Buddhism: The Awakened One
This video shows an interview to Gen Mondrub, a Buddhist leader, who gives the definition of Buddhism. He explains what exactly they mean by "awaken" and the way in which this is represented in the religion.
Elizabeth Taylor Biography
In this four minute biography of the Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor students will learn of her life and marriages and work to raise funds to fight Aids and as a supporter of Michael Jackson.
The Hydrologic Cycle
Water continuously travels between Earth's surface and the atmosphere via the hydrologic cycle. Through five main processes — condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and evapotranspiration — water is perpetually recycled. In this interactive resource adapted from NASA, explore the steps of the water cycle. This interactive site does not include any audio.
The Code of Hammurabi: Early Civilizations
This video explains the 280 laws in this code. It does a good job of explaining what the Code was and what made it unique and important. The video opens the way for some excellent discussions including what an eye for an eye means and also do all people have the same punishment based on their social rank. This four minute video goes slowly and has good graphics.
The War of 1812
An eight minute video about the causes of the war and the major events. A good overview.
Space School: Mercury
This 4:40 long video uses animation and other images to show Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system. Mercury's surface temperature can go from a 800 degrees to a 300 degrees below zero. Mercury orbits the sun in just 88 days, much faster than any other planets. There is an ad at the beginning about respecting people and their sexual orientation which is shown at times.
The Great Native American Civilizations
What the world was like before the Europeans arrived. A great video to show the impact of the "white man" on Native Americans. (2:03)
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 Po river
This video has footage of the river Po. A speaker talks about the benefits of it's fertile banks and shows how the towns, fields and factories are effected by flooding.
There is no narration, but the video does show how to create the form for using Cornell note taking. It gives ideas about taking these notes using a computer. This would be useful as an introduction if the students already understand the basics of how to use the Cornell method.
Fried Nutella Ravioli
Giada, from the Food Network, shows how to make sweet treats from Nutella and wonton wrappers.
Number 17 - Sesame Street
This short animated video from "Sesame Street" is a rap that talks about the number 17. It shows a wide variety of groups of 17 items and shows the number several times.
Gravity Overview - Free Science Video by Brightstorm
All objects with mass attract and are attracted by all other objects with mass because of a force called gravity. The strength of gravity is proportional to the mass of the object. We are pulled to the Earth by it's gravitational forces but we also pull the earth towards us. Because we are much less massive than than the Earth, our gravitational pull is not strong enough to have any affect on it. Gravity pulls us towards Earth such that we accelerate at 9.8 m/s^2. &n
Where Can We See Geography at Work?
This video discusses a number of fields and disciplines in which geography can be found. It answers the question of why geography is how important it is in our daily lives.
Lots of interesting facts about Alaska in this video. Facts are presented in text with music in the background. There are no pictures of Alaska in this video.
Yellow Color Song - Jessica Ferrell
This song and slide show focuses on the color yellow. The song is to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It" and shows the word yellow and items that are yellow. (:49)
Rational vs Irrational Numbers
Students learn that the following number sets represent rational numbers: natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, fractions, terminating decimals, and repeating decimals. For example, -2, 7, 3/4, 0.0006, and 0.191919... are all rational numbers. However, a decimal that is both non-terminating and non-repeating is an irrational number. For example, 0.12579835781... and 39.779778776775... are irrational numbers. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of t
Ben's Bug - A Phonetic Story Book
This animated story book displays the words on the screen as they are read by the narrator. "A Bug Bugs Ben" is part of a series of children's e books designed by Montessori educators to help children learn to read. The words introduced in the book are listed on the final "page"; a partial list: then, rock, leg, hid, fell, Ben, not, sit, ran, left, hand, dog. Some sight words are used: off, the, a, is. (1:51)
Europe and Russia: Religon
Part 3 in the Europe and Russia series. This episode examines the relationship between world regional geography and the religious makeup of Europe and Russia. IU Southeast Instructor: Clint Franklin
Supplies for Making Pottery
Take your clay and roll it out flat. Have many types of texturing materials such as bark, stamps, cookie cutters for the students to use. English captions. (1:13)