Harry Potter Character Introductions
"The Mysterious Ticking Noise" is a cute video introducing the primary characters in the Harry Potter series via finger puppets. Rhythmic and fun, these finger puppets are well done.
Marionette Bill Robinson Tap Dance
Presented at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, this excellent example of marionette puppetry is set to Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's "Keep a Song in Your Soul". The puppet tap dances his way through the song as Bill Robinson's voice explains the steps.
How to Make a Sock Puppet
With the help of her aunt, three year old Jaylee explains the making of a sock puppet. As the sock puppet develops, it is animated to show each step. Adding eyes, a mouth, a nose, hair and decoration, the video ends with the sock puppet and Jaylee singing "Tomorrow" from Annie and then Jaylee giving the sock puppet hugs. Appropriate for young children. (5:36)
How to Create Charts and Graphs From Google URL
Input data into a API to create a chart or graph. The narrator in this video tells how to get to the URL and information about how the program works to create a chart or graph.
First this video talks about singular and plural nouns and when to use a or an with singular nouns. Then the video begins to discuss demonstrative pronouns by providing examples. It tells to use this and that with singular nouns and these and those with plural nouns.
Windbags - Cool Science Experiment
How many breaths does it take to inflate an 2 meter (8 ft) Windbag? 70 breaths, maybe? Why even try? With a simple science secret you can amaze your friends by blowing up a Windbag in one breath! If you don't believe it, try this amazing science activity! Windbags are so light and strong that even the smallest scientist can demonstrate the amazing properties of air!
Seven Wonders: The Taj Mahal (4:00)
One of the most beautiful buildings in the world is the subject of this four minute video. It features a tour and a history of the majestic and massiveTaj Mahal, the world famous mausoleum commissioned by Shah Jahan for his wife. Many interesting facts are provided.
Learn about hurricanes, how they form and what you can do to stay safe in this short, computer-animated video. Key concepts include: hurricane formation, hurricanes over water, hurricanes over land, tropical storms, meteorologists, hurrican watches, hurricane warmings, hurricane safety, and hurricane classification.
Facts About Johannes Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer was one of the earliest artists to use a camera obscura, which transferred an image through a lens and onto paper or canvas to trace. Understand why Vermeer's work is so luminous and subtle with information from an experienced artist. (01:59)
Expert: Koorosh Angali
Bio: Dr. Koorosh Angali is an accomplished scholar, poet, musician, actor and performance artist.
Filmmaker: Todd Green
Instructions for constructing and electromagnet and an investigation of magnets and the relationship between electricity and magnetism.
Introduction to Magnetism
What is a magnet? This video is a great introduction to the concept of magnetism. It explains what magnetism is and how it occurs, and describes five types of magnetism and their properties. (6:14)
An animated Koala give information about natural landscapes in this brief video clip.(Only the koala is on the video)
How the Nervous System Works
The nervous system is your information station. Learn more about your nervous system and its major organs as well as their functions with this short video from Kids Health. The video also addresses the size/weight of your brain and the various parts of your brain.
The Fiction in Science Fiction
The Fiction in Science Fiction - This literature video talks to Robert J. Sawyer, a science-fiction writer, he explains what the difference is between science fiction and fantasy. (03:07)
This short National Geographic video explains the reasoning behind the practice of building covered bridges in places like Iowa and Vermont.
There's a place in Ohio where people live in simpler times. No traffic
jams, limited technology. It's a place where family and place come
first. Our Ohio travels to Holmes County to experience the world's largest Amish community.
Sample the best of Moroccan culture in Djema's al Fna, where fortune tellers, street preachers, and storytellers have shared their talents since the 11th century.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Rudimentary "puppet show" animation of the darker scenes of Macbeth featuring the three witches. It could be used as a focus before reading one day as it could appeal to a unique learning style. It could also give you ideas for student projects. with sound effects. (2:00)
Kevin Costner directs the video series 500 Nations. In this clip we see the story of Christopher Columbus. He was an explorer from Italy who sailed across the Atlantic and brought knowledge to the Europeans about the existence of the American continent. He landed in America in 1492 and completed a voyage which turned out to be one of the most important and famous journeys in history. Please enjoy this video of one of the world’s greatest explorers! (9:54)
U.S. Dust Bowl of 1930's
A segment from Discovery Channel's Making of a Continent about the dust bowl wind erosion of the 1930's.