Thomas Edison: A Life of Invention
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration" -- Thomas Edison
The life of Thomas Edison is a true "rags to riches" story. Through hard work and determination, he helped in creating the modern world in which we live today. Considered to be the greatest inventor of his or any time, Edison's wonderful inventions were a driving force of the Industrial Revolution. From the stock ticker to the phonograph; from the light bulb to motion pictures, his inventions g
Easy Ways to Learn Fractions
In math, fractions can be thought of as proportions of a shape.
In this clip discover easy ways to learn fraction from a mathematics
teacher. The math teacher shows examples on a whiteboard of shapes representing the fractions.
In this very brief video, students learn the definitions of a point, a line, a segment, and a ray in this video. Instructor uses a whiteboard.
Cold War: Hungarian Revolution - part 1/5
1953 - 1961 Thaw is conceivable with Stalins death. Khrushchev outmaneuvers Malenkov for power and visits the West. Germans, Poles and Hungarians attempt to rise against Soviet rule. In 1956, an uprising in Hungary is ruthlessly crushed by Soviet tanks. The U.S., pledged to contain rather than overthrow communism, does nothing.
Solving Math Problems With a Variable
In this video, a teacher uses a word problem to demonstrate how to solve an equation with a variable. The teacher walks through each step of the problem to arrive at the answer.
In this video clip learn about Weight. Units of weight are discussed.
Units of Measurement pt 2/2
The purpose of this video is to help students review for the mathematics section of the Grades 5-7 Academic Achievement Tests. The topics covered by the project address critical objectives found in the tests, but more importantly, they address those items that are frequently missed by students.Carter is trapped in a locked basement room when he searches for a girl who keeps appearing and disappearing. Chris must answer units of measure questions to get the combination to free Carter.
Compare, Order and Measure Weight and Capacity
Observing a virtual balance, students will compare a two objects to determine which is heavier, lighter or about the same weight. Compare two jars to see which one would hold more. User clicks through the slides.
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [3/9]
(Caution: Scenes of violence and insensitive racial language)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as b
The Mark Steel Lectures- Descartes 3/3
Written and delivered by Mark Steel, each scripted lecture presents persuasive, yet witty, arguments for the importance of Descartes. This episode continues with the discussion of God in Descartes thoughts. Mr. Steel then discusses Descartes new topic, which was anatomy. He discovered that the senses work through the nervous system. He then continued that our minds are separate from our
British Democracy (pt. 3)
Former MP Benn gives a description of Democracy as it exists, how it was
gained, and describes efforts to take it away and to get it back.
(While from a British point of view, it can easily be applied to
Mary had a Little Lamb - Song
This cartoon video contains the classic nursery rhyme - Mary had a Little Lamb - in song form. Animation is low quality. (1:13)
This video is a power point presentation which defines homophones and shows numerous examples with corresponding illustrations. The video concludes with slides which give students practice with using homophones correctly. The video does not include audio, but slides progress slowly giving teacher time to discuss each one. (5:45)
Antonyms Video shows two children who are discussing antonyms. It gives examples of what antonyms are and discusses the definition of antonym. This video is for early elementary students or ESL students. Video is good quality. Good for elementary students.
Video shows two children who are discussing antonyms. It gives examples of what antonyms are and discusses the definition of antonym. This video is for early elementary students or ESL students. Video is good quality. Good for elementary students.
Antonyms or Opposites
Slideshow of common household opposites. For example, one soft chair, a hard chai, then the two chairs are shown together. Words accompany the photos of opposites. (2:11)
Kindergarten Pre-Writing Lesson: Opposite Words
In this video, a teacher models a writing lesson with Kindergarten students using opposite words "thick" and "thin" as a starting point for creating sentences using the words. After practicing stating the sentences out loud, students then write the sentence themselves, writing each letter after watching the teacher write the letter first.
Idioms in English - 'Blue'
This video is in lecture format with a white board. There aren't any graphics provided to help add depth to the lesson. The phrases are all common expressions
and phrases that use the color blue. (3:26)
A Vision of 21st Century Teachers
This is video is a Technology Motivational Video for teachers. It tries to encourage teachers to be 21st Century Teachers. It shows teachers of different disciplines nonverbally promoting using technology and the the advantage of doing so.Run time 04:31.
The Largest Flower in the World; Titan Arum
In this video, suitable for all grades, David Attenborough looks at one of the largest flowering plant in the world, if not THE largest flowering plant. Wouldn't you think a plant this large would emit a wonderful fragrance? It is sometimes called a Corpse Flower because the smell is that of a rotting corpse.
The Proton in Chemistry Acids are often thought to be harmful, but acids have many important uses in industry. Both strong and weak acids and bases are shown to be found in the natural world and used in our daily lives. Demonstrations explain pH and how it is measured. Five of the top 10 chemicals used in industry are acids and bases.
Acids are often thought to be harmful, but acids have many important uses in industry. Both strong and weak acids and bases are shown to be found in the natural world and used in our daily lives. Demonstrations explain pH and how it is measured. Five of the top 10 chemicals used in industry are acids and bases.