Video shows how the mind can play tricks on us as we concentrate on one thing, we may miss other thing. Grades 5-12. Includes closed captioning. 1:45 min.
Optical Illusions Show How We See
Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what's really out there. 16:31.
Gallery of Visual Illusions
This collection of visual illusions adapted from the University of Washington's Neuroscience for Kids Web site shows that, although we can trust our senses most of the time, our minds sometimes misinterpret the visual information our eyes receive. Interactive website.
Counting to 4 - Sesame Street
In this short video from "Sesame Street", four children are shown dancing in a grid of four squares. They count to 4 several times during the video, while highlighting the number 4 by showing all 4 children dancing at one time. (:34)
Bulletin Board Slide Show
See a brief slide show of bulletin board ideas for elementary classrooms. Some good ideas. For more ideas go to http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/bulletin_board.html. Run time 0:34.
Henry Cole (Victor Vito)
Henry Cole was once a beloved teacher (Science grades 1-5) , so much so that decades after he left teaching to pursue an illustrating career, Reading Rockets fondly recalled Henry Cole's influence on him. Talking head talks about the joy of exploring nature and identifying things, respect and love for nature. Then dicusses and shows example of sketching, which leads to final art. (4:49)
Non-Verbal Cues In Interview: Smile
Do you know what the most important interview non-verbal is? Watch this video to find out why it is important to use a warm and genuine smile. Grades 9-12. (0:59)
Introduction (Six Steps to Soccer Success - 1)
Part of a six-part series on foundational soccer skills. This is the introduction to an excellent system for improving your soccer skills either as a player or as a coach of your team or your children. Run time 06:39.
How to Spin a Basketball on Your Finger
This 1:18 long video shows how to spin a basketball on a finger starting with a good rotation and use the other hand to add spin to it. The spokesperson does not go slow enough for some students and there aren't any close-ups.
How To Paint A Blue Sky With Clouds With Watercolors
Instructor starts with only three colors to to demonstrate how to use watercolor to paint a summer sky. Video shows how to mix those colors for more colors. The camera stays fixed on the paper while the instructor speaks. From www.watercolour-blog.co.uk. (4:51)
Watercolor Painting for Beginners : Watercolor Painting Additive Technique
How to continually add color using the additive technique in watercolor painting by Larry Dubitsky. English captions. (1:21)
Lake Nyos Gas Density Demonstration
This is a great way to show students that carbon dioxide gas is heavier than air. It also helps them understand the unusual natural disaster at Lake Nyos in Africa. In 1986 a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide gas erupted from the lake, and then flowed down through a village, killing 1,700 people. The video is a narrative, step by step demonstration with explanations. Run time 03:59.
The Chemistry of the Earth Geographic distribution of specific resources determines global economics. The program highlights how specific deposits of resources came to be located in specific places. Rare resources inspire the search for alternatives in industry. Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.
Geographic distribution of specific resources determines global economics. The program highlights how specific deposits of resources came to be located in specific places. Rare resources inspire the search for alternatives in industry. Silicon, a cornerstone of the high-tech industry, is one of the elements of the Earth highlighted in this program.
Specific Latent Heat Explained
In this clip learn about the states of matter and the names for specific changes of state. Examples are presented on changes of state and when to use the latent heat equation.
The 3 States of Matter in Water - Rap
This student-made video uses images and music to show the states of matter for water and how the molecules change during each state. The images go along with an orginal song that makes the video entertaining and informative. Lyrics are not included on the screen. Run time 01:20.
Solids, Liquids, Gases - by StudyJams
All matter can exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas. Matter can change states through heating or cooling, and it is sure to change states when it reaches a boiling point or freezing point. Learn more about the three states of matter with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz and song are included with this link.
Using Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns
This video features a teacher explaining the use of possessive nouns. The teacher distinguishes between singular and plural possessive nouns. Numerous examples are shown on a white board. ( 8:11)
The Electric Company teaches about the apostrophe through a Haunted House clip. (00:40)
When To Use a Semicolon
This video uses a speaker and computer to explain when to use semicolons. Use semicolons between independent clauses to give reason for pause or to write lists (Running Time 1:17).
Writing Dialog with Quotation Marks Using Casablanca As An Example
The clip discusses the basic rules of using quotation marks. Using Casablanca as an example, learn how to write dialog using quotation marks. The dialog from the film is typed on the screen into traditional novel format using quotation marks in the dialog.