James Burke - Balanced Anarchy (The Future)
This video is a scholarly view of what happens when our view of the world changes. It speaks of a philosophy of anarchy as it relates to Utopia in the future.
Learn the Colors of the Rainbow/Color Spectrum-ROY G BIV Song
Cute song teaching kids the colors and order of the colors in the color spectrum by using an elf named ROY G BIV. Each letter of his name tells the layers of the color spectrum. Content is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. (2:41)
Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin
This is the impact of the cotton gin on the growing of cotton is the topic of this one minute video. Too brief to do much more than explain why the invention was important to cotton growers.
For all the phenomena of The Mechanical Universe, Isaac Newton laid down the laws. A refinement on Galileo's law of inertia, Newton's first law states that every body remains at rest or continues in uniform motion unless an unbalanced force acts on it. His second law, the most profound statement in classical mechanics, relates the causes to the changes of motion in eve
This 2:21 video explains the importance of Thomas Paine to the Revolutionary War movement. It tells what he wrote in Common Sense, his famous 47 page pamphlet, and how he argued for American independence. He said that gaining independence would be a victory for humans everywhere.
Professional video of the birth of a premature elephant. Shows how an elephant tries to help her infant by moving it into the shade. Grades 9-12. 2:56 min.
Dancing Indian Elephants
Watch this cool video form explore.org called “Dancing Elephants.” The explore team shot this terrific film in August of 2007 and features the Asian Elephant of India, who play a key role in Indian society. They are essential for the agriculture of the land and for the religious
ceremonies of the people.
Kratts Creatures-Elephants-Educating Emily-Part 2 of 3
In part 2 of this video, the Kratt Brothers continue to work with Emily, a one and a half year old elephant, who is being raised at an orphanage in Kenya, Africa. The baby elephants love to take mud baths and dry off in dirt. Wild elephants drink 53 gallons of water every day. Trunks are important for elephants. Another animal with a trunk is discussed-a tapir and rhinos (9:16)
In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University introduces the wood turtle and box turtle, commonly found in backyards in Pennsylvania, and describes their habitats and what they eat. Each species has identifying characteristics, which are also adaptations that help it survive. At the center the turtles eat a variety of foods and require proper light, water, and shelter. CLosed captioning included. Run time 04:03.
Using Estar With Present Progressive Verbs And Clothing Vocabulary
This thirteen-minute video discusses the present progressive form of verbs that relate to clothing, buying clothes, and getting dressed. There is a step-by-step explanation of the present progressive form of these verbs work and are conjugated in Spanish. This video is great for introducing the present progressive verb form with estar and using them in sentences with clothing vocabulary. It can also be a great resource for extra practice.
60 Prepositions Chant
This slide show clip chants 60 prepositions. The prepositions are presented in alphabetical order. Goal is to help memorize the list. No teaching of what the words mean. (1:24)
Learn About George Washington's Young Life
In this six minute video you will learn about how George Washington grew up, his family tragedies and how he became America's president. Uses sophisticated language so the video may have to be stopped at times. A word wall would help as well as a timeline and map. A good background video.
Percent to Decimal
In this clip students learn to write percents as decimals and decimals as percents. An example is shown on writing 82% as a decimal. Since a percent can be written as a decimal by moving the decimal point two places to the left, a decimal can be written as a percent by moving the decimal point two places to the right. For example, to write 0.4 as a percent, move the decimal point two places to the right to get 40. So 0.4 can be written as 40%.
Subtraction 3: Introduction to Borrowing or Regrouping - Khan Academy
In this video, the instructor uses a graphics program to review how to subtract numbers and introduces how to re-group or borrow. The instructor also uses a number line. The video is suitable for elementary students. (18:26)
Video takes a look at The Planet Mercury and some interesting facts. This video includes images and new video from the Messenger Probe. Video includes information about the planet such as the size of the planet, it is now the smallest since Pluto is no longer considered a planet, the make-up of the planet, what the core is made up of, how long it takes Mercury to circle the sun, the coldest and hottest temperatures, the length of the days and th
How to Knit - The Basics
This video will show you the basics of knitting. Follow along and see how easy it is to actually do! With this video you will learn how to Cast On, knit rows, and Bind off to complete a simple project. The entire video is set to music, there is no voice, only words on the screen and terrific video to show the process.
Learn To Knit - The Basic Stitches
Learn the basic knitting stitches with tips from Jodi Moody at Alpaca Direct. She covers the basic knitting techniques of the garter stitch. Close up videos will have you knitting in no time!
India and Tiffin Boxes: A Sophisticated Logistic System
Although Mumbai -- India's most crowded city -- seems disorganized and chaotic, it is home to one of the world's most efficient distribution
networks using a number of delivery means. The lunches are placed in containers called tiffin boxes. The video is compelling and shows how these largely illiterate delivery people have created a most sophisticated system.
Sesame Street: Dancing With Triangles -- Shapes For Younger Learners
This is an amusing spoof of 'Dancing With the Stars'. This Sesame Street video shows a dance competition that is supposed to involve triangles, but the contestants are a little confused. Other shapes such as a hexagon and a square are introduced, in addition to the triangle.
The Lost Gods of the Romans
How the Romans acquired their Romes from other cultures. A good video for students studying this time period as it shows the transfer of ideas from culture to culture. This is a 23 minute video. Students might benefit from having a list of the gods mentioned and a map of the area so that the students could follow the video more easily.