Introduction to Haiti (Vintage Film)
This vintage film is an introduction and brief history of Haiti which was filmed in 1942. The film contains many informational tidbits such as: Haiti means 'land of the mountains'. (The Native-Americans who were here before European explorers named the land.) Suitable for upper elementary to high school students.
Lifestyle of the Loggerhead Turtle
Watch the fascinating life of the loggerhead turtle. This movie starts as the baby turtles scramble down the beach to their ocean home and you watch as they stay away from predators, eat. This video would be a great introduction to a lesson about animal instinct. Run time 02:49.
Introduction to Electricity
Moving electrons creative electricity. This video is an introduction to electricity by explaining how batteries and circuits work. Key words include: electrons, positive charge, negative charge, current, amp, voltage, short circuit, and circuit. Run time 05:16.
Names of Basic Shapes
This is a video on basic shapes. A very basic introduction to 2 dimensional shapes. Common shapes are shown along with their names and similarities and differences between the shapes are explained. More shapes lessons can be found at www.mathwithharry.com
A podcast introduction to the music of classical Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The podcast includes biography information, music, and reviews. Facts about Antonio Vivaldi along with pictures are presented in the video.
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.
Organelles in the Cytoplasm
For the longest time, scientists couldn't imagine how simple cells managed to perform so many amazing tasks in living organisms. It turns out that cells aren't simple at all. Much like complex organisms with organs that perform specific tasks, cells have many organelles that keep them functioning properly. Explore some of a cell's most important structures in this video segment from An Introduction to the Living Cell. Closed captioning included. Run time 06:06.
Henry VIII - Why is he a Myth?
David Starkey explains briefly why Henry VII is some kind of myth. He enumerates some of Henry's characteristics as a person and what are the facts that have made him so relevant. It is an introduction to who Henry VIII was.
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Song
This video is a song with lyrics on the screen. It presents a number of rules that explain how to form the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. The rules are presented quickly, but would be good for introduction or review.
United Nations for Kids
Created and directed by Andreas Sandre von Warburg, "United Nations for kids" is a short cartoon documentary about the UN and its mission. The first episode is a general introduction and includes a little historical background and details on the principal bodies of the UN.
Properties of Multiplication
This video indicates it is for pre-algebra, however this video would be good for anyone who is review mulitiplication and its properties. This video begins with showing the Commutative Property for Multiplication, which states when two numbers are switched they will have the same product. An example is given with three numbers, this is done from left to right (order of operations). Then they switch what is mulitiplied first the product is the same, this is the Associative Property for Mulitiplic
The video shows an intrusive volcanic tower. It explains how the volcano was formed. Introduction is a little silly. This video is a high school physics project. Grades 7-12. 2:29 min.
Ch - Phonics - Digraphs
This brief video is an introduction to the ch digraph. Words in the video are: chalk, chain, cheese, chick, chicken, chocolate, cherry, and watch.
Mood in Literature
This video is a slideshow that offers an introduction to the literary element mood and is for upper elementary students and older.
An introduction to digital images and the move from film to digital imaging. It is easy to take digital images-you can see your pictures and decide right away if you want to keep it-you never run out of film. Digital images are more than just pictures-you can scan images and send them or print out copies. (2:32)
The Hydrologic Cycle
This program examines one of the most important processes that affect life on earth. The water cycle is covered from transpiration through evaporation to condensation, precipitation and run-off. This is an excellent introduction to a fast moving process that students see on a daily basis
Introduction to Reaction Mechanisms
In this video, Sal Khan offers an introduction to reaction Mechanisms. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. Please open the screen to 'full view' to see the small writing on a black screen.
Atmosphere Crushes Can!
This video demonstration is a perfect introduction to atmospheric pressure. Watch as the atmosphere teams up with condensation to crush a can. This video is a narrative, step by step demonstration and explanation. To print out suggestions and questions for discussion, go to www.montanascience.org and then select LESSON PLANS. Run time 01:35.
How To Begin Preparing For College In Your Junior and Senior Year
Senior College Consultant, Nick Pantelides, provides useful tips and advice for application tasks for Juniors, Seniors, and their parents when applying to college. His advice ranges from the SAT & ACT to Class Selection. Although the introduction refers to military academies, the information is general to all colleges. (4:54)
How to Use Apostrophes
This lesson excerpt is an introduction to apostrophes. The lesson explains what apostrophes are and introduces 6 different ways to use apostrophes in a sentence. Using apostrophes to make nouns possessive was the one way discussed in depth in this lesson.