The Evolutionary Paradox of Our Sense of Smell
Olfaction may be both the most primitive and the most sophisticated of our five senses. Biologist Stuart Firestein from Columbia University discusses how the olfactory system works. The vide is in lecture format. (04:12)
The Senses: Smelling - by StudyJams
The nose is your body's instrument for smelling. Tiny pieces of matter are sucked into the nose and identified as smells. Nerve cells tell your brain what you are smelling. Learn more about your sense of smell with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written below each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Finding the Tangent of an Angle
In this video learn how to find the tangent of an angle. He explains the length of the sides of a right triangle to find the tangent of an angle with examples and formulas shown. In this video the instructor is talking in a very low tone that is sometimes difficult to hear.
Area of Diagonal-Generated Triangles of Rectangle are Equal
In this video, Mr. Khan draws a box and two intersecting lines that produce several triangles. Mr. Khan proves that the area of these diagonal-generated triangles of the rectangle are equal. He goes over the formula for finding the area of a triangle. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The screen gets busy (and dark)--the viewer may want to open to 'full screen' to see everything. The sound is a little low. (04:35)
How to Get Healthy
Everyone wants to live a long life. It takes more than just eating healthy foods . There are a lot of things you can do boost your overall health such as getting adequate sleep, exercising, dealing effectively with stress, and maintaining healthy relationships. This video explains the benefits of each. ( 1:31)
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON: THE BIRDS OF AMERICA
PROGRAM COMMEMORATES THE TWO HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS NINETEENTH-CENTURY NATURALIST AND ARTIST, JOHN JAMES AUDUBON. TO HIGHLIGHT AUDUBON'S DEVELOPMENT AS AN ARTIST, THE PROGRAM USES QUOTATIONS FROM HIS JOURNALS, ILLUSTRATIONS FROM HIS ORIGINAL DRAWINGS AND ENGRAVINGS, AND WORKS OF ART BY OTHER ARTISTS OF THE PERIOD. THE IMAGES OF THE WORKS OF ART ARE INTERWOVEN WITH LIVE MOTION NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AND FOOTAGE OF SITES SIGNIFICANT TO AUDUBON'S LIFE AND WORK. (29:32)
Inside Writing Communities Grades 3-5
This video workshop for elementary school teachers uses classroom
footage to demonstrate how a writing workshop approach motivates
intermediate students and helps them become proficient and independent writers. Ten teachers from across the country model teaching strategies and share reflections on their practice. Six nationally known experts in writing instruction comment on teaching and using the writing workshop approach with upper elementary students. The package includes eight
Ray Charles-The Birth Of Soul
Clips from a film documentary about Ray Charles. (color and black-and white)
Dorothy Dandridge-A Tribute
Srill images are featured in this slideshow of the legendary actress accompanied by Dandridge singing 'You Do Something To Me'.
A Short Biography of Frederick Douglass
This is a digital story about the life of Frederick Douglass. Provides descriptive and interesting facts about Frederick Douglass. (Amateur video)
Adriano Celentano sings Prisencolinensinainciuso
In this video, Celentano plays a teacher who responds to a student's question as to why he would write a nonsense song. He tells her that it is a song about people's inability to communicate. You can tell by his hip movements that he was once an avid Hula hoop dancer.
Adriano Celentano sings with Mina-Parole Parole
In this video from 1972, Celentano sings with Mina. Both singers are seen performing.
Mathematica in Five Minutes
The instructor show how to use Mathematica software, however, the letters are small--this video would should be seen in full screen mode.
How to Check Math Homework
How to Check Math Homework. Part of the series: Basic Mathematics & Algebra. When checking math homework, be sure to understand basic operations like adding and subtracting, and review the lesson plan to make sure the subject makes sense. Avoid going the easy route by checking answers in the back of the teacher's guide.
How to Make Math Meaningful
Making math meaningful is about relaying everyday events to concepts like money and current events. Foster a real-world connection with the use of mathematics using assistance from a math teacher.
Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming. (17:13)
Never Mistake Activity for Achievement
This site has several videos on solving Quadratic Equations > Quadratic Formula, but the video that might be most valuable is the one to show students about the difference between activity and achievement in terms of math preparation.
This video has poetic narration of what it is like to live in London from the narrator's point of view. Many pictures of London that show the culture and daily life in London. The narrator describes London as having no sense of external geography. It is not North or South, it doesn't lie within any area, it just is. It stretches almost eternally in every direction, never fading, never abating, simply remaining City as far as the heart dares to fathom.
Geography of migration from Ireland to England
This video is about Geography Migration from Ireland to UK. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of migration from Ireland to UK.(It is a good video for showing how migration effects those who move from one country to another.)
The Thames River
A video that explains the problems that the Thames River in England faces when it rains and sewers overflow. Special ships are used to put oxygen into the river and the now there are fish. A good video to show students what can be done to clean up rivers.