The Nine Planets - Pluto's "Honorable Mention"
This video has been updated to include pluto's new classification but they decide that it still needs an "honorable mention" in the series. This short clip is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. Run time 01:06.
What is a Planet?
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, learn about the debate over the definition of a planet. Historically, there has been no scientific definition for a planet, leaving astronomers with the difficult task of properly classifying new discoveries in our solar system, such as Ceres and Eris. However, in August 2006, members of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) passed a resolution that defined a planet. Under the new definition, Pluto is not classified as a planet, but rather
Cell Tour - Animation
This animation shows the basic components that make up the animal cell: Mitochondria, Lysosome, Rough ER, Smooth ER, Cytoskeleton, Ribosomes, Nucleus, Chromatin, Nucleoulus, Golgi apparatus - and gives a brief explanation - of the function of each. Run time 02:32.
Nucleus, Cytoplasm, Membrane
What constitutes a cell? More than any other structures, it's the nucleus, cytoplasm, and membrane. Explore the form and function of these three critical cell parts in this video segment adapted from Carolina Biological Supply's An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:47.
History and Functions of the United Nations
The history of the United Nations, as an international organization, has origins which begin in World War II. Since then its aim and activities have expanded to make it the archetypal international body in the early 21st century.
William Jefferson Clinton
(Note: This two-minute video is a little blurry, but still watchable.) Bill Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States in 1993, and the first Democratic President to serve two terms since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Born in Hope, Arkansas, he grew up in a turbulent and troubled home. Rising from poverty to graduate from Georgetown University, he attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship and received a law degree from Yale. After serving as Attorney General of Ark
Basic Math: Lesson 1 - Numbers
This lesson consists of providing you with a Self-Tutorial on all about the classification and sets of numbers. Learn what are natural numbers, integers, rational numbers and more. I also explain how to use your graphing calculator to input all types of numbers (integers, fractions, square roots, etc.).
A student-made subordinate conjunction rap song. The lyics talk about conjunction function and conjunction words. The lyrics and accompanied with dance and music.
International Terminology of Anatomy
This brief video - intended for AP Health students - gives a brief overview of the new international standards utilized to name human anatomical structures. The video uses computer generation and narration from an instructor. Run time 5:00
Anatomy of the Human Eye - The Ciliary body
This is a short, computer-animated narrated video (01:27) that offers information about the function and structure of the ciliary body of the human eye. Some of the narration is accompanied by English captions.
Guided Reading for Advanced Weeks
In this video you will see an actual guided reading group in progress from beginning to end. This example provides a very good picture of how a guided reading group should function, and what kinds of comprehension skills can be tackled in this setting.
Challenger - The Final Voyage Part 6 of 6
Discovery Channel Video. The Presidential Commission concludes that NASA’s methods of reporting are at fault but no one person is at fault. The space program is stopped while safety is improved. Thiokol keeps their contract and spends $480 million to find a solution to the O ring problem.
Spelling Problems-Causes and What to do
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed explains the causes of spelling problems, how to find out what is causing the problem, and the type of spelling program that will address the problems. Video discusses the symptoms and causes of spelling problems. A parent writes in and asks, “My son is a horrible speller, I don’t know if this indicates a learning disability, like dyslexia, or just lazy.” She answers the cause could
Basic Information on Dyslexia
Basic Information on Dyslexia. Part of the series: Dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects language, speech, grammar and memory, manifesting as early as the ages of 3-5 years old. (2:13)
Lecture lesson on subordinate clauses, also known as dependent clauses. This lesson shows that they function as if they were nouns, adverbs, or adjectives. Teacher on the clip shows examples of subordinate clauses on a whiteboard.
Anatomy of a Kidney
There is a very brief video with still images of the kidney. This is a quote from the video:
"This cross section of a kidney, almost three times life-size, shows its blood supply and one of the filter tubules, a nephron, highly magnified. The nephron is a highly specialized coiled tubule measuring up to one inch in length. There are more than one million nephrons in each kidney. They function as the kidney's filter units. The kidneys filter unwanted materials from the blood and regulate th
The Function of the Liver
Did you know that the liver is the largest organ in the human body? Learn more in this computer-animated video (04:02) that describes where the liver is in the body and its function. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel well.
Note: There is a little static as the narrator appears to be too close to the microphone while speaking. Also, in the summary the word 'learned' is spelled incorrec
How The Eye Functions: Part I -
Video which identifies the main structures of the eye and how they function. Although this is an old video in black and white, the information in good. Grades 7-12. 4:55 min.
Graphing Quadratic Functions
Instructor uses a white board to demonstrate graphing quadratic functions. Example models taking a quadratic function in standard form, determining if the function opens up or down, finding the axis of symmetry and vertex. The instructor then creates an x/y table and uses those points to complete the graph.
Pre-Calculus: Graphs of Rational Functions
This is an excellent video detailing how to make graphs of the sine and cosine functions. The tutorial details how to use the coordinate plane to make graphs of the function that are easy to read and understand. This is particularly useful for understanding how to use the sine and cosine function. This is an exerpt. (3:40)