Interview with An Astronomer : Year of Astronomy
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to Sand Diego to meet astronomer Dennis Mamanna. Mr. Mamanna talks about The International Year of Astronomy, the history of astronomy and the Palomar Observatory.For more Virtual Field Trips for Kids visit our website at www.meetmeatthecorner.org. Find links to fun websites and a LEARNING CORNER of activities and questions about this topic.
End of the year ideas for teachers
Some ideas for the end of the teaching year. The teacher does not show any of these activities. The list are all easy to do and worthwhile before to prepare for next year and review what was learning the current year. These ten ideas are for elementary, but can be used for older students
Dog Bless You - Animal Shelters
In the United States alone, as many as ten million animals enter shelters each year and millions must be euthanized due to lack of space. How can you help? Explore visits the Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley -- the first no kill shelter in Idaho -- and finds out how the shelter staff rescues, protects, and finds homes for abandoned dogs and cats. Run time 06:29.
ParisByPod French lessons - Pronunciation Exercise n°5
Here is ParisByPod exercise #5 on French language phonetics & pronunciation. In this French lesson, you will have to discover some French words hidden in amazing photos of Paris. NOTE: At approximately 01:54, there is silhouette of a female in a shower. (Run time 02:57.)
A very young girl,Capucine, creates a delightful fairytale in French. Much of the vocabulary centers around animals and nature. There are English subtitles.
Vincent Van Gogh part 1
Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Groot—Zundert, a small village in the southern Netherlands near the Belgian border. The oldest son of a Protestant minister, young van Gogh was moody, quiet, introverted, but he grew up with a love of nature and the arts. Van Gogh attended school as a young boy, but at the age of sixteen he left home for the Hague to work as an apprentice to an uncle, a dealer at Goupil and Co., an international art firm. Van Gogh subsequently worked for the firm in London and Pa
The Life of Henri Matisse
In this clip learn about Henri Matisse who was a French painter in the 20th century. He was famous for beginning the fauvist movement. This clip explores the life of this contemporary of Picasso with tips from a successful artist and history teacher. (2:16)
Skateboarding Safety Gear
Important video for those who want to skateboard or are skateboarding. Issues covered include the types of pads and helmet and how to wear them. On average over 40 people die each year skateboarding. Run time 02:59.
Canine Companions for Independence
Eight-year old, Katelyn, learns about the importance of service dogs
for people with disabilities and meets a pet owner who is raising a
puppy for Canine Companions for Independence.
The Many Geographical Regions of Canada
A 10 year old's school project about the many faces of Canada's geography. Images of Canada's geography is shown as the student narrates information interior plains, Canadian shield, St. Lawrence lowlands, Appalacian, and the Arctic lowlands.
Visions of the Future
What do you think the house of the future will be like? This short, three minute video will touch on the visions and inventions we THOUGHT would be reality by the year 2010, like the personal robot, self cleaning dishes, and levitating frying pan.
Edison's Failed Inventions
Thomas Edison, father of the lighbulb and motion picture, was granted an astounding 400 patents in a prolific 8-year period. But not all his ideas were good ones. This short video describes several of Edison's failed inventions (most after the age of 40). Some of the inventions include a device to speak with the dead, a talking doll, and a concrete home with concrete furniture. Short video clip run time is 4:29.
Different Kinds of Smart: Multiple Intelligences
This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with commentary from Howard Gardner.
Pulling It All Together: Creating Classrooms and Schools That Support Learning
This program discusses how schools can organize for powerful learning through a coherent, connected approach to teaching and learning that is reinforced and supported by structural features. This session features the staff and students of two schools: a public school in Michigan serving grades three through eight and a first-year charter school in California.
Bird Watching in Central Park
More than fifty million Americans enjoy bird watching every year, and
why not? Birds are beautiful creatures and there are so many different
kinds of birds that you’ll never be bored. Glenn Phillips, of New York
Audubon, gives some suggestions on birding.
Animal Mothers: Newborn Gators
Watch how this protective alligator mother uses her "Jaws of Love" to protect her newborns from danger in the Florida Everglades. Unlike crocs, the gator babies stay close to mom for their first year because they are a common food source for predators. Run time 02:24.
Scientists are working on a sensor that might help save manatee lives. On average 100 of these animals are hit by boats each year. This movie discusses how scientists are trying to help this number shrink. Addresses endangered species. Run time 2:08
Don't Fear the Essay
Reminder of the challenges of writing. Song with video from Saturday Night Live. Would make a good introduction to writing at the beginning of the school year. Grades 5-12. 2:29 min.
Ursa Major - The Big Dipper
This video shares a brief description of Ursa Major and instructions for using this important constellation to help you find Polaris, the North Star. Addresses the movements of the constellations throughout the year and Polaris. Run time 03:35