cannot hold office or testify in court in seven different states. Politicians make comments about atheists and other laws that restrict what people can do because of other people’s beliefs, Blue Laws. The words “Under God” are in the Pledge
A Rational Thought Production. The music in the background is "Funky Like Humans" by Odd One Out. Song used with permission. Atheist boys cannot be boy Scouts. In the U.S. an atheists cannot hold office or testify in court in seven different states. Politicians make comments about atheists and other laws that restrict what people can do because of other people’s beliefs, Blue Laws. The words “Under God” are in the Pledge
Pendemonium - Apostrophes and Double Negatives part 8
Students learn about apostrophes and double negatives, as well as the Moon, Mars, and Milky Way when they follow the fast-paced adventures of a "pentastic" foursome into space. Seemingly ordinary writing implements named Florentina, Arturo, Buzz, and Penny come to life and try to stop a smelly Dark Marker from taking over the universe by solving clues based on good grammar.
Battle of Iwo Jima
(Newsreel footage) February March 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Japan during World War II, when the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima was taken. The U.S. occupied Iwo Jima until 1968, when it was returned to Japan. Today Iwo Jima has no permanent civilian population, but has an air base operated by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and occasionally used for day and night landing practice by the U.S. Navy's Carrier Air Wing Five based at Naval Air Facility