Hardships of the Oregon Trail
Using the Oregon Trail video game as an introduction, this video describes the hardships pioneers faced when traversing this infamous trail. Students may benefit from a map of the route.
Student Review of the Major Skeletal Muscles
This video uses a model to point out each of the major human skeletal muscles using the proper pronunciation, although the student stumbles a bit over the names at times. It would be a good video for students to use as a review before a lab muscle practical. All student made video with sound.
How to Write a Poem in Iambic Pentameter
Writing a poem in iambic pentameter requires writing five metrical feet in a specific rhythm. Write a poem in iambic pentameter with tips from a produced playwright in this video. This video goes slowly enough so that students can grasp the concept. A practice activity would help the students understand better as it looks very easy in the video and some students may struggle without added practice. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of the camera. On occasi
More than 20 million people in the US suffer from this disease. It maybe triggered many different things. Attacks can last from minutes to days. In this professional video, a doctor explains what asthma is and what happens during an asthma attack. Both genetics and environmental triggers are discussed. Graphics help to illustrate the information. Grades 6-12. 3:11 min.
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)
This is a brief explanation/overview of functions in Calculus. The video explains what critical points are in a function.
PreCalculus - Functions
For each choice of independent variable x, there is one and only one corresponding value of dependent variable y. This is a very brief overview. (01:17)
Solving 3 equations having 3 variables - Yay Math
The video works through strategies for solving 3 equations having 3 variables. White board in a class setting, some interaction, engaging, several examples of increasing complexity. The discussion is clear and understandable. Preview - full version at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7858227191027997293&hl=en Produced by Robert Ahdoot, yaymath.org
Synthetic Division - Yay Math
The video demonstrates synthetic division of equations. White board in a class setting, some interaction, engaging, several examples of increasing complexity. The discussion is clear and understandable. Preview - full version at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4571296703082266244&hl=en Produced by Robert Ahdoot, yaymath.org
Simplifying Cube Roots
Students learn to simplify a square root by setting up a factor tree for the number inside the radical. If a factor pairs up in the factor tree, then it comes out of the radical. If a factor does not pair up, then it stays inside. Students also learn to simplify a cube root by setting up a factor tree for the number inside the radical. If a factor is part of a group of three factors that are the same, then it comes out of the radical. If a factor is not part of a group of three factors that are
Solving Radical Equations
This video provides a great demonstration of solving a radical equation. (2:15)
Calculus Limits: A Numerical Approach
In Calculus, the term limit is used to describe the value that a function approaches as the input of that function approaches a certain value. This video explains the two ways to demonstrate Calculus limits: a numerical approach or a graphical approach. In the numerical approach, we determine the point where the function is undefined and create a table of values to determine the value of the variable as it approaches that point. (1:45)
This video explains one-sided limits. A limit is the value that a function approaches as the input of that function approaches a certain value. In Calculus, sometimes functions behave differently depending on what side of the function that they are on. By definition, a one-sided limit is the behavior on only one side of the value where the function is undefined. (3:02)
Calculus Limits: A Graphical Approach
This video explains the graphical approach to determine a limit. There are two ways to determine a limit: a numerical approach or a graphical approach. In the graphical approach, we analyze the graph of the function to determine the points that each of the one-sided limits approach. (3:02)
If functions are continuous at every point in their domain, they are called continuous functions. This video provides examples of continuous functions including power functions, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions. (2:58)
Limits and End Behavior
When we evaluate limits of a function as (x) goes to infinity or minus infinity, we are examining something called the end behavior of a limit. This video demonstrates how to determine the end behavior of a limit. (3:26)
How to Measure Volume
A video showing the steps in measuring volume. Slides show each step. No narration. (:47)
Learn to Measure things Using NonStandard Units
This musical video is about measurement using non standard unit. No narration in this video, just text instructions. Non standard unit is the glass that being used to measure 1 kg of flour.
A simple example is shown and then questions are asked about how to find other items that can be measured in the same way.
How to Calculate the Volume of a Cylinder
Calculate the volume of a cylinder by multiplying the area of the base by the perpendicular height. Determine the volume of a cylinder with tips from a teacher in this video. (02:02)
Evolution Ep3: Extinction! (6/6)
Some 99.9 percent of all species that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct. This documentary explores why, then confronts a frightening notion: Are humans causing the next mass extinction -- the sixth in the history of life on Earth? This documentary is suitable for high school grades. Run time 02:52.