Volcanoes 101 Today we know volcanoes are openings or vents to the interior of the planet. About 1,500 volcanoes around the world are considered active, about 90% rest in the Ring of Fire, a band circling the Pacific Ocean. While the Earth’s surface looks peaceful the crust is made up of slabs of rock that constantly shift, where the plates interact, volcanoes often form. Friction from shifting plates melts the Earth’s crust, causing ro
Today we know volcanoes are openings or vents to the interior of the planet. About 1,500 volcanoes around the world are considered active, about 90% rest in the Ring of Fire, a band circling the Pacific Ocean. While the Earth’s surface looks peaceful the crust is made up of slabs of rock that constantly shift, where the plates interact, volcanoes often form. Friction from shifting plates melts the Earth’s crust, causing ro
Exploring the Deep Sea for Oil
Exploring the Deep Sea for Oil - Remotely Operated Vehicles, also known as ROV, are valuable for the oil industry as they can go deep into the sea to look for oil. (04:52)
Great Barrier Reef Wildlife
The largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef spans more than 1,200 miles of islands and submerged reefs. A plethora of coral thrives here, along with a sweep parrotfish, sugeonfish, barracuda, and sharks. Run time 4:11.
Take off - Lesson 6
This NASA video segment explores how Newton's laws apply to the takeoff of an airplane. Viewers watch an instructor and engineer at NASA's National Test Pilot School and learn that there are four opposing forces on an airplane, that takeoff is the point at which the lift just starts to offset the weight, and that the distance needed for takeoff can be calculated using an equation derived from Newton's second law. The video clip also discusses the extra drag force created by the rolling friction
What does Influence Mean? Who has Influenced you?
This lesson deals with the meaning and the power of influence. How does it affect us? There is a clear definition of the word "Influence" and there are many words listed. The new vocabulary is presented in context and you can read the examples on the screen.
Vertebral Column Tutorial
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the vertebral column. Each type of vertebrae is examined. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little pixelated. Grades 9-12. 8:12 min.
Cervical Spine and Discs, 3D Animation
Nucleus Medical Art's 3D medical animation shows the
anatomy of a typical cervical (neck) spine and intervertebral disc. Details include orientation of the cervical spine, movements of the spinal vertebrae, and movement of intervertebral discs. A cross section of the intervertebral disk and spinal cord highlight the nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus, spinal cord, dura mater, spinal root, and spinal nerve. 3-D animation is set to music. Run time 1:43.
How to Use Adjective Phrases
This is an interesting video that describes what an adjective phrase is and how to use it. The teacher demonstrates with sentences on her computer screen. It can help students understand the usage and importance of these phrases. (1:21)
Adjectives for Armando - Part 4
This cartoon explains the importance of adjectives. Armando is an artist who is sad because his paintings are dull and "don't have any oomph..." Marcella is a writer that works with words and is able to help Armando. There are four parts to this video. This final part is a review of adjectives. Run time 01:53.
Ancient Observatories (Pt 3): Indigenous Astronomers
Third segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories that shows two examples of how the Navajo used used structures to track progress of the sun in the sky. (07:39)
Ancient Observatories (Pt 4): Mayan Astronomy
Fourth segment of NASA Connect Ancient Observatories describing the Ancient Mayan civilization and their accomplishments. (05:30)
Convection Causes Wind: Part 1
Convection is very difficult to see. The video is a narrative, step-by-step demonstration that includes good explanations. This activity provides a way for students to actually see convection and helps them understand what causes wind. (2:48)
On the Surface Surface science examines how surfaces react with each other at the molecular level. The atoms at the surface are different than those atoms in the center of an object, making the atoms much more reactive than those inside. This program explores a variety of real world applications of this particular property.
Surface science examines how surfaces react with each other at the molecular level. The atoms at the surface are different than those atoms in the center of an object, making the atoms much more reactive than those inside. This program explores a variety of real world applications of this particular property.
21eTeacher: Explore video
A video about the second E in Nortel LearniT's lesson plan model. This is the section where the student investigates the topic more thoroughly. In these lessons the investigation takes the form of Internet research but it could equally include original research and the use of a variety of problem solving techniques. What is important is that the students are given the opportunity to "free wheel" their way through the materials and not be over directed. We all know however, that they will need so
Pecos Bill 2 of 3
The classic Disney cartoon, from American Heroes. Pecos Bill is a legendary American Cowboy, apocryphally immortalized in numerous tall tales of the Old West during American westward expansion into the Southwest of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. This is a three part video. Video is of average quality, but story is an old favorite. Video is appropriate for preschool and early elementary school children.
How to Write a Poem
Writing a poem is very easy. Subject can be an idea, a feeling, a group or rhymes or even lines of words. This video is an interview with no student examples.
Daedalus and Icarus - Part Three
After Athenian inventor Daedalus accidentally kills his nephew, he flees to Crete to be with his son Icarus. There he is employed by King Minos to build a labyrinth to imprison the beastly Minotaur. Since Daedalus knows the secret of the labyrinth, Minos imprisons the inventor and his son, and their only means of escape is with wings made from feathers and wax. Icarus flies too close to the sun and his wings melt, sending him to a watery grave. Daedalus blames Minos for his sons death, and he w
Eric Carle's-I See A Song Animation
In this video, Eric Carle's I See A Song is put to a clever, whimsical animation. The violinist(black and white) begins the show by stating: I see a song. I paint music. I hear colors. I touch the rainbow.....let your imagination see your own song. The violinist begins to play and beautiful colorful shapes come out of his music. These shapes morph from one image to others. Some of the images include planets, violins, moon, sun, ocean, mermaid
Emily Dickinson – Her True Self
A biography that is easy for students to follow with some excerpts from her poetry. A must watch for students preparing to study her work. Historical insights as well.
Meteorologist Explains How Rain Forms
In this edition of "Ask Dirk," KCRA 3 WeatherPlus Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn explains how rain forms. A 'water cycle' experiment is set up with a tea kettle and a metal plate. The viewer can see that evaporation changes to condensation, then changes to rainfall with this simple experiment. The video is slightly blurry. (04:06)