Physical Geography - Forces that Shape Our Earth
Explore the major landforms of our world with spectacular video footage. Look at the various forces that affect our physical environment including glaciers, volcanoes, gravity, rivers, lakes and oceans, movement in the earth, wind and temperature changes. This video is a superb introduction to the ways all these forces work together to shape our planet.
Forming Possessive Nouns
In this lecture, an instructor talks about how to use apostrophes to make nouns possessive. The teacher does provide some useful information, but the typed sentences she shows on the screen are not readable.
Learning about Things that Float - with Curious George
The children use "a box of junk" to create different boats. One boat is made from straws, another from paper towel rolls, and the third from a pie pan. The children take their boats to a small pool to find out if they float. Some work and some do not. The children discuss why they did or didn't work.
Bed of Nails - Cool Science Experiment
You may have seen your favorite circus performers or magicians perform the classic Bed of Nails Trick... but what is the secret? Using a smaller version of the bed and a clear balloon, you can see the science behind the trick. In this professionally made video, Steve Spangler demonstrates a balloon experiement about force and pressure. Run time 02:02.
Electron Configurations 2
Shows how to figure out the configurations for the d-block elements. Instructor uses his computer screen and different colors to educate students. Instructor says this video series introduces information covered in a first-year high school course in chemistry.
Decomposition of the Body
Documentary- Click off the crime show and foray into the real world of forensics. At a unique open-air crime lab known as the Body Farm, decomposing corpses help detectives solve murders. Addresses decomposition and decomposers, however images of decaying bodies may be extremely disturbing for younger children. Run time 03:37
Learn about Fuel Cell Technology
Many researches have been working on renewable, clean energy sources. This particular study shows how hydrogen may some day replace gasoline to fuel our vehicles with zero emission of fuel cells. Learn about real world testing of this fuel cell technology. Run time 01:50.
"Crowning the top of the world, the frozen Arctic Ocean provides an unlikely home for a spectrum of enchanting creatures. Above the ice and blow, beluga whales, narwhals, bowhead whales, walruses, and murres prosper." (04:20)
Oceans: Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay boasts an undersea canyon that is deeper than the Grand Canyon. This rich environment is home to krill, Humboldt squid, mola mola, and a plethora of tiny animals that thrive in giant kelp. Produced by National Geographic. This is a great resource to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom (4:36).
The sargassum fish can camouflage itself to look exactly like a sargassum plant and ambush unsuspecting prey with deadly ease. See these fish in action as well as learn information about them. The video can be used with a lesson on animal defenses and adaptations, specifically camouflage, protective resemblance, and mimicry. Run time 01:42.
Mediterranean Sea Wildlife
"The Mediterranean sea bed holds treasures from thousands of years of trade across its waters. Among the scattered shipwrecks divers can also find rich coral reefs full of natural wonders, as well as racing blue fin tuna." Run time 4:18
West Indian Ocean
Two of the world's swiftest ocean currents connect off the east coast of Africa, creating some of the richest biological areas of the sea. The ocean is home to the legendary coelacanth fish. The video offers spectacular underwater scenes. Run time 03:30
Hawaii Ocean Wildlife
This professional and beautiful video footage by National Geographic addresses several different organisms in the Hawaiin waters. The video begins with statements such as "A string of spectacular undersea volcanoes created the islands and continue to add to the land mass, even today. Hawaii is geologically young but it is surrounded by an ancient ocean filled with creatures whose ancestors preceeded human beings by billions of years." The end of the video addresses the changes on land and sea
Beneath the Waters of Cocos Island
Cocos Island, a remote volcanic summit in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, serves as a beacon for hungry predators, including thousands of hammerhead sharks that travel here each year in search of prey. This video segment from NOVA: "Island of Sharks" depicts some of the common predator-prey interactions that take place in the nutrient-rich waters surrounding the island. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:06.
Electric Potential Energy
This 12:27 video introduces electric potential energy. Electrical
potential energy is due to the gravitational field of the objects mass. Potential energy is essentially the work/energy from its position (on Earth, moving away from Earth). This means the energy needed to overcome the gravity pulling down for the desired distance. The video uses a smart board and a narrator.
Introduction to Work and Energy
Introduction to work and energy. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 09:18.
Physics of Baseball
In this talk, Dr. Porter W. Johnson from Northwestern University discusses the application of physical principles to baseball as well as dynamical issues in pitching, hitting, fielding, and running. Run time 1:23:30
Best Amazing Experiment Ever-Liquid in Beaker Making Blob Form
Experiment by google science team in which a liquid is poured into a beaker. It overflows and makes a blob like form (Running Time 0:16).
The King's Breakfast-Read A Loud
This is the story of a king who wanted some butter for his bread. He was offered marmalade instead and that made him feel sad. Everybody then moves to get him the butter he wants so that he can feel better. He claims he is not a fussy king, but he just wanted butter!
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Part 2 of 2
The young Ali Baba collects valued fire-wood in the forest and happens to overhear a group of forty thieves visiting their treasure store in the forest where he is cutting wood. The treasure is in a cave, the mouth of which is sealed by magic. It opens on the words "Open, Simsim" (commonly written as "Open Sesame" in English), and seals itself on the words "Close, Simsim" ("Close Sesame"). When the thieves are gone, Ali Baba enters the cave himself, and takes some of the treasure home. Female